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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 04/09/17

 

Champions

It has been a great few days for the club . Our U16’s won the Division 1 Championship Cup ,  Senior Camogie girls won the Junior Championship Cup , U10’s won the James Smith Cup at the blitz in Carrickcruppen and our U12 Camogie girls won the U12 County Championship . Four Cups in three days .
Well done ladies , gentleman and management
Two of the winning teams were sponsored by Shorts Sports and Cycles. Many thanks to Mary & Naoise , Shorts Sports & Cycles for your generous sponsorship and support and to Moley Coaches , sponsors of our U12 Camogie team .
A special mention to our assistant secretary , Teresa Fanthorpe , Captain of our winning Senior camogie team .

 

U16 Championship Division 1 Final
Cross V Carrickcruppen
The game was only minutes old when Carrickcruppen scored a point and opened the scoring in the U16 Div 1 final which was played in the Athletic Grounds , Armagh .
A superb pass from Oisín Doyle to Eoghan Kerley resulted in the ball finishing in the back of the Cruppen net but seconds later the same happened the opposite end of the field , Carrickcruppen scored a goal which put them into the lead once more .
A Liam Óg Finnegan point levelled matters . Points from both sides, Shane Morgan the scorer for us kept it a very exciting close encounter .
Carrickcruppen got two more points edging them in front but Cross moved up a gear , points from Dara O’Callaghan , Eoghan Kerley , James Teelan(2) and half back Rúairí Kieran put us in a commanding position as half time approached . As the game entered injury time , a Carrickcruppen point meant there was two between the sides at the break.
The second half was only underway when the Cross forwards had the ball , Liam Óg Finnegan putting ball over the bar to stretch the lead to three .
Carrickcruppen got a point before we went on a spree of scoring . Points from James Teelan , Patsy Finnegan (2) , Dara O’Callaghan , Eoghan Kerley and Oisín Doyle .
Carrickcruppen got a point which was to be their last score of the  game .
A blistering defensive and midfield display meant the ball was in plenty of supply for our forwards who all got their name on the scoresheet .
The last quarter saw points from Liam Óg Finnegan , Eoghan Kerley, Dara O’Callaghan and Patsy Finnegan . Eoghan Kerley was the top scorer of the match with a personal tally of 1-04 .
As the final whistle went there were jubilant scenes at the Athletic Grounds as we were crowned U16 Armagh Division 1 Champions
Cross 1-19. Carrickcruppen 1-07
A great all round team performance
Well done to the entire squad , Tim , Alan and all the Management team .
We now proceed to the Paul McGirr tournament in Ulster which will be played in the Autumn .

 

Fixtures

U18 Division 1 Championship Semi Final .

Cross V Grange Naomh Colmcille CLG , Monday 4th September @7.00pm in Ballymacnab.

 

Double header , Saturday 9th September, Silverbridge

Junior Football Championship Quarter Final

Cross V Killeavey II @4.00pm

 

Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2

Cross V Wolfe Tones @5.45pm

 

Sunday 10th September 

Next Sunday we will host the Junior Football Championship Quarter Final Match , Belleek V St Patrick’s @1.00pm and the Senior Football Championship Rd 2 Qualifier , St Patrick’s V Whitecross @2.45pm. A large crowd is expected therefore lots of help required around the club. All available members please gather at 12.00pm .

 

U10

On Saturday our U10’s travelled to Carrrickcruppen to take part in their annual blitz . The boys won the James Smith Cup . Well done boys and Managers Gerard and Ciaran . Many thanks to Carrickcruppen for inviting us and for a great day .

 

U8

On Friday night our U8’s were in action at home against Killeavey . Well done boys and girls you were all brilliant .

 

 

 

 

 

U6

Our U6’s put in a great effort at training on Friday night. Well done boys and girls , keep it up .

 

 

Juvenile Draw
Our Juvenile Draw tickets are now on sale in a number of outlets around the town and from committee members.
Three great prizes :
First prize ; Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Final , overnight stay in a top Dublin Hotel and €100
Second Prize ; €200
Third Prize ; €100
Book of 3: £5/€5.
Please support the draw as the funds raised go towards our juvenile teams .
Draw takes place on Monday 11th September .

 

Newry Hospice Fundraiser
In Remembrance of Eileen Hughes RIP
A hugely successful country & western night took place in the hall on Friday 1st September . Well done to everyone who organised and attended this fundraiser for the Newry Hospice .

 

Pat Shortt
We are very excited to announce that top funny man Pat Shortt is coming to the Rangers Hall on Friday 6th October .
This fully seated concert is Pat Shortt’s new live show , How’s Tings and will start at 8.00pm and finish at 10.30pm
(Doors open @7.00pm) . Tickets £20/€20 . Tickets on sale in Shorts Sports and McEntees shop or from Patricia Hughes (0857500141)/ Tim Gregory (30861588) .
It promises to be a great nights craic .

 

Ceili  Dancing

Ceili dancing with Majella returns on Monday 4th September to the Rangers Hall from 4.30-5.30pm ( Scór dancers begin at 4pm) and Majella looks forward to welcoming new and old faces .

Jiving Lessons

Jiving lessons start in the hall on 14th September from 8-10pm for three weeks . They will resume on 12th October for two weeks .
Please contact Patricia Hughes for more details . I may get my Dancing shoes out !!!

 

Bingo

Bingo continues on Monday Night , eyes down at 8.30pm .

 

Lotto

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our weekly lotto and to our hard working lotto committee .

Draw ; 03/09/17

Numbers Drawn ; 3  5  11  13 

Matched 3 ; 9 Matched 3 Numbers

Jackpot ; £5600

 

CROSSMAGLEN SENIOR LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM REACH COUNTY FINAL

Crossmaglen Ladies footballers have reached the Intermediate County Final by overcoming red hot favourites Dromintee in a scintillating semi-final battle in Dorsey. This victory followed their quarter final success against Lower Creggan (Dorsey & Cullyhanna) in mid July.

In wet, slippery conditions both sides gave a spectacle of football in an end to end battle. The match was played with serious intensity and speed, as each and every player showed great commitment and determination.

Although Crossmaglen went in at half time two points down, two second half goals took the Rangers team into the lead. Throughout the second half the Dromintee forward line were a constant threat, but the excellent marking of county player Aoife McCoy by Crossmaglen player Orlaith Murtagh, and the tenacity of the entire defence ensured that victory went to the Rangers Ladies.

The last few minutes of the match had the Crossmaglen crowd nervously waiting as the team worked tirelessly to hold onto their three point lead, and the joy from players and management at the final whistle showed what this victory meant.

Squad: Aislinn Mc Mahon, Alex Clarke, Aoibheann Mc Conville, Aoife Mc Mahon, Aveen Donaldson, Caoimhin O’Neill, Charlene O’Callaghan, Faye Fitzpatrick, Lauren Mc Conville, Lorraine Dolan, Mairead Watters, Marie Luckie, Megan O’Callaghan, Michelle Cannon, Natasha Hamill, Orla Donaldson, Orlaith Murtagh, Riona Mc Conville, Roisin Mc Shane, Sarah Armstrong, Sarah Hanratty, Shauna O’Callaghan, Sinead Watters & Tara O’Callaghan.

This team started out in March under the management of Maria O’Donnell and Peter Mc Mahon with a vision of reinvigorating senior ladies football in the club and getting more girls involved.

Since then they are unbeaten in the League and are now preparing for a County Final against a formidable Sarsfields team.

Please come out and show the girls your support on Sunday 10th September @ 5pm in Mullabrack.

 

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