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Club notes for week commencing Monday 20th September

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results
Date: 20th September 2010
Jackpot: €4200
Numbers: 16, 17, 20, 23
Jackpot: No Winner
€100 Winners: David Cooney, Sarah & Kevin McGuire
 
Online  Lotto
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You can also register online to receive our free weekly email which includes lotto results and club notes.
Please spread the word to Na Dunta Gaels around the country and the world, encourage them to play lotto online.
 
Underage Training
Underage training ( for under 12s and younger)  changes to Saturday @ 5pm on 25th  September  and October 2nd which is the final training day of the year for this age group.
 
500 Draw
The third of this years 500 draw is on Saturday night at 10.30
                                               
Results
 
Under 10s
On Saturday morning last, we hosted the Mullingar Area League Under 10 Blitz supported by Mullingar Credit Union. It was a terrific sight to see over 120 young footballers in action simultaneously throughout Kevin Molloy Park. Thanks to those from the club who assisted in getting the facilities ready and helped out during the morning including Anthony, Steven, Luke, Dave, Peter, Aiden, Ger and Paddy. Proceedings were opened by young Tom Tuite who gave a faultless rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann – go raibh maith agat Tomás. Plaques were presented afterwards to all participants by Westmeath players John Smyth and Martin Flanagan – a big thanks to both for attending. Special thanks must also go to our 6 referees who performed admirably throughout despite the incessant rain - Niamh, Jody, Kevin, Shane, Dave and Dean.
Finally, well done to all the players who gave an exhibition of footballing skills in very difficult conditions.
Training for the under 10s this weekend takes place on Saturday at 5pm instead of Friday.
The following week on Saturday 2nd October the under 10’s will complete their season with The Pat Walsh Memorial Cup Tournament in The Downs. Participating clubs are St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh from Dublin and Meath side Clan na Gael from Athboy. Details to be confirmed next week.
 
Club Shop
We are delighted to announce the opening of a club shop for merchandise. The shop is open every Friday from 7pm to 8pm. New items available include polo shirts, windcheaters, tee shirts, gloves, togs, socks  and baseball caps. The shop is located upstairs in the clubhouse.
 
Bingo
Bingo  continues every Friday at 8.30, come along and bring a friend for an enjoyable nights entertainment.
 
All-Ireland Tickets Draw
Winner of the All-Ireland tickets – Beth McGuire. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw.
 
Tables
Anyone who borrowed tables please contact Peter Shanley 0872234739/Aiden McGuire 0862532327/Catriona Brennan 0857192811 to organise their return.
 
Best Wishes
We send get well wishes to John Daly and a speedy recovery to Aodhan Boyhan
Our best wishes to Caroline Brennan and Tommy Coyne who celebrate their wedding in the clubhouse on Friday.
 
Web Site
The Web site is in service and is updated regularly www.naduntagaa.com
Photographs of the new stand can be viewed on www.flickr.com/photos/thedownsgaa
 
Ladies Football
 
Under 12 County Final           The Downs 5:6 Garrycastle 4:0
On Saturday in terrible condition for football in Kinnegad the under 12 girls secured the county title. The Downs got off to a dream start and had 3 goals on the scoreboard before Garrycastle replied, by halftime Garrycastle had reduced the lead to 0:5. Garrycastle registered a goal soon after the restart but The Downs were able to reply with some excellent points to maintain their advantage  and build on their lead to emerge deserved winners.  The Sharon Smyth memorial cup was presented to the team captains Emma and Niamh by Geraldine Giles to the applause of the large support from The Downs who attended despite the poor conditions.
The win was a deserved reward for all the hard work the players put in throughout the year and for their willingness to constantly improve their skills. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the food in the clubhouse afterwards it was greatly appreciated to get the tea and hot food after the cold and rain. We also thank the parents who attended the games in large numbers throughout the year, provided transport and were always willing to help out. Team
Grace Raleigh, Shauna Connelly, Naoise O’Donoghue, ,Roisin McDonagh, Roisin Rose, Amber Gilgan, Anna Murtagh, Emma Murtagh, Amy Dagg, Niamh Rowan, Niamh Nolan, Megan Kellaghan, Serena Wynn, Orla Gavin, Aoife Kearney, Siobhan Kearney, , Karen Lynam, Ciara Rattigan, Nicole Keogh, Sheena Dowdall, Lynsey Duncan, Niamh Moore, Chloe Gavigan, Natalie Ward, Laura Murtagh, Lauren Flatherty, Naomi Carroll, Emily O’Rourke. Tara Kellegher, Aoife Carley, Lydia O’Connor.
 
Under 10s/8s
The under 10s and 8s had an enjoyable challenge against Rochfordbridge on Wednesday evening well done to the players on the standard of the game and to Ciara who organised the evening.
 
Under 14 final
The Under 14s play their final on Saturday.
 
Ladies All-Ireland Football Finals
The club are bringing a group of young players to the All-Ireland on Sunday. Please ensure all permission forms and money are returned. Parents please ensure the girls are dressed for the weather - rainproof and warm clothing and bring enough lunch for a long day.
 

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