THE DOWNS GAA NOTES
Our online bingo continues to grow in popularity with new players joining us each week. This week we welcomed a very able substitute for our regular presenter Sharon Faulkner. We thank Paddy Doherty for his expert delivery and we would like to extend best wishes and a speedy recovery to Sharon. We hope to see her back in action very soon. Congratulations to all our winners particularly our Big Game 5 Jackpot winner Sandra Walsh and indeed to all 20 of our prize winners this week. Bingo continues this Friday April 23rd at 8.30 pm with a minimum of 18 winners. Lots of fun and great prizes to be won again with a guaranteed total prize-fund of €1700 – Jackpot for this week of €600. A LIMITED number of books will be available for sale at the club grounds on Thursday evenings from 7-7.45p.m. This service is to facilitate anyone with internet/printing difficulties and we would ask people already downloading online to continue doing so. Please contact 087-2039800 for queries. First come first served!! Online purchasing continues at www.thedownsgaa.com. Just click on the Bingo link and you will be re-directed to book sales. All you need to do then is screen shot or print your books and log in via Zoom at 8.30 on Friday nights Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instragram pages for weekly competitions for books etc. Can anyone that won a prize please contact the organisers on firstname.lastname@example.org if they haven’t already done so. Any further queries regarding online Bingo should be sent to above address.
With our impending return to the field on April 26th we encourage all our members to complete their membership for the coming year. Membership for 2021 for both The Downs GAA Club and the LGFA is now just at the click of a button. All you have to do is visit our website www.thedownsgaa.com and click membership. You will then be re-directed to our brand new Clubforce account which has all our membership details and links. If you are a prospective member and interested in joining The Downs GAA club or maybe you are new to the area, why not have a look at our Registration video on our youtube channel Na Dúnta GAA Club and see what is available for you and your family here at The Downs GAA Club. You can also visit our Facebook Page for information. New members are always welcome!!
Saturday May 1st – a date for the diaries for anyone that would like to recycle or discard of old scrap METAL material. A skip will be situated on the club grounds for your convenience but don’t worry if you can’t drop it to us we can arrange collection. Please contact Sean Carroll 0876507659 if you need your scrap metal collected on the date or if you have any queries regarding items acceptable/unacceptable. All proceeds will be donated to The Downs GAA club so thank you in advance.
Return to Play
We are gathering speed in our preparations for our return to the playing fields for our underage coaching from April 26th. Dates and times of exact training sessions will be decided on this week. Communication will be made via your child’s coach. Keep an eye on our social media pages for further information.
Club gear will be available for sale in an outdoor capacity on Friday 30th April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Some sale items will be available as well as other more recent club gear. You can view our brochure online www.thedownsgaa.com. For further enquiries please contact Carmel on 0879496347.
The Downs GAA club extends its sincere sympathy to the Hannify family Bishopstown, Moate and the Westmeath Scór community on the recent passing of Johnny Hannify. We offer our condolences at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Online coaching for all age groups is now complete. We are looking forward to getting back on the pitch in the coming weeks. We again thank all our coaches/participants for their co-operation with this initiative.
Westmeath Coaching and Games
Westmeath GAA continue with their online coaching sessions. These are available for any boys/girls interested on Fridays U8-U11 @ 6.30 p.m and Saturdays U5-U7 @10 am. They are also running strength and conditioning classes for u13-u17 boys and girls. See Westmeath Coaching and Games for further details.
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.
Lotto Results 19/04/21 Jackpot €6,300
Numbers Drawn 1, 6, 16, 17
No Jackpot winner.
3 x €50 Lucky Dip Winners: Sean Buckley, Conor Nugent, David Lynam (online)
Next week’s jackpot is €6,400
Those who now wish to play our lotto can do so by any one of the following methods;
Play online at our website www.thedownsgaa.com
Play online at ClubForce https://bit.ly/38QZj6W
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.
Form a membership bundle with one or two lines of lotto for 52 draws and avail of some exclusive 2021 online club membership discounts.
Send a cheque for €100 to club secretary Tommy Kelly, Coralstown, Mullingar (one year’s subscription).
Or scan here:
Thanks to our supporters for their loyal commitment to our Lotto and to those new players who have signed up online and in hard copy
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, YouTube and Instagram.