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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 29/07/19






Armagh SFL Rd 13

Cullyhanna V Cross
Wednesday night our Seniors travelled to Cullyhanna for their fixture in the Armagh senior league.
Jim Slevin was the man in the middle. A warm sunny evening left conditions ideal for football.
Mel Boyce opened the scoring in the first minute with a super point to get us off the mark.
Less than a minute later, high drama ensued the referee noticed a foul committed and as a result, Cullyhanna were awarded a penalty which they struck well to give them an early lead in the opening minutes.
The flowing minutes of the game saw a period where both sides had a number of missed opportunities. Two points from Cian (1,F) and one from Rían and with fifteen gone on the clock we had regained the lead for only a short period of time, a long range point from Cullyhanna equalised the match.
Rían stepped up to take a free along the sideline which sailed over the bar in what was to be the score of the match.
We finished the half strong, four points without reply, Clan (2), Rían  and Oisin to give us a comfortable lead. Cullyhanna scored a point as the game entered injury time to leave the score at the break;
Cullyhanna 1-02 Cross 0-09

Cullyhanna got off to a blistering start at the beginning of the second half, four points one after another, (1,F) to leave the game all square with five minutes played. Both sides traded points before Cullyhanna registered two points on the scoreboard to edge them in front, points from Oisin and Stephen levelled it once again as the game entered the last quarter.
Rían converted a free, his fourth point of the match to give us the advantage once more.
A Johnny McKeever point stretched the lead to two before Cullyhanna slotted over a point from a free to bring the game back to the bare minimum once more with only minutes remaining until the full time whistle.
With the finishing line in sight, we stepped up a gear, three points without reply to seal the victory in what was a very exciting and competitive game
Cullyhanna 1-10 Cross 0-17
Well done lads and management.
Páirc na nÓg, Raonaithe na Croise
After all the hard work and commitment by our volunteers who worked tirelessly this past few months to have the former council field and changing rooms looking immaculate and in pristine condition, it all came to fruition on Sunday when Páirc na Raonaithe Óga was officially opened by Uachtarán  Comhairle Uladh, Oliver Galligan.
Páirc na Raonaithe Óga is dedicated to the youth of Crossmaglen Rangers and we will continue our work in developing facilities and promoting the well being of the young people of Crossmaglen Rangers. A plaque was unveiled by  Uachtarán  Comhairle Uladh, Oliver Galligan unveiling the club’s motto
“Mól an óige agus tiocfaidh sí  “nurture youth and it will flourish”.
Páirc na Raonaithe Óga will be under the auspices of Crossmaglen Rangers and Cumann Lúthchleas Gael and vested in the GAA.
We thank Uachtarán  Comhairle Uladh, Oliver Galligan for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us on Sunday and officially open Páirc na Raonaithe Óga.
We thank everyone most sincerely who helped in any way with the development of
Páirc na Raonaithe Óga and we look forward to seeing the youth of our club flourish in
these great grounds.
Following the official opening, we held a full sports day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Thsnkd to Noreen O’Callaghan for the super photos.
Sponsor A Ball

Superbites, the Square will sponsor the ball for our Senior league fixture against Killeavy on Sunday afternoon. Many thanks to Gerard, Geraldine, Aaron & all the crew at Superbites for your sponsorship and support.
Pic Below; Aaron Kieran, Superbites presents the ball to Johnny McKeever 
U14.5 Div 1 Rd 8
Cross V Mullaghbawn, Cross @7.15pm
Armagh IFL Rd14
Cross V Ballyhegan, Cross 8pm
U16.5 Div 1 QF
Cross V Armagh Harps, Cross @7.30pm
U8.5 C Rd 11
Cross V Mullaghbawn, Cross @11am
U8.5 D Rd 11
Cross V Shane O’Neills, Cross
Armagh SFL, Rd 13
Killeavy V Cross, Killeavy, 2pm

Juvenile Draw

Shortly we will be seeking tickets for our underage Draw. There are some fantastic prizes on offer including your chance to win two All Ireland football tickets & €250.
Tickets cost £2/€2 or 3 for £5/€5.
All proceeds from the draw will go directly to the underage teams in the club.

Advertising Signs


We are erecting new advertising signs. If you would like to advertise your business, a sign costs £400 for five years. A photo will be taken at your sign and will be published on all our social media platforms and in the local press. This is an ideal opportunity to promote your business and support the club. Thank you to all the businesses who have  purchased advertising signs, they are all looking fantastic. Please contact our chairman, Eugene Hanratty or Joe Kernan for more details.


Pic Below; Fiona & Annie Campbell, Happy Faces, Fords Cross pictured with Joe at Happy Faces new sign in St Oliver Plunkett Park.








Trip To Tipp


For those travelling on our overnight trip to Thurles on Thursday, 8th August, I will be collecting fares on Monday 5th August  @7pm, Back Room, Rangers Hall. There is still availability, please contact Róisín, telephone 0876659126 to book.








Mary’s Meals Walking Event 2019


Mary’s Meals have organised five separate across Ireland from the 7-15th August and with each walk concluding in Knock on the 15th August. The nearest walk to the South Armagh area is the Armagh to Knock walk which will pass through keady and Castleblayney. Anyone who would like to join the walk or make a donation please click on the link where you find all the details of how to get involved.




Tae Kwon-Do
Huge congratulations to Lucy Duffy who won gold and bronze medals, black belt European Championships.
Congratulations to Niall & Nora Begley who celebrated their wedding with a reception in the Rangers Hall on Saturday.
Wishing you a lifetime of good health and happiness.
Rangers Hall
The Rangers hall is available to hire for all private functions, please contact Patrica Hughes or Tim Gregory for more details.
Pic Below; The Hall looking super at the weekend when it was the venue for a wedding reception.
Pic Below; Ellen & James McCrilly supporting Grange on Friday night in Cross. Ellen & James are grandchildren of Noel Dooley Martin








Mr Michael Hall, Dublin

The entire Crossmaglen Ranges Club send our deepest sympathies to Mrs Deirdre Fee and the Fee & Hall families on the recent sad passing of Deirdre’s Brother, Michael. Ar  dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Draw; 28/07/19
Numbers Drawn;  4  12  15  19 
No Jackpot winner
2  Matched 3 numbers;  Caolan  Donnelly, C/O Pat Casey & PJ McNally, Donaldson’s Rd win £50 each. Well done to our match 3 winners.

Jackpot; £1700/€2700 

Next Draw; 04/08/19

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