Club notes for week commencing 16th September 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training  is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Lotto results 16/09/13
Jackpot 1: €3,600
Numbers drawn: 3, 12, 24, 28
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Richard Shiels, Stephen Devine.
You can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOK page:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Under 16s
On Sunday 25th August we played Killucan in the quarter final of the championship in The Downs. Killucan opened the scoring with a point which was soon cancelled out with a point from Dylan Carroll. Sean Loughlin then hit the net for a goal for The Downs and Thomas O Rourke also raised a green flag a few minutes later. Further points from Dylan Carroll, Thomas O Rourke, Andrew Kilmartin and Conor Murray left us with a commanding lead at half time of 2-09 to 0-04. Killucan started the second half strongly with a well taken point but The Downs responded well with a goal by Dylan Carroll and a second goal for Thomas O Rourke. Sean Loughlin, Niall Gavin, Andrew Kilmartin and Niall Mitchell added further points to give us a deserving victory on a score line of 4-15 to 0-08.
On a wet damp Saturday evening 7th September we made the short distance into Lakepoint Park to play St. Lomans in the semi-final of the championship. In what was extremely difficult conditions for football both sides served up a close fought entertaining contest. Niall Gavin opened the scoring for The Downs and that was followed up with a point from Phillip Doherty. St Lomans then got their 1st score of the game with a well taken point. Dylan Carroll then pointed a free for The Downs but the home side cancelled that out a few minutes later with their second point of the game. Niall Gavin & Niall Mitchell added further points towards the end of the 1st half to leave us with a 3 point lead at half time. We started the second half very well but failed to make it count on the score board and it was St Lomans who got the 1st point of the second half. A pointed free from Niall Gavin on the 10th minute of the second half was our 1st score of this half after a number of squandered opportunities. St Lomans then piled on the pressure with four unanswered points to give them a one point lead with 5 minutes remaining. Substitute Andrew Kilmartin kicked a vital score to level the match. Then Niall Gavin scored 2 excellent points in the remaining minutes to give us victory on a score line of 0-09 to 0-07.
The team now advance to the county final where they will meet current champions Athlone.
Panel of players for both games: Adam Loughlin, James Monaghan, Paul Lynam, Darragh Egerton, Conor Coughlan, Jack Lynch, Phillip Doherty, Niall Gavin, Niall Mitchell, Jack O Brien, Dylan Carroll, Conor Murray, Stephen Colgan, Sean Loughlin, Thomas O Rourke, Andrew Kilmartin, Darragh Flynn, Mark Walsh, Phillip Martin, Peter Smyth
Westmeath League Group A U.12 Boys Football
The Downs played the fifth and final round of the Westmeath League Group A on Tuesday 10-Sep away at Tyrellspass against Tyrellspass. At the end of a well contested first half The Downs led by 4-5 to 0-4. Tyrellspass came more into the game in the second half outscoring The Downs by 2-6 to 3-2. Final scoreline was The Downs 7-7 Tyrellspass 2-10. This means that The Downs have won the Westmeath League Group A. The Downs panel for this game was: Cian McCourt, Cathal Dagg, Adam Conneely, Jack Walsh, Shane Murtagh, Ben Harte (capt), Peter Midic, Liam Moran, Oisin Raleigh, Gary Wynne, Kevin O’Sullivan, David Smyth, Mark Conneely, Evan Harte, Gary Cleary, Nathan Lynott, Donal Doherty and Adam Smith.
Senior Championship       V  Garrycastle  Saturday 21st @ 5.30 in Moate
Under 14 Final                   V  St Lomans  Friday 20th @ 6 in Cusack Park
Cards are out now for our Football  All-Ireland ticket draw with prizes of two pair of stand tickets. Draw is on Thursday night in the clubhouse.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
The Downs Ladies Football
Under 10 Blitz
On Saturday morning in lovely sunshine we hosted a blitz with teams from Shandonagh, Kinnegad, Killucan and St Lomans The Downs divided their squad to make two teams, with all teams getting four games. Well done to Pauric and Sharon who organised the event and thanks to all the parents who helped out with the refreshments.
Underage Coaching
Underage training is on  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.