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Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 22/12/19

 

2019

As a very successful, productive and busy 2019  draws to a close, we reflect on a year where we experienced success both on and off the field. A year where we were highly involved in the community, in charity work, health and well being, went off site on a number of occasions visiting Tipperary and Croke Park on a number of occasions. We starred in tv shows, received awards and accolades and we were honoured at the highest level. Joe and Aaron Kernan were part of the 2019 Bord Gáis Legends Tour at Croke Park Museum, a unique honour to have a Father and Son relive their playing days at Headquarters. Oisin McConville, an ambassador for Trocaire flew the flag for the club in far away lands.
To everyone who helped to make  it such a success, we thank each and everyone for all you assistance, co-operation and support.
To all  the Men, Women, boys and girls who donned the black and amber, we are extremely proud of you all and we wish you a very successful but above all a happy and enjoyable 2020.
We send our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors, led by main sponsor, Hanratty Oils for your generosity and support. It was wonderful to see us retain the Armagh Senior Championship sporting our new jerseys!
To our coaches, your dedication and commitment makes our club what it is and on a personal level I want to express my sincere  thanks for all their assistance but above all their patience, they worked closely with myself which ensured I could relay information/ photos quickly from matches and events to all our social media platforms.
The highlight of the year was in July when Pairc na nÓg was officially opened  by Ulster President, Oliver Galligan. Pairc na nÓg dedicated to the youth of Crossmaglen Rangers would not have come about had it not been for the hard work work and commitment of a dedicated team whose vision came to fruition in the opening of a marvellous facility where the young will flourish. Huge thanks to all those who worked so hard and made donations.
To all who fundraised, in particular our dedicated lotto team, over thirty years in existence, thank you for all your hard work every week raising much needed funds.
Huge thanks to the bingo team led by Mary Carberry.
Thanks to our golf committee, we look forward to Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2020 which will take place on the 10th July, 2020 in Concra Wood.
Thank you to our Social club committee led by Patrica and Tim. To groundsmen, Larry and Gene for all your hard work.
To our supporters and friends, thank you for your unwavering support.
As the year draws to a close, we remember all our members and friends no longer with us who who will all be remembered at the club mass which will be celebrated by Fr Kevin  Cullen on Tuesday, 4th February 2020.
We hope Santa is good to all our Rangers!
Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi mhaise agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh.

 

 

 A small selection of Photos taken during the year.

 

Pic Below; The Martin Family at Operation Transformation ‘Ireland Lights Up’ in January

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 16/12/19

 

 

Trocaire

 

 

 

 

Recently Oisin McConville travelled to Gaza with Trocaire.
I met Oisin when he returned home to hear first hand what it was like to travel to one of the most suppressed and troubled lands in the world.

RM; It was a remarkable journey you undertook, how did it all come about?

OMcC; The opportunity came about when I was asked last year. Freya had just arrived so the timing wasn’t ideal and I had to decline. Trocaire came back to me in August. I discussed it with my family at home and because of a previous interest in Palestine, I decided to go.

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 09/12/12

 

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday night. Chairman, Gene Hanratty in his chairman’s report stated it had been an honour to hold the position of Chairman again in 2019. He spoke about how it was he who is the one in the photos but that it’s down to all the hard work from every single one of our volunteers in the club. Gene spoke about Crossmaglen Rangers receiving the award of 2019 Armagh club of the year which was won by every single man, woman and child affiliated to the club. It was a well earned award, with us excelling on and off the field. Gene mentioned all the club events and fundraisers being run and the fantastic PR work from Roisin throughout the year. Fundraisers like the weekly lotto, bingo, annual golf classic and different community events are essential to the social, financial and the health and wellbeing of the club. Gene thanked Jonny Savage and Danielle Morris for their detailed secretary report and their hard work throughout the year. Chairman Gene thanked everyone who helped all year no matter how big or small and how it takes it all to run a club of our size. He sent congratulations to all in the club who have won cups and honours throughout the year bringing honour to the club and to all who enhanced our clubs’ reputation with your etiquette and discipline. 2019 also saw Hanratty Oils take take over as our new main sponsor and we retained the Armagh senior championship in our new jerseys, Gene expressed his sincere gratitude to Hanratty Oils (The Hanratty Family) for their support and help in fuelling success. Gene expressed his delight that he feels when he sees so many supporters wearing the new club gear which keeps the club in focus daily and generates revenue for the club through the purchases from Shorts Sports. Gene thanked Noaise and Mary for their continuing support. Our Chairman paid tribute and honoured our late Honorary President, John O’Reilly who he said was a true Cross Ranger, a true Gael. Gene announced that we have a new honorary President, someone who has given a lifetime of service to the club and the GAA, as a player, various different roles in the executive committee and committees in Armagh, County, Ulster and Croke Park. An active fundraiser, a loyal supporter, a generous sponsor and a true Gael, the one and only Gene Duffy. Gene will join Margaret McConville and Chairman Gene welcomed Gene to his new role and said he had no doubt that our club will be further enhanced with two devoted, loyal and long standing people at the helm. A delighted Gene said he felt very honoured to bestowed with such an accolade. Gene finished his report by how he is looking forward to 2020 in the knowledge that the club will continue to succeed and thrive through the hard work of our coaches and all our volunteers.

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 02/12/19

 

Armagh LGFA  2019 All Stars

We are delighted to report that we have another All Star in the club. The entire club congratulate senior player, Aveen Bellew (Donaldson), who received an All-Star award at a gala event on Saturday night.

 

AGM

Our annual general meeting takes place this Tuesday at 7pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

Crossmaglen Rangers LGFA

Annual General Meeting, Friday 6th December at 8pm. This is a date for our diaries. We will have a short meeting to wrap up the year and prepare for 2020. All senior players andcParents are asked to attend.

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 25/11/19

 

Armagh GAA All Star Awards 2019

On Saturday night, we attended the Armagh Club All Star Awards which were held in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry.
It was a fantastic night for the club.
Huge congratulations to Callum Cumiskey, Paul Hughes, Rían O’Neill, Oisin O’Neill and Cían McConville who each received an Armagh Club All Star.
Rian was awarded both the Club Player Of The Year and County Player Of The Year.
Well done Rian.
We are delighted to announce that we won Armagh Club Of The Year 2019. We thank all our players, coaches, committee members, club members, sponsors, supporters and friends for their support, hard work and dedication which culminated in us receiving this award.
Pic Below; Our magnificent five 

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 18/11/19

 

 

Cúla4 C.L.U.B
We are delighted and super excited to announce children’s TG4 programme, C.L.U.B will feature Crossmaglen Rangers this week and will be broadcast on Thursday, 21st November at 5.05pm on TG4.
So tune in, see our talented little and not so little Rangers in action!
In the run up to the show I will be sharing promotional videos, photographs and blogs.
Thanks to everyone who took part, their Parents for their assistance and cooperation and  a special word of praise for our Irish Cultural Officer, Johanne Donnelly.  It was an amazing experience and memories made which will last a life time.