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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 08/07/19


Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2019 Sponsored By Killycard Developments.
Our Annual Golf Classic took place at Concra Wood golf course, Castleblayney last Thursday and Friday.
Seventy teams hailing from across Ireland and abroad took part in our annual golf Classic which once again was sponsored by Killycard Developments.
It was a great days golf  and a great days craic.
Huge praise for our Golf Committee who worked tirelessly in the lead up and during the golf classic.
Many thanks to all the golfers, especially those who travelled long distances to be with us, to everyone who sponsored a tee box, Concra Wood for all your assistance and expertise which ensured the day was such a success, to the View Restaurant for your hospitality and finally a huge thank you to Eugene and the Hanratty family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2020.

Prize Winners
First Prize; 4’Ball Tulfarris, Three Course Meal plus overnight stay with breakfast in the award winning Tulfarris Hotel four Kilkenny vases;
Noel McParland, Paul Kelly, Graham Johnston & Neil Smyth
Second Prize ; 4’Ball Bettystwon & €100 Meal Voucher, The View Restaurant
James King, Heabar McMahon, Paul Leonard and Clint Rushe 
Third Prize; 4’Ball FaithLegg Waterford; Liam Daniels, Sean Daly, Richie Tierney, Declan Devine 
Fourth Prize; 4’Ball Slieve Russell; Mícheál McEnteggart, Mickey Concannon, Paudie Kindlon & Micky Green
Fifth Prize; 4’Ball Greenore; Kevin McKeown, Ryan Smylie, Barry McKeown & David Pilkington 
Sixth Prize; 4’Ball Concra Wood; Gene Hanratty (Sna), Gene Hanratty (Jnr), Sarah Hanratty & Eve Rowland
Seventh Prize; 4’Ball Strand Hill, Sligo; Jason Kieran, Shane Kieran, Niall Clarke & Tony Hughes 
Eighth Prize; 4’Ball Ball Ballymac; Mícheál McBride, Collie Stuttard, Damian McMahon & Chris O’Hanlon 
Ninth Prize; 4 Adidas Travel bags & T-Shirts; Aaron McCauley, Pearse McGarry, Francis McGinn & Rory Gallagher
Tenth Prize; 4 Adidas Travel bags; Greg O’Donoghue, Donal O’Connell, Niall Brosnan & Donal Brosnan
Eleventh Prize ; Nike T-shirt’s; Mícheál Mallie, Kevin Maguire, Jim Sheridan & Tom Ward 
Nearer The Pin; Bottle Carrick Gin and  dozen PRO V1 Balls; Paul O’Kane 
Longest Drive; Bottle Carrick Gin and dozen PRO V1 Balls; David Pilkington 
Visitors first 4 PlayR-fit tops; Sean Murphy, Rory Lee, Paul Cullen & Sean McCarthy 
Visitors first 4 PlayR-fit tops; Frankie Campbell, Mickey Teague, Mick Rutledge & John Campbell 
Armagh SFL (A) Rd 12
Cross V Ballymacnab
Friday night we played hosts to Ballymacnab. Two points from Rían in the opening minutes, one a free converted opened the scoring of the match.
We pushed on, three super scores one after the other from Oisin, Aaron and Cian give us an early lead as the game approached the second quarter.
Ballymacnab scored a point  to get them off the mark. Two points in quick succession from the O’Neill Brothers, (1,F) stretched our lead but Ballymacnab responded, they scored 1-03 in the space of ten minutes to level matters and seconds remaining until the break Oisin slotted over a point just before the whistle was blew to put us ahead by the narrowest of margins.
Cross 0-08  Ballymacnab 1-04
A long range point from the boot of Rían shortly after the second half had commenced brought it back to a two point game. Three points a piece from each side, Paul Hughes, Daniel Cumiskey and Rain (F) our scorers and as the game entered the last quarter two points still separated the sides.
The final quarter saw us take control of the game, two points from Cian and one from Rian before Mel hit a super shot into the away sides net to give us a commanding lead with only minutes remaining.
Both sides traded points to bring the scoring of the day to a close
Cross 1-16  Ballymacnab 1-08 
Well done lads and management.
Congratulations to Maghery who were crowned Division 1A league champions on Saturday night.
U18.5 Div 1 Playoff QF
Cross V Madden
It was a brilliant  all round team performance from our Minors against Madden on Monday night in the U18.5 div 1 playoff QF  which saw them advance to the semi final.
