Club notes for week commencing 18th July 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 18/07/11
Jackpot: €9000
Numbers drawn: 10, 18, 24, 28
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Sean Monaghan, Deirdre McGuire
Next week’s draw in the clubhouse, jackpot €9200
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.
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
JFC                 The Downs 2:11           St Lomans 1:3
The Downs started brightly and three points on the board before St Lomans opened their account with a point. The Downs defence was caught napping in the twentieth minute when a speculative high ball was collected by a an unmarked Lomans forward and a penalty was conceded and duly converted. The Downs now found themselves in arrears after dominating proceedings to that stage. To their credit the Downs did not hang their heads and responded to the challenge with PJ Maguire notching some excellent points from play to keep the Downs well in contention. In the twenty sixth minute of the half the Downs produced the best move of the game when a combination of inter passing involving six players resulted in a well taken goal by Pauricc Corcoran to put The Downs three points clear. St Lomans responded with a point from a free on the twenty ninth minute to leave the half time score 1-5 to 1-3 in favour of The Downs.
 The scene was set for an intriguing second half, however as a contest it was disappointing as The Downs took control. Our backs dominated proceedings with Alan Finch controlling the Square and was well supported by Cian Carty and David McDermott in the corners. Our half back line was the spring board for many of our attacks with Conor Carley and Niall O Doherty making good runs forward. PJ Maguire had a good hour and finished the evening with four points from play despite carrying a leg injury.He was ably assisted by Vincent Conneely. Our attack caused all sorts of problems for the Lomans defence with  Joe Corroon, Kevin Smullen, Shane Carroll and Alan Dowdall being the main architects combining very well and got some excellent scores from play. Daragh Ayres who had good game throughout, effectively killed the game as a contest when, in the forty ninth minute was on hand to finish off a sweeping movement with a simple tap in goal. The Downs added two more points after that to leave the final score The Downs 2-11 St Lomans 1-3.
The only downside to a good evening’s work was injuries picked up by Niall Folan and Sean Loughlin. We wish them a speedy recovery. Team: Kevin McGuire, David McDermot, Alan Finch, Cian Carty, Conor Carley, Sean Loughlin, Niall O Doherty, Vincent Conneely, P.J Maguire, Alan Dowdall, Joe Corroon, Kevin Smullen, Niall Folan, Pauric Corcoran, Shane Carroll, Subs Used  Daragh Ayres, David O Reilly, Kyle Gavin
Senior Championship                The Downs  0:12          Bunbrosna 1:4
On Saturday evening in Cusack Park we restarted our championship campaign, having suffered two defeats a win was needed to stay in contention for a quarter final spot. The Downs opened the scoring and went into a three point lead, Bunbrosna opened their account with two points in a minute. The Downs finished the half the stronger and went into a halftime lead 0:7 to 0:3. Having played with a strong wind in the first half the question was had The Downs enough of a lead facing into the wind. On the restart The Downs were first to score adding two points before Bunbrosna raised a flag, midway through the half Bunbrosna scored a goal, this was their last score as The Downs added three more points to endure victory a gain our first two points in the championship. 
Team: Ciaran McCormack, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Ben Hogan, Jack Hogan, Ciaran Kiely, Stephen Cleary, Greg Crowley, Barry Conroy, Mark Conroy, John Smyth, Luke Folan, Stephen Devine, Noel Molloy, Declan Lynam. Subs Used: Keith Shanley, James Conroy.
Under 12’s
In a second round phase 2 league fixture, The under 12’s played Athlone on Wednesday last in Kevin Molloy Park.
Each club won a game each but the impressive visitors took the overall spoils on aggregate scores.
Well done to the lads for 2 gritty performances. The squad also played a double challenge at home to Longford Slashers on Saturday afternoon in a mixture of sunshine and downpours. the under 12’s recorded an impressive victory and a youthful under 11 side lost out by just a few scores. Thanks to Luke, Jody and Mick for refereeing and well done to Liam, Adam, Gary and Mark for playing with the 11’s at short notice. The next league fixture is scheduled for Wednesday week, July 27th and is a home game vs St Loman’s at 7pm.
Underage Training
Training from under 6 to under 12  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30 .New players welcome .  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. New delivery of azzurri windcheaters and polo shirts have just arrived.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Brian Coyne Kinnegad. Clive O’Dowd of Station Road, Moate.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on 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 
Anyone who want to buy a ladies football jacket contact Kevin Staunton.
Junior Championship
On Tuesday our junior team suffered their first defeat of the championship to Clann Gael, a poor first half performance left us with a lot to do in the second half. The Downs improved their game in the second half and continually reduced the Clann Gael lead but unfortunately ran out of time.
Under 16’s
The under 16s played Moate at home on Thursday evening, this age groups matches against Moate are always close and competitive and this game didn’t disappoint in what proved to be a game of skill and excitement The Downs emerged deserved winners.  Team: Orla Gavin, Ursula Carley, Aishling Egerton, Amy Dagg, Sinead Nolan, Roisin Scally, Laura Wynn, Beth McGuire, Ellen Tate, Niamh Duncan, Leanne Duncan, Mary Lynam, Niamh Rowan, Ruth Kenny, Emma Murtagh.
Under 10 Blitz
We hosted the County under 10 Blitz in The Downs on Saturday morning with ten teams participating, five pitches in use and 32 games played this was a morning that showed the healthy nature of Ladies Football at the youngest age group. All teams were presented with medals and received hot food on completion of the games. Thanks to Liz and her team in the kitchen who feed the hungry teams. Well done to the referees Emma, Niamh and Leanne Duncan, Mary Lynam and Niamh Rowan.
Any parent who wants a team photo email
The Downs team: Erica Hynes, Alex O’Connor, Avril Maguire, Sarah Flynn, Andrea Daly, Emma Horan, Nicole Kelly, Emily Gallagher, Grainne Smith, Caoimhe Hunt, Jennifer Fidgeon, Katie Mannering.
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.