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U16 Footballers had Clann Na Banna as visitors

An Riocht U16 Footballers had Clann Na Banna as visitors to Dunavil on Thursday and won 3-12 to 1-7.

U16 Football An Riocht travelled to Newry Bosco

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In U16 Football An Riocht travelled to Newry Bosco and recorded a good win over a side that had already beaten us twice this season.

U16 Footballers lost to Eire Og 3-15 to 5-11

The U16 Footballers lost to Eire Og 3-15 to 5-11, the next match is in Burren on 28th July with the Championship starting in August.

U16 Footballers lost a high scoring match with Bosco

The U16 Footballers lost a high scoring match with Bosco at Dunavil 4-11 to 6-6, An Riocht finished strongly but missed too many chances to win the match.

U16 Football An Riocht v Seneschalstown

 

The U16 Footballers travelled to Meath on Saturday to play Colm O’Rourke’s home side in a challenge and came away with honours even.

 

Thanks to Seneschaltown for their hospitality and hopefully we can return the favour in the not too distant future.

U16 Footballers beat Burren

The U16 Footballers beat Burren at Dunavil on Thursday before a good sized attendance in a 10-a-side match. Training continues ahead of the next match which is on Thursday 2nd June in Bosco.

Team: Curtis Flanagan; John Joe Eakins, Philip Curran, Joel Cunningham; Ronan Campbell, Christopher Flanagan, Cormac Clarke; Eoin Sloan, Caomhan Campbell, Jack Rodgers. Subs: Reece Flanagan, Ryan Mackey.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: John Joe Eakins

U16 Footballers played Rostrevor

The U16 Footballers played Rostrevor on Sunday morning and the adult footballers had games with Downpatrick and Rostrevor.

U16 Footballers played Eire Og in Ballymartin

The U16 Footballers played Eire Og in Ballymartin, both sides mustered fifteen players and played them all from the start with the home side reversing the earlier result winning on a 6-6 to 1-9 score line. Play swung end to end with both teams shooting a large amount of wides and An Riocht also hit the bar and post while John Joe Eakins took a goal bound shot off the line. It was one nil to An Riocht after fifteen minutes before Eire Og goaled and went on lead by five at the break, 2-2 to 0-3. The home side goaled on the restart and again after we had pointed a penalty. At 4-6 to 0-4 behind Ronan Campbell, who had made some magnificent high catches, flicked an Eoin Sloan forty-five to the net and we added five points to leave six between the teams before Eire Og goaled twice late on to secure the win.

Team: Curtis Flanagan, John Joe Eakins, Ryan Mackey, Ethan Wright, Dylan Nugent 0-1, Philip Curran, Joel Cunningham, Ronan Campbell 1-1, Christopher Flanagan 0-3, Cormac Clarke 0-1, Caomhan Campbell, Jack Rodgers, Reece Flanagan, Eoin Sloan 0-3, Ross Colgan.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Caomhan Campbell

Formula Karting

The U16 Footballers enjoyed a trip to Formula Karting on Friday and on Saturday the P1 to P4 footballers visited the Funhouse.

U16 Footballers match with Bosco was postponed

The U16 Footballers match with Bosco was postponed, that’s the second week in a row we have had the match called off at late notice.

U16 footballers go Formula Karting

The U16 footballers have an end of season trip to Formula Karting on Friday 8th November.

U16 Football match with Newry Mitchels

The U16 Football match with Newry Mitchels did not take place.

Down GAA Óg Spórt 2013 Final An Riocht 2-02 Saul 1-06

On Monday night Saul claimed the Seamus Fitzsimons Cup defeating An Ríocht in the All-County final 1-06 to 2-02.

The game between the East Down and South Down champions was played at Half time of the Down Senior Football Game between Downpatrick and Loughinisland in Newcastle. 

 

The Óg Spórt competition is a 7-A-side U15 competation.  In the earlier group stages Saul overcame Castlewellan, Aughlisnafin and Carryduff before defeating Loughinisland in the East Down Final.

Read more: Down GAA Óg Spórt 2013 Final An Riocht 2-02 Saul 1-06

U16 Football in Burren

At the U16 Football in Burren, An Riocht played some attractive one touch football with good running off the ball and intelligent passing and despite struggling to find the posts early on scored more than enough to win the match.

