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Cranford A.C. recently held their Annual Christmas Hamper Draw in the Beach Hotel, Downings. We would like to thank all those who supported the draw and a special thanks to all our sponsors who donated prizes. Your support is greatly appreciated. Pictured are some of the Club members in attendance at the draw. ... read more..
Niamh Kelly and Eoin Moore, Cranford A.C., who recieved Best Juvenille Club Athlete Awards from Neil Martin at an award ceremony held recently in Finn Valley. Well done to both athletes. ... read more..
Saturday and Sunday last saw a group of Cranford AC athletes travel to the Meadowbank Arena in Magherafelt to compete in the Ulster Indoor Track and Field Champioships. Dylan Dorrian was our competitor in the U-13 boys, were he made the final in the 60m sprint. He went on to win an impressive gold medal 1st position in the long jump. Molly Trearty was our competitor in the U-13 girls and she had an excellent run, coming 2nd in the 600m race and claiming a silver medal. Thea Duffy and Michelle Mc Devitt competed in the U-14 girls 60m race and both ran very well,as did Niamh Mc Devitt who competed ... read more..
Sunday last saw the group of qualifying Cranford athletes take part in the All-Ireland Cross Country Even Age, in Santry, Dublin. In fine running conditions, the Cranford group were led off by Molly Trearty in the U-12 girls. Molly had a great run and finished 30th in a field of well over 100 runners. This was a fine performance in Molly's first All-Ireland. Next out were the team of U-12 boys. Star of the day was Johnny Mc Groddy, who had an impressive run to finish 5th and win an individual medal.Johnny led the field at different stages of the race and well deserved his 5th place medal. He was ... read more..
Sunday last saw Cranford athletes take part in the Ulster Cross Country Uneven Ages in Gransha, Derry. On a cold, but bright, sunny day Cranford athletes performed very well. Aoife Giles started the day off with a good run in the U-11 girls. THe U-11 boys were well represented by Oisín Kelly, who finished 12th collecting the first medal of the day. He was followed closely home by Liam Donnelly in 18th position,and by Allan Neely, Johnny Trearty, Oran Mc Menamin, Shane Coll and Killian Browne. Well done boys, some great running by all. The U -13 girls were represented by Molly Trearty who had a ... read more..
Sunday last saw a large group of Cranford athletes take part in the Donegal Even Ages Cross Country event. On a beautiful sunny day in the Rosses, conditions were perfect for cross country running. The U-8s started with good runs by Michael Moore and Ryan Mc Menamin in the boys and Clodagh Neely picked up the first medal for Cranford in the girls, with Blathnaid Gallagher just missing out on a medal. Well done to our promising young athletes. Our U-10 girls did well with strong runs from Annie Mc Groddy,Orla Neely,Aoife Giles,Ciara Donnelly and Caoimhe Browne.The U-10 boys had a fantastic run ... read more..
Last weekend saw Cranford athletes travel to Athlone I.T. to participate in the National Indoor Championships. An outstanding performance by twin brothers Stephen and Conor Black saw the club claim gold and silver medals in the boys U-12 long jump. Stephen jumped an impressive 4.57m to claim gold, and in doing so broke the Irish record in this age group. His brother Conor jumped an equally impressive 4.51m to claim the silver position. This wa ... read more..
Cranford A.C. finished the cross country season with some fine performances at the All-Ireland 'B' competition in Gransha, Derry on Sunday morning last. In wet and heavy underfoot conditions, this well organised event yielded some more national medals for our athletes. The U-11 girls were well represented by Molly Trearty, Lisa Dugera and Aobha Gallagher who all ran well. Molly finished very strongly in 16th position and earned a very well deserved silver medal on the Donegal team, who finished in second position. ... read more..
Cranford A.C. held its fundraising Christmas Hamper Draw in the Beach Hotel, Downings on Friday night last 14th Dec. The first prize Christmas Hamper was won by Glenn Gallagher, Glassan, Carrigart sold on the winning card by Julie Trearty. Many thanks to Mary Gallagher and Geraldine Boyce for putting together this hamper,which also included a €25 voucher donated by Mc Gettigans Butchers, Milford. Other prize winners were as follows (with sponsors listed for each prize). The 2nd prize of 5 bags of coal ... read more..
Cranford A.C. had a very successful trip to the All Ireland Cross Country (uneven ages) in Wexford last weekend. The club returned with thirteen medals which is a great achievement for a small club at this level. The U-11 boys had a very successful race, earning them 2nd place silver medals in the team event. In good running conditions in Adamstown, Co. Wexford, the boys team were lead home with a very impressive run by Johnny Mc Groddy, finishing 10th. This performance earned Johnny four medals - individual, team 2nd, county team 2nd and 3rd on the Inter Provincial team. His running mates also ... read more..
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