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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 30/07/18

It has been a busy weekend with three games at home, two in the Senior league and one in the Intermediate League.

Sponsor A Ball

The Cross Square Hotel sponsored the ball for our Senior league fixture with Dromintee. Thanks very much to Gerard and Geraldine for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.

Pic Below; Gerard presents the ball to Aaron Smylie




SFL Div 1A

Cross V Dromintee

A minutes silence for the late Lisa O’Connor preceded our Senior league fixture with Dromintee.
Dromintee got the scoring underway in the opening minutes. A Mickey Mcnamee point for us seconds later got our scoring underway and we settled quickly building up a substantial lead by end of the first half, Cross 1-10 to Dromintee 0-03. Rían O’Neill the goal scorer.
The trend continued after the break with our lead never being compromised. A half which saw us kick some fine scores with Tony Kernan amassing a personal tally of five points in the second half.
Cross 1-20 Dromintee 0-07


Intermediate League Div 2B

Cross V Ballyhegan
Micéal Trainor’s men  welcomed Ballyhegan to St Oliver Plunkett  Park for their league fixture
The first half was a high scoring encounter where in the first twenty minutes saw us score 1-06 to Ballyhegan’s three points. With minutes to go to the break, Ballyhegan went on a scoring spree , 2-02 in the space of three minutes to give them  the lead for the first time. An Oran Kieran point before the ref blew the whistle for half time left the game all square at the mid way point;
Cross 1-08 Ballyhegan 2-05
A point for each side at the start of the second half was followed by a Conor Savage point which put us in front by the bare minimum.
Ballyhegan got their second goal to edge them in front by two. Three unanswered points from us and with seven left on the clock give us the lead once again but Ballyhegan responded with a point to leave it all square once again  and to ensure we were in for an exciting finish to the game. Missed chances from both sides meant it looked like the game was going end in a draw but a John murtagh point in injury time was the match winner and secured the points for us.
Cross 1-14 Ballyhegan 3-07


Sponsor A Ball

The McKenna family, Crievekieran sponsored  the ball for our Senior league fixture with Clann Éireann and are pictured below presenting the ball to Johnny McKeever. Many thanks for your sponsorship.



Senior League Div 1 A
Cross V Clann Éireann
Both sides took a while to settle and a Clann Éireann point in the tenth minute got the scoring underway. Clann Éireann scored two more points before our first score came from a free converted by Tony Kernan. Clann Éireann pushed on scoring four unanswered points and as the first half drew to a close, we had our best spell, four points in quick succession which was  followed by a Clann Éireann point meant there was only two between the sides at the break.
Cross 0-05 Clan Éireann 0-07
The second half was only seconds old when Stephen Morris put the ball over the bar to reduce the deficit to one but Clann Eireann  responded three points in three minutes and increased their lead to four. We converted a free before Clann Éireann scored a goal to strengthen their lead with fifteen to go.
A trio of points from Aaron Kernan reduced their lead but Clan Eireann  responded with the same , three points to leave six between the sides with five to go.
As the game drew to a close, Clann Éireann got the final three scores of the match, three  points and they ran out on winners on a scoreline of;
Cross 0-10 Clann Éireann 1-16



Wednesday 1st August

U10 Go Games
Culloville V Cross

Intermediate League. Div 2B
Shane O’Neills V Cross

Thursday 2nd August
U16 League Div 1
Killeavey V Cross

Friday 3rd August

Senior League Div 1A
Dromintee V Cross

Saturday 4th August

U8 Go Games
Silverbridge V Cross

U12.5 Shield; All games played in Silverbridge

U12.5 Shield Group 1 Rd 1
Culloville V Cross

Cross V Killeavey Rd 2

Dromintee V Cross Rd 3

Cross V Peadar O’Doirnin Rd 4

Silverbridge V Cross Rd 6

Cross V Shane O’Neills Rd 7


Crossmaglen Rangers Summer Camp:
In Association With Eugene Duffy Construction

We are very thankful that once again our Summer Camp will be sponsored by Eugene Duffy construction. Thanks very much to Gene and the Duffy family for your sponsorship and support.
The camp will be led by Tony McEntee and is open to all children in our club and neighbouring clubs in the Parish.

