Longstone GAC Notes
(Monday, September 10)
*Well done to the senior team who have qualified for the quarter-finals of the county championship after defeating An Riocht on Friday evening in St patrick’s Pk., Newcastle. Longstone got a great start with a goal in the 2nd minute and an even better start to the second half with two goals by the second minute. Two more Longstone points in the 5th and 7th minutes made the margin between the teams 12 points and there was no way back for the Kingdom after this. The next round will be played over the course of the last weekend in September.
*Hard luck to the Reserves who were defeated by one point after extra-time in the semi-final of the championship on Saturday at Pairc na Riochta.
*On Sunday the Longstone U-8, U-10 and U-12s travelled to Kilcoo for some challenge matches as part of their Fun Day. First to play was our U-8 and U-10 team who willingly rose to the challenge. Overall this game was a spectacular show of skill and teamwork from both sides. The Longstone girls just proved too strong for the hosts in an exciting game to watch. The second match involved the U-12s and what an exciting game this turned out to be. The enthusiastic Longstone side were very focused and after just a few seconds, Longstone forward Sarah Fitzpatrick scored with a swift goal and this set the tone for the rest of the match. Another fantastic performance from both teams and many thanks to hosts Kilcoo for a great day. Longstone players on the day were: Tierna, Grainne, Orla, Aine, Sarah, Tara, Teagan, Saoirse, Shannon, Linden, Katie R, Holly, Natasha, Aoife, Katie S, Taylor and birthday girl Orianna. Well done girls!
*Best of luck to the U-16s when they play Glenn in the final of the All-County ‘C’ championship this Saturday with time and venue to be confirmed. Team training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Longstone from 7.30-8.45pm. All players to attend.
*Upcoming fixtures: Saturday, Seniors v Mayobridge (a) 4pm, U-16 Final v Glenn & U-10s at Downpatrick tournament; Sunday, U-12s v St Michael’s (h) 11am.
*Basic First-Aid course will run in Longstone Hall, starting Tuesday September 25 for 8 weeks, costing £52 and the course is limited to 12 people. Also in the Hall, a cookery class will commence on Thursday October 4 for 10 weeks, costing £50. Enrolment for both courses is tonight (Wednesday) in Longstone Hall at 8pm. See Dympna Rooney,
*Good luck to the Down camogie team in the All Ireland Premier Junior Final this Sunday v Meath at Croke Park (noon).
*Ulster GAA will be running football coaching courses in October and November in St. Patrick's College, Armagh. Contact club secretary Damian Young if interested, 07843 171293, this week.
*Numbers September 2 were 7, 13, 14, 24. Four matched 3. September 9 were 1, 7, 11, 15. Fourteen matched three. £6100 on Sunday.