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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 11/11/19




Crossmaglen Rangers Spinathon

Pic Below; Leader kieran McShane & his team 


A wet Saturday morning didn’t dampen spirits as the club Spinathon spun off at 8am.
Things may of been bleak outside but they were roasting hot inside.
Owen Martin was the first leader at the helm followed at hourly intervals by Seamie Mullen, Aidan Short, Aveen Donaldson Bellew, Patrick Sha McEneaney, Donal Quinn,
Sarah Armstrong, Paul McEntee, Kieran McShane, Patrica McEvoy and Aaron Kernan. Each leader put their army through their paces, super tunes playing and plenty of craic was the order of the day.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity and support we received, thank you so much to each and everyone of you. This support ensured the day was a tremendous success.
Kieran McShane, Mc’s Groceery & Coffee Dock refuelled the workers with coffee, thanks kieran.
To everyone who helped out throughout the day, we send our sincere thanks and we look forward to doing it all again.

Pic Below; Sha ready to spin 
Pic Below; Bridie Devine cheers on Uncle Aidan 
Pic Below; Leader Patricia McAvoy 


Pic Below; Chairman Gene with Seamie Mullen & Owen Martin 

Pic Below; Spinners, Tara & Seana McCreesh, Shannon Clarke with Gene Duffy.
Pic Below; Kieran puts his troops through their paces 
Armagh U21 Championship

Clann Éireann V Cross
On Sunday we travelled to Lurgan to play Clann Eireann in the Armagh U21 championship.
From the outset the home side were in control, 1-2 registered before we got our opening score, a point result of a free converted. Both sides traded points, and as the game entered the second quarter we trailed by four.
Two points in quick succession, Daniel Cumiskey & Dara O’Callaghan to reduce the deficit.
As the minutes ticked down to the break, Clann Eireann went on another scoring spree, 1-2 again to extend their lead. A Rian point was followed by a Clann Eireann point to leave the score at the break;
Clann Eireann 2-06 Cross 0-06
Clann Eireann opened the scoring of the half with a point. Again each team traded points.
A Rian O’Neill point preceded the Lurgan boys third goal and with eleven to go, we had it all to do.
Cían scored a point but again Clann  Eireann responded with two points to keep their lead firmly in tact.
The final minutes saw plenty of drama and our best scoring period, two goals one after one another, Rian and Daire O’Callaghan  the scorers. A Declan Stuttard point brought the scoring to a close .
Clann Eireann 3-10 Cross 2-10
Hard luck lads and management.
We now exit the competition on score difference, Mullaghbawn will go forward to the semi final.
Well done to the children who represented the club at the Scór Ard Mhacha semi final held in Whitecross on Saturday evening.
Congratulations to Pearse (Solo singing) & Shea Larkin (Recitation) who will represent the club at the Scór Ard Mhacha County final on Sunday 24th Novemberin killeavy GAA Centre. Two quiz teams from the club will also join Pearse and Shea in killeavy.
Good luck to all involved.
Pic Below; Pearse Larkin 



Pic below; Shea Larkin  
Pic Below; Ciara McBride 


Darkness Into Light

On Thursday evening, the club was represented when the monies raised from the Darkness Into Light walk were presented to the two chosen charities, Pieta House & PIPS, Newry & Mourne.
An amazing £22,000 was raised. It was a great honour and privilege for the club  to have been part of this phenomenal global event. We send our sincere thanks to DIL co-ordinator, Ciara Murphy for inviting us onboard, her dedication and prestige work ensured the event was an outstanding success.
Armagh Club All Star Awards
Armagh Club All Stars will take place on Saturday 23rd November in the Canal Court, Newry. Tickets for the event are available from the County Board, telephone 02837527278 or email Tickets cost £35/€40

Table Quiz 
A table quiz will take place in the Rangers Hall on Friday 22nd November @9pm. The renowned quiz master, Gene Maginn will be in charge of proceedings. Teams of five, £5 per person and all proceeds form the night will go towards field maintenance. There will be prizes for the winning team and a raffle on the night with super prizes to be won.
So remember to keep the 22nd free!
Festive Christmas Party Night 
Preparations are in full swing for our festive Christmas Night which will take place on Saturday 7th December. The fabulous Timekeepers will play live in the Rangers Hall during our Christmas party night.
Mulled wine or Prosecco on arrival, a scrumptious four course meal and live music will be the order of the evening.
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, Mona; Tel.30861780 or Róisín 0876659126.
(Short meeting on Tuesday at 6.30pm, back room).

Important Dates
Wednesday 20th November; Amhrán na bhFiann Workshop; 7.30-9pm, Rangers Hall
Thursday 21st  November; Cúla 4 Club Tv programme will be broadcast TG4 @5.05pm
Friday 29th November; Christmas Fayre
Saturday 7th December; Christmas Party Night 
Sunday 8th December; Santa Walk; Registration @9am, Run/Walk @10amfollowed by Santa Sunday; 12 noon to 2pm
Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Team Hope shoe box appeal. The date has been extended, therefore I will have another collection on Friday evening, 6pm, back room. Please see our Facebook page for the list of what to include, don’t seal the box and include £4 p&p.

Mícheál J Murphy Winter School
The annual Winter School takes place on November 15-16 in Tí Chulainn Cultural Centre in Mullaghbane.
On Friday at 7.30pm, Blaithin Mhic Cana, Garret Doran, Padraig Carragher and Gearldine Trimble will present “Glortha gCuillinn Voices Of Gullion”.
Saturday at 2pm Una Walsh will chair “Literature Of Oriel” featuring Peadar O Doirnin:
The Poet and his poetry by Gearoid Trimble
‘Peter Donnelly Of Lislea’ by Kevin Murphy
Marie McCartan reading from her new novel ‘On the Border:South Armagh 1921-22
Laurence McKeown reading from his poetry collection ‘Threads’.
This will be followed by a forum where the speakers will be joined by Jo Slade and Susan Knighton, Daughters of Peter Donnelly.
Admission on each day is £5 from or you can pay at the door.
For further information, please telephone 02830888828/[email protected]/Ring of Gullion or

On Sunday evening the rosary was recited in St Patrick’s Church for Marbs Kieran. We continue to keep Marbs and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Gene Bennet, Mullaghbawn 
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send our deepest condolences to Noreen, Donal, Fintan, Eoghan & Rory McMahon and the extended Bennet family on the sad passing of Noreen’s Father, Gene.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a 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; 10/11/19

Numbers Drawn; 1  4  18  28

No Jackpot winner

2 match 3 numbers; win £50 each. Brendan Bellew, Kiltybane & Oliver McCreesh, Shelagh win £50 each. Well done Brendan & Oliver.
Jackpot; £3200/€4200
Next Draw; 17/11/19