Club notes for week commencing 27th February 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 27/02/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 1, 4, 9, 23
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Pol O’Cualain, Eva Hegarty
Jackpot 2: €2200
Numbers drawn: 9, 14, 15, 24
Next week’s draws in The Roadhouse, jackpots €14000 & €2400.
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.
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. Jackpot is now €1,600
Club Strategic Plan
The club are starting to prepare a 5 year Strategic Plan for 2012 / 2016. We welcome contributions from players, parents and supporters on any aspect of the club’s activities. The initial focus is on our underage structure so all feedback from previous activities or ideas on how we can enhance our youth section going forward can be emailed to or discussed with any club official.
First Aid
We are planning to provide a First-Aid person  to cover our underage coaching sessions which recommence on March 24th. This will be arranged on a rota basis so we are looking for 6 volunteers to do 1 hour each on a Friday @ 630pm every 6 weeks or so. Training will be provided if required. Please contact Trudie @ 0879890121 to get involved or if you would like to avail of the next first aid training course. Defibrillator training will also be arranged shortly – anybody interested should contact Trudie or any club official. A reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
We hosted the county final on Saturday night, unfortunately our figure dance, novelty act and set dance, though giving  excellent performances missed out on the honours. Jenny McNamee in the solo singing took the county honours in a very competitive competition, best  wishes to Jenny next Sunday in the Leinster semi-final in The Downs. We would like to thank everyone who represented the club in Scor and those who helped prepare the groups.
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20   
Please note all players must pay membership before playing; please ensure you have your membership paid before first game.
Under Age Registration
Registration for underage players is on 10th of March  2 to 5
Senior Team
Senior Team newsDiv 4 league v St JosephsWe had a good victory at home on Saturday in the div 4 league. Fielding a reasonably young team we played very well and finished with a good win. St Josephs played well too and there was just 4 points in it at half time. We pulled away in the second half with the aid of 2 goals. The discipline was very good and direct football paid off. Most of our lads trained hard during the week also so it was very pleasing to get the result. Good effort with room to improve. Team K Mc Guire, T Egan, D Lynam, V Connelly, C Thompson, C Carley, C Seery, N Molloy, PJ Maguire, S Loughlin, A Price, S Carroll, N Folan, B Fitzpatrick, N Doherty. Subs  P Shanley, L Loughlin, D Mc Dermott, L Farrell, D Daly. K Gavin.Div 6 v MilltownpassWe came up short against Milltownpass on Sunday morning in a very competitive game. Many of our lads played Saturday and were sluggish to get going. Milltown played more direct and we conceded 8 points from close in frees. This aspect of our game was disappointing as we have worked hard to avoid this. Nevertheless it was a reasonably good effort from our third team and we should get some better results in the div with full complement available. Thanks to all the lads for making the effort.  Team K Mc Guire, D Mc Dermott, V Connelly, L Farrell, C Thompson, B Flynn, C Seery, B Fitzpatrick, PJ Maguire, S Carroll, F Thompson, N Doherty, D Daly, L Donohue, K Gavin. Subs P Cochrane, D Egerton.Senior team played St Brigids Offaly in Tubber tournament last Wednesday and lost by a single point. Fielding 7 under 21’s we gave a good account of ourselves and while disappointed to lose we were delighted with the effort. Training continues and full attendance is needed. Some of the newcomers are breaking into the team and other are making a great effort also.
Bus to Club All-Ireland
The Club are organising a bus to the club All-Ireland on St Patricks Day – Adults €10 underage €5. To book a seat contact Sean Carroll  0876507659.  All children to be accompanied by and adult.  
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of the late Jean Connolly Multyfarnham, Con O’Sullivan of Cushinstown, Killucan, Theresa Lynch Raharney
The Downs Ladies Football
County Football
We had a number of girls on county duty this weekend, Beth McGuire, Aoife Rowan and Leanne Duncan with the minors. Emma Murtagh, Niamh Rowan and Amy Dagg with the under 14s, we have coaches Siobhan Corroon and Bernie Corroon with the under 14s and Peter Thornton with the under 16s.
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.
Registration For 2012
Registration for 2012 is on Saturday 10th  2 to 5.New members welcome.