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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 18/06/18


Sponsor A Ball

Donncha & John Lyons, Blayney Rd sponsored the ball for this week’s Senior league fixture with Armagh Harps. Many thanks to Donnacha and John for your sponsorship.

Pic Below;

Donncha presents the ball to Micéal McCabe








Senior A League

Cross V Armagh Harps

On Friday night we welcomed Armagh Senior County champions, Armagh Harps to St Oliver Plunket Park.
A minutes silence for Benny & Anthony McKay, Louis O’Donnell and Martina Tormey preceded the throw in.
Armagh Harps got off to a blistering start registering a goal and a point in the opening minutes. We responded, a Kyle Carragher point got our scoring underway which was quickly followed by a super goal from the boot of Paudie Stuttard. Both sides exchanged points and with ten minutes gone on the clock it was all square. We edged in front , two points from Rain O’Neill (1,f) before our second goal came thanks to Mel Boyce. A fantastic pass from Micéal McCabe to Rían O’Neill who put the ball over the bar to strengthen our lead. Harps got a trio of points in as many minutes to reduce the deficit. As the game entered injury time, Paul McKeown kicked the ball into Rico Kelly who kicked the ball into the back of the Harps net just before the ref blew the whistle for half time. Half time score;

Cross 3-04 Armagh Harps 1-05

The second half started pretty much the same as the game had commenced, Harps scoring a goal and a point in the opening minutes but we stay composed and scored six points unanswered.
Harps got the next two points before a fantastic pass from Aaron Kernan to Rían O’Neill who hit a superb strike to give us our fourth goal and what had to be the score of the match. Immediately afterwards Harps scored a point.
As the game entered the final minutes some good goalkeeping from our number one, Jamie McEvoy prevented Harps from scoring and as the game came to a close, scores from two of our substitutes, brought the scoring to a close and we ran out winners on a scoreline of;

Cross 4-12 Armagh Harps 2-09

Well done lads and management.


Intermediate League Division 2B

Cross 3-08 Eire Óg 1-13
Well done lads on a good win on Saturday evening.


Tapas Party/ Presentation Night

On Saturday evening we had a very enjoyable evening in the Rangers Hall. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception, once seated all guests were treated to beautiful Tapas food.
Next up was the presentations. First up on stage were our Junior team, 2017 Junior League winners. The Junior Player of the year award recipient was John Murtagh.
Our Senior team was next, 2017 Senior League Winners. The Senior player of the year was awarded to Rían O’Neill and Rían was presented with the P Rogers Cup by Chairman Eugene Hanratty.
The U21 team were next to grace the stage, 2017 Armagh U21 Championship winners. The Hank Kernan Cup for Player of the year went to joint winners, Stephen Morris and Rían O’Neill. Stephen Kernan presented the cup to Rían and Stephen .
The Ciaran McKenna award for minor Player of the year went to Daniel Cumiskey. Eugene and Mary Mckenna presented the award to Daniel.
Congratulations and well done to all our Player of the year recipients and their teams and mentors. Thank you to everyone who presented awards.
After the presentations it was time for a bit of fun ; heads and tails. After some elimination, a group of “headers ” made it to the final and they took their place on the stage. This group was quickly narrowed down to just two people, Aine Shields from Tullyard and Daniel Cunningham from Mobane.
It was Aine who walked away with the prize, well done Aine and hard luck Daniel.
The night was rounded off with top DJ Paul providing the music.
Thanks to all who attended the night which was a fundraiser by our Senior teams.

Pic Below;  Chairman Eugene Hanratty presents the P Rodgers Cup to Senior Player Of The Year, Rían O’Neill



Pic Below; Chairman Eugene Hanratty with Junior Player Of The Year, John Murtagh



Pic Below; Stephen Kernan presents the Hank Kernan Cup to joint U21 winners, Rían O’Neill & Stephen Morris




Pic Below; Eugene & Mary McKenna present the Ciaran McKenna award for Minor  player of the year to Daniel Cumiskey



Pic Below ; Jamie Carlisle & Sean McDonnell make a presentation to 2017 Junior team management, Colm Dooley & Donal Murtagh



Pic Below ; Raffle Winner; Bernie Carragher receiving her Tommy Bowe signed jersey from Senior Manager, Kieran Donnelly



Pic Below; Raffle winner Rían O’Neill receiving his signed Ireland jersey from Chairman, Eugene Hanratty.



Pic Below; Heads & Tails



Pic Below; Heads & Tails Finalists



Pic Below; Winner, Aine Shields




U10 & U12

Our U10’s had a busy few days. On Wednesday they were in action against Derrynoose, the game played in very wet and windy conditions. On Saturday they travelled to Kilkeel to take part in a blitz hosted by An Riocht . U12’s team and management also put in a great effort on Saturday at a blitz in Banbridge. Well done boys and mentors.

