Archive for August, 2014

Clonliffe Masters success at Northern Ireland Masters

Good performances from the Clonliffe raiding party at Saturday`s Northern Ireland Masters Track and Field yielding a nice little medal haul. George Maybury continued his excellent 2014 form, having already this year won 2 national gold and silver and Leinster gold and silver, he repeated that double feat winning M6 1500 gold and 800 silver yesterday.

Golds also for Declan Power M3 5000 and Joe Gibbons M5 High Jump

It`s Gary time again: Tullamore half Marathon win

A week after placing 2nd in the Longford Marathon Gary O`Hanlon was back in the saddle again. Tullamore today was the venue for Gary`s recovery run and a half marathon win bagged in 69.18.

One that slipped under the radar the Celbridge 5k on August 24th saw Mark Kenneally finish 2nd (14.56) behind Donore`s John Travers (14.43).

At last it`s the Last of the Summer wine

With the curtain almost about to drop on the 2014 track & field season here`s the catch up on last week`s happenings in Santry. On Wednesday the 20th the final round of the Dublin Graded Meets took place in the Morton Stadium. With a lot of athletes on their break it was a pretty low key affaire. There were however two Clonliffe wins, Ciara McCallion won the 400 in 56.17 and National Champion Ian Rogers won the pole vault (4.50m). Other Clonliffe included Bernie Byrne, who has set two age group national master`s records (800 and 1500) this summer, 2nd in the B 400 in 67.08,  and in the 800 Tom Sherlock ran 2.06.57 and Liam Roarty 2.10.50.

The following night there was a big turnout of over 40 runners in the club`s August Series 5000m won by Abdull Ahi (16.35), 2nd Sean Doran (16.46) and 3rd Conor Keane (16.51). Fastest woman was Bernadette Kiernan (19.15).

Thursday, August 28th will be the final race in the series The Mile, followed the following week in the Grand Prix Series by one of the great Clonliffe Club Races, The Walker Cup on September 4th.

Gary places second in Longford Marathon

Gary O`Hanlon ran yet another marathon over the weekend, this time in Longford on Sunday the 24th. Gary finished 2nd  in 2.29.06 around a minute and a half behind Raheny`s Freddy Sittuk.

Training for Juveniles starts back tonight Tuesday 26th

Clonliffe juvenile athletes please note that training for all recommences tonight,  Tuesday August 26th at 7.00pm. New members are very welcome, any new member please attend with a parent or guardian before 7.00pm and ask for Gladys Cooper, the juvenile captain.

The Warrior MacMahon wins again in Sligo

Brian MacMahon successfully defended his Warrior Run title in Strandhill, County Sligo today. Today was the 30th running of the even, a race from the strand to the top of the Cairn Mountain and back a total distance of some 15KM, Brian`s winning time of 52.18 was some half a minute quicker than his 2013 winning time.

Clonliffe in the Park for Frank Duffy 10 Mile

A big turn out this morrning of Clonliffe athletes in Dublin`s Phoenix Park for the Frank Duffy 10 Mile. The Clonliffe pack was lead home by Ciaran McCarthy, in what may well be his final race as a Clonliffe Harrier, in 45th place in 56.40, next in was Davy Byrne 58th (57.42) chased hard by David Brady 59th (57.45). The next Clonliffe battle was won by Mark Bermingham 116th in 59.56 with Tom Sherlock breathing down his neck 117th in 60.00.

Other Clonliffe: Joe Phibbs 61.23, Jeremy Chapman 62.20, Hans De Raeymeaker 64.01, Ross Cadogan 65.35, Brendan Donnolly 65.46, Paddy Tuite 65.46, Neil Branigan 66.04, Anthony O`Brien 67.01, Pat Byrne 67.49, Denis Collins 68.34, Alex Eustace 68.40, Ronan McDermott 70.11, Jacqui Dunphy 70.33, Tom Ennis 72.32, Pat Devitt 74.03 (omissions text name and time to 0879599888)

Round up: Gary O`Hanlon wins in Duleek

It was a quiet weekend on the roads. It would appear than there were only two Clonliffe athletes racing this weekend, both in the Duleek 10k. Gary O’Hanlon was the winner of the race in 32.18. Also in action was Fergie Keenan who ran 43.33.

Any other Clonlffe in weekend action please text name, event, finishing position and time to 0879599888.

Fantastic Irish 4 x 400 place 5th in Europe

The Irish squad put in a great battling performance in Zurich today to finish a superb 5th place, in yes, another Irish record: 3.01.67. Lead off by Clonliffe`s Brian Gregan he put in a storming leg passing onto 800m bronze medallist Mark English (UCD), then onto Richard Morrissey (Crusaders) who ran superbly to put the Irish back into 6th and challenging for 5th and then another fantastic effort by Tom Barr (Ferrybank) to take Ireland into 5th place in a world class time. That time would have secured 6th place in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Just before the 400 relay there was Irish heartbreak in the 1500 when first off Ciaran O`Lionard (Leevale) was taken down while leading and then Paul Robinson (St. Cocas) was caught yards from the line and had bronze snatched from his grasp!

It was however a most positive Championships from an Irish perspective with National records, final places, battling performances and of course that precious medal. Congratulations to one and all.

 

Gregan powers Irish into Euro 4 x 400 final

Brian Gregan ran a powerful opening leg of the 4 x 400 relay at the European Championships in the last few minutes to set up a thrilling 3rd place finish for the Irish team of Gregan, Brian Murphy, Richard Morrissey and Tom Barr to propel them into tomorrow`s final. The team`s time of 3.03.57 was a new Irish record breaking the existing record that has stood for 12 years.

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