Club notes for week commencing 4th April 2011

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results
Lotto Results 04/04/11
Jackpot: €6000
Numbers drawn: 2, 12, 18, 22
Jackpot: No winner
2 x €100 Winners: Nick Cooney, Ursula Nolan
Next week’s draw in The Cloughan Inn, jackpot: €6200
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League Div 7                Na Dunta 3.08            St Marys 0.10
We played our first div 7 game on Tuesday 29th at home and got off to a good start. We had a mixture of youth and experience throughout the team. We attacked very well from the start and scored some nice points from Padraig Cochrane, Vinny Connelly and Shane Carroll. Then Larry Donohue scored a goal to put us 6 up before St Marys came back with 3 points. We got another goal from Larry to lead 2.03 to 0.03 at half time. In the second half Michael O Connor opened with a well taken point then hit the upright for Shane Carroll to net the rebound. We were well in control but credit to St Marys they kept coming at us and played good football. For each club this is their 3rd adult team and to their credit it was a very enjoyable game. Kevin Maguire made some great saves in goal, Cian Carthy, Conor Thompson and Trevor Mc Cormick were very fast and defended well along with the more experienced Fergal Fagan, Vinny Connelly and Mark Leavy who were very steady. Michael O Conor and David Reilly put in a good shift at midfield as did PJ Maguire when introduced. In attack Brendan Flynn, Shane Carroll and Niall O Doherty were very slick while Larry, Padraig and Dara Ayres set up a lot of scores. Kyle Gavin, Kevin Smullen, Ciaran Seery and Pat leavy all played well when introduced. We had Cian Quinn and  Dean Egerton who did not get in but they will get their chance another day. It was great to see all these lads gelling together so well and hopefully we can now get regular football for them in order to develop the youth with the experienced lads alongside. Thanks to all who officiated and those who had the pitch ready for game. Training Tue and Friday continues as usual and minors are out on Monday evenings. It is important to keep coming in order to get sharper for rest of the year.
League Div 1                Na Dunta 1.14             Tyrellspass 0-10
On Sunday we travelled to the Tyrellspass and came away with a win. We got off to a great start and played very fast direct football. We scored 3 quick points and the David Smith finished excellently to the net after a good move through the T-pass defence. We were totally on top at this stage but we seemed to revert to a slower build up and some poor passing deep in our half let T-Pass back into the game. Our errors allowed them to get easy scores and we went into the break 1-06 to 0.07 ahead however after the good start it could have being more in our favour.
We were fast out of the blocks in the second half and went 2 points further in front but again T-Pass came back and scored 2 quick points. Our midfield was struggling to win clean possession and this left a lot of pressure on the backs. Niall Nolan made a good save on the goal line and Ciaran Mc Cormick stopped a good effort. We gained our composure again and drove on to score 6 points to 1 to win with a 7 point margin. Overall we played very well when we adopted the direct route. Our attitude from the start was excellent and there was evidence of a lot of hard work done to date. Phil and his management team seem to have the lads well focused and the good numbers at training is paying off. Competition for places is hotting up and there is no one guaranteed a starting place as we head towards the championship. Sharpness and training attendance will be required by everyone on the panel from here to make sure we are ready for tougher challenges. Well done to all involved on what was a very enjoyable game.
Team Ciaran Mc Cormick, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Stephen Cleary, Declan Lynam, Greg Crowley, Jack Hogan, Noel Molloy, Michael O Connor, David Smith, Tommy Cleary, Barry Conroy, Keith Shanley, Ciaran Kiely, Shane Power. Subs used. Luke Folan, Ben Hogan, Stephen Devine, Adam Price and Conor Carley.
Under 14 Feile
Our under 14 squad were out in the feile this week against St Malachy’s/Ballinagore at home. This game was played in the new format at 15minutes aside. Our feile squad comprises of the two teams and needless to say we were delighted with the turn out. We stared the games well and put a few early scores on the board and from then on held the upper hand coming out at the end with a good victory over a determined opposition
Under 14 League
On Thursday night our Div 1 team had a home league game against St Lomans. The standard of football from the throw was impressive and our lads got on top early. We converted some fine scores and went to the dressing rooms at the break ahead. In the second half we built on this lead with all the lads performing well and sticking to the task. In the end ran out easy winners building a good start to the first few league games.
