Club notes for week commencing 29th October 2012

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 22/10/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 7, 11, 13, 15
Result: No winner
2 x €100 winners: Eddie Brennan, M.P. & G. Carley
Jackpot 2: €4600
Numbers drawn: 5, 8, 12, 21
Result: No winner.
Next week’s draw will take place in our clubhouse with jackpots of  €14,000 and €4,800.
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.
Night at the Dogs
Our annual night at the dogs in on Saturday 3rd November, this is a great opportunity for a social night out for all the club members and families, with the busy times of games and coaching finished. Tickets are going on sale shortly and all help with distribution of tickets is greatly appreciated. Contact Aiden McGuire 0862532327, Tommy Kelly 0872949714, George Coyle 0863469647
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.
Development Draw
On Saturday night we held our last draw of the year, Thanks to everyone who bought tickets  allowing us to provide excellent facilities for all our  players, supporters and members. Winners: 1st- €4000 The Downs Ladies Football, 2nd- €1000 Seamus Browne, Prizes 3-4- €500 Dermot Bennet, DPP Syndicate, Prizes 5-9- €200 Mary& Steven Cummins, Cumman na nBunscoile, Cathal Lynn, Billy Farrell/Declan Lynam, Sarah/Kevin McGuire, Prizes 11-19- €100 Nicky Weir, Martin & Martina Smith, Marcella Bell, Harry Caulfield, Trudie Rowan, Anthony Rowan, Patsy Fagan, Aiden McGuire, Fr Tom Gilroy, James & Amanda Dalton.
Under 21 Championship           The Downs 1:11                       Kinnegad 1:12
On Sunday morning we suffered the heart break of a one point lose at the end of competitive and closely contested game. Scores were tied at halftime and the second half proved just as close. As the final whistle approached The Downs were a point ahead but Kinnegad scored two points in added time to win by the narrowest of margins. Team Kevin McGuire, Brendan Flynn, Niall Murray, Trevor McCormack, Cian Carty, Ben Hogan, Adam Price, PJ Maguire, Dean Clarke, Kevin Smullen, Dean Egerton, Luke Loughlin, Shane Carroll, Cathal Scally, Niall Folan. Subs Used: Shane Raleigh, Alan McGrath, Jake Cahill.
Referee Watch
It was a busy two weeks for Sean Carroll referring the drawn senior football final and also the  final of Celebrity Bainisteoir  well done to Sean on both games.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
Congratulations to our neighbours Mullingar Shamrocks on their Championship win.
Reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Members of our club nursery can buy club jerseys at a 50% discount €15 thanks to the sponsorship of Eason Mullingar sizes available 3 / 4 and 5/6
Social Dance Classes
Social dance classes in the GAA centre Thursday nights 8-10. Learn how to waltz, quick step and more beginners welcome.. Contact Marie 0863573271
Knockmant Cemetery
Rosary will be offered  for the Holy Souls on Friday 2nd at 3pm at the cemetery.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of John Corroon of Wooddown, Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
Mary Wynne  Memorial Cup
On Saturday we ran the inaugural Mary Wynne  Memorial cup under 15 blitz, hosting Killucan, Kinnegad and Balyna Kildare. All game were very close and competitive and played in a sporting manner. The Downs and Kinnegad qualified for the final with The Downs eventually coming out on top to be the first name on the cup. Mary’s sisters Alice and Orla  presented the cup to team captain Laura Wynne.
We would like to thank all the teams who took part, the referees from all the clubs and our own Beth McGuire who made her referring debut and to everyone who helped out in the hall with hot tea and refreshments very welcome on the cold day.
Team: Grace Raleigh, Ursula Carley, Amy Dagg, Serena Wynne, Roisin Rose, Laura Wynne, Amber Gilgan, Katie Heffernan, Niamh Nolan, Niamh Rowan, Orla Gavin, Emma Murtagh, Keelin Rowan, Aoife Kearney, Megan Kennaghan, Aoife Carley, Meabh Scally, Ciara Wynne
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.