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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 28/11/22

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who stewarded and helped out on Sunday when we hosted Ulster IFC. It was great to see such a huge crowd in St Oliver Plunkett Park. Well done to our groundsmen, Larry and Gene.

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA Notes:  

Invitation to all members and those interested in the development of LGFA:
Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA are hosting a meeting on Thursday 1st December at 8pm.  This meeting will be a short meeting to discuss the future of our LGFA club.  We are delighted to have the support of a strong committee, who are willing to continue in their position for 2023, so this meeting will focus on discussions about what we can do to promote and develop LGFA in our club.  We would like all members to attend to give their input, and also to bring new ideas to our club.

 

Bingo

Starting on Monday, 28th November, all bingo goers will receive a ticket.  Raffle will take place on Monday 19th December.

 

Cross Rangers Lotto

 

 

Draw Date; 27/11/22

Numbers Drawn; 2  9  12  13

No Jackpot Winner; 

1 matched 3 numbers; Odhran Kieran, c/o Stephen Kernan, who wins £100. Well done Odhran.

Next Lotto Draw; 27/11/22

Jackpot; £3500/€4500

Lotto Christmas bonus  prize raffle will take place on Sunday, 18th December; ten prizes of £50. 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 21/11/22

 

U19 Championship Final

 

 

Cross V Mullaghbawn

All roads led to the Athletic Grounds on Sunday afternoon for the Division 1, U19 Championship Final. Our opponents were Mullaghbawn. From the outset, we were in control of this game. Seconds after the ball was thrown in by Oisin McKee, Shane Gallagher had registered our opening score, a point. A point each from Ryan Martin and Ronan Fitzpatrick quickly followed. Mullaghbawn got their opening score, a point from the boot of Fergal O’Brien. The remainder of the half, it was all one way traffic  3-6 in total scored, some of the scores were textbook,  Ronan (0-2), Shane (0-1), Aaron (0-1), Bernard (1-1), Caolan (1-0), Jack (1-1), and the cross bar hit a couple of times to leave the score at the mid way point;

Cross 3-9 Mullaghbawn 0-1

The second half began as the first half had played out, Ronan had a goal registered in the opening minutes. The following minutes were evenly matched score by score, both sides added four points to their tally, Ronan (2), Jack and Ryan. Again we went on a scoring spree, a hat-rick of points for Aaron O’ Neill and a goal for Caolan Finnegan to stretch our lead.  Mullaghbawn’s scored the last score of the game just as normal time approached.

Cross 5-16 Mullaghbawn 0-6

Well done lads  on a super team performance, we are so proud of you all.

Cross: Conor Derry, Pearse Larkin, Thomas Og Duffy, Jamie Wallace, Aaron Haughey, Harry Cumiskey, Ronan McAlister, Ronan Fitzpatrick 1-5 (2f), Pearse Blessing, Shane Gallagher 0-2, Bernard Cassidy 1-1, Ryan Martin 0-2, Jack Crummie 1-2, Caolan Finnegan 2-0, Aaron O’Neill 0-4. Subs: Eugene McEntee for R. McAlister, Fiannan Moley for R. Martin, Martin Og Harland for J. Wallace, Jason Hanratty for J. Crummie.

Thanks to Ma Kearney’s who sponsored the ball. Thanks also to Raymond Watters and the staff, Old Coach Inn, for their warm welcome and hospitality.

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 14/11/22

 

U19 Division 1 Championship Final

Good luck to our U19 team and management who play Mullaghabawn in the U19 Championship final. The game will be played in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday, 20th November at 3pm. This will be an all ticket game. Ticket information will be posted early in the week.

 

 

Many of our U19 team pictured a few years ago at the Charlie Grant tournament in Mullaghbawn.

 

 

 

Rangers Sponsor The Ball; Armagh U19 Championship Final 

Ma Kearney’s Bar & Lounge will the sponsor the ball V Mullaghbawn. Thanks to the Cassidy family for your ongoing support. Annie presents the ball to Brother, Bernard.

 

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 07/11/22

Ulster SFC Club Prelim Rd

 

 

Cross V Ballybay

A packed Athletic Grounds was the setting for our clash with Monaghan champions, Ballybay. Noel Mooney from Cavan was the man in the middle. The game was only minutes old when high drama ensued, a penalty awarded to Ballybay, the decision to award a penalty not clear but Ballybay struck it well and this give them an early lead. Our opening score from play came in  the seventh minute, Cian the scorer. Seconds later, a super pass from Jamie to Rian who hit a rasper  of a shot into the Ballybay net. We now led by the bare minimum. Both sides traded points, Caolan from play. As the game entered the second quarter, two points without reply, Jamie and Ronan, extended our lead. Drew Wylie slotted over a point followed by a point from Cian. The final scores of the half were Ballybays, scored by Paul Finlay and at the midway point, the difference was just one.

Cross 1-5 Ballybay 1-4

Not long after the second period of play had commenced, Ballybay had equalised the game. They pushed on, three points one after another in the space of three minutes, to give them the lead once more. Caolan reduced it back to two with a super score but this was to be short lived, Ballybay scored their second goal, points from Dessie Ward, Paul Finlay and Christopher McGuinness from a mark, give them a strong lead with fifteen minutes to go. We had a number of missed opportunities in the last quarter, points from Cian and Rian (2) were registered but it was too be Ballybay’s day.

