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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 16/09/19

 

Congratulations
Huge congratulations to Rían O’Neill who has been awarded a 2019 Irish News All Star. Rían received his award at a gala event which was held in the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday night. Congratulations also Oisin McConville who received an award in recognition of the twentieth anniversary since he received the same accolade. A special mention for the star of the night, young Ryan McConville who accompanied his Dad to the star studded event and looked very sharp in his tuxedo.
Pic Below; Rían with his 2019 Irish News All Star Award

Pic Below; Rían and his proud Granny, Margaret 
Pic Below; Rían and his Mum Dora
Pic Below; Tommy Bowe congratulates Rían 
Pic Below; Eugene, Teresa, Róisín and Danielle congratulate Rían 
Pic Below; 2019 Irish News All Stars 
Pic Below; Rían with the star of the night, Ryan 

Pic Below; Oisin receiving his award in recognition of his Irish News All Star in 1999

Pic Below; Rían, Oisin & Ryan with their awards

Armagh U18.5 Championship SF

Cross V Killeavy
Sunday afternoon we travelled to Carrickcruppen for the semi final of the Minor Championship.
A slight drizzle left conditions slippy.
Jim Burns was the man in charge of proceedings.
It took both teams a while to settle and the first score of the game came in the eight minute when Killeavy slotted over a point.
Killeavy added a second as the game entered the second quarter. We had a number of missed opportunities before Tony O’Callaghan converted a free to give us our opening score. Points from Patsy Finnegan and Caolan Dooley were matched by the opposition and with minutes to go until the break, Killeavy led by the narrowest of margins. They pushed on scoring two points one after the other to stretch their lead to three before an Odhran Kieran narrowed the gap to two. Killeavy scored a point in injury time to leave the score at the midway point;
Cross 0-4 Killeavy 0-7
The start of the second half replicated the start of the match, it took a while before we had an opening score, a super point from Patsy Finnegan. Both sides traded points,  Patsy the scorer once more. As the game entered the last quarter, Odhran Kieran and Declan Stuttard scored a point each to leave the game all square.
This was to be short lived , Killeavy stepped up a gear, three points without reply and they were now in a commanding position with the finishing line in site. With five to go, Jim Burns deemed a foul was committed and awarded Killeavy a penalty. Stephen Morgan saved the penalty, three was still the margin. Killeavy added a point to their tally to put them four ahead. We had chances to narrow the gap but it wasn’t to be our day, Odhran Kieran slotted over a point in injury time to leave the score at full time;
Cross 0-9 Killeavy 0-12
Hard luck to the entire squad and management.
Fixtures

Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals draw will take on Monday night.

Group winners will be drawn against Play Off winners.

We along with, Granemore GFC, Maghery Sean MacDermotts and Pearse Ógs are group winners.


Play Off Winners;
Ballymacnab Round Towers GAA
Silverbridge Gfc
Madden Raparees
Winners of Dromintee Gac v St Patrick’s Cullyhanna

Games will take place next weekend 20-23 September.

Sponsor A Ball

Conall & Niall McKenna, Crievekieran  will sponsor the ball for our  Armagh Senior Football Championship QF next weekend.
Thanks very much to the McKenna family for your sponsorship and ongoing support.
Pic Below; Conall & Niall presents the ball to Rico Kelly
Armagh IFC QF
Cross V Clan na Gael, Ballymacnab, 8pm
Come along on Monday night and show your support for the boys as they bid for a semi final place.
Good luck lads and management.
Saturday 21st  September
U12.5 Section C Rd 7
Cross V Armagh Harps, Cross, time TBC
U13 Championship Div 1 South B Rd 3
St Patrick’s V Cross, Cullyhanna @11am
Well done 
Well done to our U10’s team and management who had a very successful Saturday morning.
They beat Clonduff, Mayobridge, Dromintee, Ballyholland, Burren and Newry Shamrocks to win the Gaels Shield, Óg’s Cup and Stars Cup at the Juvenile Hospice Football, Tournament hosted by Burren.
We are super proud of you all. Many thanks to Burren for the invite, hospitality and a fantastic morning’s football.
Bingo
Bingo every Monday night @8.30pm. The jackpot is £1940 on 48 numbers or less.
Get Well
The entire club send our very best wishes to Josie Gregory who is in hospital at the minute. Get well soon Josie.
We also send good wishes to Dermot Casey who is recovering from surgery.
Speedy recovery Dermot and we hope it won’t be long until your behind the wheel again.
Wedding Bells 
We wish Martin Califf and his bride to be, Eileen the very best of luck ahead of their wedding next Saturday
Wishing you both good health and happiness for the future, Martin & Eileen.
Lotto
A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;
Draw; 15/09/19
Numbers Drawn; 1  14  23  29 
No Jackpot winner
1 match 3 numbers; Daire Nixon, Culloville Rd wins £100. Well done Daire.

Jackpot; £2400/€3400

Next Draw; 22/09/19

 

Half Time Draw

The winner of the half time draw at today’s double header in St Oliver Plunkett Park was Jeanette McGuinness, Madden. Well done Jeanette.