W/B 22 FEB

An Riocht membership fees are now due: Family (2 adults & unlimited U18) £60, Adults £25, Senior Citizens & U18 £10.

 
 

Kingdom Men’s Shed Everyday First Aid class will take place at 11am on Wednesday 9 March, places limited, book now with Tom Cunningham.

 

St Patricks Eve Irish Stew Night & Variety Concert on Wednesday 16th March.

 

 

Well done to Conor Clarke whose St Pauls side have reached the MacRory Cup semi -final and good luck against St Ronans next weekend.

 

The Juvenile Camogie coaches held a practical review with Ger Gribben in attendance observing practice on Wednesday past, thanks to Ger for coming and keep up the good work, you coaches.

W/B 15 FEB

The Cumann na mBunscoil indoor Gaelic Finals took place at Dunavil on Friday past.

 

 

An Riocht Cul Camp is scheduled for 4th to 8th July.

 

 

 

An Riocht membership fees are now due: Family (2 adults & unlimited U18) £60, Adults £25, Senior Citizens & U18 £10.

 

The An Riocht Pharmacy Project for older people will resume 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday 24 February.

 

A Red Cross First-aid course has been arranged at Dunavil for Monday 7th March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, places are limited so book yours asap.

 

The Adult Footballers and Camogs have arranged Lip Sync Battle for Saturday 19th March.

 

With the new kitchen facilities almost ready, an opportunity has arisen to complete a ‘Cook it’ training programme.

‘Cook it’is a Community Nutrition Education Programme that promotes healthy eating, good food hygiene and enhances cooking skills. It has been produced by the Public Health Agency for use in Northern Ireland and is aimed at groups where cost is a consideration. It is delivered by facilitators who are recruited from community and voluntary organisations and trained by the ‘Cook it’dietitian and is a practical programme that can be used by many groups.

‘Cook it’facilitator trainingis informal, interactive and practical and covers food hygiene, principles of healthy eating, using the ‘Eatwell Plate’, using the ‘Cook it’ pack and displays, andexperiencing a ‘Cook it’ session.Anyone interested contact the club asap, places are limited.

 

Other training opportunities include Leadership in Youth Work for Young People Level 1, Youth Trainee Leadership Level 2, Outreach & Detached Youth Work, Rescue Emergency First Aid, Promoting Positive Behaviour. If interested in any of these or just want to know more contact the club asap.

 

 

Intensive Irish course on Saturday 5th March in Annalong.

W/B 8 FEB

The coaching course for U14 & U16 Football coaches ended last week, well done to Paddy Cordell and Turlough Eastwood who completed the three-week programme and thanks to Gareth Thornton and Mark Poland for their input.

 

Youth Support worker Noeleen attended training for Lifemaps, a resource for youth workers to use with young people to promote positive mental health and wellbeing

 

An Riocht membership fees are now due: Family (2 adults & unlimited U18) £60, Adults £25, Senior Citizens & U18 £10. It is intended to complete registration by 14February so anyone not signed up yet please do so asap.

 

The An Riocht Pharmacy Project for older people will resume in February after the holiday break.

 
 

There will be an indoor football tournament at Dunavil during the mid-term break from 12pm to 4pm on Friday 19th February.

 

A Red Cross First-aid course has been arranged at Dunavil for Monday 7th March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, places are limited so book yours asap.

 

The Senior Camogs have arranged a training weekend on 11th and 12th March.

 

The Adult Footballers and Camogs have arranged Lip Sync Battle for Saturday 19th March.

 

Following the most recent Camogie committee meeting we are on the lookout for a Camogie Coaching Officer and a Camogie Schools Officer.

The main role of the Coaching Officer is to promote best practice in coaching and games development in the Club, helping to ensure that there is a regular programme of games for all players and an available Coach Education pathway for coaches.

The main responsibilities of the Schools Officer are to liaise with the local schools to promote Go-Games in the school and foster a Club-School link.

Anyone who may be interested should contact the Club for a chat and further details.

 

Well done to Thomas Sloan and Liam Rodgers who played for Mourne Minors in the final Down trial match on Saturday in Belfast, Thomas captained Mourne to victory.

 

 

Good Luck to Martin Clarke whose Queens side play in the Sigerson Cup in Limerick on Thursday; to Conor Clarke whose St Pauls side play in the MacRory Cup this week; to the An Riocht ‘8’ who play for St Louis in their All Ireland Camogie semi-final on Saturday.

W/B 1st FEB 2016

On Tuesday2 February at5pm there is a meeting with Education Authority and Newry, Mourne & Down Council officials at Dunavil about organising a programme with young people from the Scrogg Road.

