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All roads lead to Finn Valley center on Friday evening to compete in the Donegal Children Games U9,10 and 11. We had 13 athletes compete for Cranford AC. Our U9 Girls were Olivia Ni Curran, Aimee Bassett and Niamh Mc Geever, Olivia had a very good evening with running in both the 60m and 300m and with a great jump in the long jump claiming the Silver medal. Aimee had equally a good evening with qualifying for the final of the 60m and with a smile on her face in the 300m she had a great jump in the long jump coming home in first place and claiming the title Donegal Champion. Niamh was making her ... read more..
It was great to see such a good crowd of Cranford athletes turn up to compete in the little Athletics competition hosted by Finn Valley. The weather was kind to us and the competition was run off very smoothly and on time. First up for Cranford was Sarah Coyle, Sarah had a great run this was her first race for Cranford and what a great start she came home in 6th place. Faolan Caldwell ran in the 60m U6 he stormed up the straight to claim the Gold medal and our first medal of the evening.What a great start to the evening. Next up was Matthew Giles and Matthew Mc Fadden our U7’s in their debut ... read more..
Orla Neely who competed at the secondary schools in Co Antrim. Oran Mc Menamin, Aoife Giles and Oisin Kelly who represented their school Loreto Milford at the schools in Antrim Forum last Wednesday. Oran Mc Menamin who came 2nd in the u17 1500m at the  Donegal Juvenile championship last weekend in FV center. Cranford AC Notes Cranford AC had 5 athletes travel to Antrim Forum to compete in the secondary schools District C championship. All 5 athletes attend the Loreto Community School Milford. Orla Neely, Blathnaid Gallagher ,Aoife Giles,Oran Mc Menamin and Oisin Kelly, Orla had a great day with throwing over 17m in the Javelin and earning herself a bronze medal. Blathnaid had a good run in the 800m and also competed in the shot put, Aoife also had a good day getting a silver medal in the Shot, Oran had a strong run in the 1500m finishing up in 4th place, Oisin had a great run in the 800m and with a great sprint finish he claimed the Gold medal. Orla Aoife and Oisin will go on to represent the school this weekend at the Ulster schools back in Antrim. On Sunday Oran Mc Menamin travelled to Finn Valley Center  where the Donegal Juvenile were being held to compete in the 1500m U17, Oran got off to a great start and stayed with the leaders throughout the race Oran fought to the end and was awarded with the silver medal and a new season best time. Thank to the coaches and parents who travelled and helped out in any way. Good luck to our athletes who compete this weekend at the Ulster secondary schools. ... read more..
Busy Bank Holiday weekend for Cranford Athletic Club. Cranford AC had three athletes travel to Lifford to compete in the Lifford Strabane Throws Fest on Saturday, with fantastic weather and a real festival atmosphere spectators got a real treat. Blathnaid Gallagher got the day off to a great start winning the Girls U14 shot and Javelin getting a new PB in both events great start to the season for this young girl. Aoife Giles also got her day off to a great start winning the shot with a throw of 10.92 and second in the Discus in the Girls U 16. Orla Neely had a good day coming 5th in her shot-and ... read more..
Cranford AC had a great evening last Tuesday to celebrate our success at the National cross country and indoor championship we had a great turnout  for our cavalcade leaving  Kilmacrennan through Milford, Cranford,Carrigart, Creeslough ending up in Downings at the Beach Hotel. Thank you to the Guards for our escort, and to all the athletes and parents who came out and to Danny Martin Lafferty  and family our main sponsor from Creeslough Supermarket. Thanks to Darragh in the Beach Hotel and a big Thank you to Frank Casey who provides our training area  at Rossapenna in Downings. Training will ... read more..
Successful indoor season for Cranford AC athletes, it was the turn of Teresa Mullen to make the journey to Athlone to compete in day 3 of the National indoor championships. Teresa was competing in the girls u15 long jump she had a great championship and ending up in 5th place overall with a great jump of 4.71m. This will set her up well now for the outdoor season ahead. Cranford AC is holding a coffee morning in Creeslough Day Center on Easter Sunday 21st April from 9am - 1 0 clock.  There will be lots of home Baking. All welcome.       read more..
Fantastic weekend for Kelly and Giles at All Ireland Indoor Championship in Athlone. It was a great weekend for Cranford Athletic Club at the National Indoor Championship in Athlone last weekend. On Saturday morning Oisin Kelly and Oran McMenamin took to the track to run in the boys U16 1500m which was 7 and half laps of the 200m track - both boys had a good start and stayed with the leading pack for 4 laps but drifted back slightly and with 300m to go Oisin was laying in 9th place but at the bell he made his run for home and once Oisin took off there was no stopping him and he crossed the line ... read more..
Cranford AC Notes  Cranford AC has three athletes travel to Compete in the second Ulster spring Throws Festival held in Finn valley center last weekend. All girls competed in the shot in their age group Aoife Giles who came 2nd with a good throw of  11.36 Orla Neely who came 3rd in her age group With a throw of 8.05 and Blathnaid Gallagher who got a new Pb of 5.65m.  Good luck to our Athletes who compete this weekend in Athlone at the National Indoor Championship, Aoife Giles, Teresa Mullen, Oran Mc Menamin and Oisin Kelly.  read more..
Successful day for Cranford at Glaslough races Sunday saw a strong team of athletes travel to the home of Glaslough Harriers club to compete in the annual Glaslough races in the beautiful setting of the historic Castle Leslie estate. Our team of athletes were well prepared for this competition and lined up along with a competitive field of athletic clubs. Faolán Caldwell and James Cooney who making his debut for Cranford entered the U8 race, both boys put in fine performances over this mainly up hill 200m course to the finish line in Glaslough village, both boys earned individual medals in ... read more..
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