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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 02/04/18


Crossmaglen Rangers Annual Golf Classic

On Tuesday night, we launched our annual Golf classic which will take place once again in the prestigious Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblayney on Friday 6th July.
We are delighted that for the second year running our sponsors will be Killycard Developments LTD & Hanratty Oils.
Eugene , a former player, current underage coach and loyal supporter, we sincerely thank you and the Hanratty family for your generous sponsorship and ongoing support for both our golf classic and the club.
For those who are attending the golf Classic and need accommodation, please contact The Cross Square Hotel, Tel.02830860505, Email [email protected] or Murtagh’s B&B, Tel. 02830861378







Membership/ Registration

Registration/Membership closes shortly.
Anyone who hasn’t registered won’t be eligible to participate in the upcoming season.
It is vital for the status of the club that our membership Is maintained and increased.
Please contact Peadar McCoy or any committee member to pay membership/ register.






Tuesday 3rd April

U14 Feile Semi Final
Cross V Armagh Harps @6.45pm in Cross.


Cross V Silverbridge; please be in Silverbridge for 6.30pm and don’t forget to bring a mouthgaurd.

Sunday 8th April

Senior A League
Cross V Granemore @2.00pm in Cross.

Intermediate B League
Cross V Forkhill in Cross, Time TBC


James Hughes U10 Tournament

There has been a tremendous expression of interest by clubs who wish to participate in the upcoming James Hughes U10 tournament in memory of James. Thanks to all clubs who emailed us.
We will have more details about the tournament in the next few weeks.
If you wish to enter your club, please email your details to [email protected]





Gym membership is now due. You must be a fully paid up member to use the gym.
New members welcome.
Please contact Aaron Kernan or Paul McEntee to renew your membership or to join
U18’s; £10
Over 18’s; £25

Excellent value for the use of a fantastic facility.


Sponsor A Ball

All fourteen fixtures in the upcoming Senior league have been sponsored.
Below is a list of the fixtures and sponsors.
Many thanks to all who sponsored a ball and for supporting our Senior team.

CGP LTD (Kevin Murtagh), V Granemore(h), 08/04/18

Donnelly Fuels; V Harps(A), 15/04/18

Shorts Sports & Cycles; V St Pats(h), 22/04/18

Casey’s Eurospar, Newry Rd & Tullydonnell, V Dromintee(A), 29/04/18

Ashfield Golf Course; V Maghery(A), 04/05/18

Physique Plus; V Clan E(A), 13/05/18

Kernan Property Services; V Ballymacnab(H), 27/05/18

Gary McShane; V Granemore(A), 02/06/18

Superbites; V St Pat’s(A), 09/06/18

Donnacha Lyons; V Harps(h), 15/06/18

Tianán Murtagh; V Clan Eireann (h), 22/06/18

Mckenna Family Crievekieran; V Maghery(h), 30/06/18

The Cross Square Hotel; V Dromintee(h), 27/06/18

Maura McEvoy & family; V Ballymacnab(A), 03/08/18



U10 training, Saturday 7th April at 10.00am in St Joseph’s High School. Please bring Indoor and outdoor footwear.



U6 training will start on Friday 13th April at 6.30pm.



A presentation night will take place on Saturday 14th April at 7.00pm in the Rangers Hall for our U14/16 teams.
All families and friends welcome.


Cycle Against Suicide 

This years cycle against suicide will take place from Saturday 28th April to Monday 7th May.
We are both delighted and honoured that the cyclists will stop briefly at the Rangers Hall on Sunday 29th April at 4.00pm (approx) on route to Newry.
At least six cyclists from the area, some club members, are participating in the cycle.
Cycle against suicide is now in its fifth year. This fantastic event helps to bring awareness of all the support that is available for anyone who may be battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or has been bereaved by suicide.
It is a great honour for the club that the cyclists are stopping with us. So keep the 29th April free so we can give the cyclists a good Crossmaglen Rangers welcome.


Executive Meeting

Executive Meeting on Tuesday 10th April at 9.00pm.


Quiz Night

Quiz night in Hanratty’s bar on Friday 6th April @8.30pm.
£5 per person and there will be a raffle on the night.
All proceeds will go to the promotion of the Irish Language locally.




Well done


Well done to Paul Hughes and the Armagh squad & management on winning the division three league title in Croke Park on Saturday.




