Archive for July, 2010

Gregan knocked out in heats

Jul 28, 2010 [Noel Guiden] Clonliffe`s Brian Gregan was knocked out in yesterday`s 400m heats of the European Championships in Barcelona. Brian, clearly having been affected by his ijury hit season, finished 5th in his heat in 46.90, with the first 4 only progressing to today`s semi finals. Brian still has the 4 x 400 relay to look forward to later in the week.

Still no word on whether Alistair Cragg goes in today`s 1500m semis at 8.40pm (local time). Cragg of course is a starter in the 5,000 heats tomorrow at 6.45pm (local) and all being well in Saturday`s 5,000 final.

Patrick makes it a national sprints double

Jul 25, 2010 [Noel Guiden] Patrick O`Connor signed off on a magnificent season in Tullamore yesterday in magnificent style winning the National U/18 200m title in 22.08. Patrick has simply been outstanding this Summer : winning schools titles, Dublin titles, two Nationals titles 100 (on July 3rd) and 200, sprint double at the Tailtann Games on June 26th, including breaking the 33 year old 200m record at those games, and winning the 200m at last weekend`s Schools International in Glasgow….and he`s only 16 years old!

A good performance also in the 200m in Tullamore from Stuart Roche 5th in that U/18 final (23.45). New member Ryan Cleary was also in excellent form in Tullamore winning U/16 3,000m race walk bronze in 17.24.7.

Will Leer wins Morton Mile as 7 go sub 4!

Jul 22, 2010 [Noel Guiden] The milers in last night’s Morton Mile came pretty close to the 2008 record of nine sub-4 miles as Will Leer led seven athletes across the finish line in the magical Sub-4 with another two athletes recording times of 4 minutes dead.

It was a perfect night for athletics. Thankfully the thunder and lightening and downpour of two hours earlier had left the Morton Stadium and as the track dried on a balmy evening wasn’t even a gust of wind as the nineteen 2010 Morton Milers assembled on the start line. The field had class written all over it. The promise of a sub-4 minute mile was looking more like a reality rather than a possibility. As the starters gun went the pace-maker hit the front with the field tightly bunched behind him, our visitors from the United States were well to the fore and mixing it with them was West Waterford’s David McCarthy looking to go sub-4 for the first time out doors. With 400m to go it was still anyone’s race, the athletes wound up the race and at the speed they were running a final lap of 58 seconds or so would see the clocks stop at 3.50 something – anything so long as it read less than 4.00. Spotting that his team mate Russell Browne was slightly boxed in Will Leer went for it and with a final lap of some 54 seconds crossed the line in first place in 3.56.81, a race that he finished 2nd in in 2008. His last lap was telling as Jack Bolas (USA) was 2nd in 3.58.41 from Russell Browne 3.58.48.

Also dipping under 4 minutes was Craig Miller (USA) 3.59.19, Andrew Bumbalough (USA) 3.59.46, David McCarthy (Ireland & West Waterford AC) 3.59.79 and the seventh sub-4 minute miler of the night, Liam Boylan-Pett (USA) 3.59.86.

The presentation party for the top six in the 2010 Morton Mile included the sponsors Behan & Associates and Commercial Hygiene Services, Clonliffe Harriers Club President, Paddy Marley and Billy Morton’s daughters, Yvonne and Billie, who presented the magnificent Morton Memorial Cup to a worthy and popular winner in Will Leer.

