Club notes for week commencing 11th March 2013

November 7, 2018

Drama Night
The Club are presenting the play “For Club and County “ The Hilarious new play by Seamus O’Rourke on Saturday 30th March @ 8pm. Tickets €10 from any committee member.
This is a new venture for the club so come along and enjoy nationally acclaimed drama in your community.
Thanks to all who registered on Saturday, if you couldn’t make it you can register at any training session
On Saturday night we hosted the Leinster semi-final of senior scor The Downs were represented in Figure Dance and Set Dancing both qualified for the Leinster final on 30th March in Ballymore. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the event.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 11/03/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 8, 13
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Christy Dalton, Andy Morgan. 
Jackpot 2: €1,400
Numbers drawn: 9, 21, 23, 26
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws will take place in our clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €1600.

League Div 4                The Downs 0:12           Ballymore 1:7
On Sunday morning we played our second game in the league and picked up our first points with a well deserved win. Playing against a gale The Downs went into quick two point lead, however Ballymore aided with the wind proved clinical from frees and held a two point advantage at halftime. On the resumption The Downs quickly drew level and went into a three point  lead but a defensive mix up resulted in a goal for Ballymore and  the scores were level, this proved to be Ballymore’s only score of the half as The Downs added two more points to secure a win. Despite missing a number of players due to injury and unavailability  this was an excellent performance in terrible conditions for football by a very young team who showed great spirit at stages of the game when it could have got away from us. Team: Kevin McGuire, Cian Carthy, Niall Murray, Cian Quinn, Conor Carley, Shane Egerton, Paul Shanley, Trevor McCormack, Brendan Flynn, Kevin Bell, Dean Egerton, Shane Carroll, Luke Loughlin, Niall Folan, Kyle Gavin. Sub Used: Conor Thompson.
Thanks to Clonkill for allowing us to use their pitch as our pitch is having repair work done.
The Downs Community Alert
The Downs Community Alert group is now up and running. All households in the area (Wooddown, Greatdown, Castledown, Newdown, Knockmant) will have received an information leaflet setting out the aims and objectives of the Community Alert initiative and the plans for 2013, which include putting up signage, setting up a text alert system with the Gardaí and facilitating applications for grant aid under the Seniors Alert scheme for personal alarms.  Signage will be in place in the coming weeks and plans are in place get the text alert system in place shortly.
There was a good turnout at the registration morning on Saturday 2nd March with almost half of the households in the area now registered. If you weren’t able to make it to the registration morning or if it slipped your mind, you can still register for Community Alert and the Text Alert Service. A small contribution of €10 is being sought from each household to help with the costs of setting up the group, erecting signage and running the text alert system.  Any member of the Community Alert committee, listed on the information leaflet, will be happy to register householders, take their contribution and mobile number for the text alert service.
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.
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.
Free Draw of a years subscription to the club Lotto  for all members who pay their membership before 24th March.
Mouth Guards
A Reminder  it is now compulsory to wear a mouth guard for all underage training and matches
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.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Zumba dance classes on Wednesday s 8.30 – 9.30
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of  James McCourt Mullingar, and Michael Corroon Knockmant The Downs
The Downs Ladies Football
On Saturday the under 16 team opened their season with a match against Milltown. The first half was a very even contest with only two points separating the sides at halftime. Milltowns greater strength gave them the advantage in the second half and they outscored  The Downs. This was a very spirited performance by The Downs who despite missing a number of players gave an excellent performance. Team: Grace Raleigh, Serena Wynne, Rebecca Kelly, Sinead Gallagher, Katie Heffernan, Lorraine Kelly, Laura Wynne, Niamh Rowan, Niamh Staunton, Emma Murtagh, Hanna McGrath, Aoife Kearney, Orla Gavin, Kate Gallagher.
We thank Loughnavalley for the use of their pitch.
Easter Raffle
Raffle cards are out now for our Easter Raffle, support the draw and be in with a chance of winning a Full Size Chocolate Football.
If you missed the registration on Saturday, you can register with any coach at training.
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.
Keep Fit Class
A new keep fit class ‘The Power ½ hr’ is starting  and  will run on Mon, Wed and Sat . These fat burning workouts will have you toned up in weeks by using whole body exercises which are scientifically proven to burn more calories. Designed for your convenience, these workouts will only take 30mins, so why not drop the kids to school and start the day, the best possible way. Classes start @ 9:05 a.m in The Downs clubhouse.Water and mat  are desirable but not essential.
For more info contact Bernie 0879282432