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Thursday last 1st of May  saw a large group of Cranford athletes take part in, Finn Valley's open track & field meet.  Our u/9 girls Blathnaid Gallagher, Clodagh Neely and Megan mc Bride all performing very well with Blathnaid getting 1st place in the turbo javelin with a throw of 6.81. Clodagh had a good run in the 60m getting into the final,Megan doing very well on her first run out for the club. Ryan mc Menamin was our only u/9 boy he had a great run in the 60m sprint getting into the final. The u/10 girls ran very well with Nazara mc Fadden leading the way home in 2nd place both ... read more..
Cranford A.C. travelled to Glaslough, Co. Monaghan on Sun 9th March to participate in the annual road race held by Glaslough Harriers. A large number of athletes attended the event and produced some great results. The U-8 girls was won by Clodagh Neely, who claimed the first trophy of the day. Ryan Mc Memamin claimed the next medal coming 5th in the boys U-10.The U-10 girls ran well with Zara Mc Fadden leading the way home in 8th place, closely followed by Laura Donnelly, Caoimhe Browne, Orla Neely and Danielle Murray. The U-10 boys claimed another trophy with Martin Dugera 1st, Max Roarty ... read more..
A large crowd was in attendence on the night and it was great to see all the athletes present for their awards. MC for the occasion was Myles Gallagher, who was as always,very competent and professional. All athletes recieved certificates which were presented to them by club officials Rose Gavaghan, Joe Boyce, Claire Neely,Ernie Mc Elhinney and Bridie Trearty. Achievement Awards were then presented by past club member John Fealty, Fanad and by councillors Noel Mc Bride, Liam Blaney and by Mayor Ian Mc Garvey. The Mayor regailed the crowd with tales of his past sporting experiences and commended ... read more..
Sunday last saw a group of athletes from Cranford participate in the last Cross Country event of the season. They travelled to Dunboyne, Co. Meath to the National Cross Country B Championship to compete in extremely windy conditions, where over 800 athletes participated in the days events. The U-11 boys were well represented by Oisín Kelly 28th, Allan Neely 59th, Johnny Trearty 60th, Cian Mc Memamin, Orán Mc Memamin and Killian Browne. Good prospects for the future, finishing 7th in the team event. The U-13 girls saw the club claim its first medal with Molly Trearty finishing in an excellent ... read more..
Pictured at the recent Award Ceremony in The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan is Cranford A.C.'s Eamon Giles accepting his award. The Award Ceremony was to mark the centenary of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The award was given in recognition of life-long service to athletics and the club are very proud that Eamon Giles' contribution to athletics was recognise ... read more..
Last weekend saw Cranford A.C. travel to Waterford to compete in the All Ireland Cross Country uneven ages. This was the final event in the 2013 calender and it was great to have so many children compete at this level. In great running conditions, on an excellent course at Waterford I.T. our first group out were the U-11 boys. They were led home in fine style by Oisín Kelly who finished a superb 27th position. This was a great performance in a field of nearly 200 runners. He was followed home by his team-mates Cian Mc Menamin, Allan Neely,Johnny Trearty and Orán Mc Menamin. These boys also had ... read more..
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..
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