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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 07/10/19


Armagh SFC SF

Cross V Maghery
Heavy and persistent rain on Saturday left conditions extremely slippy and difficult for our our semi final clash against Maghery. A draw in the other semi final which resulted in extra time saw a late start for the game.
We got off to a blistering start, a super high ball from Mel Boyce into Oisin O’Neill who blasted the ball into the Maghery net to register the opening score of the semi final with the game less than a minute old. Points followed from Cian and Rían to give us a comfortable lead early on. With the rain pouring down, both sides had missed opportunities. Just past the midway point of the first half, Maghery scored their opening score, a point.
As the minutes ticked down to the break, Rían and Cian registered a point each, both the results of frees converted to leave the score at the break;
Cross 1-04 Maghery 0-01
We scored three points without reply in the opening minutes of the second half, Rían (F), Cian and Callum to extend our lead. Both sides traded points (Alan) and with ten to go we were in a commanding position. The opposition scored two points in as many minutes to reduce the deficit. Colin O’Connor slotted over a point before Maghery once again scored two points one after the other. With full time approaching, a superb pass from Rían to Oisin who hit a rasper of a shot which rattled the Maghery net, Oisin’s second goal of the night and the victory sealed. As the game entered injury time, Maghery scored a point to bring the scoring of the contest to a close.
Cross 2-09 Maghery 0-07
Well done lads and management.
We will now play Ballymacnab in the Armagh Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday October 20th in the Arhletic Grounds. 
We ask all our supporters, businesses and friends to get the flags and bunting up and show our support for the boys as we bid for our 45th Armagh Senior Football Championship title.
Anyone who would like to send good a luck message for the team, can do so by emailing [email protected], what’s app 0876659126 or PM Cross Rangers and I’ll share them on all our social media platforms in the  run up to the final.
Well done  to Pearse Larkin who sang amhran na bhfiann before the Cross V Maghery match.

County Final Big Breakfast 
Next Sunday, 13th October our senior team will be serving up a delight;
‘Big  Breakfast’ from 9.30am in the Rangers Hall.
Armagh LGFA U18.5 Championship QF
Cross V killeavy
Sunday night the Armagh LGFA Minor Championship took place in Cross under lights. Despite a  gallant effort from our minor girls, it wasn’t to be their night and it is Killeavy who progress to the Semi Final.
Hard luck girls and management.
On Sunday, delegates from the club travelled to Croke Park to participate in the LGFA Club2Gether programme. A very informative and enjoyable day was had by all those who attended.
Armagh Scór wil take place on November 9th. Anyone interested in participating and representing the club, please email Johanne: [email protected]
Irish Dancing 
Irish dancing with Majella continues everyMonday at 4.15pm in Rangers hall. New dancers welcome.
Rangers Retro Night 
Tickets now on sale for our Rangers Retro night which takes place on Friday 25th October in Watters Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney. Delicious food, super prizes and good craic will be the order of the evening. Tickets coat £40 and there is limited availability. To book, please contact Roisin; Tel.0876659125, email [email protected] or PM Cross  Rangers.
Festive Christmas Party Night 
As the festive season fast approaches , preparations are in full swing for our festive Christmas Night which will take place on Saturday 7th December. It has just been confirmed, the fabulous Timekeepers will play live in the Rangers Hall during our Christmas party night.
Prosecco on arrival, a scrumptious four course meal and live music, it promises to be a super night.
So wether it is a work function, a family get together or friend’s uniting to kick off the festive season, you are all very welcome. No group too big or to small.
You can book now by contacting Patricia; Tel. 0857500141, Tim; Tel. 02830861588/0868768365 or Mona; Tel.30861780
AGM will take place on Tuesday 3rd December at 7pm in the Rangers Hall.
Club Spinathon
A club spinathon will take place on the 9th November, more details to follow in the coming weeks.
Cula 4 Club 
As many of you are aware, over the summer we have been working closely with Tg4 and participated in the tv programme, CLUB which is a children’s Irish language programme based on the GAA.
Tv crews visited the club on Tuesday 14th May and and we travelled to recording studios in Dublin on Tuesday 17th June. We are extremely proud of all our little and not so little Rangers who took part, they were phenomenal.
We are delighted to announce the show will be aired on Thursday 21st November at 5.05pm on TG4.
In the run up to the show I will be sharing promotional videos and blogs.
Thanks to everyone who took part, their Parents for their assistance and cooperation   and a special word of praise for our Irish Cultural  Officer, Johanne Donnelly who coordinated the whole adventure.
Well Done
Well done to Ryan Martin and Benny Duffy who were members of the Armagh U14 development squad at the weekend, they had an in house game where South Armagh played North Armagh.
A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;
Draw; 06/10/19
Numbers Drawn; 7  17  22  26 
No Jackpot winner
3 match 3 numbers; Rita Bellew, c/o Brendan Bellew, Kieran McShane, c/o Benny McShane & Eddie Hughes, c/o Patrica Hughes win £35 each. Well done to our match 3 winners.

Jackpot; £2700/€3700

Next Draw; 13/10/19