Club notes for week commencing 14th September 2015   13/09/2015

Underage Training

Training  for the under 6 to under 12s  continues  on Fridays 6.30 to 7.30 . Registration can be paid at any training session. Free gum shields  for under 6 to under 10 courtesy of Haven Pharmacy. Register your Haven  Loyalty Card.

Lotto results 14/09/15

Jackpot : €13,400
Numbers drawn: 1, 8, 11, 24

Result: no jackpot winner 

2 x €100 winners: Jack Lyons, Mick Daly. 

Next week's draw will be in The Cloughan Inn with a jackpot of €13,600.

Don’t Miss a Chance to Win

Forms for a yearly Lotto subscription are available, also forms for direct debit.

 All-Ireland Ticket Draw

Cards for The annual All-Ireland ticket draw are now available. We are looking for sellers, cards available from Sean Carroll. Draw is on Friday 18th  in the clubhouse music on the night by Chris Loughrey . Be in with a chance to win a pair of All-Ireland tickets.

STRICTLY COME DANCING

The club in conjunction with The Downs Ladies Football are delighted to confirm we will be holding a STRICTLY COME DANCING night on Saturday November 14th in the Mullingar Park Hotel. We will have a Launch Night in the clubhouse on Saturday October 3rd. Watch this place for more details - it's gonna be a cracker !

Club Shop

Give Carmel a call at 087 9496347 if you wish to purchase any club gear or. Brochure can be viewed on our website and Facebook page.  

Just a reminder regarding our free text message service which over 400 supporters have signed up to.
Occasional messages are sent to remind supporters about various club activities. Send your name and number to 087 8362297 if you wish to sign up. If you are already subscribed and wish to opt out, text STOP followed by your name and number to 087 8362297.
The club are currently researching for our history book and are looking for any old photographs, newspaper articles, club memorabilia etc. Contact Aiden 0862532327 if you can help.   


Club Weekly Email Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter goes out every Monday night with the week’s club notes and that night’s club lotto results.
You can sign up at our website thedownsgaa.com.

Results

League Div 2: The Downs 2,12          St Malachys 1.15

We completed our league campaign with an entertaining game on Saturday evening in The Downs.

Team : Shane Nugent ,Ciaran Seery, Stephen Cleary, Conor Thompson ,Philip Doherty, Peter Murray, Kevin Bell, PJ Maguire, John Smith, Philip Martin, Barry Conroy, Dean Egerton Andrew Kilmartin, James Conroy, Shane Carroll, subs Eoin Moore, Brendan Flynn, Andrew Dalton.

Fixtures

Saturday 19th Division 1 championship quarter final (4:00pm v St. Mary's Rochfortbridge Away
Saturday 26th  U14 Div 1 County Final v Coralstown Kinnegad  in Cusack Park  time tbc

Bingo

Bingo continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and brings a friend for an enjoyable night’s entertainment.

Website

www.thedownsgaa.com.

The Downs Ladies Football

Junior Championship Final

Junior Championship Final Cusack Park:            The Downs 4:12        Moate 2:6

From the throw in Moate playing with a strong wind  settled first and quickly went ahead, having  the greater share of scoring chances leading at the end of the first quarter 0:4 to 0:2. The Downs sensing the game was getting away from them moved up a gear and playing with greater accuracy went in at half time 1:5 to 0:4. Aided with the wind in the second half The Downs used their greater share of possession to build up an impressive lead which we held until the final whistle. Team:

Lynda Heffernan, Amy Kenny, Amy Dagg, Emma Murtagh, Aoife Rowan, Roisin Scally, Emma Murtagh, Niamh Nolan, Claire Crowley, Niamh Rowan, Laura Wynne, Gillian Ferguson, Britney McNamee, Bernie Corroon, Leanne Duncan, Aishling Egerton, Rebecca Kelly, Amy Staunton, Ellen Tate, Mary Lynam, Beth McGuire,

Laura Kelly, Sarah McGuire, Georgina Crowley, Caoimhe Carthy, Katie Heffernan, Karen Lynam Amber Gilgan, Grace Raleigh, Serena Wynne

The Aishling Maguire Cup was presented to team captain by Westmeath Chairperson Geraldine Giles to the cheers of the large support. Well done to all the players and coach Shane Deering  who put in a big effort all year and achieved their goal of going back up to intermediate ranks after the disappointment of relegation last year.  The year is not over yet we have the league final to come against Moate .

The excitement of the day was not confined to the adult team. Our under 10s playing at halftime also experienced the Cusack Park atmosphere on a county final day. Thanks to the county board for giving these young players this opportunity.

 

Under 16 Semi-Final                         The Downs 5:7          Milltown 2:10

Well done to the entire Squad of U16 girls, you did your Club proud with a huge away win over Milltown 5-7 to 2-10 in this Division 1 Semi Final. The Downs had a full squad turnout even though Milltown could only field 12 players on the day. This reduced number of players is very tough on girls who dont get an opportunity. This
fixture always brings the best out of both sets of players and this match was no different as it turned into another titanic struggle with the Downs girls proving that they continue to have the bottle to overturn 1st half deficits into a full time win. Please note that that this a team made up of more than 15 players. Downs squad Ciara Faulkner, Naoise O Donoghue, Shauna Conneely, Amber Gilligan, Roisin Murray, Ciara Wynne, Lucy Power (2-02), Aoife Mullen, Megan Dowdall (1-0), Meadbh Scally (0-03), Olivia Glynn, Britney McNamee (1-02), Sheila McGrath, Orlaith Murray, Abbie Scott, Isabel Robson, Clodagh Kelly, Hannah Dalton, Eimear Tone, Karen Lynam, Roisin McDonagh, Emma Cleary, Serena Wynne, Grace Raleigh (1-0). Next up is Killucan in the final next weekend, venue time & date to be confirmed.

 

Congratulations to Katie Heffernan who travelled to Belgium with the Irish women’s under 18 rugby 7s team and got on the score sheet in a number of the games.

Haven Loyalty Cards

We are currently distributing Haven Pharmacy Mullingar Loyalty cards –Haven will contribute towards the fundraising of the club from purchases with the Loyalty Card. Cards are available for extended family and friends.

UnderageTraining

Our underage training continues on  Fridays 6.30 to 7.30 on April 4th . Free gum shields  for under 6 to under 10 courtesy of Haven Pharmacy.

Training

Under 16 and Minor training on Thursday s 7-8.30

Clothes Collections

The Ladies Football are collecting bags of clothes as a fundraiser, so you can now de- clutter and help the club raise funds. Bags of clothes can be left with any team coach or committee member. Please ask family, neighbours, friend and co-workers to fill a bag.

Clothes can be left in the Blue Bin beside the scoreboard