Club notes for week commencing 27th January 2020   26/01/2020

Club Lotto Results 27/01/2020

Jackpot: €14,000

Numbers drawn: 1, 8, 11, 15 

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 Winners: Leo J Penrose, Nicola O'Reilly.  

Next week's jackpot will be €14,000.

Play locally by purchasing a ticket from any one of our sellers or online at www.thedownsgaa.com.

  

Bingo 

Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30pm, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment. The Jackpot for week ending of 24th of January stands at €11,400. Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo on a rota for just one night per month. For further details please contact Tommy 087-2949714 or any committee member.

  

Scór News

All roads lead to Killarney for the All Ireland Finals on February 1st.

Best of luck to Emily Shaw in the Recitation and to Sean Corroon, Alan Colgan, Cian Colgan, Brian Molloy, Ciara Conneely, Caoimhe Monaghan, Grace O’Neill, and Emily Shaw in the Novelty Act.

Those still looking for tickets should contact Noel Lynam on 0872895551, no later than Wednesday the 29th of January.

Preparations for Senior Scór are well under way in the Club and we will host the county final on Saturday February 29th


Medal Presentation

A medal presentation to our U/18 League and Championship winners and to our U/20 Championship winners of 2019 will take place on February 15th in Clubhouse commencing at8-00pm. The exploits of our successful U/10 and U/12 teams of 2019 will also be acknowledged on the night.


Garda Vetting/Child Protection/Foundation Level Coaching

Now that the Underage coaching season is fast approaching we Wish to remind all volunteers that it is a mandatory requirement to be Garda Vetted, to have the necessary Child Protection Course completed and to have the basic Foundation Level coaching course completed in advance of any coaching activity. Any Queries in relation to Garda Vetting or Child Protection please contact either of our Welfare Officers at clodagh.donohoe@gmail.com or Mary @ 0868304195.

Anyone who has not yet completed the Foundation Level coaching course please note that the County Minor Board are hosting a Foundation Level Coaching course over two days on  Saturday 22nd of February in Clonkill GAA Grounds and Saturday 29th of February in Moate GAA grounds commencing at 9-30am and finishing at 2-00pm on both days. In order to complete the course attendance on both days is necessary. To book your place please book on line at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gaa-dual-foundation-course-hurling-football-tickets-90324271327?aff=eand  or contact Bernie Corroon   bernie.corroon.gda.westmeath@gaa.ie


Keep Fit Classes for Ladies and Gents

Classes continue each Monday and Thursday night in the Clubhouse, from 8-00 to 9-00pm,

New participants are welcome. For further details contact Mickey Dan on 0862799659


Membership 2020

Membership rates for the coming year are as follows;

Adults: €50 (includes use of walking track)

Senior Citizens: €20

Adult Social: €30 (Allows people to use the Bar only).

U/18: €40

Family: €70 (Two adults and all children under 18 years of age)

Adult Players: €150.

Student Player (Over 18): €100.

Important Notice for players;

In recent correspondence from Croke Park and the County Board it is important to note that players cannot participate in any competitive games or challenge games without being registered and have paid their membership in advance. In other words, NO PAY NO PLAY.

Membership can be purchased via anyone of our Committee or online at www.thedownsgaa.com.

 

Club Calendar 2020

For the last number of years we have been producing a Club Calendar, as a fundraiser for our underage. The calendar chronicles various club activities and occasions through a wonderful series of splendid photos.. Copies are now available in the Club Shop, Flynn Fuels and in the clubhouse bar and retail at €10 each or two for €15. Thanks to Bernie Conneely, Norma Mullen John McCauley, Tommy Macken, Danny Boyce, Westmeath Topic, Westmeath Examiner for their photographs. We also thank all those who sponsored this production.


Ireland Lights Up Walking Initiative

The popular ‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking initiative returns in January 2020 in partnership with the GAA, Operation Transformation, and Get Ireland Walking. The Downs GAA Club will be Lighting up and walking on Thursday nights from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome, and bring a friend

 

Club Book – Celebrating 125 Years

Copies of our book,can be purchased from our club shop or at Rochforts Superstore, Fagan Office Supplies, Just Books, Maxol Filling Station, Mullingar. Alternatively you can contact Aiden McGuire on 086 2532327. The book is retailing at €20 each and is jam packed with lots of photos and club lore.


Sympathy

The club wish to offer sincere sympathies to the family relatives and friends, of Phyllis O’Hara Hightown Coralstown, and Monica Borthwick Ballyhaw, Killucan. May they Rest in Peace

 

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Club text message service

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