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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 20/11/17

 

Comhghairdeas
Over the weekend we were informed that we have been awarded a medal from the Joe McDonagh foundation for our promotion of the Irish language . Huge praise for our Irish Cultural Officer , Mrs Johanne Donnelly whose hard work , dedication and passion in promoting the Irish language / culture within the club and beyond resulted in the club been awarded this prestigious award .
Comhghairdeas Agustin a dhéanamh go Maith Johanne .
The awards ceremony will take place on the 16th December in Croke Park .

Fixtures
Sunday 26th November

U21 Championship Group A Semi Final
Cross V Dromintee @11am , Mullaghbawn .

Paul McGirr U16 Ulster Club Champions Tournament Final
Cross V Kilcoo @2pm , Dromore .

 

Paul McGirr U16 Ulster Club Champions Tournament Semi Final
Cross V Derrygonnelly .
On Saturday our U16’s journey in the Paul McGirr Ulster Club Champions tournament continued when we played Fermanagh Champs Derrygonnelly in the semi final of the tournament .
The match had an earlier start time of midday which meant the boys were on the road earlier .
We got off to a dream start when a great pass from James Teelan to Oisín Doyle who hit a high ball in which landed in the back of the Derrygonnelly net . Three points from each side , James Teelan (2) and Dara O’Callaghan for us left the score 1-3 to 0-03 at the break .
We started the second half the strongest , getting the first four scores of the second half , Dara O’Callaghan (2) , Eoghan Kerley (1) and Oisín Doyle (1) . Derrygonnelly got two points in quick succession to narrow the gap and as the game entered the final stages both sides scored a point , Goal scorer Oisín the scorer for us .
Cross 1-08 Derrygonnelly 0-06
(1)Stephen Morris , (2)Ruairí Kieran , (3)Tony O’Callaghan , (4)Thomas Cassidy , (5)Oran McKeown , (6)Micéal Murray , (7)Ryan Duffy , (8)Patsy Finnegan , (9)Oisín Doyle(1-2) (10)Dara O’Callaghan(3) , (11)Eoghan Kerley(1), (12)Thomas Óg Duffy , (13)Liam Óg Finnegan , (14)Shane Morgan , (15)James Teelan(2) . Subs; Ronan Fitzpatrick for Eoghan Kerley , Tiernan McEntee for Thomas Cassidy 

Miceal Murray was awarded man of the match , well done Miceal , the entire team and management.

Last week we played St Brigids , our goal scorer that day was Liam Og Finnegan. Well done Liam .

Below ;
Micéal receives his award from Michael McGirr

 

Micéal with his sisters , Alannah , Shauna & Tara

 

 

 

Many thanks to Mr Gerry Moley , Moleys coaches for kitting the boys out .

 

U21 Championship Group B 3
Silverbridge V Cross
Due to the main pitch being unplayable at Keeley Park , the match was played in Silverbridge’s second field .
A Cold dismal day where conditions were slippy .
The game was only seconds old when we registered a point thanks to Callum Kieran.
Silverbridge responded scoring four points(1,F) in as many minutes.
Colin O’Connor got our second score minutes before a super strike for goal from Oisín O’Neill was saved by the Bridge goalie .
Points from Micéal McCabe , Cormac Donnelly and Oisín O’Neill put us in front for the first time before a free for Silverbridge which Ronan Reel converted to leave the game all square once more with ten minutes to go until the break .
A Rían O’Neill point from a free edged us in front once more and as the game entered the final minutes of the first half , both sides scored two points each , ours thanks to corner forward Colin O’Connor , the Bridge two scores coming from frees and just before the whistle went to signal half time , Colin scored another point to increase our lead to two at half time .
Silverbridge started the second half the brightest , scoring two points in the first few minutes to level matters , 9 a piece .
Rían O’Neill and Micéal McCabe (f) got a point each before the score of the match came in the eight minute when a superb strike from the boot of Oisín O’Neill sailed over the bar to increase our lead to three .
Substitute , Cían McConville got his name on the scoresheet when he scored a point midway through the second half , a point from Micéal McCabe (f) strengthened our lead. Silverbridge converted two frees to narrow the gap and leave three between the sides with ten minutes to go until full time .
Rían O’Neill scored a point from a ’45 . With five minutes to go , a shot from Cormac Donnnelly landed in the back of the Bridge net to seal the victory . Micéal McCabe got his fourth point of the match in injury time .
Silverbridge 0-11 Cross 1-16.
Callum Kieran(1), Colin O’Connor(4) , Micéal McCabe(4), Cormac Donnelly(1-1),Oisín O’Neill(2) , Rían O’Neill(3) , Cían McConville(1).

