Archive for August, 2017

Gregan signs off season with a 46.30

Brian Gegan concluded a superb season in Robereto, Northern Italy last night finishing 4th in the 400 in 46.30. The 2017 season saw the Clonliffe man return to and then surpass his previous best form. After a tentative enough start as he recovered from early season illness he began putting together s great series of races in Europe winning and running fast times, including World Championships QT all building up to that fantastic race in the Loki Sports 400 in Santry at Morton Games on July 11th when he ran a new PB and club record of 45.26 (a fraction off the stadium record) beating a world class field and reviving the “Santry Roar”. Some 10 days later Brian was once again the National 400 Champion and then of course he ran with convection in the world Championships in London to make the semi finals. Brian then raised Clonliffe spirits to a new level as the World saw the Clonliffe vest race in a Diamond League Meet in Birmingham. Well done Brian on a magnificent 2017 season.

Scullion wins Frank Duffy 10, updated to include Championship results

Stephen Scullion was the winner of the big weekend road race, the Frank Duffy 10/Dublin Championship this morning in the Phoenix Park in an impressive 50.36. Scullion hit the front around the 7 mile mark and by the finish had opened a winning margin of around a minute and a half.

Next two Clonliffe home, from the near 40 racing were, Karl Nolan 58.15 and David Brady 60.20.

The Frank Duffy race doubles as the Dublin Championships. Results of that event show Scullion as 1st in the championship. In the women`s W40 Maura Matthews was 3rd and in the team W35 the Clonliffe women placed 1st (Maura, Emma Cooper and Laura Kiernan)

Full Clonliffe results:

3 Stephen Scullion Male 1 MS 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:34:46 1 00:50:37 1 00:50:36 1
4494 Karl Nolan Male 24 MS 11 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:40:16 18 00:58:18 24 00:58:16 24
2074 David Brady Male 50 M35 18 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:41:50 55 01:00:20 53 01:00:17 55
405 Matt McGuinness Male 81 M35 27 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:42:59 88 01:01:53 85 01:01:48 85
3695 Dermot Faughnan Male 89 M35 30 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:43:30 98 01:02:27 93 01:02:19 93
5499 Shane Caffrey Male 124 MS 38 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:44:33 133 01:04:11 129 01:04:00 130
852 James Dunne Male 238 M35 77 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:27 297 01:07:55 252 01:07:41 266
5251 Maura Matthews Female 22 F40 7 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:08 341 01:09:43 336 01:09:38 359
1364 Mick Gleeson Male 416 M40 107 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:49:23 460 01:11:40 454 01:11:05 453
5230 Emma Cooper Female 40 F40 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:44 581 01:11:49 464 01:11:10 457
686 Colm Leonard Male 453 M50 26 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:13 538 01:12:28 498 01:11:50 499
1488 Niall Markey Male 481 M50 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:00 515 01:12:58 530 01:12:19 529
1110 Alan Curley Male 501 M35 158 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:14 540 01:13:15 552 01:12:36 546
4477 Alan Townsend Male 528 M45 53 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:51:39 670 01:13:51 582 01:12:54 571
980 Emer Brennan Female 74 FS 31 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:53:13 831 01:15:54 707 01:15:15 725
675 Laura Kernan Female 89 F40 24 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:54:04 934 01:17:04 777 01:16:24 804
1116 Alison O’Sullivan Female 98 F40 27 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:53:11 827 01:17:43 830 01:17:03 872
1372 Shane Rooney Male 809 M40 206 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:54:52 1017 01:18:55 923 01:18:13 958
1628 Aideen Brady Female 118 F35 29 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:54:48 1007 01:19:25 949 01:18:45 1011
256 Anne Lyons Female 190 F50 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:57:36 1418 01:22:33 1214 01:22:07 1349
3316 Melissa Curran Female 209 F35 46 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:57:16 1376 01:23:18 1284 01:22:35 1396
805 Ollie Power Male 1098 M45 135 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:56:10 1227 01:23:44 1317 01:20:15 1173
4218 Evelyn Brennan Female 259 F50 16 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:58:50 1603 01:25:18 1429 01:24:35 1586
3025 Darren Horgan Male 1224 M35 340 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:59:40 1720 01:26:17 1509 01:24:59 1640
685 Ciara O’Regan Female 295 F35 66 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:00:52 1887 01:26:25 1529 01:24:40 1594
677 Niall O’Connor Male 1279 M40 314 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:01:02 1916 01:27:23 1599 01:26:41 1819
786 Anthony O’Brien Male 1340 M50 102 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:00:04 1777 01:28:26 1683 01:26:42 1821
1714 Yvonne McDonough Female 369 F40 95 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:00:33 1849 01:29:13 1761 01:25:52 1739
1171 Janette Reid Female 414 F45 48 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:00:13 1802 01:30:42 1894 01:26:54 1839
180 Caroline Hynes Female 491 F35 115 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:01:28 1981 01:32:47 2073 01:29:33 2111
269 Katie Hennigan Female 525 FS 157 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:03:49 2351 01:33:53 2165 01:30:32 2227
872 Joanne McCabe Female 638 F40 167 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:05:28 2579 01:37:00 2450 01:33:39 2516
3250 Vivienne Byrne Female 725 F40 189 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:07:32 2855 01:38:53 2603 01:35:23 2684
2930 Karen McAffee Female 856 F35 205 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:07:01 2789 01:41:37 2846 01:38:16 2942
4051 Lorraine Sherwood Female 945 F50 57 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:07:47 2902 01:43:19 3000 01:38:48 3001
4424 Ciaran O’Hare Male 2122 M45 297 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:10:37 3220 01:46:34 3207 01:40:25 3142
1557 David Lyons Male 2252 M50 176 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:13:05 3443 01:54:18 3600 01:47:54 3568
857 Niall Gorman Male 2389 M40 530 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:37:04 4094 02:28:32 4130 02:22:09

