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Cranford AC had a busy weekend at the Ulsters
On what was a busy weekend for our juvenile athletes with the Ulster Children Games on Saturday and Under 12 and 13 ages in Finn Valley on Sunday.

Oisin Kelly recieving his Gold medal for the 600m

Oisin Kelly recieving his Gold medal for the 600m

Lifford was the venue for the 2016 Ulster Children’s Games. With the sun splitting the tarmac, 11 of Cranford AC’s youngest athletes competed in ideal track conditions.
First to compete were the u11 girls of Blathnaid Gallagher and Clodagh Neely in the turbo javelin with both girls throwing very well, Blathnaid with a throw of 8.62 and Clodagh throwing 10.72. The girls both put in a fine performance in the 600m finishing well up the field.
Our boys U9 took to the track next with Michael Moore and Diarmuid Gallagher. This was the first Ulsters for these two boys and what a day it was for them. Michael took gold in the long jump and in the 300m both boys had a great run coming in 3rd team and qualifying for the National Children Games in Tullamore in July.
Our only U10 Girl was Miah Fletcher and what a race this young girl had. She went from the gun and never looked in any danger taking a well deserved gold medal in the 500m.
Caolan Curran and Aidan McFadden had a good day with both of them competing in the 600m and long jump.
Last up on Saturday were our boys U10 Caolan McFadden and Ryan McMenamin and they were worth waiting on with Caolan coming 3rd in the long jump and winning gold in the 500m and with his team mate Ryan this duo took 1st team and will go on to the National Children Games.
On Sunday it was the U12/U13 Ulster Track and Field Championships which took place in Finn Valley which was as usual a very well organised event under the leadership of Patsy McGonagle and his team.
First up were the relays with the u12 girls team of Clodagh Neely, Nazara McFadden, Teresa Mullen and Caoimhe Neely all running out of the skins coming home in 4th place just missing out by under a second.
Next up were the U13 boys relay team being led off by Max Roarty followed by Oisin Kelly, Conor Neely and Liam Donnelly. Again the boys put in a great performance and came home in a respectable 5th place.
The U12 girls all had a good day with Teresa Mullen having a very good long jump  coming in 4th and will qualify for the national she also ran well in the 600m. Nazara McFadden had a busy day competing well in the 60m sprint, turbo javelin and coming home in 5th place in the 600m after a great run. Orla Neely threw well in the shot putt and had a great throw in the turbo javelin to claim 4th place and earn herself a well deserved qualification to the National finals in Tullamore. Caoimhe Neely ran very well in the 60m and 600m and Ciara Donnelly put in a great performance in the turbo javelin and had a good strong run in the 600m.
In the u12 boys Cian McMenanim jumped well in the long jump and had a good run in the 600m.  Max Roarty was also done well in the long jump and after a gutsy performance in the 600m where he came home in 2nd place will be disappointed not to come away with a medal after the second heat produced faster times. Conor Neely performed well in the turbo javelin and long jump and was unlucky not to make the final of the sprint.
In the u13 girls Sophie Curran and Caitlin O’Hara jumped well in the long jump and both girls put in a very strong performance in the 600m. Aoife Giles had a great day where she won a silver medal in the javelin and threw over 11 metres in the shot putt to earn a new pb and a gold medal and now goes forward to the Nationals in Tullamore.
Our u13 boys all put in a good days work with Oisin Kelly winning a gold medal in the 600m and a bronze medal in the long jump and has now qualified for the Nationals in Tullamore. Liam Donnelly made the final of the 80m sprint, jumped over 4m in the long jump and had a good race in the 600m. Oran McMenamin threw well in the shot putt and had a good strong run in the 600m and Johnny Trearty threw 17.33m earning himself a new pb in the javelin finishing in 6th place overall and ran very well in the 600m.
Thanks to coaches Eamon Giles, Rose Gavaghan and Ernie McElhinney for all their support and to the parents who travelled with the young athletes.
Next week is the turn of the u14/15 athletes at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.
image Clodagh Neely and Blathnaid Gallagher. 
Miah Fletcher recieving her Gold medal for the 300m.

Miah Fletcher recieving her Gold medal for the 300m.

 

Michael Moore recieving his Gold medal for the long jump.

Michael Moore recieving his Gold medal for the long jump.

Aoife Giles recieving her Gold medal for shot putt.

Aoife Giles recieving her Gold medal for shot putt.

Caolan Curran and Aidan MC Fadden boys u11 team.

Caolan Curran and Aidan MC Fadden boys u11 team.

Our girls relay team

Our girls relay team

Our boys U/13 Relay team.

Our boys U/13 Relay team.

Diarmuid Gallagher Michael Moore our Boys U/9 team.

Diarmuid Gallagher Michael Moore our Boys U/9 team.

Boys relay team.

Boys relay team.

Oisin Kelly and liam  Donnelly with Ernie.

Oisin Kelly and liam Donnelly with Ernie.

Sophie Curran and Caitlin I Hara.

Sophie Curran and Caitlin I Hara.

 

 

Orla Neely

Orla Neely