An Riocht club notes

April 08, 2019

Monday 8th 11am Men’s Shed Art and ipad workshops; 6.30pm Project Football; 6.30pm there is no u6, u8, u10, u12 Camogie today but there is u14/u16 (see you all next week, Mon 15 Apr, for our last practice before Easter with some special treats for all our players); 6.45pm u14 Gaelic An Ríocht v Warrenpoint; 7pm Graffiti Artist at the Club; 7pm Senior Gaelic; 7.15pm Senior Camogie; 9pm Lotto Jackpot £10,900, now available on-line.

Tuesday 9th 6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Aged 8 to 11 activities for girls & boys – gym, tacos, chipolatas; 7pm u14 Camogie Castlewellan v An Ríocht; 7pm Football Coaches monthly meeting; 7.30pm u16/u18 Gaelic.

Wednesday 10th 10.30am Cook It Programme; 11am Men’s Shed; 3pm Grange Afterschool; YA Youth Worker Training; 6.30pm u14 Gaelic; 7pm / 8.30pm IMPACT Youth Pharmacy Project; 7pm Senior Camogie Portaferry v An Ríocht; Senior Gaelic

Thursday 11th 6.30pm u12 Gaelic; 6.30pm / 8.30pm aged 4 to 7 years boys/girls – making paper masks; 6.45pm u16 Gaelic An Ríocht v Annaclone/Drumgath; 7pm u10 Gaelic in Atticall; 7.30pm Camogie meeting; 8.30pm Indoor Football.

Friday 12th 10am Men’s Shed visit to Drogheda Men’s Shed; 5.30pm u10 Gaelic; 6.30pmYouth Club Drop In; 7pm Senior Gaelic An Ríocht v Saul; 7pm u10 Camogie; 7pm Senior Camogie

Saturday 13th 10am u8 Gaelic Blitz; 11am to 12.30pm u6 Gaelic; 2pm Birthday Party; 3.30pm u8 Gaelic An Ríocht v Rostrevor; 5pm Reserve Gaelic An Ríocht v Clonduff

Sunday 14th 10am Breakfast; 11am u12 Gaelic Rostrevor v An Ríocht; 2pm Band; 8pm Bingo

Monday 15th April Men’s Shed @ ASDA; 6.30pm to 7.30pm all underage camogie practices (u6 & u8 indoor); 7.15pm Senior Gaelic Darragh Cross v An Ríocht; Senior Camogie; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 16th 6pm Irish Dancing; 7pm Aged 8 to 11 activities for girls and boys – gym, what’s in the box?; 7pm u18 Gaelic Rostrevor v An Ríocht.


Week 35 (red) Home Bingo £200 House, Marie Boden & Eleanor Flanagan – Week 36 (green) Bingos available from McVeighs Costcutter Dunavil, P&J Morgan Newsagent Newry Street, Rafferty’s Garage or the club.


Easter Raffle tickets in aid of Camogie on sale now, anyone who can take a sheet please see Paula or Eleanor. Easter Disco on Thursday 18th April at 6.30pm and Easter Egg Hunt on Friday 19th April at 5pm.


At the u18 Gaelic An Ríocht beat Dromara/Dundrum comfortably at Dunavil on Sunday. Team: Curtis Flanagan, John Joe Eakins, Eoin Killen, Jack Rodgers, Michael Greenan Reece Flanagan, Christopher Flanagan, Ryan Mackey, William John Harper, Cameron Gribben, Aidan Gribben, Joel Cunningham, Eoin Sloan.


The Junior Camogs played Atticall Seniors in a friendly. Team Caoimhe Donnan, Caoimhe McAlinden, Aisling Morgan, Shaunece Harper, Hayley McDowell, Rachel Cunningham, Cerys Clarke, Marie Trainor, Shannagh Campbell, Danielle Higgins, Tiarna Donnan, Ciarrai Connor, Yasmin McCrink. The girls recorded a morale boosting win, thanks to Atticall for the game and to Carrie for refereeing. There will be fortnightly Junior games arranged around Senior fixtures to ensure everyone who wants to play Camogie gets to play Camogie. It is not too late to get involved, just drop into practice any Monday or Friday evening to keep up to date with what’s happening.


At the Reserve Gaelic in Mayobridge, An Ríocht lost on a 7-9 to 0-10 score.


At the u12 Gaelic v Warrenpoint, An Ríocht won 2-13 to 2-4.


At the u14 Gaelic in Atticall, An Ríocht went down 1-7 to 7-7.


At the u16 Camogie challenge An Ríocht v Longstone, An Ríocht suffered a defeat.


The Senior Gaelic season got underway with a draw in Saval. An Ríocht started slowly and looked in trouble two five down after a quarter hour but battled back to lead eight seven at the break. An exchange of goals ten minutes into the restart kept things tight before Saval hit three in quick succession to take a commanding lead only for An Ríocht to fight right to the last kick with which we earned a deserved share of the spoils. Lots to work on but plenty of positives to build on like the battling qualities displayed and an attractive long passing style of play which augurs well going forward if we can ensure consistency of performance.


The u16 Gaelic in Mayobridge was called off due to a water-logged pitch.


An Ríocht won the thirtieth annual Paul Farrell Memorial Cup u14 Gaelic seven-a-side tournament after matches with Atticall, Roche Emmets, Clonduff, Skryne, Longstone and Burren in the final. Atticall beat Longstone in the Shield final. Thanks to the 13 teams from 4 counties for taking part and to all the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event. An Ríocht reached the cup final against Burren and after an excellent game that went to extra time An Ríocht lifted the Cup. All the boys put in a great team performance throughout the day playing some excellent football.

Team: Oran McAleenan, Jack McDonald, Zack Curran, Darragh McAlinden, Miceal Harper, Conor McConville, Cameron Gribben, Jayden White, Oisin Davies, Deagen Cordell, Daniel Speers, Luke Quinn, Luke Rafferty, Shea Rafferty, Ethen Finnegan, Paul O’Rourke, Conor Kelly, Micheal Shiels.


At the u12 Camogie Blitz in Ballygalget, An Ríocht only got one group game but stayed behind to play several friendlies. Thanks to the mentors who gave up their Saturday to take the girls.


Anne attended the Finance & Insurance seminar in Newcastle.


For the next Camogie meeting on Thursday all Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Mentors and Helpers are invited to come along to provide feedback from everyone involved as to how practice and games have gone during the first month, so please call in at 7.30pm on Thursday, tea and refreshments provided.


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.

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