Gary O`Hanlon takes Longford

Another day and another win for a Clonliffe athlete. Today at the Longford Marathon it was Gary O`Hanlon winning in 2.25.33 retaining the title. With Dublin only 2 months away now Gary looks to be hitting some really good form and will be a challenger for National honours. This was Gary`s 3rd Longford win (2012, 2016 and 2017), he was has also placed 2nd twice (2013 and 2014). Remarkably the time Gary ran today is his fastest in Longford was three minutes faster than his winning time from last year. (Not sure if there have been any course changes in recent years)

Tullamore Half Marathon: 8th Sean Doran 74.54, 45th Kieran Murphy 83.40, 88th Maurice McCrohan 88.47.

Macs are the top Sligo Warriors

Brian MacMahon went one better than 2016 today by winning the Sligo Warriors Run in Strandhill, County Sligo.  MacMahon`s mountain running toughness paid off as he left John Travers (Donore) some 10 seconds in arrears at the finish of this really tough 15k multi-terrain affaire. Making it a Clonliffe double was Ireland`s top mountain running female athlete Sarah McCormack.

 

Greta fastest in August 1500

The August Track series continued in Morton Stadium last night with the 1500. The fastest was Rio Paralympic 4th place finisher Greta Streimikyte in 4.46. Fastest man was Kevin Dowling 4.53. The series concludes next Thursday with the 5000. Same time, same place!

Rooney`s back!

Fantastic news from Portmarnock tonight the return to racing of Colm Rooney. There had been whispers of Colm back in training. Then back doing sessions in Malahide Castle. Then doing pretty good sessions and then possibly a come back race. Well tonight it happened. Portmarnock 10k 1st Colm Rooney, 32.04! Rooney beating Raheny`s Freddy Sittuk by a second.

Also in the Portmarnock 5k Declan Hetherington ran 27.15, and meanwhile in Naas Mark Dowling tried to get a sneaky one in: Naas 5k 3rd 18.48.

