An Riocht U16 Footballers - Past News 2014

U16 ‘B’ Football Championship Final

An Riocht U16 Footballers came up just short in the ‘B’ FC Final at Rostrevor on Saturday losing by seven points to Ballyholland, 2-15 to 6-10.

 

U16 Football v Downpatrick

An Riocht beat Downpatrick by four points, 2-10 to 2-6, in the U16 ‘B’ FC semi-final on Saturday and now play Ballyholland in the Final. An Riocht won despite playing only in patches. At the start a Jack Rafferty goal helped us to a seven two lead but by half time that advantage was reduced to two points, 1-5 to 1-3.

 

A good restart capped by a second Rafferty goal moved An Riocht 2-8 to 1-5 clear but again Downpatrick responded and coming towards full time were only two points in arrears and An Riocht required some top class defending from Michael Harper and Shane Cunningham to hold that lead before Liam Rodgers popped up with the final point.

 

Scorers: J Rafferty 2-5 (4f), R Campbell 0-2, C Clarke 0-2 (45), L Rodgers 0-1.

U16 Footballers played Bosco

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The U16 Footballers played Bosco on Sunday in Newry and won 3-9 to 2-8 to reach the semi-final which takes place at Dunavil on Saturday with a 2pm throw-in v Downpatrick

U16B Championship: Football v Tullylish

Tullylish were unable to field in the U16 Football Championship.

U16 Football v Tullylish

Tullylish failed to field in the U16 Football league due to holiday absentees;

 

it’s unlikely the last match in Kilclief will now take place as Championship is scheduled throughout August.

U16 Football Downpatrick v An Riocht

The U16 Footballers travelled to Downpatrick on Sunday morning for a re-arranged match and inflicted a first defeat on the Hoops.

U16 Football An Riocht v Downpatrick

The U16 footballers beat Downpatrick 1-15 to 2-5 at Dunavil. Having led four nil, An Riocht were pegged back when Hoops enjoyed a good spell scoring three points in a row. A good length of the field move ended with a Marc Rooney goal but the visitors replied almost immediately and An Riocht held a narrow 1-6 to 1-4 interval advantage. A great third quarter saw An Riocht add seven uninterrupted points to go nine clear, the pick a Conor Clarke fifty, before Hoops rattled in a second goal but late points from Caomhan Campbell and Jack Rafferty put paid to any chance of a Downpatrick rally.

 

Team: T Sloan, L Rodgers, S Cunningham, M Rooney, D Hardy, E Sloan, C Clarke, R Campbell, C Campbell, B Rooney, P Kearney, C Flanagan, J Rafferty, D Matthews.

Underage Football

U16 Football match v Kilclief on Thursday is OFF.

U16 Football Training Thursday on the pitch 7pm.  

South Down U14 Development Squad Saturday in Drumgath 10am (R Campbell, P Curran).

Down U17 Development Squad Saturday in St Patricks GS Downpatrick 10am.

Down U16 Development Squad Saturday in St Patricks GS Downpatrick 1pm.

 

Additional U16 & U17 players can be sent BUT only if County Board notified before Friday 930am.

U16 Football Kilcoo v An Riocht

The U16 Footballers won in Kilcoo on Thursday by 3-11 to 0-8.

U16 Football An Riocht v Kilcoo

The U16 Footballers beat Kilcoo in their second match over the weekend by 1-15 to 2-7. The visitors went two nil up before An Riocht settled and scored an uninterrupted 1-7, the goal coming from Dane Matthews who fisted a rebound off the bar all the way to the net in the twenty fifth minute. Three Jack Rafferty frees on the restart looked to have put An Riocht well on the way to victory before Kilcoo netted twice in the forty seventh and fifty fifth minutes to set up a grand stand finish. However three late points eased the home side over the line for a deserved win. Best for An Riocht were Arthur Tron in nets, defenders Thomas Murnion and Daniel Hardy, and Conor Clarke and Marc Rooney.

