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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 24/10/22

Armagh SFC Final

Cross V Granemore

 

 

The opening score of the final came in the second minute, a point for Granemore from a free converted. Cian replicated this a minute later followed by a point from play for Paul and Cian’s second point, the result of a free. Granemore got their second point and with ten minutes gone, we led by one. We had a number of missed opportunities but just as the clock struck the midway point of the first half, we went on a scoring spree, a super strike from Rian sailed over the bar, a further 1-2 followed in the space of five minutes, Rian (0-1) and Caolan (1-1), the goal coming as a result of a quick free kick from Rian to Caolan who struck it superbly into the back of the opposition’s net. The closing minutes of the half, we scored 0-3 to 0-2, Cian (0-2,1F) and Callum (M) to leave the score at half time;

Cross 1-9 Granemore 0-4

Seconds after Shane Murphy had thrown the ball in, Cian had a point added to the board to stretch our lead. Granemore then had their brightest spell of the match, four points without reply (1F) to narrow the gap to five and over twenty minutes to go. But this lead of five was to be short lived, the boys took control of the game, five points one after the other, Dara, Rian, Cian (0-2,1F) and  Ronan, some of these scores were the finest scores of the game and with the finishing line and Gerry Fegan in sight, we were in the driving seat. Granemore’s last scores were two points in quick succession but we finished the game in style, points from Fitzy, Cian, Chris and Rian were registered and as the final whistle blew, a sea of black and amber amassed onto the pitch.

Cross 1-19 Granemore 0-10

Well done lads on a super performance. Congratulations to the entire team and management, Stephen, Jim, Tony & Paul & back room team.

Cross: M Murray; T O’Callaghan, C Dillon, T Duffy; A Kernan, J Morgan, P Hughes (0-1), S Morris (C) R O’Neill (0-4, 1F), C Finnegan (1-1), C Cumiskey (0-1,M), D O’Callaghan (0-1),  C McConville (0-8,5F), J Clarke, R Fitzpatrick (0-2)

Subs: Chris Crowley (0-1) for Tony O’Callaghan (HT), Alan Farrelly for Caolan Dillon (40), Seanie McConville for Jamie Clarke (54), Orin McKeown for Tommy Og Duffy (54) Aidan Rushe for Aaron Kernan (60)

Thanks to match ball sponsor, Eamon Mackle

 

Captain, Stephen, lifts the Gerry Fegan Cup

 

 

Congratulations to man of the match, Cian. 

 

 

The homecoming was amazing, special memories made especially for our little Rangers, well done to all our fantastic supporters.

Thanks to Ray and the team at the Old Coach Inn for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality. Thanks to main sponsor, Hanratty Oils.

We will play Monaghan champions, Ballybay, on Saturday 5th November.

 

 

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 17/10/22

Good Luck

 

 

The entire club sends our best wishes and good luck to our senior team and management V Granemore, Armagh Senior Football Championship Final. The game will be played next Sunday in the Athletic Grounds at 4.15pm. The referee will be Shane Murphy. Tickets will be available to buy via the MyTicketApp early in the week.

Thanks to everyone who wished the boys good luck on our media board and to all our little Rangers who have been busy creating posters and writing/ reciting poems. I will continue to share these throughout the week.

It is time to paint the area black and amber. Flags on sale on Monday night at 7pm, back room. There will be a prize for the best decorated house and please forward photos of your black and amber decorations!

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 10/10/22

 

Armagh SFC SF

 

 

Cross V Maghery

All roads led to the Athletic Grounds on Friday night for our championship semi final game against Maghery. Conditions were very slippy following rain earlier in the day and this was evident not long after the ball was thrown in, a back pass to the Maghery goalie who lost his footing and the ball rolled into the net to give as an early lead and the game only seconds old. We dominated the first quarter, eight points without reply, six from play and two scores from a mark, Aaron, Stephen,  Caolan (2) Jamie (2) Ronan  & Rian.  Maghery’s opening score came in the eighteenth minute, a point from a free converted. As the minutes ticked down to the break, Rian slotted over a free and Maghery added two points to the board (1F) to leave the score at half time:

Cross 1-9  Maghery 0-3

We started the second half similar to how the game had commenced, scores registered quickly, three points from play, Jamie & Cian (2). Seconds later, the opposite end of the field, Ronan Lappin scored a goal for Maghery to reduce the deficit. Two points a piece for each team all from play, (Ronan & Cian) and as the game entered the last fifteen minutes, we led by nine. The last quarter, again, we were firmly in charge, Rian converted a free and a goal each for Ronan & Cian,  both super strikes, to a point for Maghery.

Cross 3-15  Maghery 1-6 

Well done lads and management on a super team performance.

