Club notes for week commencing 31st August 2015   31/08/2015

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 

Lotto

Lotto results 31/08/15

Jackpot : €13000
Numbers drawn: 9, 16, 23, 27

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Sean & Liz, Liam Gilbride (online)

Next week's draw will take place in Mary Lync's with a jackpot of €13,200.

.Don’t Miss a Chance to Win

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

 Pat Walsh
 On Saturday we hosted the annual Pat Walsh Memorial Cup U10 Tournamentvisiting  teams:, St. Brigid's (Roscommon), Killoe (Longford), Navan O'Mahony's (Meath), Clara (Offaly), Kilcock (Kildare)

O’Mahoneys and Killoe shared the cup with The Downs winning the shield.

Thanks to everyone who helped out

Under 6

Our Boys and Girls U6's who some fun games in Lakepoint Park on Saturday last. Well done to all concerned particularly coach Paul Connolly and mentors. Thanks to Lorcan in St. Loman's for the invitation.  

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.

 

Supervalue Gaa Kit for Clubs

BuckleysSupervalue  are participating in theSupervalueGaa Kit for Clubs initiative If you purchase €40 or over you can place the receipt voucher in The Downs slot.

 

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

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  Fridays6.30 to 7.30 on April 4th. Free gum shields  for under 6 to under 10 courtesy of Haven Pharmacy.

Results

U14 Div 2 Championship QF Away to Clann Gaels, Tuesday August 25th 2015.

On an bright evening in Bunbrosna our U14 girls Div 2 team were most unfortunate to come out second best to a their counterparts from Multyfarnham& Bunbrosna. There was very little between the teams throughout the game and without doubt lady luck was not on the side of the Downs girls.

The Downs took an early lead with a well taken goal. Clann Gaels however took a foothold in the match and were leading just before half time when The Downs scored 1-4 without reply to lead by 2-4 to 1-5 at the break. During the second half, the action ebbed and flowed from end to end, with many chances falling to both sides. Indeed the Downs struck the woodwork from close range on 4 separate occasions when a goal looked more likely. Clann Gaels scored 0-3 to lead by a point late on. However, after a point blank save from the opposition keeper, Clann Gaels went down the pitch to score a goal. As the Downs girls pressed forward, the home side struck the killer goal to end our hopes, eventually winning out by a score of 3-8 to 2-4. Scorers for the Downs were Allanagh Dowdall (1-1), Ciara Gilhooley (1-2) and Ellie O’Brien (0-1)

The game was a credit to all players involved, with huge commitment from both sides for the hour. The effort of the Downs girls could not be questioned, but luck deserted us on the evening. We wish Clann Gaels the best of luck in the remainder of the Championship.

On behalf of the coaches & mentors, we thank the girls and their parents for their support during the year, at training and games – both home and away. As almost all of our squad qualify for the U14 grade in 2016, we look forward to challenging for honours next year, as without doubt there is huge quality and talent within the current squad and the U12s who will join us next year.

Squad

Grace O'Sullivan, Aideen Gilbride, Katie Mannering, Caoimhe Monaghan, Katie Murphy, Caoimhe Scally, Gemma Faulkner, Andrea Daly, Jayne Holton, Katie Moore, Ellie O’Brien, Laura Robson, Allanagh Dowdall, Ciara Gilhooley, Amy Gilgan,  Zara Murtagh, Helen Tansey, Amy Gilhooley, Katie Daly, Ciara May Heanue,

Under 10

The under 10s travelled to Streamstown  on Wednesday last for a blitz with Kilbeggan/St Josephs, Tubber, and St Lomans.

Fixtures

Our under 14 team play in the championship final V Mullingar Shamrocks next weekend

Under 12s travel to Delvin for a championship semi-final v Delvin/St Pauls

Check Facebook/ Website  for fixtures details

Bake Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported our Junior team’s bake sale it was a very successful evening.

Training

Under 16 and Minor training on Thursday s7-8.30

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 scoreboar