Greenmount college Antrim plays host to NI and Ulster Championships.

Team Bronze for Cranford AC Girls U14.
A bright and crisp day welcomed our early start for Cranford AC teams. 22 athletes travelled to compete at the Ulster Cross Country even ages Championships and represent the club.
The day started with the under 10’s doing a large lap of this beautiful cross country track running 1000m in their first Ulster event. This can be quite daunting for these young athletes with such a large field of entrants. Sadie McGettigan ran an excellent race finishing 24th in her age group, Odhran McGroddy also had an excellent race finishing 21st in his first Ulster appearance. A great experience for these young athletes and good sportsmanship with support from all the club members.
The under 12 girls ran 1500m over a lap and a half of this track we had four Cranford runners in this event and all these girls put in gutsy performances, Cliodhna McBride was first home for the Cranford team in 14th followed by Karen Neely, Emma McGee and Beth Mc Clafferty. Again there was a good team of under 12 boys today with Michael Moore having a great race finishing 33rd followed by team mates Killian Caldwell, Ethan Henderson and Daithi Cannon. These boys demonstrated great grit and determination over this challenging 1500m course today.
The under 14 girls put in a fabulous team performance supporting each other to gain the team bronze medal place running confidently over two laps of this 2500m course. First home for Cranford was Miah Fletcher in 6th place, Clodagh Neely had a great personal performance finishing 26th in Ulster followed by team mates Jessica Cullen (51), Ellie McFadden (54), Amy Cullen (65) Mevagh McBride (67) and Blathnaid Gallagher (68). This now qualifies these girls for the National All Ireland Championships In November, well done girls.
Caolan McFadden led from the start in his race over the same course and finished strongly in 4th place! Eoin friel also had a fine personal performance finishing 50th in this large field of under 14 boys . Caolan will now represent Donegal and Ulster at the National championships in November.
Orla Neely had an unfortunate fall at the start of her 3500m but bravely picked herself up and ran on finishing well in this challenging cross country track. Last to race for Cranford today were the two under 16 boys Oisin Kelly and Oran Mc Menamin both ran strongly throughout finishing 8th and 33rd respectively
This completed a great day for the club with 10 qualifiers for the National championships which will be held in Abbotstown Co Dublin on October 24th.
Our next competition will be the inter country Relays in Finn valley this Sunday and on the 9th November we travel to Dondonald Belfast for uneven ages Ulster championships.


Ernie Mc Elhinney Dymphna Gallagher Bernie o Callaghan Johnny Caldwell

Sadie Mc Gettigan

Cliodhna and
Cliodhna Mc Bride with her mum Mary

Emma Mc Gee Karen Neely Cliodhna Mc Bride Beth Mc Clafferty our U 12 Team

Ethan Henderson Michael Moore killian Caldwell Daithi Cannon Boys U 12

Cranford AC Boys U12

Donegal boys U 12

Ethan Henderson with his mum Margaret

Killian Caldwell with his Dad Johnny

Miah Fletcher in action

Cranford AC Girls U 14 Bronze medal winners

Miah Fletcher

Eoin Friel and Caolan McFadden

Orla Neely

Oisin Kelly with his Granny Mary

Oisin Kelly and Oran Mc Menamin

Cranford AC Girls U14 Blathnaid Gallagher Ellie McFadden Miah Fletcher Jessica Cullen Amy Cullen Mevagh Mc Bride Clodagh Neely

Our bronze medal winners

Cousins Karen Eimear and Colleen

Odhran Mc Groddy

Karen Neely

Daithi Ethan Michael and killian

Clodagh Neely

Eoin Friel

Orla Neely

Oisin Kelly

Oran Mc Menamin 

Sarah and Odhran Mc Groddy