At 6pm on Tuesday 2 February a Kingdom Youth Staff meeting takes place.

There is a talk by GAA historian Donal McAnallen on ‘Sport in Ulster & the First World War’ at 6.30pm in Kilkeel Library on Tuesday 2 February.

The Winter Snooker League (aged 11+) is on Tuesday 2 February at 7pm.

There is a meeting with Atticall and Ballymartin Youth Clubs on Tuesday 2 February.

There is coaching for U14 & U16 Football coaches on Tuesday 2 February at Dunavil at 8pm.

There is an additional Basketball practice on Tuesday at 9pm ahead of the big Cup semi-final on Saturday.

 

The Rugby programme (aged 12+) resumes at 7.15pm on Wednesday 3 February, come along and give it a try.

On Wednesday 3 February at8.15pm Girls Activities (aged 8+) resume after a week’s break with a weekend team building, sports and games residential at Glebe House being arranged for the end of the month.

 

This Thursday, 4 February, football coaching resumes in Gaelscoil na mBeann from 9.30am to 10.30am and also from next Thursday, 11 February, in St Colmans from 2pm to 3pm; any available coaches should contact An Riocht Coaching Officer Seamus Curran. This programme will be reviewed in four weeks

The Young Women’s Group (aged 13+) finish their hair and beauty programme with a party on Thursday this week; last week there was a hairdressing competition won by Sophie Bowater who styled Chantelle White’s hair. On Tuesday next, 9 February, they are off to the Panto in Warrenpoint.

 

Training for Lifemaps, a resource for youth workers to use with young people to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, takes place in Newry on Friday 5 February.

There is a Scor Sinsir (aged 17+) Table Quiz in Rostrevor on Friday 5 February at 7.30pm; we want to enter a team so if interested get in touch immediately.

Kids Movie Night at the Kingdom Cinema from 7.30pm on Friday.

Late Night Football (aged 13+) on Fridays at Dunavil.

 

On Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February there is a Level One Child Award at Dunavil, places are limited so book yours today.

 

10am on Sunday come along for Breakfast @ Dunavil.

Bingo continues on Sunday at 8pm and Lotto on Monday at 9pm.

 

 

Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day and will be marked by a special project at Dunavil for the younger kids.

 

On Thursday 11 February Kingdom volunteers will deliver a presentation on integrating minority communities into their activities at the launch of the Newry Mourne & Down Intercultural Forum in Downpatrick.

 

On Friday 12 February, there is a Valentines project for the girls from 9pm to 11pm.

 
 

GAA Referees training coming up on Monday 15February, anyone interested should attend the Football meeting.

 

An Riocht membership fees are now due: Family (2 adult & unlimited U18) £60, Adults £25, Senior Citizens & U18 £10. It is intended to complete registration by 14February so anyone not signed up yet please do so asap.

 

Lee attended the Volunteer Management Training at Newry last week.

 

The OCN Senior Members final workshop took place on Wednesday at Dunavil. Well done to Aoife, Caoimhe, Caomhan, Ciarrai, Eoin, Eve, John Joe, Paddy, Paul, Tiarna.

 

 

As a club we should be proud that we continue to support local charities and have donated approximately £12,000 over the past three years. Also during the winter Dunavil was set up as a local collection point for Refugee Aid and drew a huge amount of public donations which necessitated a daily commitment by Club volunteers to sort and package all the goods.

New enthusiastic coaches have been recruited in both camogie and football and display a willingness to further their coach education by attending accredited courses and we are back coaching in local primary schools.

 

We want to give everyone the opportunity to take part in Gaelic Games & Culture and we took part in Junior Scor but not in Senior Scor and our Irish Language class stopped. We need help to promote music, song, dance, language, and drama within the Club

We strive to provide opportunities for a lifelong engagement with the Club and promote activities within the Club for players when they have finished playing competitively and encourage participation for older people through the GAA Social Initiative scheme.

We try to promote a Health & Wellbeing Agenda within the Club in simple forms by providing fruit after training and hosting a Community Pharmacy programme for older people and a concussion workshop with Dessie Gibson; but there is so much more could be done to improve health and wellbeing if there were a few more volunteers to concentrate on this. We were one of only two clubs in Down who took part in ‘Off The Booze & On the Ball’.

 

In 2016 we intend to hold three Headline Fund Raising Events and need assistance to recommend, organise and implement these projects. If enough people will help, then each group need work on only one of the three events significantly reducing their workload. Already the Senior Camogs and Senior Footballers have arranged ‘Lip Sync Battle’ at the Club on Saturday 19March, anyone interested in taking part should let them know asap.

