Club notes for week commencing 19th October 2015   19/10/2015

STRICTLY COME DANCING

Strictly continues with couples now receiving their individual dance lessons and some couples are rumoured to be getting in extra practices to get the extra edge in the step. 

Tickets are now available from any dancer and committee members.

 If you would like to sponsor a dancer or dance or take an advertisement in the event programme contact Aiden McGuire 0862532327,any committee member or dancer.

Lotto Results 19/09/15

Jackpot : €14,000
Numbers drawn: 3, 10, 22, 25

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Carmel Downes, Teresa Coloe.

Next week's jackpot will be €14,000 and the draw will take place in the clubhouse.


 Committee meeting Tuesday at 8.30

Don’t Miss a Chance to Win

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

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.

Music

Music in the Bar on Sunday night

Results

Congratulations to our U16 boys squad that won the division 1 championship county final on Saturday last. A hard earned 8 point victory over Athlone in Ballynacargy completed a memorable league and championship double.  A nervous start from both sides resulted in scores being at a premium and we went in the break leading 1-2, 0-2. A rapid start from our boys to the second half yielded 1-2 and stretched the advantage to 8. Athlone as expected threw everything at the black and ambers but our defence stood firm and were outstanding as were the entire squad all season. Full time score The Downs 2-9, Athlone 0-7. Fair play to Athlone’s post match graciousness which is never easy and no doubt their young team will return in 2016. Well done to the hosts Ballynacargy who had the pitch and facilities in great condition and were well organised for the double fixture. Sunday’s Panel:   Eanna Burke, Jack Carroll, Keith Carroll, Donal Coughlan, Matthew Cunningham, Taylor Daly, Oisin Dowdall, Michael Drury, Cillian Fagan, Cathal Faulkner, Liam Faulkner, Paul Flynn, Conor Gavin, Adam Gilbride, Joshua Heneghan, Dylan Hunt, Euan Lagan, Jonathan Lynam, Ryan Mannering, Trevor Martin, Darragh Monaghan, Joseph Moran, Oisin Murphy, Ciarán Nolan, Enda O'Rourke, Joseph Robson, Max Rowan, Colin Smith, Stephen Wynne. Rest of panel: Jordan Smyth, Mikey McGrath, Luke McGuire, Oisin Raleigh. Mentors: Paddy Monaghan, Enda Monaghan, Joe Corroon, Marc Cunningham. Our lads had in the region of 80 sessions including matches since indoor training commenced back in January so you get out if it what you put in. The U15’s also secured the Summer 7 aside tournament so it has been quite a year for these lads Thanks to the families of all the players for their support and co-operation and to physios Martin and Patsy. A big thankyou to Martin Daly of Daly’s Barbers Austin Friar Street for helping with the cost of half zip tops during the year and to Davy for doing stats

Bingo

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

Website

www.thedownsgaa.com.

Sympathy

We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Eithne Hoey (née Whelehan) Brookfield and late of The Downs, Mullingar, Imelda Corcoran Cooksboro, Mullingar.

 The Downs Ladies Football

Minor

Minor training continues on Friday evenings 7.45 to 9pm.

Well done to the minors on an impressive win over St Lomans on Sunday night and saw us pick up our first points in the competition. Panel: Ciara Faulkner, Naoise O’Dongohue, Amy Dagg, Aoife Mullen, Niamh Rowan, Katie Heffernan, Niamh Nolan, Laura Wynne, Emma Murtagh, Rebecca Kelly, Sheila McGrath, Lucy Power, Meabh Scally, Britney McNamee, Niamh Staunton, Karen Lynam, Emily O’Rourke, Roisin McDonagh, Ciara Wynne, Serena Wynne, Olivia Glynn.


THE DOWNS LADIES 'GAELIC FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS' PROGRAMME

The Downs Ladies Club as part of the ongoing development  of our Club starting up a "Gaelic for Mothers and Others" programme.

Basically this is a programme that encourages mothers and  others (Over 18 and not registered and playing with any  football team) to come to the club learn to play  football/get  fit/meet new people in a non-competitive  social environment .It will be welcome to women from all  areas/all ages (O/18)/all fitness levels  no restrictions  at all and absolutely no experience required.

On Mondays @8pm . Contact Paula 087 6411149.  Siobhan: 087 6105784.

 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.

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.