Club notes for week commencing 28th Feb 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 28/02/11
Jackpot: €5200
Numbers drawn: 3, 5, 12, 18
Jackpot: No winner
2 x €100 Winners: Denise Doherty, Vincent Conneely
Next week’s draw in Mary Lynch’s Jackpot €5200 
Online  Lotto
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An annual lotto ticket for €100 can be bought  with 2 weeks free on line  or from Matt Carley or Anthony Rowan.
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
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League Div 1                The Downs 1:11           Garrycastle 1:3
On Saturday we travelled to Garrycastle for our second game in the league and with an impressive first half we led at half time 1:7 to 0:3.  Within minutes of the restart Garrycastle goaled to reduce the lead to 4 points, but The Downs were the only team to score for the remainder of the game adding a further  four points to the total. Team: Kevin McGuire, Ben Hogan, Mark Dalton, Declan Lynam, Conor Carley, Greg Crowley, Adam Price, John Smyth, Noel Molloy, Luke Folan, Tommy Cleary, Barry Conroy, David Smith, Keith Shanley, Stephen Devine. Subs Used: Niall Folan, Mark Leavy.
Minor League               The Downs 2:14           St Marys  0:9
On Sunday we picked up our second win in the minor league by defeating St Mary’s 2.14 to 0.09. Rochfordbridge started much better than us and led  by 3 points against the wind. Then Danny Bergin took the game into his hands starting with a long range point from out on the right followed by a great goal and 2 further points had us in great form. Our intensity in the tackle and our speed on the counter attack was the foundation for a 6 point lead at the break. St Mary’s were unlucky to see a superb shot come back of the cross-bar just before half time. We raised our game in the second half and the best move of the game starting with Niall Coates and Cian Quinn who gave a great pass into Dean Egerton. A quick flick pass to Luke Loughlin on the run set him on his way and when he stepped inside the last defender he blasted to the net. We never looked back from there and pushed on to win with some great points taken. PJ Maguire gave an exhibition at midfield in the second half and set up several scores as well as kicking a great point. Finbar Thompson was always on top at wing back and ensured our forwards got good service all day. Overall we played reasonable well and the chance to use full panel was very useful. The subs who came on are now in the frame and competition for places is getting tougher. Improvement in getting back and faster accurate passing needed but we are going in the right direction. Great attitude lads. Thanks to club members for having facility ready and for helping officiate. Team, K Maguire, C Seery, N Murray, D Daly, F Thompson, B Flynn, C Quinn, K Smullen, PJ Maguire, L Loughlin, D Bergan, D Egerton, B Groome, S Carroll, J Cahill. Subs used N Coates, P Duncan, S Cullen, E O Donnell, S Nugent. Happy birthday to Kevin Smullen and Ciaran Seery who turned up fighting fit for the game, well done.
On Sunday our Figure and Set dancers traveled to Oulart, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford for the Leinster semi-final, our figure dancers unfortunately didn’t come through in a very competitive event, the set dancers qualified for the final and we wish them the best of luck in Ballymore on the 13th of March.
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Registration for underage players is on Saturday 12th @ 4pm. Underage training from under 6 to under 12 starts on Saturday 19th March and continues on  Saturday 26th changing to the regular Friday evenings on April 1st
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Christy Sleator Mullingar, Louie (Nicholas) McDonnell of Auburn Avenue, Mullingar, Westmeath.
The Downs Ladies Football
Registration for underage players is on Saturday 12th @ 4pm. Underage training from under 6 to under 12 starts on Saturday 19th March and continues on  Saturday 26th changing to the regular Friday evenings on April 1st
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