Full results of the Morton Mile 2010:

1. Will Leer (USA) – 3.56.81

2. Jack Bolas (USA) – 3.58.41

3. Russell Browne (USA) – 3.58.48

4. Craig Miller (USA) – 3.59.19

5. Andrew Bumbalough (USA) – 3.59.46

6. David McCarthy (West Waterford AC) – 3.59.79

7. Liam Boylan-Pett (USA) – 3.59.86

8. Kurt Benninger (Canada) – 4.00.71

9. Kyle Alcorne (USA) – 4.00.8

10. Liam Reale (Limerick AC) – 4.01.49

11. Sean Connolly (Tallaght AC) – 4.02.59

12. Dan Mulhare (North Laois AC) – 4.02.65

13. Alan O’Brien (Crusaders AC) – 4.04.02

14. Sean Brosnan (USA) – 4.04.83

15. Joe Sweeney (DSD) – 4.06.8

16. Sam Dech (USA) – 4.07.84

17. Tom Fitzpatrick (Tallaght AC) – 4.08.15

18. Conor Healy (Clonliffe Harriers) – 4.11.93

Immediately preceding the Morton Mile was the Clonliffe Junior Mile which was a race won in fine style by MSB’s Liam Tremble. Tremble took up the running from the start and never looked in danger of being overhauled, despite the gap slightly closing on the third lap Tremble opened the gap again with a fine final lap to record a time of 4.25.48 from Clonliffe’s Jamie Rossiter, 2nd in 4.30.01 with Kevin Dooney of Raheny Shamrocks 3rd in 4.33.02.

This was a fine race for all the junior athletes involved with 90% of the athletes recording PB’s.

The full result of the Clonliffe Junior Mile was:

1. Liam Tremble (MSB) – 4.25.48

2. Jamie Rossiter (Clonliffe) – 4.30.01

3. Kevin Dooney (Raheny) – 4.33.02

4. Andrew Jenkinson (Clonliffe) – 4.33.95

5. Stephen Lawlor (St. Abbans AC) – 4.35.98

6. Ian Guiden (Clonliffe) – 4.36.45

7. Daniel Tadlow (DSD) – 4.41.92

8. Eric McCann (Clonliffe) – 4.42.03

9. David Vaughey (Clonliffe) – 4.47.24

10. Johnny Bradley-Ward (Clonliffe) – 5.06.38

11. Ronan Doyle (Clonliffe) – 5.12.54

In addition to these two mile races the meet also included a number of Dublin Athletic Board graded races as well as the Albie Thomas 3000 Open. Albie Thomas of course is synonymous with Santry, having set two World records back in 1958 and also contributed enormously to Herb Elliott’s 1 mile mark also set in 1958, Albie was also a visitor to the Morton Stadium for the 50th anniversary of his 3 Mile World Record two years ago and made a wonderful impression on all who had the pleasure to meet him on that occasion. It was fitting therefore that in the Women’s 800M race were two Aussies – Lisa Corrigan, who won the race in 2.06.29 and Bridey Delaney, who was 2nd in 2.07.83. As a junior athlete Bridey was actually coached by Ablie and is a member of Albie’s Club in Australia, St. George’s. Third in 800M race was Siobhan Eviston of Raheny, from a Clonliffe perspective Becky Woods ran close to her PB recording a time of 2.14.43 in 5th place with Louise Reilly one place behind her in 2.18.58.

The Albie Thomas 3000M was won by Rathfarnham’s Eoin Flynn in a time of 8.30 from Lee Van Haefen of Donore 8.39.4 with Ian Conroy of Raheny Shamrock’s 3rd in 8.41.5.

In the B and C combined 3000 Clonliffe’s Ernie Ramsey had a good run recording a time of 9.41.37 and finishing 2nd, whilst Tom Monks was 4th in the C grade in a time of 10.39.

Clonliffe Harriers also sponsored the Men’s Pole Vault competition which was won by Stuart Green of Raheny Shamrocks, setting a new Raheny Shamrocks club record of 4.65, joint 2nd were Ian Rogers of Clonliffe and Thomas Houlihan of West Waterford (4.45).

The Women’s 100M A race, also sponsored by Clonliffe, was won by Amy Foster in a time of 12.09, from Louise Kiernan, Fingallians, 12.61 and Catherine McManus (Celtic AC) 12.66.

Clonliffe’s Snezana Bechtina recorded a time of 13.5.

