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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 25/02/19


Online notes
This week’s online notes have been sponsored by McConville’s  Funeral Directors,  The Square. Thanks very much to Brendan and the Garvey family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club. If you would like to sponsor the online notes, please email [email protected] or telephone, 0876659126.







Malachy Murdoch Tournament 
Six teams will participate in the 2019 Malachy Murdoch Tournament. There will be two groups and we are placed in Group B alongside Bryansford and Burren.
Each team will play the other two teams in their group;
Cross V Bryansford, Friday 1st March & Cross V Burren, Friday 15th MarchThe top team in each group will qualify for the final which will be played on the 29th March.
Good luck to our Senior team & management on Friday night.

Pancake Morning
Pictured below, our U6, 8.5, 10 & 12 squads launching the pancake morning which will take place on Sunday 10th March. All monies raises from the event will go towards our underage structure.


St Mungos 
I will be in the hall (front foyer) on Monday night at 7.30pm if anyone would like to buy tickets for St Mungo’s Luganulk Show, to book a place on the Derry trip or if you wish to pay membership/register.
St Mungo’s Tickets; £15
Derry Trip (Spaces filling up fast) 
Adult; £30, Senior Citizen, £25 
Children £15 (Must  be accompanied by an adult)
Crossmaglen Ladies Annual Pre-Season 7s: 
We will welcome 16 teams to the town on Saturday 9th March to participate in the annual pre-season 7s.  This is always a great days football, and the number of teams who continue to participate on an annual basis is testament to the quality of tournament we are providing.  We are grateful to all the parents and players who help out on the day, on pitches, in the kitchen or helping in the organisation.  Anyone available to help out please contact Marion or Paul.
Ladies football training times: 
U10 & U12.5 Ladies:  Continue to train on Monday evenings from 6-7pm in St. Jospeh’s High School.  We hope to move outside to the council field in the next few weeks, but Marion or Sean will be in touch before hand.
U14 & U16 Ladies:
Continue to train on Saturdays from 3-4pm with Paul and Frank.  They will be in touch with details about the forthcoming feile competition.
National Draw raffle 
The National Draw takes place in Dublin on Wednesday 6th March. (Full
list of winners from the draw will be posted Cross Rangers FB page & Twitter). As well as the prizes in the national draw, we added bonus prizes.
The draw for the bonus prizes will take place during the interval at the St Mungo’s show. Thanks to everyone who bought national draw tickets.
Irish Dancing
Majella McEntegart Irish dancing continues in Rangers Hall every Monday evening 4.15-5.15. New members welcome.
Irish classes 
Irish classes for beginners Tuesdays in st Patrick’s school at 7pm. Classes are free of charge, new members (and old) welcome.
Dianchursa/ Intensive Irish Course
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge The club are organising a Dianchursa /intensive Irish course which will take place on Saturday 16th March, 10am-2.30pm.
The cost is £10 which includes lunch. To book your place email [email protected]
Scór Sinsear 
Scór Sinsear takes place in March, anyone over 17 interested in competing (solo or group singing, recitation, ceili or set dancing or quiz) please get in touch with Irish Officer [email protected]
Cupla Focail 

Míle buiochas-(me la boo ee has) many thanks

Maith thú (moy who) well done.

Proverb; Ní neart go cur le chéile
There’s strength in unity.

Lus an chromcinn- daffodil, translates literally as the bloom with the heavy head.
Any member attending a Gaeltacht this summer is invited to apply to the club for a scholarship. As well as providing small scholarships to members we can also assist with applications to other Irish language bodies. Please email Irish Officer : [email protected]





Community Clean Up


In advance of our club and town hosting Armagh v Cork in the National League on Sunday 24th of March 2019, we aim to carry out a community clean up on Saturday 23rd of March. It will be all hands on deck as we give our grounds and surrounding areas a good spring-clean. This is a very important event where we highlight the importance of looking after and taking pride in our area.

Our U10, 12 & 14  squads along with their mentors will clean up inside the club grounds. U16 upwards will carry out a clean up of all the parks on the town as well as roads in and out of the town.
Bags and jackets will be provided, please bring gloves if possible.
No need to volunteer in advance, just turn up on Saturday, 23rd March at 9.00pm.
All help greatly appreciated.









Darkness Into Light 

Preparations are well underway for the ‘Darkness Into Light’ Walk which takes place on Saturday 11th May at 4.15am-6.00am.
Registration is now open, please see the link on the DIL event page or Cross Rangers FB page. There is an early bird rate for those who register early. We ask our club members and friends to support this amazing global event. All monies raised from ‘Crossmaglen Darkness Into Light’ will be shared between Pieta House and P.I.P.S Hope and Support.












Alan O’Mara

Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. The former Cavan goalkeeper and an Ulster U21 Championship winner will be in St Patrick’s, Cullyhanna on Monday, 4th March. Alan was the first active senior inter county player to go public about suffering from depression in 2013. One in four of us will be affected by a mental health issue at some point in our lives. Aged from U16 are welcome and we thank St Patrick’s for inviting us to this important event.

First Aid & Defibrillator Training 
On Wednesday 20th March  a First Aid and Defibrillator Training course will be held in the Crossmaglen Community Centre from 7pm to 10pm.
This is a free training session provided by Newry Mourne and Down District Council.
Should you wish to attend please contact Jonny Savage ASAP as space on the course is limited.
Congratulations to our sponsor Raymond Watters and staff, The Old Coach Inn who celebrated ten years in business at the weekend. Wishing you many more years of success and happiness Raymond.
Wedding Belles 
Congratulations to Kevin McShane & Christine Brennan who got married recently, wishing you many years of good health and happiness, Kevin & Christine
The P7’s Of St Patrick’s had a very enjoyable disco on Sunday night in the Rangers Hall. All the Parents wish to express their thanks to Mary Deery, Valu Land & Cross Castles who donated the balloon arch.
Thanks also to Tracey’s disco for entertaining the children.
Mr John Morrison, Armagh 
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers club send their deepest condolences to John’s Wife, Maura, Sons, Patrick & Seán, Daughters, Emma & Catherine, Sister May, the extended Morrison family and our fellow Gaels, Armagh Harps on the recent sad passing of John.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Sean Cumiskey, Mullaghbawn, formerly Dundalk Rd
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club send their  deepest condolences to Sean’s Wife, Carmel, Daughter Lisa, Sons Glen & Aidan, Sister Philomena, grandchildren and the extended Cumiskey & Mackin families on the  sad passing of Sean.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.







Club Lotto



Draw; 24/02/19
Numbers Drawn; 3 17 18 20
8 Matched 3 numbers winning £15 each. Well done to our match 3 winners. Jackpot; £12,000/€13,000.




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