THE DOWNS GAA NOTES Jan 23rd 2023
Underage Medal Presentation
The first of our medal presentations took place last Saturday January 21st in the clubhouse with our underage winners receiving their medals following their successes during the year. Our U16 and minor girls as well as our U15, U17 and U19 boys all received medals on the night with food provided for all attendees afterwards. Many thanks to the Senior Men’s players Mark Kelly, Luke Loughlin Ian Martin, Kevin O’Sullivan and Dean Clarke for presenting the medals and also to Senior manager Lar Wall for his presence on the night. Many thanks to all the coaches for their organisation of teams and their kind words for their players. It was wonderful to see so many underage boys and girls being rewarded for their achievements marking a very successful year for the club. A great might of celebration was had by all. Special mention to Underage Chairman Paddy Kenny for leading the preparations and to all the volunteers that helped on the night. Congratulations to all involved.
We extend our heartiest congratulations to senior player Trevor Fitzpatrick & Kathryn Smyth on the birth of their baby daughter Croía. Congratulations to all.
Strength & Conditioning Classes
Strength and conditioning classes continue with our GPO Jack Casey. Classes take place on Wednesdays for girls from 6.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m. and boys from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All welcome including all club coaches.
Senior Men’s Dinner Dance and Medal Presentation
After a very successful year on the playing field, it’s time to celebrate!! We are delighted to announce that we are having our dinner dance and medal presentation in The Bloomfield House Hotel on February 11th, so keep the date free!! Tickets will be available shortly!!
Our Club Calendar for 2023 is still available. We extend our gratitude to all our sponsors for their continued generosity and support in this venture. Calendars can be purchased for €3 each or €5 for two at the following locations: Mullingar Pewter, A&J Newsagents Coralstown, Daly’s Barbers Austin Friar’s Street, Mullingar and Egan’s Service Station Rathconnell while stocks last.
LGFA Valentines Run
Back by popular demand for 2023!!! The Downs Ladies LGFA are having a 5k & 10k run on February 19th. So dust off the runners and tracksuit bottoms and get training to take part and support the ladies club. Overall and category prizes on the day. Online registration will be opening soon. You can also register on the day from 10a.m.
Job Vacancy Updated Link
New Updated Link: https://jobsireland.ie/en-US/job-Details?id=2237602
The vacancy for the position of Caretaker/Groundsperson position at The Downs GAA Club is still available. Please see new updated link for information regarding same. This is a Community Employment Position with MSCO Ltd.
Gaelic for Mothers and Others
G4M&O will be back soon in The Parish Community Centre Mullingar at 8.15 p.m. Please contact Anne-Marie on 0874140184 for further information.
The Clubhouse bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays nights. All welcome.
Our Numbers Draw continues every Friday night at 8.30 p.m. All new members welcome.
Weekly Fundraising Draw
We will continue to live stream our Fundraising draw via our Facebook page for the foreseeable future. Tune in at 9-30 on each Monday night to catch the draw.
Those who now wish to support our Weekly Fundraising Draw can do so by any one of the following methods;
1.Add a discounted bundle to your Downs GAA club membership by clicking here.
2.Play online at our website www.thedownsgaa.com
3. Play online at ClubForce https://bit.ly/38QZj6W
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.
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.