An Ríocht News

Home Bingo Jackpot Winners £200 Ciara Edgar. Home Bingos on sale now from Morgan’s Newsagents, McVeigh’s Costcutter and a number of individuals. If you could sell as few as 5 Home Bingo each week it would be a tremendous help. Thank you for your support.

There are still a few spaces for match day football / sliotar sponsors for our senior football and camogie teams. If you would like to sponsor a game, get in touch with Paul or Clara.

Arizona State University Lacrosse team, the Sun Devils, called into Dunavil during the week on their tour of Ireland for a spot of camogie and it was not really surprising that these elite athletes picked up the caman game so quickly and thoroughly enjoyed their two hour session. Thanks to everyone who helped with this venture.

Jim Mulholland An Ríocht Youth Officer died, aged 46, on Friday 31st May 2002. Jim was widely known throughout Ulster as at the forefront of the clubs youth policy which had seen An Ríocht come to prominence within the county, the province and nationally with Feile Peil titles in 1998 and 2001. During the nineties Jim managed u12, u14, u16 and u18 football teams to County Championship successes and just three weeks before his death he had guided the u14 team to the County Feile Peil na nOg title. Jim’s own playing career ended prematurely due to injury. As an u16 footballer in 1971 he won County League & Championship titles and an incredible 18 seven-a-side tournaments. In 1973 already playing senior, he won an u18 League title and in 1978 was the goal scorer on the last day of the season as the seniors won their league. Jim also hurled and won an Intermediate Championship in 1981. In the early eighties he added several Reserve League and Fr Davies Shield medals and when Jim was forced to call time on his playing career he emersed himself in putting something back into the club most notably as an underage football coach but also as minibus driver for countless camogie, hurling and football teams. The Jim Mulholland Festival of Football is a fitting testament to his memory.


This Week’s Results:

The u14 Footballers drew away in Saul 4-8 to 5-5 while the Ogs lost in Bryansford 3-14 to 1-10.

The u14 Camogs lost v Bredagh 3-4 to 1-0.

The u8 Camogs enjoyed games with Longstone and Warrenpoint.

The u18 Football away game v Bosco did not take place.

In Senior Camogie An Riocht lost 5-16 to 0-4 home v Portaferry. Match sliotar sponsored by Edmond Kali.

In u16 Football An Riocht won away v St Patricks 6-6 to 4-8.

The JB Sheehan & Frank McKnight Camogie/Hurling Schools Cups took place at Dunavil on Friday, thanks to the participants and organisers.

In the Senior Football home v Saul, An Riocht dropped our first home points on a score of 0-11 to 0-10. So at the half way stage we are sitting fourth on the table, two points behind the leaders, a position we could not have imagined coming from the Third Division. This was a much better performance than the previous week and but for a better bounce of the ball we could have taken both points but Friday was always about performance and that could not have been much better. Match ball sponsored by Hugh J O’Boyle.

The Jim Mulholland p5/p6 Festival of Football took place at Dunavil on Saturday, thanks to the participating clubs and the club volunteers.

The u12 Camogie played home v Warrenpoint on Saturday and on Sunday were off to Caman to Croker where they got to play on the hallowed sod in games with Broadford from Clare, Danesfort from Kilkenny and Clonea from Waterford.

The u10 LGFA played in a blitz on Saturday in Mayobridge.

All three u12 Football teams were away v Warrenpoint, v Burren and v Shamrocks.

The u8 Footballers played in Crossmaglen on Sunday in the Gerry Moley tournament.

The u18 Camogs were in action v Killeavy at Dunavil on Sunday.

The Reserve Footballers failed to field away in Darragh Cross.


This Week’s Fixtures:

Wednesday 12th Senior Camogie away v Ballygalget; u16 Football home v Drumgath.

Thursday 13th u12 Camogie away to Carryduff.

Friday 14th Senior Football home v Rostrevor; u14 Camogie Portaferry v An Riocht

Saturday 15th p3/p4 and p5/p6 Camogie Blitzes in Bredagh; u8 and u10 Hurling Blitzes in Castlewellan; Premier Reserve Football home v Longstone.

Sunday 16th u12 Football away v Longstone; u12 Gaels home v Bosco; u12 Ogs home v Clonduff.

Monday 17th u14 Football home v Rostrevor; u14 Gaels away v Teconnaught.

Tuesday 18th u16 Camogie away v Liatroim; u18 Football away v Liatroim.

Wednesday 19th Senior Camogie home v Mayobridge; u16 Football away v Tullylish.

By clarakillen Sun 9th Jun