Congratulations and best wishes to Stephen & Clare Kernan on the birth of their wee girl, Rachel.


Congratulations to the St Patrick’s boys and girls football teams who have both qualified for the finals of the Malachy McGeeney 7 a side competition which will take place in April.


Well done to Caoimhe Dooley and Lucy Duffy who were members of the Armagh U15 squad who beat Antrim in their first league fixture which was played in Ardoyne GAA on Thursday night.


One of our Sponsors, Watters Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney have been nominated in three categories at the 2018 Irish Restaurants Awards, which take place in April. Well done Raymond & staff, well deserved and good luck at the awards. ( I was right, he truly is the host with the most in the Old Coach!!!!!!!!!).


Sweet Caroline 

On Saturday 14th April, a golf Classic will take place in Ashfield Golf Course, Cullyhanna.
To sponsor a T-Box or for more details please contact Neil, Tel 07393612032.
All proceeds from the Classic will go to the Sweet Caroline Trust which is helping to raise awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.






Down Right Brillant

Our loyal supporter, Tiarnan Duffy, Carron Rd will be modelling along with his friends at a fashion show in Bellini’s Newry on Saturday 14th April at 7.00pm.
All proceeds from the night will go to Down Right Brillant; Newry & Mourne Downe Syndrome Support Group. Please contact Tiarnan’s Mammy, Paula for more information.



Easter Camp

Healthy kidz are holding an Easter Camp in St Patrick’s P.S for boys and girls, aged 4-11 years old.
The Camp runs from Wednesday 4th April to Friday 6th April, 10.00am-1.00pm
Each child costs £25 – 3rd child goes free.
To book a place contact Owen 07594929810 or visit
Places are limited.



Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA
Happy Easter to all out players and members!

G4G 2018 Programme:

The club are delighted to have been selected for the LGFA’s annual gaelic4girls programme. This programme is aimed at all girls aged 8- 12 years. The programme runs for 8 weeks, and aims to introduce young girls to gaelic football, but teaching newbies the basics, while also encouraging more experienced players to lead and take part in the Ladies game. The cost of the programme is £10 per child, which covers the cost of the gaelic4girls jersey, which all girls receive at the end of the programme. The programme will run on Monday nights for 6-7pm, starting on Monday 16th April. We hope to train outdoors, on the council field, weather permitting. Keep an eye on the clubs facebook for more information.

Ladies Football Registration Morning Sunday April 22nd 10am to 12pm (Rangers Hall back room):

Its that time of the year again, and we need all old players to renew their membership. The cost of registration is £30 for adult members and £20 for the underage player. The deadline for registrations is April 30th, all players must be fully paid by this date in order to train or play any match with the club.

Team information:

Senior & Minor squads continue to train on Tuesday evening, Peter and Maria will be in touch by message about venue. All old and new faces are welcome, just get in touch with Maria or Peter.

U16 & U14 Players:

All players are asked to be available for the following fixtures, Monday 2nd April away to Keady. Wednesday 4th April, panel are at home to Mullaghbawn. Monday 9th April, this squad are away to St. Pauls. Paul will be in touch about times and meeting up.



Mr Brendan Connolly, Upper Fathom, Killeen

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Brendan’s wife , Mary( Nee McEntegart), Sons, Noel and Colin (former player), Daughters Caroline and Brenda and the entire Connolly and McEntegart families on the sad passing of Brendan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Mrs Roseanne McMahon, (nee McEntegart ), Tullyraghan, Castleblayney

The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club send their deepest condolences to Roseanne’s Husband Hugh, sons Gary and Steven, Daughters Claudine and Lorrainne and Brothers Tommy, Pat and Michael and Sister Mary and the entire McMahon and McEntegart families on the sad passing of Roseanne.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.


Club Lotto


Our club lotto is available to play online. If you have family around the world please let them know about our lotto online, it is a great way of supporting the club when you are miles from home.
Below is the web address to play our lotto online.

Draw; 01/04/18

Numbers Drawn; 4 5 14 30

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Mrs Joan McKay, Rathview Pk wins £100, well done Joan.

Next Draw; 08/04/18

Jackpot; £8400/€9400


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As we embark on the upcoming season, we wish all players and mentors the very best of good luck.
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