Club notes for week commencing 12th November 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 12/11/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 5, 6, 7, 26
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Senan McGuire, 3 great grand children.
Jackpot 2: €5000
Numbers drawn: 5, 6, 10, 21
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws will take place in Mary Lynch’s with jackpots of €14,000 and €5200.
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.
Cardiac Screening
The GAA now advise that the most effective way to identify risk is for players over the age of 14 to undergo cardiac screening on one occasion. It is also advised that this process be repeated before the age of 25. Players should consult their team or family doctor if they wish to get screened and screening should consist of completion of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, a Physical Examination and an ECG.As part of its commitment in this context and to aid diagnosis, the GAA in conjunction with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have implemented a programme whereby any doctors carrying out a cardiac screening programme for a GAA player will be able to send that ECG to the cardiac department in the Mater under Dr. Joseph Galvin to have a sports cardiology opinion on the ECG. In order to avail of this service, GP’s should contact Stephen Browne, the GAA’s Player Welfare Administrator in Croke Park ( or 01 8658685). A copy of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire can be downloaded from Please also see our own website under Health and Welfare for more information.
Fit / Boot Camp
Fit / Boot Camp on Tuesday and Thursday nights 8 – 9  €5 per night, out door on the back pitch.. Suitable for all levels of fitness or unfitness come along for fun and fitness.
Nominations and motions for the  2012 AGM  should be submitted to the Club Secretary Aiden McGuire(0862532327, on or before 23rd of November. AGM on Saturday 8th December
Mouth Guards
Following a motion at Congress earlier this year  (See Rule 6.2, Rules of Foul Play, The Playing Rules of Football, Official Guide, Part II, 2012)  it was passed that from January 1st 2013 it will be mandatory for players in all age grades, up to and including minor level, to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions. The rule will be extended to U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014.
It is a matter for each club to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions.
Clubs and players should note that players may not be covered under the player injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard. See website for further details.
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 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. Orders for Christmas should be placed before end of November
Social Dance Classes
Social dance classes in the GAA centre Thursday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz, quick step and more beginners welcome.. Contact Marie 0863573271
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Nicholas Smyth of Sundays Well Road, Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
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.