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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 26/11/18

 

Comhghairdeas
It is congratulations all around.
On Saturday night, Aaron Kernan, Paul Hughes, Johnny Hanratty, Rían O’Neill and Kyle Carragher were  awarded an Armagh Club All Star. Congratulations and well done boys.
Aaron, was also awarded Senior Club Footballer. The entire club send our heartiest congratulations and well done to our Senior Captain, Aaron.

On Friday night, Caoimhin O’Neill was awarded both the Armagh Camogie Divisional one player of the year and Minor player of the year, what an achievement. Well done Caoimhin, the entire club congratulate you.
Over the weekend we also received the good news that the club has been awarded a silver medal from the Joe McDonagh foundation for our promotion of the Irish language. This is our second year in a row being successful, having received a bronze medal last year. Huge praise for our Irish Cultural Officer , Mrs Johanne Donnelly whose hard work , dedication and passion in promoting the Irish language / culture within the club and beyond resulted in the club been awarded this prestigious award .
Comhghairdeas Agustin a dhéanamh go Maith Johanne .
Uachtarán John Horan will present the award at a ceremony in Croke Park on the 15th December.

 

Massive congratulations to Faye Fitzpatrick & Aislinn McMahon, Ulster Camogie All Stars who won the Interpro Competition on Saturday beating Munster in the semi and Connacht in the final.

 

 

Aislinn & Faye also received an award on Friday night from Armagh County Camogie in recognition of their All Stars!

 

 

 

 

 

U21 Senior Championship Group B  Play Off    
Mullaghbawn v Crossmaglen

Heavy rain throughout the morning left conditions very heavy and slippy in Dromintee for our U21 SFC play off clash with Mullaghbawn.
The first few minutes were an even affair with both sides scoring two points in the opening minutes, Rían the scorer of both our points.
Three unanswered points from the opposition, (2,F) give Mullaghbawn a comfortable lead. Micéal McCabe converted a free to leave two between the sides at the midway point of the first half. The second quarter of the game saw points from Oisin O’Neill and Johnny McKeever with Mulkaghbawn matching the two scores. As the half drew to a close we had a number of missed opportunities to level matters but at the break it remained a two point game;
Cross 0-5 Mullaghbawn 0-7
We started the second half very strong, four unanswered points in the first five minutes, to give us a narrow lead but Mullaghbawn   responded with a goal to put them in front once again by the narrowest of margins. Mullaghbawn pushed on, two points in as many minutes to extend their lead, a super score from Cían McConville reduced the deficit.
Mullaghbawn slotted over a point to lead by three with fifteen to go. Two points from Rían left just one separating the sides before Mullaghbawn got another point to stretch it to two with ten to go.
Rían convertered two frees to level matters and to ensure we were in for  an exciting finale.
In the dying minutes of the game, Mullaghbawn scored two points and it looked like it was to be their day. As the game entered injury time, Mullaghbawn scored another point to secure their lead and with seconds remaining a super shot from the boot of Stephen Morris landed in the Mullaghbawn net to level the game just before the final whistle blew.
Cross 1-14 Mullaghbawn 1-14
Extra time was now on the cards with conditions even worse, heavy rain and bitterly cold now very evident.
Extra time saw just one score from each side, a Miceal McCabe point in the 6th minute was quickly followed  by a Mulkaghbawn point.
The sides couldn’t be separated. We clocked up nine wides in the period of extra time.
The final whistle went and we will have to do all over again;
Cross 1-15 Mullaghbawn 1-15

Replay
The Armagh  U21 SFC Replay will take place on Sunday 2nd December in Killeavey at 2pm.
Fixture
Ulster Minor Club Football Tournament 2018 QF
Date & time tbc
 
