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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 19/08/19

Armagh SFC Group 1 Rd 1

Clann Éireann V Cross

All roads led to Lurgan on Saturday night for our opening match in the Armagh Senior Championship. A bright but very blustery Clan Éireann was the setting and it was the home side who played with the wind in the first half.
The first fifteen minutes were a very even affair, four points a piece for each team, Aaron Kernan (2,1f) Stephen Morris and Colin O’Connor our scorers.
Clan Éireann slotted over a point to put them in front for the first time in the match but this was to be short lived, we went on a scoring spree registering five points without response, Aaron (3,2F), Cian (F) and Johnny Hanratty. Clann Éireann scored a point before the opening goal of the game came, a super pass from Oisin O’Neill to Mel Boyce who hit the ball superbly into the Clann Éireann net to reinforce our already strong lead.
Half time; Clann Éireann 0-06 Cross 1-09

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 12/08/19




Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 05/08/19


Armagh SFL Rd 14
Killeavy V Cross 

Our last game in the Armagh Senior football league saw us travel to killeavy on Sunday afternoon.
We were quick off the blocks, four points one after the other in the opening five minutes to give us an early lead.
Rían slotted over two points before he scored the opening goal of the match to put us firmly in the driving seat.
Killeavy got their opening score as the first quarter was drawing to a close, two more points from the home sided followed before we did the same the opposite end of the field, three points in as many minutes. Both sides traded points and as the minutes ticked down on the clock to the break, we went on another scoring spree, 1-3 registered on the scoreboard, the goal thanks to Aaron Kernan who fisted the ball into the oppositions net to leave the score at the midway point;
Killeavy 0-04 Cross 2-13

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 29/07/19






Armagh SFL Rd 13

Cullyhanna V Cross
Wednesday night our Seniors travelled to Cullyhanna for their fixture in the Armagh senior league.
Jim Slevin was the man in the middle. A warm sunny evening left conditions ideal for football.
Mel Boyce opened the scoring in the first minute with a super point to get us off the mark.
Less than a minute later, high drama ensued the referee noticed a foul committed and as a result, Cullyhanna were awarded a penalty which they struck well to give them an early lead in the opening minutes.
The flowing minutes of the game saw a period where both sides had a number of missed opportunities. Two points from Cian (1,F) and one from Rían and with fifteen gone on the clock we had regained the lead for only a short period of time, a long range point from Cullyhanna equalised the match.
Rían stepped up to take a free along the sideline which sailed over the bar in what was to be the score of the match.
We finished the half strong, four points without reply, Clan (2), Rían  and Oisin to give us a comfortable lead. Cullyhanna scored a point as the game entered injury time to leave the score at the break;
Cullyhanna 1-02 Cross 0-09

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 22/07/19



Armagh Minor League Final
Killeavy V Cross 
The Armagh league final was played in Killeavy on Monday night after a toss of a coin decided who would have home advantage.
The opening minutes of the contest saw both sides registering a point, the home sides score coming from a free converted, ours coming thanks to Caolan Dooley.
With only five gone on the clock, we were unfortunate to concede a goal, Referee Damian Shields consulted the umpires after there was a scramble on our goalmouth and after consultation, Killeavy were awarded a goal which give them an early lead.
Two points for Oisin Doyle (1,F) and one for Kileaavy left the margin two as the game entered the second quarter.
Tony O’Callagan got his name on the scoresheet, a super strike from  a ‘45 which was followed by an Odhran Kieran point to level matters as the game entered the final minutes of the half.
Killeavy finished the half on a scoring spree, four points without reply to leave the score at the break;
Killeavy 1-06 Cross 0-05

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 15/07/19



Armagh U18.5 Division 1 SF
Cross V Clan na Gael
Lurgan side Clan na Gael travelled to St Oliver Plunkett Park on Monday night for the semi final of the minor league.
Killeavy and Silverbridge were contesting the other semi final.
Clans opened the scoring of the match, two points in as many minutes (1,F) to give them an early lead.
It took our boys a wee bit longer to settle, a Patsy Finnegan point was quickly followed by points from Caolan Dooley and Oisin Doyle to edge us in front.
Odhran Kieran slotted over point before high drama ensued, Stephen Morgan pulled off a super save, the ball rebounded and hit the post, Clans shot for goal again , Stephen saved, the ball rolled out and the Clans full forward managed to get his boot to the ball and land it in our net to put them in the lead once more with fifteen gone on the clock.
The next few minutes saw some super scores from both teams each registering three points a piece,  Dara O’Callaghan (0,2) and Orin  McKeown(1) our scorers.
The final minutes of the half saw us have a number of missed opportunities. Clan na Gael slotted over a point to stretch their lead to two but Patsy Finnegan scored a point just before the half time whistle to leave just one separating the sides at the break.
Cross 0-08 Clan na Gael 1-06