Club notes for week commencing 17th September 2012

November 7, 2018

Underagecoaching including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30. (4 to12 years old)

New Nursery
Nurseryis sponsored by Easons, Pearse St,Mullingar. Thanks to Easons sponsorship club nursery jerseys are available inthe club shop at half price €15.

Team Contacts for 2012
Teamcontacts for 2012: Under 8’s: Jimmy Hughes 086 3457564; Under 10’s: StephenCleary 087 6405723; Under 12’s: Marc Cunningham 087 8362297; Under 14’s: JimmyMurtagh 087 6943273, Under 16’s: Johnny Murray 086 3739408; Minors: EunanMcCormack 087 8384055; Seniors: Tommy Kelly 087 2949714.
Lotto Results 17/09/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 20,24, 27
Result: No winner
2 x €100 winners:Maureen McEnerney, Frances McCormack
Jackpot 2: €3400
Numbers drawn: 5, 16,19, 25
Result: No winner
Next week’s draws willtake place in The Roadhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €3600.
If you are notcurrently subscribing to our lotto, the weekly club lotto is available to play online at our website.
You canalso register online to receive our free weekly email which includes lottoresults and club notes.
Pleasespread the word to Na Dunta Gaels around the country and the world, encouragethem to play lotto online.
An annual lotto ticket for €100 (with 2 weeksfree) can be bought on line or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
Under 12’s
The under 12’s led by last week’s captainKevin OSullivan had to give way to an impressive Athlone side in Kevin MolloyPark on September 12th last. This evening the lads away away to St Loman’sstarting at 630pm, all players to be in Lakepoint Parkat 610pm. The final league fixture is scheduled for 23rd September which is ahome tie vs Mullingar Shamrocks.
UpdatedClub Text Message Service
We arecontinuing with our text message service via TEAMER 51001 which we use tonotify members regarding various club activities. If you wish to avail of thisservice, please text your name and number to 087 8362297.These messages arefree to receive and a reply is not required. We currently have over 300subscribers but would like to extend it further to ensure all our supportersare kept up to date. If you no longer wish to receive these messages thenplease text STOP with your name and number to 087 8362297. We want to avoidunnecessary duplication where several copies of the one message are going tothe same household.
Weekly newsletter email
You can register to receive our free weeklynewsletter email at our lotto website – just search for TheDowns. The newsletter is sent every Monday night and includes that night’slotto results and club notes.
Face bookyou can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOKpage:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
We extendour sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of  Margaret (Peggie) Tuite, Rathconnell, Mullingar, Westmeath


Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, comealong and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
All Ireland Ticketdraw
The club are raffling All-Ireland  football tickers. Draw cards are availablefrom coaches and committee  members.   Draw is on Thursday night in the clubhouse.
Reminder that aDefibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entranceporch.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Members of our club nursery can buy clubjerseys at a 50% discount €15 thanks to the sponsorship of Eason Mullingarsizes available 3 / 4 and 5/6
Other News
It was afull house in The Downs on Sunday for the Ladies Football intermediate andsenior finals.
Social Dance Classes
Socialdance classes in the GAA centre Wednesday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz,quick step and more beginners welcome €10 per session. Contact Marie 0863573271
Scormeeting Tuesday 25th at 8.30pm
The Downs LadiesFootball
Under 12 Championship Final           The Downs2:2           Killucan 2:11
Wetravelled to Kinnegad on Friday evening for the final, Killucan go to a dreamstart scoring a goal directly from the throw in and added  a point from the kick out. The Downs werenext to raise a flag but Killucan playing with the advantage of the breezedominated the scoring for the remainder of the half with The Downs adding agoal before halftime  leaving a halftimescore 1:1 to 1:8. The Downs started the secondhalf with increased urgency  and scored1:1 before Killucan added to their score, Killucan defended  strongly for the remainder to the half  minimising The Downs scoring opportunities.Team: Nicole Keogh, Roisin Murray, Shauna Conneely, Isobel Robson, Ciara Wynne,Emma Kangley, Abigail Scott, Britney McNamee, Maeabh Scally, Megan Dowdall,Lucy Power, Avril Maguire, Kayleigh Reidy, Aoife Mullen, Orla Murray, ClodaghKelly, Amy Gaffney, Ciara Smith.
Junior Championship Final                The Downs3:15         Athlone 1:5
The Downs secured the junior championship with their  performance of the season which totallydominated the final and emerge impressive champions.
The Downswere on the attack from the start  andquickly got into a large lead which they built on for the rest of the half.Athlone raised their performance in the second half  but The Downs responded and finished the halfstrongly and gained the Junior Championship. Captain Sarah McGuire accepted thecup from County Chairperson Geraldine Giles to loud cheers from The Downssupporters.
 This win is the result of hard work throughoutthe year and the excellent underage structure in the club. Well done to the allthe players  and Kevin Staunton and MickWynne. Team: Linda Heffernan,  AislingEgerton, Emma Murtagh, Clare Crowley, Aoife Rowan, Leanne Duncan, Fiona Dignan,Roisin Scally, Laura Wynne, Ellen Tate, Gillian Ferguson, Mary Lynam, SarahMcGuire, Beth McGuire, Amy Staunton, Bernie Corroon, Carmel Colman, Ruth Kenny,Sinead Murray, Sinead Nolan, Ursula Carley, Rebecca Kelly, Niamh Moriarty,Niamh Staunton. Georgian Crowley,Mags Healy,
County Finals
On Sundaywe hosted the Ladies Football intermediate and senior county finals  thanks to all the people who helped out andmade the day a great success.
Underage Coaching
Underagecoaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to7.30
Forinformation on training times for all teams please contact 0874199344.

Clothes collection
TheLadies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can nowde- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags of clothes can be left with anyteam coach or committee member or in The Shop. Please ask family, neighbours,friend and co-workers to fill a bag.