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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 were four senior ladies who all put in fine personal performances and holding the lead throughout was Cranford’s own Bridie Trearty who finished in a time of 23.30, a great run by Bridie today and followed by another Cranford AC athlete, back on form, was Dymphna Gallagher 27.09, Paula Hegarty came in strongly in third place 28.17, last lady to finish was Anne McFadden from Doe, Creeslough.  Bridie was presented the Winifred Gallagher memorial trophy at the senior prize giving held in the Beach Hotel Downings that afternoon.
Oran McMenamin put in a fine performance completing this challenging course in the Junior men category to win his event in a great time of 23.04 and was awarded a beautiful engraved crystal glass.

The masters category was hotly contested with Michael McHugh Milford AC finishing first in a time of 22.35, closely followed by Dinny Doherty 23.48 and Anthony Sweeney 24.10.
The Juveniles races are always great fun to watch as this is a handicap event where the fastest has to run the longest and everyone should be battling on the home straight the under 9 event was won by Matthew Giles followed closely by Faolan Caldwell Ben Mc Gee, Oisin Mc Bride and the only girl who braved the elements was Sarah Coyle. Anna Giles led the U12 race home followed by Diarmuid Gallagher Odhran McGroddy Karen Neely Kieran Marley killian Caldwell and Eathan Henderson. The U 15 was a battle to the end with Miah Fletcher winning with Clodagh Neely Ellie Mc Fadden Jessica Cullen Amy Cullen Blathnaid Gallagher with young Marley finishing strongly.
Well done to everyone who competed today.  It was great to see so many families out to support each other with parents and children all entering.  This made for a lovely family day in Cranford park.

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Sarah Coyle youngest girl on her way to the finishing line

Ben Mc Gee and Faolan Caldwell

Oisin Mc Bride

Anna Giles

Karen Neely

Killian Caldwell

Clodagh Neely

Jessica Cullen

Clodagh Neely and Blathnaid Gallagher

Miah Fletcher Clodagh Neely Ellie McFadden Jessica Cullen Amy Cullen and Blathnaid Gallagher

Start of senior race

And their off 2019

Liam Doherty

Johnny Caldwell

Hegarty’s brothers Cranford

Myles Gallagher Eamon Giles and Paddy Marley

Ernie Eamon and Jerry

James Doherty

Blathnaid Orla Tara and Allan

Blathnaid and orla

Gallagher family Blathnaid Sinead and Diarmuid

First 3 in the senior race John and James Mc Fadden and Liam Doherty

Paula Hegarty with her family

Mc Fadden family from Doe

Dymphna Johnny Gallagher and family

Rose and Tara

Matthew GilesFaolan Caldwell Ben Mc Geeoisin Mc Bride and Sarah coyle

Anna Giles Diarmuid Gallagher Odhran Mc Groddy Karen Neely

Clodagh and ivor Neely

Blathnaid

Young Marley and Ellie McFadden

Rosie and Sarah Coyle

Bridie

Bridie Trearty and Lorraine Gallagher

Oran Mcmenamin receiving his prize from Paddy Marley