*Longstone Dinner Dance & Reunion Night took place on Saturday night in Longstone Hall and a good crowd attended. The guest speakers were Seamus Ryan, Down county board treasurer, and Noreen Keown, manager of the All Ireland winning Down U-16 camogs last year. Many thanks to both Seamus and Noreen, for their words of encouragement and for presenting the awards. Camogie Award Winners were: Junior Most Improved Players, Sarah Trainor and Amy Rogers, Players’ Player, Lauren Cunningham, Runner-up Player, Caoimhe Poland & Player of the Year, Catriona Rodgers. Camogie club Personality, Claire Rooney. Football award winners were: Minor R-up, Conor Doran & Player of the Year, Michael Hughes; U-21 R-up Ryan McDowell & Player of the Year Michael Hughes, Reserve R-up, Michael Young & Player of the Year (Thomas George Burden Cup), John-Paul Haughian; Senior Most Dedicated, John –Paul Haughian, R-up, Michael Hughes & Player of the Year (Ambrose Rogers Trophy), Michael Ireland. Clubperson of the Year was Joseph Fegan. After these awards there were presentations to two groups who represented the club back in the 1980s and James Haughian, chairman during this period, did the presenting. First up were the All Ireland CCD winning Ceile Dancing team of 1989, namely, Patricia Kane, Christina Moore, Marina Madden, Carmel McVeigh, Fiona Turner, Jacqueline Brown, Elaine Walsh, Paula McQuillan, Sharon Donaldson and Siobhan McGrath. And later on the dancers rolled back the years with a rerun of their routine for the audience and by all accounts had lost none of their talent. The last presentations of the night were to the 1986 SFC team who reached the county final and every player and mentor received a gift, and as each player was called up memories were jogged and good times recalled. A big collective effort by the club before, during and the day after, ensured it was an enjoyable night for everyone who did attend on Saturday night.
*Longstone GAC took part in the South Down Scor sinsear semi-final on Friday night at Annaclone in Solo singing, Ann-Marie Martin, Recitation, Hugh Rodgers and Trath na gCeist/Quiz, Dermot Rooney, Hugh Rodgers and Denis Cotter. Hugh Rodgers has qualified for the South Down final on Sunday week, and all gave their best on the night.
*Youth Club this week on Friday night Primary, 7-8.30pm and Secondary, 8.30-10pm. Supervision rota for Primary: Aine Fegan, Geraldine McCartan, Sharon Ewart, Chris Burden, Goeffrey McDowell and Kieran Rogers. Primary supervision starts at 6.45pm. Secondary rota: Aine Fegan, Joe Fegan, Feargal Young and Martin Fitzpatrick. Any person who cannot make their allocated night should arrange with another person to swap nights. All parents are asked to ensure their children are picked up sharp at the end of their scheduled youth club time, 8.30pm and 10pm respectively.
*Full committee meeting next Tuesday at 8.30pm.
*Fancy Dress disco (Anything Goes- 60s to the 90s) in Longstone Hall on Saturday, February 25, with DJ McGiggs.
*Numbers 2, 12, 17, 22. Congratulations to Danielle Harrison who won the jackpot of £6000. Six matched three. Jackpot £5000 this Sunday night.