Club notes for week commencing 10th December 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 10/12/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 1, 3, 7, 10
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Peter Shanley, Eamonn Brady.
Jackpot 2: €5800
Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 8, 28.
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws will take place in our clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €6000.
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.
An annual lotto ticket for €100 (with 2 weeks free) can be bought on line or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
Updated Club Text Message Service
We are continuing with our text message service via TEAMER 51001 which we use to notify members regarding various club activities. If you wish to avail of this service, please text your name and number to 087 8362297.These messages are free to receive and a reply is not required. We currently have over 300 subscribers but would like to extend it further to ensure all our supporters are kept up to date. If you no longer wish to receive these messages then please text STOP with your name and number to 087 8362297. We want to avoid unnecessary duplication where several copies of the one message are going to the same household.
Weekly newsletter email
You can register to receive our free weekly newsletter email at our lotto website – just search for The Downs. The newsletter is sent every Monday night and includes that night’s lotto results and club notes.
Face book you can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOK page:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Cardiac Screening
The GAA now advise that the most effective way to identify risk is for players over the age of 14 to undergo cardiac screening on one occasion. It is also advised that this process be repeated before the age of 25. Players should consult their team or family doctor if they wish to get screened and screening should consist of completion of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, a Physical Examination and an ECG.As part of its commitment in this context and to aid diagnosis, the GAA in conjunction with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have implemented a programme whereby any doctors carrying out a cardiac screening programme for a GAA player will be able to send that ECG to the cardiac department in the Mater under Dr. Joseph Galvin to have a sports cardiology opinion on the ECG. In order to avail of this service, GP’s should contact Stephen Browne, the GAA’s Player Welfare Administrator in Croke Park ( or 01 8658685). A copy of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire can be downloaded from Please also see our own website under Health and Welfare for more information.
Two County Titles for Junior Scor
Congratulations to all our competitors who represented the club in the county -final in Ballymore on Sunday. Our Figure Dance, Recitation, Novelty Act and two Set Dances took part. All groups preformed to their best in a very high standard final, the Figure Dance and Set Dance won county titles and are in the Leinster semi-final next Sunday in Kilkenny. Thanks must go to all the people who prepare our scor participants for the competitions  without their efforts we wouldn’t have had  45 children competiting in Scor this year. The memorial Moire Bardon Cup was presented to the Set Dancers and returns to The Downs.
Senior Citizens Committee
The Downs Senior Citizens Committee are holding a Christmas Dinner Party  on the 16th of December in The Downs Gaa Centre.
Fit / Boot Camp
Fit / Boot Camp on Tuesday and Thursday nights 8 – 9  €5 per night, out door on the back pitch.. Suitable for all levels of fitness or unfitness come along for fun and fitness.
The club AGM was on Saturday evening the, secretary Aiden McGuire  and treasurer Matt Carley presented comprehensive  reports to the members, followed by a wide-ranging chairman’s address by Patrick Doherty covering all activities of the club.
Elected officers and committee follow next week.
Mouth Guards
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. If you opt for a custom fitted mouthguard, Dentist Michael Drury of Mary Street Mullingar (tel 04493 48213) will offer a discount to our players – mouthguards are available in club colours or clear. More information on our website and facebook page.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
Reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse on at the external wall of the entrance porch.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Solve your Christmas presents by buying club gear.
Orders for Christmas should be placed before end of November.
St Stephens Day
We will be having our now annual charity football game on St Stephens Day. This years proceeds will go to St Vincent De Paul.
Club remembrance  mass for deceased members is on Thursday 20th  at 8pm
The Downs Ladies Football
We held our AGM on Friday evening the well attended meeting  heard reports from Chairman Kevin Staunton, Secretary Deirdre Corroon  both covering the most  successful year in the clubs history and Treasurer Bernie Corroon gave a report on the clubs accounts. Elected officers and committee to follow next week.
The Ladies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can now de- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags of clothes can be left with any team coach or committee member or in The Shop. Please ask family, neighbours, friend and co-workers to fill a bag.