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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 23/09/19

Camogie All Ireland 7’s
We have new All Ireland Champions in the club. On Saturday, our Senior camogs travelled to Naomh Eanna, Glengormley to compete in the All Ireland 7’s.
The girls beat Cushendall in the Semis & Green Lough in Final to be crowned Division 1, Senior Cup winners.
The entire club congratulate you all on your amazing win.

 

Armagh SFC QF
Cross V Silverbridge
All roads on Sunday led to Cullyhanna for our SFC QF clash against neighbours, Silverbridge.
Torrential rain in the  morning left conditions extremely slippy
We settled quickly scoring 1-2 in the opening ten minutes to a point for the Bridge, Colin O’Connor the goal scorer.
We were unfortunate not to have added two more goals to the scoreboard in the following minutes. As the first quarter ended Silverbridge added a point.
Points from Rian (F), Stephen and Mel extended our lead. As the half drew to a close the Bridge slotted over two points to leave the score at the break;
Cross 1-05 Silverbridge 0-04
The scoring of the second half commenced with a Stephen Morris point. We pushed on scoring a further eight points without reply, Oisin (3,2F),Aaron (2,F), Stephen(2) and Rian before the Bridge registered their opening scores of the half, two points. With minutes left, two points from Rían(1,F) and a point from Silverbridge brought the scoring of the afternoon to a close.
Cross 1-15 Silverbridge 0-07
Well done lads and management.
The draw for the semi finals of the Armagh SFC will take place on Monday night.



Armagh IFC QF

Cross V Clan na Gael
Monday night our seconds contested the quarter final of the Armagh Intermediate Championship. The game was played in Ballymacnab, Clan na Gael from Lurgan were the opposition and Raymond Watters was the referee.
The opening minutes were an even enough affair, each team matching score for score, Clans just edging it with ten gone on the clock, they led by a point. Each side traded points before the opposition added another point to the scoreboard to stretch their lead as the game entered the second quarter. Points from Ryan Conlon and John Murtagh levelled matters.
A Patsy Finnegan point in the twentieth minute give us the lead by the narrowest of margins but three points in as many minutes from Clans give them the advantage once more. A Ryan Conlon point in the thirtieth minute narrowed the gap to one but it was the Lurgan boys who finished the half strong, three points again without response to give them a comfortable lead at the break;
Cross 0-08 Clan na Gael 0-11
We opened the scoring of the half when Callum Kieran slotted over a point from a free converted. A great shot at goal for us was saved by Clans goalie, Ryan Conway. Two points in quick succession for Clans  and they remained firmly in control. Some super goal keeping from Stephen Ogle prevented the opposition from stretching their lead. Points from Shane McConville, Callum Kieran and two from Odhran Kieran(2) reduced the deficit with fifteen to go.
A clans point was followed by a John Murtagh point and with ten remaining Clans led by one.
Three points for Clans in the space of five minutes reinforced their lead with the final whistle minutes away. Callum Kieran scored a point before Clans scored two points one after another to seal the victory. A Patsy Finnegan point was to be the last score of the game.
Hard luck to the entire squad and management on a gallant effort.
Cross 0-16 Clan na Gael 0-20 
 
Cross Ladies Football Notes: 
Congratulations to the U16 squad, who comprehensively won against Mullaghbawn to proceed to the county final. They will now meet Pearse Ogs in the final which is scheduled for Saturday 28th September.
Congratulations to our U16 camogs who won the Armagh U16 Division 2 Championship on Sunday evening. Many of the girls had been part of U16 ladies team who won their championship SF game on Saturday night.
Games & Training Info:
U10 & 12 training continues on Monday night at 6pm.   In particular, our U10s are preparing for the Owen Reel Blitz on the Sunday 29th September. It is an honour to be invited to this blitz and we are looking forward to a great days football.
U14 and 16 training continues Wednesday at 7pm, as they prepare for their championship final. This game is scheduled for the 28th September. Attendance is essential, anyone not available please give Paul or Frank notice.
U8.5 
 
U8.5 squad traveled to Omeath on Saturday to be participate in games to commemorate the opening of a new field. The boys played some fantastic football and won all their matches. Well done boys.
 
U10.5
Congratulations also to our U10’s who continued their winning streak winning Micéal Donnelly Shield at Culloville blitz.
Many thanks to hosts Culloville for their hospitality, excellent mornings football and thanks also to the Donnelly family.
Croke Park Activity Day
On Sunday, Kai Brady and Shea Larkin represented the club at the annual Croke Park activity day. Well done boys and we are delighted you had a superb day.
 

Rangers Retro Diner Night 

Following on from our very successful amber and black steak night last year, we in conjunction with our sponsor and good friend of the club Raymond Watters and staff of the Old Coach Inn will host  “Rangers Retro Diner Night” on Friday 18th October.
Numbers will be limited to 100 and will be on a first come first served basis. Each guest on arrival will receive a special cocktail, “Rangers Delight”. 
The cost of a delicious three course meal with live music afterwards will be €40. All those attending this super evening will be in with a chance of winning either a one or two night stay at the. prestigious Slieve  Russel Hotel. This is an ideal opportunity to support both a loyal sponsor and the club. You can book a place by; PM Cross Rangers FB page, texting Róisín  0876659126. It promises to be a fab night of good food, good company and good craic!

 
Shorts Christmas Order Night
Shorts sports and cycles will have a Christmas Order Night on 26th September from 7.30pm-9.00pm. A small deposit is required and credit card facilities will be available.
This will be your your ideal opportunity to  get your Christmas shopping underway.
Congratulations
Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Califf
 
Midnight Memory walk 
 
This  Saturday, a very important event is taking place in Newry, the Newry Hospice  Memory Walk. The walk will set off St Colman’s College on Saturday night at 11.15pm in memory of loved ones and the route will be 6km long around Newry. There will be live musics, light refreshments and a short candle lit walk to the finish line. All participants will receive a Midnight Memory Medal to commemorate the event. It is vital that this event is supported as Newry Hospice provide excellent care and service for people in our area and surrounding community.
Lotto
A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;
Draw; 22/09/19
Numbers Drawn; 8  12  16  21 
No Jackpot winner
5 match 3 numbers; Luke O’Neill, C/O Francis Rushe, Stephen Nolan, C/O Patsy Donnelly, Malachy Duffy, C/O Keenan’s, Margaret Carragher, C/O Aidan Murtagh & Danielle Morris, Cairde win £20 each.
Well done to our winners 

Jackpot; £2500/€3500

Next Draw; 29/09/19