Hard luck lads!

Cross 1-9  Ballybay 2-11

Senior Sponsor A Ball

Huge thanks to everyone who sponsored a ball in both the senior league and championship, nineteen games in total.

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 31/10/22

Happy Halloween

We hope all our Rangers enjoy all the halloween festivities. Plenty happening around the town, thanks to the our hardworking community association. Our camogs are having a coffee afternoon, Monday 31st, from 1-5pm, Rangers Hall.

 

 

 

Ulster SFC Preliminary Round

We send our best wishes and good luck to our senior team and management who play Ballybay in the preliminary round of the Ulster Championship. The game will be played in the Athletic Grounds next Saturday, 5th November, at 7.15pm. The game will be broadcast on Rte 2, Saturday game live and coverage starts at 7pm.

 

 

Ticket Information

Again, it is an all ticket game.

Prices;
Adult: £10 / €12
Concession: £8/€10
Juvenile: £3 / €3
Tickets can be purchased online;
https://www.universe.com/events/ulster-ifc-sfc-2022-shane-oneills-v-corduff-crossmaglen-v-ballybay-tickets-XVW0P6

 

Rangers Sponsor The Ball; Ulster Senior Championship Preliminary Round

All Star, Tiarnan Duffy, will sponsor the ball V Ballybay. Thanks Tiarnan and the Duffy family for your ongoing support. Tiarnan and Caelan presented the ball to Brothers’ Ryan and Thomas Og.

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 24/10/22

Armagh SFC Final

Cross V Granemore

 

 

The opening score of the final came in the second minute, a point for Granemore from a free converted. Cian replicated this a minute later followed by a point from play for Paul and Cian’s second point, the result of a free. Granemore got their second point and with ten minutes gone, we led by one. We had a number of missed opportunities but just as the clock struck the midway point of the first half, we went on a scoring spree, a super strike from Rian sailed over the bar, a further 1-2 followed in the space of five minutes, Rian (0-1) and Caolan (1-1), the goal coming as a result of a quick free kick from Rian to Caolan who struck it superbly into the back of the opposition’s net. The closing minutes of the half, we scored 0-3 to 0-2, Cian (0-2,1F) and Callum (M) to leave the score at half time;

Cross 1-9 Granemore 0-4

Seconds after Shane Murphy had thrown the ball in, Cian had a point added to the board to stretch our lead. Granemore then had their brightest spell of the match, four points without reply (1F) to narrow the gap to five and over twenty minutes to go. But this lead of five was to be short lived, the boys took control of the game, five points one after the other, Dara, Rian, Cian (0-2,1F) and  Ronan, some of these scores were the finest scores of the game and with the finishing line and Gerry Fegan in sight, we were in the driving seat. Granemore’s last scores were two points in quick succession but we finished the game in style, points from Fitzy, Cian, Chris and Rian were registered and as the final whistle blew, a sea of black and amber amassed onto the pitch.

Cross 1-19 Granemore 0-10

Well done lads on a super performance. Congratulations to the entire team and management, Stephen, Jim, Tony & Paul & back room team.

Cross: M Murray; T O’Callaghan, C Dillon, T Duffy; A Kernan, J Morgan, P Hughes (0-1), S Morris (C) R O’Neill (0-4, 1F), C Finnegan (1-1), C Cumiskey (0-1,M), D O’Callaghan (0-1),  C McConville (0-8,5F), J Clarke, R Fitzpatrick (0-2)

Subs: Chris Crowley (0-1) for Tony O’Callaghan (HT), Alan Farrelly for Caolan Dillon (40), Seanie McConville for Jamie Clarke (54), Orin McKeown for Tommy Og Duffy (54) Aidan Rushe for Aaron Kernan (60)

Thanks to match ball sponsor, Eamon Mackle

 

Captain, Stephen, lifts the Gerry Fegan Cup

 

 

Congratulations to man of the match, Cian. 

 

 

The homecoming was amazing, special memories made especially for our little Rangers, well done to all our fantastic supporters.

Thanks to Ray and the team at the Old Coach Inn for their warm welcome and excellent hospitality. Thanks to main sponsor, Hanratty Oils.

We will play Monaghan champions, Ballybay, on Saturday 5th November.

 

 

 

 

 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 17/10/22

Good Luck

 

 

The entire club sends our best wishes and good luck to our senior team and management V Granemore, Armagh Senior Football Championship Final. The game will be played next Sunday in the Athletic Grounds at 4.15pm. The referee will be Shane Murphy. Tickets will be available to buy via the MyTicketApp early in the week.

Thanks to everyone who wished the boys good luck on our media board and to all our little Rangers who have been busy creating posters and writing/ reciting poems. I will continue to share these throughout the week.

It is time to paint the area black and amber. Flags on sale on Monday night at 7pm, back room. There will be a prize for the best decorated house and please forward photos of your black and amber decorations!