In the Men’s 100 A Race (also sponsored by Clonliffe) there were actually two A races such was the level of interest, the fastest three were Jonathan Holmes (KCH) 10.8, 2nd Christopher Russell (Ferrybank AC) 11.02 and 3rd after his heroics in last weekend’s School’s International, Clonliffe’s Patrick O’Connor 11.26.

Other Clonliffe results in this race were Danny Kavanagh 11.29, John Laffey 11.41, Conor Coleman 11.59 and Stuart Roche 11.99.

Marco Mattiuzzo won the Triple Jump with 13.29M and in the 800M races Aidan Bailey was fastest of the Clonliffe Contingent with a time of 1.53.06, Brett Paine ran 1.55.73, Stephen Harkness ran 1.57.17, Philip O’Doherty ran 2.08.35 and Colm Groome ran 2.08.68.

Full results of the graded races can be found on www.dublinathletics.com

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank our sponsors of the Morton Mile Meet: Behan & Assocaites; Commercial Hygiene Services and Fashionflo.

Men top of the pile after round 2

Jul 18, 2010 [Noel Guiden] Round 2 of the National league took place in the Morton Stadium today, while the rain generally held off except for the 1500s the blustery wind was there for the day blowing hard into the athletes faces on the home straight making things difficult all round. Despite the team missing a fair few expierenced men Joe Cooper had the squad well fired up and at the close of the day the men topped the standings qualifing for the league final on August 14th.

As in round 1 in Antrim the foundations for today`s win lay squarely with the field eventers who once again delivered the goods. Maximun points were gathered in the throws, Tomas Rauktys winning the discus, Luke Mangan the shot and Martin Hunt the hammer. Dave Donegan was again supreme in the pole vault, taking the win, good also to see Anthony McCreery, guesting in that competition, starting to put a few good vaults together. Marcin Klinzow was 3rd in the high jump, 3rd also for Tomas Dorina in the triple jump.

On the track there were wins in both hurdle events by John Fagan in the 400h and Matthew Fields in the 110h. Good points also scored by Dave Flynn 2nd in the 3,000sc, after his 5 mile gallop around the Phoenix Park yesterday, and by Dave Fitzmaurice also 2nd in the 1500m. Danny Kavanagh had an excellent 100m also finishing 2nd.

Points also chipped in by Brett Paine 4th in the 800m, Declan Moran in the walk, 4th, John Laffey 3rd in the 200m after a problem in the 400m resulted in a DQ.

At the end of the day, the Clonliffe men where top once again, a job well done by all and another final to look forward to in Tullamore in 4 weeks time. Full official results soon on www.athleticsireland.ie.

1500m action in grand prix

Round 8 of the Clonliffe Harriers Grand Prix Series 2010 took place in the Morton Stadium last night with the 1500 metres race sponsored by Richard Connolly. In addition to the usual Grand Prix stalwarts a number of the younger generation took to the track with a substantial contingent of Joe Cooper’s junior squad and Gerry Carr’s panzer division and as a result the field was split into three separate races.

Race number one featured six members of the current junior cross country squad along with the top Grand Prixers. Jamie Rossiter essentially led this race from start to finish taking the field through an opening lap of around 66 seconds reaching 800 in around 2.15 or thereabouts and finishing strongly recording a time of 4:11. The fast finishing Andrew Jenkinson got the better of Conor McGuinness over the last 80 metres finishing 2nd in 4:14 with Conor two seconds behind. Ian Guiden took five seconds off his week old PB running 4:19 whilst Eric McCann took 40 odd seconds off his five year old PB (back in his days as a 14 year old running wild in the fields of County Kildare!) running 4:22. Of the Grand Prix regulars Colm Groome was first home in 4:22 followed by Phillip O’Doherty 4:35.

Race number 2 featured a good battle up front between Ryan Cleary and Johnny Bradley-Ward, rounding the top bend Ryan Cleary kicked for home with Johnny Bradley-Ward responding and as these athletes crossed the finish line confusion reigned as John Buckley took up the running – after all it was a 1500 metre race! John Buckley now had a lead which try as he might Johnny Bradley-Ward – now back up and running again – could not close. In the end John was a worthy winner in 4:52 with Johnny 2nd 4:56 and Ryan 3rd 5:05.