Team: Curtis Flanagan, E Sloan 0-4, P Curran, JJ Eakins, Christopher Flanagan 1-0, R Campbell 2-1, J Rodgers 0-2, C Campbell 1-2, J Cunningham 1-1, C Clarke 0-1, R Flanagan 0-2. An Riocht SUBWAY Player of the Match Christopher Flanagan.

Presentation to U15/U16 Footballers

Mark Hardy of Hardy’s Furniture Kilkeel suppliers of furniture, upholstery, bedding, carpets, rugs, vinyl and wooden flooring presented the U15/U16 Footballers with training tops ahead of the Og sport and football Championship.

 

U16 Footballers beat Eire Og

The U16 Footballers beat Eire Og.

U16 Footballers lost to Bryansford

The U16 Footballers lost to Bryansford in the Championship.

U16 Football Championship semi-final v Saval

In the U16 Football Championship semi-final v Saval, An Riocht lost by a goal after extra time.

An Riocht win the South Down Og Sport Competition

An Riocht win the South Down Og Sport Competition which took place in Mayobridge on Monday evening.  An Riocht won the final defeating Glenn 4-06 to 1-04.  In the semi finals An Riocht overcame Newry Shamrocks by 2-01 o 1-03, while Glenn also won their match by a single point defeating Ballyholland 2-01 to 0-06.

Read more: An Riocht win the South Down Og Sport Competition

An Riocht U14, U16 & U18 Presentations

The An Riocht U14, U16 & U18 Presentations will take place on Friday 25th September at Dunavil.

U16 Footballers win Division Two

The U16 Footballers won Division Two with a victory in Kilcoo. Their next match is the Championship on Thursday 29th August.

 

 

 


ACFL Div 2 and Darragh Campbell captain accepting the Cup from WJ Smith (County Board)

U16 Football Championship An Riocht had St Patricks as visitors

In the U16 Football Championship An Riocht had St Patricks as visitors and ran out winners on a 4-20 to 6-2 score line to reach the semi-final. Team: JJ Eakins, P Curran, WJ Harper, C Flanagan, E Sloan 0-2, Cormac Clarke 0-1, Conor Clarke 2-4, R Campbell 1-10, C Campbell, P McComiskey 1-3, R Mackey, J Cunningham, J Rodgers.

U16 footballers play Kilcoo

An Riocht U16 footballers play Kilcoo needing a point to win the league.

U16 Football at Mitchels

In the U16 Football at Mitchels, An Riocht won by 1-16 to 3-6.

U16 footballers play thrilling contest with Ballyholland

An Riocht U16 footballers played out a thrilling contest with Ballyholland at Dunavil, coming out victors by two points 2-9 to 1-10.


Despite dominating possession An Riocht found themselves two points down at the start of this game; then centre half back Ronan White took control and showed the way with a wonderful point that put his team on the front foot. Suddenly the over elaborate play and poor shot selection was replaced with a fast direct style made possible by a wide array of passing skills throughout the team.


Jack Rafferty who had drifted into full forward was the main beneficiary firing in two goals in as many minutes displaying good close control.


It took Ballyholland some time to get to grips with this more purposeful An Riocht approach but a second pointed free followed for the visitors in the seventeenth minute. They could have had a goal also but for a flying one handed save by Thomas Sloan and An Riocht finished the half strongly with four Darragh Campbell points, two from play.


Ahead 2-5 to 0-3 An Riocht shot too many wides on the restart and the visitors fired over three points by the fortieth minute. Jack Rafferty interrupted their flow with a home score but Ballyholland put another sequence of three together going into the final quarter.


Again play swung in An Riochts favour and Conor Small and Darragh Campbell (2) stretched the lead out again before a fifty eighth minute Ballyholland goal left for an uncomfortable finish for the home side but they held on for the win.


Team: T Sloan; A Harper, L Rodgers, A Eastwood; M Harper, R White 0-1, M Rooney; A Sloan, D Morgan; C Small 0-1, J Rafferty 2-1, D Matthews; R Campbell, D Campbell 0-6, C Morgan. Subs P McComiskey, C Clarke.

 

In the Championship An Riocht play Bryansford on 29th August.

U16 Footballers recorded a big win at home v St Pats

The U16 Footballers recorded a big win at home v St Pats on Thursday night.

U16 Football An Riocht v Saval

The U16 footballers won v Saval at Dunavil on Sunday afternoon on a 5-13 to 2-5 score line. Playing some delightful football the boys dominated throughout the hour; not that Saval hadn’t chances but the An Riocht defence was touch tight and tackled the ball expertly turning over possession and playing some classic passes to an eager attack always out in front.

