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posted 2 Mar 2011, 15:23 by tony Burden

Longstone GAC Notes

(Sunday, February 27)

*In the Ulster League away to Banagher on Sunday, Longstone were defeated on a scoreline of 2-7 to 2-5. At half-time the score was 1-5 to 0-4 in favour of the Derry team. Longstone scorers: Kieran Rogers & Malachy Trainor 1-0 each, S Doran 0-2, Declan Cole 0-2, Cormac Poland 0-1. Norman McComb performed well in the midfield area, Shane Rodgers, making his starting debut, did a lot of good work in defence, and others to impress included Declan Cole, Michael Hughes, Stephen Doran and Malachy Trainor. The Ulster League finishes this weekend away to another Derry side, Ballinderry. Date and time to be confirmed.

*The All County Reserve league starts this weekend at home to Banbridge for the Reserve team. Date and time to be confirmed.

*Will all team mentors involved with Longstone juveniles, from U8 up to and including U18, please return their Access form to Ann Rogers as soon as possible. If a mentor has not received a form contact Ann (07761 879024).

*Annual membership is now due: See Dermot Rooney or Owen Haughian. Senior and minor footballers must be paid up as soon as possible- please contact Tony Burden.

*Sport NI will give a series of Circuit Sessions for Ladies in Longstone Hall, starting on Thursday (tomorrow), March 3, from 6-7pm. Just turn up or contact Ashleen Poland on 07934 798009, if you want more information. Cost is £2.

*Youth Club trip to the Movies has been organised for this Friday night, March 4. Bus will pick up and drop off at Longstone Hall. P1 and P2s must be accompanied by an adult. The trip is open to both Primary and Secondary children. Please contact Roisin Rooney, 07913 853080, for details and to book place(s) as soon as possible.

*The finals of Top Club 2011 took place in Newry at the weekend. Congratulations to Niamh Rogers, Kelsie Rogers, Aidan Rogers and Rebecca Shields, winning quiz team. Rebecca also sang very well in the final of the Y-Factor. Well done to everyone involved.

*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 on Sunday, March 27 at Downpatrick Racecourse. If interested in purchasing ticket(s) contact Dympna Rooney (07828 457610) and a percentage of the cost goes to the club.

*The GAA are currently working on ‘The Oral History Project’. This is a project about the GAA, its games, its people, its history, its place in Irish life. The overall aim of this project is to record the history of the GAA in every community and parish throughout the country through the words of the local people. The Project will gather people’s stories in the following ways: Face-to-face interviews, questionnaires, letters/emails and by donation of material. If you are interested goto their website: www.gaahistory.com or contact Denis Cotter (07763 346905).

*Gael Linn has offered anyone that took part in
Scór na nÓg this season the chance to win a Scholarship / Grant to attend one of their Summer Colleges. For a chance to win
simply answer the following question:Who was the 2010 Young Hurler of the Year? And send the answer (Brendan Maher) and the Scór discipline in which you competed in, to scor.connacht@gaa.ie before March 6 and include yuor province in the subject line - One winner will be chosen from each province. Just for taking part in the email competition competitors will receive a voucher off the cost of attending a Gael Linn Summer College. For more information visit www.gael-linn.ie/cursai.

Club website:www.longstonegac.com