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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 11/12/17

 

 

 

Club AGM

On Sunday night we held our AGM . Tribute was paid to our out going Chairman , Joe Kernan.
Joe recently announced that he intended to retire after the 2017 International Rules Series in Australia and as he does so , we would like to express our sincere thanks for all he has done for the club as a player , manager and Chairman over the years . Joe has played a very significant part in bringing tremendous honour and glory to our club , our County , our Province and our Country as a player and manager and is rightly held in the highest esteem right across the GAA world and beyond . We wish Joe well in his plans to retire but I’m quite sure he will never be too far away and the club can continue to call on his experience and expertise in the future .

 

 

Congratulations to our new Chairman , Eugene Hanratty and our two Vice Chairmen , Eamon McMahon and Brian Quinn on their new appointments .
We all wish them well as they embark on their new roles.

 

Below; (L-R) Our new vice chairman Brian Quinn and Chairman Eugene Hanratty . ( missing from pic , Vice Chairman Eamon McMahon )

 

The following have been elected to the Club Executive committee for 2018:

Chairperson: Eugene Hanratty
Vice Chairman(2): Eamon McMahon , Brian Quinn
Secretary: Gerard Rushe
Assist Secretary: Deferred
Treasurer: Thomas McKenna
Assist Treasurer(2): Eddie Carville , Frank Shields
Development Officer(2): Paddy Kindlon , Eddie Hughes
Youth Officer: Tim Gregory
Coaching Officer: Tony Brady
Registrar: Peadar McCoy
Assistant Registrar: Micéal Traynor
Irish/Cultural Officer: Johanne Donnelly
Health and Well Being Officer: Oisín McConville
Safeguarding Officer: Deferred
PRO: Róisín Murtagh
Insurance Officer: Frances Rushe
Lotto Rep: Maura McEvoy
Bingo Rep: Deferred
Social Club Rep: Patricia Hughes
Ladies Football Rep: Frank Shields
Camogie Rep: Teresa Fanthorpe
Players Rep: Aaron Kernan
School Liaison Officer: Stephen Kernan
Youth Member(2): Ruairí O’Neill , Tomas Hughes
County Board Delegate(2)Tom McKay and John Hand .

We wish them well for the year ahead and many thanks to all who attended .

 

Senior Management

At a meeting on Tuesday night , the Club Executive committee ratified Kieran Donnelly , Donal Murtagh , Francis Fitzpatrick and Micéal Moley .
We sincerely thank this group of experienced personnel for putting their names forward to lead our senior team into the future and we wish them every success .

 

5K Fun Run / Walk ( 3.5km route suitable for pushchairs and children )
Due to the bad weather the fun run was postponed and will now take place on Sunday 17th December .
The cost is £10 per entrant or £20 per family .
Registration from 9.45am on Sunday morning and the event starts at 11.00am. The run will start and finish at the Rangers Hall and we ask all club members to get your Santa jumper or hat on and come out and support this great festive family event .

 

Scór na nÓg table quiz

Well done to Dara O’Neill , Aodhan Donnelly , Pearse Hanratty and Séan Hand who all took part in the County Scór na nÓg quiz which was held in Armagh during the week .

 

Festive Christmas Party Night

There is still time to book your table at our festive Christmas Night which takes place on Saturday 16th December in the Rangers Hall. It has just been confirmed , Paul Cullen will play live in the Rangers Hall during our Christmas party night . Paul who is on tour for a month is a highly renowned singer / guitarist based in Spain .
A mulled wine reception , a scrumptious four course meal , live music followed by a disco with Tracey McKeown and a great nights craic is guaranteed .
You can book now by contacting Patricia (Tel. 0857500141) ,Tim (Tel. 02830861588/0868768365) or Mona (Tel.30861780).

 

Club Membership

Club Membership is now due for renewal . Please see Peadar McCoy or any committee member .

 

Texas Holdem

On Thursday 28th December our any annual poker classic takes place , shuffle & deal @6pm.
Tickets cost £30 and would be an ideal Christmas present .
Please see any committee member about purchasing tickets .

 

GAA National Club Draw

Representatives from the Club will soon commence selling tickets for the GAA National Draw .
Tickets are £10 , excellent prizes to be won and all funds raised are retained by the club.
The Draw will take place on Thursday 8th March 2018.

 

 

Thanks

Many thanks to Raymond and all the staff of Watters , Old Coach Inn for the marvellous welcome and hospitality that our U21 team and mentors received on Sunday following our U21 championship win . Your continued support and sponsorship is greatly appreciated .

 

Wedding bells

The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club send their very best wishes to our player and assistant registrar Micéal Traynor and his bride to be Sinead Kerley Dunne who get married on Friday .
Wishing you many years of good health and happiness ,  Micéal and Sinead .

 

Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to our number one fan , Noel Luckie who had a big birthday at the weekend and celebrated with a party in the hall for family and friends .

 

 

 

St Oliver Plunkett Youth Club

St Oliver Plunkett Youth Club are in the process of setting up a football competition with local youth clubs & groups. It will run on a wednesday night at 7pm in Crossmaglen youth club. The age groups are U14 & U16 at present. It’s a great way to keep fitness up over the winter months.

 

Christmas Day Swim

Shane McMahon , son of Tommy & Rose (nee McArdle , Shelagh) is a forty year old man from Lisanisk , Carrickmacross . He is engaged to Roslyn and they have has one wee boy Clarke and another baby due in the New Year .
Shane is a dedicated and passionate GAA fan , a former player and now a referee with his club , Carrickmacross Emmets GAA Club .
Recently , Shane received the devastating news that he has Motor Neurone Disease .
Carrickmacross Emmets GAA Club will hold its annual Christmas Day swim challenge at 12.30pm at Creevy Lake , Carrickmacross. All monies raised from this event will go to the Shane McMahon Beneficiary Fund which will be used to support Shane for his medical costs , medical equipment costs ,home modification and adaption costs .
Please visit www.christmasdayswim.com for more details on how to participate in the swim and how to donate .

 

Naomh Malachi GAA

5km Run/ Walk in aid of the North Louth Hospice , St Stephen’s Morning @11am . Everyone welcome .

 

Below; A great photo of St Oliver Plunkett Park on a cold December day .

 

 

 

 

Lotto

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our weekly lotto and to our hard working lotto committee .

Draw ; 10/12/17

Numbers Drawn ; 1  11  12  26

No Jackpot Winner

2 matched 3 numbers

Next weeks Jackpot ; £7000 / €8000

 

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