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13th January 2013

posted 14 Jan 2013, 13:12 by tony Burden

Longstone GAC Notes

 (Sunday, January 13)

*Sincere condolences to Joan Burden, Longstone, whose sister died suddenly last week and to the family of Bobby McDowell, a former Longstone player, who passed away at the weekend.

*Longstone’s internal draw for those who bought Down Tickets and paid the total up front will take place this Sunday night. The cut-off for entry is this Friday. Tickets can still be bought to help support our club and county-please contact any committee member as soon as possible if you are interested.

*Minor Training continues on Monday and Wednesday nights in the Ambrose Sports Hall at 7.30pm. All players to attend please.

*Youth Club this Friday, Primary 7-8.30pm and Secondary 8.30-10pm. Supervision rota for Primary (6.45-8.30pm) is Roisin Rooney, Martina Sloan, Theresa Rogers, John Burden, Martin Cunningham and Kieran Rooney, and Secondary (8.30-10pm) Roisin Rooney, Michael Haughian and Chris Burden.

*Juvenile football meeting next Thursday the 24th to arrange team mentors for this year, U-8 up to Minor level. For more information please contact Joe Fegan 07738 810909.

*Registration Night for juvenile football players next Friday the 25th in Longstone Hall at 7pm. See Dympna Rooney. All players must be registered to be allowed to play for the club in 2013 and fee is £10 per child up to £20 max within a family.

*Longstone GAC Dinner Dance/Awards Night will now take place on Friday, February 1, in Longstone Hall. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained from any committee member.

*Down GAA Will be hosting the following Ulster GAA CPD Workshop on
Wednesday February 6 at Pairc Esler, Newry. The course will
commence at 7.30pm sharp. Workshop Title: Speed Endurance with and without the ball. This part outdoor observation / part indoor interactive session will look at practical methods to increase players’ fitness levels both before and during the playing season. The session is free of charge and open to coaches of all age groups. Anyone interested in attending this course is asked to pre-register by contacting:Conor O'Toole:developmentmanager.down@gaa.ie

*Following a new rule it is now mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from this year for all age grades up to and including minor. A range of mouthguards can be obtained from any good sports shop, such as ‘Boil & Bite’ in junior and senior sizes, or a custom made gumshield can be obtained from a dentist.

*Numbers 12, 13, 25, 27. Five matched 3. £7900 on Sunday.

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