Club notes for week commencing 24th October 2016   24/10/2016


Lotto results 24/10/16
Jackpot: €14,000 
Numbers drawn: 7, 20, 24, 28
Result: No jackpot winner
2 x €100 winners: Moriarty Belles, Brian & Mary. 
Next week's draw in our clubhouse will be worth €14,000. 
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Fixtures
Minor County Final
Our minors return to the County Final this Sunday in TEG Cusack Park  @ 1.30 where we attempt to win three in a row minor titles.
Make sure you come along and support the team.

Last Man Standing is back (Minor Team Fundraiser)  ! 
Owing to public demand, we will be running a new on-line Last Man Standing competition which kicks off on Sat 29th October. Check club website and Facebook page for details or see www.runlastman.com.. 


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

Fixtures
Minor  Championship Final Saturday  V Killucan  Venue and Time TBC
All supporters wear the club colours and give your support to the team as they attempt to bring the minor title to The Downs 

Battle of the Sync Starz
The place  to be this weekend was the Arts Centre for the club’s Battle of the Sync Starz with great entertainment on both nights . Thanks to all the performers who put on a magnificent show with their many diverse acts. Well done to the organising committee and everyone who helped out over the two nights . Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, all the sponsors and everyone who places advertisements.
Results
U14B Championship FinalThe Downs 4:6 Caulry 2:11
On a damp and windy Sunday afternoon in Kilbeggan the replay of the U14 B Girls Championship final took place versus Caulry four weeks after the drawn game. Conditions were tough for both sides and the pitch was sticky in places, so it is great credit  to both sides that the supporters were treated to a highly entertaining game. Early exchanges saw Caulry took the lead with some fine long range points. The Downs eventually took a foothold in the game with a couple of points from Ellie O’Brien and a long range goal from Caoimhe Scally. Caulry however came back at us but our girls fought back with some fine points from Laura Robson and Francesca Walshe. An opportunist goal from Katie Cribben just before half time put The Downs ahead by 2-5 to 0-6 at the break. Caulry dominated early exchanges after the re-start, scoring 1-2 with a point from Ellie O’Brien leaving us one score to the good. Caulry then scored 1-2 to take the lead for the first time since early in the game. The Downs girls however rose to the challenge and a fine goal from Ellie O’Brien brought us back within touching distance. A late goal by Caoimhe Monaghan put us 2 points ahead in injury time, when Caulry scored a point to narrow the gap to one score. Time however ran out, leaving The Downs victorious by a score line of 4-6 to 2-11. On the day our girls never ever gave up, digging deep to claw their way back into the game when a fine Caulry side was pulling away. Our girls were gracious in victory and after a 27 game long season, The Anne Cooney Perpetual Cup stays in The Downs for another year. Thanks to all the parents throughout the year and the Ladies Club committee for all of their ongoing hard work and commitment. The Downs girls deserve huge credit for the character shown throughout a difficult game and can be very proud of how they performed and conducted themselves on the day, and indeed during the season. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the Black and Amber next year
 Team:  Grace O’Sullivan, Aoife Murtagh, Kayleigh Ready, Aideen Gilbride, Gemma Faulkner, Jayne Holton, Ella Brennan, Katie Moore, Caoimhe Scally, Caoimhe Monaghan, Laura Robson, Zara Murtagh, Ellie O’Brien, Francesca Walshe, Katie Cribben, Amy Gilgan, Katie Murphy, Katie Daly, Louise O’Rourke, Isabel Hunt, Amy Mulreid, Ciara Mangan-Lynch, Charlie Gibbons, Rachel Harte, Kaylin Murray, Robyn Dagg, Helen Tansey, Isabel Walshe, Orla Wallace, Katie Murtagh, Shannon Liston.
Minor Championship Semi-Final  V Mullingar Shamrocks
The Downs qualified for the final with an impressive performance on Saturday and were deserved winners  to progress to the final 

Fixtures
Minor  Championship Final Saturday  V Killucan .
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.