Pic Below; Cross V Derrynoose






Monday 18th June

U18 Div 1 League Rd 8
Cross V St Enda’s

Tuesday 20th June

U14 League Div 1 Rd 3
Armagh Harps V Cross
Abbey Park

Friday 22nd June

Senior League Div 1A
Cross V Clann Éireann


Saturday 23rd June

U8Go Games
Cross V Dromintee

U12.5 Go Games
Mullaghbawn V Cross


Sunday 24th June

U16 Championship Rd 1
Cross V Clan Na Gael in Cross


James Hughes U10 Tournament 


The Hughes Family and Organising Committee would like to thank the following people for their support in ensuring the success of the James Hughes U10 Tournament.

Cullington Properties Barney Quinn

Centra – Danielle McGleenan

Egg – Patrick McEnaney

Value Land – Cross Castles – Patrick Deerey

Kyle Carragher

Colleen Savage

Country Fresh – Eamonn McGinn

Mary Coyle

Conor Martin

Super-bites – Gerard and Geraldine McMonagle

Gerry’s Prepared Veg and Gerry’s Take Away Ballybay – Gerry McIlroy

Minor Footballers

Roisin Murtagh

Eamonn McMahon

Gerard Rushe

Armagh Mourne Gas;  Eugene Devlin

Referees ;; Kevin O Neill ; Kevin Murtagh ; Aidan Meegan ; Noel Brady ; Vincey O Neill ; Mick Loftus; Aidan Meegan ; Oisin Mc Conville ; Ciaran Mc Namee

Field Stewards ;; Paddy Kinlon ; Patrick McEnaney ; Sean Hughes ; Conor Murphy ; Miceal Traynor ; Aaron Kernan ; Eugene Hanratty ; JP Hughes

To all the Ladies in the kitchen and Centra Food Tent ; Thank You !!!!



Golf Classic

Final preparations are being put in place for our Golf Classic which will take place on Friday 6th July.
There are a few slots free on Friday morning, please contact Joe Kernan, Gene Duffy or PM Cross Rangers FB page to book a slot.
Any business or individual who would like to sponsor a golf hole/tee box, please PM for more information.




Summer Camp

Our annual summer camp will be led by Tony Mcentee this year and will run from from Monday 6th – Friday 10th August. The Camp is open to everyone in the Parish and beyond. If you are interested in sending your child/children, please PM Cross Rangers FB Page stating your name and how many children that will be attending. We want to have an estimate of numbers attending. We will hold a registration evening before the Summer Camp commences.
Anyone who would like to assist at the camp please contact Tony or PM Cross Rangers Facebook Page.



Social Club Meeting

Wednesday 20th June at 8.30pm in the back room of the Rangers Hall.


Good luck

Goo luck to Rían O’Neill and the Armagh U20 squad & management who play Derry in the Erigrid Ulster U20 Championship Final which will be played on Sunday. The match will be a curtain raiser to the Senior Ulster Football Final.



Sponsor A Ball

With the new format for the Senior Football Championship, we are guaranteed three games. If any individual or business would like to sponsor a ball for one of these three fixtures, please PM Cross Rangers FB page or contact me, tel 0876659126 for more details.



Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA

Duck Race Arrangements:

This years Duck Race takes place on Sunday the 24th June. As per tradition, the ducks will be released upstream in Creggan River at approximately 10.30am. The “catch net” will be set up at the bridge near the Poet’s Glen. The ducks will be caught at 10.45am and the winners will be announced.


Gaelic for Girls:

The girls have now completed their programme to introduce them to Gaelic football. On Saturday, the squad travelled to Kileeshil in Tyrone, to take part in the Ulster blitz. The girls played against teams from Donegal, Monaghan, Fermanagh and Tyrone. It was a great event and all the girls enjoyed it very much. We are continuing to run training for this age group, and we have arranged a challenge match for next Monday night. Please confirm your availability with Marion, Chloe or Sinead.

U14 & U16 football:

Training continues on Wednesday night. The exams are more or less wrapped up at this stage so we need to see everyone back out training and getting ready for the remaining games. Paul and Frank will be in touch about the games for the weeks ahead.

Final call for registrations:

There are still a number of players who have not paid their membership. Please ensure that you have paid in full, the cost is 30 for adults and 20 for students and children.



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; 17/06/18

Numbers Drawn; 5, 16, 26, 29

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Dylan O’Reilly, C/O Teresa Morgan, Monug Rd. Well done Dylan , you win £100.

Next Draw; 24/06/18

Jackpot; £9500/€10,500




Mr Anthony McKay, Newry.
We send our deepest condolences to Anthony’s Wife, Geraldine, Sons Anthony & Domhnall, Daughter Grainne, Brother Tom, Sister Marie and the entire McKay family on the sad passing of Anthony.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.