The final race featured Paddy Tuite making all of the running as he broke away from the field with Lorna Begley running on his shoulder and so the position remained for 1350 metres, however, in the end youth prevailed as Lorna unleashed her trademark sprint to take her maiden race win opening a gap of ten metres or so down the final straight. Lorna’s time was 5:22 from Paddy Tuite 2nd 5:27 with Pat Healy 3rd.

The actual race results were:

Race 1

1st Jamie Rossiter 4:11

2nd Andrew Jenkinson 4:14

3rd Conor McGuinness 4:16

4th Ian Guiden 4:19

5th Eric McCann 4:22

6th Colm Groome 4:22

7th Phillip O’Doherty 4:35

8th Ernie Ramsey 4:35

9th Liam Ashton 4:45

10th Conor Delaney 4:50

Race 2

1st John Buckley 4:52

2nd Johnny Bradley-Ward 4:56

3rd Ryan Cleary 5:05

4th David Treacy 5:07

5th Colm Hickey 5:10

6th Declan Murray 5:11

7th Colm Breen 5:17

8th Colm Doran 5:18

9th Sean Doran 5:20

10th Fergus Wheatley 5:20

11th Richard Barr 5:38

Race 3

1st Lorna Begley 5:22

2nd Paddy Tuite 5:27

3rd Pat Healy 5:38

4th Pat Devitt 5:49

5th Claude McMeniman 5:49

6th Pat O’Rourke 5:50

7th Richard Connolly 5:55

8th Karen Kinsella 6:10

9th Dave Brady 6:26

Many thanks to the officials who acted on the night in particular Jeremy Chapman, Maurice Ahern, Gerry Carr and Tony Westby. A particular word of thanks to our sponsor Richard Connolly.

The result of the Grand Prix handicap will be posted as soon as Stephen Byrne gets back from his well deserved holiday and no doubt an updated leader-board will also follow at that stage.

Next round of the Grand Prix takes place on the 29th of July the club 10000 Championship for the Bonass Trophy.

Second day of Nationals sees Clonliffe take another 7 medals

After the truely awful conditions of yesterday a new bright sunny day dawned for day 2 of the National track and field. The club`s athletes after enjoying an excellent first day with 5 medals gathered were again in inspired form and at the conclusion of proceedings the medal count had risen to a dozen: 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

The first Clonliffe athletes in action on track were in the mens 110h where Chris Minn running his first race in the black and amber singlet for a while finished just out of the medals in 4th place (16.43) with Conor McCrossan one place behind (16.72). Dave Flynn was reasonably satisfied with his run in the 3,000sc running one of his fastest times to date (9:04.77) and was particularily strong over the last 600 where he pulled in a number of places finishing 5th. In the 800m final, Conor Healy who had qualified impressively for the final found the pace of the second lap too hot to handle finishing 6th in 1:51.89.

While all this action was going on on the track the club`s pole vaulters were quietly getting on with things, at the competion`s end Ian Rogers held the bronze with 4.60m, Dave Donegan gold with 4.70, and then Dave made a good attempt at a new national record of 5.05 going pretty close.

Speaking of gold Tomas Rauktys made it a superb double gold following yesterday`s shot putt silver with wins in both the discus (51.68m) and the 56 lbs. distance (7.89). Luke Mangan was 5th in that event (6.61). Martin Hunt was an unlucky 4th in the hammer (55.31). Unlucky 4th also for Paul Marry in the javelin (57.18), Marcin Klinkzow was 6th in the event, having been 2nd in yesterday`s high jump. 4th also for Tomas Dorina in the triple jump (13.36m)

Back onto the track for the 5,000m, where Alistair Cragg despite racing a fast 13.21 in Gateshead last night, arrived straight from the airport put on his spikes and was a class apart comfortably retaining his national title in 14:04.64. Young Dave Fitzmaurice was looking very much at home in that race until cramp forced him to call it a day with 1,000 to go.