So there are more positives than negatives but with a full complement of officials, our Club really would be one to be proud of. Play your part and get involved.

 

The An Riocht Pharmacy Project for older people will resume in February after the holiday break.

 

The Senior and Reserve footballers played Ballyholland on Sunday.

 

The Senior Camogs played St Louis on Sunday and came out winners on a 2-6 to 2-4 score line. There were eight An Riocht players with St Louis – Aine Fearon, Niamh McDowell, Emma Cousins, Sinead O’Rourke, Cailin Cunningham, Kirsti Cunningham, Leah Colgan and Clare Fearon. Good Luck to St Louis in their All IrelandSemi-Final in a fortnight.

An Riocht: Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Claire Connor, Hayley McDowell, Colleen Fearon 2-0, Nicole Cunningham, Patrice Matthews, Marie Trainor, Sarah Rodgers, Nicole Kelly, Noelle Fearon, Tiarna Donnan 0-1, Carrie Killen 0-2, Tiarna Rooney 0-2. Subs: Orla McAlinden 0-1, Shauneece Harper, Aine O’Reilly.

 

 

There will be an indoor football tournament at Dunavil during the mid-term break.

 

Ladies gentle keep-fit Tuesdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm.

 

Boot Camp takes place thrice weekly, on Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 8.15pm, and Saturdays at 9.15am.

 

Irish Dancing continues twice a week at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Football practices this week are: Adult on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 10am; U14 on Monday at 8.30pm; U12 on Tuesday at 6.45pm; P5 & P6 on Friday at 6.30pm; P3 & P4 on Saturday at 12pm; P1 & P2 on Saturday at 11am.

 

Camogie practices are U6 & U8 on Wednesdays at 6.15pm; U10 & U12 on Wednesdays at 7.15pm; U14 & U16 on Thursdays at 7pm; Senior & Minor on Fridays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 10am.

 

The Senior Members are organising a Variety Concert on Wednesday 16March at Dunavil.

 

Down GAA Draw tickets on sale from any committee member or from the Club, please give serious consideration to buying a ticket this year.

 

Well done to Conor Clarke (St Pauls) and Martin Clarke (QUB) on their successes in the MacRory and Sigerson Cups last week.

 

Well done to Ronan Campbell, Michael Harper, Dane Matthews, Liam Rodgers, Marc Rooney and Thomas Sloan who played in the Down Minor Barony trials on Saturday.

 

 

A First-aid course is being arranged at Dunavil soon, details from the Club.

AGM Report - 2nd Feb 2016

The re-convened An Riocht Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday with a smallish attendance which combined with an earlier decision that no-one should hold more than one position on the Executive Committee resulted in several positions not being filled.

The committee elected was Chairperson James Cunningham, Vice-Chairperson Tara Campbell, Treasurer Michael O’Rourke, Secretary Joseph Donnan, PRO Jane Eakins, County Board Delegate Sean O’Rourke, Children’s Officers June Cunningham & Leo Sloan, Insurance Officer Anne McArdle, Development Officer Raymond Sloan, Social Initiative Co-ordinator Tom Cunningham, Camogie Chairperson Patricia Clarke.

 

The Football Chairperson will be elected on Monday 8 February and the Players’ Representative at the next respective Camogie & Football sub-committee meetings.

That leaves us still looking for an Assistant-Treasurer, an Assistant-Secretary, a Registrar, an Officer for Language & Culture, and a Health & Wellbeing Officer.

So it is obvious that An Riocht need more people to come forward and work alongside experienced Club officials in one of these vacant areas of respons2nd Febibility for the nine months to the next AGM at the start of November.

The treasurers Report showed a small surplus of income over expenditure in the thirteen months to 31st October last.

W/B 24 JANUARY 2016

AN RIOCHT / KINGDOM

 

 

 

A group from the Men’s Shed enjoyed Philip Orr’s 1916 play ‘Half Way House’ at Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry. The Men’s Shed continues on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am. There are cards, 45, at 8pm at Dunavil on Wednesdays. On Tuesday 3rd February there is a talk on ‘Sport in Ulster & The First World War’ by GAA historian Donal McAnallen, in Kilkeel Library.

 

Ladies gentle keep-fit Tuesdays at 10am and Wednesdays at 6pm, numbers have increased but there’s always room for more.

 

For the more serious keep-fitter Boot Camp takes place thrice weekly, on Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 8.15pm, and Saturdays at 9.15am.

