An Riocht U8 and U10 Footballers - Past News 2014

An Riocht Juvenile (P1 to U12) Awards

There was a huge turnout at the An Riocht Juvenile (P1 to U12) Awards which took place on Sunday. Special Guests were Down Camogie captain Niamh Mallon and Down Football goalie Brendan McVeigh along with Claire Connor & Stephen McDowell An Riocht Camogie and Football Minor captains.

‘Mol An Oige P1 to P4 coaching project has been recognised by SportNI

An Riocht Saturday morning ‘Mol An Oige’ P1 to P4 coaching project has been recognised by SportNI in the ‘Coaching Project of the Year’ category and An Riocht Football Coaching Officer Seamus Curran has been recognised in the ‘Children’s Coach of the Year’ category. They are pictured with their certificates.


Parents & family members have a very important role to play and we would encourage them to participate in club activities while their children are playing our games; this will encourage the children to keep coming back. Volunteering in the club does not stop with coaching, there are several other areas that may be of interest and training is always available.


There is a Foundation Level Football coaching course taking place at Dunavil on Friday 21stSaturday 22ndNovember, an ideal first step for parents or family members into coaching. Also the club Annual General Meeting is coming up on Friday 14th November if they prefer to volunteer in another area of club activity. 


For more information visit our website or call into the club.

U8 Footballers in Moy Tournament

The U8 Footballers enjoyed a great day out at the tournament in Moy.

P3/P4 Tournament in Rostrevor

At the P3/P4 Football Tournament at Rostrevor, An Riocht won the Shield after matches with Longstone, Atticall, Rostrevor Ogs, Annaclone and Rostrevor Gaels.


Team: Ryan Campbell, Daegan Cordell, Liam Cousins, Jack Cunningham, Zac Curran, Oisin Davies, Conor Kelly, Shane Kelly, Oran McAleenan, Darragh McAlinden, Conor McConville, Paul O’Rourke, Luke Quinn, Luke Rafferty, Shea Rafferty, Michael Shields, Jayden White.

P5 & P6 Football - tournament in Celbridge, County Kildare

The P5 & P6 Footballers were away at a tournament in Celbridge, County Kildare. In their group the boys beat Ballymum Kickams from Dublin and Saint Lomans from Westmeath and drew with hosts Celbridge which meant we finished second on score different. In the knock out stage we faced another big strong Dublin side in Kilmacud Crokes who beat us by four points.


It was a great day and thanks to Celbridge for the invite. Squad: James Donnelly, Michael Greenan, Ben Matthews, WJ Harper, Lorcan Donnan, Ryan Quinn, Reece Curran, Darragh Mc Alinden, Eoin Killen, Ryan Cunningham, Zack Curran, Matthew Mc Cartan, Shane Kelly,Tyler Shepcar and Bailey Morris.


Practice continues on Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the hall, new boys welcome.

tournament at Longstone

An Riocht U8 Footballers will play in a tournament at Longstone on 16th August.

PI to P4 Football - 8 week autumn programme

The coaches and footballers from the P1 to P4 Football group were on their travels all during August with outreach coaching on Saturdays at Kitty’s Road, Newry Street and the Scrogg Road and it went down well with several new faces turning out at each venue.


The 8 week autumn programme of football coaching and healthy eating gets underway from Saturday 6th September with P1 and P2 at 11am and P3 and P4 at 12pm each week. There will also be a free trip for those attending regularly.


Why not come along and give it a go? It’s open to everyone from P1 to P4.

On Saturday 6th September the P3/P4 boys play a tournament in Rostrevor and on 13th September they go to Moy, so won’t be back in the hall until 20th September.

U10 Football Ballymartin v An Riocht & Glasdrumman v An Riocht

The An Riocht U10 Footballers rounded off the Mourne League with matches in Ballymartin and Glasdrumman.

U8 Football @ Longstone

The U8 Footballers played in a tournament in Longstone on Saturday making the Final.

Thanks for the invitation.

No Saturday Morning Football for P1 to P4 during July

There will be no Saturday Morning Football for P1 to P4 during July. Saturday morning football will resume on Saturday 2nd August; P1 & P2 @ 11am & P3 & P4 @ 12pm, bring indoor and outdoor footwear.

Fingallians U10 Tournament Aug 2014

At the Fingallians juvenile tournament in Dublin, An Riocht enjoyed matches with Fingal Ravens, Fingal Whites, Cooley Kickams, Eire Og, and O’Dwyers before emerging winners of the ‘B’ competition.


Thanks to Fingallians for the invite and to the team officials who took charge on the day.



To view all the Photos from the Fingallians U10 Tournament please visit


All photos by Kyran O Brien - a professional photographer and a Fingallians member



U10 Football Blitz at Ballyholland

At the South Down U10 Football Blitz in Ballyholland, An Riocht enjoyed matches with Clonduff, Mayobridge, Rostrevor and Ballyholland.

U10 Football Tournament in Rostrevor

The U10 Footballers played in a Festival Tournament at Rostrevor.

U8 Football Blitz at Burren

At the U8 Football Tournament at Burren every player got on in every game as the team progressed to the quarter finals with matches with Carryduff, Clonduff, Burren and Warrenpoint. It was encouraging for the children and the coaches to see so many parents in attendance, well done.

Fingallians U10 Tournament

Fingallians have just released details of their U10 football tournament on 9th August; An Riocht will play in a group with Fingallians (Dublin), Cooley Kickhams (Louth) and Eire Og (Carlow).

U8 Football Blitz at Longstone

The U8 Footballers were at a South down Blitz in Longstone on Saturday where they had games with the hosts, Atticall, Ballymartin and Rostrevor.

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Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

Thursday 19th

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; 7.15pm visit from Mourne Youth Forum LOHAH group; 7.30pm U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior Football Kilcoo v An Riocht 7.40pm Basketball Andersonstown Tigers v Knights at La Salle.

Friday 20th

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 6.30pm P6 Football; 7.30pm P7 Football

Saturday 21st 

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Mourne Park; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football; 3pm Birthday Party

Sunday 22nd

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht Gaels v Ballyholland ‘A’ and An Riocht Ogs v Mayobridge ‘B’; 2.30pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 23rd  

11am Men’s Shed trip to Tayto Tandragee; 6.30pm Secondary School aged Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7pm Dunaman Community meeting; 7pm P6 Football in the hall; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 24th  


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Kilkeel Library presents Irish sources of local place-names by Gordon McCoy Irish Language Education Officer East Belfast Mission, everyone welcome (booking essential); 7pm Primary School aged Drop-in; 7.15pm Bootcamp.