Club notes for week commencing 11th June 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 11/06/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 10, 14, 16, 22
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Karen & Tom McDermott, Paddy Doherty.
Jackpot 2: €1200
Numbers drawn: 1, 4, 10, 21
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws will take place in Mary Lynch’s with jackpots of €14,000 and €1400.
 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 can be bought  with 2 weeks free 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 recieve 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.
Facebook 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 bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Division 1 Under 14
Last week we played another two Div 1 games previously postponed, on Thursday night we took on Delvin/St Pauls away. We started the game well and went into a commanding lead in difficult conditions for both teams. We held onto this lead throughout the game and finished well to earn the two points.
On Saturday we played Mullingar Shamrocks at home, playing against the wind in the first half we went into the break trailing by a few points. In the second half we came out and put some fine points over but also missed a lot of opportunities to close out the game. Credit to Mullingar Shamrocks they kept plugging away scoring two late goals to share the spoils. Our league run has been very good losing only one game and we now look forward to Division 1 football in the championship.
Panel for both games
Evan O’Riordan, Adam Loughlin, Dillon Carroll, Sean Loughlin, Conor Gavin, Philip Martin, John Kenny, Darragh Tone, Jack O’Brien, Jordan Smyth, Joseph Moran, Colin Smyth, Ciaran Nolan, Dylan Hunt, Max Rowan, Darragh Monaghan, Donal Coughlan, Jonathan Raleigh, Joseph Robson, Taylor Daly, Alex Henry, Peter Smyth, Michael Drury, Darragh Faulkner, Cathal Faulkner, Darragh Flynn.
Senior Championship V Maryland Saturday 16th in Moate @ 7.30
Defibrillator training and First Aid update
We are now providing a First Aid officer for our Friday evening coaching sessions. New volunteers are always welcome and the Friday evening slots are provided on a rota basis. Please contact Trudy @ 087 9890121 for more information a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
Under Age Registration
Registration remains open and can be completed during the next few underage coaching sessions.
Online registration on our Local Lotto web site.
Development Draw
Last weeks list contained errors, corrected list as follows . Winners: €4000 Ciaran Connelly, €1000 George Coyle, €500 x 2 Sean Egerton, Pauric Flynn, €200×5 Christy Coyne, Eamon Finch, Marie McGuire, Stephen Cleary, Beth McGuire. €100×10 Michael Colman, Ann Molloy, BOM The Downs NS, Patsy Sheerin, BOM The Downs NS, Kieran Carroll Jr, David Colgan, Johnny McCormack, Matt Costello, Fr Tom Gilroy.
Cul Camp
We are delighted to be hosting a Kelloggs Cúl Camp in August this year. The 5 day camp will begin on Monday August 13th and finish on Friday 17th August 2012. Applications can be made online or submitted to Westmeath Cúl Camp Co-Ordinator Noel Delaney in Cusack Park Mullingar. Forms and full details booking details are available 
Watch our for €5 discounts on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
The Club Shop will be open during our weekly underage coaching sessions.
New for this year will be club umbrellas and O’Neills tracksuit bottoms in all sizes.
For more information 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
New website
Our revamped website is now up and running at
Please check it out where you will find lots of information on various aspects of the club as well as opportunities to support us by paying registration fees online, playing club lotto or viewing the latest club gear.
5K Run/Race
The Club are having a 5k fun run/race on Wednesday 13th of June as a fundraiser for underage boys and girls football. Come along and enjoy the evening make sure to bring friends and spread the word.
Table Quiz
Well done to Mick Wynne, Seamus Conroy and Oisin Judge who won €200 worth of sports gear in the Shandonagh table quiz.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of  Brigid Horan Ginnell Terrace, Mullingar, Hannah O’Hara, Ginnell Terrace, Mullingar
The Downs Ladies Football
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the committee or coaches know.
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the coming year . You  can register with any coach, at any training session or in The Shop.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 – 7.30
For training times for all teams contact 0874199344.
Fundraising For Feile 2012
Thanks to everyone who supported the bingo fundraiser and thanks also to the bingo committee for facilitating us.
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.
Under 14
We played Milltown on Tuesday last the first was a very closely contested with no more than two points separating the sides. Milltown took the initiative on the resumption and went into a four point lead but The Downs goaled to leave the minimum between the  sides, Milltown got the next score to go two points up. The Downs replied with four unanswered points and held a two point lead  to the final whistle..Well done to all the girls they showed great character in coming from three and four points  behind on two occasions to a winning position. Panel: Shauna Conneely, Roisin  McDonagh, Anna Murtagh, Chloe Gavigan, Roisin Rose, Serena Wynne, Emma Murtagh, Naoise O’Donoghue, Niamh Rowan, Megan Keenaghan, Aoife Kearney, Orla Gavin, Karen Lynam, , Saoirse McCourt, Ciara Rattighan, Emily O’Rourke, Nattily Ward, Aoife Carley, Lauren Flatherty, Amber Gilgan, , Brittney McNamee.