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Cranford AC Boxing Day Run A great turn out on a bright Boxing Day afternoon saw some great running taking place in Cranford Park for the Bill Hunter and Winifred Gallagher Memorial races. First up was the u7-u9 race where all the young athletes had a great run with Clodagh Neely coming home in first place followed by Michael Moore in 2nd and Ryan McMenamin in 3rd. Next up was the juvenile race which was won by Cian McMenamin followed by Oisin Kelly in 2nd place and Max Roarty in 3rd. It was the seniors race next with over 40 competitors taking part. Young Kevin Logue lead from ... read more..


  Last Friday Cranford AC held their very successful Christmas Draw in the Beach Hotel in Downings. The night started with a cavalcade with members of Cranford AC assembling in Kilmacrennan to escort our All Ireland Champion Oisin Kelly and all the other National Medal Winners to the Beach Hotel. The MC for the night was Joe Boyce and he welcomed everyone to the Beach Hotel before handing over the floor to Eamon Giles who thanked everyone for coming and congratulated the athletes on a very successful year culminating in 26 National medals ... read more..
OISIN KELLY OF CRANFORD AC WINS GOLD AT NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Last Sunday Cranford athletes competed at the National Inter Counties and Juvenile Cross Country Championships in Santry. On a good course in bright sunshine the Cranford athletes had a great start to the day when Oisin Kelly came home in first place to claim the National title in the u11 boys race.  Oisin has been brilliant all year winning gold medals at the Donegal and Ulster Championships so this was the icing on the cake for Oisin to become an All Ireland Champion.  Oisin was closely followed by Liam Donnel ... read more..
Sunday saw a group of qualifying Cranford athletes travel to Dundalk to take part in the Even Age All Ireland Cross Country. On a fairly flat course but  with very muddy conditions the Cranford athletes got off to a great start with the star of the day Oisin Kelly running out of his age group in the U12 event.  Oisin had a brilliant race and came home in 9th position winning him a National medal.  This is a great achievement for Oisin so well done to him.  Oisin was followed home by Liam Donnelly and Allan Neely who both had good strong runs.  Next up for Cranford was the u14 girl’s w ... read more..
Sunday last saw a large group of Cranford athletes travel to Cavan to participate in the Ulster Cross Country uneven ages.The first group out were the U-11 girls, who had some good performances with Nazara Mc Fadden finishing 22nd, Caitlin O'Hara 33rd, followed by Annie Mc Groddy, Ciara Donneely, Aoife Giles, Caoimhe Neely and Orla Neely. The U 11 boys saw Cranford's Oisín Kelly take an impressive lead from the start of the race to claim his Ulster gold medal. Also very impressive were Max Roarty 6th, Cian Mc Menamin 9th and Liam Donnelly 10th. They were well supported by Oran Mc Menamin, ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_934" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cranford A.C. U/11 Girls, Caoimhe,Orla,,Aoife,Nazara,Ainne and Ciara.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_935" align="alignright" width="300"] Oisin Kelly crossing the line in 1st place in the u/11 Boys.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_936" align="alignleft" width="300"] Boys u/11 Team who came 2nd Liam,Oisin,Max,Connor,Johnny,Oran and Cian with coaches Ernie and Eamon[/caption] [caption id="attachment_937" align="alignright" width="224"] Molly Trearty coming into the finish in 2nd place in the girls u/13 Girls.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_938" align="ali ... read more..
Saturday last saw Cranford Athletic Club travel to Jordanstown Belfast, to participate in the Ulster Cross Country Even Age Groups. On what was a blustery day, Cranford had some fine individual and team performances. Starting the day for Cranford were our u/10 girls with some very fine running, Nazara Mc Fadden led the girls home in 7th place followed by Annie mc Groddy, Caoimhe Neely,Ciara Donnelly,Orla Neely and Caoimhe Browne. This was enough to secure these Girls Bronze Medals. Great running Girls. Next was the u/10 Boys who had an outstanding performance Max Roarty led the way home, ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_915" align="alignleft" width="300"] Aoife Giles and Caitlin o Hara U/12 girls.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_920" align="alignleft" width="224"] Oisin Kelly with his Gold Medal u/12 Boys.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_916" align="alignright" width="300"] Cian mc Menamin 3rd and Max Roarty 2nd recieving their Medal u/10 Boys.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_918" align="alignright" width="300"] Killian Oisin Liam Oran Johnny and Allan. u/12 Boys.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_917" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eamon Giles with Connor Ben Keelin M ... read more..
Sunday last saw another successful group of Cranford athletes take part in the Donegal Cross Country Uneven ages in Castlefin. In great running conditions the first of our athletes were the U 9 girls who got us off to a great start with Clodagh  Neely, Blathnaid Gallagher and Saoirse O'Hara all having fine runs.The U 9 boys were next with Keelin Mc Fadden having a great run in 2nd place, followed by Ryan Mc Menamin in 8th and Michael Moore 18th. Great talent for the future from these young boys. The U 11 girls were lead home by Caitlin O' Hara who had a strong performance finishing 18th, ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_888" align="alignleft" width="224"] Lucy Backus 2nd in Ladies Novice.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_889" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clodagh Neely,Blathnaid Gallagher and Saoire o Hara. our u/9 Girls.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_891" align="alignleft" width="300"] Keelin mc Fadden,Ryan mc Menamin and Michael Moore.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_892" align="alignright" width="300"] Ben Fox,Cian and Oran mc Menamin, Liam Donnelly,Oisin Kelly and Max Roarty 1st Team U/11.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_894" align="alignleft" width="300"] ... read more..
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