Club notes for week commencing 21st May 2012

November 7, 2018

Underage Coaching
Underage coaching including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30. (4 to 12 years old)
New Nursery
Nursery is sponsored by Easons, Pearse St, Mullingar. Thanks to Easons sponsorship club nursery jerseys are available in the club shop at half price €15.
Team Contacts for 2012
Team contacts for 2012: Under 8’s: Jimmy Hughes 086 3457564; Under 10’s: Stephen Cleary 087 6405723; Under 12’s: Marc Cunningham 087 8362297; Under 14’s: Jimmy Murtagh 087 6943273, Under 16’s: Johnny Murray 086 3739408; Minors: Eunan McCormack 087 8384055; Seniors: Tommy Kelly 087 2949714.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 21/05/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 2, 18, 23, 28
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: John Keenan, Aine Cleary.
Jackpot 2: €2200
Numbers drawn: 5, 9, 16, 24.
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws in The Cloughan Inn with jackpots of €14,000 and €2400.
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.
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 recieve 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.
Facebook you can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOK page:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Under 14s
Our under 14s travelled to Multyfarnham on Thursday evening and playing good passing football and working hard for each other came away with an impressive win.Team: Alex Henry, evan O’Riordan, Darragh Monaghan, John Kenny, Joseph Moran, Darragh Flynn, Evan Eivers, Jonathan Raleigh, Jack O’Brien, Jordan Smyth, Sean Loughlin, Philip Martin, Conor Gavin, Darragh Tone, Joseph Robson, Dylan Carroll, Keith Carroll, Paul Lynam, mark McCann
Under 12s
The lads had a great day out in Navan on Sunday last. We travelled over early to play Navan O’Mahony’s in a mini blitz and played 4 x 11 aside games of terrific football.
Led by this weeks captains Oisin Murphy, Adam Smith, Liam Faulkner and Kevin O’Sullivan, the boys produced their best football of the season so far against the impressive home sides. Thanks to Tomas and colleagues at Navan O’Mahony’s for their hospitality and we hope to return the favour later in the year.
A pit-stop for food in the fine facilities of Trim GAA Club capped off a great day except of course for Westmeath’s narrow defeat to Louth.
In the league, we are away to Multyfarnham tonight Wednesday at 7pm – meet in Multyfarnham at 630pm.
We are also scheduled to play Ballynacargy in The Downs on this Saturday at 12pm – all fixtures will be confirmed by text as usual.Don’t forget Newry Blitz on Sat 2nd
Under 8s
The under eights travelled to Ballycomoyle for a blitz and enjoyed a number of games.
Panel: Michael Kenny, Kian Carroll, Niall Bardon,  Billy og Moffett, Darragh Mullen, Alex Smith, John Horan, Scott Murtagh, Jack Murtagh, Fionn Moran, Conleth Mullen, Michael Horan, Jack Nugent, Ross Clinton, Robert Brennan, Elliot O’Rourke, Mikey Walsh, Rory Lagan.
Defibrillator training and First Aid update
We are now providing a First Aid officer for our Friday evening coaching sessions. New volunteers are always welcome and the Friday evening slots are provided on a rota basis. Please contact Trudy @ 087 9890121 for more information a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
Under Age Registration
Registration remains open and can be completed during the next few underage coaching sessions.
Online registration is available via our web site.
Development Draw
Sellers are on the road again with the development draw tickets, we thank you for your past generosity and ask for your continued support for this years draw.  Two draws June and October with nineteen prizes in each draw. Tickets can be purchased through the website
Cul Camp
We are delighted to be hosting a Kelloggs Cúl Camp in August this year. The 5 day camp will begin on Monday August 13th and finish on Friday 17th August 2012. Applications can be made online or submitted to Westmeath Cúl Camp Co-Ordinator Noel Delaney in Cusack Park Mullingar. Forms and full details booking details are available 
Watch our for €5 discounts on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
The Club Shop will be open during our weekly underage coaching sessions.
New for this year will be club umbrellas and O’Neills tracksuit bottoms in all sizes.
For more information contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Members of our club nursery can buy club jerseys at a 50% discount €15 thanks to the sponsorship of Eason Mullingar sizes available 3/4 and 5/6.
New website
Our revamped website is now up and running at
Please check it out where you will find lots of information on various aspects of the club as well as opportunities to support us by paying registration fees online, playing club lotto or viewing the latest club gear.
5K Run/Race
The Club are having a 5k fun run/race on Wednesday 13th of June as a fundraiser for underage boys and girls football. Come along and enjoy the evening make sure to bring friends and spread the word.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of Maura Fox, (née Whelehan) of 2 Derrygrenagh Park, Rochfortbridge, Michael (Curley) Wallace of Patrick Street, William (Billy) Gaye of New Ballinderry, Mullingar,
The Downs Ladies Football
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the committee or coaches know.
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the coming year . You  can register with any coach, at any training session or in The Shop.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 – 7.30
For training times for all teams contact 0874199344.
Fundraising For Feile 2012
Our Trad Music Night in The Downs Inn proved a great success and was enjoyed by the large crowd who came along. Thanks to all the musicians and dancers who performed  and to The Downs Inn who are sponsoring tracksuits for the Feile team.
Cake Sale
We are having a cake sale next  Friday at underage training all baking appreciated, contact any coach or committee member for details..
Clothes collection
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.
Under 16
Our under 16s travelled to Moate on Thursday despite being competitive throughout we lacked  scoring power and short number of players we had to give second best to a stronger home side.