Club notes for week commencing 29th June 2020   28/06/2020

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:

  • Contact training allowed for all grades from June 29th
  • Club fixture allowed from July 17th.
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  • 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, (https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ ) 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 www.thedownsgaa.com.

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

 

Fixtures

Details of the revised Championship Draws for the SFC are available on the club website.  

 

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 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 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

 

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.

Lotto Results 29/06/20 for a Jackpot of €3800

Numbers Drawn 8, 12, 25, 26

No match four winners.

€100 Winners, Marcella Hegarty, Josie Costello. 

Next week's jackpot will be €4,000.

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

  • Play online at our website www.thedownsgaa.com
  • 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- 1982

This group of young men won the under sixteen county final in the autumn of 1982 when they defeated a fancied Athlone side in a close encounter played at Cusack Park. The deciding factor in the game was a well taken goal by AloEgerton in the second half, which proved to be the difference at the finish.

This victory was the clubs first title at this grade and made amends for the loss to Mullingar Shamrocks in the previous year’s final.



 

 

 

 

Sympathy

The Downs GAA club wishes to extend sincere sympathies to the families, relatives and friends of the late Tom Gilhooley, O’Growney Drive Mullingar, Eileen Hughes, Strandhill Sligo and formerly of Coralstown, Colette Kennedy,Millmount Rd., Mullingar. May they Rest in Peace.

 

 

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 underage coaching will resume from.

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

 

 

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 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.