An Riocht U8 and U10 Footballers - Past News 2013

Juvenile footballers - trip

An Riocht juvenile footballers are off for a wee trip on Saturday 9th November, full details at Saturday morning practice.

Launch of the An Riocht Gaelic Games Football Og Sport for P1 to P4 boys

The launch of the An Riocht Gaelic Games Football Og Sport for P1 to P4 boys took place at Dunavil on Saturday with a good turnout of children and parents. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a huge success including Ulster GAA coach Ciaran Murtagh who gave a Fundamentals demonstration.

Blitz in Newry

The U10 Footballers took part in a blitz in Newry on Saturday enjoying games with Shamrocks, Saval, Rostrevor and Bosco.

U8 Football in Longstone was postponed

The U8 Football in Longstone was postponed due to inclement weather.

An Riocht U10 won the ‘B’ competition at Fingallians

At the Fingallians Football Festival in Dublin, An Riocht U10 won the ‘B’ competition after matches with St Lomans (Westmeath), Newbridge Sarsfields (Kildare) and Dublin teams Fingal Ravens, Roundtowers, and Sylvesters. Thanks to Paul and June for organising the day and the parents who travelled to help.

Jim Mullholland Tournament at An Riocht

Over 700 young footballers from 45 teams from 9 different counties played 142 matches in 5 hours at Dunavil on Saturday in the eleventh Jim Mulholland Cup.
 
Thanks to the 40 volunteers who made it happen, before, during and after the event and to the teams who all co-operated with the co-ordinator. Bryansford beat Keady in the Plate Final;
 
Trillick beat Clonduff ‘A’ in the Shield Final; and Kilcoo beat Clonduff in the Cup Final.
 
The Kingdom Cup P3/P4 Football Tournament rescheduled from 18th May will take place at Dunavil on Saturday 29th June; to take part email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 028 4176 3681.
 
45 Teams took part in the Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield 11-a-side P5/P6 (U10) Football Tournament at An Riocht earlier today 
 
Full range of photos available on the An Riocht Facebook page : please click here

Michael Murney (grandson) presents the Jim Mulholland Cup to Kilcoo)

Fingallians U10 Football Fest

An Riocht will play at Fingallians U10 Football Fest on Saturday 10th August in Dublin.

P3/P4 Football in Burren

The U10 footballers took part in the Burren tournament on Saturday.

An Riocht will play at Fingallians

P5/P6 Football: An Riocht will play at Fingallians U10 Football Fest on Saturday 10th August in Dublin.

45 Teams due for Jim Mulholland Cup and Shield

A bumper 45 teams have expressed an interest in the Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield 11-a-side P5/P6 (U10) Football @ An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 15th June.

 

 

Can you please check that your details are correct, and if changes are required let me know as soon as possible, thank you. Provisional draw is below.

 

 

There are 8 pitches available, first matches will throw-in 10.30am; with Cup, Shield and Plate Finals commencing between 3.30pm and 4pm.

 

GROUP 1
Michael Davitts (Antrim)
Fingallians ‘A’ (Dublin )
Bailieborough Shamrocks (Cavan)
Saval
St Johns
Tullylish

GROUP 2
Bellghy          (Derry)
Castlewellan
Kilmacud Crokes ‘A’      (Dublin )
Mayobridge
Ardglass
   
GROUP 3
O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim)
Atticall
Kilmacud Crokes          (Dublin )
St Michaels
Downpatrick

GROUP 4
Patrick Sarsfields (Antrim)
Longstone
Fingallians ( Dublin )
Clonduff ‘A’
Bryansford
Teconnaught

GROUP 5
Gort Na Mona (Antrim)
Keady      (Armagh)
Bellaghy ‘A’                   (Derry )
Drumgath
An Riocht
Kilcoo

GROUP 6
Trillick                 (Tyrone)
Naomh Colmcille ‘A’ (Meath)     
Ballinteer St Johns        (Dublin )
Burren ‘A’
Ballymartin
Dundrum

GROUP 7
Moy Tir Na nOg (Tyrone)
St Galls     (Antrim)
O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt ‘A’ ( Derry )
Clonduff
Saul
   
GROUP 8
O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt ( Derry)
Keady ‘A’ (Armagh)
Naomh Colmcille  (Meath)
Newry Shamrocks
Burren  
Aughlisnafin

 

 

All our Tournaments have been organised in accordance with County, Provincial & National regulations.
The emphasis in all the tournaments will be on enjoyment and playing against new teams.

