Club notes for week commencing 22nd April 2018   22/04/2018

Lotto 

Lotto Result: 23/04/18

Jackpot: €5,200

Numbers drawn: 2, 7, 9, 10 

Result: No jackpot winner 

2 x €100 winners: Caroline Walsh, Caitriona Brennan.

Next week's draw will be worth €5,400.


Bingo

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


Division 1

Our Division 1 side travelled to Garrycastle last Sunday morning, unfortunately we were on the wrong end of the final score 3-12 to 2-09. The first half proved to be competitive with Jack Hogan getting on the end of a good move to find the net mid-way through the half. However, The Downs were somewhat wasteful in the opening half with the assistance of a strong breeze. Half time 2-03 to 1-04. The home side dominated proceedings for much of the second half and opened a comfortable lead to put the game beyond our lads.


Division 3

Our Division 3 side continued their impressive start to this year’s campaign with a convincing 2-16 to 1-08 score line over Kilbeggan Shamrocks, in The Downs last Thursday. Both sides exchanged scores for much of the first half with the game appearing to be a tight affair,with the margin only three points at the interval in favour of The Downs. However, the second half The Downs seemed to up the tempo and began to score freely with some excellent points from Ian Martin, and goals from Shane Carroll and PJ Maguire. The defensive also began to dominate with Conor Gavin, Cian Carty and Eoghan Moore all putting in excellent performances, ensuring that we remain unbeaten.


Division 5 

Our Division 5 team got tasted victory against Mullingar Shamrocks in The Downs last Saturday evening. Both teams played an attacking style of football with some excellent moves and scores. Shane Carroll, Donal Coughlan got early goals for The Downs before John Smyth showed he still has his shooting boots adding a third first half goal, leaving The Downs in a strong position at the interval. Shamrocks applied some pressure in the second half and mounted a serious comeback, however an Aidan Duncan Goal in the second ensured The Downs had enough to gain two valuable league points. Full Time 4-10 to 3-12 Team: Trevor Martin, Keith Carroll, Eoghan Moore, Conor Thompson, Cian Carty (capt), Conor Gavin, Philip Doherty, John Smyth, Jack Lynch, Michael Drury, Donal Coughlan, Max Rowan, Niall Folan,Shane Carroll, Aidan Duncan Subs:Liam Faulkner, Jimmy Conroy, Darragh Monaghan, Sean Loughlin, Jack Carroll, Oisin Murphy, Mark Keegan, Cian Quinn, Ian Martin


Underage Football 

Underage football continues this Friday evening at the usual slot 6:30-7:30. The club shop will also be open for the duration of training.


First Aid

We are looking for volunteers to as first Aid Officers during our underage training on Friday evenings 6:30-7:30. Our aim is to get a number of suitably qualified people to work on a rota doing approximately one evening a month. If you are interested in helping in this way please contact Dave 086-0564182.


Gum Shields

Gumshields4U will be coming to The Downs this Friday 27th from 6pm. If you are interested in booking a place to get fitted for your custom made gumshield please text Dave with your name and age to 0868657300.


Minor League

Our minor lads continue their excellent start to the league with a comprehensive win over Shandonagh.


Scor

We would liketo thank all those who attended our Scor party last Saturday night in our clubhouse, to celebrate all the achievements of the past year, including an All-Ireland Leiriu title.


Fixtures

Division 1 Home vs Castledaly, 730pm Wednesday 25th 

Division 3 Away vs Garrycastle 730pm Saturday 28th

Division 5 Away vs Castledaly 730pm Friday 27th

U14 Away vs Kinnegad, Thursday 26th

Check out our Facebook page for fixture updates.


The Downs Ladies GAA Club


Clothes Collection

The clothes collection is still on going, please drop any unwanted clothing into the blue bins next to the Gym.


Senior Ladies

Our senior ladies started their league campaign in an away fixture against Garrycastle last Sunday. A determined first half performance saw the girls trail 2-3 to 1-4 at the interval. The second half saw the girls battle hard but Garrycastle’s experience prevailed. Full time 5-07 to 1-07.


U12

Our u12s lost out to a very strong Miltown team. Our girls can be proud of the effort and determined attitude throughout.


U14 Feile

The Westmeath ladies feile is scheduled for next weekend 28th/29th of April. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on fixtures.