Three Ulster titles for Cranford at the Ulster Indoor championships as Kelly and Giles shine.

Cranford had six athletes travel to the Abbotstown Indoor arena to compete in the Ulster and NI championships.
Saturday morning got off to a great start for Cranford AC and Aoife Giles who got a new PB of 11.89m getting her the gold medal and the Ulster title for the girls u16 shot. Aoife had great consistency in her 4 throws and now qualifies for the National indoors at the end of March.
Clodagh Neely was up next in the long jump this is a new event for Clodagh and she gained very valuable experience that will stand to her in the future she went on later in the day to compete in the 800m having a good run and finishing in the middle of the field good day all round for Clodagh.
Oisin kelly was up next for Cranford and what a weekend this young lad had going out in the 800m on Saturday and got off to a great start sitting on the shoulder of Letterkenny AC’s Patrick mcDavid with 1 lap to go both boys had pulled away for the rest of the field and when Oisin made his bid for home their was no stopping him and with a new PB Oisin took the Ulster title in the boys U 16 800m. Oisin was back on Sunday again to run in the 1500 which was 7 and half Laps of the track Oisin took to the boards again in impressive style and again pulled it out of the bag coming home in 1st place Oisin now goes on to run in the National indoors in Athlone at the end of March.
Oran Mc Menamin coming off the back off his great performance in the National B’s Cross Country championships with a quick turnaround straight into the indoors ran a very fine race coming home in 4th place In the 1500m now qualifies for the National Indoor championship in March.
Teresa Mullen competed in both the long jump and 60m Teresa had a good jump and coming 4th overall now qualifies for the nationals not one of Teresa’s best days but she will be back.
Ellie mc Fadden was up next on Sunday this was a first time experience running and jumping indoors and definitely won’t be her last with a very impressive start in the long jump getting a new PB of 3.95m and narrowing missing out on qualification for Nationals Ellie came 6th place she went on to compete in the 60m and had a great run this was a great day for Ellie and one to watch.
Orla Neely was our next athlete to compete in the girls U15 shot, orla has great commitment and puts in a lot of hard work this payed off today with orla getting a new PB of 8m and coming 6th overall very good result for this young athlete.
Our thanks as always to our dedicated coaches and parents who travelled and helped out on the day.

Dymphna and Claire who were helping out on the day.

Aoife Eamon orla Shauna and Clodagh at Abbotstown

Dymphna Aoife Eamon orla Shauna Clodagh and Claire

Aoife receiving her gold medal

Aoife with family members

Oisin Kelly on his way to winning the 800m

Oisin Kelly after receiving his medal for the 800m

Teresa Mullan

Ellie McFadden

Eamon with Ellie and Teresa

Teresa Mullan

Ellie and Teresa

Oran and Oisin

Aoife Giles with auntie Deidre uncle and cousin Finn

Oisin in action in the 1500

Oisin & Eamon

Oisin with parents Tom and Marie and sister Niamh.

Eamon with Ellie orla and Clodagh.

Aoife Giles

Orla née



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