Club notes for week commencing 7th September 2015   07/09/2015

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.

Lotto results 07/09/15

Jackpot : €13,200
Numbers drawn: 11, 16,18, 20

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Jenny Smullen, Bernadette Whelehan

Next week's jackpot will be €13,400 and the draw will take place in our clubhouse.

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 Al-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.

 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.  

Free SMS Service

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.

Club history

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  0:13         St. Mary's Rochfortbridge 0:12

We travelled to Rochfordbridge on Sunday morning for a must win game for both clubs which was reflected in the closeness of the scores throughout. With no more than two points separating the sides at any time and level many occasions. The Downs only  held the lead when they went ahead in added time to secure a one point win and take the two points on offer. Team: Ciaran McCormack, Peter Murray, Mark Dalton, Owen Moore, Niall Nolan, Jack Hogan, Conor Coughlan, PJ Maguire, Dean Clarke, Philip Doherty, Luke Folan, Kevin Smullen, Niall Folan, Niall Mitchell, Andrew Kilmartin. Subs Used: Conor Murray, Dean Egerton, James Conroy.

Under 14. The under 14s secure a place in the final with an impressive semi –final win over Millmore Gaels.

Fixtures

The following are proposed fixtures.

Minor football quarter-finals: 19 Sep

Under 16 football quarter finals: Monday 14 Sep

Under 14 football final Saturday, 26 Sep, Cusack Park 

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 V Moate Saturday 12th @ 12 in Cusack Park.

Come along and support the team

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.

Results

Under 14 B Semi-Final                    The Downs 4:8 Mullingar Shamrocks 3:6

On Sunday in Killucan we came out on the right side of a tightly contested game the sides were level at halftime 3:3 each.  The second half saw The Downs defence  on top and made Shamrocks work hard for their scores while the we picked off our points when the opportunities arose  . A goal with ten minutes remaining gave The Downs a margin of 1:3 which proved to be enough to secure the cup.

Well done to all the girls and their coaches in winning the championship which was especially sweet following last years heartbreak at this age group

Junior Championship Semi-Final.              The Downs 2:7                  Shandonagh 0:6

On Monday the 31st we travelled to Kinnegad for the championship semi-final, in a nervous first half despite having the greater share of possession we ended the half 0:5 to 0:2 down. The Second half saw a much improved performance as we went on to gain a place in the final.

Under 12 Semi -Final: The under team travelled to Clonmellon to take on Delvin/St Pauls. In a closely contested game we unfortunately lost by two points .

Under 12 Blitz. On Saturday we hosted a blitz with St Lomans, Shandonagh and Delvin/St Pauls joining us. We done to everyone who helped out.

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

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.