Team: Arthur Tron, Michael Harper, Paul Kearney, Daniel Hardy, Liam Rodgers 0-1, Thomas Murnion, Conor Clarke 0-7, Jack Rafferty 0-5, Conor Small, Ronan Campbell 0-2, Marc Rooney, Dane Matthews 1-0, Paddy McComiskey. Sub Eoin Sloan.

U16 Football An Riocht v Ballyholland

The U16 footballers produced another marvellous andunexpected result on Thursday with a 3-7 to 0-5 win over visiting league leaders Ballyholland Harps.

 

Thomas Sloan with three fantastic saves, including a full length diving penalty save; Michael Harper and Shane Cunningham covering along the back line like veterans; Liam Rodgers a dominating force at centre half; Conor Clarke majestic as ever at centre field; and Jack Rafferty unerring from free kicks claimed the plaudits but this was a real team effort. Paul Kearney and Ronan Campbell worked tirelessly up and down the pitch from wing back; Dane Matthews and Marc Rooney put in some telling tackles in the middle third; while the lighter boys like Eoin Sloan, Blaine Rooney, Paddy McComiskey and Caomhan Campbell showed their worth with thoroughly committed displays.

 

Conor Clarke opened the scoring with a huge point from play before Jack Rafferty punished rash tackling with two close in frees. Ballyholland were coming more into it however and were awarded a penalty after some twelve minutes but Thomas Sloan was down to his right to push the spot kick around the post. Moments later Thomas saved again to keep Harps out and in a breakaway attack Conor Clarke soloed all of fifty yards riding tackles before firing to the roof of the net for a six nil lead. With twenty five minutes on the clock the visitors got their first point but Jack Rafferty’s third free left An Riocht ahead 1-4 to 0-1 at the break.

Harps went for goals on the restart but found the home defence in determined mood with some great tackling and blocking depriving them of scores and Jack Rafferty added his fourth free at the other end. However by the fortieth minute Ballyholland had put two scores back to back and it looked ominous for a tiring An Riocht side. Then between the forty fifth and fiftieth minutes Jack Rafferty pointed from a free and from play and the visitor’s resistance was broken, five minutes from time they added their fifth point and forced another fine save from Thomas but again An Riocht transferred the ball quickly up the pitch and Caomhan Campbell came in at the far post to bundle the ball over the line and in added time Ronan Campbell’s shot from distance crept in just under the crossbar for our third goal and a hard fought but thoroughly deserved win.

 

Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Shane Cunningham, Paul Kearney, Liam Rodgers, Ronan Campbell 1-0, Conor Clarke 1-1, Marc Rooney, Paddy McComiskey, Dane Mathews, Eoin Sloan, Blaine Rooney, Jack Raffertty 0-6 (5f). Sub: Caomhan Campbell 1-0.

U16 Football Ballyholland v An Riocht

An Riocht U16 Footballers lost in Ballyholland by 5-10 to 1-10.

U16 Football An Riocht v Ballyholland

The U16 footballers produced another marvellous and unexpected result on Thursday with a 3-7 to 0-5 win over visiting league leaders Ballyholland Harps.

 

Thomas Sloan with three fantastic saves, including a full length diving penalty save; Michael Harper and Shane Cunningham covering along the back line like veterans; Liam Rodgers a dominating force at centre half; Conor Clarke majestic as ever at centre field; and Jack Rafferty unerring from free kicks claimed the plaudits but this was a real team effort. Paul Kearney and Ronan Campbell worked tirelessly up and down the pitch from wing back; Dane Matthews and Marc Rooney put in some telling tackles in the middle third; while the lighter boys like Eoin Sloan, Blaine Rooney, Paddy McComiskey and Caomhan Campbell showed their worth with thoroughly committed displays.