 

Team: T Sloan; M Harper, L Rodgers, A Harper; D Hardy, R White 1-1, S Cunningham; A Sloan, D Morgan 1-1; M Rooney, D Campbell 0-4, C Small 2-2; A Eastwood 1-1, J Rafferty 0-3, C Morgan 0-1.

U16 Football at home v Longstone

In the U16 Football at home v Longstone, An Riocht found the visitors too strong.

U16 Frinedly Vs Rostrevor

The U16 Footballers played out a friendly match with Rostrevor and both teams gave fringe players a chance to impress.

U16 Football at home v St Patricks

The U16 Football at home v St Patricks did not take place as the amalgamated team did not travel to Dunavil.

U16 Footballers lost in Mayobridge

The U16 Footballers lost in Mayobridge

U16 football in Ballyholland

In the U16 football in Ballyholland were much too strong for An Riocht who played valiantly but came up short on an 11-11 to 0-8 score line.

U16 Football An Riocht 2-8 St Pauls 2-6



An Riocht overcame much bigger opposition amid a horrible hail shower to win this close encounter at Dunavil on Saturday afternoon. An Riocht were without Jack Rafferty (who scored 3 goals in Bryansford last week) who was playing hurling for Down but opted to go ahead with the match and were rewarded with victory.

An Riocht led three nil and were well in control before a harsh penalty award given against goalie Thomas Sloan for leading with his feet, resulted in a St Pauls goal and the visitors went on to impose themselves on the play adding a further 1-4 before the break to lead 2-4 to 0-3.

An Riocht used the interval to regroup and Conor Small gave them a great restart with a goal and they added three points to trail by the minimum at the three quarter stage.

The visitors then enjoyed another bout of dominance and stretched their lead to three points.

Darragh Campbell pulled one back but a goal was required and when full back Conor Clarke switched to the midfield area he was able to influence the play and soloed through for a cracking goal to restore An Rocht’s lead. Aidan Sloan tagged on a point and left St Pauls needing a goal but there was no way through for the visitors.

Team: T Sloan; A Eastwood, C Clarke 1-0, A Harper; M Harper, L Rodgers 0-1, S Cunningham; A Sloan 0-2, D Morgan 0-1; C Small 1-0, R White 0-1, S Flood; R Campbell, D Campbell 0-3, M Rooney. Subs D Hardy, C Morgan, D Matthews, P McComiskey,

U16 Football home v Mitchels

The U16 Footballers put back to back wins together with a victory over Mitchels in another high scoring affair, 8-14 to 3-6.

 

Team: JJ Eakins, P Curran, T Murnion, R Mackey, P Kearney, C Campbell, 0-2, Conor Clarke 2-1, C Flanagan 0-1, E Sloan 0-1, R Campbell 3-6, Cormac Clarke 0-1, J Rodgers 1-2, P McComiskey 2-0.

Subs: WJ Harper, D Nugent.

U16 Football Bryansford v An Riocht

A ten goal thriller at St Patricks Park Newcastle finished with An Riocht deservedly on the right side of the score line, 5-15 to 5-9. After falling behind early on An Riocht hit back with a Conor Small goal giving them the lead. Some of the passing from An Riocht was of the highest order, visionary and accurate, but for all that the home side battled back with two goals to lead by 2-5 to 1-4 after twenty minutes.

 

Thomas Sloan had hard luck making two fine saves but the loose ball fell kindly to the Ford forwards on both occasions. Then two late goals from full forward Jack Rafferty who took the ball first time and powered through were added to by an injury time strike from Darragh Campbell and An Riocht went in leading 4-7 to 3-5 at the break.

 

A superbly struck penalty from Stephen Flood on the restart moved the visitors into the comfort zone and with points exchanged at either end Ford failed to bridge the gap. Two late goals improved the look of the score board but by then An Riocht were safely home.

 

Team: T Sloan; D Hardy, L Rodgers, A Harper; M Harper, C Clarke 0-1, S Cunningham; A Sloan, D Morgan 0-1; C Small 1-0, R White 0-3, S Flood 1-0; D Campbell 1-6, J Rafferty 2-3, M Rooney. Subs C Morgan, D Matthews, A Eastwood, P McComiskey, R Campbell 0-1.

