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Boxing day 2019 turned out to be a great day for a run round Cranford Park. John McFadden Finn Valley AC held the lead throughout 4 laps of Cranford park over this 1200m course to win the senior men’s race comfortably in a time of 19 minutes 26 seconds.  A good time considering the slippy course underfoot and a few strong winds in parts.  John was closely followed by his brother James McFadden in a time of 19.45 and coming in strongly in 3rd place was Liam Doherty from Milford AC in a time of 21 minutes John was awarded the Bill Hunter Memorial Cup in the Beach Hotel that afternoon. There ... read more..

National championships held in Dunboyne AC.

Caolan McFadden brings home 4th place Individual medal.

A Beautiful frosty, sunny morning greeted our 7 Cranford AC athletes who travelled to Dunboyne Co Meath for the uneven ages Nationals Championship.

Cliodhna McBride was first to run for Cranford and Donegal over this 1500m track which was heavy going, Cliodhna kept her position in the middle of this field of 160 qualifying athletes, she worked hard throughout the race and helped her Donegal team to a 8th place finish overal ... read more..

written by Chris McNulty December 2, 2019

THE legends of Donegal Athletics gathered in the Finn Valley Centre on Sunday night to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Donegal Athletics Board.

Members enjoyed a gala dinner and presentations marking the achievements of the last fifty years. 

The four surviving members of the first County Board – Chairman John Carlin, Raphoe, Vice Chairman Eamon Giles, Cranford, Secretary Patsy Mc Gonagle, Ballybofey and Public Relations Officer ... read more..

[caption id="attachment_3925" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eamon with his award on Tuesday evening[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3926" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cliodhna Mc Bride getting her 3rd place ulster medal[/caption] read more..

12 year old Caolan McFadden of Cranford AC storms home in 6th place in the under 14s National Championships.

Sunday last saw 9 qualifying athletes travel to the National Championships to represent Cranford AC, Donegal and Ulster. Abbotstown provided a superb venue for this event, with mild weather the track was muddy and soft underfoot but this did not deter our determined Cranford athletes.

Cliodhna McBride also representing D ... read more..

Eamon Giles of Cranford AC was inducted into the Ulster Athletics Hall of Fame last night, while Brendan Boyce was named as Ulster Athlete of the Year. 

Eamon took his place in the pantheon at the Ulster Athletics Star Awards presentation, which took place in the Bay View Hotel, Killybegs.

He set up Donegal’s first athletic club in Cranford in 1961 and has been ever present in the Donegal and Ulster scene ever since. 

The Cranford club attracted athletes from all over the county and within eight years of its formation, thr ... read more..

Ulster Title for Caolan Mc Fadden of Cranford AC. Ulster Title for Caolan McFadden of Cranford AC. Well it’s hard not to mention the weather conditions we had on Saturday at the Ulster cross country uneven ages but to say when it got tough the tough got going our Athletes showed their true determination and passion for their chosen sport. We got the day off to a good start with our U15 Girls - Clodagh Neely led the girls home with a very impressive run fighting to the end of this 3,000m race to come home in 23rd place and 4th counter on th ... read more..
Cranford U14 girls Gold medal winners at Donegal relay championships at Finn Valley centre on Sunday. A fine bright day saw Cranford back at the Finn valley centre for the Donegal relay championships. Cranford had 6 teams representing the club at the county championships. A well laid out cross country track saw each team compete over 500m x 4 against stiff competition from all Donegal clubs. Under 10 girls were all lined up in their team colours and ready for this challenging course, Sadie McGettigan, Tara McGarvey, Katie McBride and Olivia Ni Curran ran a fabulous race coming home 4th in D ... read more..
Greenmount college Antrim plays host to NI and Ulster Championships. Team Bronze for Cranford AC Girls U14. A bright and crisp day welcomed our early start for Cranford AC teams. 22 athletes travelled to compete at the Ulster Cross Country even ages Championships and represent the club. The day started with the under 10’s doing a large lap of this beautiful cross country track running 1000m in their first Ulster event. This can be quite daunting for these young athletes with such a large field of entrants. Sadie McGettigan ran an excellent race finishing 24th in her age group, Odhran ... read more..
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