Club notes for week commencing 25th May 2020   25/05/2020

Covid -19 Virus

In line with the most recent measures announced by Government, The HSE and Croke Park the club has ceased all activity in relation to Training, Bingo, Walkway or any type of gatherings. We ask all club members and people in our community to, STAY AWAY, STAY AT HOME, and STAY SAFE


The Community Call

The Community Call initiative is being coordinated through Westmeath County Council. The Downs GAA Super Valu and Centra have signed up to this initiative To Help The Community. This is a great opportunity to reach out to the elderly and those living alone in our community and help in a practical way with the basic requirements of shopping, fuel, distance conversation etc. Anyone who needs assistance should contact Westmeath County Council on 1800 805 816 or covidsupporty@westmeathcoco.ie  The Council will then contact the club who will, through its volunteers, carry out the necessary duties.

Thanks to all those who have contacted the club to volunteer their services for this initative 

The club is currently assisting two households who are restricted with cocooning. Volunteers are also keeping in contact with the elderly ensuring that they safe secure. Well done to all.

Aiden McGuire will coordinate the club volunteers as required. Aiden’s number is 086 2532327. Further details are available on the club website www.thedownsgaa.com

This initiative will augment the clubs current endeavors of keeping an eye out for the elderly and those living alone in our community If anyone in our community needs additional  assistance during this health crisis please contact Tommy Kelly, club secretary on 087 2949714 or any member of the committee. Queries/requests will be treated in strict confidence.


Important Notice 

Our facilities remain in lockdown during this pandemic and consequently no playing activity or gathering of any description is permitted on club grounds. Access, under strict conditions, is only allowed for essential maintenance and upkeep 

Any unauthorized activity of gatherings on club grounds will be reported to the relevant authorities

We ask everyone to respect the current restrictions and do their bit to protect our community.


Reactivating Club Lotto 

Our first draw in our reactivated our weekly lotto took place on Monday May 25th. Results below. 

Those who now wish to play our lotto can do so by any one of the following methods;

1.    Play online at our website www.thedownsgaa.com 

2.    Play on the App ClubZap The Downs GAA.

3.    Contact your regular lotto collector for your area or any Committee member who will enter your numbers on to our “Perma Book” which is retained at the club.

4.    Send a cheque for €100 to club secretary Tommy Kelly, Coralstown, Mullingar (one year’s subscription).

The Club wishes to thank our supporters for their loyal commitment to our Lotto and to those new players who have recently signed up online and in hard copy.  


Lotto results 25th May 2020

Jackpot €14,000

Numbers drawn: 2, 8, 16, 24

Result: 2 match 4 winners share jackpot: Snugs & Pappy c/o Paddy Walsh, Ronan Kelly, Delvin (online)

2 x €100 lucky dip winners: Stephen Keogh, Wayne Gibney. 

Next week's jackpot will be €3,000.

Play online at our website, Facebook page, Clubforce or ClubZap Apps.   


Ag Féachaint Siar – 2012  LGFA All Ireland Feile Finals 

These young ladies gave us great enjoyment in the summer of 2012 when they won the county Feile final and went on to represent the club and the county in the All Ireland series in Div. 3 championship which was played sweltering conditions in Portlaoise. After some very closely fought games in the qualifying rounds which were played on Saturday The Downs qualified for the final after defeating hosts Laois (Ballyfin), Kildare (Ballyklly), in the early rounds. A win over Waterford (Dungarvan), in the semifinal set up a final against a very strong amalgamation side from Kilkenny city. After a epic struggle our girls lost out by four points.







Sympathy

The Downs GAA club wishes to extend sincere sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late Patrick (Paddy) Buckley Mount Temple Moate.


Changes to our Club messaging service

The club has made changes to its messaging service. The Teamer messaging system that you have been familiar with has been discontinued. 

You will now, only be able receive club messages via a new APP called ‘ClubZap’. You will need a smartphone to access this App Go to the App Store download the App and follow the simple instructions to register.


Bingo 

Suspended until further notice

Underage Registration/Coaching

As outlined above coaching and play has been suspended.

You can still register online at www.thedownsgaa.com.


Club Shop

Our club shop will remains closed until further notice


Membership 2020

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

We encourage people to use online where possible during the health crisis


Keep Fit Classes for Ladies and Gents

Suspended until further notice.


Keep up to date with club activities

There are lots of ways to keep up to date with our activities. Our award-winning website can be viewed at www.thedownsgaa.com where you can sign up to receive our weekly newsletter by email. Also check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  See details of our new messaging App above.


Best Wishes

During these very uncertain Covid times it is heartening to welcome new arrivals to the world and to the club……..

Best wishes to Jess and Vinny on the arrival of their baby daughter Aoibhin.