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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 18/02/19


Online Notes 
The online notes are posted every Sunday night on our Website, Facebook and on Twitter.
Any business who would like to sponsor the online notes, please PM Cross Rangers or telephone, 0876659126. Included in the notes will be the business’s logo, brief outline about the business and contact details. This is an ideal opportunity to promote your business and support the club.
This week’s notes have been sponsored by Garvey’s Bar & Restaurant, New Rd, Silverbridge. Thanks very much to Brendan and the Garvey family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.



Operation Transformation ‘Ireland Lights Up’ Week 5

Week five; Operation Transformation  ‘Ireland Lights Up’  on Thursday night saw one hundred and fifty walkers participating. Well done to our U10/12 squads and their coaches who trained, walked and ran, you were all brilliant. It was lovely to see so many families taking part. Next Thursday is week 6, our final week and after everyone completes the laps, we will have a cup of tea and a well deserved bun! Tea will be served in the back room, Rangers Hall.






Huge congratulations to Ryan Duffy, Tomas Hughes, Darren McDonnell & Southern Regional College, Newry who beat Mary Immaculate College, Thurles to win the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Corn Comhairle Ardoideachais.
Sponsor A Ball!
Our opening game in the Armagh Senior league will be a home fixture against Killeavey on the 31st March. Any individual or business who would like to sponsor a ball for one of our Armagh Senior league matches can do so by PM Cross Rangers, email [email protected] or telephone 0876659126. Sponsoring a ball is a great way of supporting our Senior team.


St Mungo’s Luganulk

Tickets are now on sale for St Mungo’s Luganulk 2 “The Umpire Strikes Back” which takes place in the Rangers Hall on Saturday 9th March. Tickets cost £15. Don’t miss out on what will be a fantastic nights craic!! Tickets for sale in Hanratty’s bar, PM Cross Rangers or telephoning 0876659126.




Trip To Derry

If there is enough interest, I will run a trip to Derry city on Easter Monday. A tour guide from Visit Derry will accompany us on the tour which will be both a walking & bus tour of the Murals and Derry’s historic walls. Michael Hasson, former President Ulster GAA will welcome us to Celtic Park and he will take us on a tour of the grounds. Thanks very much to Bronagh, Visit Derry tourism for all her assistance and for liaising with Derry GAA. The bus will leave the hall at 9.30am, coffee stop at Kelly’s Inn ( Ballygawley), tour of Derry City & Celtic Park and a meal in Watters, The Old Coach Inn on our return.

The cost for the bus, guided tour and two course meal;

Adult £30, Senior Citizen £25 and child £15. (U12).To book, PM Cross Rangers or telephone 0876659126. There is limited availability so early booking is advised.




Irish Dancing

Majella McEntegart Irish dancing continues in Rangers Hall every Monday evening 4.15-5.15. New members welcome.


Irish classes 

Irish classes for beginners Tuesdays in st Patrick’s school at 7pm. Classes are free of charge, new members (and old) welcome. To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge The club are organising a Dianchursa /intensive Irish course which will take place on Saturday 16th March. More details will follow!



Scór Sinsear takes place in March, anyone over 17 interested in competing (solo or group singing, recitation, ceili or set dancing or quiz) please get in touch with Irish Officer [email protected]




Any member attending a Gaeltacht this summer is invited to apply to the club for a scholarship. As well as providing small scholarships to members we can also assist with applications to other Irish language bodies. Please email Irish Officer : [email protected]


Cupla Focail 



Starting this week, we will include a short section weekly, teaching a few words Cupla focail. Many thanks to Johanne Donnelly for composing this;

In preparation for seachtain na Gaeilge in March here are cupla focail to practise!
“Le do thoil” (pronounced; lay daw hull) Please
“Slán abhaile” (slaan awala) Safe home.

Many Irish words and phrases have a beauty to them and an explanation;
sú talún (strawberry) literally- juice (sù) of the earth (talún)

Irish proverb;
Ní mar a shíltear a bhítear.
(Things aren’t always as they seem.)


Crossmaglen Ladies 10th annual Pre-season 7s:  We are delighted to announce that our annual pre-season 7s will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019.  This event has grown in popularity and prestige over the last number of years, with teams travelling from far and wide to attend, so we are anticipating another fantastic event this year.  We will have more information on this in the coming weeks.
Marian Mackin, S&S Drinks Ltd sponsored the U16 girls with new training tops. Thanks very much to Marian & the Mackin family for your sponsorship and support.
Table quiz
On Friday, 22nd March, we will host a table quiz in the Rangers Hall  at 8.30pm. All proceeds from the quiz will go towards field maintenance. Teams will consist of five people, £5 per person.
Irish Live Music Of The Year Awards
Our sponsor and good friend of the club, Raymond Watters, Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney has been shortlisted for live venue of the year. The finals take place at a prestigious event in Dublin on February 26th. The link to vote is posted on Cross Rangers FB page & Twitter. Good luck to Raymond & staff, Old Coach Inn.
Confirmation 2019
Confirmation will be celebrated in St Patrick’s this Saturday at 11.00am. Congratulations to the boys and girls who will be confirmed and we hope you all have a lovely day.
The Cross Square Hotel
Many thanks to Gerard, The Cross Square Hotel. Gerard promotes our club lotto on two big screens in the hotel.
Communication In Sporting Clubs
On Tuesday night we welcomed Hannah McCrory from Strabane and Rían Quinn from Silverbridge to the club. Hannah and Rían are studying Business management at Queens University, Belfast. They are both working alongside Ulster Rugby for their university dissertation, researching communication in sporting clubs. They identified that Crossmaglen Rangers have one of the strongest social media followings in the North of Ireland. They wanted to come to the club to see first hand how we communicate and engage with our members. Rían and Hannah also have a short question which they would like our members to complete, they want to try and get a better understanding of players and supporters communication journeys. Thanks very much to Hannah and Rian for calling with us and we wish you both well for the future as you complete your education and begin the next chapter in your lives. The link to complete the questionnaire is posted on Cross Rangers FB page.
Good Luck
Good luck to Caolan, Oisín and St Mary’s, Belfast who play UCC, Cork in the Sigerson Cup Final on Wednesday. The game will be played in Parnell Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Juicing & Superfood Smoothie Workshop
A juicing & superfood smoothie will take place in the Rangers Hall on Friday, 22nd February from 7-9pm. Get those tastebuds at the ready for some super yummy and nutritious juices smoothies and bowls. To book place a place, please see Little Buddha Kitchen’s FB page.
Mr John Dillon,  Formerly Carron Rd.
John, Grand-Uncle of playing members, Caolan Dillion, Fiachra, Sé  & Eabha  McCreesh.

We send our deepest condolences to John’s brother, Malachy, Sister Mary Anne Haughian and the extended Dillion family. Ar dheis  Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Lotto

Draw; 17/02/19
Numbers Drawn; 15  21  23  24
4 Matched 3 numbers. Joe Murray, Blayney Rd, Patricia Hughes, Monug, Bobby Mostyn, Ardross & Tommy Loye, Mobane. Well Done to our match three winners, they win £25 each.
Jackpot; £12,000/€13,000
Next Draw; 24/02/19


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