The President of the Camogie Association, Aileen Lawlor, dropped in on An Riocht camogie practice on Sunday morning to give the girls support and a few tips. In her playing days Aileen won All Ireland Club Championship honours with Crumlin and National League and Leinster medals with Dublin, as well as inter-provincial medals for Leinster.
She moved to Westmeath and became a member of the St. Munna's team which won 18 Senior County Championships in 19 years, and won a Leinster championship medal with Westmeath.
Dunavil hosted an Ulster Council camogie coaching course over two evenings at Dunavil under the guidance of tutor Siobhan Poulter with coaches from An Riocht, Kilcoo and Warrenpoint attending.
On Saturday An Riocht held its first annual sponsored trek at Kilbroney Park when An Riocht members, young and young at heart, took part in a sponsored family trek up Cloughmore Stone.
On a cold but sunny and dry day almost 100 young people and family members enjoyed the walk before returning to the club for a barbecue. All participants received the latest fashion accessory – a stylish An Riocht wristband! All proceeds go to providing activities for young people; any outstanding sponsored money should be left into the club by the weekend.
Photos show some of the trekkers at the big stone.
The Club Comhairle review came to an end on Wednesday past with a round up covering most aspects of the club. Thanks to the facilitators who helped – Diarmuid Cahill, Gareth Thornton, Michael McArdle and Sean Rooney – and to the forty people who attended over the three weeks, most felt they got a lot from the process.
On Sunday An Riocht hosted the Fr Davies Shield Final won by Clonduff and on Sunday 11th November the Felix Darby Cup Final between Mayobridge and Rostrevor takes place.
On Saturday 3rd November An Riocht holds its annual sponsored trek at Kilbroney Park, transport leaves Dunavil 12pm, returning for 3pm for a barbecue. Family members are encouraged to join the young people on the trek. Trails of varying degrees of difficulty are available. There are prizes for all participants returning a card and special prizes for the first, second and third highest amounts raised. All proceeds go to provide young peoples’ activities.
There was a good attendance for the first of three Club Comhairle workshops at An Riocht on Wednesday past, thanks to those who showed their interest in Games and Coaching by attending.
On this Wednesday, 17 October, at 7.30pm Finance is the topic under the spotlight to include Fund Raising / Lotto / Gift Aid / Membership / etc.
Without finance in place nothing can happen in a club so this topic affects everyone from the smallest U6 to the oldest Social Initiative participant, have your say on this vital part of club life by being present.
The Peadar Barry Cup U15 Schools tournament took place at Dunavil on Friday. Also during the past week St Columbans beat St Patricks Banbridge and St Louis beat Newry SRC in matches at Dunavil.
On Saturday at 9.45am the An Riocht Social Initiative Gentle Gym in conjunction with Cancer Focus Man Alive and personal trainer Colin Quinn continues.
New participants are welcome to join the gym project; it is not too late to join in.
You do not have to have played Gaelic Games to take part in the Social Initiative.
The Man Alive Van attended last week.
On Tuesday at 7.30pm there is a coaching course for those coaching U6, U8, U10 or U12 teams, not to be missed.
Also on Tuesday at 7.30pm the Club Executive committee meets.
On Thursdays at 8pm Cards -45- take place at Dunavil.
U8 & U10 indoor Camogie continues on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm;
U14 Camogie on Wednesdays from 8.30pm to 9.30pm;
U14 & U16 indoor Camogie on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm; U10 & U12 indoor Gaelic is on Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm;
U6 Indoor Gaelic from 10am to 11am & U8 Indoor Gaelic from 11am to 12pm on Saturdays,
new players are welcome at all these sessions.
On Saturday the An Riocht Social Initiative Gentle Gym in conjunction with Cancer Focus Man Alive and personal trainer Colin Quinn continues. New participants are welcome to join the gym project; it is not too late to join in.
You do not have to have played Gaelic Games to take part in the Social Initiative.
An Riocht was represented at the ASAP and Finance workshops held over the past seven days when much was learnt to bring back to improve how our club runs. Thanks to those who gave up their time to attend these important seminars.
