Cranford Athletes Shine  at Athletes

Orla Neely and Amy Cullen

Caolan Mc Fadden

Caolan Mc Fadden with Miah Fletcher and Eamon Giles.

Jerry Coyle

Orla Neely Teresa Mullen Amy Cullen

Oisin Kelly Oisin Mc Bride Caolan Mc Fadden

NI & Ulster Indoor Athletics Championships in Athlone

A number of Cranford athletes made the trip to Athlone IT indoor arena to compete last weekend.  Saturday got off to a great start with Gold medal performances and Sunday did not disappoint , in total a haul of 6 Ulster titles and gold medal performances, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze for Cranford AC athletes.

Saturday events

Oisin Kelly was representing Cranford in the U19 800m and 1500m  today, Oisin had two excellent Gold medal performances on the same day demonstrating his experience and stamina, great racing from Oisin today.

Amy Cullen had a challenging day ahead entering 3 of these U16 events, Amy had an excellent run in the 200m event where she gained her lead in the final 50m to earn herself a gold medal performance, Amy then lined up for her long jump which was a learning experience of this technical event to ensure her mark was accurate. In the final jump Amy held her cool head and earned herself a silver medal. Amy again had a fabulous performance in the 60m finishing in 4th place. Great to see Amy back on form after some injury time away from the track.

Caolan Mc Fadden ran an excellent 800m in a time of 2.07min to gain a well deserved Ulster title with this gold medal performance.

Aoife Giles threw the shot in the U 19 event, Aoife had some great throws today and finished with silver Ulster medal, well done Aoife.

Orla Neely was competing in the U18 shot where Orla gained a respectable 5th place and a new new PB of 8m19 today.

Oisin  McBride had a challenging run in his U12 600m event where he held his place well to gain a well deserved Ulster silver medal.

Teresa Mullen returning from injury had a good day today in the U 18 long jump and 60m , Teresa had some great jumps today and finished with a joint 3rd place in long jump.

Sunday events

On a beautiful Sunday morning 4 Cranford athletes travelled to Athlone IT to the superb venue to compete in day two.

Early on the tracks at 10am Miah Fletcher ran in the U16 girls 1500m, Miah held well with the pack in the first three laps but lacked the stamina to stay with the pack, Miah managed a good race overall.

Caolan McFadden fresh from his 800m win on Saturday was ready to challenge again in his 1500m U16 event. Caolan ran a strong race in 4.22 another great time and gold medal position for Caolan.

Jerry Coyle made the trip to Athlone to compete in the U 14 long jump Jerry had some good jumps and after a lengthy wait was awarded gold medal position in Ulster, another fine performance from Jerry.

Jerry was ready for his 60m heat where he ran a strong race finishing second in his heat and then pulling out all the stops earned a bronze Ulster medal in the final.

Lilla Gerwatowska was all warmed up and ready to compete in the U13 60m event. Lilla ran well in her heat. Next up was long jump with nearly 30 entrants this was a challenging event, and then the final race of the day was the u13 600m for Lilla , Lilla had a fabulous run where she battled throughout finishing 4th place in her heat, great running today from Lilla.

We look forward to seeing Caolan and Oisin in action in the All Ireland schools cross country to be held in Mallusk this weekend.

Training continues each Tuesday and Thursday evening in Tramore training ground at 6.30pm, new athletes welcome to come and try out a few events including javelin, shot, long jump and high jump as well as the track events.

Thanks to the coaches and parents who travelled to Athlone.