Longstone GAC Notes
(Sunday, January 02)
*Camogs/Non-camogs 4-2 Over 40s or Thereabouts 4-1
The annual fancy dress charity game was played last Tuesday and the players served up a feast, or should that be famine, of football. John ‘Spurs for the Champions League’ Kane opened the scoring with a volley early on. This was followed by good combination play from Colleen & Noreen-The Twin Babies, before the former, finished to the net. Towards half-time Laura ‘I can’t tackle legally’ Trainor saw an opportunity with Francie ‘The Dublin Jackeen’ Doran off his line, and hit a quick free to the net. The Over 40s had still not scored by the this stage, however, Josephine ‘Easy on the Eye’ Fegan goaled very late in the half to give his, sorry her, side a lifeline for the second half. The second period started very competitively and Liam ‘The Hitman’ Burden was slow to release the ball, some say intentionally, and The Rodgers Dynamic Duo, Roisin & Moira, manhandled their opponent to win possession and set up a chance for Catriona ‘Tweety Pie’ Rodgers to score another goal for the camogs. But the Over 40s fought back and tightened up things in defence, marshalled by Alexander the Great and The Butcher Cunnngham. In midfield Curran ‘The Mighty Celt’ and Cheetah ‘Leeds Forever’ sprayed the passes around. And it wasn’t long before scores from Benny ‘I Should be Down captain, not Ambrose’ Trainor, and Santa ‘Christmas was 3 days ago Eugene!’ Cunningham levelled up the game with time almost up. However, there was still time for Den the Builder/Referee to award a penalty to the Camogs who sensibly took a point to win the game. Shortly afterwards, the final whistle sounded and there was a pitch invasion by the Camogs management, The Rogers Dinnerladies who accidentally sprayed a lot of water over Raphael ‘Keep your Head Warm’ Haughian to end the game in an appropriate fashion! Thanks to everyone who took part and raised money for the Southern Area Hospice.
*U8 football practice will resume in the Ambrose Sports Hall next Monday, January 10 at 6.45pm.
*Longstone GAC Dinner dance will take place on Saturday, January 29, in Longstone Hall.
*The 500 Envelopes Draw, which can be bought in Longstone Hall, is ongoing and the winner will receive £500. Pick out an envelope from a drum, containing a raffle ticket costing anything from 1p to 500p and pay that amount to enter the draw.
*Training course for gaelic games refereeing recruits, minimum age 18, starts next Monday night, January 10, in the Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle. And also for Youth members between the ages of 16 and 18 years interested in refereeing U10, U11 blitz tournaments or Go games next season there will be a short training course. Contact Denis Cotter (07763 346905) or Dympna Rooney for more details.
*St Columban’s College, Kilkeel are hosting a GAA football coaching clinic on Saturday, January 15. Cost is £10 and proceeds are for the development of GAA in the school. Coaches include John Morrison and Cathal Murray. For more information or to book a place email Steven Poacher to: email@example.com