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An unbelievable day in Santry Demesne for today’s Brother Schools Cross Country drew in excess of 1,800 young athletes to take place in this tenth annual event. With certainty it was not 12mm spikes required but it was factor 20 sun cream. The most brilliant of days!

Since the introduction of the primary schools races huge crowds have taken part in these races and 2018 proved to be no exception with the primary schools between the 5th and 6th class races bringing almost 1000 young athletes to race over 1000 on the iconic Santry Euro cross circuit.

All four primary school races had some 200 plus young athletes competing. It was a sight to behold as they thundered down the start straight to make the first turn and despite the shouts of ‘steady, steady’ the unrelenting pace was kept up for most of the 1000m loop.  Our first winner of the day was in the 5th class primary school race Philipa McGlynn of St. Attracta’s, Philipa leading her team to silver, however, taking part in the Brother Schools for the first time Lios na nÓg were dominant as they won the team race on 35 points.

Gareth Hayes of St. Joseph’s was the winner of the 5th class primary school boys but a fantastic performance by St. Brigid’s squad led home by Mark Gill in 3rd place saw them win the team event.

In the 6th class races Caoimhe Keegan of San Carlo won San Carlo’s first ever individual prize at this Meet.  The Teresian School, however, took the team title.

The final primary school race of the day was the 6th class boys races which was won by Finn Diver who had travelled all the way down from Belfast with St. Malachy’s.  He led St. Malachy’s to a fine win.

Winner of the best boys primary schools were St. Brigids with Lios na nOg winning best girls.

At 1 p.m. the secondary school programme got underway. The early races being run over 1000 and the races gradually went up in distance until the Senior boys completed three 1500 circuits totalling 4,500 metres.

There was superb racing throughout, Cian O’Hare of St. Aidan’s was the winner of the minor boys race with St. Colman’s taking the team win. In the junior boys James Bolton was a clear winner for Belvedere from Sean Boyne of St. Aidan’s, St. Aidan’s prevailing in the team race over St. Malachy’s.  The inter boys race saw a dominant win by Sean Donoghue of St. Declan’s with Malachy’s winning the team event.  Malachy’s continued their domination in the senior boys race to win on 43 points with Jack O’Farrell the individual winner for St. Colman’s.

The minor girls raced over 1000m led home by Zoe Richie (Teresian) with Col Iosagain winning the team race.

The junior girls race was won by Sophie Quinn (Mount Sackville) with Mount Sackville taking the team title and in the inter girls race Holly Brennan (Sacred Heart Drogheda) winning with joint winners of Dominicans Griffith Avenue and St. Dominic’s Cabra.

In the Senior Girls Race Roisin Treacy (St. Gerard’s) was a clear winner from Grace Dervan (Wesley College) and Dora Medgyesy (St. Dominic’s) 3rd, St. Dominic’s winning the team event from Dominicans Griffith Avenue.

In the secondary schools best boys school was St. Malachy’s Belfast with St. Dominic’s Cabra the best girls school.

In the race for best overall schools St. Malachy’s courtesy of 2 wins and a 2nd place regained the Lar Byrne Shield.

2018 Brother Cross Country results:

Primary Schools

5th class boys: 1 Gareth Hayes (St. Joseph’s), 2 Max Kovalevskis (San Carlo), 3 Mark Gill (St. Brigid’s)

Teams: 1 St. Brigid’s 35 points, 2 San Carlo 58 points, 3 St. Joseph’s 66 points

6th class primary boys: 1 Finn Diver (St. Malachy’s), 2 Eoghan Dunne (St. Brigid’s), 3 Eoghan O’Donovan (Lios na nÓg)

Teams: 1 St. Malachy’s 40 points, 2 St. Michaels Juniors 52 points, 3 St. Brigid’s 56 points

5th class primary girls: 1 Philipa McGlynn (St. Attracta’s), 2 Charlotte Croke (Mount Anville), 3 Sarah McDonnell

Teams: 1 Lios na nÓg 35 points, 2 St. Attracta’s 53 points, 3 Mount Anville Junior 56 points

