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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 19/12/18


Ulster SFC Semi Final

Cross V Gaoth Dobhair

A very cold and blustery Healey Park was the setting for our Ulster Senior football Semi Final against Donegal’s, Goath Dobhair.
The opening minutes were an even affair, two points a piece from each side. Johnny Hanratty scored a point to give us a narrow lead before Gaoth Dobhair got their first goal. Rían O’Neill converted a free to bring it back to a one point game.
The Donegal men went on a scoring spree, scoring 1-03.  Kyle scored a point seconds before Goath Dobhair were awarded a penalty which they scored to put them in a commanding position with just minutes left until the break. Those final minutes we scored four unanswered points to leave the score at the break;
Cross 0-09 Gaoth Dobhair 3-05
The start of the second half saw us reduced to fourteen men when Johnny Hanratty was sent off. The opening minutes of the second half saw both sides register two points on the board before Gaoth Dobhair scored their fourth goal to increase and strengthen their lead and to put the game firmly out of our reach, the final quarter saw some fine scores from both sides. It was to be Gaoth Dobhair’s day and they won on a score line of;
Cross 0-16 Gaoth Dobhair 4-11
Hard luck to the entire squad and management. We are so proud of you all.
Congratulations to Gaoth Dobhair.

Well done 
We are extremely proud of two young girls in our club, Faye Fitzpatrick & Aislinn Mcmahon. During the week each girl was  awarded an Ulster Colleges Camogie Post -Primary All-Star.
Well done and congratulations girls.
U21 Senior Grade  Group B  Play Off    
Mullaghbawn v Crossmaglen in Dromintee @2PM.
Ulster Minor Football Tournament 
Derrygonnelly (Fermanagh) V Cross in Coláiste Feirste @4pm

Thanks to everyone who donated boxes to the Hope Ireland shoe box appeal. Janet, a local volunteer with Hope Ireland collected the boxes on Friday evening. We as a club, are extremely proud to play a part in bringing hope and joy to those less fortunate.


Executive Meeting

Executive Meeting on Tuesday evening at 9.00pm


Steak Night

Tickets are going fast for our sizzling steak night which takes place this Friday in the award winning, Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney.
Proceedings kick off at 8.00pm with a champagne & canopies reception followed by delicious food and fantastic entertainment. All those attending will be entered into a raffle to win either a two night stay or a one night stay at the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.
Get your tickets today before they are all gone!
Pm Cross Rangers or telephone Róisín, 0876659126 for more details.


Months Mind

The months mind for the late Paddy Kindlon will take place on Friday evening at 7.00pmin St Patrick’s Church.

Mass for deceased members of the Association in Armagh will take place on Friday 30th November at 7:30 pm in St Malachy’s Church Armagh.

Trocaire Launch 


During the week,  Joe, Aaron & James Kernan launched  the Trócaire Christmas ‘Gifts Of Love range’. The launch took place in St Oliver Plunkett Park.

Joe and Aaron are urging people to support the campaign.

Launching their 2018 Christmas Gifts range, Trocaire revealed  that generous people across the island of Ireland spent nearly £670,000 on the charity’s gift range last year, allowing the development agency to bring support to more than 27,000 families living in some of the world’s poorest countries

This support provided families in the developing world with clean water, essential tools, livestock and help with education, the charity said.

Joe has expressed his delight with being asked to help launch this marvellous initiative; 

“My family and I are absolutely delighted to support Trócaire’s great work and their Christmas Gifts. This year’s gifts include a ‘Help for Grandparents’ sponsorship, which allows people to support grandparents raising children who have lost their parents to illness, accident or war. I feel this is a great way to try to help families who are living in such testing circumstances.”

Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra issued a statement following the launch;

 “We are delighted that the Kernan family have helped us to launch Trócaire’s Christmas Gifts for 2018 and we hope the Irish public and our supporters continue to provide such tremendous support for our work in over 20 developing countries.”

 There are 14 Trócaire gifts to choose from, ranging in price from £7 to £1000 such as chicks, beehives and solar lamps. This year, there are also a number of new additions including ‘Help for Grandparents’,which will support those who are raising their grandchildren in the developing world, and ‘School Kits’ to send a child to school.

You can buy Trócaire gifts online calling 0800 912 1200.














Armagh Ladies Gala night
Pic Below; Peter McMahon and Maria O’Donnell receive the Minor Championship Shield. 
Pic Below;  2005/2006 All-Ireland winners receive their medals of recognition: Patricia McAvoy, Maria O’Donnell, Bronagh O’Donnell, Alma O’Donnell & Sharon Devlin (missing Fiona Quinn)
Pic Below; Marion McMahon & Patricia Hughes receive joint club volunteer recognition awards. Well done ladies. 
Pic Below; 2012 All-Ireland winners receive their medals of recognition:
Marie Luckie & Aveen Donaldson
Well done to all who received awards.
Christmas Fayre
All tables are booked out at our spectacular Christmas Fayre which takes place on Sunday 9th December.
The fayre starts at Midday and Santa will make a special appearance at two.
It promises to be a great day where you can purchase all your Christmas gifts. So keep the 9th free.
Club Lotto
Draw; 18/11/18

Numbers Drawn; 11 14 26 28

No Jackpot Winner

2 matched 3 numbers; Gerry Rooney, Cregganduff & Dearbhla Teelan, c/o Hanratty’s Bar win £50 each. Well done  

Next Draw; 25/11/18

Jackpot; £11,700/€12,700

Good luck
Good luck to Pearse Larkin and Ciara McBride who will represent the club in the Scór na nÓg County finals on Sunday evening.





Kathleen, John & the Kelly & Aherne families wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who offered their  support throughout the year.
We are overwhelmed by all the messages, telephone calls, mass bouquets, relics and good wishes that we have received.
We would like to thank from the bottom of hearts, Crossmaglen Rangers GFC for organising the nine rosaries and many thanks to all who attended and recited them.
Your kindness will never be forgotten.
The rosary will be recited in thanksgiving on Sunday 25th November in St Patrick’s Church, at 7pm.
Everyone welcome.



Happy Faces

Happy Faces, Fords Cross will be supporting Women’s Aid and The Homeless Organisation by having a ‘gift tree’.
You don’t have to work in or attend Happy Faces to take part. Cards will be on their Christmas tree in the hallway, you pick a card and return it  with your gift to Happy Faces. If you want anymore details please see Happy Faces FB page.


Man Shed
The club was recently represented at a community meeting to discuss the setting up of  a ‘Man Shed ‘ in the locality.
Men’s shed across Ireland are the second biggest male group after the GAA and play an important role in today’s society.
More details to follow in the coming months but  this would be an ideal group for any of our older male members who perhaps  are retired, have been made redundant or have suffered a bereavement.





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