Club notes for week commencing 6th July 2020   06/07/2020

Covid 19 update

Now that club activities have resumed we ask all players parents members and supports to adhere to the HSE, Government and GAA protocols and guideline.

Be CAREFUL be SAFE!  Covid 19 is still with us!

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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.
  • All players and parents of underage players must complete the Health Questionnaire prior to all training and games.
  • 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 must register. This can be done 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.  

 

 

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 for 6th July 2020 Jackpot €4000

Numbers Drawn: 6, 12, 20, 27

Result: No match four winners.

2 x €100 lucky dip winners: Kieran Carroll Jnr, Rita Monaghan.

Next week's jackpot will be €4,200.

   

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 FéachaintSiar -2017 Ladies Intermediate Champions 

This group of young ladies created history for The Downs LGFC when the annexed the Intermediate championship and gained promotion to the senior ranks for the first time!

This was a remarkable achievement when you consider that the club has only been in existence since 2002 and were only fielding one team at junior grade. Since then the fledgling club has made steady progress and now fields teams at all grades.  The hard work and effort by the committee and coaches came to fruition in 2017. The Downs were pitted against Coralstown Kinnegad in the final which was played in St.  Lomans, in late August. The game which was played in scorching heat was as the old adage goes a game of two halves. The Downs dominated proceeding in the first half and and held an eight point lead at the break. Coralstown Kinnegad gradually clawed their way back into the game and drew level with time almost up. The Downs were under severe pressure but managed to hold out for a draw.

The replay didn’t take place for a number of weeks and was played under lights in St. Lomans. At the second time of asking The Downs made no mistake and ran out convincing winners. There were great scenes of jubilation when The Downs captain and Ciara Wynne received The Mary Wynne memorial cup.



 

Club Shop.

Due to current restrictions the shop will remain closed. However club gear will be on sale at the entrance to the clubhouse on Friday evenings from 6- to  7-45. This will be a limited service and we ask for your cooperation and patience during these restrictions.

It would be helpful if that those requiring club gear could contact Carmel on 0879496347 and place their orders in advance, for collection on Friday evenings.

The club gear catalogue can be viewed on the club website at www.thedownsgaa.com

 

Underage Registration/Coaching

It’s great to see all of the young boys and girls back in action since last Friday.

A reminder to parents to ensure that they have the eLearning course completed and also to complete the Health Questionnaire in advance of each training session and games. This can be done via an online App. If you have any difficulties please contact your child’s coach

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

 

 

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

 

 

 


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.