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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 24/06/19

Armagh SFL Rd 9
Maghery V Cross 
On Friday night our senior team travelled  to Maghery. The first quarter saw the home side settle quickly, a free converted in the opening seconds to get the scoring underway. Mel Boye chipped over a point in the third minute to level matters. Maghery scored three points without reply  to give them an early lead,  a super strike from Mel which sailed over the bar left two between the sides as the game entered the second quarter.
Next to get his name on the scoresheet was Seanie McConville, Seanie slotted over a ‘45 to bring it back to a one point game. With ten to go until the break, we worked the ball well down the field to Cian who flicked the ball onto Mel and what was the score of the night, a rasper of a shot from the boot of Mel landed in the Maghery net to put us ahead for the first time in the match. We pushed on two points in quick succession, Mel (F) and Daniel Cumiskey and as the minutes ticked down on the clock to the break, we had a comfortable lead.
This lead was to be only short lived, the home side finished the half very strong, scoring 1-2 (1,F) in the closing minutes to leave it even stevens at the break.
Maghery  1-06  Cross 1-06
High drama ensued in the opening minutes of the second period, Gary Marshall awarded Maghery a penalty which they scored to regain the lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. They marched on, scoring a further 1-4 without reply to put them in a commanding position. Both sides scored two points a piece, Stephen Morris and Mel Boyce (F)  and with only minutes left until the full time whistle, Maghery slotted over a point before Mel Boyce scored two points to reduce the deficit but it want to be our night, Maghery  secured the points to stretch their lead at the top of the Division 1A league table.
Maghery 3-12 Cross 1-10
Hard luck lads and management. Next up is Silverbridge on Friday evening.
Congratulations to our U10 squad & management who won Naomh Éanna CLG tournament shield winners.
The boys played super football to be crowned shield winners.
Well done boys, we are so proud of you all.
Huge thanks to Naomh Éanna for the invite and your hospitality,
IFL B Rd 10
Cross V Éire Og
Well done to our seconds who had a good win against Éire Og. The game played in Cross on Friday night was a tight encounter but the boys got across the finishing line with a one point margin.
Cross 4-11  Éire Og 2-16
Well Done
Well done to Rian, Paul, James, Oisín and Armagh team/management on a superb victory against Monaghan in the qualifiers played in Clones on Saturday night.


Crossmaglen Rangers Mini Tractor Run

On Sunday morning we welcomed a huge crowd to the Rangers Hall for our second  Crossmaglen Rangers Mini Tractor Run.
A huge array of contraptions were on show with a lot of our drivers appropriately dressed and each and every one were super excited.
Two laps were completed by all drivers, with some fast moving little people completing three.
We send our sincere thanks to our organising committee led by Johanne Donnelly, whose hard work and preparation prior to the event ensured all ran smoothly on Sunday morning.
Thanks very much to South Armagh safety group for their assistance and Crossmaglen Community first responders for their reassuring presence at these events which is greatly appreciated by the entire club. To all the members  of the club who stewarded, thank you. To our sponsors, Donnelly Fuels, O’Neill Tractors, Culloville and Mary Deery, Valuland who sponsored the prizes for the raffle. Special thanks to Egg Coffee &  Ice Cream who presented each child with a voucher for a yummy ice cream. Many thanks Patrick for your ongoing support and generosity.

Raffle  Winners 
First Prize; Toy tractor & trailer sponsored by Donnelly Fuels; Patrica McCreesh, Culloville.
Patrica and her Grandchildren, James and Eilish, receives her prize from Eugene and Johanne.
Second Prize; Boiler Suit sponsored by O’Neill Tractors; Jean Nolan
Third Prize; Hamper sponsored by Mary Deery; Eugene Hanratty



Sponsor A Ball

Charlotte Donaghy O’Sullivan, New York will sponsor the ball for our Senior league fixture against Silverbridge  on Friday  evening. Many thanks to Charlottoe & family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for Crossmaglen Rangers.

Lorraine Donaghy on behalf of her Sister, Charlotte  presents the ball to Cían McConville.