The JG Donnan Cup & Shield 7-a-side Social Football Sevens at An Riocht (Cup Holders Atticall, Shield Holders Clonduff) take place on Saturday 1st September. The action gets underway at 3pm; there are seven pitches available, and the Finals are over for 7pm. After teams are finished there is hot food, presentation and craic agus ceol until 11.30pm. In the two years the tournament has run no fewer than ten All Ireland champions have taken part.
At the weekend Thomas, Jack, Liam, Shane and Michael represented the Club in Monaghan with Down U14 squad and Nathan, Stephen, Kory and John Paul played
for Down U16 in Kildare; while Darragh and Deaglan trained with Down U15 and
Kevin and Ryan were with Down U17; and of course Brendan played for Down
An Riocht CLG invites suggestions to name the 3 playing pitches at Dunavil – currently known as
- the main field,
- the new field,
- the wee field.
All suggestions must be before Monday 30th July.
Down v Donegal Ulster Final - Sunday 22nd July 2012
Any club member requiring a ticket for the Ulster Final should contact the club before Thursday 5th July. Also our usual supporters’ bus will be in Clones on Sunday 22 July, anyone wanting a seat on the bus must give in their name before Thursday also.
An Riocht Social Initiative in conjunction with the Cancer Focus NI Man Alive project hosted a healthy lunch at Dunavil on Friday
An Riocht Social Initiative in conjunction with the Cancer Focus NI Man Alive project hosted a healthy lunch at Dunavil on Friday. Over 20 men attended, thanks to those who provided the lovely meal and Sandra from Man Alive who gave a presentation. While the gym project has officially ended it is expected many of those who participated will continue to attend in their own time.
Tournaments: Due to very poor local weather forecast for the weekend the Camogie & Football tournaments were postponed
Due to very poor local weather forecast for the weekend the Camogie & Football tournaments were postponed. The U12 & U16 Camogie is rescheduled for Sunday 12th August and the U8 Football is rescheduled for Saturday 8thSeptember.
Due to very poor local weather forecast for the weekend we have decided to our Camogie & Football tournaments. If possible please confirm receipt of this email so we know everyone got the message. The local forecast is for heavy rain throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The U12 & U16 Camogie is rescheduled for Sunday 12 August and the U8 Football is rescheduled for Saturday 8th September. We will be in touch a fortnight before each tournament to check if you can still take part. Thank you.
Congratulations to Brendan on reaching the Ulster Final with Down Seniors and commiserations to Declan and Ronan on the Down Minors.
Any club member requiring a ticket for the Ulster Final should contact the club before Wednesday 4th July. Also our usual supporters’ bus was in Armagh on Sunday and will be in Clones on Sunday 22 July, anyone wanting a seat on the bus must give in their name before Wednesday 4th July.
An Riocht Social Initiative in conjunction with the Ulster Cancer Foundation Man Alive project hosts a healthy lunch at Dunavil at 1.30pm on Friday. It is the objective of the GAA Social Initiative to provide older men in the community with a social outlet that will facilitate their full engagement in community life. You do not have to have played Gaelic Games to take part in the Social Initiative and everyone is welcome to come along on Friday.
As the gym project winds down, the next potential activity will be discussed on Friday; some ideas already mentioned are visits to Bushmills Distillery, to Carlingford and to ‘A Mourne Miscellany’, historic documents and artefacts from the Mournes and Kilkeel, a temporary exhibition in Bagenal's Castle in Newry.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Social Initiative and cannot get to the club on Friday, then contact Tom Cunningham or Dunavil.
Well done to An Riocht club man Sean O’Rourke who won £1000 in tonights Down GAA Clubs Super Summer Draw.