 

Conor Clarke opened the scoring with a huge point from play before Jack Rafferty punished rash tackling with two close in frees. Ballyholland were coming more into it however and were awarded a penalty after some twelve minutes but Thomas Sloan was down to his right to push the spot kick around the post. Moments later Thomas saved again to keep Harps out and in a breakaway attack Conor Clarke soloed all of fifty yards riding tackles before firing to the roof of the net for a six nil lead. With twenty five minutes on the clock the visitors got their first point but Jack Rafferty’s third free left An Riocht ahead 1-4 to 0-1 at the break.

 

Harps went for goals on the restart but found the home defence in determined mood with some great tackling and blocking depriving them of scores and Jack Rafferty added his fourth free at the other end. However by the fortieth minute Ballyholland had put two scores back to back and it looked ominous for a tiring An Riocht side. Then between the forty fifth and fiftieth minutes Jack Rafferty pointed from a free and from play and the visitor’s resistance was broken, five minutes from time they added their fifth point and forced another fine save from Thomas but again An Riocht transferred the ball quickly up the pitch and Caomhan Campbell came in at the far post to bundle the ball over the line and in added time Ronan Campbell’s shot from distance crept in just under the crossbar for our third goal and a hard fought but thoroughly deserved win.

 

Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Shane Cunningham, Paul Kearney, Liam Rodgers, Ronan Campbell 1-0, Conor Clarke 1-1, Marc Rooney, Paddy McComiskey, Dane Mathews, Eoin Sloan, Blaine Rooney, Jack Raffertty 0-6 (5f). Sub: Caomhan Campbell 1-0.

U16 Football An Riocht v Kilclief

This U16 football game failed to take place due to Kilclief school hurling commitments and has been re-arranged for 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd May.

U16 Football Bosco v An Riocht

PHOTO of Arthur Tron, a French exchange student, who has played for An Riocht U16 Footballers during his six month stay in Mourne.

 

Arthur has now returned to Paris. Arthur is centre front row in the photo. 

 

The U16 Footballers lost in Bosco on Thursday by 3-9 to 0-11, this was Arthur’s last match before returning to France, and he chipped in with a couple of points.

 

Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Eoin Sloan, Liam Rodgers, Shane Cunningham, Daniel Hardy, Blaine Rooney, Conor Clarke, Dane Matthews, Jack Rafferty, Ronan Campbell, Paul Kearney, Arthur Tron, Patrick McComiskey, Caomhan Campbell, Marc Rooney.

Glenn v An Riocht

U16 Football

Glenn v An Riocht

An Riocht U16 Footballers led at the break in Glenn but lost over the hour.


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Upcoming Activities

Monday 29 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Clann Na Banna; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30 May

6pm Irish Dancing; Spanish Lessons; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Longstone v An Riocht; 8pm Basketball.

Wednesday 31 May

11am Men’s Shed; 4pm Meeting @ Dunavil; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.30pm ‘Kingdom Walkers’ first outing will be on the flat at the Esplanade leaving the leisure centre car park, there are 3 groups of different levels; 7.30pm U12 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Darragh Cross; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Aghaderg; Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 8pm Senior/Reserve football; Ladies of Mourne monthly event; 8.30pm short meeting regards ‘Cow Pat’.

Thursday 1 June

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.30pm Kids Activities for aged 4 to 7 with Jennifer; 7pm Girls Activities aged 8 to 11 with Aedin; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8pm Basketball

Friday 2 June

11am Men’s Shed; No Kids Cinema tonight; 7pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Kilcoo; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice.

Saturday 3 June

10am Adrian McAlinden Cup & ShieldP3/P4 Football 11-a-side tournament; No P1/P2 Football today; P5/P6 Football in Rostrevor

Sunday 4 June

9.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; Good luck to Conor and the Down Minors; 8pm Bingo

Monday 5 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm U14 Football An Riocht v Drumgath; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Ballygalget v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 6 June

 

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 Camogie practice; 7pm P5/P6 Football Mourne League in Atticall; 7.30pm U12 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Kilcoo.