Our 400m h men both ran very well today John Fagan capping an excellent season with national bronze (52.60) while Jeremy Lyons once again defied father time 6th in 53.04. The 400m caused a bit of a surprise as pre race favourite and defending champion Brian Gregan (46.89) was beaten into second place by Tullamore`s Gordon Kennedy, Kennedy in running 46.57 also getting the European QT. hn Laffey placed 8th (49.27).

Danny Kavanagh qualified for the 100m final where he placed 10th (11.32). Aidan Bailey maybe found today`s 1500m final a race too far as he was run out on the last lap finishing 13th in 3:56.03. In the junior men`s 3,000m Conor McGuinness was 15th (9:25.10) with Mark McKenzie 19th (10:02.68).

Our ladies also performed very well today. Leah Moore making the 100m final where she was 10th (12.33), having placed 4th in yesterday`s 200. Shauna Furman also ran very well in the 100h and was another Clonliffe athlete in the unlucky 4th place (15.54). Sarah Woods in the 400h placed 5th (68.84) and finally Becky Woods was 7th in the 1500m in 4:31.94 with Louise Reilly 10th in 4:33.69.

So really an excellent championship from a Clonliffe perspective with our athletes winning more medals than have been won in many a year, in addition, with a bit of luck some of those seven 4th places could well have been turned into medals. So to all our athletes in action these last two days very very well done.

New club record and PBs at Graded

The penultimate Graded Meet of the season took place in the Morton Stadium last night. With the Nationals due to take place this weekend the Meet was pretty poorly supported and the stadium was a sparse place in the evening swirling wind. Despite that, however, there were a number of good performances from the few Clonliffe athletes in action.Pride of place on the night went to Tomas Rauktys who in winning the discus set a new club record of 52.34m. Martin Hunt recorded a PB in the Hammer with a best of 57.06 metres. Good performance also in the discus from Simon Galligan 10th with a best of 32.79. Elaine Begley made her debut in a Senior race running a strong 400 recording a time of 60.5 for 5th overall and 1st in Grade B. A good Senior debut also by Ronan Doyle finishing 3rd in his 400 in a time of 58.8 whilst Brett Paine warmed up for the Nationals by finishing 2nd in the A/B combined 400 in a time of 52.7. Three of the Club’s Junior Squad ran in the 1500 B Race. A very good run in this race from Andrew Jenkinson recording a new PB of 4:14.51, carving some 15 seconds off his existing PB. Ian Guiden also carved a huge chunk, 20 seconds, off his PB in running a time of 4:24.2 whilst Mark McKenzie still struggles to find form after a season blighted by injury and illness looked a very tired athlete in recording a time of 4:41.2. Phillip Doherty had a good run in the C Race finishing 2nd in 4:33.59.

Gold at National juveniles

Jul 3, 2010 [Noel Guiden] – (Updated Jul 4, 2010) After qualifying through the Dublin Juveniles a number of Clonliffe athletes have been in action at the National Juvenile track and field in Tullamore. Noteable performances from Day 1, Saturday the 3rd, include U/18 gold win by Patrick O`Connor in the 100m in a time of 10.96 into -0.3 wind, a new PB. Gold also for Ryan Whelan in the U/17 javelin, continuing his excellent form. Megan Coomber jumped well in the U/15 long jump, making the cut and qualifing for the final where her best jump of the day 4.81m placed her 5th, a pretty good performance in her first Nationals.

Day 2 of the nationals dawned and while the threatened rain held off an extremely strong wind blustered all afternoon around the Tullamore track. Not a day for PBs then, but then again today was all about championship running and that elusive fifty cent sized piece of metal.

 

At the close of today’s proceedings two precious national medals were on their way home to Santry. The first coming via Graham Mahon’s battling run in the U/19 800m, a race more akin to a boxing match with more chopping and boring than’d be seen in a woodman’s shed. Graham was boxed in, freed, up to third, boxed in again back to fourth, free again back to third, caught on the line and then endured a 45 minute wait while the judges poured over the photo finish before Graham (2.02.35) was declared as the winner of the bronze medal.

