Longstone GAC Notes
(Sunday, June 19)
*Longstone had their first Golf Classic on Friday, and although conditions were not ideal, it was a successful and enjoyable day with 32 teams taking part. The teams which finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd were captained by Alan Shields, Peter Kelly and Enda Murphy respectively. Non-golfing team competition was won by Gary Trainor’s team. Shot of the Day appeared to be going to Hugh Trainor for a long time with a superb shot, but it was cruelly taken away late in the competition by a clever shot by John-Paul Haughian. A big thank-you to Conrad Developments, main sponsor of the event, and to those who organised the Golf Classic over the past couple of months and who helped out on the day.
*Camogie: Longstone’s U14s maintained their winning form when they had convincing wins in their last two league games against Mayobridge and Aghaderg. On both occasions the Longstone girls gave a solid team performance and each and every one of them is worthy of special praise for the skills and efforts they displayed. The draw for the U14 camogie Championship Shield has been made and Longstone play Warrenpoint on Thursday 14th July. The U12s visited Clonduff last Saturday afternoon for Round 11 of their Blitz. Katie Smith and Cora and Aine Trimble were superb in defence with some great ground strokes while Aisling Trimble had some brilliant puck-outs from goals. Aoife McDowell, Breanna Magorrian and Orianna McGoey displayed some magnificent lifting and pucking of the ball while Lauren McComb and Sarah Fitzpatrick were very unlucky not to snatch a few goals with the sliotar just going wide of the Clonduff post. And the U8 camogs took part in a well attended and very enjoyable All County Blitz hosted by Kilcoo last Sunday. Longstone played four very competitive and evenly matched games against Ben Dearg, Liatroim, Clonduff and Ballygalget and there were amazing skills shown by all the teams for such a young age group. For Longstone Linden Haughian and Tara Rooney did some great tackling and clearing of the ball while Natasha Rooney and Grainne Cunningham displayed some fine lifting and pucking. Holly Trainer and Shannon McCartan were very strong in the forward line and in Longstone’s game against Ballygalget Holly along with Natasha Rooney scored a goal apiece.
The U-12s were at home to St Michaels on Sunday and recorded a
The U-10s were away to An Riocht last Saturday for a tournament and were in excellent form beating Clonduff A by three points, Bredagh by one point and Glenravel by seven points to top the group and go through to the cup competition. In the cup quarter final they played a very good
*Upcoming games: Thurs U16 v Glasdrumman (a) 7.30pm/ Fri Sen v Kilcoo (a) 7.30pm/ Sat U12 camogie v An Riocht (a) & U8 Go Games in Burren/ Sun Sen v Rostrevor (a), U16 v Drumclone (a) 1pm & U12 v Glasdrumman (h) 11am/ Mon Jun camogie v Ballygalget (a), U14 v Clonduff B (a) 7.30pm & U10 v Glasdrumman (h) 7pm.
*Condolences to the family of Thomas Rooney, Head Rd., on the recent passing of a much loved and respected man.
*Juvenile S-Factor, ages 6-16, returns to Longstone this Saturday, 8-11pm. It promises to be an entertaining night with celebrity judges in attendance, i.e. Big Norman, Dessie and Colleen Haughian. All proceeds in aid of Moneydarragh PS Playground Fund.
*Cul Camp, ages 6-13, in Longstone this Summer during the week August 8-12. Cost for nursery children (P1 and P2 pupils during 2010-11) is £25 per child. For older children the cost is £35 per child.
*Anyone interested in helping out at the Longstone Cul camp, August 8-12, should contact Damian Young (07843 171293) as soon as possible please.
*We wish Down well in this Saurday’s 1st round qualifier away to Clare.
*Lower Mourne Gaelic League Scoil Samhraidh (summer school) will take place in Longstone from Monday, July 4-8. Boys and girls, age 4-14 can attend to experience a mixture of activities in gaelic games, dance, music and Irish language. Cost is £30, inc. all activities and a jersey. Register with Ronan, Irish language development officer, 4376 8784 or contact your school principal or sign up on the first day of the summer school.
*Numbers 13, 14, 24, 28. 5 Matched 3. Jackpot £5700 this Sunday night.