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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 15/01/18


Bank Of Ireland Ulster U21 Club Football Tournament QF

Cross V Southern Gaels

Our U21s travelled to Creggan Kickhams GAC in Antrim for their Quarter Final meeting with Cavan Champions Southern Gaels in the Ulster Club U21 Championship tournament. We had encountered the lacken-Gowna side two years ago in the St Paul’s minor tournament.
A cold day with a strong gale blowing across the field .
It was Southern Gaels who were first off the mark converting two frees in the opening minute. An Oisín O’Neill point in the third minute got us off the mark ,Southern Gaels scored another point before a Colin O’Connor point in the 7th minute reduced the deficit .
With ten minutes on the clock we suffered a hard blow , Gaels were awarded a penalty which Jamie McEvoy stopped but the ball rebounded and Gaels midfielder Brendan Laverty put the ball into the back of our net.
The next two scores from the boot of Miceal McCabe (one a f) left just two between the sides as the game entered the last ten minutes of the first half. Two further points from Gaels in the closing minutes left them ahead by four at the break .
S Gaels 1-05 Cross 0-04.
Southern Gaels started the second half as they finished the first half with a point from a free in the opening minutes.
Seconds later a superb strike from Oisín O’Neill landed in the Gaels net and helped to reduce the deficit to two.
Great goalkeeping from Jamie McEvoy prevented Gaels from strengthening their lead .
Points from Caoilin Dillion, Rían O’Neill and Colin O’Connor put us in the lead by the narrowest of margins.
Both sides scored two points each ( Oisín & Rían the scorers for us ) but three points in quick succession from Gaels(2f) left them with a lead of two as the clock struck the 60th minute. A Free for us in injury time which Cían McConville converted left us just trailing by one but it wasn’t to be our day and it is Southern Gaels who progress to the semi final of the U21 Ulster Club Championship. Hard Luck lads and management.

Southern Gaels 1-11 Cross 1-10

(1)Jamie McEvoy (2) Johnny McKeever (3) Shane Farrelly (4) Aaron Smylie (5)Aidan Rushe(C) (6) Caolan Dillion(0-1)(7) Daniel Cumiskey (8) Stephen Morris (9) Rían O’Neill (0-2)(10) Ryan McKeever (11) Oisín O’Neill(1-02) (12) Cormac Donnelly (13) Miceal McCabe(0-2) (14) Callum Kieran (15)Colin O’Connor(0-2)
Sub;Cían McConville(0-1)

Many thanks to Creggan Kickhams for their warm hospitality and refreshments, it was very much appreciated.


Club Membership

Membership is now due. Please see our Registrar Peadar McCoy, Assistant Registrar Micéal Traynor, any committee member or by coming to our membership morning on Sunday 11th February, 9.30-12.30pm for all family, juvenile and individual membership.
Membership Rates;
Family; £30
Single; £25
Student; £10


National Draw

Over the next few weeks our committee members will be selling the National Draw tickets.
The GAA National club Draw is an annual event and the sole purpose of the draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much needed funds.
There are great prizes to be won but we have also added four bonus prizes ,
a top of the range TV and three meals vouchers from local hotels .
Tickers are only £10 , the draw takes place on Thursday 8th March 2018 and we encourage everyone to please support the draw as all funds raised will be retained by the club.


Sponsor A Ball!

Any individual or business who would like to sponsor a ball for one of our home Senior league matches can do so by contacting our Senior management team, any member of the Senior panel or by pm our Facebook page. Sponsoring a ball is a great way of supporting our Senior team.


Trip To Croke Park

I have organised a trip to Croke Park museum and stadium which will take place on Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018. The bus will leave the Rangers Hall at 11.00am, we will stop at Applegreen, Lusk and will arrive at Croke Park Stadium at 1.45pm approx. Our fully guided tour will begin at 2.00pm and last two hours. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
The cost including the bus and admission to stadium tour is as follows;
Adults; €20
Senior Citizen; €18.50
Student/Minor; €13.00
Child; (4-12 years old, all children must be accompanied by an adult) €11.50
On returning to Cross, a two course meal has been booked in the Cross Square Hotel (this is optional, meal cost not included in bus/tour price), more details about the meal when you book.
You can book your place by phoning Roisin, 0876659126, emailing [email protected] or by pm Crossrangers FB page.
It promises to be a great days craic!


Advertising Signs

We are currently replacing the advertising boards around the field . This is a great opportunity to advertise your business/ organisation. Please contact Joe Kernan for more details. Tel (02830868404 )


Hall Schedule;

Monday ;

Mother & Toddler Group; 10.00-12.00pm

Irish Dancing With Majella; 4.15pm

Bingo; 8.30pm

Tuesday ;

Bowls; 8.30pm

Wednesday ;

Slimming World; 5.00pm & 7.00pm


Jersey Appeal

Dara Ní Choileáin from Dromintee is a sixth year student in St. Pauls High School, Bessbrook. Dara is travelling to Kenya on 25th January.
Dara will visit schools in Kenya and she is is gathering gifts for the Kenyan children.
It would be greatly appreciated if you have any old jerseys lying around (any size, any team, especially kids sizes).The children love jerseys.
You can leave the jerseys in St Paul’s Bessbrook or you can give them to me (Róisín,Tel 0876659126) and I’ll pass them on to Dara.
Good luck and safe journey Dara


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.



Action Cancer Big Bus

The Action Cancer Big Bus will be at the Ranger’s Hall on Tuesday 6th February. Appointments available for breast screening and health mots.
Book online by visiting the action cancer website.



Mrs Majella Byrne, London, formerly Anamar

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to our vice chairman Brian Quinn and the Quinn and Byrne families on the sad loss of his sister Majella
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.

Mrs Mary Hamill, Knockbridge

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Ronan and Roisin McNamee and family on the recent sad loss of their Aunt, Mary.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.

Mrs Pauline O’Reilly, Cheshire

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest sympathy to Pauline’s husband Joseph, Son’s Kieran, Jarleth, Joe and Declan, Daughter Catherine and the entire O’Reilly family on the sad passing of his wife and their Mother Pauline.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.


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

Draw; 14/01/18

Numbers Drawn ; 7 14 23 29

No Jackpot Winner

4 matched 3 numbers

Next Draw; 21/01/18

Jackpot ; £7300/€8300

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.




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