An Riocht club notes

April 23, 2019

Monday 22nd Club Closed.

Tuesday 23rd Club Closed; 7pm u14 Camogie An Ríocht v Kilclief; 7.15pm u18 Gaelic An Ríocht v Shamrocks; 9pm Lotto

Wednesday 24th 10.30am Cook It Programme; 11am Men’s Shed; 3pm Grange Afterschool; YA Youth Worker Training; 6.45pm u12 Gaelic An Ríocht v Saval; 7pm u14 Gaelic Clann Na Banna v An Ríocht; 7pm / 8.30pm IMPACT Youth Pharmacy Project detailing healthy/unhealthy relationships; 7pm Ladies of Mourne – Sheree O’Connor Health & Wellbeing; 7pm Senior Camogie (back); 7.15pm Senior Gaelic (front).

Thursday 25th 6.30pm u12 Gaelic; 4 to 7 year group – papier mache money boxes; 7pm u16 Gaelic An Ríocht v Tullylish; Football Championship Draws Newry; 8.30pm Indoor Football.

Friday 26th 11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm u10 Gaelic; 7pm u10 Camogie; 7pm Senior Camogie; 7.15pm Senior Gaelic An Ríocht v St Johns

Saturday 27th South Down u10 Gaelic; 11am u6 Gaelic; 5pm Reserve Gaelic An Ríocht v Bryansford

Sunday 28th 10am Breakfast; u14 Camogie Feile in Kilcoo; u8 Gaelic in Atticall; 2.30pm Band; 8pm Bingo

Monday 29th April 11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm to 7.30pm all underage camogie practices; 7.15pm Mourne Sports Forum; 7.15pm u14 Gaelic An Ríocht v Shamrocks; Senior Camogie; Senior Gaelic; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30th No Irish Dancing tonight; 7.30pm u18 Gaelic Liatroim v An Ríocht; Fund Raising meeting.


At the Senior Gaelic Darragh Cross v An Ríocht, we lost 2-10 to 0-10. Team: B McVeigh, J O’Rourke, A Sloan, M Trainor, R Spiers, C Doyle, C Flanagan, R Campbell 0-8 (8f), K Colgan, C Campbell, D Morgan 0-1, B Rodgers, E Sloan, D Doyle 0-1, R McAlinden. Subs: C Cole, A White, M O’Rourke


At the u18 Gaelic An Ríocht lost to Rostrevor by 2-16 to 4-11 at Petit Park. After an early exchange of goals, Reds went three up and would have been further ahead but for a Ryan Mackey block which also inspired his side to a stirring finish to the half when a penalty goal sent us in a point to the good, 1-6 to 1-5. Three times An Ríocht were three points clear in the second half before the home side drew level with their third goal in the fiftieth minute and pressed on to lead by three going into the closing stages. A couple of points brought the margin to the minimum before a second penalty goal looked to have rescued the result for An Ríocht but Rostrevor went straight up the field from the kick out and rattled our net to nick the result.

Team: Curtis Flanagan, John Joe Eakins, Ethan Wright, Jack Rodgers 0-2, Michael Greenan, Reece Flanagan, Ryan Mackey 0-2, Christopher Flanagan, Joel Cunningham, Caomhan Campbell 0-1, Aidan Gribben 0-2, William Harper 0-2, Eoin Sloan 2-7 (2pen, 6f). Subs: Ben Matthews, Cameron Harper, Marc Cunningham, Jerry Lee McVeigh.


An Ríocht played Clonduff in Senior Camogie in the Yellows first outing since their Croke Park triumph and the home side provided a guard of honour for the All Ireland Champions onto the Dunavil pitch. A quarter hour in, An Ríocht led by three points to two points and would have been further in front but for a fine save by the visitors’ keeper. Clonduff came good in the second quarter rattling in 1-5 before in a strong finish to the half An Ríocht pulled back 1-1. There were flashes of brilliance on the restart intertwined with some basic errors as the chance to close the gap was replaced by another scoring spurt from Clonduff who recorded 1-3 before An Ríocht found their range with 1-1 in response. A killer third goal made the result safe for Clonduff but An Ríocht battled to the finish adding a third goal for a final score of An Riocht 3-7 Clonduff 3-16.

Team: Joanna Sloan, Clara Killen, Louise Rodgers, Shaunece Harper, Nicole Cunningham, Aine O’Reilly, Nicole Kelly, Maria Higgins 1-0, Marie Trainor, Aine Fearon 0-3 (2f, 1x45), Carrie Killen 0-1, Sophie Bowater 0-1, Clare Fearon, Colleen Fearon 1-1, Aoife McDowell 1-1.

Subs: Danielle Higgins, Patrice Matthews, Rachel Cunningham, Ciarrai Connor, Cerys Clarke.


In the u16 Gaelic Clann Na Banna beat An Ríocht 5-17 to 3-5.


