The Downs GAA

Founded 1893

Co. Westmeath

Club lotto results 14th September 2020 and weekly club notes

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Covid 19 update

Now that club activities have resumed we ask all players parents members and supports to adhere to the HSE, Government and GAA protocols and guideline.

Be CAREFUL be SAFE! Covid 19 is still with us!

Please note

The above activity is only permitted on the understanding that all participants, coaches, parents etc., have to have completed the eLearning course, see link, (https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/ ) and all participants must adhere to the control measures in place.

Bingothe club bar and Gym remain closed.We ask all club members and people in our community to observe the Government and HSE and GAA protocols and STAY SAFE.

Contact Tracing

All players, mentors and back up teams must complete the Health Questionnaire prior to all training and games. This applies to all teams at Adult and Juvenile level. Parents should complete the form (online App) on behalf of their children.

It is important to remember that this return to activity is as a result of people acting responsibly and we cannot stress enough the importance the need to continue with this and encourage everyone to take their own measures such as having their own sanitizer, and exercising caution and respect for others at all times.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Membership

You can registervia anyone of our Committee or online at www.thedownsgaa.com.

We encourage people to use online where possible during the health crisis.

Results

SFC Semi Final -The Downs 0-11 St. Lomans 0 -13.

In a game where we led for fifty seven minutes we were unable to hold out when reduced to fourteen men with ten minutes to go.

Well done to the team and management for the efforts.

(See match report elsewhere in this paper.)

JFC Semi Final The Downs 1-10Tubberclare 1-13

Our championship run came to an end on Saturday evening last when we had to give way to a marginally better Tubberclare side.

The Downs played against a stiff breeze in the first half and were unlucky not have been much closer at the break after failing to convert two good goal opportunities. However we trailed by five points at the break on a score line of 0 4 to 1-7.

The Downs fell further behind early in the second half when Tubberclare added four unanswered points to lead by nine points after thirty six minutes. The Downs rallied at this stage and added 1-5 to reduce the margin to two points by the fifty second minute. The game was in the melting pot at this stage but try as they might The Downs couldn’t get that elusive score to take the lead and it was Tubberclare who finished the scoring with a point on sixty two minutes to run out deserving winners on a score line of 1-13 to 1-10.

Well done to oursquad and mentorsfor their efforts during the year and a special word of thanks to our medic Trudy Rowan for her assistance at all our games.

Team

Kevin McGuire, Liam Faulkner, Niall Nolan, Trevor Fitzpatrick, Cian McCourt, Oisin Murphy, Eanna Burke, Dean Clarke, James Drumm, Donal Coughlan, Liam Moran, Oisin Raleigh, Jack Carroll (Capt.), Shane Carroll, Shane Power.

Subs Used; Stephen Wynne, Ben Harte, Dean Egerton, Danny McDermott, Cian Carty.

The Downs JFC Semi Final Panel

Back L to R; Dean Clarke, Oisin Raleigh, Niall Nolan, Trevor Fitzpatrick, Jacl Carroll (Capt.), Kevin McGuire, James Drumm, Dean Egerton,Kevin Bell, Danny McDermott, Donal Doherty, Keith Carroll,Ben Harte, Stephen Colgan.

Front L to R; Matthew Cunningham, Shane Power, Donal Coughlan, Liam Faulkner, Shane Caroll, OisinMurphy,Liam Moran, Cian McCourt, EannaBurke,John Smyth, Cian Carty, Adam Connelly, Shane Murtagh, Sean Power.

Underage

Results

U/17 ChampionshipSemi –Final-The Downs4-20, St. Marys/Milltownpass 0 -5.

On Sunday morning last The Downs hosted St. Marys/Milltownpass in a sun drenched Kevin Molloy Park, in the semi- final of the championship.

