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Gregan`s flying 400 track highlight

On a day of action on the track at home and away the stand out performer was undoubtedly Brian Gregan`s 400 in Geneva early today. A win in another season`s best, a brilliant 45.75 as he home`s in on 45.50, the World championships QT. Also competing in Geneva was Luke Lennon-Ford, 47.18 for 400 and 21.67 for 200.

At the Northern Ireland Championships Timmy Crowe was 2nd in the 400H in 54.62. Leo Morgan was 5th in the 100 final (10.96).

Also today the GV Ryan Meet took place in a windy Irishtown Stadium with good Clonliffe representation. In the 3000 Ian Guiden continued his comeback with a 5th place finish in 8.33.00, Cathal Doyle was 9th (8.41.96), Adam O`Brien 13th (8.55.44) and Alex Gibbons 24th (9.34.85). Conor Healy ran 3.57.08 in the1500 placing 7th. In the 800 B Mark McDonald ran 1.57.74, Shaun Conaghan in the C race ran 2.03.59, Greta Streimkyte was 5th in the 800B in 2.29.70 and Emma Kelly 4th in the 200 (27.71).

On the roads today at the Patrick Bell 5k in Bohemeen Sean Doran was 4th (16.15) and Joseph Cooper 25th (17.43)

Mid week racing round up

Tuesday 23rd: Sean Doran ran a huge 20 second 5K PB of 15.54 in finishing 7th in tonight`s Bob Heffernan 5k road race. Missed from the weekend round up was Karl Nolan`s sneaky 10K race in Stoneyford a 7th place in 37.59 on Sunday.

The Rooney Review: Clonliffe Ladies Hit the Town

Shane Rooney reports: Following on from the success of last year’s Dublin Remembers 1916 5K Athletics Ireland, in partnership with Dublin City Council, hosted the Streets of Dublin race on Sunday 21st May 2017. Clonliffe Harriers ladies were successfully represented in this 5k race which took the participants through the streets of Dublin starting outside the CHQ Building and finishing on City Quay.
Siobhan Devaney was the 3rd lady home in a very impressive time of 20:04 and she was quickly followed by team pacer Ciara Peelo in a time of 20:20 (4th lady home), next home and 5th lady overall was Aideen  “Whoop Whoop” Brady in a time of 20:22. Congratulations also to Anne “the Legend” Lyons (finish time 22:57), Paula Horgan (finish time 24:37) and Caroline Hynes (finish time 24:25). 
In other news, an unnamed source alleges that Aideen Brady may have ran faster had she not attempted to pat the potential new Taoiseach (Leo Varadkar) on the butt as she ran past him shouting “up ya boy ya Leo”!!!.
Also a shout out to the 20 or so Harriers who assisted the Dublin Race Series organisers in trialling the new Half Marathon route. All agreed it’s a course where negative splits can be achieved as the first half of the course is a challenging up hill section but time can be made up during the downhill & flat second half. Run the race smartly and you’ll come home happy.
Congratulations to all who ran over the weekend and of course more questions have been raised, including ;
Will Emma Cooper beat her new Half Marathon PB?
Will Jason Blake ever get the reporter to shut up?
Will Aideen Brady become the new assistant to the Minister for Sport?
Until next time, keep digging in and run safely.

Round up: USA, BMC, Ton Le Gaoithe and roads

In the USA on Friday night Aaron Hanlon had another super run for Providence over 10,000 in the Big East finishing in 6th place in 30.18.03. On Saturday Brian Flanagan was 7th in the 3000 SC in 9.34.30 at the Southland Conference, New Orleans.

At Fiday`s Navan 6k the Coopers were out: Emma 23.02 and Ian 25.35.

There were a number of Clonliffe athletes competing in the BMC meet in Solihul on Saturday tonight Richie Owens had a superb opening race of the season in the 1500 running a time of 3.50.69. Eoin Pierce ran 3.53.18 and in the 800 Mark McDonald 1.55.48 Also running in Solihul was Jayme Rossister in the 2000 SC 3rd 5.49.11.

Closer to home at the Ton Le Gaoithe Wind sprints meet there was possibly a new Clonliffe club record. Stephen Rice threw the javelin 64.90, which would be a club record, however there is still some confusion surrounding his transfer to Clonliffe (so further news when we know). Current club record holder Rory Gunning was 2nd with a 62.61 best and Alan Gunning threw a new pb of 45.78.

In the sprints Leo Morgan ran 10.86 and 10.90 in the 100. Timmy Crowe, normally of course a 400 hurdler ran 11.27 and 11.32 for 100.

Also on Saturday Stephen Scullion won the Jengana 10k held at Shanes Castle, Antrim in 32.07.

Today, Sunday at the Terenure 5 Mile Karl Nolan 29.19, Matt McGuinness 30.04 and Caroline Hynes 40.11. Ian Guiden won the Maynooth 5K over a challenging course in 15.19 with Conor Healy chasing hard in 2nd 15.22, the two Clonliffe men were some two and a half minutes ahead of the rest of the field. In the 10K making a return to racing was Michael MacDiarmada 6th in 34.20.