DOWN CLUBS SUPER SUMMER JUNE DRAW RESULTS
1ST £10,000 Lisa McMahon 26 Seaview Warrenpoint
2nd £5,000 G B Fitzpatrick 137 Kilbroney Road
3rd £2,000 John Cassidy 11a Drumreagh Park
4th £1,000 Liam Venney 33 Lissoid Road Downpatrick
5th £1,000 Sean O’Rourke 1 Benagh Road Kilkeel
6th £1,000 Kevin Cassidy 25 Upper Green Dunmurray
Club £200 Draw
Paul O’Hare 15 Newry Road Mayobridge
Terence Lonergan 37 Glenn Road Newry
Tony Ferris 128 Crawfordstown Road Drumaness
First placed: Ethan Burns, Charlie Houston, John Norris, Paul McCulla
Second placed: Joe Baldwin, Declan Campbell, Leigh Campbell, Jim Clarke
Third placed: Ross Cunningham, Richard Frazier, Sean Ross, Mark Sloan
Fourth placed: Dominic Brown, Eamon Grant, Peter Fitzpatrick, Daniel Sloan
Beat the Pro: Leigh Campbell, Ross Cunningham, Paul McCulla, Niall Sloan
Longest Drive: Leigh Campbell
Nearest Pin Noel Fitzpatrick & Neil McGeough
Brian O’Hare Cup U12 Football Tournament Fifteen teams from seven counties participated in the annual Brian O’Hare U12 9-a-side football at Dunavil playing 45 matches before St Johns of Antrim piped Clonduff in the Shield and Atticall beat Bellaghy in the Cup.
Thanks to all the teams who took part and all those who helped out with the running of the tournament.
Any Club member requiring a ticket for the Down v Monaghan matches in Armagh on 24th June must give their name before 6pm on Sunday 17th June to the Club.
This is an all ticket match.
Down GAA will also be selling tickets to the Public from both Newry and Castlewellan: Opening hours for Tickets Sales/Collection as follows
County Office Dressing Room Complex Pairc Esler, Newry
Tuesday 19th June 9.30am ------12.30pm
Wednesday 20th June 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Thursday 21st June 9.30am to 12.30pm
Friday 22nd June 9.30am to 12.30pm 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 23rd June 9.00am to 12.00 noon (if stock still available)
County Office 46-48 Main Street Castlewellan
Tuesday 19th June 2.00pm to 5.00pm ---- 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 20th June 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Thursday 21st June 2.00pm to 5.00pm ---- 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Friday 22nd June 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Saturday 23rd June Office Closed.
The Man Van was back at Dunavil on Saturday for a final check up for the participants in the personal trainer assisted get fit, keep fit project.
Saturday was Week 12 of a fifteen week programme.
This game is not an All Ticket Fixture and arrangements are as follows:
Tickets are currently available for the John Vesey Stand only. We have only a number of tickets for the John Vesey Stand and ask for your understanding on this occasion.
Some of the sixty plus walkers who completed the An Riocht Slieve Donard Challenge in association with PIPS Newry & Mourne on Sunday
Tara will be at Dunavil on Thursday evening, 10th May, to receive any outstanding sponsorship monies.
Congratulations to everyone who completed the walk, raised sponsorship or donated to this worthy cause.
On this wet May morning what better way for you and your members to spend the morning than catching up with Extra Time!
Down GAA's monthly Newsletter
An Riocht Senior Footballers entertained Loughinisland on Friday evening, knowing that an improved performance was needed if they were to make it three wins out of three in Division Two. An Riocht started brightly, with Paddy Gartland pointing early on before Jamie O’Reillys goal settled Loughinisland. A Chris Killen (free kick) and Conor O’Reilly traded scores before Rory Mason (free kick) put the visitors Two points up. Another Killen free was cancelled out by Mason with a free of his own. Aidan Nixon (2) and Killen added scores before a well taken Seamus O’Hare free kick put Loughinisland Four points up. Killen then produced a brilliant free kick from the sideline with the outside of his boot, which sailed between the sticks with ease. A high ball into the Loughinisland square was broke down by John Clarke for the on rushing Paddy Gartland who finished to the net with style to draw the game level, before Johnathan Flynn pointed to leave the halftime score, An Riocht 1-05 Loughinisland 1-06
ACCREDITED DEFIBRILLATOR COURSE (1 NIGHT)
& FIRST AID COURSE (2 NIGHTS)
ON 16th, 23rd & 30th MAY 2012
SOUTHERN TRUST HSC NI.
IDEAL FOR YOUTH WORKERS,
TEAM COACHES, ETC.
APPLICATION FORMS FROM THE OFFICE
Children should be getting at least 60 minutes physical activity each day - An Riocht Gaelic Games Nursery can meet these needs
Children should be getting at least 60 minutes physical activity each day. However, with the childhood obesity rate at 19%, it is clear many children don't get enough daily exercise. Make sure your kids are healthy by encouraging them to get more exercise. Disguising exercise as games & fun activities can entice kids to get moving.
