Club notes for week commencing 14th January 2013

November 7, 2018

The Scor Leinster final on Saturday proved a day of mixed emotions with our Figure dancers narrowly missing out on a title dancers (Niamh Rowan, Cara Hogan, Shannon Murray, Serena Wynne, Loraine Kelly, Rebecca Kelly, Amy Dagg, Aine Swaine, Aoife Carley.) did the club proud with an excellent performance but unfortunately had to give second best to Maynooth. The club thanks Geraldine Dagg and George Coyle  for their achievement in bringing this set of dancers to a Leinster Final and in winning  two county titles in the last three years.
The Set Dancers went one better and added another Leinster Title to their list with a winning performance from Laura Wynne, Niamh Rowan, Ursula Carley, Leanne Duncan. Conor Murray, Stephen Colgan, Dillon Carroll, Jack Kennedy who now look forward to an All-Ireland appearance in Derry on February 23rd . Thanks to Alice and Brenda Deihy for preparing the group and regaining the title.
We shouldn’t under estimate the amount of work it takes to give sixteen children the opportunity to compete in a Leinster title.
 Congratulations to Blathnaid Daly from Ballycomoyle on winning the Recitation competition and commiserations to Ballynacarrigy who lost out in two very competitive events and to St Josephs and Ballinagore.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 14/01/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 10, 14, 24
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Marie McGuire, Colm Yeates.
Jackpot 2: €6600
Numbers drawn: 3, 10, 14, 25
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws will take place in The Roadhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €6,800.
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.
Mouth Guards
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. If you opt for a custom fitted mouthguard, Dentist Michael Drury of Mary Street Mullingar (tel 04493 48213) will offer a discount to our players – mouthguards are available in club colours or clear. More information on our website and facebook page.
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
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of  James Kelly –  London  formally Griffinstown. Alice (Lal) Mullen,  Castledaly.
The Downs Ladies Football
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. Scor – things may not have started on the pitch yet but  many of our footballers have been busy competiting in Scor,  successfully gaining  county and Leinster titles.