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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

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 22/07/19



Armagh Minor League Final
Killeavy V Cross 
The Armagh league final was played in Killeavy on Monday night after a toss of a coin decided who would have home advantage.
The opening minutes of the contest saw both sides registering a point, the home sides score coming from a free converted, ours coming thanks to Caolan Dooley.
With only five gone on the clock, we were unfortunate to concede a goal, Referee Damian Shields consulted the umpires after there was a scramble on our goalmouth and after consultation, Killeavy were awarded a goal which give them an early lead.
Two points for Oisin Doyle (1,F) and one for Kileaavy left the margin two as the game entered the second quarter.
Tony O’Callagan got his name on the scoresheet, a super strike from  a ‘45 which was followed by an Odhran Kieran point to level matters as the game entered the final minutes of the half.
Killeavy finished the half on a scoring spree, four points without reply to leave the score at the break;
Killeavy 1-06 Cross 0-05

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 15/07/19



Armagh U18.5 Division 1 SF
Cross V Clan na Gael
Lurgan side Clan na Gael travelled to St Oliver Plunkett Park on Monday night for the semi final of the minor league.
Killeavy and Silverbridge were contesting the other semi final.
Clans opened the scoring of the match, two points in as many minutes (1,F) to give them an early lead.
It took our boys a wee bit longer to settle, a Patsy Finnegan point was quickly followed by points from Caolan Dooley and Oisin Doyle to edge us in front.
Odhran Kieran slotted over point before high drama ensued, Stephen Morgan pulled off a super save, the ball rebounded and hit the post, Clans shot for goal again , Stephen saved, the ball rolled out and the Clans full forward managed to get his boot to the ball and land it in our net to put them in the lead once more with fifteen gone on the clock.
The next few minutes saw some super scores from both teams each registering three points a piece,  Dara O’Callaghan (0,2) and Orin  McKeown(1) our scorers.
The final minutes of the half saw us have a number of missed opportunities. Clan na Gael slotted over a point to stretch their lead to two but Patsy Finnegan scored a point just before the half time whistle to leave just one separating the sides at the break.
Cross 0-08 Clan na Gael 1-06

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 08/07/19


Crossmaglen Rangers Golf Classic 2019 Sponsored By Killycard Developments.
Our Annual Golf Classic took place at Concra Wood golf course, Castleblayney last Thursday and Friday.
Seventy teams hailing from across Ireland and abroad took part in our annual golf Classic which once again was sponsored by Killycard Developments.
It was a great days golf  and a great days craic.
Huge praise for our Golf Committee who worked tirelessly in the lead up and during the golf classic.
Many thanks to all the golfers, especially those who travelled long distances to be with us, to everyone who sponsored a tee box, Concra Wood for all your assistance and expertise which ensured the day was such a success, to the View Restaurant for your hospitality and finally a huge thank you to Eugene and the Hanratty family for your sponsorship and ongoing support for the club.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2020.

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 01/07/19

Armagh U16.5 Championship QF
Cross V Killeavy
Thursday evening our U16.5 squad faced Killeavy in the quarter final of the Armagh Championship.
Our boys were quick off the block, three  points one after the other in the opening minutes to give us an early lead.
Killeavy scored two points  in quick succession to narrow the the gap to one.
A Pearse Blessing point as the first quarter drew to a close extended our lead to two.
Both sides had missed opportunities before James Teelan was pulled down and a penalty was awarded. James shot was saved but the ball rebounded and Ronan Fitzpatrick booted in into the net to give us our first goal of the night.
We took control of the game scoring a further 1-6 (James Teelan, goal scorer) and with minutes remaining until the break we had a strong lead.
A Killeavy point was added onto the scoreboard to leave the score at halftime.
Cross 2-10 Killeavy 0-4

Crossmaglen Rangers Club Notes 24/06/19

Armagh SFL Rd 9
Maghery V Cross 
On Friday night our senior team travelled  to Maghery. The first quarter saw the home side settle quickly, a free converted in the opening seconds to get the scoring underway. Mel Boye chipped over a point in the third minute to level matters. Maghery scored three points without reply  to give them an early lead,  a super strike from Mel which sailed over the bar left two between the sides as the game entered the second quarter.
Next to get his name on the scoresheet was Seanie McConville, Seanie slotted over a ‘45 to bring it back to a one point game. With ten to go until the break, we worked the ball well down the field to Cian who flicked the ball onto Mel and what was the score of the night, a rasper of a shot from the boot of Mel landed in the Maghery net to put us ahead for the first time in the match. We pushed on two points in quick succession, Mel (F) and Daniel Cumiskey and as the minutes ticked down on the clock to the break, we had a comfortable lead.
This lead was to be only short lived, the home side finished the half very strong, scoring 1-2 (1,F) in the closing minutes to leave it even stevens at the break.
Maghery  1-06  Cross 1-06
High drama ensued in the opening minutes of the second period, Gary Marshall awarded Maghery a penalty which they scored to regain the lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. They marched on, scoring a further 1-4 without reply to put them in a commanding position. Both sides scored two points a piece, Stephen Morris and Mel Boyce (F)  and with only minutes left until the full time whistle, Maghery slotted over a point before Mel Boyce scored two points to reduce the deficit but it want to be our night, Maghery  secured the points to stretch their lead at the top of the Division 1A league table.
Maghery 3-12 Cross 1-10
Hard luck lads and management. Next up is Silverbridge on Friday evening.
Congratulations to our U10 squad & management who won Naomh Éanna CLG tournament shield winners.
The boys played super football to be crowned shield winners.
Well done boys, we are so proud of you all.
Huge thanks to Naomh Éanna for the invite and your hospitality,
IFL B Rd 10
Cross V Éire Og
Well done to our seconds who had a good win against Éire Og. The game played in Cross on Friday night was a tight encounter but the boys got across the finishing line with a one point margin.
Cross 4-11  Éire Og 2-16
Well Done
Well done to Rian, Paul, James, Oisín and Armagh team/management on a superb victory against Monaghan in the qualifiers played in Clones on Saturday night.