Organized team sports are an ideal way to help your child become more involved, get more exercise, make new friends & increase confidence all at once. Daily practices, drills & weekly games help to keep them active & give them the exercise they need.
An Riocht Gaelic Games Nursery can meet these requirements every Saturday from 10am to 11am for U6 children & from 11am to 12pm for U8 children with qualified coaches specifically trained in the establishment of fundamental movement as part of the development of physical literacy & health wellbeing.
Depending on the weather activities will take place indoor or outside so bring appropriate footwear.
Childrens Membership is £20 a year, payable by 4 payments of £5 if required.
* An Riocht Senior footballers faced Kilclief on Friday evening at Dunavil in a closely contested encounter which saw the home team come out eventual winners. John Clarke opened the scoring with a well taken point before Owen Curran registered Kilcliefs first score of the game from a placed ball. Rory Cunningham again put An Riocht infront but Ciaran Sloan pointed another free to level things up. Chris Killen and Owen Curran traded scored free kicks before Sloan added one more from play. Two superbly taken Chris Killen frees and another great John Clarke score from play brought the half to a close, An Riocht 0-06 Kilclief 0-04.
A bus of twenty-something club members travelled to Croke Park to watch All-Star Brendan McVeigh in action for Down in the Division One Semi Final defeat to Cork, commiserations to Brendan and the rest of the Down team.
* An Riocht Slieve Donard Challenge registration night Wednesday night between 730pm and 830pm. Registration is £5 and will include BBQ and Drink on dissent down the mountain. Trek is on Sunday May 6th.
Children should be getting at least 60 minutes physical activity each day. However, with the childhood obesity rate at 19%, it is clear many children don't get enough daily exercise; make sure your kids are healthy by encouraging them to get more exercise. Disguising exercise as games & fun activities can entice kids to get moving. Organized team sports are an ideal way to help your child become more involved, get more exercise, make new friends & increase confidence all at once. Daily practices, drills & weekly games help to keep them active & give them the exercise they need.
An Riocht Gaelic Games Nursery can meet these requirements every Saturday from 10am to 11am for U6 children & from 11am to 12pm for U8 children with qualified coaches specifically trained in the establishment of fundamental movement as part of the development of physical literacy & health. Depending on the weather activities will take place indoor or outside so bring appropriate footwear.
* A Riocht Senior Footballers travelled to Clann Na Banna on Friday evening for their opening fixture of their Division Two campaign, and got off the perfect start winning with 5 points to spare in dreadful conditions. A Chris Killen free kick put the visitors in front and John Clarke soon added a fine second. A Banbridge goal chance was diverted for a fifty which Michael McAlister stroked over with ease to register the home side’s first score, and one minute later Liam McGarry drew the teams level. Chris Killen was in fine form from the dead ball and added two more long range frees, but Patrick Gillen and Michael Kennedy level again, before Ronan McAlinden steadied himself to edge An Riocht 5-4 in front at the half time whistle. Banbridge started a lively second half the better with a great point from Michael Kennedy.
Wednesday 11th April U12 Football at Croke Park; Ladies Football at Dunavil Ballymartin v Teconnaught; 7.30pm Finance & Social committee.
Thursday 12th April 6.45pm U16 Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht; 7pm U10 & U12 Gaelic; 7pm U14 & U16 Camogie. Senior Camogie in Clonduff.
Friday 13th April 6.45pm Senior Football in Banbridge.
- Saturday 19 May
Paul Farrell Cup & Shield 7-a-side U14 Football
(Cup Holders An Riocht; Shield Holders Longstone)
- Saturday 2 June
Jim Mulholland Cup & Shield 11-a-side U10 Football
(Cup Holders Bellaghy; Shield Holders)
* An Riocht senior footballers travelled to Violet Hill, in Newry on Friday past, as preparations for the new season continued with a match against a very physical Ballyholland team. Rory Cunningham pointed in the first minute but the Harps soon upped their game and scored 1-5 without reply, Ronan Murtagh netting the goal. Rory Cunningham and Chris Killen (f) pointed again for the visitors, but three more from the excellent Murtagh and one from Paul Murphy gave Ballyholland a nine point halftime lead. The second half started with An Riocht pointing from the boot of Chris Killen, before the Harps scored two goals in as many minutes. Chris Killen free and Robbie White traded scores before An Riocht turned on the style.