The Downs played into the wind in the first half and were under pressure in the early exchanges when the amalgamation side scored a nicely taken point within a minute. The Downs settled into their rhythm but were wide of the mark in their early attempts. They eventually found their range in the tenth minute with a well taken point which was quickly followed by a goal and a point. The Downs were awarded a penalty in the thirteenth minute of the half which Alan Colgan duly dispatched to the net to bring his goal tally to two. St. Marys/,Milltownpass replied with a point. The Downs were playing well at this stage and added three points to lead at the break on a scoreline of 2-5 to 0 -2.

On the resumption and with wind advantageThe Downs continued to dominate and added another goal after five minutes. The Downs continuedto tack on points and added another goal in injury time to run out winners on a score line of 4-20to 0-5.

We now play Tubberclare in the final, time and date to be confirmed.

Team and subs;

Andrew Moran, Luke Duncan,Sam Caslin, Jack Wallace, Scott Murtagh , Josh Murtagh,Ray Phelan, ,OisinLoughlin,Riann Holding,Dan O’Connor Mickey Moffat,Brian Gaffney, Andrew Moran, Alan Colgan, Tadgh Nolan

Subs used;

Lorcan Mullen, Con Davitt, Colin Burke, Adam O’Rourke, Darragh Lynch

Nursery,

Thanks to Mullingar Shamrocks for bringing their Under 5’s and under 7’s to The Downs on Saturday morning. It was great to see so many young kids enjoy themselves in what was very well organised event. Thanks to all involved. Also thanks to Ballycomoyle for bringing their under 9 and under 11 teams to the Downs on Saturday last. Two very enjoyable games took place. Well done to all involved.

Coaching

Our underage coaching for boy and girls from Under 5 to Under 11 continues on Friday evenings from 6-30 to 7-30. Coaching for all other grades continues during the week.

A reminder to parents to ensure that they have the eLearning course completed and also to complete the Health Questionnaire in advance of each training session and games. This can be done via an online App. If you have any difficulties please contact your child’s coach

You can still register online at www.thedownsgaa.com.

Club Lotto

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

Lotto Results 14/09/20- jackpot €2000

Numbers drawn: 2, 16, 19, 21.

Result: no jackpot winner.

2 x €100 winners: Deirdre Cotter, Mona Duncan.

Next week’s jackpot will be €2,200.

Those who now wish to play our lotto can do so by any one of the following methods;

1. Play online at our website www.thedownsgaa.com

2. Play on the App ClubZap The Downs GAA.

3. Contact your regular lotto collector for your area or any Committee member who will enter your numbers on to our “Perma Book” which is retained at the club.

4. Send a cheque for €100 to club secretary Tommy Kelly, Coralstown, Mullingar (one year’s subscription).

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

Club Shop.

Due to current restrictions the shop will remain closed. However club gear will be on sale at the entrance to the clubhouse on Friday evenings from 6-30 to 7-45. This will be a limited service and we ask for your cooperation and patience during these restrictions.

It would be helpful if that those requiring club gear could contact Carmel on 0879496347 and place their orders in advance, for collection on Friday evenings.

The club gear catalogue can be viewed on the club website at www.thedownsgaa.com

.The Downs Ladies GFC

U/16 Championship Final

All roads lead to Ballycomoyle on Saturday next the 19th of Sept. when we take on the host team in the final. Best of luck to these young ladies and their mentors.

Coaching

Adult &U/16 training Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-00 to 8-00.

Club messaging service

The club has made changes to its messaging service. The Teamer messaging system that you have been familiar with has been discontinued.

You will now, only be able receive club messages via a new APP called ‘ClubZap’. You will need a smartphone to access this App Go to the App Store download the App and follow the simple instructions to register.

Bingo

Suspended until further notice

Keep Fit Classes for Ladies and Gents

Suspended until further notice.

Keep up to date with club activities

There are lots of ways to keep up to date with our activities. Our award-winning website can be viewed at www.thedownsgaa.com where you can sign up to receive our weekly newsletter by email. Also check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. See details of our new messaging App above.

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