The North West Indoor Games were held in Athlone IT on Saturday and 16 dedicated athletes from Cranford AC made the early start to travel to the event.
Cranford got off to a flying start with Aoife Giles throwing an excellent 10. 60m in the U 16 girls Shot put. This was a new weight of shot for Aoife in a higher level of competition, Aoife demonstrated her experience and came away with a well deserved Gold medal.
Orla Neely competed well in the U14 girls shot again throwing a respectable 7.70 m, which earned her a 5 th place in the Competition. In the boys U16 event Allan Neely had three great throws but unfortunately not enough to gain medal position this time.

Teresa Mullen had a great competition today first competing in her favorite event of long jump in the U 14 category, Teresa won a gold medal jumping a great 4.39m and followed that by winning her 60m heat getting the Indoor season off to a great start.
We had 3 entrants in the Girls U12 60 m event, Amy Cullen, Mevagh Mc Bride and Meabh Ni Connell all these girls put in respectable performances in their heats and can be proud of their performances today.
Respectable competition times were achieved by the U14 Girls in their 60m heats with Joycelene Diver, Aine Ni Connell and Teresa Mullen performing well. These girls will gain much from this experience and can build on these times for future events.

Many of our athletes competed in the long jump event gaining great experience in this level of competition, Clodagh Neely, Miah Fletcher, Theresa Mullen, Aidan McFadden and Joycelene Diver.
Michael Moore put in fine performances in the 60m and 600m getting well placed in both events as their was big entrants in each event.
Aiden McFadden performed well in the u14 800m and 60m events.Clodagh Neely, Joycelene Diver and Aine Ni Connell all performed well in the U14 Girls 800m event.
Oran Mc Menamin competed in the challenging U16 1500m , Oran finished strongly and its good to see Oran coming back after injury as he was out for most of the cross country season.
Further medals were gained towards the end of the day with Miah Fletcher gaining bronze in the U12 600m with team mates, Mevagh Mc Bride, Leah Gallagher and Meabh Ni Connell and Amy Cullen having a great race in their heats too.
Finally Oisin Kelly demonstrated his experience by holding his own in the U 16 boys race over 800m and again gaining a gold medal finish. This was added to Oisin’s earlier achievement in the day of bronze in the 1500m. This is a very good start to the Indoor season coming off the back of his cross country season.
The club teams were disappointed that the relays were cancelled due to time constraints as we always look forward to the team event. We will keep practicing in preparation for the upcoming inter club relays which will be held in Dandalk in February.
Many thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled to Athlone and as always our dedicated team of coaches
Next Athletics event will be the National B championship in February.
We would like to thank everyone who bought lines for our Christmas hamper Draw which was a big success and a big thanks to our local businesses who let us sell lines outside their shops millbridge Kilmacrennan, Mandy’s Termon,Boyce’s Carrigart and Supermarket Creeslough to the local business who donated prizes Mc Gettigans Butchers Milford, Brian Boyce coal Carrigart, Singing pub Downings,Gary Cooney of Cooney Letterkenny,Patrick Ronaghan Chimney Sweep, County Seat Letterkenny,Family Foods Carrigart,Cafe Na Sraide Carrigart , Catrionas Hair Salon Carrigart, Boyce’s Centra Carrigart, Mickey Joes Carrigart, Carrigart Pharmacy’s, John Friel and the Beach Hotel Downings.
Congratulations to the prize winners Charlie Wilkinson, Laura Doherty, Ellen Mc Bride,Mickey Mc Geever, Rachel Mc Gettigan,Paul mcElihney,Louise Diver,Cayla Mc Fadden,Molly Trearty,kit Boyce,Noel Mc Daid, Vincent Grier,Johnnie Basset, Ailish Kennedy, Charlie Trearty,Danial Murray,Tony Lagan.

Oran Allan and Aidan