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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 07/05/18


Sponsor A Ball

Many thanks to Ashfield Golf Course, Cullyhanna who sponsored the Ball for the Senior league fixture with Maghery. Thanks very much Donal for your sponsorship and support.

Pic below; Donal Murtagh  & Mel Boyce.




Senior A League

Maghery V Cross
On Friday night our seniors travelled to Maghery. A beautiful warm evening left conditions ideal for football.
Both sides converted frees in the opening five minutes to get the scoring underway, Aaron Kernan the scorer for us.
The rest of the half remained a very close and tight encounter both sides scoring like for like , Rían (’45), Aaron(3,1F) our point takers and an Oisín O’Neill point in the closing minutes of the first half left us ahead by the bare minimum at the break.
Maghery 0-05 Cross 0-06
High drama would be the best way to describe the opening minutes of the second half. A fantastic kick from Rían O’Neill to Kyle Carragher who caught the ball, turned and headed for goal before been dragged down in the Maghery goal mouth resulted in a penalty. A composed Rían O’Neill struck the ball superbly into the roof of the Maghery net and put us in a comfortable lead. Minutes later down the opposite end of the field, Kevin Falloon awarded Maghery a penalty but a different outcome was to be, thanks to a great save from Paul Hearty. Two points from each side, Micéal McCabe and Rían O’Neill left four between the sides with twenty on the clock.
Paul Hearty made another excellent save to prevent Maghery from
narrowing the lead. As the game entered the final quarter the Maghery goalie converted a ’45 to leave just three between the sides.
A High ball into the forwards saw a scramble for the ball and Colin O’Connor got the ball across the Maghery line to give us our second goal and increase our lead.
A super long range point from Rían O’Neill was quickly followed by a Maghery point from a free and a goal to leave three between the sides once more.
But we pushed on with Paudie Stuttard and Oisín O’Neill outstanding and in the final minutes of the game we scored six points in as many minutes, Oisín O’Neill(3), Rían O’Neill(1), Paudie Stuttard(1) and Aaron Kernan(1). The game entered injury time and Maghery got the last score of the game, a point from a free.
It was a fantastic all round team performance with a special mention for our goalkeeper Paul Hearty. Paul proved on Friday night that the old saying is correct “life truly does begin at 40”!!!!!!!! Happy birthday Paul.
Well done lads and management.
Maghery 1-10 Cross 2-15
(1)Paul Hearty (2)Daniel Cunningham (3)Caolen Dillon (4)Garbhan Carragher (5)Aaron Kernan(5,2F) (6)Rico Kelly (7)Liam Blessing (8)Stephen Morris (17)Oisín O’Neill(4,1F) (10)Colin O’Connor(1-0) (18)Rían O’Neill(1-4,1’45) (12) Paudie Stuttard(1) (13) Micéal McCabe(1) (14 Mel Boyce (15)Kyle Carragher
Subs; Paul McKeown for Leo Blessing and Tony Kernan for Micéal McCabe.




Intermediate B League

Cross V Shane O’Neills
On Wednesday evening our intermediate team welcomed Shane O’Neill’s to Cross for their league fixture.
The first half was low scoring and evenly matched encounter with Ryan Conlon scoring four of our five points. At the half way point the sides were level at five a piece.
Shane O’Neills got off to a dream start with a goal not long after the ref threw the ball in to commence the second half. We responded immediately with a Ryan Conlon point . The game saw a lengthy spell where neither sides scored. With just over ten on the clock, Ryan Conlon scored a hat trick of points( 2,F) to edge us in front and as the game entered the final seconds Shane O’Neills scored a point to leave it all square once again in normal time. The game entered injury time and it looked like it would end in a draw before the opposition scored a point and their second goal in quick succession to secure the points. Hard luck lads.
Cross 0-09 Shane O’Neills 2-07


Well Done

Well done to our U14, U16 and Minor squads and managements who all had good wins during the week in their respective league fixtures.






