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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 19/08/19

Armagh SFC Group 1 Rd 1

Clann Éireann V Cross

All roads led to Lurgan on Saturday night for our opening match in the Armagh Senior Championship. A bright but very blustery Clan Éireann was the setting and it was the home side who played with the wind in the first half.
The first fifteen minutes were a very even affair, four points a piece for each team, Aaron Kernan (2,1f) Stephen Morris and Colin O’Connor our scorers.
Clan Éireann slotted over a point to put them in front for the first time in the match but this was to be short lived, we went on a scoring spree registering five points without response, Aaron (3,2F), Cian (F) and Johnny Hanratty. Clann Éireann scored a point before the opening goal of the game came, a super pass from Oisin O’Neill to Mel Boyce who hit the ball superbly into the Clann Éireann net to reinforce our already strong lead.
Half time; Clann Éireann 0-06 Cross 1-09

Shortly after Kevin Faloon had thrown the ball in to get the second half underway, we had scored our second goal thanks to Alan Farrelly. Firmly in control of the game and playing with the wind, Cian converted a free seconds before Mel scored his second goal of the night. Clan Éireann added a point to their tally before we went on another scoring spree, six points one after another, Cian(3,1F), Oisin, Stephen and a superb point from the boot of Callum. The final minutes of the game saw both sides score two points, Aaron and Oisin (F) to bring the scoring of the night to a close.
Clan Éireann 0-09 Cross 3-18 
Well done lads and management.
We play Sarsfields next Sunday in Sarsfields at 2pm.
Armagh IFC 

Cross V Mullaghbawn
Friday night we played hosts to Mullaghbawn in the Armagh Intermediate Football Championship. Philip Conway was the man in charge of proceedings. We won the toss and Captain Ryan Conlon opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half.
And it was Ryan who got the scoring underway with the game only seconds old. Mullaghabwn slotted over a point from a free to level matters before the opening goal of the match came, the away side working the ball well down the field which resulted in the goal and give them an early lead, a lead that they never relinquished for the rest of the match.
Callum Kieran scored two points and a super strike from Ryan Conlon (F) which was matched by Mullaghabwn, they scored three points (1,F) to leave the goal the difference between the sides as the game entered the second quarter.
Some super goalkeeping from our number 1, Stephen Ogle prevented the away side from extending their lead. The game went ten minutes with neither side scoring and both sides having missed opportunities.
As the minutes ticked down to the break, we added two points and Mullaghbawn added four. Half time score;
Cross 0-06 Mullaghabwn 1-08
The second half started as the game has commenced, Ryan Conlon converted a free in the opening minute. Both sides exchanged points. Mullaghbawn scored a point from a free just before they were reduced to fourteen men, their number five received his second yellow card.
A point a piece from each side was followed by a Shane McConville point midway through the second half.
With four seperating the sides, Callum Kieran got his boot to the ball and it landed in the oppositions net to reduce the deficit to the narrowest of margins.
Mullaghbawn response was quick, three points without reply and in a matter of minutes they had reinstated their lead. Liam Finnegan scored a point before Mullaghbawn brought the scoring of the match to a close with two points in the final minutes to leave the score at full time;
Cross 1-11 Mullaghbawn 1-16
Hard luck lads and management.
Next up is Tullysaran on Sunday at 2pm in Tullysaran.
Crossmaglen  Rangers Summer Camp: In Association With Eugene Duffy Construction
Registration from 9.30am Monday morning.
Parents, please remember to send a packed lunch.
U14 children may go sown the town for their lunch. If any Parents  have any concerns regarding this they can let us know.
The camp will run from; 
U6 – 10am-12am
U8-U14 – 10am-2.15am
Price: £22/€25 per child. Family Rates Available.
Please Note: U6 children must be accompanied by a Parent /Guardian.
U14.5 Div 1 Rd 11
Pearse Og V Cross, Pearse Ogs, 7.15pm
U10.5 Section A Rd 4
Cross V Pearse Og, Cross, time TBC
U10.5 Section B Rd 4
Cross V Belleek, Cross, time TBC
U16.5 Div 1 Championship SF
Keady V Cross, Dorsey, 7.00pm
U12.5 Section C   Rd 3
Mullaghbawn V Cross
SFC Group 1 Rd 2
Sarsfields V Cross, Sarsfields @2pm
Tullysaran V Cross, Tullysaran @2pm
Sponsor A Ball

