Club notes for week commencing 4th June 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 06/06/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 9, 11, 18, 28
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Mary Tuite, Nicola Devine.
Jackpot 2: €1000
Numbers drawn: 4, 25, 26, 28
Result: no winner
Next week’s draw in our clubhouse with jackpots  €14,000 and €1,200.
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.
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 recieve 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.
Facebook 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 bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
Under 12’s
The lads completed their phase one league campaign with a narrow aggregate victory at home to Ballynacargy on Tuesday 29th May last. Captained by Matthew Cunningham and Mark Conneely, our lads were pushed all the way by the understrength visitors with all 4 teams playing some great football. Thanks to referees Mick and Martin. We now await the draw and fixtures for phase 2 of the league which will commence in mid June.
On Saturday last, the under 12’s travelled to the prestigious Newry Blitz hosted by Mitchell’s GAC. With 40 teams competing from all over the north and east, this tournament has earned the reputation of ‘The Under 12 All Ireland’ and was played in glorious sunshine at the Derrylackagh Playing Fields. After being led in the opening parade by captains Ryan Mannering and Nathan Lynott, the lads got off to a shaky start losing out to Donegal side Ardara. However, successive victories over host side Newry Mitchell’s and another local side Downpatrick put us in contention for the knockout stages. A last round defeat to a very strong Ballyboden St Enda’s did not alter the final group placings so a quarter final spot in the John McAleavey Memorial Plate was secured.Up next was another Down side Bredagh and our lads started well but ended up going in level at the break. Bredagh stepped up another gear in the second half and went on to secure victory but our lads can be very proud of their performances in the knockout stages and indeed throughout the day. Well done to the all the lads who are a credit to their families and the club are delighted to be able to send a squad to such a high standard tournament and reach the knockout stages. Panel: Eanna Burke, Jack Carroll, Adam Conneely, Mark Conneely, Matthew Cunningham, Oisin Dowdall, Sean Dunne, Liam Faulkner, Paul Flynn, Jonathan Lynam, Nathan Lynott (capt), Luke Maguire, Ryan Mannering (capt), Trevor Martin, Oisin Murphy, Shane Murtagh, Jake Quinn, Oisin Raleigh, Adam Smith, Luke Smith, Gary Wynne, Stephen Wynne. Fear Uisce Sean Flynn. Check out the club website for photographs. Thanks to the club for subsidising the trip which was a memorable day for these young stars of the future. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm and new players are always welcome
Division 1 Under 14
Last week we played two Div 1 games previously postponed, on Thursday night we took on Miltownpass at home. Our lads started this game well and with some good team play and a lot of good passing movements we went into an early lead which we held onto for he first half. The second half Miltownpass came at us and scored some fine points to get within three points in the last quarter however our lads upped the tempo again and held onto a comfortable win in he end with a score line 6-7 to 2-10.
On Saturday we played St Lomans again at home, playing against the wind and using the ball very well we put early scores on the board and went to the break leading by a good margin, in the second half we kept the score board ticking over and finished the game comprehensive winners with a score line of 2-13 to 0-7. Thanks to Miltownpass and St Lomans for two sporting games. Panel for both games
Peter Smyth, Paul Lynam, Evan O’Riordan, Adam Loughlin, Dillon Carroll, Sean Loughlin, Conor Gavin, Philip Martin, John Kenny, Darragh Tone, Jack O’Brien, Jordan Smyth, Joseph Moran, Colin Smyth, Ciaran Nolan, Dylan Hunt, Max Rowan, Darragh Monaghan, Donal Coughlan, Jonathan Raleigh, Joseph Robson, Taylor Daly, Evan Eivers, Enda O’Rourke.
Defibrillator training and First Aid update
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 a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
Under Age Registration
Registration remains open and can be completed during the next few underage coaching sessions.
Online registration on our Local Lotto web site.
Development Draw
We held our first of two  development draws of the year on Sunday last, we owe a sincere thanks to the ticket sellers and especially to everyone who bought tickets. Winners: €4000 Ciaran Connelly, €1000 George Coyle, €500 x 2 Sean Egerton, Christy Coyne, €200×5 Eamon Finch, Marie McGuire, Stephen Cleary, Beth McGuire. €100×10 Michael Colman, Ann Molloy, BOM The Downs NS, Patsy Sheerin, BOM The Downs NS, Kieran Carroll Jr, David Colgan, Johnny McCormack, Matt Costello, Fr Tom Gilroy.
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 our for €5 discounts on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies
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
New website
Our revamped website is now up and running at
Please check it out where you will find lots of information on various aspects of the club as well as opportunities to support us by paying registration fees online, playing club lotto or viewing the latest club gear.
5K Run/Race
The Club are having a 5k fun run/race on Wednesday 13th of June as a fundraiser for underage boys and girls football. Come along and enjoy the evening make sure to bring friends and spread the word.
The Downs Ladies Football
Coaches Needed
If anyone could help out with coaching any of our teams please let any of the committee or 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 Shop.
Underage Coaching
Underage coaching session including the nursery continues on Friday evenings 6.30 – 7.30
For training times for all teams contact 0874199344.
Fundraising For Feile 2012
Bingo fundraiser
Support the Ladies Football by going to Bingo this Friday, come along and bring a friend.
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.
The under 14s played Kinnegad on  Saturday in a challenge , the game was closely contested throughout with a point separating the sides at the end.   Thanks to Kinnegad for facilitating  us at short notice and to Donna Kiernan for referring.