6th  class primary girls: 1 Caoimhe Keegan (San Carlo), 2 Holly O’Brien (Mount Anville Junior), 3 Niamh Murphy (St. Andrew’s Ashbourne)

Teams: 1 The Teresian 58 points, 2 Lios na nÓg 60 points, 3 Mary Help of Christians 64 points

Secondary Schools

Minor Girls: 1 Zoe Richie (Teresian), 2 Niamh Murray (Loreto Dalkey), 3 Annie O’Sullivan (Loreto Dalkey)

Teams: 1 Colaiste Iosagain 57 points, 2 Holy Faith Clontarf 58 points, 3 Loreto Dalkey 62 points

Junior Girls: 1 Sophie Quinn (Mount Sackville), 2 Lucy Richie (the Teresian), 3 Christine Ni Mhorin (Colaiste Iosagain)

Teams: 1 Mount Sackville 27 points, 2 Teresians 43 points, 3 Colaiste Iosagain 64 points

Inter girls: 1 Holly Brennan, 2 Eimear Maher (Mount Anville), 3 Saoirse Ni Riain (Colaiste Iosagain)

Teams: 1 Dominican Griffith Avenue/St. Dominic’s (tie), 2 Our Lady’s College – 107 points, 3 Loreto Swords – 118 points

Senior Girls: 1 Roisin Treacy (St. Gerard’s), 2 Grace Dervan (Wesley College), 3 Dora Medgyesy (St. Dominic’s Cabra)

Teams: 1 St. Dominic’s 29 points, 2 Dominican Griffith Avenue 54 points

Secondary School Boys

Minor: 1 Cian O’Hara (St. Aidan’s, 2 Conal McKinley (St. Colman’s), 3 Jonathan Fitzsimons (St. Kevin’s)

Teams: 1 St. Colman’s 54 points, 2 Blackrock College 58 points, 3 Belvedere College 74 points

Junior boys: 1 James Bolton (Belvedere College), 2 Sean Boyne (St. Aidan’s), 3 Jevae St. Lewis

Teams: 1 St. Aidan’s 37 points, 2 St. Malachy’s 47 points, 3 Blackrock 52 points

Inter boys: 1 Sean Donoghue (St. Declan’s), 2 Niall McKnight (Lagan College), 3 Calum Morgan (St. Malachy’s)

Teams: 1 St. Malachy’s 21 points, 2 St. Colman’s 61 points, 3 St. Aidan’s 79 points

Senior Boys: 1 Jack O’Farrell (St. Colman’s), 2 Aaron Donnelly (St. Gerard’s), 3 Conal McGlynn (St. Malachy’s)

Teams: 1 St. Malachy’s 43 points, 2 Belvedere 44 points, 3 St. Colman’s 61 points

Best overall secondary school – St. Malachy’s.

Clonliffe would like to thank sincerely Brother for their continued sponsorship of this event which is most appreciated by all concerned. We would also like to thank St. John’s Ambulance, the volunteers from Clonliffe Harriers who gave so willingly of their time, we would also like to thank Mr. Hamish Adams the CEO of Athletics Ireland for attending the event.

Finally Clonliffe would like to thank the young athletes for making this such a successful day and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 Brother Schools Cross Country.

Photos click: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKkLEM5

Brother Schools XC tomorrow, Wednesday: Final Instructions.

Schools please note that no further schools entries can be accepted. The event is full. The Brother Schools XC continues to be one of the most popular events on the school`s athletics calendar with some 2000 athletes entered for tomorrow`s, Wednesday the 10th, for the 10th annual Brother Race. Entry has now closed, the only exceptions are individuals who can enter on the day at the Clonliffe clubhouse. Clonliffe are once again indebted to Brother for their continued sponsorship of this wonderful day.

Regarding ages for the races, please note that ages do not arise for the Primary School`s races which are simply 5th class and 6th class. For the Secondary schools it is the Irish Schools Athletics Association/Athletics Ireland rules that apply. Please see below, Minor, Junior, Inter and senior are determined by date of birth.

