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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 05/11/18


Ulster AIB Championship QF

Cross V Coalisland
Having rained for most of the day,  conditions were slippy in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening for our Ulster AIB quarter final clash with Tyrone champions, Coalisland.
Johnny McKeever got the opening score of the game in the second minute to get the scoring underway.
Coalisland got two points in quick succession, one from a free to give them a narrow lead with ten gone on the clock.
Three unanswered points from us, Mickey McNamee , Rían O’Neill (‘45) and Stephen Morris put us in front once again in this tense encounter.
Coalisland converted  a free to narrow the gap to the bare minimum before high drama ensued. A second yellow for Coalisland’s  Brian Toner left the Tyrone side down to fourteen players, seconds later they were reduced to thirteen when Eoghan Hampsey recieved a straight red.
Both sides exchanged points, Rían O’Neill our scorer after converting a free and with just minutes remaining in the half one still separated the sides.
As the game entered injury time, Coalisland got the equaliser, the result of a free before Rían O’Neill slotted a free over the bar to leave the score at the break;
Cross 0-6 Coalisland 0-5

Seconds after Martin McNally had thrown the ball in to commence the second half, Coalisland had registered a point to leave it all square once again. A second yellow for Callum Cumiskey saw us reduced to fourteen men. A Patrick McNeice point (f) put the Tyrone men in front once more before a second yellow for Johnny Hanratty left it thirteen aside. A super shot from play from Rían O’Neill equalised it once again and meant the last quarter was going be nail biting stuff.
Both teams registered two points each on the scoreboard, the O’Neill Brothers our scorers and with five to go the sides couldn’t be separated.
Rían O’Neill put us in front once more and as the game entered injury time, points from Oisin and Rían strengthened our lead. Coalisland’s Patrick McNeice brought the scoring to a close with a point and we ran out winners on a score line of;
Cross 0-12  Coalisland 0-10
Well done to all the lads and management. It was a tough battle!
We now play Gaoth  Dobhair  in the Semi Final of the Ulster Championship on the weekend of 17/18th November.



Mullaghbawn V Cross
Our  U21’s travelled to Mullaghbawn on Sunday afternoon for their U21 Senior Football clash with Mullaghbawn.
Mullaghbawn were quick off the mark, they had the ball in the roof of our net when the game was only seconds old.
We responded immediately scoring 1-02 in the next four minutes, Miceal McCabe(1), Oisin O’Neill (1) and the goal thanks to Ruairí O’Neill. Both sides traded points, Micéal our point scorer and Mullaghbawn’s score the result of a free left us ahead by two with the game ten minutes old.
Two points from the home side both from frees levelled matters for only a short period of time. We pushed on, a point from Johnny McKeever was quickly followed by our second goal, Daniel Cumiskey the scorer and an Oisin O’Neill point give us a commanding lead with a little over ten to go until the break.
Mullaghbawn then went on a scoring spree, 1-02 in quick succession to leave it all square once again.
Rían O’Neill converted a free to edge us in front but two points from the Mullaghbawn boys (1F) put them in the lead. As the seconds ticked down to the interval a super shot from Rían O’Neill was caught by Ruairí O’Neill who kicked the ball into the back of the Mullaghbawn net to give him his second goal of the day which left the score at the break;
Mullaghbawn 2-07 Cross 3-06
Mullaghbawn got the opening score of the second half which was followed a fantastic score from the boot of Oisin O’Neill.
The home side registered two more points on the score board, (1,f) and as we entered the last quarter the sides were on an even par once again.
A Cían McConville goal put us in the lead by three, Mullaghbawn scored a point to bring it back to two before a trio of points from Rían, Miceal and Oisin strengthened our lead. Mullaghbawn pointed a free to reduce the deficit but we remained strong with three unanswered points from Cían McConville, Patsy Finnegan and Rían O’Neill. As the game entered injury time Cían McConville brought the scoring to a close with his second goal of the match which was our fifth of the day.
Well done lads and management.
Mullaghbawn 2-12  Cross 5-13






Sunday 11th November
Cross V Pearse Og
Cross @2pm


2018 FonaCAB Ulster Minor Football Tournament

We play  Derrygonnelly Harps in the Quarter Final.
Dates and times TBC.



Cross Rangers Night At The Races; Bar One


Race Results

Pic Below; 1st Emily Grace won The Bar One Racing Nursery Handicap


Pic Below; 1st Harriet’s Force won The Old Coach Inn Median Auction Maiden



Pic Below; 1st Reverberation (GB) won The Sheils Restaurant & Apple Orchard Group Handicap




Pic Below; 1st Clare Island won The Carna Transport Ltd Handicap




Pic Below; 1st Touch Of Gold won The Dev-Oil & Skips R Us Handicap





A Night For Janice.
Preparations are well underway for this special event which takes place this Saturday 10th November in the Rangers Hall.
The evening will be in rememberence  of Janice Teelan who died earlier this year and all proceeds from the night will go to the Southern Area Hospice Services & Upper Creegan Lourdes Committee (Founded 1963). Tickets are £10/€10 and are for sale in Mona’s, Donnelly’s & The Cross Square Hotel.
There will also be a raffle on the night  with some super prizes to be won including a signed Crossmaglen Rangers Jersey.
Raffle tickets are also on sale in a number of outlets.



Crossmaglen Mother & Toddler Group
Crossmaglen Mother & Toddler Group, Monday Mornings, 10am-12pm, Rangers Hall.
Committee Meeting
Meeting on Tuesday 6th November at 8.00pm.




Sizzling Steak Night


On Friday 23rd November we in conjunction with our sponsor and good friend of the club Raymond Watters and staff of the Old Coach Inn will host a “Black & Amber Sizzling Steak Night ”
Numbers will be limited to 100 and will be on a first come first served basis. The cost of a delicious three course meal with live music afterwards will be €40. All those attending this super evening will be in with a chance of winning either a two night stay or a one stay at the prestigious four star Hotel, The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. This is an ideal opportunity to support both a loyal sponsor and the club. You can book a place by; PM Cross Rangers FB page, texting 0876659126 or by contacting any committee member. It promises to be a fab night of good food, good company and good craic!






Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30pm.



Wedding Bells
The entire club sends best wishes and good to luck to Joe Ogle & Jacqueline Kindlon who are getting married on Saturday. Wishing you many years of good health and happiness Joe & Jacqueline.
Good Luck
Good luck to Paddy & Mary Deery on the opening of their new business venture, Cross Castles Party Rooms.






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; 04/11/18

Numbers Drawn; 2 5 14 18 

No Jackpot Winner

5 matched 3 numbers; Eugene Donaldson, Pat Hughes, Kieran McShane, Martin Doyle and Jimmy McKeown. Well done to our match three winners who win £20 each. 

Next Draw; 11/11/18

Jackpot; £11,500/€12,500     




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