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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 27/01/20





On Friday evening we held our first registration evening, for the U11.5 team. Thanks to all the parents/guardians who attended.
Registration evenings continue this week with U15 Registration on Wednesday evening in the Rangers Hall and U13 Registration on Friday, upstairs in the changing rooms.
Both throw in at 7pm and we are delighted that representatives from Aware will speak to both squads.
There will be a chance for Parents/Guardians to meet and speak to the Mentors.
Anyone who wishes to pay their membership can also drop in.
Pic. Below;
U11.5 mentors
Anthony, Jonny and Shane with Tony Mc (missing from pic is Pete McGeown & Kevin Hughes)


Luke Murphy

On Friday, a new field sign sponsored by Luke Murphy’s chemist was unveiled.
Luke Murphy who will be ninety three in March celebrated forty years in business on the 20th January.
It was great to meet Luke on Friday and hear him reminisce about his life where Gaelic games has played a huge part.
Luke remembers vividly as a young boy travelling to Mullaghbawn to support Cross against Newtownhamilton in the Armagh County final. Newtown were ahead when the ball was kicked into in a corn field behind O’Hanlons bar. A search ensued but the ball was never found (this could yield another story but that is for another day!) and with only one ball on the day, the game was abandoned and Newtown were crowned County champions.
Luke was educated in St Patrick’s college, Armagh and during his time here he was a key player on their team and won a MacRory Cup medal.
When his studies finished in Armagh, the war had just ended and what was common place in those days, Luke went to Belfast to serve his time in his chosen career, a pharmacist. Peter McCoy originally from Clonalig was the secretary with Belfast club, Patrick Morans who were located in King St. and this was the team Luke joined. Handball was also being introduced to clubs in Antrim at this time and Luke decided to try his hand at this also!
Luke’s time in Belfast was very successful, he wore the colours of Antrim both on the Gaelic field and in the handball court. Returning to Cross in the late 50’s, Luke transferred back to his home team and what was to be the highlight of his sporting life happened in 1960, Luke won a championship medal donning the black and amber.
We thank Luke and his Daughter Moria, Son Colm and the Murphy family for their ongoing and loyal support for Crossmaglen Rangers and we wish them continued success in their business.
Pic. Below; 
Back L to R
Colum, Rachel Mackin ( Superintendent Pharmacist) Deirdre Mallon, Sandra McEneaney, Maire, Leah Mallon and Luke. 

Field Sign 
Sponsoring a sign is an ideal way of promoting your business as well as supporting the club.
A field sign costs £400 for five years (We will provide the sign).
Please contact Joe Kernan or any committee member for more details.

Pic. Below

Maire and Colm beside their new sign in St Oliver Plunkett Park.




Crossmaglen LGFA Notes

Cross Square 100 will take place on Sunday 16th Feb. We are delighted to host this community event for the 3rd year.   It is aimed at all levels of fitness, so everyone can get involved by completing at lap or more at your own pace. The square will be set up for walkers and runners from 9.30am to 2pm. Individuals or businesses can support this event by sponsoring a lap for £20, or you can make a donation on the day.
LGFA annual presentation night:
The LGFA will come together with the Camogie club to celebrate our success ahead of the 2020 season. The presentation for all age groups will take place in the Rangers hall on the 31st January. Details will be available from managers in the coming week.




National Draw Tickets 

GAA National Draw Tickets Now On Sale! There are super prizes to be won;
An All-new Renault Clio,
Travel voucher worth €2000
2 x All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Packages
2 tickets for a concert in Croke Park in 2020
2 x €1000 shopping voucher plus many more
plus we have added ten bonus prizes;
10 X €50 vouchers; 
Martin Hardware, Lee Opticians, Shape ‘n’ Style, Ballybay Pharmacy, MAC Fitness, Valu Land, McConville’s Chemist, Hanratty’s Bar, Keenan’s Bar and  Short’s Sports
Tickets only £10/€10 and are available from club members.
The proceeds from all tickets sold go directly back to the club!


Irish classes

Well done to everyone who attended our Irish classes on Tuesday night. Thank you Micheal Madine for the use of the premises. They continue this Tuesday at 6.30pm in St Patrick’s P.S. New faces welcome, club members and non club members.
Buíochas le múinteoirí Aoife Agus Niamh.
Pic. Below; 

Students at the Irish classes with múinteoir Aoife



Fr Cullen will celebrate mass in the Rangers Hall on Tuesday 4th February. All deceased members and friends will be remembered. There will be refreshments after mass.

Glasnevin trip
Anyone who is thinking of travelling with us to Glasnevin cemetery for the general history tour on Easter Monday, please be aware that places are filling up fast.
Telephone/text Roisin, 0876659126 to book.

Operation Transformation 
Ninety people participated on Thursday night.
‘Ireland lights Up’ initial aim was to get people up off the couch and exercising but it is lovely to see families out walking together and people in general having a walk and a chat!
Well done to  everyone to took part. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t attend the previous Thursdays, you can join in at any stage over the next five weeks. Everyone welcome form the community and beyond. Thursday evening, 7-9pm, top field. Thanks again to Larry and Gene for their assistance.
Please register on arrival.

Pic. Below; 

Callum & his Dad Shane after clocking up the steps!



Pic. Below;

Figs & Maz, happy walkers!



St Pat’s tug-of-war club

Congratulations to Oliver Short who won gold in his 1K & 2k, and bronze in 500m, Shane McEntegart, Silver 500m & bronze 1k, Silver for Ciara Conway in her 2k and bronze for Tony Byrne in his 1k in the indoor rowing championships which were held in Limerick at the weekend.
An extra well done for Tony as this was his first rowing competition! Well done also to the rest of the team; Patrick McEntegart, Cormac Short and Ronan Greene. Next up for them is the World Championships in Paris in two weeks and we wish them all the best of luck.

Tony & Oliver with Hugh Mor 
Pic Below;
Ciara & Hugh Mor 



A reminder to everyone who may have family away from home, you can play our lotto online by clicking on the following link;
Draw; 26/01/20

Numbers Drawn; 3  13  16  24 

No Jackpot winner

3 matched  3 numbers;  Seaniie  McConville, Benny Duffy & Cormac Donnelly win £35 each. Well done to our match three winners. 

Jackpot; £4000/€5000

Next Draw; 02/02/20