* An Riocht senior footballers played local rivals Longstone on Friday past and got the win their performance deserved. The first half was a very even affair, with the score 0-06 to 0-05 in the visitors favour, the highlight being 2 incredible scores from Longstones Michael Ireland. An Riocht stepped up a gear in the second half with midfielders John Clarke & Declan Doyle dominant and up front, Chris Killen was picking of scores left, right and centre, and netted the only goal of the game late on as An Riocht ran out winners with a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-13
An Riocht Team:
Gavin Finnegan, Aidan O’Hanlon, Darren Doyle, Sean Clarke, Conor Doyle, Liam McVeigh, Michael Trainor, John Clarke, Declan Doyle, Darren White, Chris Killen, James Cunningham, Conor Cole, Ronan McAlinden, Rory Cunningham. Subs: Brendan Allen, Ryan White, James Rielly, Kevin Sloane, Paddy Gartland, Jerry-Lee Cordell, Ryan Clarke
*An Riocht Senior Reserves travelled to Kilcoo on Sunday, looking to pick up their first points of the new league season, and as expected Kilcoo were far to string for a young An Riocht side. Dáithí O’Hanlon, Nathan Smyth, Gary McEvoy, Patrick Devlin and a freak goal from Oliver McClean, which looped over a hapless Brendan Allen, put Kilcoo in a commanding position early on, and they didn’t stop there. Martin Devlin(3), Gary McEvoy, Shea O’Hanlon, Dominic McEvoy and Martin Grant all got in on the act before a Conor Cole Free-Kick and Kieran McVeigh from play registered An Riocht first scores of the half, just before Martin Devlin added another goal and a point to his and Kilcoos tally ended the first half. Kilcoo started the second half in control, you the in-form Martin Devlin add
* An Riocht Senior Footballers continued their preparations for the new season with a challenge game against St Johns on Friday past under the floodlights at Dunavil. An Riocht started brightly with a Paddy Cole point before 2 points in as many minutes put St Johns 2-1 in front before a cracking point from halfback Michael Trainor drew the game level. The St Johns centre-half forward pointed well from distance before Chris Killen and John Clarke pointed for An Riocht. The dangerous St Johns full forward pointed before the home team took control. Declan Doyle, John Clarke & Deaglan O’Reilly pointed before in form Conor Cole put the ball in the visitors net. Two quick points from Chris Killen increased the lead before St Johns number 14 pointed again. One each from Conor Cole and James Cunningham, and another Chris Killen free, and one from play, brought the first half to a close.
On Sunday morning, An Riocht seniors entertained Ballymartin in a challenge game, this was An Riochts first match of the calendar year so performance was more important than the result. An Riocht were the first on the score-sheet with a John Clarke point, but the visitors were quick to level through former County man Darren O’Hanlon, but this proved to be Ballymartins only score for some time as the home team upped their game. A further point from John Clarke and points Declan Doyle and Paddy Gartland, before Deaglan O’Reilly (2) and substitute Conor Cole (2) stretched An Riochts lead to 7.
* All teams are now training and the rota until Easter is as follows:
SENIOR FOOTBALL outdoors on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm
MINOR FOOTBALL indoors on Wednesdays at 8.30pm and outdoors on Sundays at 11am
An Riocht’s ACFL Div Two 2012 Fixtures
All fixtures are subject to change by the CCC.
Round 1 - 13-04-2012 (Fri)
Clann na Banna V An Ríocht
Round 2 - 16-04-2012 (Mon)
An Ríocht V Carryduff
An Riocht’s ACPRL Div One 2012 Fixtures
All fixtures are subject to change by the CCC.
Round 1 - 04-03-2012 (Sun)
An Ríocht V Rostrevor
Round 2 - 11-03-2012 (Sun)
Kilcoo V An Ríocht
Round 3 - 25-03-2012 (Sun)
An Ríocht V Carryduff
Round 4 - 01-04-2012 (Sun)
Burren V An Ríocht
* An Riocht present ‘Fight Night 2’ this coming Saturday (18th).
