Club notes for week commencing 9th 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 09/07/2012
Jackpot 1: €14,000
Numbers drawn: 5, 10, 19, 22
Result: no winner
2 x €100 winners: Johnny Farrell, Doireann & Rita.
Jackpot 2: €1400
Numbers drawn: 5, 13, 20, 26
Result: no winner
Next week’s draw in our clubhouse with jackpots of €14,000 and €1600.
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.
Bag Pack
Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported our bag pack over the weekend and to Dunnes Stores for facilitating us 
Senior Citizens Committee
The senior citizens committee would like to thank everyone who supported their Traditional Music Night in the GAA clubhouse on Saturday  night –  patrons musicians and sponsors of prizes for the raffle.
Under 12’s
The lads travelled to Springfield on Wednesday evening last to play Mullingar Shamrocks in the under 13 league. Over 50 players from both clubs were involved in 2 x 15 aside games which were a great advertisement for gaelic football.The football was of a very high standard from all teams and was played in a competitive but very sporting atmosphere.
Led by captain Oisin Raleigh, our lads started well and led by 6 after game 1. However, the home side rallied in the second game and led by 3 with minutes remaining. But a late goal followed by a point left us a point ahead at the final whistle. This was a terrific performance particularly on the bigger pitch with the 15 aside format. Thanks to Kevin, Pat and colleagues in Shamrocks for the games and to Westmeath player Kieran Gavin for refereeing who the lads were delighted to meet afterwards. Next league fixture is scheduled for Weds 18th July away to Athlone. We will also be playing in the annual Gowna Blitz in Cavan on Saturday 21st July. Training continues on Fridays at 630pm – new players always welcome.
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 a reminder that a Defibrillator is located at the clubhouse at the external wall of the entrance porch.
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.
We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends  of  Margaret Daly of Pettitswood Close, Mullingar.
The Downs Ladies Football
The under 14s got back on the winning track with a impressive win over Garrycastle on Thursday last.
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 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.
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.