 

A great run also by Ian Guiden in the U/17 3,000 running a very positive race from the gun always tracking the leader and pulling well away from the chasing pack to take an excellent silver medal in 9.25 a mere second away from his PB.

 

Other good Clonliffe performances today from Elaine Begley, a busy girl to say the least, running in both the U/17 300 hurdles and flat. Elaine qualified for both finals and was a shade off a medal finishing 4th in the hurdles and was fairly well spent by the time the 300 flat final came around finishing a very tired 8th. A good effort also by Ronan Doyle in the U18 400 finishing 5th in his heat at his first national. Andrew Jenkinson was also in that U/19 boxing match, sorry, 800 finishing 5th. A good performance also by young Andrea Lidvo U 13 shot placing 7th.

 

The Juveniles that a break as Day 3 and 4 are not until the weekend after next.

Dave Donegan sets new PV club record in Cork

Jul 3, 2010 [Noel Guiden] News just in from the Cork City Sports today confirms that David Donegan has become the first Clonliffe athlete to vault 5 meters. Donegan won the pole vault at the 59th Cork City Sports with a 5 meter vault and in the process broke Anthony MCCreery`s three year old club record by 10 centimetres. This also ties Alan Burke’s 1989 Irish record vault. Ian Rogers was 5th with a best today of 4.60m. A difficult day by the looks of things for Mark Kenneally as he trys to get himself back into the groove finishing well below par in the 3,000m 9th place in 8.22.7. Brian Gregan may also be a liitle disappointed with his run finishing 5th in the 400m in a time of 47.20.

Meanwhile, in Belgium at the Flanders Cup-Leon Buyle Memorial this afternoon Dave Fitzmaurice was 5th in his 3,000m race in 8:25.58 while Aidan Bailey finished 14th in his 1500m (3:50.84).

Fantastic night`s athletics at Hireco Grand Prix

The inaugural Hireco Clonilffe/IMC Grand Prix proved to be a major success in the Morton Stadium, Santry last night. There was a great night’s athletics provided by the athletes who supported this Meet in their droves with full fields in the sprint events, ten javelin throwers in the javelin pairs competition, a quality packed 1500 metres and then right at the eleventh hour Emmett Jennings of DSD producing a magnificent performance delighting the crowd with a time that qualifies him for selection for the world Junior championships.

The Men’s 400 metres got the night’s proceedings off in dramatic fashion as Clonliffe’s John Fagan ran strongly to hold a good lead only to literally fall at the final hurdle handing the win to Paul Byrne of St. Abbans with a time of 53.15 from Clonliffe’s Jeremy Lyons (53.45) and 3rd Barry Upton (Menapians).

The first sprint race of the night provided a close contest which was won by David Hynes of Menapians in a time of 11.01, 2nd was Patrick Phelan (DSD) 11.18 with Clonliffe’s Patrick O’Connor 3rd in 11.27. There was also a full field in the Women’s 100 metres race which was won by Joan Healy making the long journey from Bandon in a time of 12.55, 2nd was DSD’s Claire Bergin (12.89) and 3rd Catherine McManus (Celtic A.C.) in 13.11.

The first of the Irish Milers Club races was the Men’s 3000 metres which was won in fine style by Joe McAllister (St. Malachy’s). This proved to be a fine race for young Clonliffe athlete Conor McGuinness to run his second PB in a week, however, this time he took a massive 20 seconds or so off his previous PB running a time of 9:07.16. A strong run in this race also from Finnula Brittan running as a guest in the men’s race recording a time of 9:11.8.

Unfortunately the men’s 400 metres field was fairly well disseminated by a number of withdrawals, pre race favourite Nick Hogan (DSD) won comfortably in 48.41, unfortunately Clonliffe’s Ciaran Mackey sustained a hamstring injury and did not finish the race.

