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Crossmaglen Rangers Notes 26/03/18



Malachy Murdoch Tournament Final

On Wednesday Night our Seniors had a narrow victory against Dromintee in the semi final of the Malachy Murdoch Tournament. Sunday evening saw us up against hosts Burren in the final. A highly entertaining encounter which saw some fine scores from both sides. At the half way point, both sides were level, Cross 1-11 Burren 2-12. Burren started off the second half the brightest, they were awarded a penalty which they converted in the opening minutes followed by a point which give them a strong lead. We responded with a Colin O’Connor goal but Burren pushed on and they never relinquished their lead and ran our winners on a scoreline of;

Burren 2-12 Cross 3-13.

Well done Burren on your victory and on hosting a fantastic tournament once again.


Membership/ Registration

Registration/Membership closes on 31st March 2018.
Anyone who hasn’t registered won’t be eligible to participate in the upcoming season.
It is vital for the status of the club that our membership is maintained and increased.
Club Registrar, Peadar McCoy and myself will be in the hall (back room) on Monday night at 7.00pm for anyone who wishes to pay their membership/ register.




U14 Feile

Our U14’s had a good win against Keady on Saturday in the Feile. They will now play the winners of the Dromintee V Armagh Harps clash.
Well done boys and management.


Pic Below;

Heidi Donaldson cheering on the U14’s in the feile on Saturday.



U10 Fixture

U10’s will travel to the Gearldine’s on Tuesday 27th March. The bus will leave the hall at 6pm. Please remember to bring a mouthgaurd.


The James Hughes Under 10’s Tournament 2018

The James Hughes U10’s Tournament will take place on Saturday 9th June when teams from near and far will compete for the James Hughes Cup.
Any Club who would like to participate in the blitz please email; [email protected] for more details. Limited places available.
This will be a great event in memory of James, a true Ranger but above all, a much loved Father, Partner, Son, Brother, Nephew, teammate and friend.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.






Trip To Croke Park

We are super excited about our upcoming trip to Croke Park museum and stadium which takes place on Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018. The bus will leave the Rangers Hall at 11.00am, we will stop at Applegreen, Lusk and will arrive at Croke Park Stadium at 1.45pm approx. Our fully guided tour will begin at 2.00pm and last two hours.
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
We will be arrive back at the Cross Square Hotel at 6.00pm.
There are a few seats left on the trip.
You can book your place by phoning Roisin, 0876659126, emailing [email protected] or by pm Crossrangers FB page.
For those going on the trip, I will be in the hall (back room) on Monday night @7pm to collect a deposit.
It promises to be a great days craic!



Annual Golf Classic

A date for your diaries. Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday 6th July in Concra Wood Golf Club , Castleblayney.
Huge thanks to our main sponsors, Killycard Developments and Hanratty Oils.
For those who are attending the golf Classic and need accommodation, please contact The Cross Square Hotel, Tel.02830860505, Email [email protected] or Murtagh’s B&B, Tel. 02830861378.


Crossmaglen Rangers GFC Night At The Races

Crossmaglen Rangers GFC Night At The Races will take place in Dundalk Stadium on Friday, 26th October (Evening Meeting).
A table of ten costs €1000 (individual tickets also available which will cost €100).
Your ticket covers your admission to the racecourse, a scrumptious four course meal, complimentary race card and all ticket holders will also be entered into a fantastic draw with five hotel breaks on offer in top hotels around Ireland.
Any business or individual who would like to provide sponsorship for this event, please contact any committee member or pm Cross Rangers FB page for more information. All sponsors receive two complimentary tickets at the sponsor’s table.
More details in the coming weeks and remember to keep the 26th October free because it promises to be a superb nights entertainment.



Any members attending Gaeltacht courses this Summer, please contact our Irish Cultural Officer; Email: gaeilgecr so we can provide some information regarding bursaries available through the club.

