*Longstone’s U-14 Camogs travelled to Kilcoo last Wednesday for the Semi-Final of the County Shield Competition and once again what a display of camogie they served up. Right from the throw-in Longstone were on the attack and after a scramble around the Kilcoo goalmouth Aoife McDowell netted for the visitors to get them on their winning way. Longstone’s forwards continued to put pressure on the Kilcoo defence and two magnificent ground strokes by Orianna McGoey found their way past the home goalie to leave Longstone going in at half-time with a lead of 3-0 to 0-0. The second half started pretty much as the first finished off. Longstone continued their attacking form with Niamh Rogers sweeping up a lot of the sliotar on the half-back line and giving a great supply to her side’s forwards and Courtney McComb, Louise Quinn and Aoife McDowell capitalised on this by adding 1-1, 0-1 and 1-0 respectively to the Longstone score sheet. Kilcoo did battle hard but any of their scoring chances were thwarted by Longstone’s full-back, Cliodhna Rooney, while at the other end of the pitch Danielle Corrigan was absolutely superb throughout the match causing a lot of problems for the home side. She not only set up some of Longstone’s scores but she was also rewarded with a personal tally of 1-1 to ensure her team’s victory. This was another solid team performance by Longstone and the tireless work and commitment by each and every one of the girls in all their matches has earned them a well deserved place in the County Shield Final to be held in August.
Team: Aisling Trimble, Katie Smith, Cliodhna Rooney, Breanna Magorrian, Niamh Rogers, Niamh McDowell, Courtney McComb (1-1), Ruth Collins, Louise Quinn (0-1), Danielle Corrigan (1-1), Etain Dundas, Aoife McDowell (2-0), Orianna McGoey (2-0) Mentors: Roisin Rogers, Marty McNeill, Ann Rogers
*The Reserves were away to Downpatrick on Sunday and won on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-7. It was a good performance by the team and the scorers were Michael Ireland 0-5, Ryan McDowell 1-1, Cormac Poland & Kieran Rogers 1-0 each, Danny Trimble, Malachy Trainor, Gary Trainor & Gerard Quinn 0-1 each. Ryan McDowell was injured during the game and he is wished a speedy and complete recovery.
*The seniors were at home to Moy in a challenge game last Saturday and was closely contested throughout.
*Good luck to our Seniors who play ASK Lecale in the championship this Saturday in St Patrick’s Pk., Newcastle at 5pm. And also to our Reserve team in the championship this Sunday at home to An Riocht at 2pm.
*Good luck to our U-16s who will take part in Shane O’Neills, Camlough GFC, Sevens tournament this Saturday, July 30.
*U-8 team will take part in a tournament this Saturday in Glasdrumman. Players are asked to be at St Mary’s Pk. for 10am please.
*Upcoming games: Thurs U16 v Glenn (a) 7.30pm/ Sat SFC v ASK Lecale (Newcastle) 5pm/ Sun PRFC v An FRiocht (h) 2pm & U12 v Bosco (A) 11am/ Mon U14 FC v Warrenpoint 7.30pm.
*Thanks to the question-master, Tony Burden, for organising the quiz which took place in Longstone Hall last Tuesday night and to all those who supported the quiz. And on Friday night the Charity Fun Run/Walk took place and more details next week on the total amount raised.
*There will be a Registration Night for the Longstone Cul Camp next Monday, August 1, in Longstone Hall from 7.30-8.30pm. The Camp will take place in Longstone from August 8-12 for 6-13 year olds (cost is £35). Club co-ordinator is Damian Young. There will also be a nursery camp for children who were enrolled in P1 or P2 from Sept 2010–June 2011(cost is £25).
*Full Committee meeting next Tuesday, August 2, at 9.30pm.
*Longstone will host a Social Sevens tournament on Saturday, August 13, involving a number of clubs. If you would like to play football for Longstone in this event please contact Damian Young (07843 171293) as soon as possible.
*Congratulations to St Joseph’s Pipe Band, Longstone, who won their Ulster Fleadh competition on Sunday in Dungiven. They will take part in the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan in August.
*Condolences to May Haughian and family on the recent passing of Margaret Donnelly. May she rest in peace.
*Numbers 14, 19, 25, 27. 5 matched 3. Jackpot £6200 this Sunday night.