From an article on 19th October 1922 after Cranston had beaten O'Hanlon in the Irish Championship.
The new champion, who is in his early forties, is a native of Dublin, and was taught chess by his father when he was about twelve. As early as in his sixteenth year he played in the City of Dublin team under the late Mr Porterfield Rynd (Irish Champion). He is now a member of the Dublin Chess Club and in the last fourteen club tournaments he took first prize seven times. He holds the Leinster Championship, which he won from Mr N.H.Wallace, last year with a score of three to one, after being twice winner-up in 1912 and 1920.