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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 29/01/18


Membership Sunday

Registration Sunday will take place on Sunday 11th February, 9.30am-12.30pm.
This will be an opportunity for all players to register for their respective teams from U6 to minor.
We encourage all families to attend this membership morning to meet the respective coaches and for families to become members.
It is vital for the status of the club that our family membership Is maintained and increased.
Refreshments will be served during the morning.

Membership Rates;
Family; £30
Single; £25
Student; £10


Operation Transformation

We had a great turn out on Monday night for Operation Transformation “IrelandLightsUp”. Many thanks to groundsmen Larry and Gene.
Well done to all our walkers and runners. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday night, 7.00-9.00pm for week two.
Remember to bring a friend and spread the word.



Below; Many thanks to Conor Martin for this fantastic photo  which captured our pitch and walking track illuminated for Operation Transformation “IrelandLightsUp”.



Below; Some of our walkers on Monday night

















Club Coaches & Mentors

Marion will be in the hall to complete AccessNI paperwork at the following times:

Monday 29th Jan 7.15pm to 8.30pm.

All coaches & mentors must have completed this check. You will need your National Insurance No., Driving Licence No. & Passport No.

To speed the process up please sign up for an account using the link below:



Crossmaglen Rangers Ladies Football 

2018 teams & training:

Managers will be in touch with regards training and information in the coming weeks. Currently, we are looking for a parent or ex-player to get involved and coach our U12 girls team. If you are interested, please contact Frank on 07735537529.

Also, as all our teams start to get back our to a bit of pre-season training, we would like to encourage  previous players, current players and anyone who would like to give football a go to get involved. Football is a great way to keep fit and also make friends. Why not get 2018 off to a good start by signing up to play or get involved with your local ladies club.

Cross Square 100 in Association with Cross Square Hotel and Superbites:

On Sunday 18th of February, the ladies football club are launching this unique fund-raising idea, which involves completing 100 consecutive laps of the Square in Crossmaglen. Each lap of the Square is 0.25 miles, so by completing four laps of the square, you will have covered one mile. The 100 laps will be completed by a relay team of lead runners from our community, and we are looking all our members and supporters to get involved and support them. You can support this event in two main ways. Firstly, individuals and businesses can sponsor a lap for £20. Secondly, on the day, you can come along a complete a lap or a specific distance with your family and friends. The cost of entry on the day is £5 per person. This is a family fun event, so laps of the Square can be walked, jogged or even run, you decide what you would prefer. For more information, check out our facebook page.

Crossmaglen Ladies 9th Annual Pre-Season 7s: It’s hard to believe that this tournament is in its 9th year. Over those nine years, we have welcomed teams from all over Ireland to compete in this prestigious event which is growing in reputation and stature every year. We are delighted that our tournament received support from Stalwarts of Ulster Ladies football such as Clann Eireann, St. McCartans and of course Donamoyne. However our tournament is also very popular with the Dublin and Leinster sides and we have welcomed Foxrock Cabinteely and St. Maur’s to our town to compete. Our tournament will take place on Saturday 10th March, and we are looking for help on the day to run the tournament. Parents and players will be need to volunteer to help with pitches, in the kitchen and also the tuck shop. If you would like to help out, please contact Marion on 07730578786


Bravery Blanket
Majella Brown (pictured below),one of our participants at Operation Transformation IrelandLightsUp is walking/running 5km a day for thirty one days to raise funds for Bravery Blanky.
Bravery Blanky is a charity set up by Majella’s Sister after her son Ceejay was diagnosed with cancer.
The charity aims to help families who have a child living with cancer.
For more details follow Bravery Blanky or Ceejay McArdle’s FB Page.
Majella would love some company on her daily trek.
We wish Ceejay and his family well for the future.




Below; Ceejay




Action Cancer Big Bus
The Action Cancer Big Bus will be at the Ranger’s Hall on Tuesday 6th February. Appointments available for breast screening and health mots.
Book online by visiting the action cancer website.



Gym Members

2018 Gym Membership Is Now Due;


14 – 18 year olds – £10.00
Over 18’s – £25.00

You must be a club member before becoming a gym member
Non members are not permitted to use this gym
Contact Aaron Kernan (028 30 868404) or Paul McEntee (087 – 4182580) to join or renew your membership.


National Draw

Our committee members are currently 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 only £10 , the draw takes place on Thursday 8th March 2018 and we encourage everyone to please support the draw as all funds raised will be retained by the club.



Cycle Against Suicide 

This years cycle against suicide will take place from Saturday 28th April to Monday 7th May.
We are both delighted and honoured that the cyclists will stop briefly at the Rangers Hall on Sunday 29th April on route to Newry.(Time tbc)
Cycle against suicide is now in its fifth year. This fantastic event helps to bring awareness of all the support that is available for anyone who may be battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or has been bereaved by suicide.
More details in the coming weeks.



Trip To Croke Park

During the week I visited Croke for the stadium tour which I can highly recommend and it was great to see the input our club has in the museum with Oisín’s medals and jersey on display.
I have organised a trip from the club to Croke Park museum and stadium which will take place on Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018. The bus will leave the Rangers Hall at 11.00am,
The cost including the bus and admission to stadium tour is as follows;
Adults; €20
Senior Citizen; €18.50
Student/Minor; €13.00
Child(4-12 years old, all children must be accompanied by an adult)); €11.50
You can book your place by phoning Roisin, 0876659126, emailing [email protected] or by pm Crossrangers FB page.
It promises to be a great days craic!



Well Done

Well done to Aaron Haughey and Claragh Lenaghan, P7/R7, St Patrick’s P.S, who played at half time during the Armagh V Sligo game in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh.




Club Lotto

Our club lotto is available to play online. If you have family around the world please let them know about our lotto online, it is a great way of supporting the club when you are miles from home.
Below is the web address to play our lotto online.

Draw; 28/01/18

Numbers Drawn; 7 13 19 27

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Gerry Kindlon, Dublin won £100. Well done Gerry.

Next Draw; 04/02/2018

Jackpot ; £7500/€8500



Mrs Catherine McCann, Fintona, Co Tyrone
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Catherine’s husband Mickey, Daughter Karyn and Michael McShane and the entire McCann family following the recent sad loss of his wife and their Mother, Catherine. Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.


Mrs Patricia McShane, Chicago.

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Patricia’s Husband Patsy, sons and the entire McShane family on their recent sad loss.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.


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