Caolan and Danny Mc Fadden

Cranford AC results from NI and Ulster even ages championship in Belfast

Cranford AC had a large contingent of enthusiastic athletes and parents who were up early to travel to the well laid out venue of Billy Neill country park in Belfast for the Even ages cross country event on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.

Competing in their first Ulster event for Cranford AC were our U10 boys all these boys ran a fabulous race in this challenging course over this 1000m track. Leading this team home in 12th place and earning himself his first Ulster medal was Matthew Giles, followed by Charlie Rogers (27) ,Ben McGee (30) Seamus McGloskey, (57) Faolan Caldwell, (43) Oisin Giles, (47).

U12 girls competition and Cranfords only entry lining up for her chance to compete for the all Ireland entry was Lilla Gerwatowska who ran strongly maintaining her place throughout over this 1500m course. Great racing today for Lilla finishing strongly well up this large field of athletes.

Another strong team of U12 boys lined up together, great to see such support on the start line, Jerry Coyle got off to a great start and led this large field for the first half of the course, unfortunately Jerry felt ill and lost his lead but managed to hang on to finish , Oisin Mc Bride showed great determination in this large field and finished well in a respectable 10th place in Ulster again earning himself an Ulster individual medal. Completing this team performance were Dylan Finnegan,(91) Cian Mc Hugh, (46) Odhran Mc Groddy. (38)All these boys put in fine performances and held their places well in this hotly challenged race.

Killian Caldwell and Diarmuid Gallagher were all ready for their 2500m Challenge. Although Killian was carrying a slight injury both boys stayed together in this hotly contested race.

Again our experienced and elegant Under 16 girls team supported each other on the starting line up, fresh from their gold medal performance in the Donegal championships, Blathnaid Gallagher, Jessica Cullen, Ellie McFadden, Clodagh Neely, Laoise lynch and Miah Fletcher. All these girls ran a gutsy race over this 3500m challenging course. Miah led the team home in 10th place with Clodagh (39), Laoise (44) Ellie (46), Jessica ( 67) and Blathnaid (69)

Caolan Mc Fadden another Donegal champion was up for the challenge of this 3500m under 16 boys race. This was a large field of talented athletes and Caolan was well up for the challenge, Caolan stayed with the lead pack throughout and challenged to the line finishing in 3rd place in Ulster. An exciting race to watch today.

The final race of the day for Cranford saw Oran Mc Menamin and Oisin Kelly  line up to defend his Donegal title over this 5k course. Again a large field of talented young men and our Cranford boys did not disappoint, fighting hard throughout their race to hold their positions. Oisin had a stunning finish sprinting strongly on the final hill to earn himself a 4 th place in Ulster and Oran showed pace and stamina finishing strongly well up this field.

Cranford AC would like to thank all the parents, supporters and especially our coaches who travel and help in every way at our events.  Not forgetting our enthusiastic athletes who show discipline and respect at these events.

Cranford AC athletes and parents.

Matthew Giles in action

Cranford AC U10 Boys Charlie Rodgers, Seamus Mc Closkey, Oisin & Matthew Giles and Faolan Caldwell.


Cranford AC U12 Boys Dylan Finnegan,Cian Mc Hugh, Odhran Mc Groddy and Oisin Mc Bride missing from photo is Jerry Coyle.

Oisin Giles and Caolan Mc Fadden

Oisin in action

Eamon with Oran Mcmenamin and Oisin Kelly

Boys U 12

Cranford AC Girls U16 Clodagh Neely,Laoise Lynch,Ellie Mc Fadden,Miah Fletcher, Blathnaid Gallagher and Jessica Cullen.