A strong first half performance which saw the boys quick off the blocks and create a strong lead early on which was never compromised.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first, they added to their tally to extend the lead and ran out winners on a score line of;
Cross 3-17 Madden 0-07
Well done lads and management.
Good luck in the semi final on Monday evening.
Monday 8th July
U18.5 Div 1 Playoff SF
Cross V Clan na Gael, Cross 7.15pm
Cross Ladies Football Notes: 
Our annual duck race fundraiser will take place on Sunday 18th August. The U12.5 girls will be selling ducks over the next few weeks. They cost £2 per duck or 3 for £5, so be quick and get your lucky duck before they are gone.
Games & Training Info:
U16s are travelling to St. Paul’s on Monday evening, please be at the club for 6pm.
The U12.5 squad are up against Shane O’Neill’s, the game will be on the council field at 7.15pm. Please meet at 6.30pm.
Registration: There are still some outstanding memberships for this season. Can all players ensure they are paid up as soon as possible? Membership can be given to any team manager.
Good Luck 
Good luck to Caoimhe Dooley , Lucy Duffy and Armagh U16 squad who play against Louth on Wednesday night in the All Ireland U16 Group C SF. Monaghan Harps will be the venue.
Social Club Meeting 
Wednesday @8pm, back room, Rangers Hall.
Trip to Tipp
On Thursday 8th August we will travel for an overnight trip to where the GAA all began, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
The bus will depart Rangers Hall after Nine.
We will have a light lunch on route.
Guided tour of Holy Cross, Abbey
Guided tour of the world renowned Rock Of Cashel
Visit to Farney Castle
Arrive at hotel ( Hayes Hotel/Anner Hotel)
Dinner in Hayes Hotel
Evening entertainment in the famous traditional Irish pub, ‘Jimmy Of The Mills’, Upperchurch.
‘Jimmy Of The Mills’ isn’t your usual run of the mill pub (excuse the pun)!!!
Jimmy Of the Mills  opens just once a week, on a Thursday evening  and you must bring cash, no card machine.
Talented traditional musicians from across Ireland play here on a Thursday night. From reading the reviews, ‘Jimmy Of The Mills’ is an incredible experience!
On Friday morning there will be time to explore Thurles before we head for home. There will be a tour on the way back but I am waiting on confirmation regarding this.
I will post online on Monday the total price for the overnight trip, (DB&B) plus tours.
If you are interested in going or if you want more details, please contact;
Róisín 0876659126
Places are limited.
Well Done
Well done to all the coaches  and volunteers who carried out maintenance work and a clean up at the council pitch and grounds.
The entire club send congratulations to Micéal and Sinead Traynor on the birth of their twins, Oscar & Bree, a little Brother and Sister for Harry.
Kerry Goes Black & Amber 
Pictured below, Crossmaglen Rangers number one fan in Kerry, Theresa Rafter  Moriarity from Lispole sporting her new Cross Rangers Playrfit top.
Health to wear Theresa.
Mary’s Meal 
Crossmaglen Rangers welcomes Mary’s meals to Crossmaglen.
Joe Kernan cut the tape on Friday to official open Mary’s Meals drop in centre which is situated at the old Northern Bank.
Well done to Eamon Devlin who offered the group premises in Crossmaglen which is the first for Mary’s Meals in South Armagh.
Mrs Marie Boyce, Monaghan 
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send our deepest condolences to Micheal, Brid, Micheal Ciaran, Mel (senior player), Holly and the extended Boyce family on the sad passing of Micheal’s Mother, Marie
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Mr Patsy McShane, Donaldsons Rd
We send our deepest sympathies to the McShane family on the recent sad passing of Patsy, Grandfather of underage players Alisha Hill and James Brogan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Draw; 07/07/19
Numbers Drawn;  5  14  21  25 
3 Matched 3 numbers winning £35 each. Well done to our winners.

kathleen Murtagh

Margurite  Donaghy

Patrica & Eddie Hughes

Jackpot; £1400/€2400

Next Draw; 14/07/19
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