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Busy Bank Holiday weekend for Cranford Athletic Club. Cranford AC had three athletes travel to Lifford to compete in the Lifford Strabane Throws Fest on Saturday, with fantastic weather and a real festival atmosphere spectators got a real treat. Blathnaid Gallagher got the day off to a great start winning the Girls U14 shot and Javelin getting a new PB in both events great start to the season for this young girl. Aoife Giles also got her day off to a great start winning the shot with a throw of 10.92 and second in the Discus in the Girls U 16. Orla Neely had a good day coming 5th in her shot-and ... read more..
Cranford AC had a great evening last Tuesday to celebrate our success at the National cross country and indoor championship we had a great turnout  for our cavalcade leaving  Kilmacrennan through Milford, Cranford,Carrigart, Creeslough ending up in Downings at the Beach Hotel. Thank you to the Guards for our escort, and to all the athletes and parents who came out and to Danny Martin Lafferty  and family our main sponsor from Creeslough Supermarket. Thanks to Darragh in the Beach Hotel and a big Thank you to Frank Casey who provides our training area  at Rossapenna in Downings. Training will ... read more..
Successful indoor season for Cranford AC athletes, it was the turn of Teresa Mullen to make the journey to Athlone to compete in day 3 of the National indoor championships. Teresa was competing in the girls u15 long jump she had a great championship and ending up in 5th place overall with a great jump of 4.71m. This will set her up well now for the outdoor season ahead. Cranford AC is holding a coffee morning in Creeslough Day Center on Easter Sunday 21st April from 9am - 1 0 clock.  There will be lots of home Baking. All welcome.       read more..
Fantastic weekend for Kelly and Giles at All Ireland Indoor Championship in Athlone. It was a great weekend for Cranford Athletic Club at the National Indoor Championship in Athlone last weekend. On Saturday morning Oisin Kelly and Oran McMenamin took to the track to run in the boys U16 1500m which was 7 and half laps of the 200m track - both boys had a good start and stayed with the leading pack for 4 laps but drifted back slightly and with 300m to go Oisin was laying in 9th place but at the bell he made his run for home and once Oisin took off there was no stopping him and he crossed the line ... read more..
Cranford AC Notes  Cranford AC has three athletes travel to Compete in the second Ulster spring Throws Festival held in Finn valley center last weekend. All girls competed in the shot in their age group Aoife Giles who came 2nd with a good throw of  11.36 Orla Neely who came 3rd in her age group With a throw of 8.05 and Blathnaid Gallagher who got a new Pb of 5.65m.  Good luck to our Athletes who compete this weekend in Athlone at the National Indoor Championship, Aoife Giles, Teresa Mullen, Oran Mc Menamin and Oisin Kelly.  read more..
Successful day for Cranford at Glaslough races Sunday saw a strong team of athletes travel to the home of Glaslough Harriers club to compete in the annual Glaslough races in the beautiful setting of the historic Castle Leslie estate. Our team of athletes were well prepared for this competition and lined up along with a competitive field of athletic clubs. Faolán Caldwell and James Cooney who making his debut for Cranford entered the U8 race, both boys put in fine performances over this mainly up hill 200m course to the finish line in Glaslough village, both boys earned individual medals in ... read more..
Friday night saw many of the Cranford athletes gather to celebrate the years successes both on and off the track.  Cranford AC is going from strength to strength, we anticipate next years presentation night to be hotly contested with so many talented young athletes. Our MC for the night was Myles Gallagher where once again he was in great form and full of knowledge and kept everyone interested with his stories. Patsy McGonangle was the guest speaker, Patsy gave an insight into the rigours of competitive athletics at International level and gave an inspiring talk to our young athletes.  He ... read more..
Three Ulster titles for Cranford at the Ulster Indoor championships as Kelly and Giles shine. Cranford had six athletes travel to the Abbotstown Indoor arena to compete in the Ulster and NI championships. Saturday morning got off to a great start for Cranford AC and Aoife Giles who got a new PB of 11.89m getting her the gold medal and the Ulster title for the girls u16 shot. Aoife had great consistency in her 4 throws and now qualifies for the National indoors at the end of March. Clodagh Neely was up next in the long jump this is a new event for Clodagh and she gained very valuable experience ... read more..
After what was a cold and very wet day, Cranford AC had 12 athletes who braved the weather and made their way to Templemore Sports Complex for Olympian AC’s winter track and field competition. Starting off the day on the track was the U8 50m and what ended up a great start was our only U8 of the day Faolán Caldwell picking up a silver medal. He later went on to pick up a second silver medal in the 200m. Kicking off the field events was our U11 athletes Cliodhna Mc Bride and Killian Caldwell in the long jump. Both athletes picked up a bronze medal each in this event with both athletes ... read more..
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