Club notes for week commencing 21st May 2018   21/05/2018


Lotto Result: 21/05/18

Jackpot: €6,000

Numbers drawn: 15, 18, 20, 24 

Result: No jackpot winner.  

2 x €100 winners: David Murphy, Conor Nugent.

Next week's jackpot will be €6200.

Club Night

Originally planned for this Saturday night, this event has been put back a few weeks and a new date will be confirmed in due course. 


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

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.

Division 1 

The Downs picked up a vital two points in the league when we played host to Athlone last Sunday morning. The Downs played well in the opening half playing into a stiff breeze. Goals from Ian Martin and PJ Maguire meant we led 2-06 to 0-05 at the break and in a strong position. Our opponents were quicker to start the second half and had two goals scored in the opening minutes to throw the game into the balance. Both teams had chances to pull away throughout the half but it wasn’t until Adam Loughlin found the net in injury time was the result confirmed with The Downs winning 3-11 to 3-07. Best wishes to Athlone’s Stephen Ward who picked up a bad injury in the second half and thanks to Kathy Sherrin and Aoife Rowan for their assistance with the incident.

Division 5

The Division side team continued their impressive recent form with a comprehensive 3-15 to 1-10 win over St. Lomans last Saturday evening in Lakepoint. A first half goal from Shane Carroll kept The Downs in touch at the break trailing 1-04 to 1-06. The Downs found an extra gear in the second half with two further goals from James Conroy and Liam Faulkner as well as some impressive points from Max Rowan and Taylor Daly ensured victory and two vital league points. Best wishes to Conor Gavin on his recovery from an injury he picked up early in the first half and thanks to Aoife Rowan for her first aid assistance.


We played host to Ballyboden St. Enda’s Last Sunday. Our U12’splayed two competitive games against the Dublin outfit. We would like to thank everyone who assisted with refreshments and helped on the day.

Ben Murray Tournament

Well down to the amalgamation of Coralstown Kinnegad / The Downs team that won the Ben Murray shield hosted by St Joseph’s Secondary School Rochfortbridge. Our own Alan Colgan captained the side. The tournament was a huge success with over 90 pupils taking part.

The Cathaoirleach Awards

Congratulations to our club legend Brian Murtagh who’s lifetime involvement with The Downs was recognised last Friday night in Belvedere house. It is fitting that Brian continues as our club chairman in this significant year as we celebrate 125 years.

125 Jersey

Last order for the 125 jerseys must be placed by this Friday 25th in the club shop or through private message to our Facebook Page

Club Book

The club has reactivated this project in recent weeks and great progress is being made. The final pieces in the jigsaw that are now required are old photographs and memorabilia relating to the club or The Downs area. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any interesting items, and thanks to those who have provided some fascinating material so far. Any queries on this should be sent to Aiden McGuire on 0862532327 or

Kelloggs Cul Camp

Will take place in The Downs July 9th to 13th this year. Further information can be found on our website and Facebook page, with bookings now open.


Registration remains open and players must be registered to be covered by player injury scheme. Register online or in the club shop on Friday evenings.

The Downs Ladies GAA Club


Outstanding registration needs to be paid as soon as possible through Sarah Maguire or any committee member.

Clothes Collection

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