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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 21/09/20





U17  Armagh Championship Final 

Cross V Clan na Gael

All roads led to the Athletic Grounds on Tuesday night for the Armagh U17 division 1 championship final. It took both teams a few minutes to settle, Caolan Finnegan getting our opening score, a point which was matched by the Lurgan boys. A super goal from Dara O’Neill in the tenth minute give us an early lead. Both sides traded points once again and as the game entered the second quarter, the goal was the difference. Some super goal keeping from our number 1, Conor Derry kept our lead in tact. We had a number of missed opportunities in what was a fast moving and exciting encounter. As the minutes ticked down to the break, three points from Clans and our second goal coming thanks to the younger O’Neill Brother, Aaron left the score at the mid way point;

Cross 2-2  Clans 0-5 

The second half was only seconds old when Ronan Fitzpatrick had registered his second point to stretch our lead but a Clans point immediately afterwards brought it back to a three point game. Caolan scored his second point but again Clans matched it when they converted a free and once again a goal was the difference but this was all to change, three unanswered points for us and as we entered the last quarter we were in a comfortable position. Clan na Gael responded, three points one after another to reduce the deficit but with the finishing line in sight, we stepped up a gear, vice captain Ronan Fitzpatrick scored 2-1 in two minutes to put the game firmly out of Clans reach but they never give up, again Conor stood firm in goals as they kept the pressure up, they scored three points in the dying minutes of the game to leave the score at full time;

Cross 4-08 Clan na Gael 0-13

Well done boys on a fantastic all round team performance. Due to Covid restrictions, jubilant fans stood behind the fence as joint Captains, Ronan Fitzpatrick and Caolan Finnegan lifted the trophy. Congratulations  to the entire squad, mentors, Tim, Leo and Alan.

Thanks to U17 team sponsor, Shorts Sports for their generosity and suppoort and to B Cassidy & Sons who sponsorted the match ball.






Armagh U15 Division 3 Championship QF

Sarsfields V Cross

Our U15’s had an early start on Sunday when they travelled to Sarsfields for the QF Armagh Division three championship. Despite a gallant effort, the boys came up against a very strong Sarsfields side and it was the home side who desevedly progress in the Armagh division 3 championship. Hard luck lads and management.



Crossmaglen LGFA Notes

Safe Return to Play: Reminder for all parents and players, please ensure that all players bring and wearing their gumshields to all football.  This is compulsory in the GAA.  Also players should have their own water and gloves with them to training to ensure everyone’s safety at this time.
U14.5 Championship Final: Our squad took on Dromintee on Sunday evening at 5.30pm. From the first kick of the ball this game was end to end action. Great performances from senior players, seen us leading at 1/2 time. Dromintee rallied and used their extensive subs bench to put fresh legs on the field. This made the defence in the end, and Dromintee came away winners.
Well done to all the players and coaches involved in this squad.
This is actually the third year we  have played at u14, first year losing comprehensively to silverbridge and last year wining the div 2 league and championship. This year we had a young side, with lots of potential so we look forward to future success from them.
U10 & U12 training times this week:
Training continues on Monday and Wednesday night, meeting at 6.15pm on the Pairc Na Og.
Championship preparation is in full swing as we have the first round this weekend coming. The U12.5 girls will play Pontyzpass, time and venue to be confirmed.
Success for our Rambling Rangers! Massive congrats to Orla Donaldson & Orlaith Murtagh on winning another championship with Michael Cusacks in Australia.  We just love seeing how are ‘Rambling Rangers’ are getting on!

Keep an eye on our social media this week as we will be announcing a fantastic initiative by Cross Rangers LGFA which will keep us all motivated and healthy during the month of October.


Sponsor A Ball; Armagh Senior Football League 

Quaypoint, Newry will sponsor the ball for the Armagh Senior Football League game against Dromintee.  Many thanks to Sinead and the Reel family  for your sponsorship.

Pictured below; Sinead presents the ball to Paul




Sponsor A Ball; Armagh Junior Football League 

Bronagh McEntee will sponsor the ball for the Armagh Junior football league game against Killeavy. Thanks to Bronagh and Sean for your support.

Pictured below; Bronagh presents the ball to Stephen





Sunday 27th September;

U15 Div 1 Championship SF; Clann Eireann V Cross, Clann Eireann, 11.30am

U17 Group 1 Rd 6; Dromintee V Cross, Dromintee, 12pm

Armagh SFL A Rd 7, Cross V Dromintee, Cross, 2pm

Armagh Junior Football League, Cross V Killeavy, Cross, 2pm



Rangers Lotto


Draw Date; 20/09/20

Numbers Drawn; 2  11  12  26 

No Jackpot Winner 

1 matched 3 numbers winning £100; Caela McKeown, Lismore. Well done Caela!

Jackpot; £2200/€3200

Next Draw; 27/09/20
GAA National Inclusion Fitness Day; Wednesday the 23rd of September 
This Wednesday is GAA National Inclusion Fitness Day. We are delighted to be part of this special day. On Wednesday, we will be joined in St Oliver Plunkett Park by members of two very special local community groups, The Rainbow Club and The University Of The Third Age (U3A). We will all walk 2km which is approximately  two laps of the Amber route (Two fields). The walk will begin at 7pm and everyone is very welcome to come along and join us. Please adhere  to social distancing  guidelines at all times. #GAABelong #BeActive #Community #Healthy Club
Mrs Martha Dawson, Cloughogue
Crossmaglen Rangers send our deepest condolences to the Dawson family on the sad passing of Martha, Grandmother of U11.5 player, Callum. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Maria Robinson, Poyntzpass
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers club send our deepest sympathies to referee and fellow Gael , Rory Robinson,  his Wife, Fiona, the extended Robinson family, Maghery GFC, Redmond O’Hanlons GFC & Our Lady’s School Community on the sudden passing of their Daughter, Maria. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam