Club notes for week commencing 15th April 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, Baseball caps, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Under 8s
The under 8s traveled to Croke Park on Friday to take part in Go Games. It was an enjoyable day with  all players getting the opportunity to play on the hallowed ground.
Lotto Results 15/04/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 1, 16, 18, 23
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Philip Doherty, Kevin and Shand c/o Sid.
Jackpot 2:€1,600
Numbers drawn: 1, 8, 15, 18
Result: no winner
Next week’s draw will take place in the clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €1,800.
Senior Championship
We open our championship campaign on Saturday evening in Cusack Park against Maryland.
League Div 4:                        The Downs     4:5                  Ballinagore     1:10
On Sunday morning we travelled to Ballinagore, we put a below par performance in the first half  going in at half time six points down. A much improved second half allowed us to convert our possession into scores and go into the lead, as Ballinagore pushed for the equalising goal in the final minutes we defended with  great resilience to gain the two points. Team: Kevin McGuire, Cian Carthy, Trevor Thompson, Peter Murray, Conor Carley, Jack Hogan, Niall Murray, PJ Maguire, Brendan Cleary, Ryan Briody, Kevin Smullen, Shane Carroll, Luke Loughlin, Sean Loughlin, Dean Egerton. Subs: Niall O’Doherty, Kyle Gavin, Mark Leavy, Kevin Bell.
Under 14 boys
The div 2 side captained by Tyrone Devine came out second best to the impressive home side in Kinnegad on Thursday evening last in the second round of the league.
The lads qualfied out of their Feile group over the weekend  and are away to athlone in the quarter final this Saturday at 11am.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Michael Drury and Tyrone Devine who sustained injuries recently.
Under 8 Blitz
The Downs hosted first U8 blitz of the season welcoming St Lomans, Mullingar Shamrocks and Ballncargy. All teams played plenty of games refereed by host club underage players. The cold day did not deter a big turnout from all clubs taking part
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.
Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, Baseball caps, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Classes every Wednesday from 8.30pm – 9.30pm, in   the Downs GAA clubhouse.  €5 per class.   For more details contact Sharon on 086 8200540
Sympathy We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends William (Liam) Naughton of Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
We travelled to Killucan on Saturday for our group stage and with wins over Shandonagh, Mullingar Shamrocks and Rochfordbridge we qualified for the semi-final. On Sunday we played St Lomans in the semi-final and with an excellent performance successfully qualified for the final.
In the final we met Killucan who lost last years final to The Downs and who  proved to be too strong for us this year and were deserved winners, we wish them the best of luck in the finals in Derry.
 Well done to all the girls and the mentors for an excellent weekends of football.
Underage Coaching
Underage training has changed to the usual Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 new players always welcome.
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.