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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 18/09/17



SFC Qtr Final
Cross V Clann Éireann
The Athletic Grounds in Armagh was the venue for our quarter final clash with Clann Éireann .
The Cross V Clann Éireann game was the second game of the evening in the Athletic Grounds and a wet and dismal evening left conditions very slippy .
Rían O’Neill converted a ’45 in the opening minutes of the game to get the scoring of the night underway . A Conor McConville point in the sixth minute got Clann Éireann off the mark . Both sides exchanged points and a point for Clann Éireann in the tenth minute put them in the lead . We got three points in quick succession which give us a narrow lead but Clann Éireann responded with a point to keep the encounter close .
Just past the halfway point of the first half , Aaron Kernan converted two frees . We pushed on kicking seven unanswered points in the closing minutes of the first half , Rían O’Neill (3) , Kyle Carragher (1), Oisín O’Neill (2) and Padraig Stuttard (1). As the first half entered injury time Clann Eireann scored two points to leave eight between the teams at the break .
We got off to a dream start , a Kyle Carragher goal in the sixth minute of the second half put us in a commanding lead which we never relinquished . We had registered another two points before Clann Éireann converted a free to give them their first score of the second half . The O’Neill brothers added another three points , Rían (1) and Oisín (2) . Clann Éireann scored two points to reduce the lead but two points from Aaron Kernan and a superb strike from the boot of midfielder Stephen Morris which sailed over the bar sealed the victory for us . As the game drew to a close both sides scored a point . A semi final place now awaits . Well done to the entire squad and management .

Cross 1-23  Clann Éireann 0-10 


Armagh Ladies Intermediate Championship Final 

Cross V Sarsfields 

The Ladies Victorious 2nd time round
Crossmaglen lined out for the Armagh intermediate ladies final replay Saturday evening, in damp conditions, but they weren’t going to let that get in their way of the coveted title. After last week’s draw, you could see the girls were not prepared to walk away with anything less than a win second time round.
Peter and Maria had made major changes to their line out, moving Aveen Donaldson to the backs and Lauren McConville into an out field position. This allowed the girls to move the ball long and fast to produce important scores and take an early lead. The younger players on the team showed great maturity and skill. We seen Faye Fitzpatrick and Coamhinn O’Neill leading the play and showing great courage taking on their players, to breakdown any forward moves that Sarsfields made. All their hard work was rewarded with two lovely goals from Orla Donaldson and Natasha Hamill. At half time the score was 2.05 to 0.04., but Cross knew they still had work to do.
Sarfields came out gunning in the second half, determined to narrow Crossmaglen’s seven point led, and it was clear that Cross was going to have to respond. The girls had to drop back, and protect their goal. Marie Luckie, the Crossmaglen goal keeper, made a number of impressive dives to prevent the ball crossing the line, and without doubt kept Cross in the game. However, a free from just outside square managed to slip over her head, into the corner. With five minutes to the go, the score was 2.10 to 1.07, but Sarsfields looked re-energised from their goal. Immediately after the goal, Crossmaglen were reduced to 14 players, as Shauna O’Callaghan was given a straight red. This give Sarsfields an boost and they rallied forward to score a second goal, with minutes to go. The supporters were willing the referee to blow the match up, as Cross won their own kick out, and moved the ball forward. Just then the referee, checked his watch, and called time on the final. A fantastic game of football and a great win for the Ladies! Ulster awaits them now, and they will meet the winner of St. James Aldergrove and Newtonbulter in the semi-final.

Cross  2-10   Sarsfields 2-07 



JFC Semi Final
Cross V Thomas’ Davis , Sunday 24th September in the Athletic Grounds , Armagh .
Time to be confirmed .


Meningitis Awareness Morning

On Sunday morning from 9.00 -2.00pm Ruairi O’Neill will host a Meningitis Awareness Morning in the Rangers Hall .
A lot of help will be needed around the club as large numbers are expected .
Can all Managers please make their players aware of the event and can they contact Ruairi with details of whatever help they will be providing throughout the morning.
Conor O’Neill , Know Yourself Nutrition will also be in attendance giving excellent advice on nutrition .
We ask all our members to attend and to spread the word around the community about the Awareness Morning .
Good luck and well done Ruairi .


Many thanks to Kevin Murtagh CGP LTD who made a generous donation towards the training fund for our winning U16 Armagh Championship team as they prepare to play in the Paul McGirr tournament in Ulster which will be played in the Autumn .



Pittsburg Celtic GAA.
On Tuesday evening we welcomed players and mentors from Pittsburg GAA club. The Pittsburg side are in Ireland for a week . We thank them sincerely for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit us and for the Pittsburg GAA jersey which they presented to our Chairman Joe Kernan .
We hoped you all enjoyed the training session with James Morgan and the craic!!


Juvenile Draw

Juvenile Draw Winners .

First prize ; ANTHONY LOYE , MOBANE : Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Final , overnight stay in a top Dublin Hotel and €100.

Second Prize ; ORLAITH MURTAGH , NORTH ST : €200


Well done to our winners and thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported our draw.


Pat Shortt

A limited number of tickets will be available and tickets are selling fast for Pat Shortt who is coming to the Rangers Hall on Friday 6th October . This fully seated concert is Pat Shortt’s new live show , How’s Tings and will start at 8.00pm and finish at 10.30pm
(Doors open @7.00pm) .

Tickets £20/€20 . Tickets on sale in Kernan Property Services , Shorts Sports & Cycles , Egg Ice Cream & Coffee , Day To Day (Donnelly’s) , McEntees shop , Patricia Hughes (0857500141) / Tim Gregory (30861588) or any committee member .
It promises to be a great nights craic.
Tickets will be on sale in the hall on Monday & Thursday evenings @8.30pm.

There is still time to enter our competition online .
We have two tickets to give away to one lucky person

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets;

WINNER will be announced on Tuesday 3rd [email protected]!! Get sharing and good luck everyone.


Rangers Hall Schedule Week 18th September

Monday ;
Mother & Toddler Group ; 10.00-12.00pm
Ceili Dancing with Majella ; 4.30-5.30pm ( Scór dancers begin at 4.00pm)
Bingo ; 8.30pm.
Ticket Sale ; Pat Shortt , 8.30pm (Foyer) .
Tuesday ;
Bowls ; 8.30pm
Wednesday ; Slimming World , 5.00 & 7.00 pm.
Thursday ;
Jiving Lessons , 8.00pm.
Ticket Sale ; Pat Shortt ; 8.30pm(Foyer)
Sunday ;
Meningitis Awareness Morning ; 9.00-2.00pm



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

Draw ; 17/09/17

Numbers Drawn ; 6  7  18  22

No Jackpot Winner

Matched 3 ; 6 matched 3 numbers

Jackpot ; £5800


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