Tuesday 8th May
U14 League Div 1 Rd 5
Cross V Armagh Harps

Wednesday 9th May
U10 Go Games Rd 3
Dromintee V Cross

Saturday 12th May
U8 Go Games Round 3
Silverbridge V Cross

U12.5 Go Games Rd 3
Culloville V Cross

Sunday 13th May
Senior League Div 1A
Clann Éireann V Cross


Tractor Run

A Mini Tractor Run Will take place on Sunday 20th May.
Registration will take place in the Rangers Hall starting at 10.30am and we expect the first tractor to take off at 11.30am.
The tractors will leave the hall and complete one lap of the square and then return to the Rangers Hall. The cost is £5/€5 per child or £10/€10 per family.
So boys and girls, get those tractors, go karts, scooters, green machines and trikes gleaming (no quads please) and ready for the road and we will see you all on Sunday the 20th May.
All monies raised will go towards the promotion of the Irish language locally.
We would like to thank the following for their generous donations; MSS workwear (Cathal & Sean Duncan) for donating a ride on tractor, Valuland for their donation of a log trailer and Egg Coffee & IceCream who will give every wee driver one scoop of ice cream to cool down after a tough morning driving!
Everyone is welcome to this fantastic event and please tell all your family and friends so we can make sure the roads are busy!




500,000 Steps Challenge

Preparations are well under way for this marvellous event which takes place on Sunday 27th May. At midday, the day will begin with President John Horan planting an apple blossom tree. This tree symbolises youth and will acknowledge the young of our club. President Horan will then officially launch our 500,000 Steps Challenge.
There will be games and stalls , BBQ , face-painting , fun for all the family to celebrate Lá Raonaithe Óga who are at the heart of our club.
This is the perfect opportunity for us all to celebrate the achievements of all our young Rangers, their mentors and coaches.
Sponsorship cards for this event are being distributed at present.
Following the Steps Challenge, both our intermediate and senior teams will be in action.
It promises to be a memorable day in St Oliver Plunkett Park, a day not too be missed.





James Hughes U10 Tournament

The James Hughes U10’s Tournament takes place on Saturday 9th June. In total thirty two teams from near and far will compete. It promises to be a great day in memory of James RIP.
Please keep the date free.




U6 Training

Training for our U6’s will now take place on Friday nights at 6.30pm in the back training field. During training, can we ask all parents to please remain outside the field of play.
Anyone who would like to volunteer who assist with the younger kids, please PM our FB page.
There has been a fantastic turnout at training. Well done boys and girls.


Presentation Night

At present we are organising a presentation night for our senior teams which will take place on Saturday 16th June. The theme of the evening will be “Tapas”. Tickets will be £20/€20. More details to follow in the coming weeks.


Crossmaglen  Rangers Annual Golf Classic

For the second year running we are delighted that our sponsors will be Killycard Developments & Hanratty Oils. Thanks very much to the Hanratty family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club. Don’t forget to tell family and friends that our Golf Classic will take place in Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblayney on Friday 6th July.
Anyone who would like to take part in the classic please contact Gene Duffy (Tel 07831 784931‬) or Joe Kernan (Tel ‭07714 298696‬).
We look forward to welcoming new and old faces.
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.
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.






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; 06/05/18

Numbers Drawn; 2 13 21 23

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Gerard Quinn, Corliss Rd. Congratulations Gerard, you win £100. 

Next Draw; 13/05/18

Jackpot; £8900/€9900



Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA

G4G 2018 Programme:

We are now entering the forth week of the programme. Training continues on the council field, from 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Ladies Football Registration: The cost of registration is £30 for adult members and £20 for the underage player. Registration forms have been given out by team managers, and must be returned with monies to Marion on Elaine. The deadline for registrations is April 30th, all players must be fully paid in full if they are to play and train with the club.

Team information:
Senior & Minor players have a game on Monday night against Lissummon at 7pm. Training will continue this week, Peter and Maria will be in touch by message.

U14 & U16 Girls:

Training continues on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm on the council field. There is a break in the league to allow for exams, but training will continue during this time.




Congratulations to Stephen Finnegan and Elaine Mccreesh who were married on Saturday. Wishing you many years of good health and happiness, Stephen and Elaine.

Congratulations also to Paul and Charmaine McKeown on the birth of your wee girl.



Mr Micky Kirk, Keady

The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club are saddened to learn of the passing of Micky, our former camogie coach. We send our deepest condolences to Mick’s Daughters, Michelle, Lorraine & Joanne and the entire kirk family on the sad passing of Mick.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


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