Club notes for week commencing 2nd September 2013

November 7, 2018

Underage Training
Underage training  is on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30  new players welcome.
To purchase any club gear contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
Full brochure available on our website and facebook page
Lotto results 02/09/13
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 4, 5, 9, 14
Result: 1 winner M. Walsh.
2 x €100 winners: Mary Smith, Marcella McCann.
Next week’s draw will take place in The Cloughan Inn with a jackpot of €3400.
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Senior Championship The Downs 2:11 Mullingar Shamrocks 1:10
On Sunday we played our last game in the league section of the championship needing to get a result from the game to avoid a playoff and  put qualification into the quarter final in our own hands. Playing with  the wind The Downs  started  brightly and went quickly   1:1 ahead  . Mullingar responded with a fortuitous goal which got them back into the game, they maintained the momentum  and went into the lead  which they held  at halftime  1:8 to 1:5. On the resumption The Downs played with great purpose and brought the game to Mullingar Shamrocks scoring first we were level within 10 minutes. We improved all over the pitch creating more scoring opportunities while confining Shamrocks to two points. This game was our performance of the championship and earned us a deserved win which puts us second in the division. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Stephen Cleary, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Jack Hogan, Greg Crowley, Trevor McCormack, Dean Clarke, Brendan Murtagh, Luke Loughlin, PJ Maguire, Declan Lynam, Luke Folan, John Smyth, Shane Power. Subs Used: Stephen Devine, Barry Conroy
Westmeath League Group A U.12 Boys Football
The Downs played the fourth round of the Westmeath League Group A on Wednesday 28-Aug against Kilbeggan/St. Josephs at The Downs. At the end of a well contested first half The Downs led by 1-7 to 1-0. Kilbeggan/St. Josephs came more into the game in the second half scoring 1-4. However The Downs scored 6-5 and ran out winners on a scoreline of 7-12 to 2-4. The Downs panel for this game was: Cian McCourt, Ben Harte, Adam Conneely, Jack Walsh, Shane Murtagh, Liam Moran, Mark Nugent, Oisin Raleigh, Gary Wynne, David Smyth, Kevin O’Sullivan, Donal Doherty (capt), Tom Tuite, Evan Harte, Adam Smith, Nathan Lynott, Mark Conneely and Max Cassidy.
Gowna U.12 Boys Football Tournament
The Downs U.12 team took part in a tournament in Gowna, Cavan, on Saturday 31-Aug-2013. 24 teams from across 6 counties competed. Group 3 consisted of Ramor (Cavan), Shercock (Cavan), Northern Gaels (Longford) and The Downs (Westmeath). Results from Group 3 were: The Downs 1-2 Ramor 0-2; The Downs 2-5 Shercock 2-2; The Downs 1-5 Northern Gaels 0-1. The Downs topped Group 3 and proceeded through to the quarter finals. The quarter finals were open draw, and The Downs were drawn to play Ramor for a second time, and again ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-5 to 1-1. In the semi-finals The Downs played the hosts, Gowna, and after a tough battle lost out on a scoreline of 0-6 to 1-6. The Downs panel for this tournament was: Cian McCourt, Ben Harte, Adam Conneely, Jack Walsh, Shane Murtagh, Liam Moran, Mark Nugent, Oisin Raleigh, Gary Wynne, David Smyth, Kevin O’Sullivan, Donal Doherty, Tom Tuite, Evan Harte, Adam Smith (capt), Nathan Lynott and Mark Conneely.
Boys U14
Hard luck to the division 4 side who lost their semi-final away to Tyrellspass on Wednesday last. This young team were in contention at half time but the home side pulled away after the break to secure a place in the final. Team: Ryan Mannering, Richard Kelly, Stephen Wynne, David Keenaghan, Paul Flynn, Tyrone Devine, Mark McCann, Oisin Dowdall (capt), Joshua Heneghan, Jack Carroll, Michael Drury, Enda O’Rourke, Anthony Moran, Luke Smith, Matthew Cunningham.
Well done to the division 1 side who defeated Maryland Tang on Thursday last to secure a place in the county final vs St. Lomans – details to be confirmed.
Thanks as always to the parents who assist with transport and travel to support the lads. 
As they prepare for their county final, the boys under 14’s are holding a table quiz this Saturday night Sept 7th at 830pm in the clubhouse. Refreshments afterwards and everybody welcome. Anybody wishing to sponsor spot prizes or main prizes please contact Marc 087 8362297 or any team mentor.
Cards are out now for our Football  All-Ireland ticket draw with prizes of two pair of stand tickets.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
The Downs Ladies Football
The county under 16 team won the replay of the All-Ireland on Saturday well done to Laura Wynne and Orla Gavin.
U 14  D Championship Semi-Final. The Downs  2:10 Goldsmith Ladies 2:5
The Downs D Championship team qualified for the final with an impressive performance in The Downs on Saturday morning. Well done to all the players and all associated with the team. The final is fixed for the weekend.
Our A championship team are waiting for the result of a playoff game for their quarter final opponents.
The Intermediate team play their semi-final against Rochfordbridge on Sunday.
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.