Crossmaglen: M Murray; T O’Callaghan, C Dillon, T Duffy; A Kernan (0-1), J Morgan, P Hughes; S Morris (0-1), R Fitzpatrick (1-2); D O’Callaghan, C Cumiskey, C Finnegan (0-2); C McConville (1-3), J Clarke (0-3, 0-2 marks), R O’Neill (0-3, 0-2 frees)

Subs: Chris Crowley for Tony O’Callaghan (42), Seanie McConville for Caolan Finnegan (54), Odhran Kieran for Dara O’Callaghan (57), Orin McKeown for Aaron Kernan (60), Aidan Rushe for Jamie Clarke (60)

 

 

Thanks to our U7.5 team/mentors for sponsoring the match ball. Well done also to Caitlin Lenaghan, for a beautiful rendition of  Amhrán na bhFiann. We will play Granemore in the final on Sunday, 23rd October.

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 03/10/22

 

Field Rota Wk 03/10/22

 

 

Good Luck

Good luck to our Senior team & management V Maghery, Friday, Athletic Grounds, 7.30pm, referee, Kevin Faloon.

 

 

 

Well Done

Well done to our U19 team and management who had a good win against Tir na nÓg in the QF of the championship. The opposition opened the scoring in the opening minute but this was to be the only time they had the lead in the game. We settled quickly and  took charge of the game early on and this was the pattern for the entire game. We will play Madden in the SF, Sunday, 16th October, time & venue tbc. If you would like to sponsor the ball for this match, please get in touch.

 

 

 

Thomas McKenna- Statement issued by Crossmaglen Rangers CLG

Thomas McKenna – statement issued by Crossmaglen Rangers CLG

The thoughts of our Club and our community arvery much with the survivors/victims and families of sexual abuse as perpetrated by Mr. Mc Kenna, and we wish to respect their privacy and that of their familiesThe  GAA will continue to engage with the victims and provide support services at this time

Crossmaglen Rangers CLG will not issue any further statement pending the completion of the court proceedings.

All media queries relating to the court appearance today, 29th September 2022, of Mr. Thomas McKenna, a former treasurer and member of Crossmaglen Rangers CLG, should be directed to the GAA Director of Communications, Alan Milton, who may be contacted via [email protected]

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 26/09/22

Armagh SFC QF

 

 

Cross V Dromintee

All roads led to the Athletic Grounds on Sunday evening. A minute’s silence in memory of the late Pete McEntee was observed before the game. A six o’clock throw in meant the majority of the match was played under lights. Tony O’Hare was the man in charge of proceedings. A low scoring first half, just two scores  from each team., 0-2 for Cross, 1-1 for the opposition, their goal coming from play in the eighteenth minute. At half time, we trailed just by two even though we played most of the half with fourteen players after we were reduced to fourteen men early on in the game.

Cross 0-2 Dromintee 1-1

Tow points from Rian (1,F) levelled maters in the opening minutes of the seconds half. Dromintee edged in front as the game entered the last quarter. We then scored three points without reply, Cian, Rian (F) and Jamie and with the clock ticking down, we led by two. As the game entered injury time, Dromintee converted two frees one after the other to leave it all square at full time.

Cross 0-7 Dromintee 1-4

We were back to fifteen players for the period of extra time. We were quick off the mark as extra time commenced, a super score from Ronan in the opening minute sparked a scoring spree, five points without reply, Jamie, Rian (‘45), Chris, Fitzy and Stephen (F). Just before  the ref blew the whistle for half time, Ryan Hughes registered a point  for Dromintee;

Cross 0-14 Dromintee 1-5

The second half we dominated and our lead was never threatened, a point for Cian and a fantastic goal from the boot of Daniel Cumiskey were added to our tally to leave the score at full time of extra time;

Cross 1-15 Dromintee 1-5

Well done lads and management. We now play Maghery in the SF. CC will confirm fixtures on Monday.

Thanks to Paddy and Maire McKeown, PMK Accountacy for sponsoring their match ball.

 

 

Rangers Sponsor The Ball; U19 Championship 

The Donaldson family, Cloghue will sponsor the ball V Tir na nÓg, U19 Championship. The game will be played in Cross on Sunday, 2nd October, throw in is 2pm. Thanks Oliver, Bernie & family for your support.

Jack, Olivia & Lucy Donaldson present the ball to cousin, Harry Cumiskey.

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 19/09/22

Good Luck

Good luck to our U17 team, management, Tim, Alan and Rico,  who play Clann na Gael on Monday evening in the U17 Division 1 Championship Final. This is an all ticket game. Tickets for sale, MyTicketApp. Thanks to U17 sponsor, Mary & Naoise, Shorts Sports & Cycles. Match ball sponsored by Martin Hardware.

 

 

 

Good luck to our Senior team, management, Stephen, Jim, Tony & Paul, V Dromintee, SFC QF, Sunday 25th September, Athletic Grounds, 6pm. All ticket game!

 

Field Rota Wk 19/09/22