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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 13/08/18



Crossmaglen  Rangers Summer Camp: In Association With Eugene Duffy Construction;   

The club was busy this week as we hosted our annual Summer Scheme. The Camp was led by Tony McEntee, Oisín McConville, Jonny Savage, Stephen Kernan and Aveen Donaldson. One hundred and ninety five children took part from all corners of the Parish and beyond. We are very thankful that once again our Summer Camp was sponsored by Eugene Duffy construction. Thanks very much to Gene, Paul and the Duffy family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.
Huge thanks to all our mentors and volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to join us and who worked tirelessly throughout the week. A special mention for all our young Rangers who assisted at the Camp, your were all brilliant. Well done to the one hundred and ninety five children who took part, the future is bright and finally immense praise for our Leaders, who did a superb job which ensured all went smoothly and the children had a ball.


Pic Below; Sponsors, Paul, Gene & Tara Duffy with Tony McEntee



Pic Below; Summer Scheme Leaders & Volunteers

















Pic Below; Photos from Summer Scheme 2018





Sponsor A Ball

The McAvoy family sponsored the ball for our Senior league fixture with Ballymacnab. Thanks very much to the McAvoy family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.
Huge thanks you to everyone who sponsored a ball for each of our fixtures in the 2018 Armagh All County League.

Pic Below; Oran McAvoy presents the ball to Rían O’Neill. Also in the photo is Oran’s Dad, Arthur and Granny Maura.




SFL Div 1A

Ballymacnab V Cross

Our last game in the Senior league saw us travel to Ballymacnab on Friday night. A win for Ballymacnab would see them crowned Armagh All County League Champions for the first time in their history.
Ollie Hearty was the man in the middle and seconds after he threw in the ball, we had got off to a dream start, Paudie Stuttard had the ball in the back of the nab net. The game was moving at a fast pace and this was how the entire game was played out. Two points, one after another left them trailing by just one before a point each from Tony and Aaron Kernan extended our lead. Some fine goalkeeping from Jamie McEvoy prevented Ballymacnab from closing the gap. Two points from each side and at the half way point of the first half the goal was the difference between the sides.
The next few minutes were evenly matched, each team scoring point for point. A Stephen Morris point with a little over five left to the break on the clock put us four in front but was quickly followed by a trio of nab points to leave one between the teams at half time;
Ballymacnab 0-09 Cross 1-07
We settled quickly and got the first two scores of the half but Ballymacnab responded firing over four points in the next ten minutes to give them the lead for the first time in the match. A Rían O’Neill point left it all square again and ensured we were in for an exciting finish. Jamie McEvoy was superb in those final minutes. Two points from Ballymacnab put them in a strong position as we entered the final minutes, a Stephen Morris point brought it back to one but Ballymacnab hung on to get across the line and see them crowded Armagh Senior Football league Champions. Great celebrations followed the final whistle. Congratulations and well done to Ballymacnab.
Ballymacnab 0-15 Cross 1-11


Well Done


Well done to our U10’s team and mentors who won the Paddy Savage Plate on Saturday at a blitz hosted by Ballyholland Harps. Thanks very much to Ballyholland Harps for their hospitality and for hosting a great blitz.
Many thanks to our U10’s sponsor, Mary & Paddy, Valu Land and Cross Castles for their sponsorship, support and yummy ice cream on the way home from Ballyholland.

Below; Captain  John Gregory with the Paddy Savage Plate


Pic Below; Kevin, Aidan , Shane & Johnny with John


Pic Below; U10’s arrive home to the Rangers Hall



Pic Below; U10 Squad 


Pic Below; Anton & Shane Murphy 




Well done to our U12.5 team and management who put in some fantastic performances to reach the U12.5 Armagh All County Tournament Final played in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday..
They faced Maghery in the final. Despite a gallant effort it wasn’t to be their day. Hard luck boys.





Monday 13th August

U18 League Div 1 Decider SF
Cross V Armagh Harps

Tuesday 14th August

U14 league Div 1
Armagh Harps V Cross
Abbey Pk

Wednesday 15th August

U10 Go Games
Mullaghbawn V Cross

Thursday 16th August

U16 Div 1 Championship SF
Clann Éireann V Cross

Saturday 18th August

U8 Go Games
Cross V Carrickcruppen

U16 League div 1A
Killeavey V Cross

Sunday 19th August
U14 League Div 1A
Clann Éireann V Cross


Juvenile Draw


Tickets for our underage draw are on sale now. There are some fantastic prizes on offer and all proceeds from the draw will go directly to the underage teams in the club.


Barry Óg McAllister


The very talented Barry Óg McAllister will be performing in the Rangers Hall on Saturday 18th August at 9.00pm. Admission is free and it promises to be a great night.




Afternoon Tea Party- A Delightful Evening In The Company Of Friends

On Sunday, 9th September at 6.00pm a very special event will take place in the Rangers hall, an evening tea party. We are looking for host or hostesses who will host a table. Each table will consist of ten people and tickets cost £10. Good food and good craic among friends will be the order of the evening. If you would like to be a host of if you would like to attend please contact Sarah Jane Carville or PM Cross Rangers FB page for more details.



Crossmaglen Rangers GFC Night At The Races

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC Night At The Races will take place in Dundalk Stadium on Friday, 26th October (Evening Meeting).
A table of ten costs €1000 (individual tickets also available which will cost €100).
Your ticket covers your admission to the racecourse, a scrumptious four course meal, complimentary race card and all ticket holders will also be entered into a fantastic draw with five hotel breaks on offer in top hotels around Ireland.
Any business or individual who would like to provide sponsorship for this event, please contact any committee member or pm Cross Rangers FB page for more information. All sponsors receive two complimentary tickets at the sponsor’s table.
More details in the coming weeks and remember to keep the 26th October free because it promises to be a superb nights entertainment.


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; 12/08/18

Numbers Drawn; 1, 11, 15, 28

No Jackpot Winner

4 matched 3 numbers; Eileen McEntaggart, John Paul Hughes, John Fearon & Eamon Caughey each win £25. Well done to our match 3 winners.

Next Draw; 19/08/18

Jackpot; £10,300 /€11,300





Mr Paddy Maguire, Lismore Park
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Paddy’s Mother and Father, Patsy and Isobel, Brothers, Kevin, Sean, James, Michael, Ciaran, Colum, Finbar, Conor & Barry, Son Lewis and the extended family circle on the sad passing of their Son Brother and Father, Paddy.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam


Ms Kathleen Kelly, Rassan
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to our loyal supporters. John and Rosemary and the entire family circle on the recent sad passing of their daughter, Kathleen.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a hanam


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