Club notes for week commencing 10th June 2013

November 7, 2018

5K Run/Race
The Club are having a 5k fun Run/Race on Wednesday 12th of June. A flat course a great opportunity to set your season best time . Come along and enjoy the evening make sure to bring friends and spread the word.
Underage Training
Underage training  is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
Senior championship The Downs  0:10 Athlone 0:9
In Rochfordbridge on Saturday evening we played our second game in the championship and recorded a well deserved win to get our championship back on track. The Downs started with the greater urgency and were first to raise a flag, however we didn’t convert our share of possession or opportunities into scores. Athlone were more economical and held a halftime lead of 0:5 to 0:3 against the run of play. On the resumption The Downs scored first Athlone responded, but five unanswered points by The Downs gave us a two point advantage entering the final minutes. This was an much improved performance in sweltering conditions by the entire team and showed what unity of purpose can achieve .Team: Ciaran McCormack, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Trevor McCormack, Ben Hogan, Jack Hogan, Declan Lynam, Brendan Murtagh, PJ Maguire, Barry Conroy, Stephen Devine, Brendan Cleary, Dean Egerton, John Smyth, Niall Folan. Subs Used: Shane Power, Luke Loughlin, Luke Folan, Kevin Smullen, Shane Carroll.
The Downs U.13 Boys Football Street League
The 3rd and final round of The Down U.13 Boys Football Street League took place on Sunday evening, 9-Jun-2013.  Round 3 pitted The Downs against Westmeath while Cork played Kildare.  Westmeath beat The Downs by a scoreline of 9-12 to 3-9 in the first game. In the second game Kildare beat Cork by a single point on a scoreline of 5-9 to 5-8. Cork, Kildare and Westmeath jointly topped the league table with 2 wins each, however when score difference was taken into account Westmeath emerged as winners. Brian Murtagh presented the trophy to the Westmeath captain, Oisin Murphy. Special thanks to Joe O’Sullivan for organising the tournament, to our referees Niall Mitchell and Peter Murray, to the coaches of the 4 teams, to David Monaghan  and the parents who set up the Hall and provided refreshments after the games, and to everyone who helped out and supported on the day.
The teams were as follows:
The Downs: Cian Flaherty, Enna Burke, Gary Wynne, Jack Carroll, Jonathan Lynam, Jack Walsh, Paul McCool, Tom Tuite, Evan Harte & Lorcan Mullen.
Kildare: Alan Mooney, David Keenaghan, David Smith, Gary Cleary, Liam Moran, Mark Nugent, Mark Connelly, Matthew Cunningham, Stephen Wynne & Trevor Martin.
Westmeath: Luke Smith, Adam Smith, Luke Maguire, Oisin Murphy, Donal Doherty, Cormac Mullen, Oisin Dowdall, Ryan Mannering, Nathan Lynott, Cathal Dagg & Oisin Raleigh.
Cork: Cian McCourt, Owen Rathigan, Adam Conneelly, Shane Murtagh, Paul Flynn, Euan Lagan, Adam Gilbride, Kevin O’Sullivan, Anthony Moran & Owen Murray.
Under 12s
North Westmeath League U.12 Boys Football
The Downs played at home against Mullingar Shamrocks in the 4th round of the North Westmeath League on Wednesday 29-May.  The Amber team fought back from one point down at half time to draw their match in a tightly fought encounter, with a final score of 2-6 each. Meanwhile the Black team led by 7 points at half time and ran out easy winners by 2-15 to 2-4. Thanks to all of the players for their efforts and to the parents for supporting both teams.  The teams were as follows:  Amber Team included Cian McCourt, Jack Walsh, Cathal Dagg, Ben Harte, Nathan Lynott, Cormac Mullen, Donal Doherty, Gary Cleary, Liam Moran, David Smyth, Adam Smith, Jake Quinn, Evan Harte, Alan Mooney, Paul McCool & Lorcan Mullen.  The Black Team included Liam Murtagh, Mark Connelly, Owen Rathigan, Sean Power, Adam Connelly, Cian Flaherty, Gary Wynne, Oisin Raleigh, Anthony Moran, Kevin O’Sullivan, Owen Murray, Max Cassidy, Shane Murtagh & Tom Tuite.
Newry Mitchells U.12 Boys Football Tournament
The Downs U.12 team took part in the Newry Mitchell’s tournament at the Derryleckagh Playing Fields in Newry on Saturday 1-Jun. Our group comprised of Whitehall Whites (Dublin), Portarlington (Laois), Mooretown (Tyrone) and Sean MacCumhaills (Donegal). After our 4 games we had 2 wins and 2 losses, and finished 3rd in our group. Unfortunately the top 2 teams in each group went through to the finals and we did not progress. Team included Cian McCourt, Mark Conneely, Adam Conneely, Jack Walsh, Cathal Dagg, Oisin Raleigh, Kevin O’Sullivan, Liam Moran, Gary Wynne, Adam Smith, Evan Harte, David Smyth, Nathan Lynott, Jake Quinn, Shane Murtagh, Gary Cleary & Tom Tuite. Coaches were Joe O’Sullivan, Martin Smith & O’Neill Harte. The Downs Player of the Tournament – Adam Conneely.

We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Gerard Clarke Finnstown Priory, Lucan.

Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page.
Kellogg’s Cul Camp 2013
The club are delighted to be hosting a cul camp again this year in association with Kelloggs from July 29th to 2nd August. 
See our website for more details.
Lotto Results 10/06/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 4, 10, 19, 23
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Luke & Eoin Smith, E. Shanley.
Jackpot 2:€3000
Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 19, 24
Result: 1 winner P. Cooney.
You can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOK page:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Membership now due for 2013 Juvenile Player €25, Adult Player €40, Student Player €25, Ordinary Adult member €30, OAP €15, Family €50 You can also do your membership online through the website.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
Congratulations to Ciaran and Gillian McCormack on the recent birth of baby Oisin.
The Downs Ladies Football
County Football
Well done to the Westmeath under 14 team on reaching the all Ireland final and especially  to the club’s  Meabh Scally, Naoise O’Donoghue  and Grace Raleigh  who are on the team.
Underage Coaching
Underage training is on  Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 new players always welcome.
Registration is now due and can be paid to any coaches or in the shop reductions for families.
Clothes Collections
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.