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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 17/09/18


Charlie Grant  Cup Final

Mullaghbawn V Cross 
A bright sunny afternoon yesterday in Mullaghbawn left conditions ideal for the Charlie Grant Cup Final.
It was Mullaghbawn who settled the quickest, scoring 2-02 to our single point in the opening ten minutes.
The start of a scoring spree led by our Captain Bernard Cassidy began shortly after the midway point of the first half, Bernard scored 3-01 and Daithi Conway a point to put us in front with minutes left on the clock to the half time whistle. A Mullaghbawn point was quickly followed by a goal and a point from Bernard to leave the score at the break;
Mullaghbawn 2-03 Cross 4-04
The scoring in the second half began almost immediately, we registered a point and Mullaghbawn a goal. We remained in control, our lead never compromised scoring three points to Mullaghbawns two to leave us in a comfortable position as we entered the final minutes of the game.
Bernard wasn’t finished scoring yet, his fifth goal of the game was registered on the scoreboard and Aaron O’Neill kicked over a point. A point from Bernard and our sixth goal thanks to a super kick from Ryan Martin was to bring our scoring of the day to a close. Mullaghbawn scored two points in the  dying minutes of the game.
It was a super all round team performance, well done to all involved and to Leo, Ciaran and John.
Mullaghbawn 3-07 Cross 6-10
The Cup was presented by Margaret Grant, wife of the late Charlie to Captain Bernard Cassidy.
Three players received certificates for outstanding performances of the tournament. Bernard Cassidy, Aaron O’Neill and Pearse Blessing. Well done boys, a great achievement.
Many thanks to the Grant family and Mullaghbawn for their hospitality and warm welcome.










Pic Below; U14 squad and management observe a minutes silence for Bernard’s Granny, Mrs Cassidy.



U18 Championship SF

Clann Éireann V Cross
Pearse Ógs Armagh was the setting for the Armagh U18 Championship Semi Final. It was our second encounter with the Lurgan side, Clann Éireann in a week. The boys played them the previous Monday in the league final. Heavy rain and a strong wind left conditions very difficult for the game.
Playing with the wind in the first half, we got off to a dream start. Cían McConville scored 1-02 on the opening ten minutes, the points coming from frees converted and the goal the result of a penalty which Cían struck superbly.
Two more points from Cían and two opening scores from Clann Éireann left us head by five with a little over fifteen gone on the clock. The remaining minutes of the half saw us score four points without reply ( Ryan Duffy, Cían McConville(F), Odhran Kieran & Daire O’Callaghan) to leave the score at the midway point;

Clann Éireann 0-02 Cross 1-08

It was Clann Éireann who got the scoring underway in the second half with a point. Cían McConville added another point to his personal tally when he kicked over a free.
Odhran Kieran was next to register on the scoreboard, a goal and a point from Odhran which was followed quickly by a point kicked by Liam Finnegan and with nine minutes remaining we had built up a substantial lead. Clann Éireann scored three points in quick succession to reduce the deficit but we weren’t finishing scoring yet, James Teelan & Tony O’Callaghan scored a point each before a Clann Éireann point seconds before the final whistle brought the scoring to a close.

Clann Éireann 0-07 Cross 2-13

Well done boys and management on a marvellous victory. The boys will now play either Armagh Harps or Dromintee in the final.


Intermediate Football Championship Play Offs

Cross V Wolfe Tone

On Saturday evening our Seconds were in action in the Intermediate Championship. A minutes silence for the late Mrs Cassidy was observed before the throw in. The first half was a very even encounter where each side matched point for point. Some fantastic goalkeeping from our number one, Tiarnan McConville prevented Wolfe Tone from scoring a goal. We missed a few scoring chances towards end of the first half which would of give us the lead but at the half way point, it was all square;

Cross 0-07 Wolfe Tone 0-07

The first twenty minutes of the second half followed the same pattern as the first half, the sides couldn’t be seperated. Both sides added four points and as the game entered the last ten minutes it looked like we could be heading for a draw. Wolfe Tone took control of the game in those final minutes scoring five unanswered points. Our last score came deep into injury time but despite a gallant effort it wasn’t to be our day and it is Wolfe Tone who proceed to the quarter final. Hard luck lads and management on today’s result but well done on a fantastic season.

Cross 0-12 Wolfe Tone 0-16


U16 Ladies Championship Semi Final

Cross V Mullaghbawn 

The young ladies of our club had a superb win on Friday night. Having drawn with Mullaghbawn in Mullaghbawn, the replay was in Cross. A fantastic all round team performance which saw the girls very much in control for most of the game.

Cross 5-11 Mullaghbawn 1-12

Good luck girls in the final




SFC Quarter Final

Saturday 22nd September

Cross V Armagh Harps, Athletic Grounds @7.15pm


Committee Meeting

Committee meeting regarding the ” Night at the races ” will take place on Tuesday evening at 8pm.


Tea Party

We would like to sincerely thank the following people who also donated prizes to the raffle;
Cross Castles; Paddy & Mary Deery
Mary Luckie
Yvonne McEntee; Square Lighting
Micheala Clarke


Athletic Grounds

Monday night’s County Committee meeting addressed the issue of recurrent anti-social behaviour in the Athletic Grounds by unaccompanied or unsupervised youths. There have been numerous incidents over recent years.
They have asked us to make supporters and patrons aware that all children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult when attending games in The Athletic Grounds.


Free places available for 2018 National Healthy Club conference

The 2018 National Healthy Club Conference takes place in Croke Park on Saturday 20th October from 10.00am – 3.30pm. For details on how to register please see Cross Rangers FB page or for more details.




Mrs Philomena Cassidy
The Committee, Players and Members of Crossmaglen Rangers GFC are saddened to learn of the passing of our esteemed member, Philomena.
Philomena, Grandmother of current players, Mel Boyce, Thomas Cassidy, Bernard Cassidy, Eva Cassidy & Blinne Cassidy.
We send our deepest condolences to Philomena’s Sons, Thomas (Minor team Mentor & Former player) Bernard (former player) Daughters Anne, Maire and Brid, Grandchildren and the entire family circle at this sad time.
The Cassidy family have along affiliation with the club.
Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.

Pic Below; Mrs Cassidy with her Grandson, Senior Player Mel Boyce





Club lotto



Draw; 16/09/18

Numbers Drawn; 5 11 13 29

No Jackpot Winner

2 matched 3 numbers;  Darina McConville c/o Margaret McConville & Jamie McNulty  c/o Peadar McCoy win £50 each. Well done to our match three winners.

Next Draw; 23/09/18

Jackpot; £10,800/€11,800


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