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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 13/01/20



Operation Transformation 
For the third year running, we are delighted to be onboard with the GAA, Get Ireland Walking and RTÉ’s Operation transformation for Ireland Lights Up.
Despite the cold weather on Thursday night, one hundred and eighty people participated. Spirits where high, Santa had left fitbits  and they were put to the test!
Thanks to my right hand men, Larry and Gene and to our U13.5 and U11.5 teams and mentors who joined us.





We will do it all again on Thursday evening, 7-9pm, top field. Everyone welcome from the community and beyond, young and old. A short walk, a long walk or a run, every step counts! Please register on arrival.

Armagh LGFA
It was a busy day all round for the club on Saturday. As well as hosting the  AIB All Ireland Intermediate Semi Final, we also hosted the ArmaghLGFA pre-season fundamentals course. Well done to the 30 coaches who participated and good luck to all the clubs for the season
Phase 4 Healthy Clubs Project
Following our application to Croke Park, we are excited to announce we along with three other Armagh clubs have been selected for phase 4 of the healthy clubs project.
Two club personnel will travel to Croke Park to attend the National Healthy Club Orientation Day on Saturday February 1st which will be the start of a two year healthy club journey.

GAA National Draw 2020
Our club members are now selling The GAA National Draw tickets. There are super prizes to be won and we have added ten bonus prizes; vouchers for local businesses. Tickets cost €10 and the draw will take place on Thursday 12th March 2020. Please support the draw as all funds raised will be retained by the club.
Glasnevin Tour 
I have organised a trip to Glasnevin cemetery on Easter Monday, 13th April. The bus will leave the Rangers Hall at 9.30am, coffee stop at Applegreen, Lusk and we will arrive in Glasnevin for our fully guided tour at 12pm. The tour we will take is the General History Tour which gives an overview of the history of Glasnevin cemetery and visits the graves of Ireland’s heroes including Daniel O’Connell, Mícheál Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell and Countess Markievicz.
The tour will last approximately ninety minutes and there will be free time afterwards to visit Glasnevin Cemetery’s museum. We will then travel to Malahide for a brief stop. On the way home we will stop at the Monsterboice Inn for tea.
The cost of the bus and tour is;
Adults/OAP; £25
OAP; £20
Child;  £15
The meal in the Monsterboice Inn is optional and extra, more details to follow.
To book a place please telephone Róisín; 0876659126, email; [email protected].

Dates For Your Diaries 
U11.5 Registration;  Friday 24th January
U15 Registration; Wednesday 29th January
U13 Registration; Friday 31st January
U7.5 & downwards to nursery Registration;  Wednesday 5th February
U9.5 Registration; Friday 7th February
U17 Registration; Wednesday 12th February
Club Mass; 4th February
Pancake Morning; 23rd February
Spring Clean; Saturday 28th March
Club Car Wash; Saturday 18th April
Crossmaglen Darkness Into Light; Saturday 9th May
Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic; Friday 10th July
Crossmaglen Rangers Summer Camp; Monday 10th-Friday 14th August
Club Membership 
Membership is now due, please see Peadar McCoy or any committee member.
I will have membership forms at the Operation Transformation walk on Thursday.

Saturday was a very historic day in St Oliver Plunkett park. We hosted the AIB All Ireland Intermediate Semi Final between Magheracloone Mitchells, Co Monaghan and Mattock Rangers, Co Louth. It was a highly entertaining sporting game of football. Commiserations to Mattock Rangers. The entire club wish Magheracloone Mitchells the very best of luck in the All Ireland Intermediate Final.
Huge thanks to Pearse Larkin for singing Amhrán na bhFiann, to the ladies who provided the refreshments, those who sold programmes & half time draw tickets, worked in the shop and last but not least our hardworking stewards. Club teamwork at its best!
Half Time Draw 
Many thanks to NBC Publications, Blackrock, Co.Dublin for their donation to our half time draw and to President of Ulster GAA, Oliver Galligan for presenting the prizes.

€100; Eimear Rudden


€50; Con O’Brien
Third prize unclaimed; Ticket number 4341


Farm Families Health Check Van


Thanks to the ‘The Farm Families Health Check Van’ led by Christina who visited the Rangers Hall on Wednesday. Travelling to different locations across Northern Ireland, they provide a very informative service. There was a tremendous positive feedback from everyone who attended and we hope they will return to the Rangers Hall later in the year.

A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;

Draw; 12/01/20

Numbers Drawn; 18  19  21  28  

No Jackpot winner

No match 3 numbers;  

Jackpot; £3800/€4800

Next Draw; 19/01/20

Mr Tommy Donnelly, Scotland 
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send our deepest condolences to Kevin, Rhonda, Jake, Riordan, keegan, Finn and the extended Donnelly family on the recent sad passing of Kevin’s Father, Tommy.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.
John Paul Smyth, Keady
We send our deepest condolences to Maura Togher and the Smyth family circle on the recent tragic passing of JP.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.
Mrs Mary Cooney, Newtownhamilton 
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send our deepest condolences to Malachy & Phil Martin, Lisseraw and the extended Cooney family on the recent passing of Phil’s Mother, Mary.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.