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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 22/12/19



As a very successful, productive and busy 2019  draws to a close, we reflect on a year where we experienced success both on and off the field. A year where we were highly involved in the community, in charity work, health and well being, went off site on a number of occasions visiting Tipperary and Croke Park on a number of occasions. We starred in tv shows, received awards and accolades and we were honoured at the highest level. Joe and Aaron Kernan were part of the 2019 Bord Gáis Legends Tour at Croke Park Museum, a unique honour to have a Father and Son relive their playing days at Headquarters. Oisin McConville, an ambassador for Trocaire flew the flag for the club in far away lands.
To everyone who helped to make  it such a success, we thank each and everyone for all you assistance, co-operation and support.
To all  the Men, Women, boys and girls who donned the black and amber, we are extremely proud of you all and we wish you a very successful but above all a happy and enjoyable 2020.
We send our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors, led by main sponsor, Hanratty Oils for your generosity and support. It was wonderful to see us retain the Armagh Senior Championship sporting our new jerseys!
To our coaches, your dedication and commitment makes our club what it is and on a personal level I want to express my sincere  thanks for all their assistance but above all their patience, they worked closely with myself which ensured I could relay information/ photos quickly from matches and events to all our social media platforms.
The highlight of the year was in July when Pairc na nÓg was officially opened  by Ulster President, Oliver Galligan. Pairc na nÓg dedicated to the youth of Crossmaglen Rangers would not have come about had it not been for the hard work work and commitment of a dedicated team whose vision came to fruition in the opening of a marvellous facility where the young will flourish. Huge thanks to all those who worked so hard and made donations.
To all who fundraised, in particular our dedicated lotto team, over thirty years in existence, thank you for all your hard work every week raising much needed funds.
Huge thanks to the bingo team led by Mary Carberry.
Thanks to our golf committee, we look forward to Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2020 which will take place on the 10th July, 2020 in Concra Wood.
Thank you to our Social club committee led by Patrica and Tim. To groundsmen, Larry and Gene for all your hard work.
To our supporters and friends, thank you for your unwavering support.
As the year draws to a close, we remember all our members and friends no longer with us who who will all be remembered at the club mass which will be celebrated by Fr Kevin  Cullen on Tuesday, 4th February 2020.
We hope Santa is good to all our Rangers!
Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi mhaise agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh.



 A small selection of Photos taken during the year.


Pic Below; The Martin Family at Operation Transformation ‘Ireland Lights Up’ in January

Pic Below; Fr Kevin celebrates mass in the Rangers Hall in February 

Pic Below; Aaron and new sponsor, Eugene Hanratty, Hanratty Oils  at the jersey launch in March.
Pic Below; In March, Aislinn McMahon  & Faye Fitzpatrick received Ulster Camogie Post Primary school All-Stars. 
Pic Below; The late Gerry Moley with the Gerry Fagan Cup. In April, the entire club and wider community mourned the passing of Gerry RIP
Pic Below; We honoured the victorious teams of the 60s at a special event in the Rangers Hall in May 
Pic Below; The legendary Mícheál  Ó Muircheartaigh visited  the Rangers Hall in May.

Pic Below; The  entire club were deeply saddened to lose one of its most loyal supporters and close friend, Joan Shields RIP, who passed away in June.



Pic Below; A proud moment, Uachtarán Comhairle Uladh,  Oliver Galligan  officially opened Páirc na nÓg in July



Pic Below; U10s enjoying themselves in Páirc na nÓg.




Pic Below; Crossmaglen Rangers annual golf classic took place in Concra Wood in July.




Pic Below; Our annual summer camp was a huge success and once again was sponsored by Duffy construction. Many thanks Gene!



Pic Below; Joe & Aaron, Legends Tour with u10 squad and club members who travelled to Croke Park



Pic Below; Rían pictured with Granny Margaret was awarded an Irish News All Star in September.


Pic Below; Our camogs, winners All Ireland 7’s in September.


Pic Below; U16 Captain, Melissa Hughes received the Div 3 Championship Cup in September.



Pic Below; Victorious U8 Squad at Carrickcruppen blitz in September.



Pic Below; Our U10’s team, winners Gaels Shield, Óg’s Cup and Stars Cup at the Juvenile Hospice Football, Tournament hosted by Burren in September.


Pic Below; In October, Aaron lifted the Gerry Fagan Cup.




Pic Below; Rían, Cían, Paul, Oisin & Callum were each awarded an Armagh GAA All Star in November.  We also were awarded Armagh GAA 2019 Club Of The Year.




Pic Below; A highly enjoyable Spinathon took place in the Rangers Hall in November.



Pic Below; Tg4 children’s programme, C.L.U.B featured Crossmaglen Rangers in November.



Pic Below; December saw us appoint a new Honorary  President, Gene Duffy to join President Margaret.



Pic Below; Oisin travelled to Gaza with Trocaire in December.



Christmas Bingo Special


On Monday night, there will be an extra game ‘on the house’ with a prize fund of; £50 line and £100 a house. All bingo goers on the night will be entered into a free raffle to win two festive hampers. Eyes down at 8.30pm


Texas Hold’em 

On Sunday 29th December our any annual poker classic takes place , shuffle & deal @6pm.
Buyback €20 (max 2 per player)
Please contact Paddy Kindlon or Tony Brady about purchasing tickets.

Christmas greetings   


For any Rangers who may be away from home this Christmas and would like to send greetings you can send  a message or a short video to [email protected] or PM Cross Rangers FB page and I’ll share them on the Cross Rangers social media platforms on Christmas  Eve. Alternatively any families at home who are missing loved ones, you can also send your good wishes and I’ll share them.

Good Luck

Good luck to Armagh who play their first game in the McKenna Cup on Sunday 29th December against Cavan in Breffni Park


Happy Birthday

We all send our very best wishes to Peadar McCoy who is celebrating a significant birthday over the festive period! Have a great birthday Peadar!
Happy birthday also to number one fan, Noel Luckie



Congratulations to Roisin Mc Shane on running her first sub 21min 5k in the Camogie run, Roisin is being trained by coach, Hugh Mor Conway of St Pats TOW and Rowing Club. Hugh Mor is also involved in assisting Cross Rangers teams and has high hopes for Roisin!



Naomh Malachi GAA


5km Run/ Walk in aid of the North Louth Hospice on St Stephen’s Morning @11am. Registration from 9.30am. Refreshments afterwards in the club rooms.

Wedding Bells
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers club wish Jopy Murray and her Husband to be, Shane the best of luck on their Wedding Day. Wishing you good health and happiness for the future.

Club Notes 
Our next club notes online will be on Sunday 5th January.


Mr Paddy Murphy, Ballybinaby

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC are saddened to learn of the passing of lifelong member and friend, Paddy Murphy.
We send our deepest condolences to Paddy’s Wife, Rose, Daughters Maria & Róisín,  Sons Aidan & Gerard, Grandchildren, Brothers Tom & Frank and the extended Murphy family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.