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posted 14 Mar 2011, 15:14 by tony Burden

Longstone GAC Notes

(Sunday, March 13)

*Longstone’s reserves play in the All County Reserve league, Division 2, this Sunday at home to Tullylish with throw-in at 2pm.

*Lower Mourne Playgroup Table Quiz in Longstone Hall this Friday 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 next Monday 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. This 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 starts next week on Thursday evening 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 next Monday. 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.

*Down v Dublin game in Croke Pk., April 2, is an all-ticket game. 2011 members, Adult (see Dermot Rooney or Owen Haughian on Wednesday or Sunday night in Longstone Hall) and Juvenile (contact Damian Young, 07843 171293, Ann Rogers, 07761 879024, or Roisin Rogers, 07751 374276) can apply for tickets through the club secretary, Dympna Rooney.

*Preliminary notice for Hypnotist and Funny man, Michael McCoy, who will be in Longstone Hall on Saturday, April 30. Tickets will be on sale soon.

*Goto the following section of the GAA’s website: ‘www.gaa.ie/clubzone’ for advice on all aspects of club administration, such as, a club advice manual which summarises club officer roles, club constitution, coaching tips, child welfare and the The GAA Respect Initiative, which encourages respect for and from all participants on and around the field. There is also a regular club newsletter.

*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 e-mail: info@gaahistory.com or goto the website mentioned above.