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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 01/07/19

Armagh U16.5 Championship QF
Cross V Killeavy
Thursday evening our U16.5 squad faced Killeavy in the quarter final of the Armagh Championship.
Our boys were quick off the block, three  points one after the other in the opening minutes to give us an early lead.
Killeavy scored two points  in quick succession to narrow the the gap to one.
A Pearse Blessing point as the first quarter drew to a close extended our lead to two.
Both sides had missed opportunities before James Teelan was pulled down and a penalty was awarded. James shot was saved but the ball rebounded and Ronan Fitzpatrick booted in into the net to give us our first goal of the night.
We took control of the game scoring a further 1-6 (James Teelan, goal scorer) and with minutes remaining until the break we had a strong lead.
A Killeavy point was added onto the scoreboard to leave the score at halftime.
Cross 2-10 Killeavy 0-4

Killeavy started the half strong, three points without reply to reduce the huge deficit.
Both sides exchanged points as the game entered the last quarter.
Killeavy converted a free before our third goal of the match, a fantastic run by Bernard Cassidy down the middle who offloaded the ball to James Teelan who hit a superb shot into the roof of the Killeavy net.
The final ten minute of the game saw us score a further 3-1 (James Teelan, 2-0, 1P & Caloan Finnegan 1-0)
A Killeavy point as the game entered injury time brought the scoring to a close.
It was a fantastic all round  team performance.
Well done to the entire squad and management.
Cross 6-12 Killeavy 0-09


Huge congratulations to our U10 team and mentors, Shane Murphy, David Donaldson, Kevin Hughes and Anthony Donaldson who swept the boards at the recent Annacalone blitz winning both the Cup and Shield. A fantastic performance, we are so proud of you and many thanks to all at Annaclone for the invite, warm welcome and hospitality.
Armagh SFL (A) Rd 11
Cross V Silverbridge 
On Friday evening we played hosts to neighbours, Silverbridge Harps in the Armagh Senior football league.
Silverbridge settled quickly, scoring 1-3 before we scored a point in the twelfth minute to get us off the mark. This was to be the pattern of the game where we were always playing catch up.
Silverbridge reinforced their lead with two points in as many minutes.
As the half entered the last ten minutes, some super scores from both teams resulted in three points a piece.
A Seanie McConville point was to be the last score of the half.
Cross 0-5  Silverbridge 1-8
Silverbridge started the second half the same way they started the game,  those first minutes of the second period saw the away side score 1-2 to extend their already strong lead. Points for Aaron and Seanie were quickly followed by Silverbridge’s third goal and two points to add to their tally. Both sides traded points before the final whistle blew to leave the score at full time;
Cross 0-08 Silverbridge Harps  3-13
Hard luck lads/management
Golf Classic 
Final preparations are being put in place for our annual golf Classic which will take place this Thursday and Friday in the prestigious Concra Wood Golf Course , Castleblayney.
Once again our sponsors will be Killycard Developments and Hanratty Oils. Many thanks to Eugene and the Hanratty family for your generous sponsorship and support for our golf Classic and the club.
We will welcome teams  from across Ireland and abroad who are participating in the classic and many well known faces from the world of Gaelic Games.
It promises to be two great days of golf and craic!
We look forward to welcoming the teams on Thursday and Friday and we wish all those travelling a safe journey.
Sponsor A Ball

Young Phil Duffy, Lough Egish will sponsor the ball for our Senior league fixture against Ballymacnab  on Thursday evening. Many thanks to Phil and his Mum, Bridie for your sponsorship and ongoing support for Crossmaglen Rangers.


U18.5 Div 1 Playoff QF
Cross V Madden, 7.15pm
U10.5 (A) Rd 11
Dromintee V Cross, Dromintee
U16.5 Div 1 League Rd 7
Cross V Carrickcruppen, 7.15pm
SFL (A), Rd 12
Cross V Ballymacnab, Cross, 8.00pm
U12.5 (C) Rd 11
Killeavy V Cross, Killeavy, 4.00pm
IFL (B) Rd 12
Cross V Grange, Cross, 1.30pm
Crossmaglen  Rangers Summer Camp: In Association With Eugene Duffy Construction 
We are both delighted and thankful that once again our Summer Camp will be sponsored by Eugene Duffy construction. Thanks very much to Gene, Paul and the Duffy family for your sponsorship and support.
The camp will be led by Tony Brady and Tony McEntee and is open to all children in our club and neighbouring clubs in the Parish.
The camp will run from; 
U6 – 10am-12pm
U8-U14 – 10am-2.00pm
Price: £22/€25 per child. Family Rates Available.
Please Note: U6 children must be accompanied by a Parent /Guardian .
There will be a registration evening before the camp commences, date and time to be confirmed.
We look forward to welcoming all the boys and girls.

