Club notes for week commencing 13th February 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 13/02/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn:3, 7, 14, 28
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Declan Bardon, Aisling Daraypot
Jackpot 2: €1,800
Numbers drawn: 7, 12, 16, 28
Result: no winner
Next week’s draw in The Downs Clubhouse –  Jackpot 1: €14,000 Jackpot 2: €2000
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.
Club text message service
We are continuing with our free text message service via TEAMER 51687 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 Marc at 087 8362297. These messages are free to receive and a reply is not required. We currently have over 300 subscribers but would like to enhance it further to ensure all our supporters are aware of our activities and are notified when venues are changed or games cancelled etc
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. Jackpot is now €1,600
Club Stragetic Plan
The club are starting to prepare a 5 year Strategic Plan for 2012 / 2016. We welcome contributions from players, parents and supporters on any aspect of the club’s activities. The initial focus is on our underage structure so all feedback from previous activities or ideas on how we can enhance our youth section going forward can be emailed to or discussed with any club official.
Development Draw
Members of our Development Draw should receive letters this week informing you of our progress to date and our plans into the future, again we would like to thank you for your support and look forward to your continued support in 2012.
Nursery Coaching
GAA Nursery Activities for boy and girls 4-7 years old in The Downs Hall 23rd Feb. @ 7:30-9:30pm. Anyone with an interest in coaching our young players or would like to help out the in the nursery are invited to attend this workshop.
Senior Scor well done to the Figure Dancers (Geraldine Dagg, Aoife Rowan, Ciara Carty, Michelle Carty, Niamh Moriarity, Sarah McGuire, Sinead Carley, Margaret Monaghan, Solo Singer Jenny McNamee, Novelty Act (Sinead Lynam, Niamh Moriarity, Sarah McGuire, Eugene Murray, Kevin Cleary, Anthony Rowan  and Set Dancers (Aoife Rowan, Sinead Lynam, Grainne Kelly, Brenda Deihy, Kevin Flynn, Shane Murray, Kevin McGuire, George Coyle) ,  as they progress to the county final in The Downs on Saturday the 25th . Thanks to everyone who helped in running the event.
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Registration for underage players is on 10th  March.                                                                 
Please note all players must pay membership before playing; please ensure you have your membership paid before first game.
Senior League:  Na Dunta 2.05             Maryland 0.06
We travelled to Maryland on Saturday and came away with the points after a well contested game. Two well taken goals from Luke Folan and Barry Conroy one in each half were the difference between the teams. Our backs worked very hard throughout and Kevin Maguire caught a couple of dangerous balls in around our goal. Our full forward line worked hard to gain possession when we got the ball forward and we always looked dangerous when we attacked at pace. Half forwards and midfield put in a good shift and given the underfoot conditions we were well pleased with the performance in general. There is lots of room for improvement in all aspects of our game but coming on the back of a few weeks tough training the lads did well. Our overall discipline was very good too. Maryland were without a few key players and had they had full complement this game would have being much closer. Missed frees close in by them left us with a better margin than we possibly deserved. We will meet again in the championship and we can expect a much different challenge then.  Our new young additions to the team played very well and there are others eagerly waiting their opportunity to get in and impress. This is healthy for the panel and these lads will only get better as they gain experience through training and game time. Our management team are committed to bringing through as many lads as possible and full attendance at training is necessary to make it at this level. It is a big step up from underage but to date some of the lads have shown they are ready for the challenge. Team Kevin Maguire, Declan Lynam, Niall Murray, Steven Cleary, Conor Carley, Ben Hogan, Niall Nolan, Barry Conroy, John Smyth, Sean Loughlin, Luke Folan, Kevin Smullen, Niall Folan, Noel Molloy, Niall Doherty. Subs used Shane Carroll, Brian Fitzpatrick, Trevor Mc Cormick, Adam Price. Rest of panel. Cian Carthy, Liam Farrell, David Mc Dermott, Conor Thompson, Ciaran Seery, Dean Daly.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Nuala Corcoran, of Tullaghan, Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
With  a  new year now might be the time de-clutter and make space for the Christmas presents and the sale bargains.
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.