Club notes for week commencing 3rd October 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results
Jackpot: €11,200
Numbers drawn: 3, 9, 11, 23
Jackpot: no winner
2 x €100 Winners: Brenda Deihy, Colm c/o Ann.
Next week’s draw in The Cloghan Inn jackpot €11,400
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 text message service
We are continuing with our free 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 Marc at 087 8362297. These messages are free to receive and a reply is not required. We currently have over 300 subscribers but would like to enhance it further to ensure all our supporters are aware of our activities and are notified when venues are changed or games cancelled etc
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.
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
Underage Training
Training from under 6 to under 12  finished for the year on Saturday last, players and parents enjoyed refreshments in the hall afterwards. We would like to thank all the coaches who looked after the teams during the year and the parents who provided transport and helped out when required.
Division 4          The Downs 5:12          Ballycomoyle 1:8
On Saturday last our second team ended their season with a win in Ballycomoyle. This win puts us top of the group and we can only be prevented winning the division  if Garrycastle win their two remaining games.
Team: David McDermot, Alan Finch, Cian Carthy, Conor Carley, Joe Corroon, Niall O’Doherty, Declan Lynam, David O’Reilly, Trevor McCormack, James Conroy, Adam Price, Niall Folan, Paul Shanley, Darragh Ayers. Subs Used: Keith Shanley, Liam Farrell. Thanks to  Kevin Smullen, Kevin McGuire, PJ Maguire who travelled but were not used as they had a minor game the following morning.
Our underage teams had a mixed week, on Wednesday the under 16 exited the championship at the quarterfinal stage to Mullingar Shamrocks in a game played in gale conditions. The minor team qualified for the semi-final on Sunday morning with an impressive win over Killucan. The under 14s ended  their championship involvement losing at the semi-final stage to Ballinacarrigy on Sunday evening.
Club Shop
With underage training on a Friday evening now finished, The club shop will be opened as required – contact Carmel at 087 9496347.
The Downs Ladies Football
Underage training for  under 6 to under 12 finished for the year on Saturday last with  refreshments in the hall for players, coaches and parents after training. . Anyone who want to buy a ladies football jacket contact Kevin Staunton.
Junior Championship Final    The Downs 3:6           Clann Gael 4:9
On Saturday last in Rochfordbridge we took on last years beaten finalists Clann Gael in the final. Having met twice this year in championship and league and with  a win each the final  was expected to be a competitive affaire. Clann Gael were first on the score board with 1:1 , both sides traded scores until a fine goal for The Downs levelled the scores. However Clann Gael finished the half the stronger and scored two goals in the  final minutes to hold a halftime lead 4:1 to 1:4. On the resumption The Downs pressed for scores but failed to convert and it was Clann Gael who got the important opening points. The Downs rallied again and putting in a tremendous effort out scored their opponents for the second half ensuring a nail biting finish as Clann  Gael defended bravely to prevent The Downs getting the vital goals.  Team: Sarah McGuire, Carmel Colman, Emma Murtagh, Fiona Dignam, Roisin Scally, Gillian Ferguson, Jessica Crowley, Beth McGuire, Claire Crowley, Mary Lynam, Leanne Duncan, Ellen Tate, Amy Staunton, Aoife Rowan, Bernie Corroon. Subs: Niamh Moriority, Sinead Murray, Laura Smullen, Emma Duncan, Sinead Collins, Laura Kelly,Paula Duffy, Georgina Crowley, Louise Kearney, Aishling Egerton, Caoimhe Duncan, Sinead Collins. Well done to Jody and the girls for putting in a great effort all year, on the evidence of this performance and the quality of our under age teams the future is bright.
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.
Under 16 County Final
We play our under 16 county final next Sunday taking on Rochfordbridge.