Mid week round up: A first win for Alannah

The second round of the Dublin Graded Meets took place at a sun-drenched Tallaght track last night. The Clonliffe Harrier leaving the venue with the biggest smile on their face was Alannah Cooley who won her first ever race as she won Grade B of the 1500 in a tactical race recording a time of 5.02.3.  Hannah Browne got cut adrift over the final 400 finishing 8th in 5.14.3.  In the Men’s 1500 Alex Hogan running his first race of the season, in fact his first race since the All Ireland Schools Cross Country finished 15th in the mixed A/B race in a time of 4.42.09.

In the 5000 race Declan Power placed 3rd in 15.53.20, Thomas Sherlock was 9th (16.33.25) and Joseph Keane 17th (17.12.71).  In the C race Niall Sherlock placed 7th in 17.26.51.

The sprint event on the card last night was the 200m, Leah Bergin was 2nd in the A race in 25.69 and in the second C race Rebecca Fitzsimons was 2nd (26.2) with Denise Bulger 4th (27.58).  Leo Morgan was 2nd in the Men’s A race in a time of 23.1.

Also last night Conor Healy placed 2nd in the Le Ceile 5K in Kilcock in a time of 15.33.60.

It is also pleasing to report on good progress being made by two Clonliffe athletes on the road back, Eoin Pierce recorded a time of 3.55.51 over a 1500 in a round of the British League on Saturday whilst a couple of weeks, 23rd of April to be precise, Gary Murray won the One St. Eunan’s 5K road race in Co. Donegal in a time of 15.18.

Clonliffe men win Dublin Road Novice plus weekend round up

The Clonliffe novice men on Sunday morning won the Dublin 5K Road Novice Championship held in Tallaght. The Novice is incorporated in the Tallaght 5k. With two in the top three of the novice it was a pretty solid win. Conor Keane lead the team home in 2nd, 6th overall (16.39), 3rd in the novice and 8th overall was Alex Gibbons (16.44), 9th Dave Brady (16.48) and 11th Thomas Ward (16.52), for a points total of 25. Jack Maughan was just out of the scoring 4 in 12th place (17.12)

(Pictured: 2017 Dublin Novice 5k Road Champions)

Also on Sunday Robert Reid, who has just rejoined Clonliffe after more than a few years away from the club, was 15th in the Boyne 10k in 37.56.

Meanwhile Liam Roarty place 6th in the 1500 heats at Saturday`s BUC Championship in 4.22.97. On bank holiday Monday Liam was 3rd in a 3000m at the Brewer Games, Cheltenham in a pb of 9.22.00.

Also today, bank holiday Monday Declan Power was 3rd in the Leinster 5k Novice and Masters Road Championships in Kilkenny and 1st master O/45 in 19.19. Back acrss the water Jayme Rossister was 4th in the BUC 3000 sc in 9.08.16.

Weekend Round up: Big East, English National & Dundalk

The Weekend round up brings us far and near.  Starting off Friday the 24th in Staten Island, New York where Aaron Hanlon was running for Providence College in the 5000m at the Big East Indoor Championships. A pretty good run by Aaron who was always in the lead pack to finish 6th in 14.32.67.

(English National XC: Jayme hits a muddy patch!)

On Saturday Jayme Rossister had a very good outing in the English National Cross Country held in Wollaton Park, Nottingham placing 55th (42.08) in a huge field of well over 1,000 starters.

Closer home Sean Doran was 3rd in the Fitzer 5k in Dunalk (16.40).

Sunday and Sean Doran placed 4th in another 5k road race, Dunleek 5k in 16.48. The Leinster Indoors also took place in Abbottstown, separate report posted later.

New Year`s Day racing

The first road race of the year was the Tom Brennan 5k, hosted by Liffey Valley in the Phoenix Park this morning. A scan through the results shows the following Clonliffe: Sean Doran was 15th in 16.43, Maurice McCrohan 20.22, Kerri Page 20.26, Declan Murray 20.45.

Club members are requested to make this your new year`s resolution: PLEASE TEXT YOUR RESULTS TO 0879599888, your name, place, time and the event, the day of the race, a day or two later is too late. The alternative is no reporting on your club web site of your races.

Adam O`Brien leads Clonliffe Cracker 1 2 3

It was a bright fresh morning that greeted the runners in Morton Stadium for today`s ERP Christmas Cracker 5k Road Race. The icy patches on the track were quickly dispatched by the salting team as the runners gathered at the start line for the 11.00am start and with a crack from Tom McCormack`s starters gun off they went.

After a lap on the track out through the stadium gates for a lap of Santry. The field was lead by a Clonliffe quartet consisting of Adam O`Brien, Craig Giles, Sean O`Leary and Liam Roarty as the runners streamed out heading uphill to the Northwood turn. Adam O`Brien held the lead and driving on the pace opened a gap that continued to yawn and by the end of the Northwood straight that gap had grown to 70m and then back into the stadium to 100 plus. At the finish it was a pretty comfortable win for Adam, the first Clonliffe winner of this race, in a time of 15.47. The battle for second was won by Sean O`Leary holding off Liam Roarty as they took the turn into the stadium gates almost side by side, at the line a mere second separating them: 16.14 to 16.15.