Monday 24th June

U18.5 Div 1 Rd 4

Killeavy V Cross,  7.15pm

Wednesday 26th June

U10.5 (A) Rd 10

Cross V Killeavy, Cross 

Thursday 27th June

U16.5 Div 1 Championship QF

Cross V Killeavy, Cross, 7.30pm.

Friday 28th June

SFL (A), Rd 11 

Cross V Silverbridge, Cross, 8.00pm

Saturday 29thJune

U8.5 (C) Rd 10

St Patrick’s V Cross, Cullyhanna, 11.00am

U8.5 (D) Rd 10

Thomas Davis V Cross, Camloch Craobh Rua

U12.5 (C) Rd 10

Cross V Dromintee, Cross, 4.00pm

Sunday 30th June 

IFL (B) Rd 11

Ballyhegan V Cross, Ballyhegan Park, 2.00pm


Cross Ladies Football Notes: 

Good Luck to Armagh LGFA in the Ulster final!

We would like to begin by wishing Aveen, Mairead and the entire Armagh squad good luck for Ulster final Sunday. The final is taking place in Clones at 3.45pm. It is set to be a game not to be missed. 

Games & Training Info:
U16’s away Monday night to Ballyhegan. Leaving the hall @6.15pm, Paul & Shannon will be in touch with further details.
Our senior ladies are on a roll in their league campaign, to date they have five wins and one draw after seven games. The girls were unfortunate in their most recent game to come away with a draw against Forkill. This week Senior & Minor Training Monday @ 7.45.
The U14 Championship against Shane O’Neill’s on Wednesday evening, and anyone who attended reported that it was an outstanding display of football. Shane’s took an early lead, knocking a goal and a point over in quick succession. However this rallied our players, and they dug deep using points to crawl back.  We seen impressive scores from Eimear Morgan, Kelly Shields, Eva Cassidy and Eimear McMahon. However it was a 15 player effort which pulled them over the line, and it can’t go unmentioned the tremendous team work among the backs and goal keeper. They demonstrate how to breakdown play, pushing Shane’s out to the wing into difficult positions. Megan Walsh and Clodagh Conway stopping balls with everything they’ve got and delivering it out to a Cross jersey every time. Crossmaglen come away with a convincing win in the end, but we can honestly say that the score line (5. 21 to 4. 06) does not reflect the pressure the Shane O’Neill’s put the girls under.
This week U14.5s away to Armagh Harps Thursday at 7:30pm, it is essential that all available players turn up. We are into Gaeltacht and holiday season, so everybody is needed to field a team.
The second leg of the U12.5 league will take place on Monday evening in Cullyhanna. Parents are asked to have the girls match ready, and dropped off at 6pm, the match will throw in at 6.30pm. There will be no U10 training this week dues to the game.
Registration: There are still some outstanding memberships for this season. Can all players ensure they are paid up as soon as possible? Membership can be given to any team manager.



Congratulations to Paul Hughes and Aimee Garvey who got engaged recently. Wishing you good heath, luck and happiness for the future Paul & Aimee.



Well done 

Well done to Cian McConville and the Armagh U20 squad who secured a good win against Meath in the Leo Murphy Cup played in St Oliver Plunkett Park on Tuesday night.


Hall Schedule 

Monday ;

Mother & Toddler Group ;  10.00-12.00am

Irish Dancing; 4-5pm

Bingo ; 8.30pm.

Tuesday; Slimming World; 9.30-11.30am. Everyone welcome, contact Edel Tel. 0793433476 for more details.

The hall is available to hire for private functions. To book the hall please contact Patrica 0857500141/or Tim 02830861588


Online Competition 

For your chance to win a trendy new Cross Rangers body warmer with thanks to Playr-fit, Culloville, please see Cross Rangers Facebook page.Thanks also to Karen Martin @Karens Kool Embroidery who will embroider the winners initials on it.




Happy Birthday 
Happy birthday to our Chairman, Eugene whose birthday is on Monday. I think you could call it a big birthday, half a full house! We all hope you have a lovely day Eugene.


Club Lotto
Draw; 23/06/19
Numbers Drawn; 6  15  23  29 
No Matched 3 winners;
Jackpot; £1,200/€2,200
Next Draw; 30/06/19 
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