Club notes for week commencing 9th November 2015   09/11/2015


“Nothing Beats Being There”

Strictly Final Count Down to Saturday 14th in the Park Hotel. The dancers are prepared, ready and looking forward to strutting their stuff on the big stage. The amount of work put in by the committee and the dancers is breathtaking, leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to put on the performance of the year. Show your support for the dancers and the club by making sure you’re there.

For tickets €20  contact any of the dancers / Barbara 0879100201 / Michael 0872366173 or any committee member. Check out the The Downs GAA Club Strictly Come Dancing Facebook page for more details. A night not to be missed and front row seats recommended !

 Ticket update: Based on sales to date, it is anticipated that the show will sell out in advance and that tickets may not be available on the night so please get yours now to avoid disappointment.

Lotto Results 09/11/15

Jackpot : €14,000
Numbers drawn: 7, 15, 27, 28

Result: No jackpot winner

2 x €100 winners: Kathleen Newman, Mary Nolan.

Next week's draw will take place in the clubhouse with a jackpot of €14,000.


League Division 3           Ballymore 2.06                         The Downs  2.06

Team: ,Shane Nugent, Cian Carty, Mark Kelly, Sean Loughlin, Philip Doherty, Conor Coughlan, Eoin Moore, John Smith, Adam Loughlin, Ian Martin, James Conroy, Conor Murray, Shane Carroll,  Dean Egerton, Dylan Carroll, Sub s Brendan Flynn ,Barry Conroy, ,Kevin Bell, Andrew Dalton. .from committee rip tommy Timmons delvin ,Benny cribbin cloughan Michael Mullen castledaly.


The AGM is  on Thursday December 3rd  at 7.30

Masters football

Congrats to Joe Corroon, Mickey Dan Murtagh and team mates who were on the Westmeath over 40's team that defeated Monaghan in the All Ireland Plate Final played in Drumlish on Saturday last on a scoreline of 2-10, 1-10. We understand Joe was unbeatable at full back and Dan lorded it at midfield kicking 5 points.

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 upThe 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


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



We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Tommy Timmons Delvin,  Benny Cribbin Cloughan and  Michael Mullen Castledaly

The Downs Ladies Football

The Downs Minor Girls v Milltown
Division 1 Semi Final
1/2 time score Milltown 1-6 to The Downs 2-3
Full Time score Milltown 3-10 to The Downs 3-5
In what can only be called Monsoon conditions the Downs Minor girls bowed out at the semi final stage of this Division 1 County Championship in a keenly contested encounter against Milltown played in Ballynacargy GAA grounds. The Downs started brightly with some well taken scores, but all of the time Milltown kept us within reach. Given the amount of rain that fell overnight we were lucky that the match went ahead, and thst without having to deal with the torrential showers that were all too frequent during the match. It was a credit to all the girls playing that even in difficult conditions they were still able to show their skills. The 2nd half was again a tight affair and had one of two tight decision gone our way the last few minutes would have been even more nail-biting. Many of the Downs supporters that made the journey would acknowledge the courage and determination shown by our girls noting that that this Downs Minor team is very young with only 3 from our squad of 23 overage in '16. Squad on the day Ciara Faulkner, Any Dagg (capt), Amber Gilligan, Aoife Mullen, Emma Murtagh, Katie Heffernan, Niamh Rowan, Niamh Nolan, Laura Wynne, Meadbh Scally, Lucy Power, Rebecca Kelly, Sheila McGrath, Niamh Staunton, Britney McNamee, Shauna Conneely, Naoise O Donoghue, Karen Lynam, Serena Wynne, Roisin McDonagh, Olivia Glynn, Orla Murray & Ciara Wynne. Roll on 2016!


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.