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Donegal Championships U14-19

On what was a lovely morning ideal for running, jumping and throwing conditions. Cranford had 13 Athletes who travel  to the Aura track, the home of Letterkenny AC.

Our U14 girls were first to take to the track for the relay with Karen Neely, Lilla Gerwatowska, Èabha Brennan and Grainne Gallagher who got the day off to a great start taking bronze medals, great performances from these young girls with Eabha and Grainne first competition for them.

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Donegal’s Championships under 9,10 &11

Cranford had 15 of our talented young Athletes travel to FV to compete at the Donegal Championships.

Our U9 boys were in good form with Cody  Boyce having a great evening bringing home 4 medals with 2 Gold medals in long Jump and 60m sprint, Bobby Browne took home a silver in the realy race.

Sarah Coyle was our only girl representing Cranford AC, Sarah had a very busy evening taking part in the Turbo Javelin, long Jump, 60m and 300m doing well in all her events. Keep the flag ... read more..

Cranford AC Notes.

Last Friday evening Cranford athletes travelled to FV  to compete in the Little Athletes Competition. It was a lovely dry evening and their was no shortage of medals.

Sadhbh Mc Bride was the first to win a medal for Cranford in the 60m U7 Girls. Well done one to watch in the future.

Sarah Coyle was our only U9 girl she had good throw in her Turbo Javelin and was very unfortunate to have a fall in her 60m.

Cody Coyle had a great evening with a Gold in both the long Jump and the 60m U9.

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Cranford AC Notes

As the sun shone in Lifford for the Donegal Championships U12 and 13 age groups, so did our athletes.

First up was the relay U13 boys with Jerry Coyle running a good first leg handing over to Oisin Mc Bride running well down the back straight, Odhran Mc Groddy taking the bend well handing over to Ciaron Cooney on last leg fighting to the line taking the bronze Medals. Well done boys

Olivia ní Curran  was our only girl for Cranford today  and in good form she had a good run in the 60m with a 4th place finish in the hea ... read more..


Cranford AC Notes

Cranford athletes had a busy weekend with Day 1 of the winter Track and Field competition held in Letterkenny under glorious conditions.

Our U10  boys got off to a brilliant start to the day with a second place finish in the relay with Charlie Rogers, Oisin Giles, Cody Boyce, and Faolan Caldwell, all having great runs over the 200 X 4 race. Cody went on to won  the long jump with Faolan in 2nd place.

Sarah Coyle and Megan logue, we’re our U10 girls both competed well Sarah had a good long jump as well as co ... read more..

Great News coming from Wales at the international schools silver for Irish Relay team. Congratulations Caolan and team.     ... read more..


Cranford AC  boys shine with Gold medal performances at National Indoor Championships

[caption id="attachment_4886" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tom Eamon Caolan Terri Danny Zara and Amy[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4892" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Smiles all round[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4893" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Oisin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4894" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Oisin Mc Bride[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4895" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Golden Boys Caolan Mc Fadden and Oisin Kelly[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4896" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Amy Cullen[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4897" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Oisin Kelly[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4898" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Coyle family[/caption]


The busy weekend of St Patricks holiday did not deter our determined athletes who qualified for the national Indoor championship events which are to be held over three days.

Last weekend was day 1&2 and our hardy athletes made the trip to Athlone to compete against the best in Ireland. To qualify for this event is an achievement to be recognised, Ulster have a tradition of strong representation at these events so our athletes were well up there with the best to qualify from Ulster.

Oisin McBride from Cranford gave a strong run in his U12 600m event around this springy track in Athlone, Oisin held his position well finishing with a PB to seal his Indoor season. Great running from Oisin in this national event and the experience will hold him well for the upcoming outdoor track season.

Oisin Kelly ran his 1500m event on day 1 of the championship, Oisin settled into his running stride in the middle of the pack and did not panic. He slowly closed the gap in the Knowledge that he had plenty left for his characteristic strong finish. Still lying in 4th place as he went into the final lap, Oisin had us on the edge of our seats, then he made his outstanding break from the pack being chased hard by the Waterford athlete, running an impressive time of 4:03.78 in this straight final for the 1500m U19 boys.  What a race to watch!

Oisin then went on to compete in the 800m U19 event on day 2, Oisin led from the gun and gradually opened up what turned out to be a substantial gap in the end, to earn himself another Gold medal performance and Irish Title in a time of 1:54.54, such a successful two days for Oisin.


On day 1 Caolan Mc Fadden ran a strong 1500m event running in the first heat Caolan settled with the lead pack in his relaxed running style. Caolan looked strong and relaxed throughout these 5 laps of the Athlone track being closely followed by the Letterkenny athlete, Mark Galvin. On the final lap Caolan checked the opposition as The Dualla Ballytarsna Boherlahan AC club athlete made a push for the lead, Caolan then made his break from the pack. Stretching out to finishing with the unquestionable title of Irish Champion in a time of 4:15.38. Todays race showed great maturity and composure from this young Creeslough man.

On day 2 Caolan was again up for some stiff competition in the U 16 boys 800m event, Caolan ran a strong heat finishing easily in the lead place, later on that afternoon Caolan ran his final race in an exceptional time of 2:00.95 to earn himself his second national title and Gold medal performance.


More great news for Caolan as he has been selected to be part of the Irish Schools cross country relay team who travel to Wales this weekend. Congratulations and Best of luck from all at Cranford AC.

Jerry Coyle will also gain much from his National Championship experience although Jerry is no stranger to this level of competition, Jerry had a great race in U13 60m finishing 4th in his heat with a time of 8.61 and long jump and again an impressive 7th place with a jump of 4.13m.  Excellent performances again today form Jerry

Amy Cullen represented Cranford and Ulster in the U16 200 m event and ran a storming race finishing 4th in her heat and earning herself a new PB, great racing from Amy today.  Amy will represent the club again next weekend in the Long jump.

Cranford AC are so proud of all our athletes and those who consistently train to become the best that they can, all the hard work pays off.

A huge thank you to all our coaches and parents who make it all possible.

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Cranford Notes.

Cranford made the journey to Glaslough to compete in the juvenile glaslough road races.

First up was Sadbh McBride in the U8 girls this was in her first race for Cranford and she stormed home in 7th place.

Our U10 boys were Faolan Caldwell and Seamus Mc Closkey, they both ran very well  finishing in the middle of the large field of athletes. Sarah Coyle took to the start of her 400m U10 girls, showed great determination on this tight up hill course finishing well.

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Cranford Athletes Shine  at Athletes

[caption id="attachment_4861" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Orla Neely and Amy Cullen[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4863" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Caolan Mc Fadden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4864" align="aligncen ... read more..
[caption id="attachment_4855" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Clodagh Orla Blathnaid and Oisin[/caption] ... read more..