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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 27/05/19


Sponsor A Ball

Short’s Sports & Cycles will sponsor the ball for our Senior league fixture against Dromintee on Thursday night.  Many thanks to Naoise, Mary and the Short family for  your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.


Naoise Short, Shorts Sports & Cycles presents the ball to Callum Cumiskey



Armagh U14.5 Championship QF
Cross V Clan na Gael 
Referee, Stephen McKinley with the two captains ahead of Armagh U14.5 Championship QF Clash.
Tuesday night saw our U14.5 squad in action against Lurgan side, Clan na Gael in the quarter final of the Championship.
We settled quickly, Fionnan Moley scoring a point not long after Stephen McKinley had thrown the ball in. Benny Duffy followed suit minutes later. Back to back goals for us , Jack Crummy and Shane Gallagher the scorers left us with a strong lead midway through the first half.

Three unanswered points from Clans got their scoring underway and it gave them an intensity to reduce the deficit. Ryan Martin slotted over a point to extend our lead before the Lurgan boys struck for goal in the nineteenth minute. As the minutes ticked down until the break, Clan na Gael were awarded a penalty which resulted in their second goal of the night and left just one between the sides. Both sides traded points and as the game entered injury time, the away side scored a point to leave the score at the break;
Cross 2-04 Clan na Gael 2-05
We got the second half off to a super start, Shane Gallagher registered his second goal followed quickly by an Aron O’Neill point  and once again we were in the lead. Some super goal keeping from our number 1, Eoin Murtagh prevented the opposition from scoring and kept our lead intact. Two points a piece from each side and with ten gone on the second half we led by three. A Clans point brought it back to a two point game before Shane Gallagher scored his third goal of the night to put us in a commanding position once again. Both sides exchanged points and as the game entered the last quarter, our boys pushed on and took control of the game having their best spell of the match, scoring 4-2 without reply. Benny Duffy, Aron O’Neill (2) and Odhran Carragher the gaol scorers. Minutes before the final whistle sounded the away sides brought the scoring of the day to a close with a point.
Cross 8-10 Clan na Gael 2-10
It was a super all round team performance. Well done to the entire squad and management.
Armagh SFL (A) Rd 7 

Cross V Cullyhanna 

Saturday evening we played host to St Patrick’s, Cullyhanna.
One minute’s silence was observed for the late Mary O’Reilly before throw in.
Jake Magill was the man in charge of proceedings.
Cullyhanna settled quickly, a point on the scoreboard with only seconds played. They set the trend in the opening quarter, it was all one way traffic, scoring a further 1-5. It took a Callum Cumiskey point at the start of the second quarter to get us off the mark. Points from Kyle Carragher, Callum Cumiskey,  Colin O’Connor and Paudie Stuttard reduced the Cullyhanna men’s lead and at the break we trailed by 4

Cross 0-05 Cullyhanna 1-06

We got off to a strong start as the second half commenced, two points in quick succession, Colin O’Connor and Mel Boyce the scorers and it was now a two point game. High drama then ensued, Jake Magill black carded Jamie Carlisle and awarded Cullyhanna a penalty. Substitute goalie, Stephen Morgan has a tough task ahead of him but Cullyhanna struck the ball well which resulted in their second goal and once again they had a commanding lead.
We responded with a point a piece from Stephen Finnegan and Callum Cumiskey to leave just three between the sides, the away side scored a point to stretch the lead to four before we scored four points without reply, Chris Crawley (2), Alan Farrelly & Oisin O’Neill and as we entered the last quarter the sides were level for the first time in the match and we were in for an exciting finish.
The game was only level for a short time, Cullyhanna scored two points in as many minutes, (1F) and once again we were playing catch up. Cullyhanna converted a free before Kyle Carragher scored a point and with minutes remaining we still trailed by two.
Stephen Morris hit a super shot which sailed over the bar and seconds later Oisin O’Neill replicated what Stephen did. As the game entered injury time we had a number of missed opportunities and as the final whistle blew,  it was even-steven;
Cross 0-16 Cullyhanna 2-10 
James Hughes & Michael McConville Tournaments in association with Cullington  Properties

