Promoting Positive Behaviour.

We still have some places on the forthcoming training scheduled for Newry Youth Resource Centre on Thursday the 2nd and 9th of June. 7pm to 9.30pm each evening

Positive Behaviour explores with participants the issues they currently have to address around the behaviour of members both in groups and within Youth Clubs and Units.

The training delivers an insight to the theory of behaviour in young people, particularly in understanding how other factors can have great effect on young people behaviours and the difficulty of trying to change these behaviours without fully understanding the young person experience and point of view.

The programme is aimed at awareness raising for youth work staff with a view to preparing them for developing their own policies and practice around behaviour management.

The training offers a mix of theory input, discussions and exercises. The course is aimed at everyone from the professional staff to part time staff and volunteers. It is also a useful experience for Mangers in getting an understanding as to the benefits and staff training and policy development in increasing effectiveness of the Youth group.


Applications must close on Thursday 26th May to facilitate confirmation of places.

w/b 24 May 2016

Grange PS enjoyed a cinema visit to KYC last week.


Kingdom Play School held a workshop for parents at KYC last week.


KYC has registered with Jobs & Benefits to offer work experience as a Youth Support Worker assistant at Dunavil.


KYC has a part-time vacancy for a Youth Support Outreach Worker based at Dunavil (9 hours a week), details from the Club or from Kilkeel Jobs & Benefits Office.


‘Hurl with Me’

This Wednesday, 25th May, Ulster Camogie coaches will attend Dunavil to coach parents etc between 6.30pm and 7.30pm while the children attend Camogie practice.

This is the perfect opportunity for mummies and daddies, grandparents and others to get involved in promoting Camogie with our young people – its only 1 night a week, its only for 5 weeks and it’s at Dunavil – what could be easier! Get Involved – Play Your Part in Your Children’s Development – You Can Do It!

With numbers soaring and the launch of our Camogie Academy only a week away there’s no better time to get involved. Parents and family members have a very important role to play. We would encourage them to participate in club activities

while their young people are playing our games; this will encourage them to keep coming back


On Wednesday 1st June at 8pm An Riocht will launch our ‘Camogie Academy’ for primary school girls.


An Riocht Planning & Physical Development committee will meet at 11am on Saturday coming, 28th May, at Dunavil.This committee should organize all necessary business to complete development projects – filling in applications, liaising with professionals, etc. Development is more than about developing Club facilities. It is about developing the Club as a unit in terms of administration and activity. The committee should seek ways to improve the general organisation, structure and efficiency of the Club and ways to improve the facilities in the Club. It should ensure that the Club is availing of all administration resources and education programmes provided by the GAA for the Club and also managelong and short term grounds & buildings maintenance and repair work, risk management, accident control, keep records, and includes ‘Safety Officer’ position.

If you think you may have something to offer in any of these areas of Club life then please come along on Saturday for one hour, especially if you are not volunteering in any other capacity at present. If you are interested but unavailable at 11am on Saturday, then please let us know in advance.


Kingdom YC/An Riocht GAA will hold a joint Volunteer Recognition event at Dunavil as part of the thirty-second annual Volunteer Week celebrations on Thursday 9th June at 7.30pm. Our organisations could not operate without volunteers, they are the local heroes who help us provide vital services to this community, their dedication and hard work deserves to be recognised in this way. Wendy Osborne CEO Volunteer Now, who attended the last such event at Dunavil, said ‘I am delighted that so many organisations are taking part in this year’s Volunteer Week celebrations. It marks the positive impact volunteers make on the lives of people and communities. Many organisations could not deliver the services they offer without volunteers. Likewise, the stories of volunteers, what they do and why they got involved provides inspiration for us all.’


Our Summer Scheme takes place in July & August, if you think you might want to help with the summer activities or just want to know more, tell us asap. Some free training that would be useful:

Get Ahead with Cred Friday 10 June/Saturday 11th June

Participants will learn the concept and meaning of Community Relations work; the skills knowledge and competence required for developing a community relations programme; understand the process required to develop a community relations programme.

TOPS Activity Training Thursday 16 June

TOPS sports sessions use the contents of the TOPS sports bag to show how to run fun and easy sports and activity sessions. This is a fun practical workshop full of ideas for games, sports and activities. The course is very hands-on so you'll need to be ready to take part in a variety of games, activities & sports. The course covers games that can be played by a wide range of age levels and are suitable for small groups or big groups.

