THE DOWNS GAA NOTES March 6th 2023
Men’s Round 3 League Results
On Saturday afternoon the Division 3 team were away to Mullingar Shamrocks. Despite their best efforts the lads finished on the wrong side of a 0-13 0-9 score-line. Hard luck to all.
On Sunday morning the Division 1 side travelled to Tyrellspass to contest the third round of the League in a very entertaining game of football. The Downs got off to a flying start scoring four goals in the first half. Tyrellspass rallied in the second half with two goals of their own coupled with a sending off for The Downs meant that only 2 points separated the two sides in the dying moments of the game. The Downs dug deep to maintain the two-point lead to end on a score-line of 4-05 to 2-09 at the final whistle.
There is a break in fixtures now for two weeks.
Registration for 2023 is now live. All registration can be paid with the click of a button. All you have to do is visit our website www.thedownsgaa.com and click membership.
If you are a prospective member or new to the area and are interested in joining The Downs GAA club, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our Facebook Page for further information.
Underage Training Resumed
Underage training resumed last Saturday March 4th for all age-groups from nursery up to U12’s for boys and girls. Molloy Park was a hub of excitement for all our underage stars. It is great to be back in action for the 2023 season. Thanks to Laurie and Marie who were on duty in the cuppa hut providing refreshments for everyone in the grounds. Please note training will be on Saturdays for the month of March and will revert to Friday evenings in April.
Many thanks to all our underage coaches who were busy getting prepared for the new season this week with a Turas Player Pathway information night delivered by our GPO Jack Casey. A very informative and well attended event for the club.
Club gear can be purchased from Carmel during underage training in the Club Shop. We have a range of new items so why not come down and have a look!!
Na Dúnta Coaches that attended the Turas Player Pathway Course ran by GPO Jack Casey
We've some exciting news about our online solution provider at Na Dúnta. In the next days we will move our services to new online club service provider, ClubZap. We will do our utmost to ensure your transition to ClubZap is as smooth as possible but would ask for your continued support and patience as we make this significant change. The ClubZap Mobile Phone App, our Website (www.thedownsgaa.com; www.naduntagaa.com) and social media channels (Facebook & Twitter) will become our primary sources for sharing club information with you. You can expect the following notifications via the ClubZap Mobile Phone App:
· Lotto Draw notifications & results
· Match fixtures & Results
· News (weekly Newsletter)
· Team & Club communications
What do we ask you to do? If you haven’t already, please download the ClubZap application to your smart phone with notifications enabled.
Two easy ways to get the ClubZap App:
- You can download the app directly from your App\Play Store and add The Downs GAA as your club.
- Use the following link on your phone: https://clubzap.page.link/imnhaGexit8i32S37
Our 2022 members will receive a 2023 membership renewal notification by email in the coming days. Access to membership can also be found here: https://naduntagaa.clubzap.com/pages/membership Plus access our lotto fundraising here: https://naduntagaa.clubzap.com/categories/lotto/products. We look forward to our next chapter in Online Club Communications.
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 are back in action with Yoga from 8 to 9p.m. every Wednesday. Please contact Anne-Marie on 0874140184 for further information.
Bingo continues every Friday night at 8.30 p.m. All new members welcome.
The Clubhouse bar is open on Fridays and Saturdays nights.
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 www.thedownsgaa.com
3. Play online at Clubzapp http://bit.ly/3ItlksQ
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.