Cranford AC perform well at the Donegal championship

On what was a wet and windy day all roads lead to Carndonagh for the Donegal Athletics Championship. Masters ladies got the event off to a great start where we had Bridie Trearty wearing the Cranford vest. Bridie had a very good race finishing in 10th place overall.

The juvenile races started with the U8s where Faolan Caldwell in his first cross country race had a great race coming home in 16th place earning himself a well deserved medal.

Our U10 girls were up next and running for Cranford were Cliodhna McBride, Karen Neely, Orla Cunningham, Emma McGee and Beth McClafferty. Cliodhna got off to a great start and was in the leading group and with 500m to go made the break for home and came home Donegal Champion. Karen also had a great race coming home in 12th place closely followed by Orla in 13th, Emma in 16th and Beth in 18th – great running by these girls and they were rewarded with silver team medals.

Next up was our under 10 boys. Again we had good running by these young lads and first home for Cranford was Ciaran Cooney in 16th, Jerry Coyle in 18th,  Killian Caldwell in 24th and Odhran Mc Groddy in 33rd.

Next up was our Girls U12 with Miah Fletcher, Leah Gallagher, Ellie McFadden, Mevagh McBride, Meabh O’Connell and Amy Cullen. Miah had a great race leading from the start and continues her excellent form to claim the Donegal Champion title, she also lead her strong team home to silver team medals – well done to these girls all running extremely well against the wind and rain. Leah came home in 5th, Ellie 19th, Mevagh 25th, Meabh 36th and Amy 37th.

Our U12 boys were Caolan McFadden and Michael Moore. Both boys got out well where  Caolan lead the race for more than half way and battled hard to the end to come home in 2nd place and Michael had a great finish and came home in 28th place.

Our U14 Girls were up next and  we had 7 girls out for Cranford – great to see so many girls out at this age.  Clodagh Neely, Joycelene Diver, Nazara McFadden, Teresa Mullen, Orla Neely, Aine O Connell and Jessica Cullen all got off to a great start packing well and Clodagh went with the leading pack of 10 who broke away from the rest of the field, Clodagh stayed in this group throughout the race and putting in a gutsy performance run very well to come home in 8th place, she was followed home by her team mates of Joycelene, Nazara, Teresa, Orla, Aine all running well and coming 4th team. Jessica had to pull out with a sore leg but hopefully we will see her back next week. Our boys U14 both ran very well with Eoin Friel coming home in 11th and followed closely by Aidan McFadden in 16th place. Well done boys.

Last race of the day for Cranford was the Boys U16 where we had Oisin Kelly and Allan Neely, both boys got off to a good start with Oisin running in the leading pack, with 1km left it was a 3 man race and making a run for the finishing line and like last week it came down to the same two Sean McGinley and Oisin and after a sprint finish Oisin came home in 2nd place – great running and a great race. Allan also ran well coming home in 19th place.

Thanks to the coaches and thanks to all the parents who travelled and helped out on the day.

Next up is the Donegal Championship uneven ages in Rosses – good luck to all taking part.

Girls u 10

Boys U8 & 10

Girls U 12 who won Team bronze

Caolan Mc Fadden Michael Moore Aidan Mc Fadden and Eoin Friel all the Donegal championship in Carndonagh.

Cranford AC

Oisin Kelly and Allan Neely U 16 Boys

Orla Cunningham in the girls U 10

Jerry Coyle ordharn mc Groddy killian Caldwell and Ciaran Cooney U 10 boys.

Cliodhna mc Bride

Girls U 10 who won bronze medals

Miah Fletcher who won the Girls u 12.

Brona Garry James and Ciaran Cooney

Girls u14 in action

Cranford AC Girls U14

Aidan Mc Fadden and Eoin Friel boys U14

Karen Neely who came 12 th place in the Girls u10

Cliodhna mc Bride who won the girls U 10

Falan Caldwell boys U 8

Bride Trearty who came 2 nd in her category.

Girls U 14

Girls u 10