Please see instructions below, and please follow these.

Date: Wednesday, 10th of October – HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE!!

Venue:  Santry Demesne Parkland at rear of Morton Stadium Santry.

Timetable:

  • 12.00 – 5th class girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.15 – 5th class boys 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.30 – 6th class girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.45 – 6th class boys 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 1.00 – Minor girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 1.15 – Minor boys 1500M (1 big lap)
  • 1.30 – Junior girls 1500M (1 big lap)
  • 1.45 – Junior Boys 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.00 – Inter girls 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.15 – Inter boys 3000M (2 big laps
  • 2.35 – Senior girls 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.50 – Senior boys 4500M (3 big laps)

Sponsor: Brother, Boeing Road, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry, Dublin 17.

Parking:   Morton Stadium Santry.   Buses/coaches must park at the Clonliffe Harriers end of the stadium – gate number 3.   For health and safety reasons it is not permissible for buses to allow passengers to alight until such time as the bus has actually parked.   Please obey the directions of the parking attendant.

Number collection:     Your School’s race numbers can be collected in the Clonliffe Harriers Clubhouse – in the hall. There will be an envelope with your School name on it and the envelope will contain your School identification numbers which must be fixed to the FRONT of the athlete’s running vest/t-shirt. Please note that athletes must wear race numbers.  Any athlete arriving to the start without a race number will not be permitted to take part.

 

Individuals:    Individuals may enter, with the permission of their School, and run as individuals. There are no pre-entries for individuals.  Individuals must arrive at check-in at the Clonliffe Harriers Clubhouse and pay an individual entry fee of €3.00.  Individual entries will then be given a race number which must be fixed to the front of the racing vest. Registration for Individuals closes at 12.00.

Age Groups:  There are no age groups in the Primary School races. The Primary School races are for 5th class and a second race for 6th class.

Age groups for secondary school`s races:

Minor born on or after 01/07/05.

Junior born on or after 01/07/04.

Intermediate born on or after 01/07/02.

Senior born on or after 01/01/00.

Toilet facilities: Are located under the stand at the Clonliffe side of the stadium. Toilets are also located at the main reception area at the stadium.  Access to the main reception area is through the outside doors.   Please note that the indoor section of the stadium is closed.        

THE TRACK MUST NOT BE ENCROACHED UPON BY ANYONE.    THIS IS TO PROTECT THE TRACK WHICH WILL SUFFER SEVERE AND PERMANENT DAMAGE IF SOMEONE WAS WEARING CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES.   THEREFORE, THE TRACK IS CLOSED.    IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ADVISE YOUR ATHLETES THAT THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE TRACK.

 Entry to Venue:  Via Morton Stadium. Please use the gate at the 100m start line at the phoenix monument.

School Colours:  If available must be worn. We would also encourage you to bring flags or suchlike to be placed around the course.  Supporters are most welcome.

Awards:  First three individuals in each race – presentation will be made to the individuals immediately after each race.

Team awards: First three in each race.   A team is a minimum of four athletes with a maximum of 20.  The team result will be calculated by the addition of the place finishings of the first four athletes from that school and the school with the lowest score will be declared the winner.   In the event of a tie the winner will be decided on the basis of the highest finish of the 4th scoring athlete from the tying schools.    Please note that there is only one team permitted per school per event.   As up to 20 athletes can run, however, please note that there are only 10 team medals available per set.

Souvenir T-shirt: There will be a souvenir T-shirt for all athletes which will be presented at the finish of each race.  In the event that there are insufficient t-shirts on the day a reprint of t-shirts will be made and sent separately.

Best Schools:Our sponsor Brother will make arrangements to make a presentation of a piece of Brother office equipment to the best boys primary school, best girls primary school, best boys secondary school and best girls secondary school. In addition the Lar Byrne Memorial Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the best overall secondary school.    

Litter:  As we have use of Santry Demesne Parkland thanks to the generosity and co-operation of Fingal County Council we would implore you to appoint an individual/individuals to be responsible for the removal of all litter generated by your athletes. Please bring a sack for litter. Your co-operation in this connection is vital.

