Club notes for week commencing 10th September 2012

November 7, 2018

Underage Coaching
Underage coaching including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30. (4 to 12 years old)
New Nursery
Nursery is sponsored by Easons, Pearse St, Mullingar. Thanks to Easons sponsorship club nursery jerseys are available in the club shop at half price €15.
Team Contacts for 2012
Team contacts for 2012: Under 8’s: Jimmy Hughes 086 3457564; Under 10’s: Stephen Cleary 087 6405723; Under 12’s: Marc Cunningham 087 8362297; Under 14’s: Jimmy Murtagh 087 6943273, Under 16’s: Johnny Murray 086 3739408; Minors: Eunan
McCormack 087 8384055; Seniors: Tommy Kelly 087 2949714.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 10/09/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 18, 19
Result: No winner
2 x €100 winners: Aine Cleary, Margaret Smyth
Jackpot 2: €3200
Numbers drawn: 10, 13, 21, 26
Result: No winner
Next week’s draws will take place in our clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €3400.
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.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
All Ireland Ticket draw
The club are raffling All-Ireland  football tickers. Draw cards are available from coaches and committee  members. 
Under 12s
The under 12’s hosted Garrycastle in the second round of the league on Monday evening last. Led by captain Jack Walsh, our 28 strong panel performed well against the impressive visitors but ended up on the wrong side of a final score of 5-12 to 6-5. Well done to the lads who all got game time and played their part in a pulsating match. The under 12’s play Athlone tonight Wednesday in The Downs at 645pm. Remaining fixtures (tbc) are Weds 19th away to St Loman’s and Weds 26th home to Mullingar Shamrocks.
Under 8s
The under 8s travelled to St Pauls on Friday evening  fielding two teams we played four games thanks to St Pauls for inviting us and to all the parents who provided lifts.
Reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Members of our club nursery can buy club jerseys at a 50% discount €15 thanks to the sponsorship of Eason Mullingar sizes available 3 / 4 and 5/6
Social Dance Classes
Social dance classes in the GAA centre Wednesday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz, quick step and more beginners welcome €10 per session. Contact Marie 0863573271
The Downs Ladies Football
Under 14 Championship A-final                    The Downs 1:5           Moate 1:9
On Sunday we played Moate in the championship final in Rochfordbridge. In a closely contested first half The Downs aided with a slight breeze  were  ahead at halftime 0:3 to 0:1. The second half saw The Downs facing an increasing  wind, Moate were quickly on the attack and scored a goal to put them ahead, The Downs replied with a goal to equalise the scores however entering the final quarter we were now  playing into a gale and had difficulty getting the ball into scoring positions whereas  Moate were able to use the wind to score from out the field and move in to a winning position. Well done to both teams for serving up a final of the highest standard,
Team Grace Raleigh, Roisin McDonagh, Amy Dagg,  Naoise O’Donoghue, Roisin Rose, Serena Wynne, Amber Gilgan, Chloe Gavigan, Niamh Nolan, Katie Heffernan, Anna Murtagh, Niamh Rowan, Megan Kennaghan, Aoife Kearney, Emma Murtagh, Orla Gavin, Loren Flatherty, Niamh Moore, Aoife Carley, Brittney McNamee, Natalie Ward, Emily O’Rourke, Shauna Conneely, Saoirse McCourt
The under 12s play their county final on Friday check 
Our adult team play in the Junior final on Saturday.
Check the website or  facebook for venue and times
Come along and support your club.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30
For information on training times for all teams please contact 0874199344.
Clothes collection
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.