Club notes for week commencing 15th April 2019   14/04/2019

Lotto Result: 15/04/19

Jackpot: €14,000

Numbers drawn: 21, 22, 23, 24 

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Emma Murphy, Caitriona Brennan.

Next week's jackpot will be €14,000.

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Bingo jackpot €7300

Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30pm, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo on a rota for just one night per month. If interested contact Tommy 087-2949714 or any committee member.


Division 1

We travelled to Springfield on Sunday morning in relatively good form and eager to build on recent results. The opening phase was tight and competitive, Dean Egerton got our opening two scorers to give us and early lead. However, Shamrocks soon regained the lead half through the first half with a well taken goal. The Downs began to struggle in finding scorers for the remainder of the half, with the interval probably coming at the right time. Our lads came out at the start of the second half meaning business and quickly established a two-point lead, this was soon cancelled out by the home side but this was the last of Shamrocks grip on the game, with Trevor McCormack, Shane Raleigh and Conor Gavin impressing in defence. Conor Murray found great consistency from placed balls converting four in the second half and with a brace from Luke Loughlin, the second a brilliant strike from the ground secured a 0-13 to 1-06 win for The Downs.


Division 2

We faced a strong and experienced Maryland side last Friday night in The Downs, unfortunately our lads came out on the wrong side of this one, but with plenty of positives particularly in the second half and several lads coming back from injury, places on the team are becoming competitive. Full time 3-13 to 1-09.


U18

The minor lads kept their positive start to the year with a second-round win against Maryland/Tang in the division one league. The Downs dominated this game from the start with some excellent individual performances. Kevin O’ Sullivan and Adam Conneely were the goal scorers on the night with The Downs running out winners 2-18 to 1-06


U16

Our U16 lads recorded a brilliant win last Thursday evening against Cill Oige. Full time 4-12 to 1-04, well done to all players.


50 years of Scór

The Club hosted a night of celebration in our clubhouse on Saturday last, marking the 50th anniversary of the foundation of National Scór.We also celebrated 43 years of the club’s participation in Scór.A fantastic night of entertainment was had by all. There contributions from the young and the not so young, by way of singing, dancing, storytelling and music.The nights entertainment was rounded off with delicious food. Thanks to all those who contributed to a great night’s entertainment and a special word of thanks to our Scór committee for organizing the event.

 

Westmeath Scór Dinner Dance

Join Scór Iarmhí as they celebrate 50 years of Scór at their Dinner Dance in the Greville Arms Hotel on Saturday 27th April with music by The Pick Ups. Dinner served at 730pm. Tickets €40 are available from Noel Lynam or Alice Deihy.


Community Games

Community games sports day will be held on Monday 6th of May. It’s going to be a fun filled day and we encourage as many as possible to get involved. The sports day is an open event and not just for participants in The Downs catchment area.


Weekly Underage Coaching Programme moves to Fridays

Now that Spring time has arrived, our underage coaching for U6, U8 and U10 boys and girls moves to out usual Friday slot at 630pm for the rest of the season. New players always welcome at all age groups.


Gear Shop

Our Gear Shop located upstairs in the clubhouse is open every Friday from 630pm to 745pm. All the usual gear plus brand new jackets, adidas polo shirts, tee shirts and leisure shorts. Check website and Facebook page for details All queries to Carmel 087 9496347.  


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