Teas and sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and juice will be on sale.

The first games each day will throw-in at 10.30am, with the finals taking place between 3.30pm and 4pm, each team is guaranteed at least four group games plus a minimum of one knockout game. There is an entry fee of £25. Action & team photos will be taken on the day.

 

 

Teams are 11-a-side with unlimited substitutions at a stoppage in play.
All games 5 minutes a half. .

 

Players will be penalised for running too far with the ball in their hands (One toe tap one bounce only)

 


All frees and kick outs from the hands. Frees by fouled player, kick outs by goalie, line balls by nearest player. Kick outs from within the square. Fouls within square = penalty.

 


All other usual rules of play apply
. Abuse of referees / officials will result in automatic expulsion and future invitations will be in jeopardy.

 


First aiders will be available if anyone requires assistance.

 


Road direction signs will be erected at the turn off the main Kilkeel to Newry Road and the Kilkeel to Cranfield Road. Anyone in difficulty should ring the club 028 4176 3681.

 


Buses only will be allowed park in the club grounds.
There are two car parks available opposite the pitch and an industrial park 100yards away for any overspill.

 


Please co-operate with the stewards who will be wearing yellow bibs.
On arrival a team representative should go to the club house to register, pay entry fee (£25 per club) and receive fixtures.

 


As you will appreciate with so many teams and a tight schedule your co-operation is vital; if you are running late or unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible.

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS FROM NEWRY

 

Follow signs for Warrenpoint & Docks;
At Greenbank Roundabout take the second exit onto Warrenpoint Road; Continue forward 5 miles into Warrenpoint; Drive straight through Warrenpoint;

 

Facing East Coast Adventure Centre turn left Continue Forward 2 miles into Rostrevor.
At Rostrevor mini roundabout turn right signposted Kilkeel.

 

 

After 4 mile come to hump backed bridge – big sign ‘Welcome to Kingdom of Mourne’ – Road breaks into 3 lanes – turn right off main road (at derelict white house) signposted Cranfield, Caravans etc. (We will have a sign here).
Take second road to left– Corcreaghan Road– on a sweeping bend – before barn with big red doors (We will have a sign here).
Go straight no more turns - come to a wee bridge – go over it - at crossroads continue straight onto Dunnaval Road.
Arrive at Club on your right.
Total time 30 minute

 

 

DIRECTIONS FROM NEWCASTLE

Drive straight through Newcastle;
Follow signs for Kilkeel;
Drive through Annalong;
Drive through Ballymartin;
Enter Kilkeel;
At ASDA continue straight;
At town centre lights continue straight;
Drive past Kilmorey Arms Hotel (on left);
Drive out of town approx one mile;
Drive past Scrogg Road on right;
Take next road on right Dunnaval Road (We will have a sign here);
Arrive at Club on your left
Total time 30 minutes;
(If you come to a VIVO shop on your left you will have missed the right turn by 100 yards)

No Nursery Football in July

There is no P3/P4 Football or P1/P2 Football during July

An Riocht players play at Half time of Down Derry Game

Well done to Christopher Flanagan and Jack Rodgers who played in the half time match in Derry on Sunday.

P3/P4 Kingdom Cup Football Tournament at Dunavil

Moy beat Burren in the Kingdom Cup while Clonduff beat Burren ‘A’ in the Shield final.

 

An Riocht reached the Shield semi finals and enjoyed games with Downpatrick, Clonduff, Bryansford, and Burren on the day.

 

An Riocht U8 Semi finalist in the Kingdom Cup at Dunavil

Back: Tyler Shepcar, James Donnelly, Jack Cunningham, Ryan Cunningham, Zack Curran, Oisin Davies, Shaun Clarke

Front: Conor McConville, Daire Cousins, Oran McAleenan, Oran Phillips

Missing from photo: Bailey Morris, Tyler Phillips

41 teams from 6 counties expected at Jim Mulholland Cup

A bumper 41 teams from 6 counties have expressed an interest in the Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield 11-a-side P5/P6 (U10) Football @ An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 15th June.