At the Reserve Gaelic An Ríocht v Clonduff at Dunavil, the visitors edged it 3-16 to 3-13. An Ríocht were very much on top early on and led 1-4 to 0-2, Stephen Flanagan punching home the goal. Clonduff settled and went in front 1-7 to 1-5 approaching half time before An Ríocht squared it in added time. It was point for point on the restart with Brendan Allen pushing a Clonduff rasper onto the post before Michael Harper gave us a clear advantage with a goal from the penalty spot following a foul on Stephen Flanagan. Fresh Clonduff legs helped them hit 2-3 to our solitary point over the next ten minutes before Stephen Flanagan’s second goal off a Michael O’Rourke cross brought the margin down to the minimum but we could not get level and the visitors stretched the winning margin to three by the full-time whistle. Brian Sloan and Brian Rodgers played tirelessly at centre-field, Michael Harper and Stephen Flanagan brought knowhow to attack while Paddy McComiskey made the biggest impact of the substitutes introduced.

Team: B Allen, J McCartan, D Sherry, S Cunningham, R Spiers, K Colgan, S Flood, B Rodgers 0-1, B Sloan, R Campbell 0-5 (3f), M Harper 1-1 (pen), C Cole 0-3, A White 0-1, M O’Rourke 0-2 (1f), S Flanagan 2-0. Subs: P McComiskey, D Hardy, P Cordell, B Annett.


The u12 Camogs took part in the second seeding blitz in Clonduff on Saturday.


Saturday’s Reserve Gaelic Result Bredagh 3-17 An Ríocht 3-10


The u10 Gaelic season began with a Mourne League game in Atticall.


At the u14 Gaelic An Ríocht beat Warrenpoint 3-15 to 1-12. An Ríocht came out of the blocks fast with Shea Rafferty getting the first score after 15 seconds followed by Conor McConville and Zac Curran from play and a Darragh McAlinden free before the visitors got on the score board. Then Shea Rafferty got on the end of another ball and stuck it over the bar for a 0-5 to 0-1 lead. CPN knocked over the next 2 scores leaving 2 in it before Cameron Gribben from play and a Darragh Mc Alinden free made it 0-7 to 0-3 but the ‘Point weren’t finished yet levelling the game up with a goal and a point just before half time at 0-7 to 1-4. The restart was equally as tight with it being point for point between the two teams with Jayden White getting the first of three scores in the second half along with points coming from Darragh Mc Alinden  Cameron Gribben and Conor Mc Conville leaving it tied at 0-15 to 1-12 but then the break-through came with excellent defensive work coming from the forwards and a block from Ethan Finnegan which fell for Cameron Gribben who went on a run hammering the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-15 to 1-12 in favour of An Ríocht and with the game into injury time An Ríocht added another 2 goals through Oran Mc Aleenan and Luke Rafferty killing the match off on a score line of 3-15 to 1-12. Team: Tyler Shepcar, Conor Kelly, Jack Mc Donald, Daniel Speers, Daegan Cordell, Darragh Mc Alinden 0-4, Luke Quinn, Oran Mc Aleenan, 1-0, Zac Curran 0-1, Luke Rafferty 1-0, Jayden White 0-3, Conor Mc Conville 0-3, Oisin Davies, Cameron Gribben 1-2, Shea Rafferty 0-2, Ethan Finnegan.


The Kingdom Play Group Sponsored Walk & Picnic took place at Dunavil on Wednesday.


There were huge turn-outs for the Easter Disco & Easter Egg Hunt with Cara Burns finding the Golden Egg and winning the large Easter Egg. In the raffle, prizes went to Willie John Glenny (Easter Hamper), Ellie Cousins (Kinder Hamper), Louise Rodgers (Giant Egg), Nicola Burns (Easter Cake), Joanna Sloan (box of chocolates). Thanks to everyone who supported any of our Easter fundraisers and to the volunteers who gave up their time to make it all possible.


Week 37 (orange) Bingo House £200 Patrick Doherty; Week 38 (purple) available from McVeighs Costcutter Dunavil, P&J Morgan Newsagent Newry Street, Rafferty’s Garage or the club.


There will be a Defibrillator Refresher at 7pm on Tuesday 7th May before the next An Ríocht Executive committee meeting, anyone interested should attend.


The third An Ríocht 5 Year Plan will be launched at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th May and the new An Ríocht/Kingdom website will also be unveiled that evening.


An Ríocht Camogie presented framed jerseys to the three local Primarys as part of our schools’ engagement organised by Coaching Officer, Rosanne.


#KeepTheDate: The Fureys will be appearing at Dunavil as part of their 2019 tour on Friday 18th October before they head to Holland and Belgium for pre-Christmas dates. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for forty years and are renowned for songs such as ‘I Will Love You, Sweet 16, Green Fields of France, Red Rose Café, Clare to Here, Leaving Nancy etc.

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