Club notes for week commencing 30th 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 30/07/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 4, 12, 28
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Enda Burke, Murtagh grandchildren.
Jackpot No. 2:  €2000
Numbers drawn: 14, 15, 16, 28
Result: No winner
Next week’s draws will take place in the clubhouse with jackpots of  €14,000 and  €2200.
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.
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.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
ACL DIV 1 The Downs 0-14  Athlone 1-13
On Thursday evening last we travelled to Athlone for our final game of the season in this competition. On a fine evening for football both teams served up an entertaining hour’s football. The Downs started well and led by two points to one after nine minutes. Both teams exchanged the lead for much of the remainder of the half, however the only goal of the game was scored by Athlone with five minutes remaining in the first half and gave them a half time lead of two points on a score line of 1 -7 to 0-8.
The Downs came out fighting in the second half and played some excellent football and were very unlucky not to have scored three goals, with the woodwork coming to Athlone’s rescue twice. The team battled hard but were unable to bridge the half time gap of two points.
Team: Ciaran McCormack, Brendan Flynn, Niall Murray, Cian Carthy, Conor Carley, Niall Nolan, Vincent Conneely, Noel Molloy, Mark Dalton, PJ Maguire John Smyth, Barry Conroy, Luke Loughlin, Shane Carroll, Luke Folan. Subs Used: Declan Lynam, Steven Cleary, Kevin Smullen, Keith Shanley.
Under 12’s
The lads played a very entertaining and closely contested challenge versus neighbours Coralstown Kinnegad in Molloy Park on Saturday morning last. Led by this week’s captain Eanna Burke, we produced some good spells of football and did just enough to overcome the challenge of the visitors. Team: Ryan Mannering, David Smyth, Oisin Dowdall, Nathan Lynott, Paul
Flynn, Trevor Martin, Luke McGuire, Jonathan Lynam, Jack Carroll, Matthew Cunningham, David Markey, Evan Harte, Liam Moran, Eanna Burke, Jake Quinn, Adam Smith.
Thanks to Martin for taking the whistle at very short notice and thanks to Coralstown  Kinnegad for the game.
SFC Round 4
On Sunday evening next we play St. Lomans Mullingar in Cusack Park at 5-30pm.
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 out for €5 discounts on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
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.
Reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
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
The Downs Ladies Football
Under 16’s Result: The Downs 3-4, St. Loman’s 2-6.
On Tuesday 24th July the girls travelled to Lakepoint Park to take on St. Loman’s on a very wet and windy evening. The home side opened the game with a point in the first few minutes. The Downs responded with a point by Leanne Duncan. The Downs trailed at half time 2-2 to 2 points. The Downs upped the pace in the second half and a brillant goal by Katie Heffernan brought the Downs back into the game.Great defending by corner back Ursula Carley ensured the ball was cleared to Leanne Duncan who found Emma Murtagh who had no hesiatation in putting the ball into the net. A quick kick out by St. Loman’s was intercepted by corner forward Niamh Staunton who once again shook the Lomans net. Our strong full back line denied St. Loman’s crucial scores in the second half. In what was a great team performance The Downs were deserving winners with a fulltime score 3-4 to 2-6. Team: Orla Gavin, Ursula Carley, Amy Dagg, Aoife Carley, Rebecca  Kelly, Amber Gilgan, Sinéad Nolan, Leanne Duncan, Roisín Rose, Niamh Staunton, Natalie Ward, Keelin Rowan, Kate Gallagher, Emma Murtagh, Sinead Gallagher, Katie Heffernan, Aoife Kearney.
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the 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 Club Shop on Friday evenings between 6-30 and 8-00pm.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30
For information on training times for all teams please 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.