Club notes

November 7, 2018

The Downs GAA Club Notes
Lotto Results
Date: 13th September 2010
Jackpot: €4000
Numbers: 1, 12, 13, 16
Jackpot: No winner
€100 Winners: Alicia Gammell, Frances Garvin
Next week’s draw in the Clubhouse,  jackpot €4200
Online  Lotto
If you are not currently subscribing to our lotto, the weekly club lotto is available to play online at our website.
You can also register online to receive our free weekly email which includes lotto results and club notes.
Please spread the word to Na Dunta Gaels around the country and the world, encourage them to play lotto online.
If you haven’t registered yet you can register at any training session.
Underage Training
Underage training ( for under 12s and younger)  Friday evening at 6.30
Junior B Championship V St Lomans Tuesday 14th @ 6.45 in St Lomans
Under 10s:
 Sat 18th Mullingar Area League  Blitz in The Downs.
Senior Championship Semi-Final The Downs 0:10 Mullingar Shamrocks 2:8
On Sunday last we played the semi-final of the championship in Cusack Park, despite a good start by The Downs it was Shamrocks who went into an early lead and with the advantage  of a goal were ahead at half time 1:4 to 0:3. On the resumption The Downs scored three unanswered points to leave the minimum between the sides, against the run of play Shamrocks scored a fortuitous goal to put the scores 2:5 to 0:7.  Despite intense pressure The Downs could not get the goal to put to narrow the scores.
Team: Ciaran McCormack, Declan Lynam, Mark Dalton, Niall Nolan, Sean Cleary, Ben Hogan, Sean Loughlin, John Smyth, Brendan Murtagh, Greg Crowley, Tommy Cleary, Barry Conroy, Shane Power, Noel Molloy, Luke Folan. Subs Used: James Cleary, Stephen Devine, Sean O’Leary, Jack Hogan.
Under 14 (Amber)
 Last Thursday evening we hosted our neighbours Kinnegad in the fourth round of the under 14 championship. This was a good game and the Downs got off to a good start. We created lots of chances and when the break came we were ahead by a single point. The second half saw both teams take good scores and in the end the game ended in a draw 2-8 to 1-11. It was a very positive performance by our lads and we continue to improve with each match.
Panel: Niall Mitchell, Jack Lynch, Mark Kelly, Shane O’Rourke, James Monaghan, Ryan Briody, Eoghan Moore, Niall Gavin, Peter Murray, James Murtagh, Connor Duncan, Ian Martin, Derek Conroy, Naoson Moore, Cormac Murray, Conor Murray, Daragh Egerton, Jack Stewart, Steven Colgan, Mark McCormick, Jack Kennedy.
Under 9’s /10’s
The under 9’s and 10’s travelled to the impressive facilities of Johnstownbridge on Saturday last to play Kildare side Ballyna. Both our teams performed very well against the home sides who are a combination of Johnstownbridge and Clogherinkoe. Thanks as always to those who travelled and assisted with transport. 
This Saturday we host the Mullingar Area League under 10 blitz starting at 1030am. All players to be in The Downs at 10am. There are 6 clubs participating, each fielding 2 x 10 a-side teams – Mullingar Shamrocks, Shandonagh, St. Loman’s, Ballynacargy, St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore and ourselves. All are welcome to come along for this feast of football which will see 6 small pitches in operation for around 2 hours.
Club Shop
We are delighted to announce the opening of a club shop for merchandise. The shop will be open every Friday from 7pm to 8pm. New items available include polo shirts, windcheaters, tee shirts, gloves, togs, socks  and baseball caps. The shop will be
located upstairs in the clubhouse
Scor AGM Tuesday 14th @ 9 pm
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Mary Lee, Headford, Galway. Shay Boyhan, Multyfarnham, Liam Hickey, Hopestown, Mullingar.
All-Ireland Tickets Draw
Raffle Cards are out now for the All-Ireland ticket draw, make sure you’re in with a chance to win. Draw is on Friday night in the clubhouse at 10.30
Anyone who borrowed tables please contact Peter Shanley 0872234739/Aiden McGuire 0862532327/Catriona Brennan 0857192811 to organise their return.
Web Site
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly
Photographs of the new stand can be viewed on
Ladies Football
Under 16 County Final
The Downs had to give second best to a more experienced  Moate side in a very competitive final, Moate’s ability to make better use of their scoring chances proving the difference between the sides. Team: Caoimhe Duncan, Paula Duffy, Aoife Rowan, Niamh Duncan, Amy Staunton, Roisin Scally, Fiona Dignan, Beth McGuire, Laura Kelly, Ellen Tate, Laura Smullen, Laura Wynn, Clara Thornton, Leanne Duncan, Mary Lynam, Niamh Mullen, Fiona Flynn, Fiona Bell, Emma Raleigh, Ruth Kenny, Aishling Egerton.
Under 14 Championship Semi- Final The Downs V Milltown
The Downs qualified for the final with 5 point win at the end of a very close game with The Downs producing their best game of the year and now play Clann Gael in the final.