Club notes for week commencing 23rd July 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 23/07/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 6, 17, 27
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Carmel Duignan, Brian & Mary.
Jackpot 2: €1800
Numbers drawn: 1, 9, 11, 13
Result: no winner
Next weeks draws will take place in The Cloughan Inn with jackpots of €14,000 and €2000.
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.
Senior Championship             The Downs 0:9           Mullingar Shamrocks 0:15
On Saturday evening  in Cusack Park we took on our neighbours in the senior championship. Mullingar started  brighter and had 4 points before  The Downs raised a flag on the  15th minute. Shamrocks got two more points before The Downs added to their score, for the last ten minutes of the half it was all Shamrocks who finished the  half with 0:12 to  The Downs 0:2  who surely rued  their missed  scoring opportunities.  The second half saw a re-energised The Downs side who got the first four points of the half and out scored Shamrocks 0:7 to 0:3  for the second half . The second half performance showed the potential in the team and hopefully we can reproduce it in the remaining  games. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Brendan Flynn, Niall Murray, Cian Carthy, Conor Carley, Niall Nolan, Vincent Conneely, Noel Molloy, Mark Dalton, John Smyth, Barry Conroy, PJ Maguire, Luke Loughlin, Luke Folan, Shane Carroll. Subs Used: Brian Fitzpatrick.
Under 12’s
The lads travelled to Athlone on Wednesday evening last for the last round of the under 13 league. Led by captain Oisin Dowdall, the first half was well contested and both sides produced some decent football despite the slippery conditions. However, it was the unbeaten home side that stepped up a gear after the break and were comfortable winners at the final whistle. On Saturday last we participated in the annual Gowna tournament in County Cavan which attracted 24 clubs from various counties. This is always one of the highlights of our season and this year was no different. Good wins over Baileboro and Ardagh in the group stages put us up against the unbeaten host club Gowna to decide who would top the group. A thrilling game ended all square which left both sides tied at the top of the table. Thanks to impressive score taking in the earlier rounds, we went through as group winners on score difference and a second round tie against Skryne of Meath. In another enthralling encounter, the sides could not be seperated so extra time was required. Fair play to our lads who put in a brilliant extra time performance to overcome the Meath side and secure a place in the quarter finals against another Cavan side Mullahoran. Unfortunately it is here the journey ends as our lads had to give way to a superior Mullahoran team with the energy sapping extra time in the previous round probably taking its toll. Overall, this was a tremendous achievement by the lads and they deserve great credit for reaching the quarter finals and representing the black and amber with such pride and distinction. Captain for the day was Paul Flynn and his team mates were: Jack Carroll, Matthew Cunningham, Oisin Dowdall, Liam Faulkner, Jonathan Lynam, Luke Maguire, Ryan Mannering, Trevor Martin, Oisin Murphy, Stephen Wynne, Adam Conneely, Mark Conneely, Cathal Dagg, Nathan Lynott, Liam Moran, Shane Murtagh, Mark Nugent, Kevin O’Sullivan, Jake Quinn, Jack Walsh, Gary Wynne. Fear Uisce: Sean Flynn; Water Carriers: Serena and Ciara Wynne; Mascots: Rian Hogan  and Andrew Cunningham. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm and new players are always most welcome.
Defibrillator and First Aid
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.
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
The Downs Ladies Football
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the 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.
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.