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
Senior Championship             The Downs 1:7           Garrycastle 2:12
We travelled to Moate for our second championship game and had to give second best to an inform Garrycastle side despite leading 1:4 to 0:4 at halftime. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Sean Loughlin, Joe Corroon, Stephen Cleary, Jack Hogan, Mark Dalton, Niall Nolan, Greg Crowley, John Smyth, Luke Folan, Barry Conroy, Noel Molloy, Brendan Murtagh, James Conroy, Shane Power. Subs used: Stephen Devine, Marc Conroy.
League Div 4              The Downs  3:10          Ballycomoyle  0:6
Our 2rd league team gained two points at home on Tuesday evening, with an impressive display.
Team: Joe Martyn, Fergal Fagan, Sean Loughlin, David McDermott, Conor Carley, Joe Corroon, Declan Lynam, David O’Reilly, Noel Molloy, Mark Conroy, Shane Deering, Adam Price, Stephen Devine, Mark Leavy, Subs used: Alan Finch, Kevin Bell, Conor Raleigh,
Under 10’s
Molloy Park was awash with under 10 and under 9 footballers on Tuesday night last.
The visitors were St Loman’s for the first round of the North Westmeath League and 2 very entertaining games were played in front of an appreciative audience. It was great to see over 70 young footballers in action over the 40 minutes and the future looks bright for both clubs.
As a result of the great numbers turning out at this level, the squad will be divided into 2 equal panels as follows:
Team Amber: Nathan Lynott, Cian McCourt, Kevin O’ Sullivan, Blaine Parker, David Smyth, Shane Murtagh, Reese Barton, Jack Carroll, Matthew Cunningham, Sean Dunne, Liam Faulkner, Richard Kelly, Jonathan Lynam, Ryan Mannering, Eoin Mulreid, Oisin Murphy, Oisin Raleigh, Luke Smith, Liam Gregory, David Keenaghan, Trevor Martin, Jordan Raleigh Doyle.
Team Black: Adam Connelly, Mark Connelly, Cathal Dagg, Eoghan Egerton, Evan Harte, Liam Moran, Mark Nugent, Jake Quinn, Adam Smith, Jack Walsh, Gary Wynne, Paul Flynn, Stephen Haugh, Joshua Heneghan, Matthew Joyce, Shane Joyce, Dave Markey, Leon Gilgan, Euan Lagan, Luke Maguire, Hugh O’Connor, Liam Smith, Stephen Wynne.
The above teams will be alternated for the North Westmeath League with matches normally taking place every second Tuesday. Text messages will be sent as usual, please reply to confirm availability. The Mullingar Area League for under 10’s is scheduled to start this Saturday – details to be issued at training which continues on Fridays at 630pm – new players always welcome.
Parents/Guardians of all under 10 players wishing to go on our Dublin trip this Sunday must return booking forms and payment to any of the team mentors no later that Thursday. Any queries contact Marc @ 087 8362297.
Under 14s
On Thursday evening last we made the short trip to play St Lomans in Mullingar. We started the game slow and during the first 10 minutes we had conceded two goals. As expected the lads got down to work and had a very strong remaining first half. Missing numerous chances we still managed to lead going in to the break. We started the second half as we had left off and had a vast amount of possession with some excellent football. We finished the game off with a few well taken scores on what was a very positive performance right throughout the panel.
Peadar Scally, Sean Kennedy, Mark Kelly, Shane O’Rourke, Conor Coughlin, Ryan Briody, Eoghan Moore, Niall Gavin, Peter Murray, Conor Duncan, Ian Martin, Niall Mitchell, Derek Conroy, Daragh Egerton, Brendan O’Reilly, James Murtagh.
Speedy recovery to James Murtagh, Naoson Moore, Andrew Dalton, Conor Murray Ryan Dempsey all injured.
Congratulations to The Downs School on winning the schools hurling final on Saturday and now look forward to the football final on Saturday.
We done to the community games on winning the football county final and now move on to Leinster  competition.
Our dancers were in Castlepollard  for the county Fleadh on Saturday night and were successful in junior set dance, junior four hand figure dance, senior figure dance. Our senior set dancers were unfortunate  to lose out in redance after the judge was unable to separate the sides in normal competition.
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.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Molly Gordon Pettiswood Close.
The Downs Ladies Football
Remember you have to be registered to play. You can register with any coach or in The Shop.
Under 16                     The Downs V Ballycomoyle
Our under 16s travelled to Ballycomoyle on Thursday evening and had to give second beat to the home side. Team: Shauna Gavin, Amy Staunton, Aisling Egerton, Paula Duffy, Laura Kelly, Roisin Scally,  Fiona Dignan, Beth McGuire, Leanne Duncan, Mary Lynam, Ellen Tate, Aoife Rowan, Caoimhe Duncan, Laura Smullen, Niamh Duncan, Fiona Lennon, Emma Raleigh, Aine Dowdall.
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