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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 22/10/18.



Mr Paddy Kindlon Senior

When news broke on Saturday night that Paddy has passed away, we were immensely sad. Paddy, a true gentleman was devoted to the Crossmaglen Rangers Club.
Last year, when we celebrated twenty years from our first All Ireland win, I went to visit our President. Despite his frail health, Paddy was his usual friendly self and what a warm and hearty welcome I received.
Paddy had his club tie on and he reminisced about those glory days along with friends Noel & the Bishop. The craic was ninty! The visit couldn’t be complete without a photo shoot.
A lifelong committee member, loyal supporter and a true Gael, Paddy you will sorely missed.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Paddy’s Daughters, Carmel & Ann, Sons, Paddy, Gerard & Joe and the extended Kindlon family circle.




Cormac Leonard Senior Football Championship Final

Cross V Ballymacnab

A hard fought battle took place in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday. A County Final which will be remembered by many for a while to come, some superb scores from both sides ensured we had a fantastic encounter. The last quarter of the game we put our foot on the throttle and pushed on and ran out winners on a scoreline of;

Cross 0-24  Ballymacnab 1-15

Hard luck Ballymacnab and thanks for the good wishes.

Well done to Rían O’Neill on being awarded man of the match.

After the boys left the Athletic Grounds, a reception greeted them at our sponsor, Watters Old Coach Inn. A piper led the boys into the Coach followed by a champagne reception, what a joyous occasion. Thanks to Ray and staff for your warm reception, good food and above all, the craic!

There was great celebrations in the hall when the team arrived.

We now play Coalisland in the first round of the Ulster Championship which will take place in the Athletic Grounds in two weeks.







Sponsor A Ball

If any business or individual would like to sponsor the ball for our first round Ulster Championship fixture, please email [email protected] or telephone 0876659126.




Well Done

On Saturday, our U10’s travelled to Belfast, to take part in a blitz hosted by St Enda’s, Glengormley. St Edna’s has a Crossmaglen connection with James Donaldson their PRO.
The boys played super football and won both the Gory na Mona Cup & Ard Eoin Plate. Well done boys and management, we are so proud of you all.
The U10’s also played during half time at the Intermediate Championship Final on Sunday in the Athletic Grounds.










Armagh Minor Ladies Senior Champ SF

Well done also to our Minor girls who had a fantastic win on Thursday night against Carrickcruppen in the Armagh Minor Championship SF. They now play Granemore/Dromintee in the Final on October 27th. Time & venue to be confirmed.



Philly McMahon

Over two hundred people were in the Rangers Hall on Thursday night where Philly McMahon hosted a talk. Philly spoke about the ‘first half ‘ of his life growing up in Ballymun and the challenges that he faced daily where drug abuse was rife, unemployment was high and housing was poor. It was at this early stage that he saw firsthand the wrong path his older Brother John took which ultimately led to his untimely death in 2012 from a drugs overdose and the impact this tragic event had on him and his family. Philly outlined that there is always other options and better options and that support is readily available.
He then spoke about his ‘second half’, his charity work which he set up in memory of John, his twice weekly visits to Mountjoy where he meets inmates and his commitment to continue helping addicts and their families and his ultimate goal to see the decriminalisation of drugs.
Many thanks to; Shorts Sports who sponsored the jersey which was presented to Philly, Ashfield Golf Course, Cullyhanna for your donation and to all who donated on the night. To Fiona Mccabe, Corliss for the Dublin flags and Shauna Dooley for the collection buckets.
Finally, huge thanks to Philly for taking time out of his busy schedule to come visit and speak to us, your an inspiration and we wish you many more years of good success, good health and happiness.














Restart A Heart

Due to a clash of events, a new date has been fixed for Restart A Heart.
It will now take place on Thursday 25th October at 7.30pm in the Rangers Hall.
We encourage all our members to attend this important event.
“Together We Can Save Lives”




Crossmaglen Rangers Night At The Races

This Friday, 26th October we will hold a major fundraiser, ‘ Crossmaglen Rangers Night At The Races’.
Tickets still available for what promises to be a super night of good food, entertainment and craic.
The first race takes off at 7.00pm. We look forward to welcome everyone to Dundalk Stadium.
All race goers will be entered into a draw to win a getaway break in one of the following fabulous hotels;
Trump Doonbeg Resort
Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen
Slieve Russell Hotel,
City West Hotel
Harbour Hotel, Galway
Jury’s Croke Park Hotel
We will also be giving away five meal vouchers for Garvey’s Bar & Restaurant, New Rd, Silverbridge.

Thanks very much to the following businesses who have sponsored the races.

Bar One
Carna Transport
Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney
Apple Orchard Group/ Shiels Restaurant , Tassagh
Dev Oil & Skips R Us

Huge thanks also to the following businesses who have sponsored the hotel breaks;

Murducks Newry
Tiernan’s Solicitors
Donnelly Fuels Ltd
Usedcars .ni
McConville Undertakers
Donnelly Group
Canal Court Hotel
PMK Accountancy Services
Conlon Lowloader Haulage


Race Day Meeting

A meeting regarding the night at the races will take place on Tuesday at 8pm.


Irish Classes


Irish classes for beginners continues on Tuesday nights, 7-8pm in St Patrick’s primary school. Everyone welcome and the classes are free of charge.


Scór na nOg South Armagh


Scór na nOg South Armagh takes place on Saturday 3rd Nov at 6.00pm.
Any club member interested in solo singing, recitation, music, ballad group or quiz please contact Johanne Donnelly. Tel 0860783426


Christmas Fayre


The date for the Christmas Fayre has been changed to Sunday 9th December and there is still availability. To book a table at the Fayre, please contact Sarah Jane Carville, [email protected]




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 15th 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. A great nights craic is guaranteed .
You can book now by contacting Tim (Tel. 02830861588/0868768365) or Mona (Tel.30861780).



Ulster Camogie


Orla Donaldson will be part of a team who will be supporting Cancer Focus NI (Official Charity partner of Ulster GAA) by having a bucket collection on Sunday 21st October at the Ulster Senior Camogie Final, Slaughtneil V Loughgiel Shamrocks.
Well done Oral.






Congratulations to Tony & Sinead Kernan on the birth of their baby girl, Anna. A little sister for Dan.





Congratulations to Joe Kernan who on County Final day in the Athletic Grounds received a special award in recognition of his induction to the GAA Museum Hall of Fame earlier this year.






Well Done


Well done to Ruairí Shevlin, Darren Hearty, Brianne Hearty & Orla Donnelly from St Patrick’s P.S who were part of Cumann Na mBunscol squad who played at half time during the County Final.




Well done to our minor team and management who held a car wash on Saturday.





We send good wishes and congratulations to our good friends of the club and generous sponsors, John & Patrick McParland, Carrickdale Hotel. The hotel recently received four star status.




Congratulations also to Eamon Devlin Junior, manager of Éire Og, Oxford who recently beat St Colmcille’s Saint Albans to win the London Senior Football Championship.



Happy Birthday


The entire club sends best wishes to Aidan O’Donnell who is celebrating a big birthday, 40! Enjoy the celebrations Aidan.








Club Lotto



Draw; 21/10/18

Numbers Drawn; 2 9 11 30 

No Jackpot Winner

5 matched 3 numbers; Paul McShane, Sean Goodman, Malachy Duffy. Johanne Donnelly & Sinead Haughey win £20 each.

Next Draw; 28/10/18

Jackpot; £11,300/€12,300


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