Kelly and McFadden do the Double at Ulster Championships. 

Cranford Athletes pick up a grand total of 15 Ulster Medals. 


The under 14 – 20 age groups track and field events were held in Belfast last weekend at the stunning Mary Peters track.  9 of our senior athletes made the journey to Belfast to represent the club and Donegal where swealtering heat met us at the Mary Peters track, blue skies and not an air led to challenging conditions for everyone on the track.

Saturday saw a great start to the weekend with Aoife Giles getting the club the first score on the medals table with a Silver in the discus, Aoife working through injury adapted her techniques to avoid further damage and managed to gain a Bronze medal in shot using a standing throw. Our throws squad worked well supporting each other to gain further medals in the javelin, Aoife scored another medal with a silver in the U18 group, Blathnaid Gallagher another silver and Clodagh Neely Bronze in the U16 javelin event, great throws under immense heat well done to all our throws team.

Jessica Cullen also competed today having to divide her time between the high jump and long jump early in the day, Jessica jumped well in both events and was rewarded with a bronze in the high jump, this is a new event for Jessica and one to watch. 

Jessica, Clodagh, Bathnaid and Miah all had tough runs in the blistering heat in the 800m, these were well represented events with timed heats for each age group.  Good work from our athletes today but unfortunately no medals.

Caolan McFadden came storming home in Gold medal position in the U15 boys 800m, Caolan led from the start and finished strongly across the line with a fabulous lead from the chasing pack.

The final event of the day for Cranford did not disappoint with Oisin Kelly representing the club in the U18 800m event, Oisin again led from the start, really working hard on his race.  Oisin finished strongly again in Gold medal position.  Well done to all on a successful day. 

The heat did not abate so on day two the coaches were mindful to ensure all athletes remained cool and well hydrated prior to and following their events.

Teresa Mullen had a strong run in 200m finishing 5 th in her heat. Then followed that with some exceptional jumps in long jump but unfortunately all were disallowed for breaking the board. Such a pity when Teresa was in such good jumping form. 

Amy Cullen had some fabulous jumps in the high jump where she won bronze medal place and long jump 5.12m earning a well deserved Gold medal and Ulster title, well done Amy. This was a great experience for our long and high jumpers. Amy then ran an exceptional 100m winning her heat and qualifying for the final where Amy finished her day with a spectacular silver medal performance in the U15 100m final. A great day for Amy earning 3 Ulster medals. 

Ellie McFadden ran well in the 200m finishing 4th in her heat and had a good jump of 4.24 in her long jump. Still in good form Ellie than had a good performance in her 100m heat finishing 3rd

Orla Neely earned herself a well deserved bronze medal in the U16 discus throwing 20.26 and a new PB good work today. Then Orla had some good throws in the javelin against some strong opposition and ended up in 5th place. 

Again we saw some consistent jumping from Caolan McFadden in the long jump where he earned another Ulster medal in silver medal place and to culminate his achievements this weekend he had an explosive performance in the 1500m where he broke away in the final lap for a convincing gold place finish. 

Miah Fletcher held up well in a tough field in the U15 1500m Miah did her best right to the end finishing in 11th place today. 

The final race of the weekend was left to Oisin Kelly in the U18 1500m  in this outstanding field of athletes Oisin held his composure until the final lap when he broke from the pack to storm home to victory, great racing again today from Oisin. 

Well done to everyone, we now look forward to the Nationals in August over two weekends. Thanks to the coaches parents for traveling and helping out on the Day. 

Aoife Giles.

Grace Shauna and Aoife Giles.

Clodagh Neely Blathnaid Gallagher and Aoife Giles.

Clodagh Neely.

Aoife Giles

Claire and Orla Neely.

Caolan Mc Fadden with Eamon Giles

Caolan Eamon and Terri Mc Fadden.

Amy Cullen with her Gold medal.

Amy Cullen with proud parents and Granny.

Orla Neely Ellie Mc Fadden Amy Cullen with Eamon Giles.

Blathnaid Gallagher and Clodagh Neely

Aoife Giles, Blathnaid Gallagher, Jessica Cullen, Miah Fletcher, and Clodagh Neely.

Cranford AC

Amy Cullen Ellie Mc Fadden Orla Neely Teresa Mullen Miah Fletcher Oisin Kelly and Caolan Mc Fadden

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