U16 Footballers v Saval

The U16 Footballers were in Saval and won a high scoring match 7-11 to 7-10.

U16 footballers beat Castlewellan

The U16 footballers beat Castlewellan on Thursday. Playing some good football, long passing and high catching, An Riocht led five nil (Conor Clarke converted a fifty and Jack Rafferty goaled) when the visitors struck their first score, a goal in the fifteenth minute.

 

An Riocht continued to use the ball intelligently and built up a good lead (Darragh Campbell netted a second goal) only to concede two goals at the end of the half and Thomas Sloan tipped over a likely third as An Riocht went in narrowly ahead 2-7 to 3-1. A goal on the restart from Darragh Campbell doubled that advantage and An Riocht went on to win comfortably.

 

Team: T Sloan; D Hardy, C Clarke, A Harper; M Harper, R White, S Cunningham; L Rodgers, A Sloan; SC Small, D Morgan, S Flood; A Eastwood, J Rafferty, D Campbell. Subs C Morgan, D Matthews, R Campbell.

U16 Football home v Burren

In the U16 Football home v Burren, An Riocht fell to two late goal for a heart breaking 3-10 to 3-14 defeat.

U16 Football match in Kilcoo was postponed

U16 Football: The U16 Football match in Kilcoo was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

U16 Football away v Drumgath

In the U16 Football away v Drumgath, An Riocht lost 3-9 to 6-7. John Joe Eakins had a stormer in goals with a string of point blank saves.


Scorers: Conor Clarke 0-3, Ronan Campbell 1-4, Cormac Clarke 1-0, Paddy McComiskey 0-2, Jack Rodgers 1-0.

An Riocht U16 footballers beat Teconnaught

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An Riocht U16 footballers beat Teconnaught on a wet and windy Thursday night at Dunavil.
An Ríocht 6-15 V Teconnaught 1-2

U16 Footballers v Bosco

The U16 Footballers lost a high scoring affair at home v Bosco on Thursday night 5-15 to 3-12.

An Riocht U16 footballers visited Rostrevor

An Riocht U16 footballers visited Rostrevor on Tuesday for their first preseason match and came away with a creditable 2-7 to 1-7 defeat in difficult conditions.

 

Best for An Riocht were Michael Harper in defence, Conor Clarke at centre field, and Marc Rooney and Darragh Campbell in attack. Thanks to Anthony Rogers for referring.


Team: T Sloan; M Harper, C Clarke 0-1, A Harper; S Cunningham, R White, C Small; L Rodgers, A Sloan; S Flood, D Morgan, M Rooney; A Eastwood, D Campbell 1-5, R Campbell 0-1. Subs D Hardy, C Morgan, P McComiskey, D Matthews.

U16 Footballers lost in Glenn 8-14 to 2-10

The U16 Footballers lost in Glenn 8-14 to 2-10. 

 

Team: JJ Eakins, T Murnion, P Curran, C Campbell 0-2, CFlanagan 0-1D Nugent, E Sloan, Conor Clarke 1-4, PMcComiskey, R Campbell 0-3Cormac Clarke, JRodgers 1-0, J Cunningham.

U16 Football All County League Division 2

In the U16 Football All County League Division 2 An Riocht will play with  Ballyholland, Bryansford, Castlewellan, Clann Na Derg, Kilcoo, Liatroim, Mayobridge, Saval, St John Bosco, Teconnaught; Round 1 will be on Thursday 4th April.

Well done to the An Riocht Boys who played for St Louis and won the U15 Danske Bank McAvoy Cup Final

Well done to the An Riocht Boys who played for St Louis and won the U15 Danske Bank McAvoy Cup Final – Ronan, Paul and Caomhan.

U16 footballers enjoyed an end of season bout of paintballing

The U16 footballers enjoyed an end of season bout of paintballing on Saturday.

U16 Footballers played Eire Og at Dunavil

The U16 Footballers played Eire Og at Dunavil on Thursday and were well clear when an injury to a visiting player halted proceedings, best wishes for a speedy recovery. 

 

Team: JJ Eakins, T Murnion, P Curran, C Campbell, C Flanagan 1-3, Conor Clarke 1-3, Cormac Clarke 0-1, P McComiskey 0-3, R Campbell 3-8, E Sloan2-3, J Rodgers 2-1, J Cunningham, R Mackey. Subs: R Colgan, C Morris.

