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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 11/02/19

Online Notes 
The online notes are posted every Sunday night on our Website, Facebook and on Twitter.
Any business who would like to sponsor the online notes, please PM Cross Rangers or telephone, 0876659126. Included in the notes will be the business’s logo, brief outline about the business and contact details. This is an ideal opportunity to promote your business and sponsor the club.
This week’s notes have been sponsored by Kevin Keegan, Floor Depot Of Westchester, Inc, Central Park Avenue, New York. Thanks very much to Kevin for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.
Club Mass
There was a large attendance at our annual club mass which took place on Tuesday night. We remembered our two late Presidents, Paddy kindlon and John O’Reilly who both passed away recently, as well as all departed members and friends .
We also give thanks for a very successful 2018 and this was reflected in the presentation of the gifts. Thanks very much to our Chaplin, Fr Cullen who celebrated the mass, to Colm for the beautiful music and singing which enriched the ceremony, thanks to all who took and finally many thanks to all who attended.

Reminder for Club Coaches & Mentors 
Marion will be in the hall to complete AccessNI paperwork at the following times on
 Monday, 11th February, 7.15pm to 8.15pm.
All coaches & mentors must have completed this check.  You will need your National Insurance No., Driving Licence No. & Passport No.
To speed the process up please sign up for an account using the link below:
Crossmaglen Ladies 10th annual Pre-season 7s: 
We are delighted to announce that our annual ladies pre-season 7s will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019.  This event has grown in popularity and prestige over the last number of years, with teams travelling from far and wide to attend, so we are anticipating another fantastic event this year.  We will have more information on this in the coming weeks.
U16s Girls 
Training resumes Saturday 16th 3.30pm.
Reminder, U16s now includes 5th year down
Registration/Membership Morning
Thank you to all who attended our registration/ membership morning on Sunday, Don’t worry if you missed it, we will host another membership morning, more details to follow.
Abbey Zambia Immersion Project 2019
Huge thanks to everyone who donated jerseys. Johanne will pass on the jerseys to the Abbey CBS. Good luck and safe journey to the sixteen students and teachers who travel to Zambia to help deprived children, orphans, the disabled, the aged and struggling communities.
National Draw 
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets for the National Draw. The National Draw will take place on Thursday 6th March 2019. We have also added thirteen bonus prizes, vouchers for local businesses. Our draw for the vouchers will take place on Saturday 9th March, during the interval at St Mungo’s Luganulk.



Operation Transformation ‘Ireland Lights Up’ Week 4


Week four,  Operation Transformation  ‘Ireland Lights Up’  on Thursday night saw eighty walkers participating. Again, the weather wasn’t in our favour, it was cold and wet. Well done to all those who took part. Only two weeks left, it doesn’t matter if you didn’t participate before you can come along and join in. We would like a big push for the final two weeks and hopefully we will exceed previous numbers. Remember, everyone welcome, from the community and beyond, all ages and all abilities. We look forward to welcoming you all next Thursday for week five, 7pm-9pm, top field. Register on arrival and no dogs please!




Crossmaglen Rangers Coaches 2019


Johnny  Savage, Ronan Byrne, Joe Brannigan & Aidan Meegan


Oisín McConville, Patrick McEneaney, Aidan Meegan & Eugene Hanratty 


Kevin Hughes, Shane Murphy, Anthony Donaldson & David Donaldson

Supported by Johnny Savage, Padraic Lenaghan & JP Hughes


Conor Martin, Tony Brady



Tony McEntee, John Hand & Martin Aherne 



Tim Gregory & Gene O’Callaghan 



Stephen Kernan & Thomas Cassidy 



U14 Squad & Parents At the pre-season meeting;





U12’s who kicked off the season on Monday night;






St Mungo’s Luganulk


Tickets are now on sale for St Mungo’s Luganulk 2 “The Umpire Strikes Back” which takes place in the Rangers Hall on Saturday 9th March. Tickets cost £15. Don’t miss out on what will be a fantastic nights craic!! Tickets for sale in Hanratty’s bar, PM Cross Rangers or telephoning  0876659126. In the next week, I will be running a competition on our FB page to win two tickets to this fab not too missed show.







Pancake Morning


The morning after St Mungos entertain us in the hall we will host a yummy pancake morning. Remember to keep the 10th March free.



Advertising Signs


We have recently been reinstated as a County ground. We are erecting new advertising signs. If you would like to advertise your business, a sign costs £350 for three years. This is an ideal opportunity to promote your business and support the club. Please contact our chairman, Eugene Hanratty or Joe Kernan for more details.




Armagh GAA Club Draw 



Armagh GAA will hold four monthly draws; March, April, May & June 2019.
Total prize fund over £90,000 . Tickets cost £100 and are available by pm our Facebook page or by contacting any Committee member.






Le Monde
On Friday night we welcomed Eric Albert, a renowned journalist with French Daily newspaper, Le Monde and Phil Hatcher-Moore, a top freelance photographer who has traveled the world capturing amazing photos.
Eric is composing an article on what Brexit means for people living in Ireland, especially those living along the border. Eric spoke with Parents and Mentors about their feelings regarding Brexit and what they think the future holds. We took him on a tour of St Oliver Plunkett Park, where he saw our seniors and camogs training. The article will be printed next week. Thanks to Eric and Phil for calling with us.



Valentines Day



We are spreading the love, Happy Valentines Day and as it falls on a Thursday, the floodlights are on for week five, Operation transformation walk. You could go for a romantic walk around the walking track!

Happy Birthday 
Happy birthday to our assistant secretary and Coach, Jonny Savage who celebrates his birthday on Valentines Day!
Mr Billy Dawson, Cloghogue 
Billy, Grandfather Of underage player, Callum. We send our deepest condolences to Billy’s wife, Martha, Son Gary, Daughter Lynn, Grandsons Jamie & Callum and the entire Dawson family.
Ar dheis  Dé go raibh a anam.




Mrs Alice Finegan (nee Boyle), Carrickmacross 
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Alice’s husband, Brian, Sons, Seamus, Declan & Brian, Daughters, Marie & Adrienne and the entire Finegan, Boyle, McCooey and McShane families on the sad passing of Alice.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam




Club Lotto







Draw; 10/02/19
Numbers Drawn; 8  21  24  25 
2 Matched 3 numbers; Anne McKeown, Dundalk Rd & Elisha Mooney, Lismore. Well Done to our match three winners, they win £50 each.
Jackpot; £12,000/€13,000
Next Draw; 17/02/19





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