The camp will run from;
Monday 6th to Friday 10th August 2018
U6 – 10am-12pm
U8-U14 – 10am-2.00pm
Price: £22/€25 per child. Family Rates Available.
Please Note: U6 children must be accompanied by a Parent /Guardian All coaches have registration forms for the camp.
We will hold another registration evening on Friday evening at 7.30pm, back room, Rangers Hall.




Well done to all the boys and girls who along with their Mentor, Jonny Savage travelled to Kingscourt on Saturday to participate in a blitz hosted by Kingscourt Stars Gaa Club. Many thanks to Kingscourt for their hospitality, the children had a ball. The boys and girls played brilliant and we are very proud of everyone. A special mention for two legends, Oisín McConville and Francie Bellew who helped to present the medals at the presentation.
Anyone who didn’t get a medal today, please contact Jonny Savage. As we prepare for our Summer Camp there will be no training next Friday night.














Gaelic Sunday

Over the weekend of August 4/5 this year the GAA will mark the centenary of Gaelic Sunday.
In 1918 British Authorities made efforts to seriously inhibit and curtail the playing of Gaelic games. In particular there was an order for no GAA activity to be allowed unless a written permit had been sought and granted in advance.
The GAA would like clubs to help remember the events of 1918 this August 4/5 and to mark the anniversary.
On Sunday evening at 6pm we will mark this important milestone in Irish history when Donal McAnnallen, Historian and Brother of the late Cormac will give a lecture about Gaelic Sunday and the history of the GAA locally  during this period in history.





Black & Amber Summer Sizzling Steak Night

On Friday, 10th August, we in conjunction with our sponsor and good friend of the club Raymond Watters and staff of the Old Coach Inn will host a “Black & Amber Summer Sizzling Steak Night ”
Numbers will be limited to 100 and will be on a first come first served basis. The cost of a delicious three course meal with live music afterwards will be €40. This is an ideal opportunity to support both a loyal sponsor and the club.
You can book a place by; PM Cross Rangers FB page, texting 0876659126 or by contacting any committee member.
It promises to be a fab night of good food and good entertainment.






Rangers Tea Party

On Saturday 8th September at 7.30pm we will host a tea party in the Rangers Hall. We are looking for host and hostesses who will host a table. If you can, please come along to a short meeting on Wednesday eve hung at 8.30pm, back room of the Rangers Hall.


Social Club Meeting

Social Club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm.


Well done

Well done and good luck to Thomas Og Duffy who is part of the Ulster U15 squad who play Dublin on Tuesday at 1.00pm in the Athletic Grounds.

Well done to all those who took part in the Ulster Fleadh at the weekend.

Get Well

We send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to Declan Cunningham who is in hospital  following an accident.
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; 29/07/18

Numbers Drawn; 12 19 24 30

No Jackpot Winner

1 matched 3 numbers; Paul McShane, Crinkle wins £100. Well done Paul.

Next Draw; 05/08/18

Jackpot; £10,100/€11,100



Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to Gerard McMonagle & Rosie Kieran and the entire family circle on the sad passing of their Mother, Joan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh hanam.


Ms Lisa O’Connor, Dundalk

The entire Crossmaglen Rangers Club are saddened to learn of the passing of Lisa
Lisa, Aunt of Senior player, Colin O’Connor and cousin of Senior Player, Johnny McKeever.
We send our deepest sympathy to Lisa’s Son, Ethan, Mother Kathleen, Father Tom, Sister Donna and Brother Thomas and the entire O’Connor and McCusker families. The McCusker family have a long affiliation with the club.
Ar Dé go raibh hanam

Mrs Lizzie McKenna, Crievekeeran.
Crossmaglen Rangers GFC send their deepest condolences to our neighbour, Elizabeth McShane and family, Lizzie’s Daughter Alice and Son Thomas and extended family on the sad passing of their Mother, Lizzie.
Ar  dheis Dé go raibh hanam
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