Club notes for week commencing 12th August 2019   12/08/2019

Lotto Result: 12/08/2019

Jackpot: €14,000

Numbers drawn: 5, 9, 10, 11

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Carmel Counihan, N&B McCabe.

Next week's jackpot will be €14,000

Play local or online at www.thedownsgaa.com


Bingo jackpot €9,000 !

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.


The Ben Murray Cup

The inaugural Ben Murray U12 tournament took place last Saturday morning in The Downs. Well done to all involved in organising the event and to all teams who took part. A special well done to our own U12 team who won the Ben Murray Cup after overcoming St Mary’s Rochfortbridge in the final. As the first winners of this special cup the club are extremely proud of all the lads on what was a great team display captained by Alfie Murray.


Senior Championship 

We played Tyrrellspass last Sunday evening in Cusack park in what was a must win match for The Downs. The team started promptly and played with great determination in the opening minutes with Conor Coughlan leading by example. Coughlan was rewarded for his efforts scoring 1-1 in the opening minutes. The Downs got their second goal through an Adam Loughlin penalty following an excellent move involving Phillip Doherty, Ciaran Nolan and Dean Egerton. Ian martin acted sharply for The Downs third goal of the first half beating his man to a low ball before pivoting and finding the net giving the Downs a 3-06 to 1-08 lead at the break. The second half saw the introduction of Luke Loughlin and he looked a threat with every possession. Phillip Doherty and Joe Moran went close in the second half to adding further goals, but it wasn’t to be and The Downs ran out 3-08 to 1-12 winners and now go into next weeks game against Athlone with a chance of making the knockout round. It was also great to see both Darragh Egerton and Niall Mitchell introduced as second half subs for their first appearance of this year’s championship.


Fixtures

Junior Championship Sunday 18th away to Shandonagh at 11am

Senior Championship Sunday 18th vs Athlone in Rochfortbridge at 7pm


Annabel’s All Stars

We would encourage all our members to support this event on Saturday 17th of August in Clonkill from 10:30am-4pm. It promises to be a great day for family fun in memory of Annabel Loughlin.


Date for Your Diary 

80/90’s disco in Bloomfield Saturday 7th of September at 8:30pm in aid of Ben’s Lifeline.


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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