Senior Hurling

Our senior team travelled to play St Fechins County Louth on Sunday past. The Louth side proved the stronger and claimed the points in this McGeary Cup fixture.

Craobh Rua seniors are scheduled to play Mattock Rangers Of Louth (Away) this Thursday night (7th March)  at 8pm.Meeting &  Travel arrangements will be arranged through the management channel.

Craobh Rua hurler Seán McVerry has been appointed Captain of Armagh County Minor football team.
Craobh Rua hurler Seán McVerry has been appointed Captain of Armagh County Minor football team.

Colm Geary Cup Result

Knockbridge (Louth ) 3-6 Craobh Rua 4-8

Craobh Rua travelled to Darver to face Louth club Knockbridge in their first round game of the Colm Geary Cup. It was a good exercise for both teams and the Craobh Rua team will be delighted with the hard fought win.

Senior Training  this coming Tuesday night 8:15pm  & Thursday night 8:15pm at the clubhouse.

For noting: The Armagh Hurling Championship dates  Semi Finals : Last Week in July and  Championship Final: 2nd Weekend in August.

Underage Fixtures

Under 14  Feile Round 1 (ReFixture)

Home match This Week

Craobh Rua v Cu Chullains (Match Details notified through usual Club procedures)

Under 9 Blitz

Underage hurlers participated in the Under 9 Blitz at the Dundalk Institute Of Technology (DKIT) on Sunday last.

Míle buíochas to all who helped with ensuring our young hurlers had an enjoyable and  sporting mornings games.

Our Underage Coaching Schedule  Arrangements are as follows. Please note there will be no activities on Monday the 18th of March

Monday night in St. Paul’s High School Green Road Bessbrook   for all primary school ages Primary 1 - 7.


Rua Ógs  (Primary 1 & 2) - In Assembly  Hall

Under 8 1/2 - (Primary 3 & 4) in Gymnasium Hall

Under 10 1/2 - (Primary 5 & 6) in Sports Hall

Under 11 1/2 (Primary 7) in Sports Hall

Teams will also be notified through text lists and parents / guardians are asked to also keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further details.

Current Underage Coaches & Coordinators

U6 Orla McCaul & Majella Bradley

U8 John Kelly & James McCartan U10 Joe McEldowney & Sean Cunningham

U14 Fiachra Bradley & David O’Brien

U16 Gareth Matthews, Paul Elshaw, Henry McCloy, Eamon McCann & Pearse McLaughlin

U18 Paul Cunningham

Underage Coaching

Training for Under 14 and 16s has resumed on Thursday nights in St Pauls Highschool from 6:30 to 8pm. All information  will be conveyed through management. 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.

U18: Training Thursday night, meeting at club 8-15.

Craobh Rua Ógs hurlers with their new hurls.
Craobh Rua Ógs hurlers with their new hurls.


All involved with Craobh Rua congratulate our U18 hurler Seán McVerry on being appointed Captain of Armagh County Minor football team. Séan who plays his football with St Michaels Newtownhamilton, has been involved with Craobh Rua at all levels of underage hurling. His leadership, example and commitment ensured great success for those underage teams he played with and we have no doubt Seán will bring these same qualities to the County team.

Fund Raising Quiz

The family & friends of the late Seán Burns have organised a Fund Raising Table Quiz in The Yellow Heifer Camloch on Wednesday 13th March.

Helmet Recycling Scheme

Our club has commenced a a Hurling Helmet Restoration & Recycling Scheme. We would ask anyone with hurling or Camogie helmet that they no longer use to leave them  at our Clubrooms on any Tuesday or Thursday evenings. The scheme under the guidance of Paul Cunningham hopes to restore helmets to a safe and appropriate standard so that they can be reused. It is a worthy scheme and we urge all to support it.


All involved with Craobh Rua extend our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of recently deceased Paddy Britton.

‪Paddy was an uncle  of our esteemed former senior  player, Club coach & mentor Damien Britton‬

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Dates For  Diary

Cúl Camp – confirmed week of 22nd July

Under 8 & Under 10 County Blitz

Craobh Rua will host an all County Under 8 & Under 10 Hurling Blitz on Sunday 2nd June. The first all County U8/U10 Blitz will take place in Killeavy on Sunday 28th April.

Hooley Around Cooley Cycle

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

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