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Good start to the cross country season for Cranford AC.

Last Sunday saw 29 of our Juvenile athletes travel to Stranorlar to compete in the McGonagle Champions Cup.
On what was a cold but dry day the first race got off at 12.30 and it was the Girls U9 to start. We had Orla Cunningham, Anna Giles and Maggie McBride all competing in their very first cross country race, all girls ran very well with Orla coming home in 12th place followed closely by Anna and Maggie – well done girls. Our boys U9 consisted of Jerry Coyle and Odhran McGroddy where both boys battled to the end coming home in 7th and 18th place and were rewarded with their medals.
Our U10 Girls were up next with Cliodhna Mc Bride, Karen Neely, Emma McGee and Beth Mc Clafferty all competing. Cliodhna got off to a great start and battling to the very end just got pipped on the line for first place, she was followed home by her team Karen, Emma and Beth. These girls just missed out on a team medal finishing in 4th place. We only had one boy U10 Killian Caldwell. Killian had a great race and it’s good to see him improving his form and he kept the medals coming for Cranford finishing in 12th place.
Michael Moore and Diarmuid Gallagher were our U11 Boys, both boys got off to a great start and over the 800m got into the flow of running, Michael came home in an impressive 12th place closely followed by Diarmuid in 25th place.
Our U12 Girls were out in force today and great to see some new faces – Miah Fletcher, Ellie McFadden, Mevagh McBride, Amy Cullen and Chloe Harkin. Miah Fletcher got Cranford’s first Gold medal of the day with a fine performance leading from the whistle and stretching her lead with each step, Ellie in her first race for Cranford had a great race coming home in 7th place with Mevagh in 13th followed home by Amy and Chloe all running very well and earning themselves bronze team medals, great to see new faces – keep up the good work girls.
Caolan McFadden was our only U12 boy, Caolan had a gutsy run and tried hard throughout the race and was rewarded with a bronze medal.
Our U14 Girls were also out in force with seven Cranford athletes, Joycelene Diver, Clodagh Neely, Teresa Mullen, Nazara McFadden, Blathnaid Gallagher, Orla Neely and Jessica Cullen. The girls had to race over 1500m which was one of the big laps. The girls all got off to a good start with Joycelene and Clodagh keeping with the leading pack and these girls fought hard to the very end coming home in an impressive 6th and 7th place with Teresa and Nazara in the chasing group both running very well coming home in 10th and 12th,
they were closely followed by Blathnaid in 17th and Orla and Jessica in 24th and 25th – great team running and a well deserved bronze medal for these girls. Aidan McFadden was our only boy U12 and giving it his all Aidan finished in a good 12th place.
Last race of the day for Cranford was the boys U16 where we had Oisin Kelly and Allan Neely competing for Cranford and what a race it was, with a very impressive field of Athletes it was a battle up front from the start with 4 runners battling and with 400m left it was a two man race between Oisin Kelly and Sean McGinley from Olympia – both National champions in their age groups sprinting to the finish where it came down to the last 50m with Oisin winning out this time – great for the crowd watching this race. Allan had a good race and good to see him back coming home in 16th place.
Well done to all our athletes and great to see so many new faces.
Thanks to the coaches, to the parents for traveling and helping out on the day.
Next up is the Donegal Championships in Carndonagh this weekend. Good luck to all taking part.

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Subject: Good start to the cross country season for Cranford AC.

Good start to the cross country season for Cranford AC.

Last Sunday saw 29 of our Juvenile athletes travel to Stranorlar to compete in the McGonagle Champions Cup.
On what was a cold but dry day the first race got off at 12.30 and it was the Girls U9 to start. We had Orla Cunningham, Anna Giles and Maggie McBride all competing in their very first cross country race, all girls ran very well with Orla coming home in 12th place followed closely by Anna and Maggie – well done girls. Our boys U9 consisted of Jerry Coyle and Odhran McGroddy where both boys battled to the end coming home in 7th and 18th place and were rewarded with their medals.
Our U10 Girls were up next with Cliodhna Mc Bride, Karen Neely, Emma McGee and Beth Mc Clafferty all competing. Cliodhna got off to a great start and battling to the very end just got pipped on the line for first place, she was followed home by her team Karen, Emma and Beth. These girls just missed out on a team medal finishing in 4th place. We only had one boy U10 Killian Caldwell. Killian had a great race and it’s good to see him improving his form and he kept the medals coming for Cranford finishing in 12th place.
Michael Moore and Diarmuid Gallagher were our U11 Boys, both boys got off to a great start and over the 800m got into the flow of running, Michael came home in an impressive 12th place closely followed by Diarmuid in 25th place.
Our U12 Girls were out in force today and great to see some new faces – Miah Fletcher, Ellie McFadden, Mevagh McBride, Amy Cullen and Chloe Harkin. Miah Fletcher got Cranford’s first Gold medal of the day with a fine performance leading from the whistle and stretching her lead with each step, Ellie in her first race for Cranford had a great race coming home in 7th place with Mevagh in 13th followed home by Amy and Chloe all running very well and earning themselves bronze team medals, great to see new faces – keep up the good work girls.
Caolan McFadden was our only U12 boy, Caolan had a gutsy run and tried hard throughout the race and was rewarded with a bronze medal.
Our U14 Girls were also out in force with seven Cranford athletes, Joycelene Diver, Clodagh Neely, Teresa Mullen, Nazara McFadden, Blathnaid Gallagher, Orla Neely and Jessica Cullen. The girls had to race over 1500m which was one of the big laps. The girls all got off to a good start with Joycelene and Clodagh keeping with the leading pack and these girls fought hard to the very end coming home in an impressive 6th and 7th place with Teresa and Nazara in the chasing group both running very well coming home in 10th and 12th,
they were closely followed by Blathnaid in 17th and Orla and Jessica in 24th and 25th – great team running and a well deserved bronze medal for these girls. Aidan McFadden was our only boy U12 and giving it his all Aidan finished in a good 12th place.
Last race of the day for Cranford was the boys U16 where we had Oisin Kelly and Allan Neely competing for Cranford and what a race it was, with a very impressive field of Athletes it was a battle up front from the start with 4 runners battling and with 400m left it was a two man race between Oisin Kelly and Sean McGinley from Olympia – both National champions in their age groups sprinting to the finish where it came down to the last 50m with Oisin winning out this time – great for the crowd watching this race. Allan had a good race and good to see him back coming home in 16th place.
Well done to all our athletes and great to see so many new faces.
Thanks to the coaches, to the parents for traveling and helping out on the day.
Next up is the Donegal Championships in Carndonagh this weekend. Good luck to all taking part.

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