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14th October 2012

posted 19 Oct 2012, 13:24 by tony Burden

Longstone GAC Notes

(Sunday, October 14)

*The U-11s were in action again in the U-11 league. They were entered into Div 2 this year as we only had two players missing from the team that had won the U-12 league a few weeks ago and so it was a good chance to see how the players would fair against tougher opposition. They were in a with Clann na Derg,Tullylish, Glenn, Rostrevor and Mitchels and played on a round robin basis over two weeks. With some excellent displays last week and only losing one game they were joint top of the group going into Sunday's games. However they were dealt a bad blow at the start of the very first game when Christopher Burden sustained a bad foot injury and although he stayed on he couldn't have the impact that he is capable of. As usual the boys and girls rallied and turned out top performances in their early games and by the time they played the other joint leaders, Glenn, in the second last game it became more clear that whoever won this game would probably win the league, and turning in their best display of the day they defeated Glenn with something to spare and so Longstone were champions. Great credit must go to all the players who made the step-up from division 3 to 2 with ease and again proved what a talented bunch they are winning nine out of the ten games. This now ends the U-11/U-12 season and the management would like to thank the players for their attitude and good behaviour all year which has made them a pleasure to look after. Well done to all.

*The Reserves will play away to Drumgath this Sunday at 12pm in their second game of the Felix Darby Shield.

*Youth Club for the autumn/winter season continues  in Longstone Hall this Friday night 7-8.30pm (Primary) and 8.30-10pm (Secondary). P1 and P2 children must be accompanied by an adult. Supervisors are required to wear high-vis vests and primary supervisors should be at the hall for 6.45pm for set-up.

*Longstone camogie club are holding their AGM in Longstone Hall this Sunday, October 21. All players who wish to play next season need to attend and past-players. Parents of all juvenile players are asked to come along and past-players are encouraged to come along and maybe offer some service also. Anyone interested in helping out with coaching of a team is very welcome. The camogie club extends their sympathy to the McDowell sisters on the passing of their grandmother Teasie Treanor.

*Condolences to Joe Poland and family, on the passing of his sister Delia McParland and also to Dolores McDowell and family, on the passing of  her mother Teasie Treanor, who both passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

*Numbers 1, 2, 8, 21. Five matched 3. £6600 on Sunday.