PRFL Div 2 Cup Winners

The Premier Reserve Footballers were presented with the PRFL Div 2 Winners Cup


An Riocht lost heavily in the Premier Reserve Football Championship in Warrenpoint

An Riocht lost heavily in the Premier Reserve Football Championship in Warrenpoint

Reserve Footballers win the Premier Reserve League

The Reserve Footballers beat Tullylish at Dunavil 4-17 to 4-7 to win the Premier Reserve League. A third minute Michael O’Rourke goal after good play from Kory Colgan and Aidan O’Hanlon helped An Riocht open a gap which grew following a series of well taken points though a game Tullylish side refused to give in and remained in contention at half time on a 1-12 to 1-3 score line.


When Kory Colgan grabbed possession on the restart and soloed through the centre before wrapping the ball around the stanchion it gave An Riocht breathing space though Tullylish responded with a second goal before Aidan O’Hanlon added a well taken An Riocht third and Aidan Sloan tapped in a late fourth. Tullylish played to the finish forcing a good double save from Brendan Allen before scrambling in a third goal and with the last kick converting a penalty for their fourth. Well done to the players and mentors on winning promotion and good luck in the upcoming championship.


An Riocht: Stephen Doran, Steven McVeigh, Christopher Mulligan, Joe McCartan, Aidan Sloan 1-2, John O’Rourke 0-2, Brian Rodgers 0-1, Kory Colgan 1-1, Conor Cole 0-5 (1f), Aidan O’Hanlon 1-0, Patrick Gartland, Lee Campbell, Aidan McVeigh 0-1, Michael O’Rourke 1-2 (1f), Sean McArdle 0-2 (1f).

Subs: Brendan Allen, Dane Matthews, Brian Sloan, Stephen Corr, Darragh Campbell 0-1, Marc Rooney, Adam White.


Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Joe McCartan       

Longstone failed to field in the Reserve Football League

Longstone failed to field in the Reserve Football League on Sunday bringing that competition to a close. An Riocht won the league with 11 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses but five of those wins came from walk overs so the boys only played nine matches, hardly enough for the season; hopefully we can get a run in the Championship to provide more games.

Reserve Footballers were in Downpatrick on Sunday and lost by two points 0-9 to 1-4

The Reserve Footballers were in Downpatrick on Sunday and lost by two points 0-9 to 1-4 in horrible wind and rain to a strong home fifteen. Downpatrick began better and had plenty of early chances but the An Riocht defence put in a heavy shift to limit them to just three points before Deaglan Morgan opened our account in the twentieth minute and signalled a purple patch with Brian Sloan forcing in the only goal of the game under tremendous pressure and Michael O’Rourke and Deaglan Morgan adding points apiece.


The home side had the breeze on the restart and soon pulled a point back before in a classic counter attacking move Lee Campbell had a ground shot whizz off the greasy surface with Michael O’Rourke sliding in at the back post just failing to deflect the ball to the open net.


Though Brian Sloan shot a good fortieth minute point, thereafter it was a rear guard action for An Riocht as Hoops piled on the pressure and again our defence did brilliantly, Joe McCartan pulling off a great block, but with the last twenty minutes played out in the An Riocht half as the An Riocht players faded dramatically , Downpatrick eventually found their range and were level by the fifty-fifth minute with wing back Conor Doherty advancing to point twice and veteran Kevin Gracey landed the winning scores as the game moved into added time.


An Riocht now need a point from the visit of Tullylish to Dunavil on Sunday to wrap up the league title

An Riocht: Stephen Doran, Steven McVeigh, Christopher Mulligan, Joe McCartan, Aidan Sloan, Liam Rodgers, Dane Matthews, Deaglan Morgan 0-2 (1f), Brian Rodgers, Aidan O’Hanlon, Michael O’Rourke 0-1 (f), Lee Campbell, Patrick Gartland, Brian Sloan 1-1, Darragh Campbell.


Subs: Aidan McVeigh for A Sloan (BC), Sean McArdle for D Campbell, Marc Rooney for Dane Matthews, Michael Harper for L Campbell, Stephen Corr, Conor Morgan, Brendan Allen.


Hoops: Matthew McNabb, Ciaran Hampton, Conall McNabb, Tim Collins, Conor Doherty 0-2, Damian Braniff, Michael McGarrity, Johnny Collins, Kevin Gracey 0-1, Eoin McEvoy, Peter Telford 0-2, Andrew Telford 0-2 (2f), Ruairi Quinn 0-1, Garrett Trainor 0-1, Frank Starkey.


Subs: Gerard Deegan, Jonathan Deeny, John Shields.

Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Aidan O’Hanlon


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Upcoming Activities


Sunday 16th April

NO Breakfast today; DINNER @ Dunavil, contact the club to book your place.

Monday 17th April

Feile Peil U14 Gaelic in Abbey CBS Newry, cars leave club 9am; 7pm Senior Football An Riocht v Longstone

Tuesday 18th April

2pm U14 Camogie An Riocht v Mayobridge, all girls please be at the club 1pm; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogs practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogs practice; 7pm U18 Football An Riocht v Tullylish; 7pm FIFA Tournament.

Wednesday 19 April

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Drumaness; 7pm Kingdom Youth Club Relationships & Development programme for young people aged 13+; 7.30pm Senior/Minor Camogs practice; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football practice; 8.15pm (immediately after Junior Camogie match) Meeting to organise La Na gClubanna on 6th/7th May, everyone who has ideas or wants to help please attend.

Thursday 20th April

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.45pm U14 Camogs practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogs practice; 7.15pm U16 Football Bosco v An Riocht

Friday 21st April

7pm Kids Cinema; 715pm Senior Football Glenn v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogs practice

Saturday 22nd April

Croke Park Activity Day for U12 Footballers; 10am to 2pm Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in aid of Camogie funds; offers of home baking appreciated. All adult players, parents of underage players and supporters please call in; 10am P5/P6 Football Blitz @ Dunavil; 11am P1/P2 Footballers practice; 12pm P3/P4 Footballers practice; 6pm Basketball Playoff.

Sunday 23rd April

10.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; 11am U12 Football An Riocht v Shamrocks; 2pm Reserve Football An Riocht v Carryduff; 8pm Bingo @ Dunavil.

Monday 24th April

11am Men’s Shed; 7.15pm U14 Football An Riocht v Longstone; 7.15pm Senior Camogie Bredagh v An Riocht; 8pm An Riocht Executive committee meeting; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 25th April


6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.15pm U18 Football Mitchels v An Riocht; 7pm Spanish lessons.