Introduction to Volunteering for Summer Schemes 29th & 30th June and 1st July

This programme enables young people to be recruited and trained as volunteers and placed with youth workers to assist with Summer Schemes. This is an excellent opportunity for young people wishing to enhance their employability skills, gain valuable work experience and receive a recognised award.

This course will cover the following broad topic areas: introduction to youth work; roles of volunteers; why volunteer; guidelines for safe working; activities to use with young people; placement opportunities.

Minor Games Wednesday 29 June

To gain hands on experience of various games for young people.

If interested in any of these or just want to know more contact the club asap, we are here to help.


The last of the Community Pharmacy nights will take place on Wednesday 15th June at 7pm.


The Senior Camogs are hoping to host a Senior Tournament on Saturday 11th June to break up their six week exam layoff.


The Senior Footballers played in Liatroim on Friday evening and recovered from a horrendous start which saw us trail by nine points after ten minutes and score 1-3 in the final five to win the match 3-12 to 3-11 to record our first away win since the opening day of the season.

An Riocht: Brendan McVeigh, Michael Clarke, John O’Rourke, Liam McVeigh 1-0, Sean Clarke, Paul Allen, Conor Doyle 0-1, James Cunningham, Ronan McAlinden 0-1 (1f), Conor Cole 0-1, Martin Clarke 0-4 (2f, 2x45), Deaglan Morgan 0-1, Declan Doyle 1-2, Noel McArdle 0-2, Rory Cunningham.

Subs: Darren Doyle, Aidan Sloan, Brian Rodgers, Kory Colgan, Michael O’Rourke 1-0. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Martin Clarke


The Reserve Footballers lost in Liatroim,3-12 to 0-9, their first defeat of the season, with a ramshackle display akin to a poorly drilled juvenile outfit with forwards behind their men, passing to feet, and defenders too often in the wrong half of the pitch. Three points clear at the top of the table with five of their remaining six fixtures away from Dunavil, it’s a performance they cannot afford to repeat; but for five point blank Stephen Doran saves our score difference would have taken a battering.

Team: S Doran 0-1 (f), C Mulligan, B Rodgers, M Rooney, A Sloan, A O’Hanlon, D Matthews, C Cole 0-3 (2f), K Colgan, J McCartan, M O’Rourke 0-4 (3f), R Spiers, A McVeigh, M Harper, D Campbell. Subs: S McArdle 0-1, R Foley, C Morgan, B Allen. Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Stephen Doran


The U14 Footballers lost 3-15 to 4-10 in Warrenpoint and 11-10 to 5-13 to Clann Na Banna in two games played last week.


The Brian O'Hare Cup & Shield U12 Football 9-a-side took place at An Riocht

with Coralstown-Kinegan (Westmeath) deposing holders Burren in the Cup Final and Shane O’Neills holding onto the Shield with victory over St Peters Lurgan in an all Armagh Final. An Riocht reached the Shield Quarter Final playing matches with Burren, St Peters Lurgan, Coralstown-Kinegad, St Brigids and Ballinderry.

Thanks to all those who helped make the day a good success and it will all have to be done again in a fortnight when we host the Jim Mulholland Cup, Shield and Plate tournament with 45 teams from 10 counties playing 132 games on 9 pitches in a 5 hour period; so clear the decks, it will take everyone playing their part to ensure another successful event.


In the U12 Football league Rostrevor edged An Riocht 2-10 to 1-11 at Dunavil.


The P5/P6 Footballers beat Longstone in the Mourne League.


The U14 Camogs beat Kilcoo at Dunavil on Tuesday after an exciting match.

Team: Rachel Clarke, Alex O’Hare, Amy Harper, Nanette Campbell, Cerys Clarke, Molly Ireland, Caoimhe Donnan, Shannagh Campbell, Sinead Morgan, Amy Clarke, Caitlin Small, Amy Rooney Subway An Riocht Player of the Match: Nanette Campbell


The U12 Camogs match with Ballela was postponed a second time but theyplayed Newry on Saturday winning after a great game with some fantastic scores.

Team: Cerys Finnegan, Teagan Bolton, Caitlin Small, Ella Small, Shannon Trainor, Annalise White, Annie McAleenan, Shannon Marie Morgan, Lauren Marsh, Ellie Morgan, Rachel Clarke, Amy Clarke, Darcy Speirs, Kelcie Curran.