In the women`s race DSD Olympian Maria McCambridge was the class of the field winning in 16.53, and 10th place overall. Maria well clear of young Skerries AC athlete Isabel Carron (18.04) with Raheny`s vastly experienced Annette Kealy 3rd (18.14).

1st junior man was Craig Giles in 17.19 with Alannah Cooley completing a Clonliffe junior double winning in 20.04.


(Pictured: Adam O`Brien wins 2016 ERP Xmas Cracker)

Results ERP Christmas Cracker 5k:

Men: 1st Adam O`Brien (Clonliffe) 15.47, 2nd Sean O`Leary (Clonliffe) 16.14, 3rd Liam Roarty (Clonliffe) 16.15

Women: 1st Maria McCrambridge (DSD) 16.53, 2nd Isabel Carron (Skerries) 18.04, 3rd Annette Kealy (Raheny) 18.14

Junior M: 1st Craig Giles (Clonliffe) 17.19, 2nd Ciaran  Crowther * (Tallaght) 17.30, 3rd Daragh Carter (Clonliffe) 18.20.

Junior W: 1st Alannah Cooley (Clonliffe) 20.04, 2nd Nora-Beth Collins (Clonliffe) * 24.36, 3rd Aoife Gleeson 24.54

M/40: 1st Gary Crossan (DSD) 17.16, 2nd Shane Larkin 17.30

W/40: 1st Suzanne Ryan * 20.41, 2nd Laura Kiernan (Clonliffe) 21.42

M/50: 1st Conor O`Reilly 18.40, 2nd Niall Markey (Clonliffe) 19.18

W/50: 1st Mary Purdue-Smith (Raheny) 23.31, 2nd Catherine Gilmore * 23.34

M/60: 1st Matt Cooley * 26.41, 2nd Gerard Murphy 34.49

M/70 1st Roy Corry (Willowfield) 25.00

(* prize not collected. Can be collect in club bar Weds to Sun from 7pm)

Full Results Click: xmas-cracker-2016


Clonliffe would like to thank ERP, Alone, St. John`s Ambulance, An Garda Siohana, Morton Stadium and all our club volunteers. We would also like to thank the athletes who took part and wish you all a very happy and sporting New Year.


Final Instructions: ERP Christmas Cracker 5k December 27th

The ERP Christmas Cracker 5k in association with Alone takes place in Santry on Tuesday December 27th @ 11.00am. Late entry on the day @ €20.00 (€5.00 of which is a donation to Alone) . See final instructions below:

Race date and start time: Sunday 27th  of December at 11 a.m.

Late entries: Taken in the Clonliffe club bar. Late entries taken on the day from 9.30 a.m. until 10.45 a.m. Please note that no entries whatsoever will be taken after 10.45 a.m.

Race check-in: Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse, Morton Stadium Santry.

Entry fee: €20.00.

Numbers: To be collected from the Clonliffe club bar upstairs in the clubhouse from 9.30 a.m.

ERP Draw: On race day bring along either a used battery operated or electric appliance or ten used batteries (all for recycling), you will be given a ticket and entered into a draw courtesy of European Recycling Platform. The draw will take place after the prize-giving in the Clonliffe club bar. Prizes courtesy of ERP.

Car parking: Limited car parking available in the stadium. Please note that the avenue in the stadium must be kept clear of cars at all times.

Parking in Santry area: Please do not park on the Swords Road as cars parked on the Swords Road will be dealt with by the Gardaí by either parking tickets or removal by the Gardaí of cars which are illegally parked.

Public transport: The Morton Stadium is well serviced by public transport in particular the numbers 41, 33 and number 16.

Race start: On the track in the Morton Stadium @11.00am. Please assemble at start area at 10.50am.

Course: The race will leave the stadium turning left up the Swords Road heading in the direction of the airport, turning left at Northwood, proceeding down the length of Northwood before turning left at the Ballymun Road, left again at Santry Avenue (Santry Cross), proceeding down the length of Santry Avenue, turning left again at the Swords Road and left back into the stadium where the athletes will run 300 metres on the track and the race will finish on the track.

Changing facilities: Limited changing facilities will be available in the stadium.

Toilets: Located in the stadium.

Hot chocolate: for all finishers thanks to our friends in Last Lap Café.

Prize presentation: The presentation of prizes will take place in the Clonliffe bar, upstairs in the clubhouse asap after the race.

Results: Will be published on this website.

Health and Safety: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical emergencies. Please note that as this race takes place on the public roadway you must be aware of traffic as the road will not be closed. Entrants are, therefore, primarily responsible for their own safety. On course marshals and the Gardaí will be there to assist. Please obey the instructions of all marshals.

Stewards: Please report to the stadium for briefing at 9.45am

Sponsors:  ERP and Last Lap Café

Alone: the race is run in association with the charity for older people Alone.

Finally Clonliffe Harriers A.C. would like to thank you for entering the ERP Christmas Cracker 5k and we trust that you will have an enjoyable morning with us in Santry.

Course Map: Cracker route map


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