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Three Ulster Champions for Cranford AC. 12 senior athletes made the arduous journey to Abbottstown athletic arena Dublin for the Ulster & Northern Ireland Indoor athletic Championships. The event was held over two days, the committed Cranford coaches supporting their athletes on both days. After early starts and long journeys the Cranford athletes demonstrated their determination by performing to the best of their abilities. And an early start for Teresa Mullan provided great entertainment and club enthusiasm in her U16 girls long jump demonstrating her commitment and strength to become ... read more..

Well done to our athletes who competed so well today at the Ulster school’s district x country in Finn Valley. They were all representing their school Milford Community School. Miah Fletcher, Clodagh Neely, Oisin Kelly and Oran Mc Menamin go on to represent their school in Belfast on 17th February. [caption id="attachment_4103" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Miah Fletcher who came 3rd.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4104" align="aligncenter" width="300"] read more..
Cranford Athletes Honour Mr. Frankie Casey Our senior Juvenile athletes gathered at the Rosapenna Hotel last evening to Honour Frankie Casey for the use of training grounds at Tramore Downings to train in a safe and enjoyable environment for the last 22 years. Oisin Kelly National champion made a presentation of a beautiful engraved crystal whiskey set to Frankie on behalf of all at Cranford Athletics Club. Thanks to the use of the training ground we have Donegal, Ulster, and National Champions.   [caption id="attachment_4093" align="aligncenter" width="300"] read more..

The Donegal Athletics Board hosted their Annual Awards in Finn Valley tonight Saturday 11th January.

Congratulations to our Six  Cranford athletes who received their awards

Cliodhna Mc Bride, Miah Fletcher, Caolan McFadden,Teresa Mullen, Aoife Giles and Oisin Kelly all who were nominated by the club following their successes in the 2019 season.

Dymphna Gallagher and Claire Neely also we’re presented certificates for successfully completing their level 3 officials course.

A huge congratulations to Ea ... read more..

North West Games held in Athlone IT Saturday 28th December The Christmas season ended for Cranford AC with a last run out this year.This event was a good introduction to the indoor season ahead for our older athletes. With a very early start this ensured the dedicated athletes were well over their Christmas dinner. Amy Cullen and Ellie McFadden both competed in the Under 14 girls 60m sprint and did well in their heats but unfortunately did not gain any medals but an opportunity to perfect their starts and gauge their form. Nazara Mc Fadden returned to the track performing well in the under ... read more..
Boxing day 2019 turned out to be a great day for a run round Cranford Park. John McFadden Finn Valley AC held the lead throughout 4 laps of Cranford park over this 1200m course to win the senior men’s race comfortably in a time of 19 minutes 26 seconds.  A good time considering the slippy course underfoot and a few strong winds in parts.  John was closely followed by his brother James McFadden in a time of 19.45 and coming in strongly in 3rd place was Liam Doherty from Milford AC in a time of 21 minutes John was awarded the Bill Hunter Memorial Cup in the Beach Hotel that afternoon. There ... read more..

National championships held in Dunboyne AC.

Caolan McFadden brings home 4th place Individual medal.

A Beautiful frosty, sunny morning greeted our 7 Cranford AC athletes who travelled to Dunboyne Co Meath for the uneven ages Nationals Championship.

Cliodhna McBride was first to run for Cranford and Donegal over this 1500m track which was heavy going, Cliodhna kept her position in the middle of this field of 160 qualifying athletes, she worked hard throughout the race and helped her Donegal team to a 8th place finish overal ... read more..

written by Chris McNulty December 2, 2019

THE legends of Donegal Athletics gathered in the Finn Valley Centre on Sunday night to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Donegal Athletics Board.

Members enjoyed a gala dinner and presentations marking the achievements of the last fifty years. 

The four surviving members of the first County Board – Chairman John Carlin, Raphoe, Vice Chairman Eamon Giles, Cranford, Secretary Patsy Mc Gonagle, Ballybofey and Public Relations Officer ... read more..

[caption id="attachment_3925" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eamon with his award on Tuesday evening[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3926" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cliodhna Mc Bride getting her 3rd place ulster medal[/caption] read more..

12 year old Caolan McFadden of Cranford AC storms home in 6th place in the under 14s National Championships.

Sunday last saw 9 qualifying athletes travel to the National Championships to represent Cranford AC, Donegal and Ulster. Abbotstown provided a superb venue for this event, with mild weather the track was muddy and soft underfoot but this did not deter our determined Cranford athletes.

Cliodhna McBride also representing D ... read more..

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