Club notes for week commencing 2nd July 2012

November 7, 2018

Underage Coaching
Underage coaching including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30. (4 to 12 years old)
New Nursery
Nursery is sponsored by Easons, Pearse St, Mullingar. Thanks to Easons sponsorship club nursery jerseys are available in the club shop at half price €15.
Team Contacts for 2012
Team contacts for 2012: Under 8’s: Jimmy Hughes 086 3457564; Under 10’s: Stephen Cleary 087 6405723; Under 12’s: Marc Cunningham 087 8362297; Under 14’s: Jimmy Murtagh 087 6943273, Under 16’s: Johnny Murray 086 3739408; Minors: Eunan McCormack 087 8384055; Seniors: Tommy Kelly 087 2949714.
Lotto Results
Lotto Results 02/07/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 7, 14, 15, 17
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: B.M. Thompson UK (online), Beav Fitzpatrick.
Jackpot 2: €1200
Numbers drawn: 17, 19, 20, 24
Result: no winner
Next week’s draws in our clubhouse, jackpots €14,000 and €1400.
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.
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 recieve 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.
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.
Senior Citizens Committee
The senior citizens committee are having a Traditional Music Night in the GAA clubhouse on Saturday 7th July. Come along and enjoy the night while supporting a good cause  and a hard working committee.
Senior notes Div 4 league. Our second team recorded a hard earned victory away to St Pauls last Tuesday evening. This was a tough competitive game with both teams playing good football. We played very well in the first half and our forwards finished very well. We led by 0.9 to 0.4 at the break. In the second half Pauls came right back into the game and reduced our advantage to 2 points. Brian Fitzpatrick scored a goal then to push us ahead however we were under pressure from there until the end. We finished winning 1.11 to 0.11 and felt luck to come away with the points. Well done to all who made the effort to get there midweek. Team J Corroon, M Leavy, N Murray, C Carty, C Carley, D Lynam, B Flynn, N Molloy, V Connelly, K Smullen, S Deering, S Raleigh, D Egerton, B Fitzpatrick, S Carroll, Subs used J Cahill, K Gavin
Div 6 league. We hosted Rosemount on Wednesday evening and won thanks to a good second half surge from the lads. Early in the first half we played fast attacking football and got our noses well in front. However poor option taking caused us to lose our way and allowed Rosemount back into the game. We led 0.9 to 0.4 at the break. Straight into the second half we were under pressure and Rosemount got the first 3 points. We then stepped it up and kicked great scores including a great goal by Kevin Bell. Dean Egerton and Niall Murray added goals too and we kicked some excellent points. We finished 3.19 to 0.9 winners. The tempo at which we played in the second half was encouraging  and the younger lads who are new to adult football played very well.Team K Mc Guire, M Leavy, P Cochrane, C Carty, B Flynn, N Murray, S Raleigh, V Connelly, B Fitzpatrick, D Egerton, S Deering J Cahill, D Daly, J Corroon, S Carroll. Subs used K Bell, L Donohue, PJ Maguire
Defibrillator and First Aid
We are now providing a First Aid officer for our Friday evening coaching sessions. New volunteers are always welcome and the Friday evening slots are provided on a rota basis. Please contact Trudy @ 087 9890121 for more information a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
Under Age Registration
Registration remains open and can be completed during the next few underage coaching sessions.
Online registration on our Local Lotto web site.
Cul Camp
We are delighted to be hosting a Kelloggs Cúl Camp in August this year. The 5 day camp will begin on Monday August 13th and finish on Friday 17th August 2012. Applications can be made online or submitted to Westmeath Cúl Camp Co-Ordinator Noel Delaney in Cusack Park Mullingar. Forms and full details booking details are available 
Watch our for €5 discounts on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
The Club Shop will be open during our weekly underage coaching sessions.
New for this year will be club umbrellas and O’Neills tracksuit bottoms in all sizes.
For more information 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
New website
Our revamped website is now up and running at
Please check it out where you will find lots of information on various aspects of the club as well as opportunities to support us by paying registration fees online, playing club lotto or viewing the latest club gear.
The Downs Ladies Football
Junior Team
League Div 2    The Downs 3:6             Tyrellspass  3:5
On Sunday evening we played Tyrellspass at home. The Downs went into an early lead but two goals from Tyrellspass gave them the advantage The Downs didn’t  panic and before halftime had scored two goals to go ahead 2:3 to 2:1. Tyrellspass started the second half strongly and retained the lead through a goal The Downs again came from behind and held on to win by the minimum. Team: Sarah McGuire, Laura Kelly, Emma Murtagh, Gillian Ferguson, Leanne Duncan, Aoife Rowan, Roisin Scally, Laura Wynne, Mary Lynam, Beth McGuire, Clare Crowley, Niamh Moriarity, Bernie Corroon, Georgian Crowley.
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the or coaches know.
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the coming year . You  can register with any coach, at any training session or in The Shop.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 – 7.30
For training times for all teams contact 0874199344.
Clothes collection
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.