Well done lads and management.

 

 

Armagh GAA Club Draw

Armagh GAA Will hold 4 monthly draws , February , March , April & May 2018.
Total prize fund is £80,000 . Tickets cost £100 and are available by pm our Facebook account or by contacting any Committee member .

 

100,000 Step Challenge

A presentation was made to our U6 team team at the 100,000 Step Challenge .
Any member of the U6 panel who didn’t receive their top , please contact me ( Roisin 0876659126 ) as we are reordering tops this week .
Also if anyone has any sponsorship cards can they also make contact please as we calculate the total amount of money raised . Many thanks to all those who took part and sponsored our players in this underage fundraiser .

 

Festive Christmas Party Night

As the festive season fast approaches , preparations are in full swing for our festive Christmas Night which takes place on Saturday 16th December in the Rangers Hall. It has just been confirmed , Paul Cullen will play live in the Rangers Hall during our Christmas party night . Paul who is on tour for a month is a highly renowned singer / guitarist based in Spain .
A mulled wine reception , a scrumptious four course meal , live music followed by a disco with Tracey McKeown and a great nights craic is guaranteed .
So wether it is a work function , a family get together or friend’s uniting to kick off the festive season , you are all very welcome . No group to big or to small . Transport available if requested .
You can book now by contacting Patricia (Tel. 0857500141) ,Tim (Tel. 02830861588/0868768365) or Mona (Tel.30861780).

 

Rangers Hall
The Rangers Hall is an ideal venue for all your family get togethers . To book the hall please contact Tim or Patricia .

 

Hall Schedule :
Monday ;
Mother & Toddler Group ; 10.00-12.00pm
Ceili Dancing with Majella ; 4.15-5.15pm
Irish Classes ; 7.00pm- 8.00pm.
Bingo ; 8.30pm.
Tuesday ;
Bowls ; 8.30pm .
Wednesday ; Slimming World , 5.00pm & 7.00pm.

Irish Classes
It is great to see new faces . Beginners / Parents and improvers classes suitable for anyone preparing for AS/A2 or leaving cert Irish . Classes will run on a Monday night from 7-8pm until 11th December .

Advertising Signs 

We are currently replacing the advertising boards around the field . This is a great opportunity to advertise your business/ organisation. Please contact any committee member for more details .

 

Texas Hold’em

On Thursday 29th December our any annual poker classic takes place , shuffle & deal @6pm.
Tickets cost £30 and would be an ideal Christmas present .
Please see any committee member about purchasing tickets .

Congratulations

Congratulations to Pearse Larkin who is through to the County final of Scór na nOg .

Best Wishes

Best wishes to Cormac Donnelly and Rían O’Neill who will be part of the Jordanstown squad who play UCD on Wednesday in freshers football.

Condolences

Mrs Margaret Hanratty
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club send their deepest condolences to Margaret’s daughters , Maureen , Kathleen , Bernadette and Teresa and the entire Hanratty and Hughes families on the sad loss of their Mother Margaret .
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Lotto

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

Draw ; 19/11/17

Numbers Drawn ; 13 15 18 20

No Jackpot Winner

2 matched 3 numbers

Next weeks Jackpot ; £6700/ €7700

 

AGM

Our AGM will take place on Sunday 10th December at 6pm in the Rangers Hall .

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