Nellie-Jo Quinn will sponsor the ball for our Armagh SFC match against Sarsfields on Sunday afternoon.
Thanks very much Nellie-Jo, Barney & Cullington properties for your sponsorship and ongoing support for Crossmaglen Rangers.
Pic Below; Nellie-Jo & Barney Quinn, Cullington Properties present the ball to Stephen Morris
Mickey O’Grady Tournament 
Well done to our U12.5 squad and management who reached the shield final at the Mickey O’Grady tournament played on Sunday.
The boys played some super football in very wet conditions. Well done to all the parents who braved the elements to support the boys.
Many thanks to hosts Dromintee for the warm welcome and hospitality. The boys really enjoyed what was an extremely well organised, competitive and friendly tournament.
Congratulations to Dromintee, winners of the Cup.

Cross Ladies Football Notes

Duck Race a great success: 
Our annual duck race fundraiser took place on a Sunday, with great support from our entire community.  We would like to thank all the parents who helped in anyway and the local businesses who donated prizes for this event. Especially Playerfit, Shorts Sports & Cycles, Good Grub, Beauty First and Egg. Prize winners will be notified and prizes delivered in coming days.
Games & Training Info:
Championship preparation is in full swing for our ladies teams, so coaches remind girls to make sure they check training and game times over the next few weeks.
Unfortunately the Championship came to an end for our senior team this week. They put in an impressive first half performance against Armagh Harps, who are tipped to take the title this year. The girls fought hard but the experienced Armagh side had an edge and came away victorious. This team is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future, the potential is there and it would be great to see a Senior Ladies Championship back in our club. Well done on all your hard work Maria, Peter and the team.
U16 & U14
Training continues next Saturday at 4pm. The U14s have an important game on Wednesday evening, all available players are asked to confirm with Frank ASAP.
U10 & U12.5
Training continues on Monday night at 6pm. These girls were victorious in the championship match against Clann Eireann, this is testimony to the great progress the girls are making.  The next round of Championship sees the U12 team meet Clann Na Gael on Thursday evening. This is a semifinal, and the venue is to be confirmed soon.

