An Riocht club notes

September 02, 2019

Monday 2nd 11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm all underage camogie practice; Senior Gaelic; u14 Gaelic; 9pm Lott


Tuesday 3rd 7pm An Ríocht Executive committee meeting; 8.30pm Kingdom2Croker meeting; as we build momentum towards this great day for our club, everyone who can help, should help, everyone who can attend tonight, should attend tonight.


Wednesday 4th 11am Men’s Shed; Senior Gaelic.


Friday 6th Men’s Shed delegation to Irish Men’s Shed Showcase Event at Stormont; 11am Men’s Shed; 5.30pm u10 Gaelic; 7pm Senior Gaelic Bredagh v An Ríocht


Saturday 7th Kilmacud Camogie Sevens; 11am u6 Gaelic; 12.30pm u8 Gaelic; 1pm Party; 2pm It’s a Knockout


Sunday 8th 10am Breakfast; 1pm Party; 8pm Bingo


Monday 9th 11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm all underage camogie practice; Senior Gaelic; 9pm Lotto


Tuesday 10th u18 Gaelic Semi-Final


Week 56 (blue) Bingo House £200 Sinead Kerr and Emma & Louise; Week 57 (green) available from McVeighs Costcutter Dunavil, P&J Morgan Newsagent Newry Street, Rafferty’s Garage or the club.


The Men’s Shed enjoyed a visit to the Auld Lamas Fare and a boat trip to Rathlin.


In the u18 Gaelic Quarter-Final An Ríocht v Shamrocks, An Ríocht came from nine points down with ten minutes remaining to win by three, 3-16 to 2-16. Team: C Flanagan, JJ Eakins, C Harper, J Rodgers 1-0, M Greenan, R Flanagan, R Mackey 0-9, C Flanagan 0-1, W Harper 1-0, C Campbell 0-3, A Gribben, E Sloan 0-2, B Matthews. Sub: M Cunningham 1-1


In the u14 Gaelic Quarter Final An Ríocht v Rostrevor we won 3-17 to 2-9 with exceptional performances from Cameron Gribben in goals, Logan Rooney and Zac Curran in defence, Oran McAleenan and Luke Quinn at centre field, and Conor McConville, and Cameron Rogers in attack.


At the u16 Gaelic Quarter-Final in Drumgath, the Drumgath/Annaclone amalgamation beat us 3-11 to 3-9. A goal down at the break, we did not make full use of a strong wind on the restart and failed to turn lots of possession into enough scores.


In the Senior Gaelic An Ríocht v Saval, we lost 2-16 to 0-10; still in the game at four down with ten to go, we folded once they hit their second goal.


At the All Ireland Senior Football Sevens at Glenalbyn, An Ríocht played matches v Athlone, Naomh Barrog and hosts Kilmacud Crokes in the group stages and then against Thomas Davis and Carryduff in the Quarter and Semi Finals but lost a second match v Kilmacud 1-9 to 1-11 in the All Ireland Final. Team: Conor Cole, James Colgan, Conor Clarke, Rory Cunningham, Ronan Campbell, Philip Curran, Ronan McAlinden, Deaglan Morgan, Michael O’Rourke and Aidan Sloan. Well done.


24 teams participated at the Patsy Conkey u12 & Sharon Morgan u16 Camogie tournaments at Dunavil on Saturday with Ballinderry winning the Patsy Conkey Cup, Edendork the Patsy Conkey Shield, Ballygalget the Sharon Morgan Cup and Edendork the Sharon Morgan Shield. An Ríocht were runners-up in both Shields. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the preparations, on the day itself and with the clean-up afterward, it was a real team effort; those who opted not to be involved missed out on being part of something good. And a big thanks to Eurospar Kilkeel who sponsored lots of goodies for the players.


At the u12 Ellen Finnegan Camogie tournament in Castlewellan, An Ríocht played games with Bredagh, Clonduff and Cushendall. Thanks to the coaches who gave up two days running to provide the girls with the invaluable experience of playing new teams.


Thanks to Paul, Christopher, Liam, Paul and John Joe who gave up their Sunday morning to refurb the emergency lighting at the club.


On Saturday 21st September An Ríocht will undertake a walk & run to Croke Park, home of the GAA, via the traditional route, emulating Down’s journeys to Sam Maguire & raising money for youth development & three charities of significance to our community - Suicide Down To Zero, Southern Area Hospice & Autism Support Kilkeel. Each of our members, family, friends & the wider community are invited & encouraged to get involved by walking or running all or part of the route & by raising much needed funds for these good causes. To get involved contact Thomas Sloan Co-ordinator on [email protected] or any committee member. There are still a couple of runners’ slots open and ALL walkers/runners registration is on Monday 16th September 6.30pm to 8pm for walkers and 8pm to 9pm for runners/drivers. Please make ALL returns at these times and collect your Kingdom2Croker top.


Kingdom Youth Club Re-opens for the Autumn on Monday 16 September. Kingdom Youth Club Open Night is 7pm to 9pm on Friday 13th September, come on out and meet our Youth Support Workers, view our refurbished facilities, chat about our programmes taking place over the next six weeks to Friday 25th October, our Halloween Camp, and share ideas on activities for the second six week block from 4th November to Christmas. Volunteering opportunities exist at Kingdom Youth Club; we are registered with Volunteer Now & Millennium Volunteers, please call in to learn more.


The rearranged Jim Mulholland u10 Football Tournament takes place at Dunavil on Saturday 14th September.


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