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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 12/02/18

Malachy Murdock Tournament A

On Friday night we played Mayobridge in the Malachy Murdock tournament in Burren.
A free flowing end to end game with good scores from both sides ensured a thrilling encounter which saw victory for Mayobridge by the bare minimum.
Mayobridge 3-13 Cross 2-15


Membership/ Registration Sunday

Due to the bad weather, we had to postpone Membership Sunday.
It will now take place on Sunday 18th February, 9.30am-13.30pm.
We look forward to seeing you all.
It is vital for the status of the club that our family membership is increased and maintained.

Membership Rates
Family; £30
Single; £25
Student; £10




Reminder for Club Coaches & Mentors


Marion will be in the hall to complete AccessNI paperwork at the following times:

Monday 12th 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:




Armagh GAA Club Draw

Armagh GAA Will hold 4 monthly draws , February , March , April & May 2018.
Total prize fund is £80,000 . Tickets cost £100 and are available by pm our Facebook page or by contacting any Committee member.




Operation Transformation

Due to the inclement weather we had to cancel last week’s Operation transformation “Ireland Lights Up “walk.
We are ready to go this Monday night, 7.00-9.00pm.
Let’s keep increasing the numbers, remember to bring a friend and spread the word.
Everyone welcome.



Senior Scór

Scór Sinsear takes place on Sunday 4th March. Any club member interested in forming a quiz, team, playing music, singing or reciting a poem please contact our Irish Cultural Officer, Tel 0860783426.


Ranganna Gaeilge; Irish Classes For Beginners

Starting Tuesday 13th February, 7.00-8.00pm, Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa.


Pilates As Gaelige

A great way to pick up cupla focail while practising pilates- good for body and mind.
This six week course will start on Thursday 15th February, 8.00-9.00pm in the Rangers Hall.
Places are limited .




James Hughes Cup

An U10 blitz will take place on Saturday 9th June in which teams will complete for the inaugural James Hughes Cup.
More details to follow.


Armagh GAA mBunscol

Congratulations and good luck to Pearse Conlon, Shay Larkin, Aaron Haughey and Niamh Garvey from St Patrick’s P.S who came second in the South Armagh GAA mBunscol quiz and will now go forward to represent the school in the Ulster Finals.




Big Bus

Due to the icy conditions on Tuesday, Action Cancer’s Big Bus had to cancel their visit. It has been rescheduled to 1st May and anyone who had an appointment on Tuesday will be booked into this new date .


Trip To Croke Park

There is still availability for our upcoming trip to Croke Park on Monday 2nd April.
Please contact Roisin, Tel 0876659126 to book.




Sponsor A Ball!

There has been a great response to “sponsor a ball’. Many thanks to all those who have sponsored a ball for home and away senior league fixtures.
There are just three fixtures left to sponsor a ball!
Any individual or business who would like to sponsor a ball can do so by contacting our Senior management team, any member of the Senior panel, pm our Facebook page or by telephoning or texting Roisin (0876659126).
Sponsoring a ball is a great way of supporting our Senior team.




Below; Senior player Martin Aherne with his wife Orlene and their new baby daughter, Aria.


Crossmaglen Rangers Ladies Football Notes:

Cross Square 100 in Association with Cross Square Hotel and Superbites: This Sunday 18th of February from 10am to 12pm, the ladies football club are running this unique fund-raising event, which involves some of our local runners completing 100 consecutive laps of the Square in Crossmaglen. For those of who count Kilometres 9 laps =3 km, 14 laps = 5 km, 28 laps = 10 km and the full 100 laps = 36 km. We would request that participants make use of the car park at the Rangers Hall or the Chapel. This is a fun event for all runners and walkers alike, come along and help us complete 100 laps of Cross Square. All participants can sign up at any stage, there will be a stall set up outside the Cross Square Hotel, cost of entry is £5 per person. For more information, check out our facebook page.


2018 teams & training:

Senior & Minor Players: Pre-season training is up and running for our senior and minor players, but it is not too late to get involved. Whether you have taken a break, were away at university or just moved back to the area, if you would like to get involved please get in touch with Maria O’Donnell or Peter McMahon. All old and new faces are welcomed.


U16 & U14 Players:

Pre-season training starts for these age groups this week, Saturday afternoon 17th February. All players interested in taking part in football this year are welcome to attend, for more information contact Paul Duffy or Frank Shields.


Gaelic for Girls!

We are delighted to announce that our club has been selected to participate in the National Gaelic for Girls initiative. This is an amazing opportunity for the club as all girls who enroll to take part will ultimately have an opportunity to take part in a National girls blitz in Croke Park at the end of June. At the minute we are looking for some parents and players (current or ex) to come on board and help us run this programme. Anyone who volunteers will be given training in their role, and will work as part of a team, so don’t panic if you think you will be left alone. If you are interested please contact Frank Shields or Marion McMahon


Crossmaglen Ladies 9th Annual Pre-Season 7s:

It’s hard to believe that this tournament is in its 9th year. Over those nine years, we have welcomed teams from all over Ireland to compete in this prestigious event which is growing in reputation and stature every year. We are delighted that our tournament received support from Stalwarts of Ulster Ladies football such as Clann Eireann, St. McCartans and of course Donamoyne. However our tournament is also very popular with the Dublin and Leinster sides and we have welcomed Foxrock Cabinteely and St. Maur’s to our town to compete. Our tournament will take place on Saturday 10th March, and we are looking for help on the day to run the tournament. Parents and players will be need to volunteer to help with pitches, in the kitchen and also the tuck shop. If you would like to help out, please contact Marion on 07730578786



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.

Draw; 11/02/18

Numbers Drawn; 20 22 25 29

No Jackpot Winner

No-one matched 3 numbers;

Next Draw; 18/02/18

Jackpot ; £7700/€8700




Mr Seamus Cassidy, Carrickmacross

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Seamus’s wife Bridget, daughter Caroline & Tony Brady and the entire Cassidy family on the sad passing of Seamus.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Mr Michael Conlon, 56 Larkins Rd, Crossmaglen

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Michael’s Daughters, Olive, Kathleen, Margaret, Patricia, Elizabeth, Anna, Sons John, Michael and Seamus and the entire Conlon family on the sad passing of their Father and Grandfather Michael.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Mrs Elizabeth Conway, Courtbane

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest sympathy to Elizabeth’s Sons John, Tom, Hugh, Leo and Eamon and Daughter Elma and the entire Conway family following the recent sad loss of their Mother and Grandmother Lizzie.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.


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