Club notes for week commencing 1st August 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 01/08/11
Jackpot: €9400
Numbers drawn: 4, 6, 20, 25
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: JJ & Carmel Monaghan, Roadhouse staff.
Next week’s draw in Cloughan Inn jackpot €9600
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 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
Senior Championship    The Downs 2:12   Maryland  0:8
On Sunday evening in Cusack Park we recorded our second win in the championship. The Downs started brightly and led by 0:4 to 0:2 at the end of the first quarter but Maryland levelled the score with two unanswered  points. The Downs finished the half in a scoring blitz scoring 1:4 without reply.  Within minutes of the restart The Downs scored a goal and maintained their advantage throughout the half. With one game remaining against Athlone the quarter final spot is in our own hands. 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: Brendan Murtagh,  Keith Shanley, James Conroy,
Under 12s
In Kevin Molloy Park on Wednesday evening last, the under 12’s recorded a double victory over St. Loman’s in the third round of the league phase 2. Played in difficult conditions, the lads produced their best performances of the season playing some great football to overcome the determined visitors. Panel: Eanna Burke, Jack Carroll, Keith Carroll, Matthew Cunningham, Oisin Dowdall, Michael Drury, Liam Faulkner, Paul Flynn, Conor Gavin, Dylan Gavin, Alex Henry, David Keenaghan, Euan Lagan, Jonathan Lynam, Trevor Martin, Mark McCann, Darragh Monaghan, Joseph Moran, Oisin Murphy, Ciaran Nolan, Jordan Raleigh Doyle, Joseph Robson, Max Rowan, Ryan Mannering, Colin Smith, Luke Smith, Jordan Smyth, Stephen Wynne. Thanks as always to Kevin and Sean for refereeing. Our next league fixture is scheduled for Wednesday 10th August away to St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore.
On Sunday morning last, we hosted the under 12’s from Westport GAA Club and played 2 very entertaining games in a constant drizzle. The Mayo club stopped off on their way to Croke Park for the All-Ireland quarter finals. We extend our appreciation to all our players and parents who turned up in the middle of a bank holiday weekend. Thanks to Catriona and colleagues for serving refreshments afterwards and a big thank you to all who provided sandwiches etc. Finally well done to Paddy and Kevin for displaying their usual competency with the whistle.
Under 14s V St Michaels 4th Aug @ 7 in The Downs
Committee meeting Thursday 4th @ 9pm.
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 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
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Michael Butler   Lower Coosan Road, Athlone.
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.
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.