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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 05/02/18




Malachy Murdock Tournament
Cross V Mayobridge, Friday 9th February at 7.45pm in Burren.


Membership Sunday

Registration Sunday will take place on Sunday 11th February, 9.30am-12.30pm.
This will be an opportunity for all players to register for their respective teams from U6 to minor.
We encourage all families to attend this membership morning to meet the respective coaches and for families to become members.
It is vital for the status of the club that our family membership Is maintained and increased.
Refreshments will be served during the morning.


New GAA App







Reminder for Club Coaches & Mentors

Marion will be in the hall to complete AccessNI paperwork at the following times:

Monday 5th February 7.15pm to 8.15pm

All coaches & mentors must have completed this check. You will need your National Insurance No., Driving Licence No. & Passport No.

To speed the process up please sign up for an account using the link below:


National Draw

Our committee members are currently selling the National Draw tickets.
The GAA National club Draw is an annual event and the sole purpose of the draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much needed funds.
There are great prizes to be won but we have also added four bonus prizes ,
a top of the range TV and three meals vouchers from local hotels .
Tickers are only £10 , the draw takes place on Thursday 8th March 2018 and we encourage everyone to please support the draw as all funds raised will be retained by the club.




Gym Members

2018 Gym Membership Now Due


14 – 18 year olds – £10.00
Over 18’s – £25.00

You must be a club member before becoming a gym member
Non members are not permitted to use this gym
Contact Aaron Kernan (028 30 868404) or Paul McEntee (087 – 4182580) to join or renew your membership.


Operation Transformation

One hundred and thirty people took to the walking track last Monday night for Operation Transformation “IrelandLightsUp”. Many thanks to groundsmen Larry and Gene.
Well done to all our walkers and runners, a fantastic turnout. We are looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday night, 7.00-9.00pm for week three.
Let’s keep increasing the numbers, remember to bring a friend and spread the word.
Everyone welcome.













Irish Classes

Six week course for beginners starting Monday 12th February, 7.30-8.30pm, Rangers Hall.



Pilates Taught Through Irish!

Our Irish Cultural Officer, Mrs Johanne Donnelly has organised a six week Pilates course taught through Irish starting Thursday 15th February, 8.00-9.00pm in the Rangers Hall.
A fantastic initiative. To book a space, please contact Johanne; 0860783426.(spaces are limited)



Senior Scór

Scór Sinsear takes place on Sunday 4th March. Any club member interested in forming a quiz, team, playing music, singing or reciting a poem please contact our Irish Cultural Officer, Tel 0860783426.


Sponsor A Ball!

There has been a great response to “sponsor a ball’. Many thanks to all those who have sponsored a ball.
There is still a few fixtures left in the senior league.
Any individual or business who would like to sponsor a ball can do so by contacting our Senior management team, any member of the Senior panel, pm our Facebook page or by telephoning or texting Roisin (0876659126).
Sponsoring a ball is a great way of supporting our Senior team.



Executive Meeting

Executive meeting, Tuesday 6th February at 9pm.



Congratulations to Martin and Orlene Aherne on the birth of their wee girl recently.


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; 04/02/18

Numbers Drawn; 1 9 13 29 

No Jackpot Winner

2 matched 3 numbers; Eileen McNamee and Catherine McCabe win £50 each, well done girls!

Next Draw; 11/02/18

Jackpot ; £7600/€8600



Mr Rory Kieran, Newry Rd, (Former teacher St Joesephs High School)
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Rory’s wife Betty, Son’s Michael, Rory, Raymond, Shane and Donal, Daughter’s, Maria and Claire and the entire Kieran following the recent sad passing of Rory.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Mr Eamon Cumiskey(Snr), Creamery Rd
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC are saddened to learn of the passing of Eamon. We send our deepest sympathy to Eamon’s sons, Eamon, Kevin, Ronnie, Maurice and Desmond and the entire Cumiskey family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Mrs Mary Crummy, Fr McFadden Terence, Creggan
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest sympathy to Mary’s husband Patsy, Sons, Colin and Martin , Daughter Arlene and the entire Crummy and Short Families on the sad passing of Mary. The Short family have a long affiliation with the club.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.


Crossmaglen Rangers Ladies Football Notes:

2018 teams & training: Managers will be in touch with regards training and information in the coming weeks. Currently, we are looking for a parent or ex-player to get involved and coach our U12 girls team. If you are interested, please contact any member of the committee.

Also, as all our teams start to get back our to a bit of pre-season training, we would like to encourage anyone, previous players, current players and anyone who would like to give football a go to get involved. Football is a great way to keep fit and also make friends, any why not get 2018 off to a good start by signing up to play or get involved with your local ladies club.

Gaelic 4 Girls Returns to Crossmaglen Rangers: We are delighted to announce that the Gaelic 4 Girls programme is returning to our club this year. This programme is aimed at all girls aged between 8 and 13 years of age. This programme involves a six week training programme, to introduce players to skills and the game of football. At this stage the players will then participate in an All-Ulster blitz and there is also an opportunity to participate in the All-Ireland blitz in Croke Park in the summer. We will have more information in coming weeks!

Cross Square 100 in Association with Cross Square Hotel and Superbites: on Sunday 18th of February, the ladies football club are launching this unique fund-raising idea, which involves completing 100 consecutive laps of the Square in Crossmaglen. The 100 laps will be completed by a relay team of lead runners from our community, and we are looking all our members and supporters to get involved and support them. You can support this event in two main ways. Firstly, individuals and businesses can sponsor a lap for £20. Secondly, on the day, you can sign up outside the Cross Square Hotel. Entry can take place at any stage between 10am and 2pm, and you can complete a lap or a specific distance with your family and friends. The cost of entry on the day is £5 per person. This is a family fun event, so laps of the Square can be walked, jogged or even run, you decide what you would prefer. For more information, check out our facebook page.

Crossmaglen Ladies 9th Annual Pre-Season 7s: It’s hard to believe that this tournament is in its 9th year. Over those nine years, we have welcomed teams from all over Ireland to compete in this prestigious event which is growing in reputation and stature every year. We are delighted that our tournament received support from Stalwarts of Ulster Ladies football such as Clann Eireann, St. McCartans and of course Donamoyne. However our tournament is also very popular with the Dublin and Leinster sides and we have welcomed Foxrock Cabinteely and St. Maur’s to our town to compete. Our tournament will take place on Saturday 10th March, and we are looking for help on the day to run the tournament. Parents and players will be need to volunteer to help with pitches, in the kitchen and also the tuck shop. If you would like to help out, please contact Marion on 07730578786



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