Club notes for week commencing 10th September 2018   10/09/2018

Lotto Result: 10/09/18

Jackpot: €9,200

Numbers drawn: 8, 14, 16, 17 

Result: No jackpot winner 

2 x €100 winners: Senan McGuire, POGS Carley.

Next week's jackpot will be €9,400.


The Downs GAA extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of John Keenan, Castledown, The Downs. May he Rest in Peace

Family Fun Day

Thanks to all who attended our family fun day last Sunday, a great day was had by all. A special thanks to those who helped make the day happen over the past number of weeks as a lot of preparation went into the day. Lots of great photos kindly provided by Bernie and Norma can be viewed at our Facebook page.


Bingo jackpot €4,200

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.

Senior Championship

Our senior lads recorded an impressive 3-12 to 0-12 win over Athlone in the championship last Saturday evening in Cusack Park. The Downs started somewhat slowly with Athlone having the first four attacks but it wasn’t long before The Downs got things moving and with points from Luke Loughlin followed by a goal from Adam we soon settled into a commanding lead. Athlone were struggling with the pace of The Downs attack and this was shown when Phillip Doherty got up the field to find himself scoring The Downs second goal, to give a comfortable 2-07 to 0-06 lead at the break. In the second half the lads just kept the scoreboard ticking over to keep Athlone at arms lent and a clever goal from Luke Loughlin in the closing seconds left a 3-12 to 0-12 score line at full time. The lads now face Tyrellspass this coming Saturday at 6pm in TEG Cusack Park with a chance of making it direct to the semi finals.

Junior Championship

The Downs junior team are keeping their impressive run going in this year’s championship. The lads overcame a youthful Rosemount side last Tuesday evening in Lakepoint. The Downs started the game with well and had three goals on the score sheet within the first fifteen minutes, courtesy of Sean Loughlin and the unlikely source of Cian Carty who got up the field on multiple occasions from corner back to score two goals. The Downs were unlucky not to further the goals tally in the first period as both Ciaran Nolan and Shane Carroll hit the frame of the goal. The Downs began to dominate the middle third with Ian Martin, Donal Coughlan and Declan Lynam getting plenty of touches. At half time we held a well deserved lead of 3-06 to 0-05. The second half the intensity somewhat dipped as the lads ensured Rosemount had no way back into the contest and the game fished 3-12 to 1-09. The Lads face St. Pauls this Sunday in Lakepoint Park at 1:30pm in the Quarter final.

U17 Championship

Well done to the U17 lads who recorded a 4-14 to 3-11 win over Shandonagh last Wednesday evening. The lads now face Caulry in the quarter final this Sunday at 11:30am in The Downs.


Hard luck to the U14 team who lost the shield final, in extra time last Saturday. It was a tough defeat to take given how well the lads performed.


Well done to the U10 team who won the Killucan tournament last Saturday.

Jersey for Ben

The total profits raised from sales plus a generous contribution from KC Sports came to a an amazing €5230 for the Mater Foundation as nominated by the Murray family. Formal presentation of cheques took place at KC Sports on Friday last. Thank you to everyone that purchased a Jersey for Ben which are still available to order with some sizes also in stock in our Club Shop which is open Fridays 630pm to 745pm. Also keep a look out for the hashtag #ourbentravelstheworld on social media as photos are posted of people wearing their jerseys. 

The Downs Ladies 

Ladies All-Ireland 

Anyone wishing to travel to the ladies All-Ireland Final on Sunday 16th September, please contact Sarah McGuire.