Longstone GAC Notes
(Sunday, November 04)
*Lower Mourne played Mayobridge, reigning Down and Ulster U-21 title holders, in the South Down U-21 championship on Sunday in Longstone Park. The visitors won on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-8 with two late goals proving to be the difference after a tough game. At half-time the home team led 0-5 to 0-3, but a good start to the second period by Mayobridge brought the sides level at 0-5 apiece. Lower Mourne then proceeded to dominate the rest of the 3rd quarter in terms of possession but their shooting let them down and with ten minutes to go the teams were tied at 0-6 apiece. The Sky Blues played better football in the remaining time and finished off their scoring chances to win the game. Lower Mourne have played two group games, with 1 win and 1 defeat so far, and have two games still to play. Next game is away to Clonduff this Sunday at 2pm. Most consistent players for the home side were Martin Quinn, Mickey Sloan, Ciaran Rogers, Shane Harrison, Conor Doran and Ryan O’Hare. Players to impress for Mayobridge included Keith Quinn, Corey Quinn, John McClorey and Shane McNamee. Lower Mourne: J Trimble, M Quinn, R Doran, C Cunningham, Ciaran Rogers, M Sloan, R Clerkin, S Harrison, C Akdeniz, R McDowell, M Ireland, C Doran, R McCulla, Cathal Rogers, R O’Hare. Subs used: D Young, R Cunningham, P Haughian, M McGrath. Michael Hughes, who played for Lower Mourne the previous week, was unavailable to play and is wished a speedy recovery after an operation.
*The U-16s had a challenge game in Longstone on Saturday against Antrim club, Tir na nOg of Randalstown. At half-time the visitors led 0-4 to 0-1, but both teams increased the effort levels significantly during the second half and at full-time Tir na nOg had won by a point, 3-5 to 2-7. Following this both clubs played an U-14 challenge game. It was a good end of season workout and the team enjoyed playing against players from another county.
*There will be a Youth Club trip to Downpatrick Cinema for P1 to P7 children next Friday, November 16. Cost is £3.50 per child and £3.50 per parent/guardian. Please give names and money to any supervisor this Friday night, November 9, so that final arrangements can be made. Youth Club in Longstone Hall this Friday night and Supervision rota: Primary, 6.45-8.30pm, Noreen McCartan, Geraldine McCartan, Kirstie Smyth, Paul Rooney, Denis Cotter and Aidan Poland; Secondary, 8.30-10pm, Roisin Rogers, Noel Haughian and John Burden.
*In preparation for this year’s AGM, to be held in the Longstone Clubrooms on Sunday December 2 at 7pm sharp, nomination papers are now available for all Full members of the club (Not Juvenile). These can be obtained from the downloads section on www.longstonegac.com . Nomination papers are also available in the Hall or from club secretary Damian Young. Please note that consent must be sought from those you choose to nominate, and submitted directly to the Club Secretary no later than Wednesday 21st November. Nominations papers submitted after this date will not be considered. Nominations, Motions and Recommendations must also be signed before submission, otherwise they will be void. All members and supporters are invited to attend.
*Please contact Dympna Rooney or Emmett Haughian snr for details of the new Down Clubs’ Draw for 2013. Sign up with any committee member.
*Numbers 7, 17, 21, 27. Eight matched 3. £6900 on Sunday.