Results:  A race report together with photographs (by taking part in this event you are consenting to photographs being published – photographs will not identify any individuals) and the team results and top three individual results will appear on www.clonliffeharriersac.com on Wednesday evening.

Health and Safety:      Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high vis vests.  Please note that on health and safety grounds all athletes must avail of footwear.  No athlete is permitted to race barefoot.

Medical Emergencies:  St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

Officials: Course builders meet at 8.00am. Check in team please arrive for 10.00am. Other officials please report at 11.00am. All to be in position by 11.45am.

 On behalf of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. and our sponsor Brother we would like to thank you sincerely for taking part in the Brother Schools X.C. and we sincerely hope that you and your athletes thoroughly enjoy the day.

Course Map:

Course builders:

Report at 8.00am

Officials/volunteers:

Report to the Club house for briefing at 11.00am.

Brother Where art Thou

Back in the 1970s Clonliffe Harriers held an invitational schools cross country event, won that year by St. Malachy’s College, Belfast. The event continued right through to the 1990s but in 1994, when coincidently St. Malachy’s again prevailed, with ongoing development work at Santry Woods the absence of a venue meant that the event was largely consigned to history.

Enter, however, Brother ten years ago when in 2008 Brother sponsored the Morton Memorial Meet which was an international Track and Field Meet held in the Morton Stadium to mark the 50th anniversary of Herb Elliot’s world record set in 1958 in Santry.  By an extraordinary coincidence 1958 was also the year Brother came to Ireland so both the 1958 Herb Elliot mile and Brother in Ireland were marking 50 years.

Brother most generously commenced sponsoring the revived Clonliffe Schools Cross Country from 2009 and the Brother Schools XC was born.

In two week`s time, October 10th for the 10th successive time Brother will sponsor this fantastic event. This will also mark Brother’s 60th year in Ireland.

Santry Demesne Park, rear of Morton Stadium, Swords Road, Dublin 9 is the venue. Invitations have issued to schools. If you did not receive an Invitation but would like one please contact us now clonliffeschoolsxc@gmail.com

Since 2009 the event has grown from 800 competing to last year when almost 2000 young athletes from schools all over Ireland competed in the Brother Schools Cross Country.

In these last ten years the event has seen many of Ireland’s up and coming young athletes compete in that event many of whom have gone on to represent Ireland at the highest level including Siofra Cleirigh-Buttner who has competed for Ireland in both the European and World Championships.

This is an invitation only event and only schools who have been invited and who have confirmed their participation may compete, schools please note that entries must be with us by October 3rd (this day next week). Please note, however, that individuals, who are not part of a schools team, may enter on the day.

The Brother Schools XC is the first big schools invitational of the year and always provides top class entertainment within the beautiful surroundings of Santry Demesne Park which was the venue for the 2009 European Cross Country Championships. The course features the iconic finish through the avenue of trees, all of which remain standing having stood up to the best that storm Ali could muster.

Action will get underway at 12 noon with the 5th class primary schools girls race.  There will be four primary schools races to be followed by the secondary school programme commencing at 1 p.m. with minor girls and in the schools programme there will be a total of eight races in all age groupings for both boys and girls. The iconic “Brother at Your Side” t shirt awaits all finishers.

Finally any club member or parent of a club member we need you! Please if you can come on the day text Noel 0879599888.

Details of this year’s Brother Schools Cross Country

Invitations are now issuing to the schools who in the past have supported the Brother Cross Country event. Please note that this is an invitational only and it takes place in Santry Demesne Park on Wednesday October 10th.  We are once again most generously sponsored by Brother, the event takes place in Santry thanks to the kind assistance and co-operation of Fingal County Council and is hosted by Clonliffe Harriers.

If per chance your school does not receive an invitation but you would like to be invited to the event please email clonliffeschoolsxc@gmail.com

From a hosting of the event perspective any club member or indeed parents of club members who may be available to help out on the day please email the Meet Director noel.guiden@behans.ie or contact him by text 087 9599 888.  All offers of help gratefully appreciated.

