Club notes for week commencing 29th August 2016   29/08/2016

Lotto results 29/08/16

Jackpot: €14,000 

Numbers drawn: 9, 15, 16, 20.

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Donna Price, Tiernan Coyne.

Next week's draw in the Cloughan Inn will be worth €14,000.


Underage Coaching

Underage coaching continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30
Players can register at any training session. 

Fixtures

Minor Championship  Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Quarter Final v Shannon Gaels (6:30pm) in The Downs

Results

Senior championship: The Downs 1:10   Killucan 1:11

On Saturday evening in Cusack Park we were looking for our third win in the championship. A Killucan goal on the fifth minute gave them an advantage for the rest of the half, leading at halftime 1:5 to 0:4. The Downs played with greater urgency on the resumption and through a goal went into the lead. Unfortunately it was Killucan who finished  the game and top and got the winner in the final minute. Team: Kevin McGuire, Niall Nolan, Mark Dalton, Stephen Cleary, Darragh Egerton, Mark Kelly, Peter Murray, Jack Hogan, Greg Crowley, Kevin Smullen, Luke Folen, Stephen Devine, Dean Egerton, Niall Mitchell, James Conroy. Subs Used: Adam Loughlin PJ Maguire, Niall Gavin, Andrew Kilmartin,

Don’t Miss a Chance to Win

Forms for a yearly Lotto subscription are available, also forms for direct debit.

Club Shop

Give Carmel a call at 087 9496347 if you wish to purchase any club gear or. Brochure can be viewed on our website and Facebook page.  

Just a reminder regarding our free text message service which over 400 supporters have signed up to. Occasional messages are sent to remind supporters about various club activities. Send your name and number to 087 8362297 if you wish to sign up

Bingo

Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.

Website

www.thedownsgaa.com.

The Downs Ladies Football

Results

Under 16 Championship Final:           The Downs 6:5            Killucan 3:11

From the throw in The Downs hit the ground running and dominated the early from midfield through the half forward line and full forward line. The Downs movement on and off the ball created a lot of scoring chances and although they ended the first half 4:5 to 0:4 they could have started the second half with a more comfortable lead having missed a number of scoring of scoring opportunities. In order to achieve that score you need to have a strong defensive unit and we were rock solid with Killucan pushing to try and get a stronger foothold in this match.

As with every encounter between these two teams you never write off either team and true to form, Killucan came out fighting. The 2nd half was a very tense affair  but you have to give The Downs the credit they deserve, they worked very hard – with individual players covering every blade of grass and suffering physically from their efforts but it showed their fitness levels and courage to stay in the fight. Well timed goals and points as the game progressed continued to keep The Downs ahead who had their noses in front from the first whistle and never surrendered that lead.

In recent years this bunch of girls have challenged for silverware against this same Killucan team, narrowly missing out on previous occasions but this time they were not to be denied from a scoring it was a game of two halves but the level of skill and determination showed throughout the this game by these two teams was clearly enjoyed by both sets of supporters.

Girls you fully deserve your win, well done to both teams and mentors as the standard of football on show was of the highest order with a generous sprinkling of county players from both clubs.

Panel: Caoimhe Hunt, Andrea Daly, Aoife Mullen, Aine McManus, Roisin Murray, Meabh Scally, Ciara McManus, Sheila McGrath, Megan Dowdall, Olivia Glynn, Lucy Power, Ciara Falkner, Britney McNamee, Shauna Conneely, Orla Murray, Alex O’Connor, Erica Hynes, Lauren Guilfoyle, Hanna Dalton, Emer Tone, Clodagh Kelly, Emma Thompson, Grainne Smith, Lauren Collins.      

Intermediate Championship: The Downs 2:11, Clan Gael. 2:11

Going into the final group game needing a point to secure a semi-final place the team kept us on the  edge in a tightly contested game leading 1:5 to 1:4 at half-time.  The second half was similarly a close game with Clan Gael scoring at the end to draw the game. Team: Sarah McGuire, Aishling Egerton, Laura Wynne, Aoife Rowan, Gillian Ferguson, Emma Murtagh, Niamh Rowan, Britney McNamee, Beth McGuire, Bernie Corroon. Subs Used: Roisin Scally, Rebecca Kelly, Amy Dagg,

Fixtures

Under 12 Semi-final Wednesday V Clan Gael in The Downs.

Under 14 Semi-Final Wednesday in The Downs

Intermediate Semi-Final V Rochfordbridge Friday evening Venue TBC

Minor girls championship 1st round home to Kinnegad this Sunday 630pm

Underage Coaching

Underage coaching started on continues on Friday evenings 6.30 to 7.30

Players can register at any training session with their coaches.

Under 16/18

Training on Thursday evenings at 7

Clothes Collections

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. Please ask family, neighbours, friend and co-workers to fill a bag. Clothes can be left in the Blue Bin beside the scoreboard.