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posted 4 Apr 2011, 01:04 by tony Burden   [ updated 4 Apr 2011, 01:17 ]

Longstone GAC Notes

(Sunday, April 03)

*The Reserves had three games last week. On Monday and Friday evening Longstone were away to Tullylish and St John’s respectively. Tullylish were much too good and won by a comfortable margin, while the latter game was a much closer affair but the home team came eventually came out on top 1-12 to 0-12. On Sunday league leaders Annaclone visited Longstone and the visitors won by the bare minimum on a 1-8 to 1-7 scoreline.

*The U12s were away in Atticall for the Go games Series 3 on Sunday and played some excellent football all day with wins against Atticall and Clonduff B, a draw with Rostrevor and one defeat to Newry Mitchels. All boys and girls have shown great attitude in training and it is showing in
these games with a great start to the season. Well done to them and keep up the effort.

*Longstone U12 Camogs got their 2011 season off to a start when they travelled to Clonduff last Saturday for Round 1 of the Cluster 4 Blitzes.  The skill for this round was striking on both sides and the Longstone girls certainly displayed plenty of this, especially Cora Trimble, Caitlin Trainor and Chloe Fitzpatrick.  Aine Trimble, Orla Smith and Breanna Magorrian worked tirelessly throughout the game and this was rewarded when Aine made a brilliant strike to Breanna who slotted the sliotar to the back of the Clonduff net.  However, Clonduff snatched back a goal of their own and could have had one or two more scores except for the superb goalkeeping of Aisling Trimble and this along with her fantastic puck-outs certainly impressed her coaches.  Cara Haughian tried hard for Longstone and Taylor Poland, Katie Smith and Louise Corrigan continued where they left off last season displaying some fantastic, solid camogie skills.  Well done girls and keep up the good work.

*And the U14 Camogs travelled to Mayobridge, also on Sunday, for their 1st league game of the season and came home with the 2 points in the bag.  Longstone started with great determination, skill and team work and this continued throughout the match.  Niamh Rogers dominated midfield for the visitors giving a great supply of the ball to the forwards and Etain Dundas made the most of this supply scoring four goals and one point before half time.  In the second half the Corrigan sisters, Danielle and Louise, continued to apply the pressure up front for Longstone and this resulted in Breanna Magorrian sending the sliotar to the back of the Mayobridge net.  At the other end of the pitch Cliodhna Rooney was superb in the Longstone defence intercepting a lot of the Mayobridge attacks and with Niamh Rogers adding a goal and a point of her own to the score sheet this left the final result at Longstone 6-2 Mayobridge 2-0.

*Well done to Noreen Rodgers who represented Longstone at the Down Camogie 'C' Factor which was held on Friday night past in Castlewellan Club.  Noreen did us all proud!  And our Senior Camog Mentor, Ann 'Sharon Osbourne' Rogers, did a grand job as judge at the competition, while Ozzie (or was it Roisin Rogers) made a surprise appearance.

*Upcoming fixtures: Sun Reserve v Downpatrick (h) at 2pm/ Mon Junior camogie (h) v Liatroim II at 7pm & U14 v Ballymartin (h) at 7pm.

*Sport NI Circuit Sessions for Ladies in Longstone Hall have been postponed until after Easter. More details later this month.