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posted 7 Mar 2011, 14:26 by tony Burden

Longstone GAC Notes

(Sunday, March 06)

*In the Ulster League away to Ballinderry on Sunday, Longstone were defeated by the Derry side. Longstone’s best performers were Conor Doran, Michael Higgins and Eamonn Quinn.

*Thanks to all the children for their good behaviour on the Youth Club trip to the Movies on Friday night, and to all the parents/supervisors on the night. And a big thank-you to Colette Martin of Art’s Shop who donated treats for the children which went down very well.

*Longstone’s first game in the All County Reserve league, Division 2, is this Sunday away to Tullylish at 2pm.

*Down v Cork game will be shown in Longstone Hall this Saturday night. Game starts at 7.30pm.

*Down v Dublin game in Croke Pk., April 2, is an all-ticket game. 2011 members, adult and juvenile, can apply for tickets through the club.

*Club membersip is £20 for adults before the end of April/£30 thereafter. Juveniles, U8 to U18, £5 per child or £10 for a family.

*Lower Mourne Playgroup Table Quiz in Longstone Hall Friday, March 18, starting at 9.45pm. Youth Club will finish earlier at 9.30pm on the same night.

*The ManAlive vehicle ‘The Man Van’ will be at Longstone hall on Monday, March 21, from 7-9pm to carry out free health checks and health awareness sessions for men. There will also be advice on a range of health issues, such as early detection of cancer. The first session is completely booked, but to book a place for a later date please contact Adrian Haughian, 07974 928114.

*Sport NI Circuit Sessions for Ladies in Longstone Hall, starting date has been postponed to Thursday, March 24, from 6-7pm. Just turn up or contact Ashleen Poland on 07934 798009, if you want more information. Cost is £2.

*The Down GAA Coaching Conference will take place in Abbey CBS Grammar on Saturday, March 26. A number of speakers/coaches, including, Peter McGrath, Eugene Young, Tony Scullion and Jamesie O’Connor, will be giving advice on the day. Book a place via the Down website at downgaa.net by March 21. This is a course designed for any team mentor who wants to further their coaching skills.

*Down GAA Race Day, March 27, tickets from Dympna Rooney (07828 457610) and 25% of the cost goes to the club.

*The GAA are currently developing ‘The Oral History Project’ on the website: www.gaahistory.com  If interested in making a contribution, such as completing a questionnaire or recording a story, contact Denis Cotter 07763 346905 or E-mail: info@gaahistory.com or goto the website.

Club website:www.longstonegac.com