An Ríocht News

Home Bingo Jackpot Winners £200 Sally Cunningham. 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.

An Ríocht Golf Classic took place on Sunday past, thanks to all the sponsors, participants and volunteers.

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.

This Week’s Results:

In the u14 Football at home v Longstone, An Ríocht made it 5 out of 5 in the league with a great win and performance against local rivals Longstone. The boys played some very skilful football and put together some excellent team moves, their defending and work rate was impressive and everyone played their part. We have two teams at this level and our second team have won 5 out of 6 games this season, their attitude and performance has been most encouraging. Keep up the good work lads. (PHOTO)

The u18 Footballers won 1-13 to 1-10 away v Drumgath.

The u14 Camogs lost away in Ballycran by 9-6 to 0-2. The An Ríocht girls fought hard right until the final whistle but Ballycran came away with a comprehensive win.

The Senior Camogs lost again 2-7 to 3-10 away v Kilcoo, match sliotar kindly sponsored by the Cunningham Family.

The u16 Footballers won at home v Bredagh by 1-6 to 0-7 playing with a high level of intensity in very strong winds. The early pace was set by An Ríocht with scores from Eoghan, Dara, Kacper and Callum to go in at half time 4 points to 3 up. The second half against the wind meant An Riocht had to set up to attack Bredagh with a running game and got our rewards when Jack found the net to put 5 in it. A resolute defence kept the visitors shooting from difficult angles or outside the scoring zone. An Ríocht finished the game very well to come away with a hard fought victory. All 17 players were immense, keep up the good work.

The u14 Girls Footballers lost 6-10 to 6-1 v Warrenpoint. The great weather of late, disappeared and jackets and hats were back in force but a large crowd came out to support. In a blustery first half both teams played some good football. Warrenpoint took an early lead but An Ríocht settled into their game taking a couple of goals leaving it all square at half time after some fine saves from our keeper kept us in touch. The second half was back and forth all the way with great defence and scores from both teams. With the game in the balance Warrenpoint got a couple of late goals to claim victory against. Big thanks to the referee and to Warrenpoint for travelling down. Despite the end score our girls showed great teamwork, keep it going girls

In u12 Football two teams were on their travels away v Annaclone and Gaels away v Shamrocks.

The weekend LGFA games were not played, u10 away v Burren nor u14 away v St Pauls.

The Minor Camogs travelled to Derrymacash on Friday to get a game, thanks to the Armagh side for providing the opposition.

The p5/p6 Camogs held a workshop on the topic ‘I love Camogie because…’ which will go on display and each received an Ulster GAA Health booklet before playing in a mini blitz in Clonduff.

The p3/p4 Footballers played Aghaderg and the p5/p6 Footballers played Clonduff both on Saturday morning.

The p3/p4 Camogs were in Longstone for a challenge. Thanks to the parents and coaches for taking an extra evening out for this game.

The u12 Camogie in Carryduff has been rearranged for Thursday 13th June.

The Reserve Football home v Bredagh has been rearranged for Sunday 9th June.

In the Premier Reserve Football away v Liatroim on Saturday, An Riocht won 4-16 to 1-10 with all An Riocht scores coming from play. In a display characterised by long raking passes from defence backed up by lightning pace An Riocht at times ran the home side ragged. Lorcan Donnan chipped an early goal and we ended the half with a second from Gravydaz Gricius to take a 2-8 to 0-4 advantage into the break. Chris Killen pulled off a fine save as the home side restarted with intent and though they hit three in a row, Liatroim found the An Riocht defence uncompromising and they never managed back to back scores again in the remainder of the half. An Riocht had responded with five unanswered points before Conor

McConville struck the third goal and with ten minutes to go Gravydaz Gricius fired home a rocket. Liatroim goaled with the last kick of the match. Team C Killen, O McAleenan, S Browne, S Rafferty, P Curran, E Killen, S Quinn, R Quinn 0-3, D McAleenan, L Rafferty 0-2, C McConville 1-4, L Donnan 1-2, G Gricius 2-2, E Sloan 0-1, N McArdle 0-2.

This Week’s Fixtures:

Wednesday 29th May u16 Football home v Warrenpoint.

Friday 31st Senior Football away v Downpatrick

Saturday 1st June u12 Camogie; Primary Aged Hurling Blitz in Portaferry; u10 LGFA home v Ballyholland; Premier Reserve Football home v Atticall.

Sunday 2nd u12 Football home v Saval; u12 Gaels home v Clonduff; u12 Ogs home v Saval; u14 LGFA home v Kilclief

Monday 3rd u14 Football away v Saul; u14 Ogs away v Bryansford.

Tuesday 4th u14 Camogie home v Bredagh; u18 Football away v Bosco.

Wednesday 5th Senior Camogie home v Portaferry; u16 Football away v St Patricks.

By clarakillen Sun 9th Jun