The bouts are as follows:
Paddy Gartland Vs Chris Cunningham,
Kevy Matts Vs Paul Campbell
Michael Ireland Vs Philip Sloan,
Gary Flynn Vs Stephen Sweeney,
Anthony Doran (St.Johns) Vs Paul Sherry,
Darren Cunningham Vs Brendan Allen,
Matthew Toner Vs Aleksy Kaminski,
*An Riocht Senior Football Training Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays in the Sports hall, at 8.30pm indoors for the next few weeks. All players are asked to bring £1 and their own water bottle, everyone welcome.
* An Riochts Minor & Senior Camogs resumed training on Sunday in Kilbroney. And will continue for the next few weeks.
Headline Match James ‘The Butcher’Cunningham v Tony ‘The Preacher’ Fitzsimons;
The undercard includes An Riocht All Stars John Clarke & Deaglan O’Reilly
* A big congratulations to the St Columbans Gaelic Football team and manager Steven Poacher on an incredible win in the Ulster Q/F. The team showed character, belief, passion, skill, heart and an amazing work ethic for 60 minutes with one of the best defensive displays in a long, long time, some fantastic tackles and great pressure in their own backline. Well done to all involved, with a special mention to the An Riocht contingent: Steven Doran, Stephen Mc Dowell, Nathan Mc Comiskey, John Paul Farrell, Darragh Campbell, Mark Higgins, Ronan White & Deaglan Morgan, best of luck in the semi - final lads.
*Every Tuesday in January and every Tuesday thereafter An Riocht presents 'Ceol, Caint Agus Craic' Rhythm & Rhyme Time from 7.45pm - Calling all budding musicians, singers and artists to join us for our weekly get together and seisiun. It's an opportunity for all ages and levels of ability to practice instruments practice the language, learn new songs and tunes guaranteed fun and plenty of craic.
*An Riocht's second Annual Fight Night will take place on Saturday 18th February. If you are interested in fighting contact Paddy Cole or contact the club asap.
During the Christmas holidays An Riocht staged two novel Camogie and Football matches at Dunavil between the Football and Camogie All Stars and the Best of the Rest. Pictured are the football teams.
The visit of Micheal O Muircheartaigh to the club went very well with lots out to see the great man.
DVDs of the Thirty Year Celebration night are available from the club priced £10.
There are some club hoodie tops available as last minute Christmas gifts up until 1pm on Friday.
Friends of Grange PS are running a joint fund raiser at Dunavil on Tuesday 27th December which will be preceded by a football/camogie match involving many of the recently selected club All Stars.
* Down Draw ticket returns should be made as soon as possible, if you have not got yours yet then contact the club immediately.
* At the P5 Indoor Gaelic Tournament on SundayClonduff won the Cup beating Bryansford in the Final and St Johns won the Shield beating An Riocht in the Final. The An Riocht players were Ryan Cunningham, Caoimhe Donnan, Lorcan Donnan, Curtis Flanagan, Reece Flanagan, Michael Greenan, Lenya Hilgert, James Kelly, Shane Kelly, Jerry Lee McVeigh.
O Muircheartaigh to travel from Kingdom to Kingdom06 December 2011
Micheal O Muircheartaigh - the voice of the GAA - will travel from Kingdom to Kingdom next Tuesday, 13th December, when he leaves Dingle in the Kingdom of Kerry and visits An Riocht GAC in the Kingdom of Mourne County Down in support of Gaelscoil na mBeann, Kilkeel's Irish Medium Primary School.
Michael will be speaking personally about the unique benefits of bilingual education and there is sure to be a lot of GAA discussion in this passionate Gaelic Games community. Micheal's presentation gets underway at 7pm and light refreshments will be provided.
Micheal O Muircheartaigh has become legendary for his unique turns of phrase in the heat of the moment while commentating.
* Tuesday 6th December Executive committee meeting at 7.30pm.
* Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm meeting about Kingdom Fight Night to take place on 18th February. Anyone who can help in any way should attend.
* Thursday 8th December at 7pm U
12 & U10 Indoor Gaelic.
* Friday 9th December Finals of Primary Schools Indoor Gaelic.