On Tuesday 05th our Div 3 team play Maryland  best of luck to the lads.
Reminder also that training continues each week notifications will be issued.
Under 14 panel D. Carroll, D.Egerton, J.Lynch, C. Coughlin, J.Monaghan, C. Murray, A. Loughlin, N.Gavin, S.Colgan, Cormac Murray, C.Duncan, P. Doherty, N. Mitchell, M.Walsh, D,Flynn, P.Scally, P.Martin, J.Kennedy, D, Faulkner, E.Eivers, J.Stewart, P.Lynam, D.Murray, S.Loughlin, E,O’Riordan, J,O’Brien, R,Corroon, P. Mooney, P.Gilligan, S.Flynn, R.Cleary, J.Raleigh, P.Smyth, T.O’Rourke,C.Walsh, S.Thompson
Under 12
The under 12’s continued their preparations for the forthcoming league with a visit to Caulry on Saturday afternoon last. Heavy April showers made conditions difficult but fair play to all teams for putting in determined and impressive performances. Both clubs fielded 2 x 11 aside teams with all players playing 2 games. Thanks to James, Davy and colleagues at Caulry for the games and we look forward to the return fixture in The Downs later in the year. Thanks to all parents who travelled on the day. Panel: Enda O’Rourke, Keith Carroll, Taylor Daly,Luke McGuire, Daragh Monaghan, Max Rowan, Joseph Moran, Matthew Cunningham, Donal Coughlan, Stephen Wynne, Eanna Burke, Trevor Martin, Conor Gavin, Oisin Murphy, Paul Flynn, Alex Henry, Joseph Robson, Ciaran Nolan, Ryan Mannering, Jack Carroll, Darren Shaw, Jordan Smyth. We are expecting to start the league campaign this evening Wednesday – notification will issue by text, please reply. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm – new players always welcome. 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.
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
Scor Fundraising  
Thanks to everyone who supported our raffle in the greyhound track and to our sellers and everyone who donated prizes.
The fundraising cards are out for Scor Fundraising Sweepstake Draw (Aintree Grand National). Please support our Scor section of the club after one of our most successful years. 
League Div 4  V Garrycastle in The Downs 12th April @12 noon
League Div 7B V Mullingar Shamrocks in Springfield 12th @ 7pm
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 7.30 t.  You can register at any training evening 
Club Shop
The club shop will be open during Friday evening  training  for the season
Official Opening of New Stand and Dressing Rooms.
A reminder to all to keep the 17th of April free for the official opening of our New Stand and Dressing Rooms by Cristóir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthcleas Gael who will perform the official opening. We are asking members to make themselves available over the coming weeks to ensure the grounds reflect all the excellent work that is carried out in The Downs GAA Club.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Anne Buckley,  of Cooleen, Moate, Westmeath ( Late of Fairfield, Mount Temple).
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 
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.
Easter Raffle We are raffling 3 full size chocolate footballs for Easter. Draw is on Thursday 14th in the clubhouse.
Under 14 Feile. 
Our under 14 team took part in Feile on Saturday, we were in a group with Milltown and Rochfordbridge. We played Milltown in the first game and unfortunately we were narrowly beaten, we played Rochfordbridge next and had an impressive win but Milltown beat Rochfordbridge and progressed to the semi-final. Well done to all the girls and based on the feile performance we can look forward to a successful year.
League Div 2
We played our first game of the year on  Sunday against Kilbeggan in The Downs after a sluggish start we found it difficult to get to the pace of the game in the first half but we improved in the second half and finished the game strongly.
Scor All-Ireland
All roads lead to Killarney where our set dancers are competing in the All-Ireland on Saturday , The Downs are no to strangers to this stage of the competition having reached the final on  number of occasions in Junior and Senior Scor finals hopefully the elusive title will come our way this year. Best of luck to Brenda Deihy, Grainne O’Dowd, Michelle Flynn, Sinead Lynam, Kevin McGuire, Greg Crowley, Kevin Flynn George Coyle and especially to Alice Deihy who has prepared all our set dancing groups since we first competited.