Club notes for week commencing 2nd May 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 02/05/11
Jackpot: €6800
Numbers drawn: 2, 5, 17, 20
Jackpot: No winner
2 x €100 Winners: JJ Donoghue, John Fagan 
Nexk week’s draw in The Cloughan Inn – Jackpot €7000
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 Development Draw
We held our first draw in the Club Development Draw on Saturday night. We would like to thank everyone who bought a ticket and made the draw the success it continues to be and thanks also to all the ticked sellers who put in a tremendous effort well done. Winners: €2000 Darren Nolan/Leanne Creevy, €1000 Stephen Gorman, €500 Joe O’Gorman, €250 Fergus Murphy, €125 x 4 Clodagh Ryan, John Daly, Siobhan Corroon, Phil O’Reilly.
Senior Championship                         The Downs 0:8           Mullingar Shamrocks 2:12
On Sunday evening last we opened our championship campaign with a local derby game against Mullingar Shamrocks. Despite a good start with scoring opportunities  it was Mullingar Shamrocks who went into a two point lead, The Downs had to wait until the 13th minute until we raised a flag and then scored five points without replay to lead 0:5 to 0:2 on thirty minutes. In added time the games changed with Mullingar Shamrocks scoring 1:2 to finish the half 1:4  to 0:5 ahead. The Downs started the second half by scoring three points to Mullingar Shamrocks one to level the scores by five minutes, but unbelievably we failed to raise a flag for the remainder of the game . Team: Ciaran McCormack, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Stephen Cleary, Jack Hogan, Greg Crowley, Ben Hogan, Brendan Murtagh, John Smyth, Shane Power, Barry Conroy, Luke Folan, Tommy Cleary, Ciaran Kiely, Noel Molloy. Sub used: Declan Lynam
Under 12s
The under 12’s travelled to the fine facilities of Trim GAA Club on Tuesday evening last for a double fixture against the home side. In what was a fine evening, the hard ground and big pitches didn’t deter the lads from playing some great football. At the final whistle, the spoils were shared with each club winning one game. Thanks to all the lads who travelled and a special word of appreciation to the parents who assisted with transport during this busy holiday period. Panel: Darragh Monaghan, Luke Maguire, Liam Faulkner, Eanna Burke, Stephen Wynne, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly, Trevor Martin, Paul Flynn, Jonathan Lynam, Darren Shaw, Michael Drury, Mark McCann, Joseph Robson, Jack Carroll, Oisin Murphy, Ryan Mannering, Cathal Faulkner, Euan Lagan, Jordan Smyth, Michael McNamee, Dylan Gavin. There will probably be an challenge this Saturday – details to be issued by text, please reply. The next league fixture is scheduled for Wednesday 11th May away to Shandonagh @ 7pm. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm and new players are always welcome.
Senior Championship V Garrycastle Sunday 8th @ 7pm in Cusack Park
League Div 7 V Ballycomoyle Thursday 12th @ 7pm in The Downs
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Web Site
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly
Membership and Registration
Membership is now due Adults €20, Family €30, Juvenile €15, OAP €5 Adult Player €40, Student Adult Player €20
Underage Training
Underage training from under 6 to under 12  Friday evenings  from 6.30 to 7.30pm.  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop will be open during Friday evening  training  for the season.
A reminder that crested football gloves are available at cost price in the club shop on Friday evenings – 8 euros for kids, 12 euros for adults – manufactured by Breathe Sports and as worn by several counties.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Elizabeth Geraghty- Doyle, of Marlinstown, Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30 on If you haven’t registered, you can register in The Shop with Liz or any training night, remember you have to register to play.
Under 14s train on Mondays at 7. Under 16s, 18s and juniors train on Tuesday and Friday at 7.30. New members are welcome to come along for any age 
Junior team
Last week  the Junior team continued in the league with a comprehensive  win over Clann Gaels in The Downs. Well done to all for gaining the two valuable league points. We are fixed  to open our championship campaign on Sunday in Athlone @1pm.
Under 14
The under 14 team started the league  against Ballycomoyle and produced an  impressive performance to ensure victory and collect  both points.
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 or in The Shop.