Cross Ladies Football Notes:

Hard luck to Armagh in the Ulster Final. The work and commitment it takes to get to an Ulster Final cannot be ignored. We know that Armagh have a lot of young players coming through the ranks, so no doubt they will be back and lifting that cup in Clones in the distant future.

Games & Training Info:

There are no senior games fixed for this week but their will be training on Thursday Evening.

U16.5 are playing Pearse Ogs on Monday Night, this is an away fixture. , it is essential that all available players turn up. We are into Gaeltacht and holiday season, so everybody is needed to field a team.

Well done to our U12.5 squad who had a convincing win against Cullyhanna. Training continues on Monday evening for all players at 6pm on the council field.


There are still some outstanding memberships for this season. Can all players ensure they are paid up as soon as possible? Membership can be given to any team manager.

Legends Of The Game 
Every summer the GAA Museum hosts these unique tours which see some of the biggest names in GAA history relive their memories and give fans a unique chance to experience the stadium from a player’s perspective.
We are delighted and honoured that our very own Joe and Aaron Kernan will host a tour on Saturday 31st August at 2pm, the day before the All Ireland Final.
Our U10 squad and mentors are travelling to Croke Park on Saturday 31st to be given a tour by the two legends.
If there is enough interest, I too will  run a bus to Croke Park that day.
 It will a super afternoon where we have the unique opportunity to be given a legends tour of Croke Park by Joe and Aaron.
Anyone interested in going please contact me. I will have more details in the coming weeks.
Irish Classes
Irish classes have concluded for the year and again were hugely successful.
Huge praise for our Irish Cultural Officer, Johanne Donnelly who organised the classes and is dedicated to promoting the Irish language and culture in our community.
Thanks to Niamh Burns for teaching the classes and to Micheal Madine for the use of St Patrick’s Primary School.
Congratulations and well done to Micheal Hughes who received his cupla focail badge
Congratulations also to  Noeleen Boyle and Eamonn McMahon who received their silver fainne.
Gaeltacht Scholarships
On Wednesday evening, young club members who will travel to Gaeltachts in Donegal in the coming weeks received a scholarship from the club. Chairman Eugene and Johanne presented the children with their scholarship and wished them a safe and enjoyable time in Donegal.
Gaeltacht Scholarship Recipients 
Sienna McSkane, Caoimhe Dooley, Kellie Shields, Shea Larkin,
Eva Cassidy, Grace Fitzpatrick, Pearse Hanratty, Aodhan Donnelly Eabha Moley, Orlaith Donnelly, Caitlin Lenaghan, Claragh Lenaghan, Rionagh  Lenaghan, Malachy McCabe, Brendan McCabe, Lucy Jo Clarke,  Lucy Duffy, Hannah McConville, Laura McConville, Aaron King and Emily King
Adh mor agus bainigi sult as!
Pic Below; Some of our Gaeltacht Recipients 
Executive Meeting
Executive meeting, Tuesday 2nd July @9pm
Field Sign
Many thanks to Micheal Gilsenan, Lee Opticians for sponsoring a field sign in St Oliver Plunkett Park.
On Tuesday, Mícheál along with his Son, Jack and Jennifer Meehan visited the club and had their photo taken at their sign. Sponsoring a sign is a super way of promoting your business as well as supporting the club.
A field sign costs £400 for five years (We will provide the sign).
Please contact Joe Kernan or any committee member for more details.
Chairman Eugene & Joe with Jennifer, Micheal and Jack from Lee Opticians pictured beside their sign in St  Oliver Plunkett Park.
Club Lotto
Draw; 30/06/19
Numbers Drawn; 2  9  11  29 

6 Matched 3 winners;

Donnacha Hughes

Paul McShane

Johanne Donnelly

Ann Harland

Sean Farrelly

Benny McShane

Jackpot; £1300/€2300
Next Draw; 07/07/19
Mrs Geraldine Donnelly, Urker
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers club are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Geraldine, a loyal supporter, member and avid follower of Crossmaglen Rangers.
We send our deepest condolences to Geraldine’s Husband, Sean, Daughters Sandra & Karen, Son Niall, Daughter in law, Sons in law , Grandchildren and the extended Donnelly family at this difficult time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
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