An Ríocht GAC

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An Ríocht GAC
An Ríocht
Founded: 1981
County: Down
Nickname: Kingdom
Colours: Green, White and Gold
Grounds: An Ríocht GAA Playing Fields,
Dunavil Road,
County Down,
BT34 4JT
Coordinates: 54°02′59.14″N 6°02′01.66″W / 54.0497611°N 6.0337944°W / 54.0497611; -6.0337944Coordinates: 54°02′59.14″N 6°02′01.66″W / 54.0497611°N 6.0337944°W / 54.0497611; -6.0337944
Playing kits
Standard colours

An Ríocht GAC is a GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Club based in County Down, Northern Ireland. The club provides teams from underage level to adult level in both Gaelic football and camogie. The club is one of 47 in Down GAA.

The club is based in the Mournes just outside Kilkeel at Dunavil Road.

The club today[edit]

An Ríocht GAC is one of the main clubs in County Down today. The club has camogie teams and football teams at Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Minor, Seconds, Thirds, Under-21 and Senior Level as well as a youth club. The youth club goes under the name of The Kingdom Youth Club.

The Senior Football team are in Division 1 and play in the Down Senior Football Championship. An Ríocht is regularly represented on Down GAA teams. In 2010 three An Ríocht players started on the Down team which lost the All-Ireland Final to Cork - Brendan McVeigh, Martin Clarke and John Clarke, while James Colgan was a member of the 2010 Down panel. Brendan McVeigh and Martin Clarke also picked up GAA GPA All Stars Awards in 2010. The club is currently managed jointly by former captain Deaglan O'Reilly & Edmund Kali.

Recent Notable Players[edit]

  • Martin Clarke, former Australian rules football with Collingwood & Down player
  • John Clarke, former Down footballer
  • James Colgan, former Down footballer
  • Brendan McVeigh, former Down footballer
  • Gerard Colgan, former Down footballer
  • Mike Quinn, former Down footballer and Sigerson Cup Winner with Queen's in 1990
  • John Lavery, former Down footballer
  • Daniel Flynn, former Down footballer and Sigerson Cup winner with UCD
  • Gary Cunningham, former Down footballer

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Down GAA[edit]