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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 11/06/18

 

 

Sponsor A Ball

Superbites Take Away, The Square sponsored the ball for this week’s Senior league fixture with Cullyhanna. Many thanks to Gerard, Aaron & staff for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.

Pic Below;

Aaron (Superbites, Crossmaglen) presents the ball to Shane Farrelly

 

 

James Hughes Cup

A glorious warm day on Saturday left conditions ideal for football. We welcomed teams from near and far to St Oliver Plunkett Park. Nine counties were represented.
A great sporting occasion and a highly entertaining day was had all which was a fitting tribute to a true Cross Ranger, James RIP.
Many thanks to our main sponsor Cullington Properties- Brendan Quinn Construction and also to Centra Crossmaglen for your generous sponsorship.
Well done to our Coaching Officer Tony Brady, Shane Murphy, Johnny Savage, Aidan Meegan and all the mentors who worked so hard in the run up to Saturday’s tournament and during the day to ensure everything went smoothly and to everyone assisted throughout the day, thank you so much, your contribution ensured the event was a huge success.
Congratulations to Dromintee who beat Kildress to win the James Hughes Cup. An extremely close final with Dromintee getting the last score of the game to get them over the line. Well done to our U10 teams who played some fantastic football. A super point from Rían Bellew against Mullahorn in the semi final booked us a place in the Shield final. Mullahorn manager, Sean Smith tweeted that the golden point reminded him of 1998.
We played Dundalk side Sean O’Mahonys in the Shield final. The Cross boys played with great grit and determination but it wasn’t to be their day. Congratulations to Sean O’Mahonys, winners of the Shield.
Well done to all teams and their mentors who participated, you were brilliant and a true example of what is good about Gaelic games. The future is bright. We look forward to welcoming you all again next year.
Finally, a special mention for the Hughes family, thanks for all your assistance on Saturday and ongoing support for the club.

 

 

Pic Below; Dromintee, winners of the James Hughes Cup.

 

 

 

Pic Below; Dromintee winning captain with the Hughes family.

 

Pic Below;  Sean  O’Mahonys, winners of the shield.

 

 

 

Pic Below; Cross Rangers U10’s, runners up in the shield.

 

 

 

 

Pic Below; Teams & Mentors who participated in the James Hughes Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SFL Div 1A

Cullyhanna V Cross 

On Sunday afternoon our seniors travelled to Cullyhanna for their Senior league fixture with neighbours Cullyhanna.
The first half saw a very even encounter with both sides scores evenly matched.
With minutes to until half time , Cullyhanna scored a goal and just at the thirtieth minute, a great high ball in from the boot of Mickey McNamee saw a scramble for the ball which resulted in Aaron Kernan putting the ball into the back of the Cullyhanna net.
The sides were just separated by a point at half time;
Cullyhanna 1-07 Cross 1-06
Aaron Kernan started off the scoring in the second half converting a free but Cullyhanna took control of the game scoring 1-02 in a space of five minutes. We responded scoring two points to reduce the deficit but Cullyhanna pushed on scoring five points in quick succession and as the game drew to a close we scored a point but it was to be Cullyhanna’s day and they won a scoreline of;

Cullyhanna 2-14 Cross 1-10

U12 Blitz; Cooley Kickhams 
Another good performance by the lads. Got to the quarter final of the cup but lost by one. Great effort by all. Well done boys.

 

 

Fixtures

 

 

Monday 11th June

U18 Div 1 League Rd 7
Clan na Gael V Cross
Davitt Pk
7.00pm

Tuesday 12th June

U14 League Div 1 Rd 3
Cross V St Peters
7.15pm

Wednesday 13th June

U10 Go Games (Rd 8)
Cross V Derrynoose


Friday 15th June

Senior League Div 1A
Cross V Armagh Harps
8.00pm

Saturday 16th June

U8Go Games
Mullaghbawn V Cross

U12.5 Go Games
Cross V Killeavey
4.00pm

Intermediate League Div 2B
Cross V Eire Óg
7.00pm

 

 

Rangers Tapas Party Night

Tickets are going fast for “The Rangers Tapas party” which takes place on Saturday 16th June .
It promises to be a fantastic relaxed fun night with delicious food being served.
On arrival guests will be greeted with a champagne reception. Once seated, our in house chef will share an array of delicious Spanish dishes in batches to each table.
When the dining has finished, music will commence with one of Ulster’s top DJs, Paul McArdle providing the music.
Doors will open at 8pm with food being served at 8.30pm sharp.
Tickets sales are limited to 200 and can be bought from any member of our senior and intermediate men’s teams at a cost of £20 or €25.
Get your ticket now to avoid disappointment for what promises to be a superb night. For your chance to win two tickets, please see Cross Rangers FB page. To enter all you have to do is like our post, tag three friends and share. The winner will be picked on Thursday night at 9pm.

