Club notes for week commencing 23rd May 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 23/05/11
Jackpot: €7400
Numbers drawn: 7, 13, 24, 25
Jackpot: No winner
2 x €100 Winners: Bernadette Whelehan, James Joseph Shaw
Next week’s draw in Mary Lynch’s Jackpot €7600
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.
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
Night at the Dogs
Entrance tickets for the club’s Night at the Dogs 4th June are available now, come along and enjoy the social evening family tickets also available..
Results Under 14s
On Thursday evening 12th May we played the final game in the league series against Ballinacaragy. We finished off the campaign as we started with a comprehensive win and a hundred percent record in this competitive division. In the first half we played with the wind but found it hard to settle and put scores on the board that would have reflected our possession. We did however head to the break with a seven point lead. In the second half we came out and converted a lot more scores and finished the game very strong. In goals Dylan Carroll performed well, the full back line of Adam Loughlin, Jack Lynch and Darragh Egerton never gave the opposition many chances to score performing well, the half back line of Cormac Murray, James Monaghan and Conor Coughlin cut out any attacking threat that Ballinacaragy attempted with great determination, The midfield of Stephen Colgan and Niall Gavin totally dominated this area and supplied the necessary ball to the forwards. Half forwards of Sean Loughlin, Conor Murray and Conor Duncan pressed hard all evening and took some fine scores in the process, full forward line of Mark Walsh, Niall Mitchell and Philip Doherty also took some fine scores and worked hard throughout the game, the strength of the panel was reflected in the quality of the subs and when Daragh Murray, Jack Kennedy, Jack O’Brien, Thomas O’Rourke and Evan Eivers came on they too defended well and took some fine scores. In the end we ran out easy winners to top the league table 2011. Well done to the lads for their hard work, attitude and discipline to the series of games in the league. We now look forward to the Championship games in the weeks ahead.
Under 10s
The Downs U10s were at home to Shandonagh in the 2nd round of the North Westmeath League on Tuesday night.  Both the Amber and Black Teams recorded wins after closely fought games.  The teams were as follows: Amber Team – Cian McCourt, Mark Nugent, Adam Smith, Cathal Dagg, Gary Cleary, Tom Tuite, Gary Wynne, Shane Murtagh, Kevin O’ Sullivan, David Smyth, Paul McCool, Sean Power, Owen Murray, Mikey Moffatt, Oisin Loughlin, Arpad, Eoghan Egerton, Chris Sleator; Black Team – Mark Connelly, Owen Rathigan, Jack Walsh, Max Cassidy, Cian Flaherty, Oisin Raleigh, Liam Moran, Nathan Lynott, Adam Connelly, Anthony Moran,  Alan Mooney, Evan Harte, Donal Doherty, Liam Murtagh, Jake Quinn, Cormac Mullen, Blaine Parker.
Under 16s League The Downs 3:4           Caulry 3:4
Playing away to Caulry in poor conditions a strong wind and slippery underfoot made it difficult for good football. We played against the wind in the first half and were a goal down at halftime 0:1 to 1:1. Goals from Luke Loughlin, Mark McCormack and Ian Martin, strong defending by the defence especially in the first half against the wind, two excellent saves by Shane Nugent and a strong work rate from the midfield and forwards  ensured we shared the points. Team: Shane Nugent, Shane O’Rourke, Dean Daly, Mark Kelly, Ryan Briody, Peter Murray, Dean Moran, Sean Cullen, Shane Raleigh, Luke Loughlin, Eoghan Moore, Benny Groom, Mark McCormack, Jake Cahill, Ian Martin, Andrew Dalton, James Murtagh, Ethan McDonnell, Shane Conroy.
The Downs 3:10           Tubberclaire     1:5
In a must win game to take division 2 title we were at home with the pitch in excellent condition. We played with the wind in the first half and built up a lead we held to the end. Well don to the lads for a good league campaign, now the focus is to the championship. Mentors John and Sean wish the lads doing exams best of luck and players doing exams are excused training and challenge games. Team: Shane Nugent, Shane O’Rourke, Patrick Duncan, Peter Murray, Mark Kelly, Dean Moran, Eoghan Moore, Shane Raleigh, Dean Daly, Ryan Briody, Sean Cullen, Benny Groom, Luke Loughlin, Andrew Dalton, Ian Martin, Shane Conroy, Ethan O’Donnell, Nason Moore, Mark McCormack, James Murtagh.
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  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30 t.  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 beach this 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 in the club shop on Friday evenings – 8 euros for kids, 12 euros for adults – manufactured by Breathe Sports and as worn by several counties.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on 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 
League Division 2                  The Downs 5:11         Ballycomoyle 4:3
Playing with a strong  wind in the first half  The Downs failed to convert possession into scores and went in at half time ahead      which did not seem enough for the windy conditions in the second half. The Downs made little of playing against the strong  wind with excellent passing football to create scoring opportunities and take the two points. Team: Caoimhe Duncan, Sinead Murray, Emma Murtagh, Fiona Dignan, Roisin Scally, Gillian Ferguson, Aoife Rowan, Ellen Tate, Beth McGuire, Mary Lynam, Leanne Duncan, Amy Staunton, Laura Wynn, Louise Kearney, Laura Kelly, Paula Duffy, Ruth Kenny.
Under 12s
We played Milltown at home on Tuesday last in a closely contested game of football. We held a narrow lead at halftime but Milltown gained the advantage in the second half and won by a small margin.
Under 14s
The under 14s travelled to Garrycastle on Thursday last, playing against the wind in the first half The Downs lead at half time 0:6 to 0:2. With the wind in the second half The Downs dominated the scoring to emerge deserved winners. Thanks to all the parents who drove and gave lifts.
Anyone who want to buy a ladies football jacket contact Kevin Staunton.
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.