It`s almost time! Juvenile training resumes Tuesday the 29th.

Training for all Juvenile groups resumes on Tuesday next, the 29th at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing you all back and eager to go! New members are most welcome.

Grand Prix Latest: with eleven rounds gone Grant heads the pack

After eleven rounds the Grand Prix leader board shows a clear leader in Declan Grant on 234 points from Mick Bermingham on 229. With the Grand Prix Series based on an athletes ten results all will change, it is interesting to note that Mick Bermingham has scored in ten events to date whilst Declan Grant has eight.  Advantage Grant possibly?

Emma Dunne currently places 3rd on 209 points with Melissa Curran on 203 and David O’Sullivan on 196.

What is extremely interesting to note is that there are 92 athletes on the leader board – an extraordinary statistic.

The Grand Prix mid season break is almost over and the series will leap back into action on Thursday the 7th of September with the Bonass Trophy for the club 10,000 Championship to be followed then by round 13, one of the jewels in the crown, the Walker Cup back on the track.  This will then be followed by the Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile in the grounds of Malahide Castle and then in November back on the country for the Irwin Cup and the finale the Horan Cup on November 25th.

The up to date leader board can be accessed on the Grand Prix Series page which can be found by going to the menu above, going then to promotions and then use the drop down to Grand Prix Series.

Clonliffe men retain National League title (updated)

The Clonliffe men successfully retained the National Track & Field Premier League title in pretty poor conditions indeed in Tullamore today. (Officially confirmed)

It was a win built firmly on the performances of the club`s field eventers where maximum points were taken in 6 of 9 field events: Dave Donegan winning the pole vault (4.20m), Simon Galligan the hammer (54.43m), Luke Mangan shot (13.34), Keith Marks high jump (1.75m), Andri Mahin triple jump (13.50m) and Stephen Rice javelin (58.41). To complete the almost total dominance in the field Luke Mangan was 2nd in the Weight for Distance, Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump and Roulus Olusa 3rd in the discus.

On the track there was a win for the 4 X 100 team in 43.00 and then valuable top three scores in most events:

1500 Eoin Pierce 2nd (4.15.24), 100 Leo Morgan 2nd (10.88), 110H Rolus Olusa 3rd (15.45), 400H Timmy Crowe 3rd (56.35), 3000 race walk Greg Hosseny 3rd (15.59.48), Jayme Rossister 3rd in the 3000 sc in 9.43.50, Brian MacMahon 3rd in the 5000 (15.27.11), Richie Owens 3rd in the 800 1.57.03.

Other scores chipped in towards the win came from Mark McDonald who was 4th in the 400 (51.38) and then two 6th places Keith Marks 200 (23.52) and the 4 x 400 team.

At the end of a long day the Clonliffe men placed 1st with Crusaders AC, the margin, was significant, with Tipperary Country 3rd.

Final points:

1st Clonliffe 142

2nd Crusaders AC 130 points

3rd Tipperary County 109.5

4th Raheny 96 points

5th DSD 94.5

6th GCH 82 points

7th Menapians 73 points

With each team`s 4 worst scoring points to be dropped, the end result was Clonliffe 1st 125 points and Crusaders AC a single point behind on 124!

Many congratulations to Joe and the team and as always a huge thank you to the coaches. Nil desperandum!

Above: Keith Marks goes clear to win High Jump

National League Champions 2017

 

Gregan and Clonliffe vest grace Birmingham Diamond League Meet

Clonliffe`s Brian Gregan suitably attired in his Clonliffe vest put in another sterling performance in the 400 on the World stage. At the Birmingham Diamond League Meet today, and featured live on the BBC, Gregan was 5th in 45.93, ahead of both Martyn Rooney (GBR) and Kevin Borlee (BEL), in what may well have been the first ever appearance of the Clonliffe vest at a Diamond League Meet.

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