Club notes for week commencing 16th July 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
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 16/07/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 11, 12, 17, 25
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Kieran Carroll Snr, Clare Bardon
Jackpot 2: €1600
Numbers drawn: 8, 19, 24, 27
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws in Mary Lynch’s with jackpots of €14,000 and  €1800.
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:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
League Div1               The Downs 0:9           Castledaly 3:12
On Tuesday last we travelled to Castedaly, in an evenly contested first half the home side scored a goal against the run of play to lead at halftime 1:7 to 0:2. The second half saw an improved performance from The Downs but Castledaly  finished strongly to win by a flattering margin. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Cian Carthy, Conor Carley, Niall Murray, Brendan Flynn, Noel Molloy, PJ Maguire, Dean Egerton, Barry Conroy, Kevin Smullen, Luke :Loughlin, Luke Folan, Shane Carroll. Subs Used: Shane Raleigh, Niall O’Doherty.
League Div 6              The Downs  1:6          St Marys 1:8
This game was played in terrible conditions St Marys held a slight lead at halftime 0:4 to 0:2. The lead changed sides  on a number of times during the second half  with St Marys holding on for the win in the final minutes. Team : Kevin McGuire, Cain Carthy, Niall Murray, Kevin Bell, Dean Moran, Mark Leavy, Finbarr Thompson, PJ Maguire, Vincent Conneely, Dean Clarke, Dean Egerton, Jake  Cahill, Kyle Gavin, Shane Carroll. Subs Used: Brian Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Seery.
League Div 4.                         The Downs 2:6           Ballynacarrgy 0:11
At home on Thursday evening we secured two points for our second team, we dominated the first half scoring to lead a halftime 2:4 to 0:6. We had to withstand a spirited fight back from Ballynacarrgy in the second half to hold on for the minimum  of wins. Team: Kevin McGuire, Mark Leavy, Niall Murray, Cian Carthy, Conor  Carley, Brendan Flynn, Trevor McCormack, Noel Molloy, Vincent Conneely, Dean Egerton, Kevin Smullen, Finbarr Thompson, Jake Cahill, PJ Maguire, Shane Carroll. Subs Used: Niall O’Doherty, Dean Moran.
Under 12’s
The lads played a useful challenge game in Rhode on Saturday morning
last. Led by this week’s captain Mark Nugent, we played some decent
football against a determined home side. Thanks to all the parents who
drove and to Stephen Derby and colleagues in Rhode for the game.
Tonight Wednesday, the lads travel to Athlone for their final league
game with throw in at 7pm. Bus leaving The Downs at 6pm sharp.
On this Saturday July 21st, we participate in the annual Gowna Blitz –
bus leaving The Downs at 9am. More details at training which continues
on Fridays at 630pm – new players always welcome.
Congratulations and best wishes to Joe, Lisa, Kevin and Grace
O’Sullivan on the arrival of baby Aoibheann. Under 12 coach Joe is on
the lookout for a suitbably sized Westmeath jersey please if anyone
can help.
Defibrillator and First Aid
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 information a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
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.
The Downs Ladies Football
Junior Championship:    The Downs 3:12           Athlone 1:6
We opened our championship campaign on Sunday last at home. The Downs narrowly got the better of the first half exchanges and led at halftime  1:5 to1:2.  In the second half The Downs  were more successful in converting possession  into scores and defended skilfully to secure a deserved win. Team: Sarah McGuire, Mags Healy, Emma Murtagh, Carmel Colman, Aoife  Rowan, Leanne Duncan, Fiona Dignan, Roisin Scally, Laura Wynne, Gillian Ferguson, Beth McGuire, Clare Crowley, Georgian Crowley, Mary Lynam,  Bernie Corroon,  Niamh Moriarity, Laura Smullen, Linda Heffernan.
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the 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.
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.