* There was a good attendance of parents at the An Riocht U16 Camogie and Football Awards on Saturday and the following presentations were made:
U16 Camogie Player of the Year Megan Crawford
U16 Camogie Most Dedicated Claire Connor
U16 Camogie Most Improved Sarah Rodgers
U16 Football Player of the Year Mark Higgins
* More than 150 An Riocht members turned out for the annual mass for deceased members which took place on Tuesday past at Dunavil. Thanks to everyone who helped make the occasion so memorable.
* On Wednesday there was a good attendance of footballers to discuss plans for adult football in the club in 2012 and a sub committee of five made up of Club Chairman James Cunningham, Football Chairman Turlough Eastwood, All Star nominee Roy McDowell and Senior players Deaglann O’Reilly and John Clarke were nominated to pursue this matter. Underage football will be coming up for discussion in the new year, meanwhile indoor practice continues, anyone interested in taking part or helping out should attend at the appropriate time.
An Riocht All Star Celebration Night
This the 30th year of An Riocht club, the club held a celebration night to mark the occasion where they honoured the best 15 camogs, footballers and hurlers who have represented the An Riocht club during these thirty years.
Patrick Fearon picked up awards for both Hurling and Football while his daughter picked up a Camogie award. In the Football awards present Down County Goalkeeper Brendan McVeigh picked up the goalkeepers award while 2005 Down All Ireland Minor winning captain picked up one of the midfield awards.
The full awards:
1. Brendan McVeigh, 2. Paul O'Rourke, 3. Eamon O'Rourke, 4. Patrick Fearon, 5. Deaglan O'Reilly, 6. Michael Quinn, 7. Daniel Flynn, 8. James Colgan, 9. Martin Hughes, 10. Seamus Sloan, 11. Conrad McAlinden, 12. John Lavery, 13. Philip Killen, 14. John Clarke, 15. Gary Cunningham
1. Joanna Sloan, 2. Tracy Rafferty, 3. Joanne Baldwin, 4. Patricia Clarke, 5. Aine O'Reilly, 6. Maura Trainor, 7. Colleen Fearon, 8. Teresa Allen, 9. Laura Brennan, 10. Michelle Fitzpatrick, 11 Linda Reavey, 12. Carmel Doran, 13. Nicola McMahon, 14. Veronica McGreevy, 15. Lisa Hughes
1. Seamus Donnan, 2. Brian Kearney, 3. Brendan Cousins, 4. Martin Fitzpatrick, 5. Maurice Cunningham, 6. Sean Sheehan, 7. Patrick Fearon, 8. Jim Allen, 9. Eoghan Sheehan, 10. Colm McGurk, 11. Fr Diarmuid Sheehan, 12. Raymond Sloan, 13. Liam Cousins, 14. Barney McCartan, 15. James Green.
* Tuesday 15 November 8pm An Riocht Mass for Deceased Members.
* Wednesday 16 November 7.15pm meeting for all footballers over 16 years of age and anyone interested in adult football in the club in 2012.
* Saturday 19 November 7pm An Riocht Annual Awards & Thirty Year Celebration. The tickets for the All Star Night are moving quickly, the All Star team covers the thirty years the club has been in existence and there will be selections for Camogie, Football and Hurling. It promises to be a great night of reminiscence with a lot of people making a special effort to attend.
Also on the night the annual Player of the Year Awards will take place at Senior, Senior Reserve & Reserve Football and Senior Camogie and the Conor Walsh Young Player of the Year award will also be revealed.
* Wednesday 9th November 6.30pm U8 & U10 Indoor Camogie; 7.30pm An Riocht Annual General Meeting.
* Thursday 10th November 7pm U12 & U10 Indoor Gaelic; 7.30pm An Riocht Camogie AGM.
* Friday 11th November 6.30pm Juvenile Awards Night and Disco; presentations to all juvenile footballers and camogs from U14 down plus presentation to Sponsored Walk prize winners; 7pm U21 Football training; 7.30pm Senior Camogie Indoor Circuits.
* Tuesday 1st November 7.30pm Executive committee meeting.
* Friday 3rd November 7pm U21 Football training.
* Sunday 5th November 12.30pm
* Wednesday 9th November 7.30pm An Riocht Annual General Meeting. Nomination forms for An Riocht AGM are available from Dunavil.
* Thursday 10th November 7.30pm An Riocht Camogie AGM.