Club notes for week commencing 21st March 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 21/03/11
Jackpot: €5600
Numbers drawn: 15, 17, 20, 28
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Mary Nally, Monica Burke
Next week’s draw in the Clubhouse jackpot €5800
Online  Lotto
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.
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
Minor League               The Downs 4-13          Maryland/Tang 2-16
We traveled to Maryland on Sunday evening and came away with victory after a pulsating game. Maryland Tang led  at half time 2-07 to 0-05 after getting two breakaway goals. Our midfield and wing backs were caught up the field on two occasions and we paid a big price. At the other end we should have scored on two occasions for poor shooting and not passing the ball fast enough. We had an honest chat at half time and we played much better after the break. However we still were 9 points behind but we re-shuffled the team and for the last 15 minutes we were totally dominant out scoring Maryland Tang 3-05 to 0-02. We took over all over the field and showed real heart. Ciaran Seery and Dean Daly were tremendous in defence and over lapped to pile pressure on the opposition. Kevin Smullen ran himself to a standstill and took the game to the opposition at every opportunity, with time nearly up Shane Carroll levelled from a 45 metres free and then Jake ‘Gooch’ Cahill got the winning goal after a goal mouth scramble. Maryland Tang attacked one last time and Dean Daly made a tremendous block to deny them the chance to draw level. Result aside we were very happy with the second half effort. We never gave up and Pride in the jersey was to the force. Next time we need to push on and cut out the errors. We need to play for the full 60 mins and be more clinical when we attack. Well done lads. This was a superb team effort. Maryland Tang contributed to a most enjoyable game and played excellent football. Thanks to all who drove and helped out with the team. Your support is important to us as we strive to improve as a team. Team- K.McGuire, P.Duncan, N.Murray, C.Seery, F.Thompson, B.Flynn, D.Daly, PJ.Maguire, K.Smullen, L.Loughlin, S.Carroll, C.Quinn, D.Bergin, J.McCormick, D.Egerton. Subs Used- P.Murray, J ‘Gooch’ Cahill.
Under 12 Invitation Game  in Milltownpass
The under 12’s opened their season with a visit to Milltownpass on Sunday morning.
They were invited to participate in the official opening of the new junior pitch and in the very first game on this new facility located beside the national school.
The invitation was greatly appreciated and the lads were delighted to meet the dignitaries including Most Rev. Michael Smith Bishop of Meath, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Seamus O Faolain. Medals were presented to all and refreshments were provided afterwards. Well done to all involved in this project and best of luck with the new Community Centre.
Panel: Matthew Cunningham, Jordan Smyth, Darren Shaw, Joseph Robson, Michael Drury, Daragh Monaghan, Enda O’Rourke, Oisin Murphy, Colin Smyth, Max Rowan, Paul Flynn, Alex Henry. Training continues on this Saturday @ 5pm.
Under 14  The Downs had an impressive win over  Shandonagh
Under 16s suffered a narrow defeat to Ballycomoyle
The fundraising cards are out for Scor Fundraising Sweepstake Draw (Aintree Grand National) please support our Scor section of the club after one of our most successful years. 
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Underage Training
Underage training from under 6 to under 12 started on Saturday 19th March 5 to 6pm and continues on  Saturday 26th changing to the regular Friday evenings on April 1st.  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop will be open during training  for the season
Official Opening of New Stand and Dressing Rooms.
A reminder to all to keep the 17th of April free for the official opening of our New Stand and Dressing Rooms by Cristóir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthcleas Gael who will perform the official opening. We are asking members to make themselves available over the coming weeks to ensure the grounds reflect all the excellent work that is carried out in The Downs GAA Club.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training from under 6 to under 12 started on Saturday 19th March 5 to 6pm and continues on  Saturday 26th changing to the regular Friday evenings on April 1st.  If you haven’t registered, you can register in The Shop with Liz or any training night remember you have to register to play.
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.
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.