Club notes for week commencing 10th April 2017
Lotto Result 10/04/17
Numbers drawn: 16, 17, 22, 24
Result: No jackpot winner
2 x €100 winners: Fergus Murphy, Teresa Byrne.
Next week's draw worth €14,000 will be in our clubhouse.
Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.
Underage training continues this Friday for U6 to U12 ages at 6.30 – 7.30.
We have launched our members draw in aid of flood lighting for our recently developed pitch. Tickets can be purchased from any club committee member. There is a total of 12,500 in prizes to be won with the top prize of the draw being 7,500.
On Friday last we travelled to St. Lomans in the fourth round of the league. We started the game slowly and ended the first half trailing 2-10 to 0-07. In the second half, our lads showed much better and the game finished 2-16 to 0-13. Team: C. McCormack, S. Raleigh, S. Egerton, C. Carty, P. Lynam, N. Murray, K. Bell, M. Kelly, D. Clarke, S. Carroll, I. Martin, H. Caulfield, P. Doherty, N. Gavin, D. Carroll. Subs used: R. Briody, A. Dowdall, S. Conroy, E. Moore, A. Dalton, B. Flynn, C. Seery.
The lads have been invited back to London this year by St. Paul's Academy and Dulwich Harps for their prestigious U14 7-a-side tournament. The trip takes place on Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May and places are still available. contact Marc 087 8362297 or Kenny 086 8740282. The lads are on the lookout for sponsors of any size or shape and will also be fund-raising over the next few weeks. They will hold a Cake Sale on Friday 28th and a Table Quiz on Saturday 29th April.
Community Clean-Up Morning Easter Saturday
So put a reminder in your phone or calendar for Saturday 8th April and come along to register. Another date for the diary is a planned litter picking morning on Easter Saturday morning. This is subject to getting sufficient volunteers on the day. Assembly is at The Downs GAA club on Easter Saturday morning at 10am. A text message will be sent to all community alert subscribers – please respond to volunteer your services for a couple of hours on Saturday 15th April.
The Downs Ladies Football
Training continues this Friday night 7:30-9pm for all adult and minor players. U14 girls training every Thursday night 7:30-8:30. New players always welcome.
Rd 3 Div 2 League The Downs V's CoralstownKinnegad
The Downs had to cede home advantage for this match due to an unfortunate clash with our own underage training but this did not negatively impact on the result which we won 4-10 to 2-12. This was a tough physical encounter with high skill levels on show from both Clubs. The Downs got off to the best of starts, winning possession in midfield and following some swift passing had hit the back of the net and quickly followed this up with a couple of well taken points. Kinnegad are a very experienced outfit with a number of senior intercounty players in their ranks and they reorganised and got themselves back in the game. Throughout this match there was very little between both teams with no quarter being asked or given. Our girls stayed going to the end with a late goal securing the points, though I feel that we will have further battles before the year is out! This recent win sees us enter Round 4 unbeaten and again we have a tough assignment away to Moate on saturday evening (venue to be confirmed asap). The Downs Squad on the day was Sarah Maguire, Meadbh Scally, Roisin Scally, Ciara Wynne, Lauren Collins, Karen Lynam, Aoife Mullen, Aisling Egerton, Shauna Conneely, Niamh Staunton, Aoife Rowan, Emma Murtagh, Sheila McGrath, Lucy Power, Leanne Duncan, Niamh Rowan, Britney McNamee, Olivia Glynn, Gillian Ferguson, Niamh Nolan.