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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 10/02/20



We were absolutely delighted with the huge crowd who attended mass on Tuesday night. There wasn’t standing room in the hall! Thanks so much to everyone to attended. A blessed candle was brought up by Eva Cassidy and presented to Fr Kevin in remembrance of all deceased members and friends associated with Crossmaglen Rangers who passed away in 2019.
We also give thanks for all the successes in the club over the last twelve months and this was reflected at the start of mass when all the trophies and personal accolades won were brought to the altar. Thank you to everyone who carried up all the silverware, awards and Rangers memorabilia.
A special mention for our U10 team and mentors, their silverware took up the most space!
Thanks to Fr Kevin, our club Chaplin for all his help and the lovely ceremony, to readers Eugene Hanratty & Frances Rushe,
Prayers of the Faithful; Ciara McBride, Sean Hand, Lucy Duffy, Niall Shields, Fionnan Moley and Shea Savage.
Margaret McShane and Noel Luckie who brought up the bread and wine;
Eucharist Minsters; Patrica Kernan & Frances Rushe;
Communion ReflectIon; Johanne Donnelly.
Many thanks to Miceal Moley, Aisling McEneaney and Colleen Savage for the beautiful music which enriched the ceremony.
Finally, I want to thank Larry, Gene, Margaret and Mona for all their help and assistance in preparation for the mass.

Happy birthday to Fr Kevin who celebrated a significant birthday during the week. 





On Wednesday we held our registration evening for the U7.5 team and on Friday it was U9.5’s turn!
Thanks to all the parents/guardians who attended.
The last registration evening takes place this Wednesday, U17, in the hall at 7pm. If you missed any of the previous registrations you can come along on Wednesday night.

U11.5 V Kill, Co.Kildare 

The boys had a great day on Saturday when they welcomed  Kill to St Oliver Plunkett Park.


Crossmaglen LGFA Notes:  
Cross Square 100
There’s less than a week to go until this event. We will be completing 100 laps of our town square, on Sunday 16th February.  We are delighted to host this inclusive event, for our whole community for the 3rd year.  It is aimed at all levels of fitness, so everyone can get involved.  Whether you wish to run, jog or walk a lap, just come along and do your own distance at your own pace.  The Square will be set up for participants from 9.30am to 1pm.  Individual’s or businesses can support this event by sponsoring a lap or making a donation on the day.

Crossmaglen LGFA Annual Pre-Season 7s
It’s that time of year again, we are contacting all LGFA clubs and inviting them to participate in our seven a side competition, as a season opener.  Our 7s will take place on Saturday 14th March.  This is an opportunity for clubs to get out of the field, and give their players plenty of game time.  We are lucky to have had great support for the LGFA community, annually welcoming teams from across Ireland.  So we are calling on our volunteers to put this date in the diary, and give us an hour or two on the day.  Please get in touch with any committee member if you are available.

U12 & U10 News
Indoor training will commence on Monday 10th February, in St. Joseph’s High School, 6-7pm All girls from Primary/Rang a 3 upwards are welcome to attend.


Drug Awareness Information Evening

Guest Speaker; Ms Grainne Hearty 
As part of our ongoing health and well being programme, we are hosting
’A Drug Awareness Evening’ where the main topic will be the misuse of substances and the consequences it can have on the individual, their family and community.
Grainne Hearty will join us in the Rangers Hall on Friday 28th February who discuss the nightmare that engulfed her family a few months ago.
Grainne’s Son, Odi who was sixteen at the time went to a concert, Tiesto in Belsonic in Belfast on June 28th 2019
Odi took or was given an ecstasy tablet which cost £2. The tablet contained 78% rat poison. He went into multi organ failure. He was unresponsive to treatment and was only given a one percent chance of survival
He was admitted to ICU in The Mater Crumlin Road Belfast where he remained for four days. He was then transferred to ICU in St Vincent’s hospital Dublin. He remained in a coma on Life support for thirty three days. Thankfully Odi is now on the road to recovery after a tough battle. The evening begins at 7pm and we will also be joined by Lizzy Smith and other representatives from the Magnet Centre, Newry. This is a free event but all donations greatly appreciated. Proceeds go to Crossmaglen Community First Responders who provide an invaluable service in our community.
Pic. Below; Grainne & Odi
Crossmaglen Rangers Executive Committee
Two positions which had been deferred at the AGM have now been confirmed;
Youth Officer; Ruáirí O’Neill
Players Rep; Padraig Stuttard
Welcome and good luck to Ruairi and Padraig in their new roles.
Pic. Below; U9.5 Coaches 2020;  Oisín McConville, Shane McCoy, Sean Hughes, Aidan Meegan with Brigid McManus, main sponsor juvenile academy.

Operation Transformation 
Despite bitterly cold conditions, one  hundred and sixty people joined us on Thursday night for week five, Operation Transformation ‘Ireland  Lights Up’. Just three more Thursday nights to go! See you all Thursday night at 7pm.

Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2020
Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2020 will once again take place in the prestigious Concra Wood Golf Club Castleblayney on Friday 10th July.
This is a major club fundraiser where all proceeds go to developing facilities, promoting our games and culture, particularly our underage structure.
Book your slot today in Ireland’s largest golf classic by contacting Gene Duffy, Joe Kernan or Eugene Hanratty.
A super day’s golf is guaranteed in the scenic surroundings of Concra Wood!


National Draw Tickets 

Club members are selling National Draw tickets around the town and surrounding areas this week. Please support.


Cross Rangers Pancake Breakfast

Remember to keep the 23rd February free! Cross Rangers Pancake Breakfast.




Crossmaglen Darkness Into Light 
Crossmaglen Darkness Into Light 2020 will take place on Saturday 9th May at 4.15am.
The route will be the same as last year, leaving the credit union, up the Dundalk road, left onto the Alley road and back in the Monug rd to the Square.
We again our delighted to be part of this phenomenal event where monies raised from the event will go to Pieta House and local charities.
We need some club members to volunteer please, to assist with stewarding and providing refreshments after the walk.
If you can help, please text me, 0876659126.





Mr Micheal Creegan, Silverbridge 
We send our deepest condolences to Pat, Jennifer and the extended Creegan and Rogers families on the recent sad passing of their Father, Micheal.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;


Draw; 09/02/20

Numbers Drawn; 14  20  27  29 

No Jackpot winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Siobhean McKeown, Dundalk Rd wins £100. Well done Siobhean.

Jackpot; £4200/€5200

Next Draw; 16/02/20