Club notes

November 7, 2018

Lotto on Line
If you are not currently subscribing to our lotto,you can now do our club lotto on line by visiting our web site
If you haven’t registered yet you can register at any training session.
Underage Training
Underage training ( from under 12s down)  Friday evening at 6.30
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Web Site
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly
Completed photographs of the new stand can be viewed on
League Div 4                            The Downs 2:7 Garrycastle 1:11
We travelled to Garrycastle on Thursday last and were unfortunate to lose by the minimum. Team: Joe Martyn, David McDermott, Niall Nolan, Mark Leavy, Declan Lynam, Ben Hogan, Conor Carley, Joe Corroon, Noel Molloy, Adam Price, David O’Reilly, Niall O’Doherty, Trevor McCormack, Alan Finch, Stephen Devine, Subs Used: Kevin Bell.
Under 10’s
The under 10 boys have had a busy week. On  Tuesday last Team Amber travelled to Castletown Finea to play the home side in the second round of the North Westmeath League. Both sides worked hard for the 40 minutes and produced some good football despite the damp conditions. Panel: Reece Barton, Eanna Burke, Jack Carroll, Matthew Cunningham, Liam Faulkner, David Keenaghan, Ryan Mannering, Trevor Martin, Cian McCourt, Eoin Mulreid, Oisin Murphy, Shane Murtagh, Blaine Parker, Oisin Raleigh, Jordan Raleigh-Doyle, Luke Smith, David Smyth.
On Saturday morning the entire panel were action in the first round of the Mullingar Area League versus St Loman’s in Lakepoint Park. In beautiful sunshine and high temperatures, 2 under 10 games were played simultaneously which produced some great football.
Then on Sunday, the under 10’s had their trip to Dublin which involved some matches in the morning followed by a visit to the Croke Park museum and stadium tour in the afternoon. First up was a visit to the fine facilities of St. Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh on the Navan Road. This is the home club of Master Derek Butler and we thank him for linking up the 2 clubs. In glorious sunshine over 80 footballers provided 8 finely balanced matches with honours probably even overall. Following the football a fine array of food and refreshments were provided by our hosts in their impressive clubhouse. We thank them sincerely for their hospitality and look forward to returning the favour later in the year. Next stop was Drumcondra and GAA headquarters for the museum and stadium tour. This was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and adults and was completed with food served high up in Canal Suite 416 overlooking the magnificent pitch. Well done to all who represented their club impeccably throughout the day and finally thanks to Paddy for providing souvenir posters for all as a momento for the day.
The next under 10 fixtures are provisionally fixed for Tuesday 1st June home to Milltownpass (Team Black) and home to Ballynacargy on Saturday June 12th.
Details to be confirmed at training and text messages will be sent as usual. 
Finally, best wishes to Mark Conneely for a speedy recovery from a recent injury and we look forward to seeing him back between the sticks very soon
Congratulations to The Downs School on winning the schools Football final on Saturday making  it a double with the Hurling title which they won the previous week well done to all concerned.
Club Gear
Club Gear can be purchased or ordered at underage training on Saturdays. New this year are football gloves with The Downs crest (this make of gloves are worn by several county teams) special introductory price €8 for underage and €12 for adult sizes.
Walking Track
Our new Walking Track is now open for use. For insurance purposes each person who uses the walking track must be a member of The Downs GAA. Club.  Annual membership can be paid to any club officer.
The Downs Ladies Football
Remember you have to be registered to play. You can register with any coach or in The Shop.
Under 12
Our under 12s had an enjoyable challenge against Mullingar Shamrocks, thanks to Shamrocks for travelling out
Under 10
The under 10s had a busy week with two games against Kinnegad and St Lomans.
The Junior team were at home to Clann Gael on Sunday and despite an improved performance, Clann Gael proved too strong and finished deserved winners.
Underage training ( from under 12s down) on Friday evenings  6.30
Under 14 on Monday evenings @ 7
Under 16, 18 and Junior adult Fridays @ 7.30