Club notes for week commencing 22nd April 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, Baseball caps, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Lotto Results 22/04/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 14, 23, 26, 27
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Valerie Gilhooley, Ann Shanley.
Jackpot 2:€1,800
Numbers drawn: 5, 18, 23, 25
Result: no winner.
Next week’s draws will take place in Mary Lynch’s with jackpots of €14,000 and €2,000.
Senior Championship             The Downs 0:6           Maryland 1:8
On Saturday evening we played our first game of the championship in Cusack Park, The Downs started brightly and had the greater share of possession going into an early lead. Unfortunately against the run of play Maryland scored a goal to give them a life line going in at halftime,1:1 to 0:5.  On the resumption Maryland scored first to equalise the scores.  The Downs try as they might were unable to match the first half form and were having difficulty creating scoring opportunities only adding a point. Going into the final minutes a goal separated the sides but The Downs were unable to get the equaliser, in added time Maryland scored the final two points of the game and give them a flattering margin. On reflection if The Downs scored more in the first half the from numerous opportunities or  added a few more points in the second half we could have got result from the game. There were many positives from the game to build on for the rest of the championship. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Jack Hogan, Niall Nolan, , Conor Carley, Brendan Murtagh, Trevor McCormack, Barry Conroy, PJ Maguire, Niall Folan, Stephen Devine, Shane Power, Luke Loughlin, John Smyth, Luke Folan. Subs Used: Paul Shanley, Kevin Smullen, Shane Carroll.
Boys under 14’s:
Hard luck to our under 14’s boys who lost out to tournament favourites Athlone in the quarter final of Feile played in A.I.T. on Saturday morning last. Final score 3-13, 2-8. Panel: Trevor Martin, Jonathan Lynam, Dyan Hunt, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly, Conor Gavin, Oisin Murphy, Ciaran Nolan (joint captain), Darragh Monaghan, Adam Gilbride, Max Rowan, Eanna Burke, Donal Coughlan, Ryan Moran, Mark McCann, Joseph Moran (joint captain), Jordan Smyth, Liam Faulkner, Tyrone Devine, Luke Smith, Paul Flynn, Matthew Cunningham, Stephen Wynne, Jack Carroll, David Keenaghan, Enda O’Rourke.
We expect both under 14 teams to have league fixtures this Thursday – details to be confirmed by text.
The lads have lots of lots to look forward to including the visit of London’s Dulwich Harps at the end of May and our trip to Kerry in mid July. New players are always welcome and we hope to see some old faces return – contact Marc for more info 087 8362297.
Schools Football
It was a mixed week for our local schools with Curraghmore losing their semi-final and The Down successfully progressing through theirs.
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.
Other News
Best wishes to our young  players who are making their communion or confirmation at the moment .,
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.
Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, Baseball caps, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Social Dance Classes
Social dance classes in the GAA centre Thursday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz, quick step and more. Beginners welcome €10 per session. Contact Marie 0863573271
Classes every Wednesday from 8.30pm – 9.30pm, in   the Downs GAA clubhouse.  €5 per class.   For more details contact Sharon on 086 8200540
Sympathy: We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Dolores Gardiner, Kilcullen, Kildare


The Downs Ladies Football
League           The Downs  5:8          Clann Gael 3:7
We played Clann Gael  at home on Sunday morning, in a closely contested first half  with the lead changing on a number of times it was Clan Gael who held a goal advantage at halftime  1:4 to 0:4. The sides were level on four occasions in the second half as  both sides tried  to get ahead. The Downs showed  improved their passing and putting Clan Gael under pressure throughout the pitch, scored two more goals in the final minutes to deservedly  secure  the two points.  Team: Sarah McGuire, Sinead Carley, Amy Dagg, Aoife Rowan, Fiona Dignan, Leanne Duncan, Roisin Scally, Beth McGuire, Laura Wynne, Mary Lynam, Gillian Ferguson, Ellen Tate, Jessica Crowley, Clare Crowley, Amy Staunton. Subs: Laura Smullen (used) Niamh Staunton, Niamh Rowan.
Well done to Grace Raleigh, Maeve Scally and Naoise O’ Donoghue who were on the Westmeath under 14 panel who beat Kildare on Saturday.
Underage Coaching
Underage training has changed to the usual Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 new players always welcome.
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.