U16 Footballers are going paintballing

The U16 Footballers are going paintballing on Saturday 24th November.

U16 Footballers played Aughlisnafin at Dunavil

The U16 Footballers played Aughlisnafin at Dunavil on Thursday winning 6-14 to 4-7. 

 

Team: Paul Kearney, Thomas Murnion, Philip Curran, Caomhan Campbell 0-1, Christopher Flanagan 0-1, John Joe Eakins, Conor Clarke 1-3, Cormac Clarke, Paddy McComiskey 1-1, Ronan Campbell 2-5, Eoin Sloan 0-3, Jack Rodgers, William Harper 1-0, Joel Cunningham.

An Riocht U16 Footballers lose to Burren in the championship semi final

An Riocht U16 Footballers played Burren on Saturday in the championship semi final in Rostrevor losing by 0-11 to 1-7. An Riocht had no luck, coming close to goals on at least five occasions including hitting right and left posts and the crossbar and forcing a good save from the Burren keeper and having another chance taken off the line with the keeper beaten. Burren too played their part in an entertaining game during which the teams were level on four occasions.

 

Read more: An Riocht U16 Footballers lose to Burren in the championship semi final

League starts for U16s on April 16th

The U16 Footballers league starts on 16th April.

U16 Footballers are through to the Championship semi final

An Riocht U16 Footballers are through to the Championship semi final v Burren on Saturday 29 September.

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 footballers lost in Saval

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The U16 footballers lost in Saval but still progressed to an away Championship quarter final on 14th September against as yet unknown opponents. In Thursday’s match Saval were leading by two near the end when An Riocht were awarded a penalty but were unsuccessful from the spot kick and the home side countered and following a sweeping length of the field move goaled for a flattering 3-10 to 2-8. Hopefully now entering the knock out phase An Riocht will find some good form and go one better than last season when we lost the final.

 

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.

U15 footballers lost in the semi final of Og Sport

The U15 footballers lost in the semi final of Og Sport to Shamrocks.

Earlier we had played Saul, Rostrevor, Mitchels and Ballyholland.

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

An Riocht defeated in Down GAA Og Sport Semi Final

An Riocht defeated in Down GAA Og Sport Semi Final by Newry Shamrocks 3-6 to 2-1.

U16B Championship: Football v Tullylish

Tullylish were unable to field in the U16 Football Championship.

U16 footballers beat Ballymartin

The U16 footballers beat Ballymartin on a horrible rainy night at Dunavil. An Riocht were always on top but were making hard work of it until the visitors were reduced to 14 men when their keeper injured himself kicking out the ball and with no subs available they had to finish the match a man down. Joseph Higgins went between the posts and the Mourne Hurlers keeper proved equally adept at the big ball game turning in a man of the match performance but it was not enough to deny the home side. Both teams deserve great credit for their efforts on what was one of the wettest nights of the season.

Team J Rafferty; A Harper, K Colgan, C Clarke, L Rodgers, S McDowell, A Sloan, B Rafferty, JP Farrell 2-2, S Flood 0-1, M O’Rourke 1-0, R White, J Walker, D Campbell 0-6, D Morgan 0-2. Subs A Eastwood, M Rooney, N McComiskey 1-0, S Doran, J Rooney.

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 v Clann Na Derg

The U16 Football v Clann Na Derg did not take place.

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.

U16 footballers had no game as Castlewellan could not field a team on Thursday

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U16 Football Kilcoo v An Riocht

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

The U16 footballers lost in Downpatrick by 4-10 to 3-7

The U16 footballers lost in Downpatrick by 4-10 to 3-7.

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: Rostrevor 2-7 An Riocht 2-6

Rostrevor travelled to Dunavil to take on An Riocht in the U16 Football League and came away with the narrowest of wins 2-7 to 2-6. To be fair Reds were better than the one point margin with the home side slow to find any rhythm with poor passing dominating our play. It was a horrible evening with driving wind and rain and Rostrevor played with it on their backs. They were three nil up when Darragh Campbell converted a close in free for An Riocht’s only score of the first half but just before the break the visitors got through for a goal which they had threatened and led 1-7 to 0-1 at half time.

Read more: U16: Rostrevor 2-7 An Riocht 2-6

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 Footballers hosted Killeavy

The U16 Footballers hosted Killeavy in a challenge match on Tuesday and lost heavily to the South Armagh side after a close first half.

