Club notes for week commencing 29th April 2013

November 7, 2018

All-Ireland Scor
On Saturday in Derry our senior Set Dancers were competing in the All Ireland, this was the clubs 7th time to reach the All-Ireland in senior set dancing. After putting in a flawless performance hopes were high, but as the result was announced we were disappointed once again. We done to George Coyle, Kevin Flynn, Pat Leavy, Shane Murray, Aoife Rowan, Mary Lynam, Sinead Lynam, and Grainne Kelly who represented the club so successfully this year. Thanks to Alice and Brenda Deihy for all their work in scor and with the set dancers having two groups in an All Ireland in the same year is an achievement – not many can match.
 Despite not getting the result this was a very successful  year for Scor in The Downs – the junior and senior figure and set dancers winning county titles and getting to the Leinster final. The set dancers in junior and senior winning Leinster titles and competing in All –Irelands. Congratulations to Moate in winning the novelty act.
Underage Training
Underage training  is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
Club Shop
Sale on club gear up to 50% off on  Windcheaters, Tee shirts, Baseball caps, and Tracksuits
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 29/04/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 1,7, 15, 16.
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Ann Shanley,Darren Devine.
Jackpot 2:€2,000
Numbers drawn: 6, 18, 21, 25.
Result: no winner
Next week’s draw will take place in the clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €2,200.
Boys under 16’s:
Our U16’s have played 3 league matches to date. Our first match of the year was in Killucan on the 4th of April. Playing against a stiff breeze in the 1st half we went in at half time 5points down. An improved second half performance where we created lots of scoring chances but failed to take them was not enough to close the 5 point gap and it was the home side that won out in the end by 3 points on a score line of Killucan 4-6 The Downs 2-9. Scorers for The Downs: Conor Duncan 4 Pts, Niall Gavin 1Goal 3 Pts, Niall Mitchell 1 Goal, Conor Murray 1 Pt & Jack O Brien 1 Pt.
Our second match was played in Rochfortbridge on 8th April against St Mary’s. We were very slow to start the game and only got going in the last 15 minutes of the first half. Goals from Conor Duncan and Dylan Carroll with some well taken points from Niall Gavin (2), Conor Murray (1), Niall Mitchell (1) and Andrew Kilmartin (2) meant we had a seven point lead at half time. We pushed on in the second half playing into a strong wind with a further goal from Mark Walsh and points from Niall Gavin (3), Philip Doherty (1) and Niall Mitchell (1) to win the game on a score line of The Downs 3-12 St Mary’s 2-6.
Our third game was played on 24 April in Ballinagore against St. Malachy’s/Ballinagore on a wet evening. We started the game brilliantly scoring 5 unanswered points in the first 5 minutes. But the home side came back at us and got a goal and a number of points just before the half time break to lead at halftime by 2 points. The Downs fought hard in the second half in difficult conditions and created some great scoring chances. The vital goal for The Downs came early in the second half by Thomas O Rourke after a well worked move up the right wing. 6 further points were added after the goal and we won out by 5 points in the end on a scoreline of The Downs 1-18 St Malachy’s/Ballinagore 1-13. There was some excellent defending by Darragh Egerton and substitute Darragh Monaghan and goalkeeper Adam Loughlin pulled off a few great saves in the second half. Point scorers for The Downs were Dylan Carroll (4), Andrew Kilmartin (4), Jack O Brien (3), Conor Coughlan (2), Niall Mitchell (2), Conor Duncan (1), Conor Murray (1) and Philip Martin (1).
Panel of players for all games: Adam Loughlin, Darragh Egerton, Conor Duncan, Dara Flynn, James Monaghan, Jack Lynch, Conor Coughlan, Niall Gavin, Dylan Carroll, Phillip Doherty, Conor Murray, Sean Loughlin, Jack O Brien, Niall Mitchell, Mark Walsh, Phillip Martin, Andrew Kilmartin, Jack Kennedy, Jonathan Raleigh, Dara Tone, Paul Lynam, Stephen Colgan, Evan O Riordan, Dara Murray, Thomas O Rourke & Darragh Monaghan.
We have upcoming games versus Ballynacarrigy, St Lomans and Athlone so attendance at training over the coming weeks is vital.
Boys under 14’s: Well done to the lads who got back to winning ways during the week. The div 2 side led by Keith Carroll came away from Ballycomoyle with a hard fought league victory on Thursday last final score 7-9, 4-11. On Friday, the div 1 team continued their unbeaten league run with a good win over Shandonagh played in Cullion, final score 6-14, 3-6. Thanks to JP, Shandonagh and Cullion for their co-operation with this fixture. Next league games are scheduled for Thursday week May 9th. 
A reminder that membership is now overdue and should be given to Ciaron or can be paid online via our website. 
We are hosting London’s Dulwich Harps boys under 14 squad for 3 nights May 25th, 26th and 27th. We require families to take 2 boys each for the 3 nights please. Please contact Marc at 087 8362297 if you can help as we do our bit for The Gathering. 
Well done to Oisin Murphy and Luke McGuire who represented their schools in the half time Cumann na Bunscoil game in Croke Park on Sunday last.
Divison 7
We successfully overcame Kinnegad on Saturday evening.
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.
Other News
Best wishes to our young  players who are making their communion or confirmation at the moment .,
Membership now due for 2013 Juvenile Player €25, Adult Player €40, Student Player €25, Ordinary Adult member €30, OAP €15, Family €50 You can also do your membership online through the website.
Free Draw of a years subscription to the club Lotto  for all members who pay their membership before 24th March.
Mouth Guards
A Reminder  it is now compulsory to wear a mouth guard for all underage training and matches
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.
Social Dance Classes
Social dance classes in the GAA centre Thursday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz, quick step and more. Beginners welcome €10 per session. Contact Marie 0863573271
Classes every Wednesday from 8.30pm – 9.30pm, in   the Downs GAA clubhouse.  €5 per class.   For more details contact Sharon on 086 8200540
Sympathy: We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends Brigid Glynn, (née Colgan) of Clonlost, Killucan


The Downs Ladies Football
It was a busy week for our underage footballers, in under 14  the division 1 team travelled to Killucan where they had to give second best to a very strong Killucan side, the division 3 team were at home to Delvin/St Pauls and narrowly lost out in a closely contested game. The under 12s shared the points with Rochfordbridge  in The Downs.
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.