CRANFORD AC COMPETED at the Nationals in Santry, Dublin, on Sunday.
Our athletes representing club, county and province on what was a sticky, mucky course with an average of 200 competing in each race.
First up were our Under-12 Girls, in what was a big field of athletes, over 200 started this race. Our girls all ran well led home by Caitlin O Hara, Sophie Curran, Nazara McFadden, Ciara Donnelly, Aoife Giles and Orla Neely. Gritty preformance from all the girls in their first ever national cross country race.
Next up were our Under-12 Boys where Oisin Kelly had a good run finishing in 12 place getting an All Ireland medal and he was also a member of the Ulster team who won gold.
Max Roarty followed him home in 35 place, followed closely by Liam Donnelly, Cian McMenamim, Oran McMenamim and Conor Neely. These boys came fifth team in Ireland. There’s more to come from these boys as they won the Ulster title this year already. Well done boys.
Molly Trearty was next up in the Under-14 Girls, she had a gutsy, strong performance and an impressive finish, finishing well up the field.
Our last two athletes competing on the day were our Under-18 Boys, Kevin Logue and Eoin Kelly. Kevin ran a strong race pushing up in the field constantly and Eoin also had an impressive race showing the rest of the field what he was made of with a very confident finish.
Thanks to the coaches Eamon Giles, Ernie McElhinney, Joe Boyce, Rose Gavaghan, and Bridie Trearty and to all parents who travelled.
We now look forward to our next outing to the Nationals in Waterford on the December 6 where we have nine athletes competing. Cranford AC would like to take the opportunity to wish them.
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