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Successful Day for Cranford AC at the Donegal Inter County Relays. Cranford Juveniles had a highly successful weekend at the Donegal inter county relay championships. First up was our under 10 boys, with Ryan McMenamin, Michael Moore, Caolan McFadden and new comer Alex Geastowski All boys ran well with Ryan running the first leg keeping in contention with the leaders, Michael ran a very strong leg to hand over to Caolan MC Fadden who left nothing in the tank who handed over to new comer Alex running very well in a very exciting last leg with all three medals up for grabs. These boys ending up ... read more..
Great day for Cranford AC at the NI and Ulster Uneven Age Cross Country Championships The cold and wet day didn't do anything to dampen spirits at the Uneven Age Cross Country Championships for Cranford last Sunday where they came home with a large number of medals. First up were our u9 athletes where Karen Neely and Diarmuid Gallagher both had great runs and were rewarded with individual medals. In the u11 girls Miah Fletcher and Clodagh Neely both ran out of their skins and kept with the leading pack throughout the race to come home in 5th and 7th place earning the girls well deserved ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_1978" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Caolan McFadden with his silver medal.[/caption]   Cranford AC perform well at NI and Ulster Even Age Cross Country Championships On what was a beautiful Autumn day Cranford AC travelled to Rostrevor in Co Down for the Even Age Cross Country Championships. Miah Fletcher got off to a flying start in the u10 girls and kept pace throughout the very fast race to come home in 2nd place winning a silver medal. Next up was the u10 boys where Caolan McFadden had a great race and kept with the lead pack throughout and after ... read more..
Perfect Cross Country conditions in Trialough, Fanad for Cranford AC All roads lead to Fanad on Sunday for the Donegal uneven age Cross Country Championships on what was a glorious day on an even better Cross country track. Well done and thanks to Milford AC for hosting such an excellent event. First up for Cranford were the u9 girls of Karen Neely and Lucy McGarvey. Both girls had a great race with Lucy coming home in 6th place earning herself a medal. In the u9 boys race there were more medals with Michael Moore leading the boys home in 10th position closely followed by Cranfords new recruits ... read more..
Great start to Cross Country Season for Cranford AC On what was a beautiful sunny day the Cross Country season got underway in Stranolar for the first of the Donegal Cross Country Championships. First up and showing the younger athletes how it's done was the legend that is Bridie Trearty running in the Masters race. Bridie had an outstanding race and came home in a very impressive 6th place overall and 1st in her age category. It was then the turn of the juveniles with the u8's races and it was great to see so many young athletes take to the field. Cranford AC had three of our youngest ... read more..
  Tommy McBride Juvenile races 2016 On a lovely bright sunny evening there was a good turn out for the annual Tommy McBride juvenile races. First up was the u9 boys race which was won by Michael Moore of Cranford AC followed closely by Seth Campbell from Foyle Valley AC and Charlie Heraghty in third place. Karen Neely from Cranford AC won the u9 girls race.  In the u11 boys race Aiden McFadden from Cranford AC took gold followed by Christian Campbell from Foyle Vally AC in 2nd place. Miah Fletcher from Cranford AC won the u11 girls race ahead of Sophie Blaney of Beechmount Harrie ... read more..
  Cranford AC Notes We had 3 of our young talented athletes travel to Tullamore last weekend to compete in the Glo Health National Championships. These young Athletes did everyone very proud competing against the best in Ireland.   First up was Liam Donnelly in the  boys U/13 Long jump who found himself in good form and was  unlucky not to make the final 8. Aoife Giles was up next  in the Javelin and keeping up her good form this season, she has proven once again she is one of the best in the country in her events with a great 5th finish throwi ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_1899" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Aoife recieving her gold medal.[/caption]         Another busy weekend at the National Championships for the young Cranford AC Athletes.       First up was Orla Neely who threw well in the Turbo Javelin in the Girls U/12 event.  This was Orla's first appearance at the juvenile National championships and with a lot more to give there's no doubt it won't be her last.   Eoghan Moore was up next in the u15 boys javelin and came an impressive 5th place with a g ... read more..
Cranford AC Notes Four of Cranford AC talented young Athletes made the long journey to Tullamore, to compete in the National Children Games, these athletes had to Qualify out of Ulster to compete in this  team event. First up was Michael Moore and Diarmuid Gallagher in the boys U/9 300m,  this was these boys first ever All Ireland's and rose to the occasion having a great run finishing in the middle of the field. Next up was Caolan MC Fadden and Ryan MC Menamin these boys ran their hearts out just missing out on a third place medal by less than half a second. Well done to both teams and ... read more..
  Eamon Giles received a reward on Wednesday in the mount errigle for his volunteering work with the Cranford Athletic Club for over 54 years. A well deserving award. congratulations Eamon from all at the club.                                     ... read more..