Quiz night

A quiz night will take place in Hanratty’s bar on Friday 6th April at 8.30pm.
The cost is £5 per person and there will be a raffle on the night.
All proceeds will go to the promotion of the Irish Language locally.




Irish Classes

Due to the Easter Holidays, no Irish Classes this week or next, they will resume on Tuesday 10th April.



Thursday, 8.30-9.30pm in the Rangers Hall. Everyone welcome.



Irish Language Collection

Many thanks to all those who donated to the recent church gate collection which was for the promotion of the Irish Language.
Go raibh maith agaibh.


Easter Saturday 5km Dawn Walk

The Easter Saturday Dawn Walk will meet at Casey’s Eurospar, Crossmaglen and the Walk will begin at 6.45am.
Run, walk or crawl, please come along and support this local fundraiser!!
All funds raised will be used for improved emotional wellbeing/mental health services in St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen.




We are immensely proud of three underage players, Antoin Murphy (U10), Brothers Ben and Finn Cumiskey (U12) who are all members of Dundalk Rugby Club.
The boys will travel with DRC to Italy in April to represent Ireland in a mini nations rugby tournament.
What a fantastic achievement!
The entire club send their very best wishes to Antoin, Ben and Finn and their families and we wish you safe travels and enjoy every minute of this amazing experience.



Huge Congratulations to Aislinn Murtagh & Our Lady’s School, Newry U20 squad who beat St Kevin’s Lisnaskea to be crowned Ulster U20 School Champions.

Pic Below;

Ashlinn with her Parents, Sean & Nuala.





Thanks to Andy Duggan for sharing this superb pic of Míceál Duggan Wadehra from Aldridge, West Midlands who is proudly wearing his new Crossmaglen Rangers jersey in honour of his great grandmother, Bridget Duggan (nee Donaldson), who never forgot her roots.



Armagh Rose Centre

For all the ladies in our club, Armagh Rose Centre are currently searching for the 2018 Armagh Rose. If youd like to get involved either as a Rose or as a sponsor please get in touch via [email protected] or for more information go to
Not leaving the men out, I believe they are looking escorts. I think I could nominate a few!!!!!!!!



Cross Rangers Ladies Notes:

Gaelic for Girls Programme:

We are delighted to announce we have been selected to run this programme in our club. The programme is aimed at girls aged 8-13, who would like to have a go a playing football. We know the football is a fantastic way to socialise with your friends, and meet knew ones but it also gives girls an opportunity to get active and become involved in their local club. The programme runs for 8 weeks beginning the 9th April. It costs £8/€10 to register, and the registration fee cover the cost of the Gaelic for Girls jersey that each participant will received at the end of the programme. Once the programme is completed all girl will then have a chance to register and become full members of the Ladies club, and participate in the Ulster Gaelic 4 Girls blitz. For more information contact Leah, Chloe or Frank.


Training & Registration:

U14 & U16 girls: Both teams will be training together with Frank and Paul during the next few weeks. Training will be Wednesday 6.30pm and Sunday at 10.30am. Registration forms will be available at training and must be returned asap.

Minors & Senior squads:

Continue to train on Tuesdays. Maria and Peter are eager to see new and old faces back. Don’t worry if you have been out of the loop of a while, you are more than welcome to join and see if you fancy becoming a member of the squad for the season ahead. Weather permitting back field or youth club 7.45pm.

Thank you to our Senior Girls Marie, Aislinn & Aveen who are supporting our Gaelic 4 Girls programme, which runs after Easter. Pictured here are two girls hoping to take part wearing the very desirable jerseys.



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; 25/03/18

Numbers Drawn; 13 14 16 22

No Jackpot Winner

3 matched 3 numbers;

Johnny Loughran, Anne Farrelly & Benny Duffy win £35 each. Well done to our winners.

Next Draw; 01/04/18

Jackpot; £8300/€9300


Happy Easter

We would like to wish all our players, mentors, members, sponsors and supporters a very Happy Easter.



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