Archive for December, 2007

National Novice XC

Dec 17, 2007 [Bronagh Ni Bhriain] The news is out at this stage thanks to Jeremy Walsh’s timely report last night. Clonliffe ladies are the National Novice XC Champions . This title is in addition to the many others collected in the past few months by the squad including Dublin Novice XC, Dublin Intermediate XC and Leinster Intermediate XC champions . You’ll agree there is no stopping these girls at the moment. What a great finsh to 2007 for everyone who has dedicated so much time and effort to training for the last few months.

Individual gold for Becky Woods , team and intercounty gold for Eleanor Alexander (8th), Ailish McDermott (13th) and Tara Whtye (23rd). . Karen Duggan made up the A team finishing 51st. Unfortunately Jacqui Dunphy, making a come back after her recent Dublin marathon had to pull up during the race with a hamstring problem. The B team also did well finishing 9th – Bronagh Ni Bhriain 38th, Rachel McBride 39th Sinead Hartnett, 74th and Carmel Morrissey, 88th .

With all these medals in their possession the girls will be having a well deserved rest over the Christmas before coming back in January to train and focus on the National Intermediate final in Wexford on 10th February.

A huge thanks to our supporters yesterday and of course the bus driver!

Frances second in europeans

Dec 10, 2007 [Noel Guiden] Clonliffe`s Frances NicReamoinn ran an excellent race in the women`s U/23 race at the European Cross Country Championships in Torro, Spain yesterday to finish in 20th place.After a couple of years out of action with injury it was great to see her make such an impact on the international scene, Frances was a recent winner in the U/23 race at the Tilbury International and yesterday was Ireland`s second scorer as the team placed 6th.Also making a welcome return to International level was Colm Rooney in the senior men`s race. Colm found himself down the field somewhat placing 48th in a race which featured a very gutsy run by Martin Fagan who lead until the final lap and ultimately finished 7th in a race won by Europe`s best Cross Country athletes Serhiy Lebid of the Ukraine, taking gold for the 7th time.The Irish team were also 7th.

Fionnuala Britton once again excelled, this time in the senior women`s race where like Fagan she placed 7th with the team taking 5th place. Ireland`s Junior women were also 5th, the junior men 7th and U/23 men 6th.

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