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.

The U16 Footballers match in Shamrocks was called off

The U16 Footballers match in Shamrocks was called off

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: An Riocht 3-16 Mayobridge 4-08

In the U16 football league An Riocht conceded two early goals to visiting Mayobridge but settled to get back on level terms by the break 0-9 to 2-3.

Goals from Jack Rafferty and John Paul Farrell (2) on the restart put An Riocht into a winning position and with Michael O’Rourke prolific from frees An Riocht ran out victors 3-16 to 4-8.

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: An Riocht 1-4 Carryduff 4-9

The U16 Footballers after three games on the road, graced the playing field at Dunvail competitively for the first time this season, as the took on a talented Carryduff outfit,  looking to extend their unbeaten start to the league. Carryduff started brightly and were soon in front when Nicholas Turkington’s free kick found its way between the sticks. Carryduff looked dangerous on the attack and it took a brilliant save from An Riocht Steven Doran to deny Shea Rielly a goal. Shortly after Turkington added another Two free kicks before a fine Kory Colgan block denied him the chance of a goal. Shea Rielly soon did find the net with a thunderbolt to the top corner of the net. An Riocht settled momentarily and registered their first score of the game through Darragh Campbell, before Ronan White added another. Just as it looked like we had a game on our hands, Rielly added another goal to deflate the improving An Riocht. Turkington added another free before Michael O’Rouke was fouled in the square, and stepped up to slot in the penalty to leave the half time score, An Riocht 1-2 Carryduff 2-4

Carryduff started the second half the brighter and increased their lead to Seven with Ryan Murray and the inform Turkington adding scores, before a great save from Patrick Rice denied An Riocht a way back into the game. The next Two scores effectively finished the game with Conor Rooney pointing before Ciaran Kearney netted from close range. A Darragh Campbell free kick was cancelled out by Aaron Dotherty. Campbell again pointed before Nicholas Turkington beat the out coming Steven Doran to poke the ball to the net, then fired over the ball again just as the final whistle sounded. An Riocht 1-4 Carryduff 4-9

The score line did not do An Riocht any justice as the boys played hard and contested every ball, and once they get a few players back from injury, they should get back to wining ways again. Best for An Riocht was Ben and Jack Rafferty at the back, Jacks Walker caught some great balls in midfield while up front, Darragh and Michael tried had.

An Riocht Team: Steven Doran, Andrew Harper, Kory Colgan, Joe McCulla, Ben Rafferty, Stephen McDowell, Conor Clarke, Jack Walker, Nathan McComiskey, Deaglan Morgan, Ronan White, Steven Flood, Aaron Eastwood, Michael O’Rourke, Darragh Campbell

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.

An Riocht 0-09 Bryansford 0-09

The U16 footballers played Bryansford on Thursday evening in what proved to be a tightly contested match. An Riocht raced into a three-nil lead with scores from Ronan White, Deaglan Morgan and a Michael O’Rourke free kick before two great points from Peter Brannigan either side of a smart Steven Doran save and one from  Cormac O’Hagan tied the game up. John Paul Farrell charged through the middle to slot over before O’Hagan tapped over and Callum McDonald point to leave it Bryansford 0-05 An Riocht 0-04 at the break.

 

Read more: An Riocht 0-09 Bryansford 0-09

U16 Football Ballyholland v An Riocht

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

An Riocht hold on for impressive win in U16s - An Riocht 6-08 Warrenpoint 4-12

The Under 16 Footballers travelled to Warrenpoint on Thursday past for their second league game of the season, and that age old cliché proved, goals win games! Michael O’Rourke started the scoring before Aron Darcy and Stephen Flood traded points just before Darcy netted for the visitors. Shane Fitzpatrick pointed well for the home team before Ben Rafferty netted from distance. Sean Gallagher then replied for the visitors with a well taken point just before a cracking point from Nathan McComiskey and a free kick from Michael O’Rourke kept An Riocht in front.

 

Read more: An Riocht hold on for impressive win in U16s - An Riocht 6-08 Warrenpoint 4-12

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.

In the U16 Football League An Riocht edged a wonderful game in Clonduff by two points, 3-13 to 4-8.

10/04/2012* In the U16 Football League An Riocht edged a wonderful game in Clonduff by two points, 3-13 to 4-8.

