Senior Hurling Mccormack Shield Semi Final

Craobh Rua senior hurlers will face the heavily fancied Seán Treacys in the McCormack Shield semi final this Tuesday night (18th June). The match will be played in Middletown. Craobh Rua go into this semi final in good fettle but it will take a huge effort to beat a strong, talented and highly rated Seán Tracey’s

Craobh Rua u16 team
Craobh Rua u16 team

Underage Sponsored Walk & Barbecue

Annual Sponsored Walk & Barbecue will take place on Monday the 17th June  at 6:30pm. Sponsor Forms are now available.Please Support our Clubs fundraising efforts.

Enjoyable Morning At Keady Blitz

Our U8 & U10 Hurlers attended the Blitz in Keady this weekend and a good mornings hurling and fun was had by all. Buíochas to Keady Hurling Club and all involved in organising the event. Our gratitude to coaches and parents who helped with transport and ensuring our young people had an enjoyable and safe day.


Craobh Rua hurlers Conor Reavey (U16) and Tiarnan O'Hare (Senior) represented Armagh in their respective Ulster Poc Fada finals in Glenarm last week. It was a great experience for both hurlers as they participated in their first ever Ulster Poc Fada Final which takes on a gruelling mountain course and whilst they performed admirably they didn’t win their way through to the Sll Ireland Final on Annaverna Mountain in Louth in early August.

We wish all those representing Ulster in both Hurling and Camogie in the forthcoming finals all the best.

PIPS SafeTalk training

Míle buíochas to all who participated in our *PIPS SAFETALK and Suicide awareness* Workshop. PIPS Newry and Mourne through their staff delivered  a valuable awareness programme for our coaches/committee members/helpers. We appreciate the efforts of all involved in the event organised by Club Officer Órla McCaul

Craobh Rua Coaches with young Primary 4 Hurlers at the recent club
Craobh Rua Coaches with young Primary 4 Hurlers at the recent club "Blitz" for local schools

Fixtures / Coaching / Training

Monday 17th June  -

Underage Fundraising Sponsored Walk & Barbecue

Tuesday 18th  June  -

Senior Hurling

McCormack Shield semi final

Craobh Rua  v Cu Chulainn’s

Venue Middletown

Wednesday 19th June

U18.5 Home Game

Craobh Rua v Patrick Rankins (Shamrocks/Warrenpoint)

Thursday 20th June  -

U12.5s Away Game

Keady v Craobh Rua

Senior Team   training 7pm at the club.

Friday 21st June

Under 14.5 Away Game

Middletown v Craobh Rua

Under 16 Match Report

Our U16 team returned to Armagh League action on Wednesday night with a fine performance against a talented Killeavy side.Craobh Rua  were happy to be welcoming back Seán and Oisin after their footballing duties with the county and the team put in a very fine overall performance to win out against our neighbours. Comhghairdeas to both sets of players on providing a skilful entertaining and sporting game.

Craobh Rua  Host  P4 School Blitz

Craobh Rua hosted another Schools  Blitz  at our club. This time it was the turn of the Primary 4 boys to come around and enjoy a mornings hurling. The boys from each of the threelocal schools were mixed together into different county teams and practiced some skills before playing a few “Go Games”. It was great to see over 45 young boys giving it a real good go and getting the most from a new experience, as for most of them this was their first time either hurling or being in Craobh Rua.

Coaches Oisin, Ryan and Fiachra reminded the players that if they felt they enjoyed themselves to come along on Monday nights to our club sessions which take place from 6:30-7:30pm. Míle buíochas to the schools, their teachers and assistants for once again making this a successful event. Also it’s great to see the field in good hurling condition again so thanks to Gavin Powell of the Grass Cutters Union for this weeks “trim & chop!”.

Community / Comhphobal

Camloch Fleadh this weekend 21st, 22nd, 23rd June.This should be a great weekend of amhrán , ceoil agus damhsa.


An Coiste, members and players of Craobh Rua Camlocha are saddened to learn of the death of our friend and highly respected member of our community Pat Byrne (senior). Pat and the Byrne family circle have been good friends to our Club and we extend our deepest sympathies to all.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Underage Activities

Please note change of date due to Ulster Championship fixtures

Under 8 & Under 10 County Blitz
Craobh Rua will host an all County Under 8 & Under 10 Hurling Blitz on Sunday 4th Of August

Underage training (Primary 1 to Primary 7 age range) takes place Monday night’s 6:30 to 7:30pm at Craobh Rua Playing Field & Clubrooms.

Coaches will inform their players and parents of any changes etc.

Current Underage Coaches & Coordinators

U6 Orla McCaul & Majella Bradley
U8 John Kelly & James McCartan U10 Joe McEldowney & Sean Cunningham
U12.5 Miceal Bradley
U14 Fiachra Bradley & David O’Brien
U16 Gareth Matthews, Paul Elshaw, Henry McCloy, Eamon McCann & Pearse McLaughlin
U18 Paul Cunningham

Anyone wishing to help in a coaching or support capacity with our Underage Activities is welcome to approach a team coordinator or Committee member to discuss. We welcome any support or help with all our club activities.

Craobh Rua Hurling Club encourage anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of our Club Activities to speak to an under age mentor or Committee member.We will be happy to give all appropriate support to any individual who wishes to become involved in our activities.

Nicky Rackard Cup Semi Final

‪Ádh mór to  Armagh senior hurling team‬ who face Sligo in this weekends

‪Nicky Rackard Cup Final In Croke Park.

Dates For  Diary

Cúl Camp – confirmed week of 22nd July

Please note change of date due to Ulster Championship fixtures

Under 8 & Under 10 County Blitz
Craobh Rua will host an all County Under 8 & Under 10 Hurling Blitz on Sunday 4th Of August

Hooley Around Cooley Cycle
The date for this annual Cycle has been confirmed as Sunday the 29th September.


Club shop is now open and has deals on hurls, helmets, grips and sliotars. This will be available every Monday.

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