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August 15

posted 24 Aug 2011, 14:37 by dencotter@hotmail.com

ACL I: Longstone 0-14 Saval 0-7
*On Friday evening Longstone recorded a valuable home win to move off the bottom of Division 1. The hosts coped better with the wet and dull conditions early on and led 6-1 by the 17th minute. The visitors halted the hosts scoring sequence with a point from Gavin Quinn two minutes later to reduce the deficit to four. However, three points from Michael Ireland, Ryan Kelly and Mark Poland put Longstone seven up, 0-9 to 0-2, which was the score at half-time. The second period was a more even affair. The teams scored five points apiece, but Saval didn’t genuinely threaten their opponents total and never got closer than seven points to Longstone. Saval were awarded a penalty in the 8th minute of the second period, when the score was 12-3, but the shot was sent wide and the hosts were able to keep their opponents at arm’s length for the remainder of the game.
Longstone: John-Paul Haughian, Michael Higgins, John Magee, Eamonn Quinn, Michael Hughes, Conor Poland 0-1, Adrian Trainor, Ambrose Rogers, Gary Trainor 0-2, Stephen Doran 0-1, Barry Doran, Mark Poland 0-2, Ciaran Doran, Michael Ireland 0-5, Ryan Kelly 0-3. Subs used: Malachy Trainor, Conor Smyth and Darren McDowell.
Saval: Peter Murray, Jonathan Hughes 0-1, Donal Murphy, Paddy Clarke, Darren Quinn, Eamonn McGee, Michael Clarke, Darren Cunningham 0-1, Declan McCarthy, Liam Turley 0-1, Gavin Quinn 0-1, Fergal McConville 0-1, Stephen Kearney 0-1, Niall Madine 0-1, Niall Devlin. Subs used: R Devlin and D McNally.
Referee: Gavin Corrigan.
*The Reserve team were home to Saval on Sunday and were narrowly defeated . The final score was 2-7 to 0-15. Scorers were Colin Burden 2-0, Kieran Rogers 0-2, Danny Trimble, Malachy Trainor, Glen Burden, Declan Cole and Ryan McDowell 0-1 each. Players to play well over for the much of the game were Malachy Trainor, Kieran Rogers, Glen Burden and Hugh Magee.
*The U-15 Og Sport started in Mayobridge last Sunday and Longstone played two games and performed well in both games to gain one win and one draw.
*Longstone hosted a Cul Camp last week and there was a very good turnout as 50 children attended. Many thanks to Ambrose Rogers, Katrina Rodgers and the other mentors who coached the juveniles all week
*The Annual U-8 tournament was held in Longstone Pk. on Saturday and thanks to the 12 teams who took part which consisted of about 180 children playing. Burren , Rostrevor and Longstone defeated Clonduff, St Michael’s(Meath) and An Riocht respectively to win the Cup, Shield and Plate titles. Well done to all. The Longstone panel was Conall Rooney, Cailte Rogan, Oisin Doran, Cain Rogers, Natasha Rooney, Tara Rooney, Linden Haughian, Dylan Poland, Niall Burden, Sean Trainor, Holly Trainor, Aine Doran, Eoin Doran, Harry Lacey, Shane McDowell, Conleth McCartan and Ben Smyth. Thanks to everyone who helped out, including parents, game officials, those who supplied the refreshments and to the Barbican, Annalong, for sponsoring the shop at the tournament.

*Also on Saturday Longstone hosted a Social Sevens tournament, involving the following teams Castlewellan (inc. Gregory McCartan), Drumgath, Clonduff (inc. Peter Withnell), An Riocht, Longstone (2 teams), Ballymartin (inc. Paul Higgins), and Meath team St Michael’s(inc. Ollie Murphy). 19 games were played and Clonduff won a keenly contested final against St Michael’s. Thanks to all the clubs for taking part and to all those who helped make this successful day happen which was a great club effort.*Upcoming games: Wed SFC v Burren (Newry) 7pm/ Thurs U16 FC Game 2 v Glenn (h) 7.30pm/ Sat U10 Blitz (Glasdrumman) 10.30am/ Sun Sen v Mayobridge (a) & U14 camogie v Castlewellan/Mon Res v Bredagh (h), Junior camogie v An Riocht (a) & U14 FC Game 4 v St.Colman’s (h) 7.15pm/ Tues Min v Banbridge (h) at 7.30pm.
*Good luck to our senior team in the championship refixture against Burren this evening in Pairc Esler at 7pm.
*U-16 players are asked to be at Longstone Hall on Thursday (tomorrow) at 6.50pm to get ready for their home game.
*U-15 Og Sport continues this Sunday in Downpatrick. The players taking part will be notified later this week and should be at the pitch in Downpatrick for 10.30am
*U-8 Training this Saturday in Longstone at 11am .

*Good luck to Longstone’s U-14 camogs who will play in the county Shield Final this Sunday and are hoping to retain the title. Their opponents will be Castlewellan , The venue is possibly Dundrum at 5pm-to be confirmed.

*The ‘Cormac Trust 10k Race + Fun Run’ will take place on Saturday, September 3, at 3pm and starts in Eglish village. If anyone is interested in taking part or making a donation go to
www.thecormactrust.com for more details.

*Numbers 2, 13, 16, 21. Nine matched 3. Sunday’s Jackpot £5200.