Club notes for week commencing 1st April 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training changes to the usual Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on April 5th
Drama Night
Thanks to all who supported our hosting of the play “For Club and County “ in the clubhouse on Saturday last, it was an enjoyable night with plenty of laughter hopefully it won’t be our last venture into drama.
On Sunday our Figure and Set dancers contested the Leinster Final in Ballymore, the Figure dancers were first on stage and put in an excellent performance in a very competitive competition, the set dancers were the last act of the night and gave their usual  polished performance. Unfortunately the figure dancers lost out in a tight result, the Set dancers got the judges nod and take home another Leinster title . Well done to both groups who represented the club with pride and brought honour to club in having two dance groups in a Leinster final surely a unique event and demonstrates the club’s commitment to Scor. Thanks to our figure dancers (Aoife Rowan, Mary Lynam, Sharon Hynes, Sarah Moran, Jean Moran, Sarah McGuire, Sinead Carley, Lisa Loran) and set dancers( Aoife Rowan, Mary Lynam, Sinead Lynam, Grainne Kelly, George Coyle, Shane Murray, Kevin Flynn Pat Leavy) for their efforts and particularly to Geraldine Dagg, George Coyle, Brenda and Alice Deihy for unselfishly giving of their time in preparing the groups.
Scor Encore
Our junior set dancers are on Scor Encore on Sunday evening on TG4
Under 8s
The under 8s travel to Croke Park on Friday to take part in Go Games. The bus leaves at 7.45 arriving in Croke Part for 9.45 with the games starting at 10. If any adults want to travel on the bus contact Sean Carroll.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 01/04/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 7, 11, 18, 22
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Tom Duffy, Christy Dalton.
Jackpot 2: €1200
Numbers drawn: 10, 13, 15, 22
Result: no winner.
Next week’s draws will take place in The Cloughan Inn with jackpots of  €14,000 and  €1,400.
League Div 4:               The Downs 2:10           Tubberclare 3:5
Our 2nd team came from behind to finish the game strongly scoring two goals in the last ten minutes  to take  two hard earned points.
Under 14
The group stages of Feile are expected to take place on Sat 6th or Sat 13th April. We have been drawn with Millmore Gaels, Multyfarnham and hosts Caulry.
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.
Membership now due for 2013 Juvenile Player €25, Adult Player €40, Student Player €25, Ordinary Adult member €30, OAP €15, Family €50 You can also do your membership online through the website.
Free Draw of a years subscription to the club Lotto  for all members who pay their membership before 24th March.
Mouth Guards
A Reminder  it is now compulsory to wear a mouth guard for all underage training and matches
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.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Classes every Wednesday from 8.30pm – 9.30pm, in   the Downs GAA clubhouse.  €5 per class.   For more details contact Sharon on 086 8200540
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of  Bert McCabe Rathgranny, Multyfarnham.  Mary Harvey, (née Clinton) of Clinarve House, Garbally Drive, Ballinasloe, Galway
The Downs Ladies Footballts
Underage Coaching
Underage training  changes to the usual Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on April 5th
Easter Raffle
Thanks to everyone who supported our  Easter Raffle Winners  Aine Mills, Maureen Farrelly, Karen Lynam and  Helen Carley. Thanks to Walter McNamee  for sponsoring an Easter hamper  for the raffle.
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.