St. Dominics Cabra prove to be best at Brother Schools XC

The weather gods served up a real mixed bag for today’s 9th Brother Schools Cross Country at Santry Demesne.  The course builders endured rain all morning, however, by the time the event started the conditions had picked up considerably leading to a very pleasant, sunny, autumnal day.  An hour or so later, however, the rain came down again turning wintery but by the time the senior boys race took place the park was once again bathed in beautiful autumnal sunshine.

The turnout for this fixture was once again extraordinary some 1,800 or so young athletes with bumper fields in the primary school races and the younger age groups of the secondary schools in particular.

Proceedings got underway at 12 noon sharp with a field of some 200 fifth class girls in the primary schools race. It was a tremendous spectacle to see so many young athletes compete in what has become one of the essential races on the schools cross country calendar.  The winner of the 5th class primary school race was Grace Prenter and in the team race a dominant St. Fiachra’s finished top of the pile on 58 points from Mary Help of Christians 63 and Mount Anville on 65.

Next race up was the 5th class boys race again a huge field, there was over 250 starters in this race led home much to the delight of his teammates by Keane O’Neill of Star of the Sea. At the presentation the chants of Keano, Keano reverberated around the park.  Michael Riordan of St. Fiachra’s was 2nd leading Fiachra’s to another win on 28 points ahead of Star of the Sea on 36 and Howth Primary School on 55.

The primary school 6th class girls also raced over 1000 metres, again a huge field of some 200 starters. The winner was Mount Anville’s Anna Kearney as she led her school to victory on 32 points.

The 6th class primary school boys again St. Fiachra’s were the dominant force as they produced a one two from Harry Page and Alex Sheridan, it was no surprise to see Fiachra’s again top the charts in the team race on 32 points from John Bosco on 63 and St. Michael’s on 66. The teachers at St. Fiachra`s are clearly doing fantastic work on the athletics front, with the school winning 3 of the 4 primary races.

With the primary school programme completed the action moved on to the secondary schools with the minor girls. This was again a huge field of some 200 athletes again running the 1000m loop. The huge field was led home by Sophie Quinn (Mount Sackville) as she led her team to victory on 36 points ahead of Our Lady’s College 48 and Dominicans College 61.

Next up it was the minor boys where the stampede was led home by T. McClone (Willow Park). The team champions were our Newry visitors, Colman’s College on 36 points from Ard Scoil Ris 56 and Willow Park on 64.

The junior girls were next up running over the bigger loop which took in the dreaded garden wall. The winner of this race was Sadbh Mohan from Eimear Maher and Saoirse Ni Bhriain.  The team race was won by St. Dominic’s of Cabra on 40 points from Mount Sackville 71 and Muckross Park on 73 points.

Next up racing over 2000m, two of the smaller laps, was the junior boys. Local club St. Aidan’s were top of the pile on 39 points from St. Malachy’s of Belfast on 42 points and Colman’s College Newry on 51.  Race winner was Morgan Clarkeson (Col. Eoin).

The inter girls also raced over 2000m. Clocking up their second team win of the day were St. Dominic’s Cabra on 32 points.  The race was led home by Roisin Tracey (St. Gerard’s).

On then to the inter boys race where once again it was a keenly fought affair won by Sean Donoghue (St. Declan’s) from John Fanning of Belvedere and Michael McCaul (Colman’s). Colaiste Eoin won the team title on 42 points from St. Malachy’s on 51.

Then to the senior girls race which was led home in emphatic style by Abbey Taylor (Westley College) from Ailish Murtagh (Holy Faith) and Lucy Barret in 3rd place.  St. Dominic’s took their 3rd team race of the day.

The final race was the 4500m senior boys race, three laps of the demesne. A breakaway group of seven or eight was soon whittled down to three and on the sprint for the line St. Malachy’s Conall McClean proved fastest just clipping Efran Gidey in 2nd place and Eoin O’Dwyer (Belvedere) 3rd.  Malachy’s won the team race on 40 points from St. Aidan’s on 80 and Belvedere on 87.

