The Downs GAA

Founded 1893

Co. Westmeath

1st of April 2024 The Downs GAA Club Notes & Lotto

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Round 5 ACFL Fixtures 2024

Thursday April 4th: Division 4 The Downs V Milltownpass (Away) 7 p.m.

Saturday April 6th: Division 1 The Downs V Shandonagh (Home) 6pm

Sunday: Division 5 The Downs V Castledaly (Home) 11.30 a.m.

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The story of the week is none other than Westmeath’s impressive win in the Division 3 National League final against Down in Croke Park last Easter Saturday night. Two superbly taken goals from our very own Johnathan Lynam set Westmeath on their way to success with one of the goals assisted by another of our clubmen Luke Loughlin. We are delighted to be so well represented on the panel by no less than seven Downs men: Johnathan Lynam, Luke Loughlin, Charlie Drumm, Kevin O’Sullivan, Ciarán Nolan, Trevor Martin and Kitman Paddy Walsh. Congratulations to the lads and indeed the whole Westmeath team and management on a superb achievement. This win will no doubt boost confidence in their opening tie against Wicklow in the Leinster Championship next weekend.

Johnathan Lynam Johnathan Lynam’s week couldn’t have gotten any better having been named on the Sigerson Cup team of the year earlier in the week for his performances in the Sigerson competition for UCD throughout the year. He backed it up with two excellent goals in Croke Park showcasing his talent. Congratulations Johnathan. The Downs GAA Club are extremely proud.

Underage Results

Our under 12’s opened their League campaign against Athlone at home on Good Friday. A great start for Ciarán McCormacks troops. Well done to all.

LGFA Easter Bagpack

The Ladies’ committee were out in force over the weekend in Buckley’s Supervalu with many of our committee members, parents and players all lending a hand to this annual fundraiser. Many thanks to all our volunteers and to Eoin Kennedy for all his help in facilitating the event.

Young Referee

Congratulations to our young club member Grace Nic Domhnaill, one of Westmeath’s GAA new referees who was in action at our U12 game this week. Well done Grace.

Easter Camp

The Downs GAA and LGFA are proud to be running an Easter Camp for the second year running. You can now register for the 2-day camp on the following link: The camp will take place on 4th/5th April from 10 to 1 with lots of fun and games for all kids from Junior Infants to 6th class.


Online Registration: Registration for 2024 is now live. All registration can be paid with the click of a button. All you have to do is visit our website and click membership. The Downs Ladies registration can be paid via Foireann. Please click Ladies Football to access. Please do not hesitate to contact any committee member for further instruction.


The Downs GAA would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Lynn Alagr late of Sundays Well Road, Mullingar who recently passed away. Lynn is remembered fondly in The Downs GAA club with her introduction and creation of a Strength and conditioning program for the club’s underage setup which was run over the Winter/Spring of 2012/2013. No doubt Lynn’s expertise in this area was the catalyst for success in the years that followed. May she rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Underage Training

Training will return to the usual Friday nights 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. from April 6th. All new members welcome.


Na Dúnta G4M&O are back in action on March 20th and every Wednesday night thereafter. Anyone from the area looking for a bit of fun as well as a bit of exercise are all welcome. This programme has been a huge success for the club. Please contact Martha on 0871427400 for any further inquiries.


Bingo continues every Friday night at 8.30 p.m. All new members welcome.

Club Lotto

We will continue to live stream our Lotto draw via our Facebook page for the foreseeable future. Tune in at 9-30 on each Monday night to catch the draw.

1.Add a discounted bundle to your Downs GAA club membership by clicking here.
2.Play online at our website
3. Play online at Clubzapp
4. Contact your regular draw collector for your area or any Committee member who will enter
your numbers on to our Perma Book which is retained at the club.
5. Send a cheque for €100 to club secretary Tommy Kelly, Coralstown, Mullingar (one year’s
6. Or scan here:

Thanks to our supporters for their loyal commitment to our Fundraising Draw and to those new players who have signed up online and in hard copy.

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