Guinness Storehouse

The Social Initiative Trip to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin was a popular success.


An Riocht Social Initiative group visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

L to R:Tom Cunningham, Peter McAlinden, Paddy White, Liam Farrell, John Magee, Robert John Cousins, Eugene McManus, Joe Boden, Barney Sloan, Thomas Sloan, Leo Kenning, Tom Curran and  Benny Mc Caughey

Could Your Team beat the CUBE

The CUBE is coming to the Kingdom on Saturday 21st March. If you are interested in taking part please contact Tara Campbell, We are looking teams of four to compete against each other.


Winning team takes away the prize money, ‘Could Your Team beat the CUBE’


8 Teams go head to head!!!
Tickets cost £8.00 and are available from the Club


Christmas Dinner at Dunavil 2015

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Christmas Dinner at Dunavil on Christmas Day.

An Riocht Annual Awards - 24th Jan 2015

The An Riocht Annual Awards took place at the Downshire Arms Hotel Hilltown on Saturday.


Welcoming the guests, including County Chairman Sean Rooney and his wife Mairead, Club chairman James Cunningham acknowledged some individuals from our club who have been recognised outside of An Riocht for their great work:

  • Patricia Clarke
    County Secretary of Down Camogie in an All Ireland Winning Year

  • Diarmuid Cahill
    Down GAA Assistant Treasurer & National Feile Co-ordinator

  • Michael O’Rourke
    South Down GAA Assistant Secretary & Referees Appointments

  • Conor Clarke –
    an Ulster Colleges All Star Footballer

  • Seamus Curran –
    Recognised in the Sport NI Children’s Coach of the Year category

  • Anne McArdle –
    Club Down Volunteer Award winner

  • Sean O’Rourke –
    Newry & Mourne Council Sports Advisory Committee member

  • Louise Clarke –
    National Camogie Volunteer of the Year Award winner


James went on also to highlight some of the good work undertaken by our club in 2014:

£10,000 raised for various charities – the inaugural Kingdom to Cooley Cycle event – that Club Volunteers completed over 100 accredited training courses building the sustainability of An Riocht – the addition of our new community gym & club entrance – the first ever Blood Donation session held at Dunavil – hosting 2 All Ireland Camogie Finals at Dunavil – the formation of the Mens Shed & Ladies Group as An Riocht plays a full part in the community – the Club Maith / Club Mark & Investing in Volunteer awards achieved.


And he finished by asking everyone to get involved on a regular basis, giving a little to help with what makes our Club great.


Award Winners were:

  • Minor Football Most Improved
    Andrew Harper

  • Minor Football Most Dedicated
    Liam Rodgers

  • Minor Football Sevens Player
    Conor Clarke

  • Minor Football Players Player 
    Kory Colgan and Deaglan Morgan

  • Minor Footballer 2014
    Aidan Sloan

  • Young Camogie Player 
    Aine Fearon

  • Senior Camogie Players Player 
    Nicole Kelly

  • Arterton Family Perpetual Trophy Senior Camogie Player 2014, presented by Patricia Clarke, 
    Clara Killen

  • Reserve Football Players Player 
    Brian Sloan

  • Reserve Footballer 2014
    Aidan O’Hanlon

  • Masters Footballer
    Joe Baldwin

  • Senior Football Runner-up
    Brendan McVeigh

  • John Morgan Memorial Trophy Senior Footballer 2014, presented by Brendan & Rosaleen Morgan
    John Clarke

  • Conor Walsh Young Player Award, presented by Anne & Peter Walsh
    Stephen McDowell

  • Conal Baldwin Club Person Award, presented by Joanne & Joe Baldwin
    Tara Campbell

The Senior Camogs received their medals for winning Division Two and the Minor Footballers received their medals for winning the Feis Sevens.


Minor Football winners with guest Sean Rooney

Camogie Div Two winners

Camogie winners with guest Mairead Rooney

Stephen McDowell winner of Conor Walsh Young Player Award with Michael O’Rourke and Feis Sevens Cup

Senior Football winners with Chairman James Cunningham

Tara Campbell with the Conal Baldwin Award with Joanne and Joe Baldwin

Santa visits Dunavil and Good turn out at Quiz

‘John Joe & The Lads’ won the Christmas Table Quiz, there was a good turnout with nine teams participating.Thanks to everyone who took part or helped.


Santa visited Dunavil for the Christmas Fair which also had fifteen festive stalls; a lapsed tradition in the Club that went off very well and is sure to be repeated. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.


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Kingdom Club Lotto

Tuesday 17 October

Jackpot £3,200

Numbers 2-7-17-21

No Match 4;

6 Match 3 share £100 Kevin Rogers, Agnes Farrell, Martin Farrell, Edith Newell, Teresa White, H Cunningham

Sellers Prize £25 Houston McVeigh

Next Monday's Jackpot £3,300

Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 18th

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 7pm P1 to U12 Camogie Presentation Night; 7pm Kingdom Walkers from the Leisure Centre; 7pm All Together Now Disability Inclusion programme for aged 12+

Thursday 19th

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; 7.15pm visit from Mourne Youth Forum LOHAH group; 7.30pm U13 Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior Football Kilcoo v An Riocht 7.40pm Basketball Andersonstown Tigers v Knights at La Salle.

Friday 20th

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Movie Night; 7pm to 9pm Boys Club for aged 9 to 12 years; 6.30pm P6 Football; 7.30pm P7 Football

Saturday 21st 

7.30am Kingdom Walkers at Mourne Park; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 football; 3pm Birthday Party

Sunday 22nd

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U11 Football An Riocht Gaels v Ballyholland ‘A’ and An Riocht Ogs v Mayobridge ‘B’; 2.30pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 23rd  

11am Men’s Shed trip to Tayto Tandragee; 6.30pm Secondary School aged Drop-in; 7pm Girls Club for First Year+; 7pm Dunaman Community meeting; 7pm P6 Football in the hall; 7.30pm Irish Language Beginners Class; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 24th  


6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Kilkeel Library presents Irish sources of local place-names by Gordon McCoy Irish Language Education Officer East Belfast Mission, everyone welcome (booking essential); 7pm Primary School aged Drop-in; 7.15pm Bootcamp.