Club notes for week commencing 22nd August 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 22/08/11
Jackpot: €10,000
Numbers drawn: 14, 22, 23, 26
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Ann McGrath, 2 Ducks
Next week’s draw in Clubhouse jackpot €10,200 
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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.
500 Club Draw
Our second 500 club draw of the year is on Saturday night, come along and enjoy the evening. Thanks to everyone who supports this draw which funds our new stand and dressing rooms.
Underage Development Draw.
The underage section are raffling two pairs of All-Ireland football tickets, tickets are now on sale and cards are available from underage coaches
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
Under 10
The Downs U10s had a busy weekend playing two challenge games. The 1st challenge game was played away to Clann na Gael of Athboy on Friday, August 12th. Two games were played with each club splitting their panel evenly. Despite the heavy rain both clubs contributed to two exciting games. The Downs drew w/ Clann na Gael in one game and narrowly lost the 2nd game. The Downs team included Arpad, Mickey Moffat, Cathal Dagg, Sean Power, Gary Cleary, Kevin O’Sullivan, Adam Smith, Tom Tuite, David Smyth, Owen Murray, Oisin Loughlin, Eoghan Egerton, Owen Rathigan, Liam Moran, Anthony Moran, Adam Connelly, Evan Harte, Nathan Lynott, Alan Mooney, Oisin Raleigh, Donal Doherty, Jake Quinn, Cormac Mullen, and Cian Flaherty.
On Sunday the Downs hosted Caulry. Both clubs contributed to two sporting games with some good football and some excellent scores. The Downs eventually ran out as winners in both games. The Downs were represented by Gary Wynne, Cian Flaherty, Cormac Mullen, Jake Quinn, Liam Murtagh, Jack Walsh, Oisin Loughlin, Owen Rathigan, Evan Harte, Alan Mooney, Oisin Raleigh, Donal Doherty, Mickey Moffat, Cathal Dagg, Gary Cleary, Kevin O’Sullivan, Adam Smith, Tom Tuite, and David Smyth.
Thanks to all the parents for supporting both games. The U10s will be playing the final 2 rounds of the North Westmeath League on August 23rd, & 30th, with both games away from home. The finals of the North Westmeath League have been set for Rochsfortbridge on September 3rd.
Under 12
The under 12’s participated in the 9 aside Gowna Blitz in beautiful sunshine on Saturday last.
Split into 2 teams based on age, each side were placed in groups of 4. The under 11’s recorded victories over Ramor United of Cavan and Longford Slashers before losing out to Knockbride also of Cavan. The 2 victories earned them second place in the group and a spot in the Cup quarter finals. However, they had to give way to the under 12’s of St. Rynagh’s of Offaly with the extra year making the difference for the Banagher lads. So it was a case of 2 wins and 2 losses for the under 11’s who performed brilliantly throughout.
Our own under 12’s opened with a good win over Longford’s Northern Gaels before defeats to Summerhill of Meath and eventual winners Crosserlough of Cavan put them into the quater finals of the Plate. Aughnasheelin were their quarter final opponents and we had a slow start with the Leitrim lads opening up a large lead. However, the black and amber showed great determination after the break and got to within 2 points but just ran out of time.
Under 12 Panel: Enda O’Rourke, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly, Alex Henry, Daragh Monaghan, Max Rowan, Donal Coughlan, Michael Drury, Mark McCann, Dylan Gavin.
Under 11 Panel: Luke Smith, Oisin Murphy, Stephen Wynne, Luke McGuire, Jonathan Lynam, Jack Carroll, Paul Flynn, Matthew Cunningham, Liam Faulkner, Euan Lagan, Oisin Raleigh. The lads were treated to some words of wisdom on the bus before they left from former Cavan footballer and All-Star winner Dermot McCabe. The Gowna man spoke about learning the skills, enjoying the games and having discipline at all times. He also spoke about learning from both victory and defeat and that if the lads continue to listen to their coaches and train with commitment and honesty then they would go on to play senior for club and county.
Under 16
Under 16 Championship The Downs 5:14 Milltownpass 2:07
This was good performance from start to the final whistle. Shane Nugent in goals was steady throughout and made an excellent save after half time. The backs marked tightly and made the opposition work hard for their scores. The midfielders worked up and down the field providing support when needed, the forwards worked as a unit and all got on the scoreboard with Jake Cahill from wingback getting up for two points, Luke Loughlin proved accurate from both frees and play. Ian Martin scored the pick of the goals beating a number of defenders then shooting low to the corner of the net.
Team: Shane Nugent, Shane O’Rourke, Peter Murray, Paddy Duncan, Jake Cahill, Dean Moran, Eoin Moore, Dean Daly, Shane Raleigh, Ian Martin, Luke Loughlin, Sean Cullen, James Murtagh, Andrew Dalton, Naosan Moore. Subs: Shane Conroy, Jonathan Raleigh, Niall Mitchell.
Senior Championship Sunday 28th at 6.30 V Tyrrellspass in Cusack Park.
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
Paddy Gaffney Newdown The Downs.
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.
Under 12
On Tuesday we took on unbeaten Moate at home. Moate started strongly and went into an early lead and held a four point lead at halftime. The Downs scored an early goal on the resumption to get back into the game and in the final minute scored a goal to win by a point. This was the performance of year for this team well done to all the girls.
Under 14 The Downs 4:8 Moate 4:8
In a championship game in The Downs on Thursday The Downs and Moate served up a thrilling game with great skill and determination. At halftime Moate held a five point advantage, but The Downs reduced the lead and went into a goal lead with a quarter left, but Moate responded and went into the lead. With minutes remaining The Downs scored a goal to send the game into a replay.
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.