The men’s 800 A race was one of the races of the night. This was a field packed with quality and what a fantastic race was provided. There was a cracking pace from the off and down the final straight young Mark English (Letterkenny A.C.) proved strongest winning in an excellent 1:49.71 from Darren McBrearty (1:50.01). In 3rd place was Clonliffe’s Aidan Bailey running his third PB of the year adding a new 800 PB of 1:52.48 to his recent 3000 and 1500 PB’s recorded in earlier IMC Meets.

The 800 B Race was won by Patrick Flynn, there were two Clonliffe athletes in this race, 4th was Brett Paine running 1:56.8 with Mark McDonald 7th in 1:58.10.

The C Race was won by Denis Coughlan in 1:58.22, in 10th place in this race was Clonliffe’s Andrew Jenkinson who ran 2:04.45.

On then to the eagerly anticipated 1500 metres men’s race. There was a top class entry in this race including Liam Reale, Michael Mulhare, Gary Thornton, David McCarthy (Waterford) and from the UK Steve Davies. This race certainly lived up to expectations as young David McCarthy chased European qualifying time. Unfortunately, however, the wind had picked up mid race and young McCarthy found himself running into a head wind on each lap. He got great support from the crowd, however, ultimately was just outside of the qualifying time running a time of 3:42.95. A win by over five seconds from Liam Reale with Davis third. Clonliffe’s David Flynn ran 3:56.96 in 13th place.

An impressive winner of the ladies 1500 metres was Hazel Murphy running 4:20.29, from a Clonliffe perspective Louise Reilly got the better of Becky Woods, Louise finishing 4th in 4:35.59 from Becky in 5th 4:36.83.

In the field events David Donegan of Clonliffe won the pole vault and bravely went for a new club record of 4.95 metres and narrowly missed this. In second place was Clonliffe’s Ian Rogers with Raheny lady Mihah Pantea 3rd. The pairs javelin competion was won by Ryan Whelan/Paul Marry with throws of 44.64 and 55.5 providing a best combined of 100.14m, well clear of Anita Whyte/Marcin Klinzow with a combined 88.49m.

The final race of the evening was the 3000 metre steeple chase where DSD’s Emmett Jennings had made it clear that he was chasing that 9:10 world junior qualifying time. Pacemaker David Flynn did a very good job in the early stages and with some 2 ½ laps to go young Jennings found himself in the lead and was cheered on by the crowd all the way to record a superb 9:09.15 and get that elusive qualifying time. In second place was Ciaran Doherty (Letterkenny) with Clonliffe’s Jamie Rossiter 3rd in a new PB.