Team: S Doran, A Harper, A Sloan, S Flood, S McDowell, N McComiskey, B Rafferty, JP Farrell, K Colgan, R White, J Walker, D Morgan, D Campbell, M O’Rourke, A Eastwood. Subs L Rodgers, C Clarke, J McCulla, M 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.

An Riocht U16 footballers entertained Bryansford in a challenge on Saturday afternoon

An Riocht U16 footballers entertained Bryansford in a challenge on Saturday afternoon. An Riocht stared the brighter team an took an early 3 nil lead with points from Liam Rodgers, and Declan Clarke (0-2) before Bryansford number 10 pointed well from distance. Ronan White and Darragh Campbell exchanged points with Bryansfords number eleven and ten to leave the halftime score 0-05 to 0-3.

Read more: An Riocht U16 footballers entertained Bryansford in a challenge on Saturday afternoon

U16 Football: An Riocht v Bosco

The U16 Footballers began their league campaign with a one point win over visiting Newry Bosco. Scores were at a premium in the first half and An Riocht trailed 1-2 to 1-4 at the interval. It could have been worse but for two decent saves from Thomas Sloan and good blocking from Paul Kearney and Dane Matthews. Paddy McComiskey scored the opening goal off a Conor Clarke pass.

 

An Riocht were much better on the restart and scored an additional 2-3 by the fortieth minute, midfielders Conor Clarke and Liam Rodgers advancing for goals apiece. Midway through the half Bosco countered to good effect with their second goal but Caomhan Campbell grabbed An Riocht’s fourth at the second attempt after the keeper had parried his first shot and Paddy McComiskey and Conor Clarke added points to push An Riocht eight clear, 4-7 to 2-5, though other chances were not taken. Bosco finished strongly with 1-4 without reply but An Riocht held on for the narrowest of wins, 4-7 to 3-9. Others to catch the eye for the winners were Michael Harper, Daniel Hardy and Shane Cunningham in defence.

 

Team: Thomas Sloan, Michael Harper, Shane Cunningham, Eoin Sloan, Daniel Hardy, Paul Kearney, Conor Clarke 1-2, Liam Rodgers 1-1, Marc Rooney 0-1, Dane Matthews, Ronan Campbell 0-1, Jack Rafferty 0-1, Patrick McComiskey 1-1. Subs Caomhan Campbell 1-0, John Joe Eakins, Matthew Carvill.

Under 16 footballers had a challenge on Saturday past against Bryansford

The Under 16 footballers had a challenge on Saturday past against Bryansford at Dunavil. An Riocht had strong performances from John Paul Farrell and Darragh Campbell. An Riocht Panel: Steven Doran, Mark Rooney, Aidan Sloan, Nathan McComiskey, Stephen McDowell, Kory Colgan, Jack Walker, John-Paul Farrell, Joe McCulla, Darragh Campbell, Aaron Eastwood, Ronan White

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Upcoming Activities

 

Tuesday 18th July

7.30pm U16 Camogie Mayobridge v An Riocht; NO P1 to U12 Camogie tonight.

Wednesday 19th July

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am Popcorn Cinema; 11am AGM of Kingdom Men’s Shed; 3pm Healthy Baking; 7pm ‘All Together Now’, ‘Bridging the Divide’ and ‘Kingdom Inclusion Kids’, three new inclusion programmes information night at Dunavil; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers; 7.30pm Junior Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; 7pm Senior/Reserve Football

9am Car Boot Sale at Dunavil; 10.30am Summer Scheme <a name="_Hlk487542678">Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am Phils Petting Farm; 3pm Healthy Cooking; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Camogie.

Friday 21st July

9.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 10am Trip to Slieve Gullion; 11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Trip to Lazer Quest & Bowling; No Youth Club tonight; 7.30pm Senior Football Clonduff v An Riocht.

Saturday 22nd July

Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Kilcoo v An Riocht; Senior Camogie Tournament in Killeavy.

Sunday 23rd July

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 2pm Reserve football An Riocht v Mayobridge; 8pm Bingo

Monday 24th July

11am Men’s Shed; also meeting in Belfast to give views on the development of men’s sheds; 9pm Lotto Draw

Tuesday 25th July

 

10.30am Summer Scheme Free Breakfast Club in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul St Colmans Conference Kilkeel; 11am 3-day Primary School age Basketball Camp with Sherman Hall; 3pm 3-day Secondary School age Gimme 5 Mental Health programme; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Atticall v An Riocht