Club notes for week commencing 22nd June 2020   15/06/2020

Covid 19 update

In line with the most recent measures announced by Government, The HSE and Croke Park the club will resume Training on the following phased basis:

  • Adult training activity from Wednesday 24th of June on a non contact basis
  • Minor and underage training to commence from Saturday June 27th.
  • A maximum of 15 players is only permitted in a designated area of the field.
  • Contact training allowed from June 29th
  • Club fixture allowed from July 17th.

The club Covid Team are currently putting plans in place to ensure a safe return to playing activity. We ask everyone to comply with the guideline and protocols which will be in place prior to June 24th .

  • Please note
  •  The above activity is only permitted on the understanding that all participants, coaches, parents etc., have to have completed the eLearning course, see link, ( ) and all participants must adhere to the control measures in place. It is important to remember that this return to activity is as a result of people acting responsibly and we cannot stress enough the importance the need to continue with this and encourage everyone to take their own measures such as having their own sanitizer, and exercising caution and respect for others at all times. 


Bingo and the club bar remain closed.We ask all club members and people in our community to observe the Government and HSE and GAA protocols and STAY SAFE


Important notice regarding Membership

With the return to playing just around the corner it is vital that all players register before June 24th. No membership no play!

Membership can be purchased via anyone of our Committee or online at

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



The Community Call

The Community Callinitiativeis being coordinated through Westmeath CountyCouncil. The Downs GAA Super Valu and Centra have signed up to this initiativeTo 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  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 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


Club Lotto

We will continue to live stream or Lotto draw via our Facebook page for the foreseeable future. Tune in at 9-30 on each Monday night to catch the draw.



Results for 22/06/20 for a Jackpot of €3600

Numbers Drawn: 6, 24, 25, 26 

No match four winners.

2 x €100 Winners: Lena Rowan, Carmel Counihan.

Next week's jackpot is €3,800

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

  • Play online at our website
  • Play on the App ClubZap The Downs GAA.
  • 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.
  • Send a cheque for €100 to club secretary Tommy Kelly, Coralstown, Mullingar (one year’s subscription).

Thanks our supporters for their loyal commitment to our Lottoand to those new players who have recently signed up online and in hard copy.  



Ag Féachaint Siar  SFC Final 1976 (Replay)

Forty four years ago The Downs contested their sixth county final of the decade when they took on a very formidable Moate All Whites team which was back boned by many of the Carmalite college All Ireland winning team. In The drawn encounter The Downs had ample opportunity to win the game, however, in the replay the outcome was clear cut and Moate were deserving winners. Interestingly, this win for Moate compensated somewhat for their loss to The Downs in the 1970 decider when that game also went to a replay!



The Downs GAA club wishes to extend sincere sympathies to the family, relatives and friends of the late Aidan Hope, Dalton Pak



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.




Suspended until further notice



Underage Registration/Coaching

As outlined above underage coaching will resume from.

You can still register online at



Club Shop.

Due to current restrictions the shop will remain closed.

Those requiring club gear should contact Carmel on 0879496347 and arrangements will be made for collection.



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 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.