 

 

Golf Classic

Final preparations are being put in place for our Golf Classic which will take place on Friday 6th July.
There are a few slots free on Friday morning, please contact Joe Kernan, Gene Duffy or PM Cross Rangers FB page to book a slot.
Any business or individual who would like to sponsor a golf hole/ tee box, please PM for more information.

 

 

Summer Camp

Our annual summer camp will be led by Tony Mcentee this year and will run from from Monday 6th – Friday 10th August. The Camp is open to everyone in the area. More details in the coming weeks.
Anyone who would like to assist at the camp please contact Tony or PM Cross Rangers Facebook Page.

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Camogie Club

Cross Rangers camogs are having a car wash next Saturday, a perfect opportunity to get your car gleaming.

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers LGFC

Crossmaglen Ladies would like to extend their condolences to the whole O’Donnell family on the recent passing of Louis O’Donnell.  Louis was a great advocate of Ladies football in our Ulster schools, and followed all things Gaelic related.  He is passion for sport and life was an inspiration to many of our current and past players.

 

Good Luck to Armagh Ladies:  

On behalf of the club we would like to wish Lauren McConville, Aveen Donaldson and the entire Armagh Ladies team every success in their Ulster Final.  The final is due to take place on Sunday 17th June in Enniskillen.  The Orchard country take on Donegal, who comprehensively defeated Monaghan in there semi-final, on Saturday night past.  We encourage all our members to go along an support the ladies on this great occasion, keep an eye on facebook for more information.

 

Gaelic 4 Girls:

Training continues from 6pm to 7pm every Monday.   Next Sat (16th June) the girls will travel to Kileeshil in Tyrone, to compete in the annual G4G blitz.  We need 3 or 4 parents to come with me on the bus, contact Marion if you are available.  The bus will leave the club at 8.15am sharp.  All players should be dressed ready to play, and gum sheilds must be worn.  Please ensure that they have a healthy packed lunch & water.  Players taking part in the blitz must be registered, forms will be available at training on Monday- £20 per child.

 

U14 & U16 Information:

Training continues on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm.  There are still a number of players who have not paid their registrations.  These must be paid as soon as possible.

Going Quackers for the Duck Race:  The ladies football annual duck race takes place on Sunday 24th June.  Our underage players are currently selling the ducks, ducks cost £2 each or 3 for £5.  On the day, all of our ducks will be dropped in Creggan River, and the first Ducks across the line will win a prize.  The prizes include a MAC fitness voucher, Barber’s voucher, voucher for Egg, beauty hamper, bottle of wine and a garden lantern.  All forms must be returned for next Monday (18th June).

 

The image below  shows the Gaelic for Girls group who are promoting the annual duck race to raise funds for the Ladies Football in the club.

 

Well Done 
 
Well done to Rían O’Neill and the Armagh  U20 Squad and management to beat Tyrone in an epic battle played in the Athletic Grounds on Friday night. For me like so many others  it was the first time I was at a match where there was extra time on top of extra time. Incredible game. Armagh will play Derry in the Erigrid Ulster Final and the match will be a curtain raiser to the Senior Ulster Football Final on 24th June.
Congratulations also to Armagh Senior Team/ Management who had a good win on Saturday night against Westmeath in the Qualifiers.

 

Club Lotto

 

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.
https://www.clublottery.com/Club/Details/37

Draw; 10/06/18

Numbers Drawn; 5, 6, 24, 29 

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Margaret McShane, Lismore wins £100. Well done Margaret.

Next Draw; 17/06/18

Jackpot; £9,400/€10,400

 

 

Shannon Keady

During the week we received a letter from Shannon Keady, Daughter of the late hurling great Tony Keady.
Shannon told us all about the book, “One Hundred And Ten Percent Legend” written by Meath man Liam Hayes which tells Tony  Keady’s amazing story.
As a tribute to her Dad she would like the book to be the No 1 book in the country before her Dad’s first anniversary in August.
With Fathers Day coming up this would make an ideal present.

 

 

Fathers Day

With next Sunday being Father’s Day, we would like to wish all our Daddies and Grandas a very Happy Fathers Day. Hope you all have a lovely day.

 

 

Condolences

Mr Louis O’Donnell, Newry

The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Louis, our former player and manager. A life long member, supporter and friend of the club.
We send our deepest condolences to Louis’s Wife Geraldine, Son Bill, Daughters Orla and Deirdre, Brothers Des and Paddy and the entire O’Donnell family on the sad passing of Louis. The O’Donnell family have a long affiliation with the club.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

 

 

 

Mr Benny McKay

We send our deepest condolences to Benny’s wife, Antoinette, Sons Gareth, Conrad, Manus & Glenn, Daughter Noelle, Brothers Tom and Anthony, Sister Marie and the entire McKay family on the sad passing of Benny.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

 

Mrs Martina Tormey Doohamlet

Martina, Aunt of current player John Murtagh and Sister of Geraldine & Raymond Murtagh.
We send our deepest condolences to Martina’s Husband Farrell, Son Joe, Sisters Geraldine and Brenda, Brothers Eamon and Mickey and the entire Tormey and Marray families.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.