 

Irish Dancing continues twice a week at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

 

Football practices this week are: Adult on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30pm; U14 on Monday at 8.30pm; U12 on Tuesday at 6.45pm; P5 & P6 on Friday at 6.30pm; P3 & P4 on Saturday at 12pm; P1 & P2 on Saturday at 11am. The Senior and Reserve footballers play Ballyholland on Sunday.

 

Upcoming Coach opportunities include on Tuesdays at Dunavil at 8pm Coaching for U14 & U16 Coaches; on Saturday 30th at 10am Volunteer Education Workshop on Club Coaching at St Malachys HS Castlewellan; on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February Level One Child Award at Dunavil, places are limited so book yours today.

 

Down GAA Draw tickets on sale from any committee member or from the Club, please give serious consideration to buying a ticket this year and allow us to keep our membership fees etc low.

 

The Young Women’s Group (aged 13+) continues on Thursdays at 8pm moving on from hairdressing to beauty.

 

Bingo continues on Sundays at 8pm and Lotto on Mondays at 9pm.

 

The Camphill group continue to use the facilities at Dunavil on Mondays from 9.30pm to 10.30pm.

 

There is no youth club on Tuesday 26th or Wednesday 27th January.

 

Camogie practices are U6 & U8 on Wednesdays at 6.15pm; U10 & U12 on Wednesdays at 7.15pm; U14 & U16 on Thursdays at 7pm; Senior & Minor on Fridays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 10am.

 

The Rugby programme (aged 12+) resumes at 7.15pm on Wednesday 4th February.

 

On Wednesday 27 January at10am there is Volunteer Management Training at Newry.

 

The OCN Senior Members final training session takes place on Wednesday at 7pm at Dunavil after the Christmas break, see Leo for further information.

 

The An Riocht Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday at 7.30pm, all players (16+), parents of younger players, and supporters should attend.Each year, a Club must hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is the most important meeting of the year and every effort should be made to ensure that it is organised in accordance with the rules as laid out in the Club constitution.

The purpose of the AGM is to:

1. Review the work of the past year.

2. Review Financial statements and auditor’s reports.

3. Elect officers and executive committee members for the coming year.

4. Get members views on Club and GAA policy.

5. Consider Club policy and change or endorse it.

6. Make submissions through motions to the County Committee on the framing of policy and dealing with the rules of the Association.

Everyone can do a little so no one has to do too much!

 

Kids Movie Night at the Kingdom Cinema from 7.30pm each Friday.

 

FIFA tournament (aged 8+) continues on Mondays from 6.30pm.

 

Late Night Football (aged 13+) on Fridays at Dunavil.

 

The Winter Snooker League (aged 11+) resumes on Tuesday at 7pm.

 

On Tuesday2 February at5pm there is a meeting with EA & NMDC about organising a programme with young people from the Scrogg Road.

 

On Wednesday 3 February at8.15pm Girls Activities (aged 8+) resume after a week’s break with a possible joint venture with Glebe House Strangford being arranged.

 

 

10am on Sundays come along for Breakfast @ Dunavil, if possible give a bit of notice but if not, come anyway.


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Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 4th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6pm U11 Football; 6.30pm U13 Football; 7pm P1/P2 & P3/P4 Indoor Camogie; 7pm Kingdom Walkers at the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+; 7.30pm monthly Football committee meeting; 7.30pm Official Photos of Minor, Junior & Senior Camogie teams, winners of Senior, Junior & Minor leagues; 8pm U12 Indoor Camogie

Thursday 5th

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm Relax Kids activities for 4 to 8 year old boys and girls; 7pm Girls Club for aged 8 to 12 years; 8.15pm Basketball

Friday 6th

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P6 Football in the hall; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7.30pm P7 Football in the hall

Saturday 7th

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Golf Club; 10am U16 Camogie Championship Semi-final An Riocht v Ballycran; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football;12pm U16 'A' Football Final in SAVAL An Riocht v Tullylish;U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff (off); 2pm Birthday Party; 3pm Senior Football An Riocht v Castlewellan; U16 Football 'B' Final 5.30pm @ Dunavil Eire Og v Clann Na Banna

Sunday 8th

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 10.30am U11 Football Shamrocks v An Riocht Gaels; 11am U11 Football Atticall v An Riocht Ogs; 3pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 9th

11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm P5/P6 Indoor Camogie; 7pm Bridging the Divide Inclusion programme; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 7.30pm P6 Football in the hall; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 10th

 6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 7pm Primary School aged Homework Club; 7.15pm Bootcamp; U16 Football; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 8.15pm Dunaman