There are 8 pitches available, first matches will throw-in 10.30am; with Cup, Shield and Plate Finals commencing between 3.30pm and 4pm and each team is guaranteed a minimum 5 matches.

Preliminary groups are

(A) Michael Davitts, Fingallians ‘A’, Bailieborough Shamrocks, Saval, St Johns

(B) Bellaghy, Castlewellan, Kilmacude Crokes ‘A’, Mayobridge, Ardglass

(C) O’Donovan Rossa Belfast, Atticall, Kilmacud Crokes, St Michaels, Downpatrick

(D) Patrick Sarsfields, Longstone, Fingallians, Clonduff ‘A’, Bryansford, Teconnaught

(E) Gort Na Mona, An Riocht, Bellaghy ‘A’, Drumgath, Kilcoo

(F) Trillick, Ballymartin, Ballinteer St Johns, Burren ‘A’, Dundrum

(G) Moy Tir Na nOg, Naomh Colmcille ‘A’, Rossa Magherafelt ‘A’, Clonduff, Saul

(H) Rossa Magherafelt, Burren, Naomh Colmcille, Newry Shamrocks, Aughlisnafin

Any other teams interested in taking part contact An Riocht asap. Tel: 028417 63681 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Kingdom Cup P3/P4 Football Tournament

The Kingdom Cup P3/P4 Football Tournament rescheduled from 18th May will take place at Dunavil on Saturday 29th June; to take part email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 028 4176 3681.

 

 

The teams we had previously are listed below; please confirm if you are still able to attend. Thank you.

 

An Riocht, Aughlisnafin, Bellaghy, Bryansford (2), Burren (2), Clann Na Banna, Clonduff (2), Dundrum, Downpatrick, Kilcoo, Longstone, Michael Davitts, Magherafelt, Moy, O’Donovan Rossa Belfast, Patrick Sarsfields Belfast, Saval, St Johns (Down), Tullylish

 

This tournament has been organised in accordance with County, Provincial & National regulations. The emphasis will be on enjoyment and playing against new teams. Teas and sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and juice will be on sale. The first games will throw-in at 10.30am, with the finals taking place at 3pm, each team is guaranteed at least three group games plus a minimum of one knockout game. There is an entry fee of £25 for each underage tournament.

 

All players should be in P3 or P4. Teams are 11-a-side with unlimited substitutions at a stoppage in play. All games 7 minutes a half.  An effort should be made to pick the ball off the ground. Players will be penalised for running too far with the ball in their hands (One toe tap and one bounce only). All frees and kick outs from the hands. Frees by fouled player, kick outs by goalie, line balls by nearest player. Kick outs from within the square. Fouls within square = penalty. Every player will receive an identical medal.

 

Abuse of referees / officials will result in automatic expulsion and future invitations will be in jeopardy.

 

For more information or to play in this tournament please contact An Riocht by telephone on 028 4176 3681 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

P5/P6 South Down Football Blitz at Clonduff

An Riocht took part in a P5/P6 South Down Football Blitz at Clonduff playing matches with Saval, Warrenpoint and Clonduff.


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Upcoming Activities

Monday 13 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 14 November

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm U12 Football Presentation; 8.15pm Basketball

Wednesday 15 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.45pm U14 Gaelic (born 04/05); 7pm Kingdom Walkers; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 8pm Cards – 45 @ Dunavil

Thursday 16 November

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 8.30pm Activities for aged 4 to 8 boys and girls; 7pm to 9pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 7pm to 9pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Yoga

Friday 17 November

11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm P5 Gaelic; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7.30pm Deceased Members Mass at Dunavil

Saturday 18 November

8am Kingdom Walkers; 11am P1/P2 Gaelic; 12pm P3/P4 Gaelic; An Riocht Dinner Dance in Canal Court Hotel.

Sunday 19 November

10am Breakfast at Dunavil; 2pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 20 November

11am Men’s Shed; 6.15pm P6 Gaelic; 6.30pm Secondary School Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club First Year plus; 7.30pm U12 (born 06/07) Gaelic; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 21 November

 

6pmIrish Dancing;7pm Primary School aged Drop-in and FIFA tournament; 7.15pm Bootcamp; 7.30pm Camogie Annual General Meeting, all players aged 15+, parents of younger players, coaches, other volunteers and supporters should attend; 8.15pm Basketball