Club notes for week commencing 24th December 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results
No draw this week, next week’s draws will take place on New Years eve in our clubhouse – jackpots of €14,000 and €6200.
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 (with 2 weeks free) can be bought on line or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
Christmas Wishes
The club would like to extend a happy and holy Christmas to all our members, supporters, coaches, players and everyone associated with the club and to thank all who support our club lotto and bingo every week and to all supporters of our Development  Draw to all our sponsors and especially our main sponsor Flynn Fuels.
Our sympathy to members who have suffered bereavements in the past year.
Wishing a happy Christmas, peace, health and happiness in 2013
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.
Apologies to Aoife Carley whose name was omitted from the figure dancers last week.
Mouth Guards
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. If you opt for a custom fitted mouthguard, Dentist Michael Drury of Mary Street Mullingar (tel 04493 48213) will offer a discount to our players – mouthguards are available in club colours or clear. More information on our website and facebook page.
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.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347 – full brochure available on our website and facebook page.
St Stephens Day
We will be having our now annual charity football game on St Stephens Day at 2.30 followed by music in the clubhouse. This years proceeds will go to St Vincent De Paul.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Rebecca Hegerty,England.  Pat (Pala) Sheerin of Hiskinstown, Delvin.
TAG RUGBY (No contact)
It is planned to hold a trial match and training on Saturday the 5th January, 2013 from 2pm to 3.15 pm at The Downs School. The age groups are U.11(on 31st July, 2013) and U.14 (on 31st July, 2013).for boys and girls. Parental involvement welcome.  
The Downs Ladies Football
The Downs Ladies Football
The Ladies Football Club would like to wish all players, coaches, parents and supporters a happy and holy Christmas and to thank everyone who supported our fundraising and provided sponsorship during the year.
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.