Club notes for week commencing 11th April 2011

November 7, 2018

Official Opening of New Stand and Dressing Rooms.
A reminder to all to keep the 17th of April free for the official opening of our New Stand and Dressing Rooms by Cristóir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthcleas Gael who will perform the official opening. A full afternoon of games and actives are planned, Starting at 12 noon with underage games for boys and girls, official opening at 2.30 followed by League Div 1 game v Tubberclair at 3pm. Scor will be providing entertainment in the hall from 5pm. An open invitation is offered to all.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 11/04/11
Jackpot: €6200
Numbers drawn: 2, 12, 19, 21
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Ann Conneely, Pauline Boyne.
Next week’s draw in Mary Lynch’s Jackpot €6400
Online  Lotto
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U16 league.                The Downs 3.06         St. Marys 0.06.
 On Tuesday 5th we travelled to rochfordbridge to play St Marys in the league. We started very well and played quick ball into our forward line. We had several good chances but were unlucky with our finishing on a few occasions. Coming towards half time we were in need of scores as we had wind advantage. Benny Groome start a move out on the wing and 3 quick passes later Mark McCormick crashed the ball to the roof of the net. Next attack we again passed quickly and Jake Cahill rifled to the net again. Half time we led 2.05 to 0.02 but facing into the wind we were going to be under pressure. To our credit we played excellent in the second half and when Luke Loughlin put Ian Martin through for our 3rd goal we never looked in danger. Shane Nugent made 1 great save from close range and her also swept up really well behind our fullbacks. Pat Duncan was outstanding at 2 while the Deans Moran and Daly were rock solid. Half backs and midfield worked hard under pressure and a strong half forward line of Luke, Jake and Benny worked hard to hold pressure off in the second half. The inside line although small in statue Derek Conroy, Ian Martin and Mark Mc Cormick played great football by being first out to the ball. James Murtagh was good when introduced was almost got a 4th goal. Shane Conroy and Ethan O Donnell played well also. This was a good win and our discipline under some severe pressure was great. We are improving every day out and if we keep doing the dimple things right we should be a match for all teams. Thanks to parents for driving. Team S Nugent P Duncan D Daly D Moran M Kelly P Murray S O Rourke R Briody S Raleigh L Loughlin J Cahill B Groome D Conroy I Martin M Mc Cormick. Subs used J Murtagh S Conroy E O Donnell.
League Div 4                The Downs 2:9 Garrycastle 1:13
On Sunday morning at home in ideal conditions for football we took on Garrycastle in what proved to be an exciting and entertaining game. Both teams got on the scoreboard early and scores were level at 0:2 at five minutes. Garrycastle then  took control of the game scoring 5 unanswered points, both teams traded scores in the final minutes of the half to leave The Downs  trailing by 0:4 to 0:9. Within minutes of the restart The Downs had reduces the deficit to a point 1:5 to 0:9.  Late in the half Garrycastle scored a goal to go 1:12 to 1:8 ahead. Trailing by a goal with minutes remaining The Downs worked an excellent goal to equalise,  however Garrycastle won a free in added time and pointed to take both points. Team: Pauric Corcoran, Mark Leavy, Fergal Fagan, Sean Loughlin, Conor Carley, Sean O’Leary, Declan Lynam, Vincent Conneely, Noel Molloy, Adam Price, David O’Reilly, David Smyth, Darragh Ayers, Keith Shanley, Stephen Devine. Subs Used: Cian Carthy, Niall O’Doherty, Niall Folan, Ben Hogan.
Under 14
Our under 14 Div 3 squad were out in the league last week against Maryland/Tang. This was an away game for us and we were very pleased with the turnout of players. The game started with 13 aside to facilitate the opposition. At half time we reverted to the normal format of 15. Our lads stared the game well and dominated throughout the field going in at half time leading we restarted as we had left off and held control of the game to run out easy winners in the end. This was a team performance with all the lads including the subs making valuable contributions. Our next game is due this week players will be notified, well done lads. Team: Darragh Flynn, Philip Martin, Jack Kennedy, Darragh Faulkner, Paul Lynam, Darragh Murray, Evan O’Riordan, Jack O’Brien, Paul Mooney, Paddy Gilligan, Rickie Cleary, Jonathan Raleigh, Peter Smyth, Thomas O’Rourke,Ciaran Walsh, Shane Thompson, Conor Coates, Darragh Tone, Jack Lang, John Kenny, Mark Walsh. 
Under 12
The under 12’s kicked off their 2011 league campaign on Wednesday last with an aggregate victory over neighbours Killucan in sunny Kevin Molloy Park. As per new guidelines, both clubs fielded 2 x 11 aside teams which served up some entertaining football with the final scores added together to decide a winner. Panel: Enda O’Rourke, Daragh Monaghan, Luke Maguire, Joseph Moran, Liam Faulkner, Jordan Raleigh Doyle, Matthew Cunningham, Donal Coughlan, Eanna Burke, Stephen Wynne, David Keeneghan, Liam Smyth, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly, Colin Smyth, Max Rowan, Trevor Martin, Paul Flynn, Jonathan Lynam, Darren Shaw, Michael Drury, Mark McCann, Alex Henry, Joseph Robson, Ciarán Nolan, Dylan Hunt, Jack Carroll, Conor Gavin, Oisin Murphy, Jordan Smyth, Ryan Mannering. Thanks to Mick and Paddy for refereeing. Round 2 of the league is scheduled for Wednesday 20th April away to St. Loman’s with a 645pm start.
The under 12 panel are playing some games as part of the club’s official opening of the new stand this Sunday – details to be confirmed by text. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm and new players are always welcome.
Our Senior Set Dancers were competiting in the All – Ireland at the weekend, unfortunately despite an excellent performance the title proved elusive. Well done to Michelle Flynn, Sinead Lynam, Grainne O’Dowd, Brenda Deihy, Kevin McGuire, Greg Crowley, Kevin Flynn, George Coyle and Alice Deihy who again brought honour to the club and can look back on their Westmeath and Leinster titles with pride.
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
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Underage Training
Underage training from under 6 to under 12  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30 t.  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop will be open during Friday evening  training  for the season.
A reminder that crested football gloves are available at cost price in the club shop on Friday evenings – 8 euros for kids, 12 euros for adults – manufactured by Breathe Sports and as worn by several counties.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on If you haven’t registered, you can register in The Shop with Liz or any training night, remember you have to register to play.
Under 14s train on Mondays at 7. Under 16s, 18s and juniors train on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30. New members are welcome to come along for any age 
The Ladies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can now de- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags are available from any team coach or committee member or in The Shop.
Easter Raffle
We are raffling 3 full size chocolate footballs for Easter. Draw is on Thursday 14th in the clubhouse.
Congratulations to all our players who made their conformation at the weekend and those making it in the coming weeks.