An Riocht Club News - 16th MAY

At the Juvenile Camogie practice on Wednesday Subway Golden Tickets were won by Keevie Cordell, Orlaigh Small and Caitlin Harper; well done to all our Camogs. There are now over sixty young Camogs turning out each Wednesday for practice and this has put unprecedented pressure on the coaches to cope so we are calling on everyone to do their bit for an hour with either the U6 & U8 from 6.15pm or with the U10 & U12 from 7.15pm.


The teen Pharmacy group end of programme trip took place on Monday and a good time was had by all.


Well done to both Grange PS and St Colmans PS on reaching the playoffs of the Cumann na mBunscol football competitions and good luck.


The Brian O'Hare Cup & Shield U12 Football 9-a-side will take place at An Riocht (Down) on Saturday 21st May; Burren Cup holders, Shane O’Neills Shield holders. 29 teams from 9 counties have entered.

The groups are:

Group 1: An Riocht (Down), Coralstown/Kinnegad (Westmeath), St Brigids Belfast(Antrim), Ballinderry Shamrocks (Derry), Burren ‘A’ (Down).

Group 2: Castlewellan (Down), Mullingar Shamrocks (Westmeath), St Johns Belfast (Antrim), Killeavy (Armagh), O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt ‘A’ (Derry).

Group 3: St Johns (Down), Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin), Michael Davitts Belfast (Antrim), Shane O’Neills Camloch (Armagh), St Patrick's Donaghmore ‘A’ (Tyrone).

Group 4: Burren (Down), O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt (Derry), St Macartans Trillick (Tyrone), Pearse Og (Armagh), St Brigids Belfast‘A’ (Antrim).

Group 5: Bryansford (Down), St Patrick's Donaghmore (Tyrone), Culloville Blues (Armagh), St Colmcilles (Meath), Moneglass (Antrim).

Group 6: Longstone (Down), Cootehill Celtic (Cavan), St Gall's (Antrim), St. Peter's Lurgan (Armagh).



There is no P1 to P4 football practice on Saturday because of the U12 9-a-side tournament with 30 teams and over 400 players coming to Dunavil.

Men’s Shed were off to Glencolmcille

Last week the Men’s Shed were off to Glencolmcille, a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal for a range of land and sea based activities over a two-day stay.


News - 9th May 2016

Camogie Raffle winners were: Gerry McCrink -hurl, sliothar, glove and hurl bag sponsored by Joe Baldwin; Conor Davies - Medal Shield sponsored by Men Shed;
Helen Hanna - Drinks hamper; Ciara Trainer - Gordons voucher; Ciara Fearron - Girlie Hamper; Cailin Fearon - Body Shop hamper sponsored by Louise Curran. Thank you all for your support.


Thanks to everyone who supported the Camogie Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Saturday.


Club co-ordinators are invited to Down GAA annual Cúl Camp launch information event evening in the Burrendale Hotel Newcastle, on Tuesday 24th May. The evening will commence at 7.30pm when all application forms / flyers and posters etc. will be distributed. The National Cúl Camps website is now live and functional for those who book online. An Riocht Cúl Camp runs from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July.


The trip organised by Down GAA to Dublin as part of their 1916 celebrate and commemorate programme will take place on Sunday 15th May. Each club is entitled to send two members on the trip and includes tours, bus journey and meal on the way home. The full itinerary will be outlined later but clubs are asked to send the names of their attendees to the County Office by 5pm on Thursday if they wish to participate. The trip will involve a full day of activities and patrons should bring a packed lunch.


At the end of U12 Football practice (8.15pm) on Tuesday 10th May could all parents collecting children call in for fifteen minutes to receive important information regarding weekend (13th/15th May) Residential @ Glebe House.

La Na gClub at An Riocht 2016

There was a good sized attendance at the La Na gClub activities at Dunavil on Sunday. Events got underway with a parade around the grounds followed by football and camogie skills challenges and football, camogie and rounders mini matches with complimentary refreshments available all day.


Thanks to all who helped make the day a success.


Prize winners were:

Speed Hurling Tierna Donnan, Shannagh Campbell

Puc Fada (male) Conor Cole, Ronan Foley

Puc Fada (girls) Tierna Donnan, Eve Doran

Puc Fada (mini) Lauren Marsh, Cerys Finnegan

Ground Strike Bobbi Jo Campbell, Kelcie Curran


Crossbar Challenge Caoimhe McAlinden


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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