Club notes for week commencing 17th December 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results
Lotto Results 17/12/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 10, 13, 22
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Billy Keogh, M & P Carley.
5 x €50 voucher winners: P. Brogan, Ronan Brennan, Keith Gammel, Barry Nea, Lucky the Cat.
Jackpot 2: €6000
Numbers drawn: 8, 15, 17, 26
Result: no winner.
There is no draw on Christmas Eve so the next one will take place in our clubhouse on New Year’s Eve with jackpots of €14,000 and €6,200.
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 (with 2 weeks free) can be bought on line or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
Christmas Wishes
The club would like to extend a happy and holy Christmas to all our members, supporters, coaches, players and everyone associated with the club and to thank all who support our club lotto and bingo every week and to all supporters of our Development  Draw to all our sponsors and especially our main sponsor Flynn Fuels.
Our sympathy to members who have suffered bereavements in the past year.
Wishing a happy Christmas, peace, health and happiness in 2013
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.
Cardiac Screening
The GAA now advise that the most effective way to identify risk is for players over the age of 14 to undergo cardiac screening on one occasion. It is also advised that this process be repeated before the age of 25. Players should consult their team or family doctor if they wish to get screened and screening should consist of completion of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, a Physical Examination and an ECG.As part of its commitment in this context and to aid diagnosis, the GAA in conjunction with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have implemented a programme whereby any doctors carrying out a cardiac screening programme for a GAA player will be able to send that ECG to the cardiac department in the Mater under Dr. Joseph Galvin to have a sports cardiology opinion on the ECG. In order to avail of this service, GP’s should contact Stephen Browne, the GAA’s Player Welfare Administrator in Croke Park ( or 01 8658685). A copy of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire can be downloaded from Please also see our own website under Health and Welfare for more information.
Congratulations to our figure dancers (Niamh Rowan, Cara Hogan, Shannon Murray, Serena Wynne, Loraine Kelly, Rebecca Kelly, Amy Dagg, Aine Swaine.) and Set Dancers (Laura Wynne, Niamh Rowan, Ursula Carley, Leanne Duncan. Conor Murray, Stephen Colgan, Dillon Carroll, Jack Kennedy) who were successful in the Leinster semi-final in Kilkenny and now compete on the Leinster Final on January 12th in Erin’s Isle GAA Club in Dublin
Senior Citizens Committee
The Downs Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank everyone who helped out with their Christmas dinner, donated gifts and prizes.
Fit / Boot Camp
Fit / Boot Camp on Tuesday and Thursday nights 8 – 9  €5 per night, out door on the back pitch.. Suitable for all levels of fitness or unfitness come along for fun and fitness.
Mouth Guards
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. If you opt for a custom fitted mouthguard, Dentist Michael Drury of Mary Street Mullingar (tel 04493 48213) will offer a discount to our players – mouthguards are available in club colours or clear. More information on our website and facebook page.
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.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Shop will be open this Thursday evening  at 8.30 after annual club mass to buy last minute stocking fillers such as umbrellas, baseball caps, beanies, gloves, kit bags, tracksuit bottoms, rain jackets and windcheaters as well as the usual togs, socks and jersies. Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
St Stephens Day
We will be having our now annual charity football game on St Stephens Day at 2.30 followed by music in the clubhouse. This years proceeds will go to St Vincent De Paul.
Club remembrance  mass for deceased members of the club and community is on Thursday 20th  at 8pm in the clubhouse
Medal Presentation
Medal presentation to the under 14 shield winners is on Thursday night after the club mass.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Patrick (Paddy) O’Connor  Sarsfieldstown Killucan. Margaret Briody,  Killucan.
The Downs Ladies Football
The Ladies Football Club would like to wish all players, coaches, parents and supporters a happy and holy Christmas and to thank everyone who supported our fundraising and provided sponsorship during the year.
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.