HIRECO CLONLIFFE/IMC GRAND PRIX RESULTS

400 metres hurdles men

1. Paul Byrne 53.15

2. Jeremy Lyons 53.45

3. Barry Upton 53.79

4. Jonathan Millar 55.31

5. John Fagan 1:00.97

Men’s 100 metres

1. David Hynes 11.01

2. Patrick Phelan 11.18

3. Patrick O’Connor 11.27

4. Danny Kavanagh 11.35

5. Daenea O’Byrne 11.4

6. Conor Coleman 11.4

7. Darragh Graham 12.09

Women’s 100 metres

1. Joan Healy 12.55

2. Claire Bergin 12.89

3. Catherine McManus 13.11

4. Zita Murphy 13.23

5. Sharon Kilduff 13.31

6. Ailish Fitzpatrick 13.39

7. Francesca Reveille 13.45

8. Phil Healy 13.53

9. Kate Fitzpatrick 14.36

3000 metres

1. Joe McAllister 8:32.56

2. Ed McGinley 8:35.57

3. Jake Byrne 8:36.91

4. Robert Corbally 8:40.10

5. Mark Dooley 8:54.9

6. Patrick Cassidy 8:56.57

7. Conor McGuinness 9:04.16

8. Tommy Scanlon 9:07.68

9. Finnula Britton 9:11.8

10. Cormack Fitzpatrick 9:28.21

400 metres Men

1. Nick Hogan 48.41

2. Shane Gorr 52.08

3. Ruairdhi Kidney 52.38

Men’s 800 A

1. Mark English 1:49.71

2. Darren McBrearty 1:50.01

3. Aidan Bailey 1:52.48

4. Kevin Moriarty 1:52.53

5. Darragh Bermingham 1:52.87

6. Patrick Monaghan 1:54.17

7. Gareth Hill 1:54.74

8. Julian Krupper 1:54.77

9. Niall Robinson 1:54.82

10. Ivan Kinahan 1:55.25

11. James Ledingham 1:55.72

12. Richard Corcoran 1:59.66

800 metres B

1. Patrick Flynn 1:53.01

2. Ruairi Finnegan 1:54.6

3. Alex Flynn 1:54.71

4. Brett Paine 1:56.8

5. Dermot McDermott 1:57.27

6. Eric Keogh 1:57.33

7. Mark McDonald 1:54.10

8. Ray Hynes 1:58.81

9. Ronan Kearns 1:59.01

10. Fionn Cleirigh Butler 2:02.8

11. Patrick Hogan 2:03.73

800 metres C

1. Denis Coughlan 1:58.22

2. Jordan Stokes 1:58.22

3. Neil Cowzer 1:58.9

4. Sam Miller 1:58.93

5. Eoghan Durkin 1:59.02

6. Chris Kelly 1:59.32

7. Fintan Reilly 2:00.32

8. Steve Dineen 2:01.67

9. Karl Fitzmaurice 2:03.03

10. Andrew Jenkinson 2:04.45

11. John Hayes 2:06.63

12. Brian O’Donoghue 2:10.46

1500 metres Men

1. Dave McCarthy 3:42.95

2. Liam Reale 3:48.31

3. Steve Davies 3:48.85

4. Michael Mulhare 3:50.79

5. Gavin O’Sullivan 3:51.63

6. Tommy Carroll 3:51.81

7. Thomas Cotter 3:52.31

8. Pat McCarton 3:52.78

9. Patrick Brennan 3:53.47

10. Eoghan Flynn 3:54.45

11. Thomas Casey 3:54.63

12. Thomas Fitzpatrick 3:55.96

13. Dave Flynn 3:56.96

14. Gary Thornton 3:59.0

15. Andrew Monaghan 4:01.71

16. Shane Kerr 4:05.92

17. Pauric McLoughlin 4:06.4

18. David Moorewood 4:06.56

19. James O’Hare 4:06.61

20. James Strawbridge 4:12.35

1500 metres Women

1. Hazel Murphy 4:20.29

2. Amy O’Donoghue 4:33.97

3. Laurence Scott 4:34.43

4. Louise Reilly 4:35.59

5. Becky Woods 4:36.83

6. Aoife Brady 4:39.36

7. AN Other 4:44.66

8. Claire Phelan 4:54.10

9. Catriona Brady 4:55.2

10. Cindy Kelly 5:00.29

3000 metre Steeplechase

1. Emmett Jennings 9:09.15 (World Junior QT)

2. Ciaran Doherty 9:16.9

3. Jamie Rossiter 9:47.81

Javelin

1. David Donegan

2. Ian Rogers

3. Mihah Pantea

Javelin pairs

1. Ryan Whelan (44.64)/ Paul Marry (55.5) 100.14

2. Anita Whyte (40.04)/ Marcin Klinzow (48.45) 88.49

3. Olivia McDonald (35.33)/ Matthew Martin (49.94) 85.27

4. Denise Byrne (37.36)/Barry Kirwan (40.43) 77.79

5. Brianan Conway (24.2)/ Rory Kirwan (41.03) 65.23

In all this was an excellent occasion.This was the club`s first partnership with the Irish Milers Club and was clearly most successful. Clonliffe would like to thank our sponsor Hireco Trailer Rentals, the officials and club members who turned out to help on the day, the spectators who turned out to this most enjoyable event and to the athletes for their support.

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