Safeguarding Community Information Event
As part of our ongoing health and well being initiatives, we welcomed Marcella Leonard to the Rangers Hall on Wednesday evening.
Marcella has over thirty years experience in the areas of child and public protection and her own personal Gaelic Games background has given her the skills to assist clubs and organisations on child protection matters.
A large crowd from the local and surrounding area were in attendance. Marcella delivered a very interesting and informative talk.
We thank Marcella for taking time out of her busy schedule to come and speak to us, huge thanks also to Brian McEvoy, Ulster GAA and Bernie Fox (child protection manager, Ulster GAA) for also speaking at the event.
Black & Amber Sizzling Steak Night
What a night was had by all who attended our inaugural sizzling steak night hosted by The Old Coach Inn, Castleblayney.
Fab food, good company and great craic were the order of the evening.
Thanks very much to Paddy Crilly for entertaining us with some fine yarns. Many thanks to the staff who all looked superb togged out in the Black and amber.
Well done to Patricia Hughes and Jim McLoughlin who won the breaks at the prestigious, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. Thanks to the Sheraton Athlone for their generosity.
Finally a special word of thanks to our loyal sponsor and host, Raymond. The entire club thank you for a wonferdrul evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all and thanks for your ongoing support.
Well done
Well done to our U8’s & their Mentors. On Saturday, the boys played superbly at a blitz hosted by Annaclone Gaa Club
Many thanks to everyone at Annaclone for your warm welcome & hospitality.
Well Done 
Well done to Pearse Larkin & Ciara McBride who represented the club at the Scor na nÓg County Finals in Silverbridge on Sunday.
Well done 
Well done to Oliver Short who took Gold in the 2000m and Ciara Conway who took Silver in the 2000m and Silver in 500m at the Scottish Indoor rowing championships.
Also, Oliver won gold in the 1000m race and Ciara won bronze in the 2000m at the Irish  indoor rowing championships held in Limerick at the weekend.
Good Luck
Good luck to Conor Deery & Ronan Fitzpatrick, who are part of the St Colman’s squad through to the Rannafast Final & to Oran McKeown, a member of the Abbey CBS squad who are playing St Pat’s, Cavan in the semi final on Tuesday.
AGM
 
Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 5th December @7pm
Christmas Fayre
All tables are booked out at our spectacular Christmas Fayre which takes place on Sunday 9th December.
The fayre starts at Midday and Santa will make a special appearance at two.
It promises to be a great day where you can purchase all your Christmas gifts. So keep the 9th free.
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.
A mulled wine reception, a scrumptious four course meal and live music by the renowned Paul Cullen.
It promises to be a great nights craic!
So wether it is a work function , a family get together or friend’s uniting to kick off the festive season,  you are all very welcome. No group to big or to small. Transport available if requested.
You can book now by contacting Tim (Tel. 02830861588/0868768365) or Mona (Tel.30861780).
Crossmaglen Camogie 5k Fun Run
National Draw
Over the next few weeks our committee members will be selling the National Draw tickets.
The GAA National club Draw is an annual event and the sole purpose of the draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much needed funds.
There are great prizes to be won but we have also added four bonus prizes ,
 a top of the range TV and three meals vouchers from local hotels .
Tickers are £10 and the draw takes place on  Wednesday 6th March 2019. We encourage everyone to please support the draw as all funds raised will be retained by the club.
St Joseph’s High School Coffee Morning 
St Joseph’s Annual Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday 1st December at 10.00 am -12.00 noon in aid of Ellen’s Journey and Marie Curie charities. Everyone welcome.
Naomh Malachi 5k Fun Run/Walk
Club Lotto
Numbers Drawn; 3  4  27  29 
No Jackpot Winner
3 Match 3 Numbers; A Lenagh, James Patrick Trainor & Eddie Finnegan
Jackpot; £11,800/€12,800
Condolence
Mr Bernard  Caraher, Culloville Rd
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club are saddened to learn of the passing of Ben, member & loyal supporter. We send our deepest condolences to Ben’s Sisters, Una (Greene), Maureen, Rita and Patrica ( Kivlehan) and the extended family circle.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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