Juvenile Draw

Juvenile draw tickets now on sale. There are some fantastic prizes on offer including your chance to win two All Ireland football tickets & €250.
Tickets cost £2/€2 or 3 for £5/€5.
All proceeds from the draw will go directly to the underage teams in the club.
Can all tickets be returned on Saturday evening at 5pm to the Rangers Hall.
The draw will take place on Monday, 26th August during the interval at the bingo.
Field Sign
Many thanks to Paul McEntee, MAC Fitness for sponsoring a field sign in St Oliver Plunkett Park. Sponsoring a sign is an ideal way of promoting your business as well as supporting the club.
A field sign costs £400 for five years (We will provide the sign).
Please contact Joe Kernan or any committee member for more details.
Dog Fouling
Unfortunately we have an ongoing problem with dog fouling in St Oliver Plunkett Park. Despite numerous signs around the field informing walkers that dogs are not permitted in the ground, this has been ignored by some people and as a result our players, visiting teams and little people who take to the field at half time during matches are being put in a very high risk and detrimental situation.
We have sought guidance from the authorities on how to deal with persistent offenders.
We contacted Ciara Garvey, Crossmaglen Health Centre for advice and she kindly agreed to write a piece, “The risks of foul play” about what can be the consequences of coming into contact with dog faeces.
Thanks very much Ciara for taking time to write this very informative article.
We ask all our members to be vigilant and to inform people who bring their dogs along to the grounds that they are not allowed.
The Risks of Foul Play By Ciara Garvey
Most people haven’t thought much past the fact that dog fouling is pretty gross. So if you’re ready for it – here’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on the health implications of dog poop.
The most common type of worms in humans are roundworms and threadworms.
Toxocariasis is a rare infection caused by roundworms. Humans can catch it from handling soil or sand contaminated with infected animal faeces. Roundworm parasites are most commonly found in dogs, and usually affect young children. This is because children are more likely to come into contact with contaminated soil when they play and put their hands in their mouths. However, cases have been reported in people of all ages. Initially, roundworm eggs are not infectious and only become infectious after 10 to 21 days. There’s no immediate danger from fresh animal faeces but it is vital animal faeces are disposed of correctly. The risk of disease is increased once the eggs are passed into sand or soil by decomposed faeces. Toxocariasis can survive for many months in sand or soil.
Humans can become infected if contaminated soil gets into their mouth (eg children playing football or someone gardening). Once the eggs are inside the human body, they move into the bowel before hatching and releasing larvae (the earliest stage of development). These larvae can travel to most parts of the body. Symptoms start with a cough, high temperature, stomach pain and headache. In rare cases, the roundworm larvae infect organs such as the liver, lungs, eyes or brain. They then develop to more serious symptoms including fatigue, skin rash, wheezing or breathing difficulties, seizures, blurred or cloudy vision, usually only affecting one eye and a very red and painful eye. It is important for anyone with suspected symptoms to go to their GP.
Threadworms are more common in children as they generally forget to wash their hands and share toys. Threadworms spread when their eggs are swallowed. They lay eggs around your anus (outside the back passage), which make it itchy. The eggs get stuck on your fingers when you scratch. They can then pass on to anything you touch, for example clothes, toys, surfaces, bedding, food and pets. Transmission therefore can be from any of these surfaces to another person. This is called the faecal oral route (poo to mouth and in most cases someone else’s poo including dogs). The eggs take around 2 weeks to hatch into worms.
You can easily spot worms in your poo because they look like pieces of white thread.
You might also see them around your child’s bottom. The worms usually come out at night while your child is sleeping. Symptoms include extreme itching around the anus or vagina, particularly at night, irritability and waking up during the night, weight loss, wetting the bed and irritated skin around the anus. Treatment for threadworms is available from your local pharmacy on minor ailments for anyone with symptoms of threadworms. The whole family must be treated and treatment also includes hygiene measures. Children can become reinfected after they’ve been treated for worms and will need to be treated again. This is why it’s important to encourage children to wash their hands regularly.
Other infections can be passed from dogs to humans which include tummy bugs caused by bacteria such as Campylobacter and Salmonella and with parasites such as Giardia. Stomach cramps, pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, as well as fever are all symptoms of these infections.
Direct contact with the dog faeces (stools) can lead to infections and in some cases very serious health implications. In all cases these diseases are preventable by responsible dog care. It is an offence for any person who is responsible for a dog, not to remove and correctly dispose of any faeces after the animal has fouled in any public open space where the public has access to. Fresh or stale faeces both pose a risk to health as decomposed faeces will transfer infection to the soil.
Pets play an important part in many people’s lives and with proper care and attention to pet health and hygiene the risks can be properly controlled.
Here are some basic tips:
  • Don’t allow children to play in areas that are covered in dog or cat faeces
  • Wear gloves when removing animal faeces and cleaning litter trays
  • Wash hands properly where possible after direct contact with pets, cleaning animal cages and before eating
  • Keep sandpits covered when not in use, to avoid children coming into contact with animal faeces
  • De-worm dogs & cats regularly
  • Teach children to avoid being licked, especially in the face and not to eat dirt or soil
For more information call into Crossmaglen Health Centre Pharmacy or go to www.facebook.con/crossmaglenpharmac
Somebody’s Strangers
We welcomed Karl McQuaid from Somebody’s Stranger to the Rangers Hall  on Saturday morning. Karl set up Somebody’s Stranger in memory of his friend, Gavin McNaney from Armagh who had leukaemia and was a recipient of blood stem cell donation. It was lovely to also welcome Gavin’s Parents, Pat & Nuala and other family members and see first hand how committed and dedicated they are to Somebody’s Stranger.
We are delighted that eighty people attended and were registered on the donor data base. A fantastic turn out for a fantastic cause which ultimately could save someone’s life. Thanks to everyone who attended and to all volunteers who helped out on the day.
A special mention for Caoimhe McCombe who helped me organise the event.
Legends Of The Game 
Anyone interested in attending the Legends tour in Croke Park which takes place on Saturday 31st August need to book as soon as possible. Places are limited and are filling up fast.
The tour will be led Joe & Aaron Kernan and it promises to be a super occasion and a proud day for our club.
The cost will be €20 to include tour and bus.
The bus will leave the Rangers Hall at 9am. The tour begins at 11am in Croke Park and will last approximately two hours.
On our return home from Croke Park, we will stop for lunch, more details to follow.
Draw; 18/08/19
Numbers Drawn; 12  23  26  30 
No Jackpot winner
1 match  3 numbers;  Mark Quinn, Newry Rd wins £100. Well done Mark.

Jackpot; £2000/€3000

Next Draw; 25/08/19

Mrs Mary Flood, Brid-a Crin, Dundalk
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send our deepest condolences to the Moley family on the sad passing of their Aunt Mary.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.