Club notes for week commencing 16th May 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 16/05/11
Jackpot: €7200
Numbers drawn: 17, 18, 20, 22
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Kathleen Nooney, Dick Geoghegan
Next week’s draw in the Clubhouse, jackpot €7400
If you are not currently subscribing to our lotto, the weekly club lotto is available to play online at our website.
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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.
Committee Meeting
Committee meeting Wednesday evening 8.30
Division 4       The Downs 1:8           Castledaly 0:8
Our second team travelled to Castledaly to take on the home side on Tuesday last, after a good performance in the first half we were ahead 1:5 to 04 at the break. Despite being our scored 4 points to 3 in the second half we deserveably  took both points. Team: Kevin McGuire, Declan Lynam, Joe Corroon, Sean O’Loughlin, Conor Carley, Fergal Fagan, Cian Carthy, Noel Molloy, Michael O’Connor, Vincent Connelly, David O’Reilly, Mark Conroy, Niall Folan, Pauric Corcoran, Stephen Devine, Subs Used: Darragh Ayers, Niall O’Doherty.
Minor league div 2 winners 2011
Last week we won both our league games to secure top spot with 1 game left and out of reach for all other teams. On Wednesday we hosted Garrycastle and we won 4.09 to 1.09 after a very good game where we played some great football. We led at half time by 5 points and went on to win by 9. Both teams played very attractive football with some great score taking. On Friday we travelled to Ballynacarrigy where we won 3.05 to 2.07. This time we trailed for most of the game and really did not play well until the last quarter. Many of the lads were togged out for the fourth night in a row and it looked to have taken its toll. We trailed by 8 points with 15 mins left. However we got going with a couple of points followed by 2 quick goals and late on when Shane Carroll scored from a rebounded penalty we went ahead by a point and defended sternly to hold on for the win. We started the same team on each evening based on performances in challenge games and at training. Subs used contributed very well also. Going forward we all have to make a tremendous effort to get on the team and to strengthen our panel for tough challenges that will come in the championship. The commitment and never say die attitude of these lads is a credit to them all and the enjoyment they bring for themselves and those involved is beneficial to all. Thanks to all parents who helped this year so far and to John Nolan, Sean Carroll and Aiden Maguire who assisted selectors. Well done to Eunan and Tommy for their work with these lads. A very special thanks to the players for their efforts. We had an enjoyable evening in Apache Pizza after Fridays game and thanks to Niall and his staff for their hospitality.
Team/panel. K Maguire, P Murray, N Murray, D Moran, C Seery, B Flynn, D Daly, F Thompson, PJ Maguire, L Loughlin, S Carroll©, R Briody, D Egerton, S Smullen, D Bergin. C Quinn, S Raleigh, P Duncan,A Boyhan, K Newman, J Cahill, M Kelly, J Mc Cormick, S Conroy, S Cullen, D Kennedy, S Murray, E O Donnell, S Nugent, N Coates, C Scally, T Egan, F Doherty.
Div 7 league
On Thursday evening we defeated Ballycomyle at home 1.11 to 2.07. We fielded a mixture of experience with youth and rested our minors as much as possible. We played really determined football from start to finish. Our passing and long ball in to forwards paid off and we should really have won by more. There was some tough challenges flying in but to be fair to our young lads they got on with the game. Our backs were on top. Mark Leavy had a stormer at 3 and Conor Thompson, Cian Carthy each side of him were always in front. Vinny Connelly covered every blade of grass, Daragh Ayres played superbly at 11, Larry Donohue and David Reilly at midfield both played great. Fergal Fagan at 6 cleared most attacks and at 5 Ciaran Seery showed a lot of class. Wing forwards Kyle Gavin and Niall Doherty attacked all night. Full forward light weights of Kieran Carroll, Padraig Cochrane and AJ Murray later assisted by Sean Connelly won a lot of possession and really gave a great help to the younger lads. Kevin Maguire made a few good saves and kicked out to our advantage every time. Dylan Kennedy and Brendan Flynn both did well when introduced. K Smullen and S Carroll were rested despite the temptation to put them in. A good win after a good effort. Going well in this division. Keep up the effort and we could make the league final.
Under 12’s
The under 12s visited Shandonagh on Wednesday last for a Group A round 3 league fixture. Each club fielded 2 teams and both games produced some good passages of play with Na Dunta taking the overall result.
The next league match is scheduled for Wednesday 25th May at home to St. Michael’s (Castletown Finea / Ballycomoyle) at 7pm. A date for the diary is Saturday June 18th when we plan to bring the lads on a day trip – details to be confirmed at training.
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Web Site.
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Underage Training
Underage training from under 6 to under 12  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30 t.  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop is located upstairs in the clubhouse and will be open during Friday evening training for the season. Just arrived are youth kit bags priced at 20 euros. Also in stock are ‘Squareball’ tee-shirts in a unique club design and ideal for the beach this summer. Adult sizes at 20 euros are in stock and kids sizes at 15 euros can be ordered.
 A reminder that crested football gloves are available at cost price in the club shop on Friday evenings – 8 euros for kids, 12 euros for adults – manufactured by Breathe Sports and as worn by several counties.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on If you haven’t registered, you can register in The Shop with Liz or any training night, remember you have to register to play.
Under 14s train on Mondays at 7. Under 16s, 18s and juniors train on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30. New members are welcome to come along for any age 
Junior Championship                 The Downs 3:6             Athlone  2:2
On Saturday evening we travelled to Athlone to take on the home side in the opening game of the championship. The  Downs started brightly but unfortunately didn’t convert possession into scores and it was Athlone who went into the lead, with halftime approaching The Downs raised the green and white flag to leave the scores level at the break 1:2 each.    The Downs raised their performance in the second half defending strongly and working some excellent scores to start their championship campaign with a deserved win. Team: Sarah McGuire, Aoife Rowan, Emma Murtagh, Fiona Dignan, Carmel Colman , Gillian Ferguson, Jessica Crowley, Beth McGuire, Clare Crowley, Mary Lynam, Ellen Tate, Leanne Duncan, Mags Healy, Emma Duncan, Bernie Corroon, Sinead Murray, Georgina Crowley, Amy Staunton, Caoimhe Duncan, Laura Wynn.
Under 12s
The under 12 team travelled to St Lomans on Tuesday last and played an enjoyable challenge.
The Ladies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can now de- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags are available from any team coach or committee member or in The Shop.