Club notes for week commencing 14th May 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
Our qualified schools coach Ms. Bernie Corroon is leading  our new initiative to give 4 to 6 year old girls and boys, an age appropriate introduction to sport and gaelic football. This will not be just concentrating on GAA skills but also fundamental skills known as the ABC’ s(Agility, Balance, Coordination). Children will follow a programme to develop their individual motor skills (jumping, throwing, catching) and it is our aim to keep the coaching sessions fun and with plenty of variety. Contact Bernie @ 087 9282432. 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 14/05/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn:2, 8, 13, 24
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Martina Burke, Dermot Lynam.
Jackpot 2: €2000
Numbers drawn: 2, 11, 13, 21
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws in The Roadhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and  €2,200.
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: & TWITTER: @TheDownsGaa
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Under 12
Under 12 boys sponsored by Lagan Cement and TEL Ltd.
Well done to the lads who overcame Shandonagh in the 3rd round of the league played in sunny Molloy Park on Saturday last. Led by this week’s captains Trevor Martin and Liam Moran, we fielded 2 x 11 aside teams which played some good football against the impressive visitors. Final aggregate score: 5-12 to 3-8.
Please note changes to remaining league fixtures: away to Multyfarnham on Weds May 23rd and home to Ballynacargy on Sat May 26th. Thanks to all who have refereed for us recently including Luke, Kieran, Mick and Jody.
Just a reminder regarding our under 12 trip to Navan this Sunday, please return slips with payment to Marc asap.
Defibrillator training and First Aid update
Well done to the 28 club members who recently completed Sports First Aid training provided in conjunction with Westmeath Sports Partnership. The club have arranged defibrillator training for Tuesday May 22nd in the clubhouse. Only those who recently attended our Sports First Aid Course can attend these particular sessions. Please text Marc @ 087 8362297 if you wish to attend. There are 2 groups: 730pm – 9pm and 9pm – 1030pm. 6 places available in each group and the cost will be covered by the club.
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 informationA reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20   
Please note all players must pay membership before playing; please ensure you have your membership paid before first game.
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
Sellers are on the road again with the development draw tickets, we thank you for your past generosity and ask for your continued support for this years draw.  Two draws June and October with nineteen prizes in each draw. Tickets can be purchased through the website
Lost Property
We ask members to keep a look out for a bank card and wedding ring that were lost in the club grounds in recently weeks – please contact any club official if found.
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.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of Ann Curran Mullingar, and Sean Egerton Gaybrook.
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
Come along to our Trad Music night on Friday 18th  9pm  in The Downs Inn. Raffle on the night. Come along and enjoy the nights entertainment and support our fundraising for Feile.
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.
County Under 14 Team
Well done to Niamh Rowan and Emma Murtagh who were on the county under 14 team which won the Leinster A Shield in Portarlington on Sunday and to Siobhan and Bernie Corroon who are coaches with the team.
It was with deep regret we learnt of the sudden death of Sean Egerton, Sean was a coach to our under 12 team and we offer our sympathy to Sean’s family and friends.