Next weekend our club is celebrating a festival of football, on Saturday 1st June, our annual James Hughes U10 tournament takes place and on Sunday we will host the inaugural U8 Michael McConville Tournament. We will remember, pay tribute and honour two great Crossmaglen Rangers Gaels, James and Michael. Teams from all four corners of Ireland will come together, play games, learn new skills, new friendships will be formed and memories made. It will be a day where all that is good about our national game will come to the fore. It is a great privilege for us, Crossmaglen Rangers to showcase our underage structure. We are also very pro active in promoting South Armagh, South Monaghan and North Louth, areas of outstanding natural beauty, areas of historical Interest and areas where a warm welcome is always guaranteed. It promises to be a super day where everyone will be winners. The Tournaments couldn’t take place without the assistance and support of the Hughes and McConvilles families, our main sponsor Cullington Properties, Avonmore Protein Milk, Niall Clarke Oils (NCO), Bayview Contracts, McNammee/McDonnell Solicitors and APS Auto Parts. We thank you all for your generous sponsorship and support for Crossmaglen Rangers which is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming the teams, their families and supporters.

U14.5 Div 1 Rd 5
Killeavy V Cross, Killeavy @7pm
U10.5 (A) Rd 6
Cross V Keady, Cross Time tbc 
U10.5 (B) Rd 6
Cross V St Michaels, Cross Time tbc 
Thursday 30th May
SFL (A) Rd 8
Dromintee V Cross, Dromintee @8pm
U8.5 (C), Rd 6
Cross V St Micheals, Cross @11pm
U8.5 (D) Rd 6
Cross V Dorsey, Cross Time tbc
U12.5 (C) Rd 6
Culloville V Cross, Culloville Top Field, @4pm
IFL B Rd 8
Keady V Cross, Keady @6pm
Sunday 2nd June 
2019 Ulster Senior Football Championship
Armagh V Cavan, Clones @4pm.
Good Luck 
Good luck to Paul, Rían, Oisin, James, Jamie, the Armagh team & management on Sunday against Cavan in the 2019 Ulster Senior football Championship Semi Final.
Mini Tractor Run Launch
On Wednesday evening we held our mini tractor run launch. The Rangers mini tractor run  will take place on Sunday 16th June. Each child who participates in the tractor run will receive a sticker and a free ice cream courtesy of Egg. Many tanks to Patrick and all the crew at Egg.
So boys and girls get those tractors, go karts , scooters, green machines and trikes gleaming (no quads please) and ready for the road and we will see you all on Sunday 16th June.
All monies raised from the mini tractor run will go towards the promotion of the Irish language locally.
Registration will take place on Friday 14th June, 7-8pm , Rangers Hall (Back Room) .
Silverbridge Drug Awareness Evening  
On 7th June at 7.30pm, Silverbridge GFC will be hosting a Drugs Awareness evening for all players and members in the local area.  Silverbridge stated;
“ Clubs  are rooted in our community, we have a duty of care to all our children and as the major influencer in this area, the GAA can play its part in informing, educating and encouraging young people away from the use of cocaine and the other drugs which are being sold freely to the children in this area.  The speaker will be Theresa Burke who lost a child through the use of cocaine and other harmful substances and she has a powerful story to tell.  She has already spoken in Jonesboro and in Mullaghbawn GAA as well as St. Paul’s Bessbrook and has had excellent feedback. We  have invited her to talk to our young people and to let our children know that there is another side to cocaine beyond the fun they hear about at when drugs are consumed at parties and discos.  The event is being supported by Ulster Council GAA and we will have other statutory agencies in attendance to advise and guide parents about these serious dangers for their children. The focus of the event will be on our young people, from under 12 to senior and the message will be a simple one – to stay away from the temptation of drugs.  This is why we need them there “
We encourage all our players, members and supporters to attend this very informative evening raising awareness of a huge problem which is affecting communities across Ireland.
Club Lotto


Draw; 26/05/19
Numbers Drawn; 4  10  15  25 
1 Matched 3 numbers; Eleanor Cassidy, Old Rd wins £100.
Well done Eleanor.
Jackpot; £12,000/€13,000.
Next Draw; 02/06/19 
Gerry Moley RIP
The months mind mass for the later Gerry Moley will take pace in St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna on Monday 27th May @8pm.
Mr Eamon Hearty, Silverbridge 
The entire Crossmaglen Rangers club send our deepest sympathies to Eamon’s Wife Teresa, Daughters Sinead & Orla, Son Ciaran, the extended Hearty family and our fellow Gaels, Silverbridge Harps on the recent sad passing of Éamon.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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