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Cranford AC at the Paddy o Donnell memorial Track & Field Event and… Cranford AC at the Paddy o Donnell memorial Track & Field Event and the Donegal Championships Relays. What a beautiful Day for the Paddy O Donnell Memorial Track & Field Event, with a 11am start the 1500m was the first race of the Day, we had Oisin Kelly and Oran McMenamin both boys got off to a good start staying with leading pack and Oisin made the long run for home with 2 laps to go and won comfortably with the race behind for the rest of places Oran had a great finish taking the bronze medal. Orla Cunningham ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_2845" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Michael Moore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2846" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Jerry Coyle who won Gold in the 300m[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2847" align="aligncenter" width="224"] read more..
Great start to the Track and Field season when 20 of our Juveniles athletes travelled to Stranolar to compete in the Little Athletes competition run by Finn Valley Athletic Club. We had some new faces competing in the younger races and all ran very well. Well done Maggie Mc Bride and Ellis O’ Connell in the u9 girls. Our U9 boys were Jerry Coyle and Odhran Mc Groddy - both boys doing well in the 300m with Odhran getting a new Pb in the long Jump, Jerry had a very impressive night and went on to win the 60m, 300m and long jump. Emma Mc Gee, Beth Mc Clafferty., Clíodhna Mc Bride, and Karen ... read more..
Cranford AC had three Athletes travel to Lifford to compete in the throws festival which was run by Lifford Strabane AC. On a day that had all four seasons rolled into one, first up was the Discus - this was a new event for our three girls. First to throw was Orla Neely in the Girls U14 where she threw over 10m, a great start for this event. Aoife Giles and Megan Hegarty also got on very well with Aoife winning a silver medal and Megan in her first competition for Cranford had some very good throws. Next up was the javelin U15 where Aoife was in great form with a massive throw of 27m winning ... read more..
Teresa Mullen made the long journey to Athlone to compete in the National indoor championship  Girls U14 long jump Teresa got three good jumps in and got her self into the final  8 with another three jumps and came away with an impressive 4th place just missing out on the bronze medal. [caption id="attachment_2787" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Teresa Mullen with coach coaches Eamon and Joe[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2788" align="aligncenter" width="225"] read more..
Cranford AC perform well at the Glaslough Road races Monday last saw a large group of young athletes travel to Glaslough in Co Monaghan for the yearly road race event on what was a bitterly cold day. First up was the u8 girls where Tara McGarvey had a great run to come home in 1st place earning herself a well deserved Gold trophy. N In the u10 girls Cliodhna McBride had a brilliant race to come home in first place and win the Gold Trophy followed by Karen Neely who had a great run coming home in 5th place winning herself a lovely medal. Next up were the u10 boys where Jerry Coyle won ... read more..
Cranford AC Notes. Cranford AC had three of our finest athletes travelled to Athlone last weekend to compete in the National Indoor Championships. Miah Fletcher was up first in the Girls U12 600m which was 3 laps of the indoor arena, Miah got off to a good start and held her own throughout the race and just faded coming down the home straight finishing up in 5th place in her heat. Caolan Mc fadden was up next in the 600m Boys u12, Caolan got off to a great start staying with the leaders throughout the 3 laps race, with 4 in the lead pack coming off the bend it was a sprint to the line and with ... read more..
Aoife Giles travelled to Athlone at the wend to compete in the Girls U15 Shot Aoife got in a few good throws to finish in a very respectable 4th place.  ... read more..
Cranford AC held a very successful Awards Night in the Beach Hotel in Downing on Friday last. Myles Gallagher our MC for the night thanked everyone for coming along and called on Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle to present the first award of the night to best attender at training Orla Neely and for his commitment to training and winning a Bronze medal at the Donegal cross country, the most improved athlete of the year went to Oran McMenamin. Noel McGinley presented the next award to a talented all round performer and for her success in February 2017 at the National development cross country event ... read more..
  A group of Cranford AC Juvenile Athletes travelled to Templemore to compete in Olympican AC Winter Track & Field open event. On what was a very wet day it didn’t dampen these young athletes spirits, our day got off to a great start with Tara Mc Garvey getting our first medal in the Girls U9 60m and Jerry Coyle having a great day with Gold in the 60m and Gold in the 300m Jerry led from start to finish well done Jerry. Our U10 ‘s were up next with Karen Neely getting 3rd in her 60m and had a good run in the 500m coming home in 4th. Claona OConnell had a good day runni ... read more..
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