Club notes for week commencing 3rd September 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 03/09/12
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 5, 11, 22
Result: No winner
2 x €100 winners: Rita & Jean, Senan.
Jackpot 2: €3000
Numbers drawn: 1, 2, 9, 25
Result: No winner
Next week’s draws will take place in our clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 & €3200.
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.
All Ireland Ticket draw
The club are raffling All-Ireland  football tickers. Draw cards are available from coaches and committee  members. 
Under 12s
We are starting a very busy 4 weeks in September as the end of the season approaches. The final phase of the league is underway and we recorded a good win away to Coralstown Kinnegad on Wednesday evening last. Led by captain David Keenaghan, the lads played some great football in very wet and difficult conditions so fair play to the entire panel and supporters for making the effort. We will have a league game every Wednesday during September. On Saturday we played a double challenge over Kildare amalgamated side Balyna in Molloy Park. Spoils were shared with one club winning a game apiece and well done to all including captains Luke Smith and Cian McCourt. Thanks to Mick and Martin for refereeing.
Well done to Liam Moran and Euan Lagan for representing their community and county in the recent Community Games National Finals
A reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
To purchase any club gear 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 14 semi-final                The Downs 2:10         St Lomans 1:5
On Thursday last in The Downs we took on our neighbours  St Lomans. Having previously suffered a defeat to St Lomans  in the league and  as league table toppers they were favourites to advance.
With both sides missing scoring chances it was St Lomans who first raised  a flag, The Downs equalised quickly but St Lomans  took advantage of  indecision in The  Downs defence to score a goal. The Downs finished the half the stronger scoring 1:4 without out replay to go in at half time 3 points ahead. St Lomans started the second half  in determined mood scoring 3 unanswered points  in five minutes to equalise the scores. The Downs upper their effort and had the sides equal with 15 minutes remaining. The Downs dominated the scoring for the last quarter scoring 1:5 without reply to emerge deserved winners and gain a place in the final meeting Moate. The final is fixed for Sunday venue to be confirmed.
 Team Grace Raleigh, Roisin McDonagh, Amy Dagg,  Naoise O’Donoghue, Roisin Rose, Serena Wynne, Amber Gilgan, Chloe Gavigan, Niamh Nolan, Katie Heffernan, Anna Murtagh, Niamh Rowan, Megan Kennaghan, Aoife Kearney, Emma Murtagh, Orla Gavin, Loren Flatherty, Niamh Moore, Aoife Carley, Brittney McNamee, Natalie Ward, Emily O’Rourke, Shauna Conneely.
Congratulations to Roisin Scally on winning a junior camogie all Ireland on Sunday also to Katie Heffernan on recently winning an under 16 camogie  all Ireland.
The minor team suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday morning  to Moate.
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.