Club notes for week commencing 24th June 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training  is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Kellogg’s Cul Camp 2013
The club are delighted to be hosting a cul camp again this year in association with Kelloggs from July 29th to 2nd August. 
See our website for more details.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 24/06/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 2, 3, 13, 18
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Leo J. Penrose, Emma Murtagh.
Jackpot 2:€1200
Numbers drawn: 3, 13, 15, 22
Result: no winner.
Next week’s draw in Mary Lynch’s with jackpots of €14,000 and €1400.
You can now keep up to date with the club’s activities on our new FACEBOOK page:  and TWITTER @TheDownsGAA.
Under 14
The div 1 side came away from Athlone with a share of the spoils last Thursday in the first round of the championship FT The Downs 1-11, Athlone 3-5. The div 4 side’s championship tie vs Delvin / St Paul’s was postponed. We expect championship games to be played every second Thursday going forward.
Both sides travel to Meath this Saturday for the Leinster Blitz, details to be provided at training. We have 2 15-a-side teams entered so all players required to travel please. Bus will be provided.
Preparations and fundraising continue for our trip to Kerry on July 9th to 12th. Thanks to everyone who supported our recent Cake Sale and particularly Olivia and colleagues for running the show.
Well done to all our players that participated in The Downs Run 5K. All sponsorship cards and money to be returned asap please so we can order the gear in time for Kerry. We expect all players to make some contribution and everyone will receive gear whether they are going to Kerry or not. Sponsors are most welcome to get involved – contact Marc at 087 8362297.
Under 12
North Westmeath League U.12 Boys Football
The Downs played away against Shandonagh in the 5th round of the North Westmeath League on Monday 17-Jun.  The Amber team fought a tough battle and emerged winners on a scoreline of 3-6 to 0-7. In the second game the Black team ran out easy winners by 4-12 to 2-5. Thanks to all of the players for their efforts and to the parents for supporting both teams.  The Amber Team included Cian McCourt, Jack Walsh, Cathal Dagg, Ben Harte, Cormac Mullen, Donal Doherty, Liam Moran, David Smyth, Adam Smith, Evan Harte, Alan Mooney, Paul McCool, Lorcan Mullen and Peter Midic.  The Black Team included Liam Murtagh, Mark Connelly, Owen Rathigan, Adam Connelly, Cian Flaherty, Gary Wynne, Oisin Raleigh, Anthony Moran, Kevin O’Sullivan, Owen Murray, Mark Nugent, Shane Murtagh & Tom Tuite.
Leinster GAA Gaelic Games Roadshow U.12 Boys Football Blitz
The Downs took part in the Leinster GAA Gaelic Games Roadshow U.12 Boys Football Blitz at the Fairgreen, Mullingar on Wednesday 19-Jun-2013. Clubs also participating were Mullingar Shamrocks, Shandonagh and St. Lomans. Round 1: The Downs 2-4 Shandonagh 2-2; Mullingar Shamrocks 2-2 St. Lomans 0-1. Round 2: The Downs 5-4 Mullingar Shamrocks 1-2; Shandonagh 6-3 St. Lomans 4-0. Round 3: The Downs 6-5 St. Lomans 4-1; Shandonagh 4-4 Mullingar Shamrocks 2-1. The final was played between The Downs and Shandonagh, with The Downs emerging as winners on a scoreline of 4-1 to 3-2. The Downs team included Cian McCourt, Mark Conneely, Adam Conneely, Jack Walsh, Oisin Raleigh, Kevin O’Sullivan, Liam Moran, Gary Wynne, Adam Smith, Evan Harte, David Smyth, Nathan Lynott, Shane Murtagh, Peter Midic, Ben Harte and Donal Doherty.
Junior championship The Downs 2:7 Athlone 0:8
Our junior team recorded a narrow win over Athlone at home on Friday evening in very wet conditions.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
The Downs Ladies Football
Reminder cake sale on Friday evening 28th  June  all baking appreciated.
Under 12 Phase 1 Review
The Downs U12 Girls first competitive fixture of the league played at home was against Rochfordbridge on the main pitch. A truly entertaining game of football was played with fantastic skills on display from both teams. The away team had the Downs girls on the backfoot from the start and raced into a commanding lead. However, our girls played with great heart and commitment and earned a draw by grabbing three points without reply in the final 10 minutes to earn a well-deserved draw. All credit to both teams for a wonderful display of football skills
The next match was on the road again against our near neighbours, Coralstown/Kinnegad. A disappointing squad turnout had our team playing against the recently crowned county community games winners with one player less for the duration of the match. No superlatives could describe the team performance. Playing with the wind in the first half the Downs girls went into the break only one point in arrears. With the extra player and with wind advantage, it looked ominous for the second half as Coralstown/Kinnegad struck an early goal. However, the Downs Dozen had other ideas and as in displays throughout the year, they upped the second half performance to win by one point. What an amazing display by the whole team !!!
The Downs girls succumbed to a very strong, talented and skillful Milltown team. From the offset playing into a stiff breeze, we were second best in all sectors of the field. Trailing 2-05 to 0:02 at break, it didn’t get any better shortly afterwards as Milltown scored 1-02 in quick succession. However, true to The Downs girl’s spirit, and as shown in past games, our second half performance was vastly improved and our girls played with great commitment and passion right to the end of the game. As always with this bunch of players, regardless of winning or losing they left the field smiling and looking forward to the next challenge.
The final game of phase 1 was away to Loughnavalley. Played in glorious sunshine, it was nip-and-tuck for much of the first half – with both teams evenly matched. However, three goals in quick succession saw us trail by 1-02 to 3-02 at half time. As demonstrated in past games, the Downs girls second half performance brought extra intensity and pressure to the game, and brought us to being two points ahead with only minutes to go. However, the honours went to the home team with the winning score coming from the last kick of the game.
Panel : Andrea Daly, Katie, Daly, Meagan Dowdall, Ciara, Faulkner, Emily Gallagher, Caragh Hogan, Emma Horan, Caoimhe Hunt, Erica Hynes, Nicole Kelly, Avril Maguire, Fionnuala Maher, Aine McManus, Shauna McNamee, Aoibhin Moore, Roisin Murray, Alexandra O’Connor, , Grainne Smith, Emma Thompson, Aoife Allard, Alannagh Dowdall, Sarah Flynn, Amy Gilgan, Jayne Holton, Amy Keogh, Katie Mannering, Ellie O’Brien, Kaleigh Reidy, Caoimhe Scally, Isobel Scott, Louise Smyth, Marie Louise Walshe, Lauren Guilfoyle, Laura Robson.
Underage Coaching
Underage training is on  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.