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.

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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