Brother Schools X.C. Results

Primary Schools

Girls 5th Class

1 Grace Prenter

2 Caoimhe Keegan (San Carlo)

3 Saoirse O’Connor

Teams

1 St. Fiachra’s – 58 points

2 Mary Help of Christians – 63 points

3 Mount Anville – 65 points

6th Class Primary Girls

1 Anna Kearney (Mount Anville)

2 Hannah O’Brien (Carysfort)

3 Clodagh Ryan (Mary Help of Christians)

Teams:

1 Mount Anville – 32 points

2 Carysfort – 51 points

2 Vincent de Paul – 61 points

Boys Primary

5th Class Primary Boys

1 Cian O’Neill (Star of the Sea)

2 Michael Redmond (St. Fiachra’s)

3 Geordy Lavin (Willow Park)

Teams

1 St. Fiachra’s – 28 points

2 Star of the Sea – 36 points

3 Howth Primary School – 55 points

6th Class Boys

1 Harry Page (St. Fiachra’s)

2 Alex Sheridan (St. Fiachra’s)

3 Jack Joyce (St. Brigid’s BNS)

Teams

1 St. Fiachra’s – 32 points

2 John Bosco – 63 points

3 St. Michael’s – 66 points

 

Secondary School Boys

Minor

1 J. McClone (Willow Park)

2 Michael O’Rave (Ard Scoil Ris)

3 James Dalton (Belvedere)

Teams

1 Colman’s College – 36 points

2 Ard Scoil Ris – 56 points

3 St. Aidans – 64 points

Junior Boys

1 Morgan Clarkeson (Col. Eoin)

2 Matthew Lavery (St. Malachy’s)

3 Adam Condon (Ard Scoil Ris)

Teams

1 St. Aidan’s – 39 points

2 St. Malachy’s – 42 points

3 Colman’s College – 51 points

Inter Boys

1 Sean Donoghue (St. Declan’s)

2 John Fanning (Belvedere)

3 Michael McCaul (Colman’s)

Teams

1 Col. Eoin – 42 points

2 St. Malachy’s – 51 points

3 Colman’s College – 66 points

Senior

1 Conall McClean (St. Malachy’s)

2 Efren Gidey

3 Eoin O’Dwyer (Belvedere)

Teams

1 St. Malachy’s – 40 points

2 St. Aidan’s – 80 points

3 Belvedere – 87 points

Best boys secondary: St. Malachys

Secondary School Girls:

Minor Girls

1 Sophie Quinn (Mount Sackville)

2 Louise O’Riordan (St. Gerard’s)

3 Kate O’Connor (Mount Sackville)

Teams

1 Mount Sackville – 36 points

2 Our Lady’s College – 48 points

3 Dominican College – 61 points

Junior Girls

1 Sadbh Mohan

2 Eimear Maher

3 Saoirse Ni Bhriain

Teams

1 St. Dominic’s – 40 points

2 Mount Sackville – 71 points

3 Muckross Park – 73 points

Inter Girls

1 Roisin Tracey (St. Gerard’s)

2 Dora Meadgy (St. Dominic’s)

3 Jana Cid (Sutton Park)

Teams

1 St. Dominic’s – 32 points

2 Loreto on the Green – 47 points

3 Dominican College – 78 points

Seniors

1 Abbey Taylor (Wesley College)

2 Ailish Murtagh (Holy Faith)

3 Lucy Barrett

Teams

1 St. Dominic’s – 52 points

Best Girl’s Secondary School – St. Dominic’s.

Best overall secondary school and winners of Lar Byrne Shield – St. Dominic’s Cabra.

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank sincerely our sponsor Brother for their support of this wonderful event. St. John’s Ambulance for their assistance on the day and all the member of Clonliffe Harriers who volunteered and spent a long day in Santry Demesne. We would also like to thank the schools for their continued support.

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Brother Schools XC this Wednesday, 11th (final instructions)

Schools please note that no further schools entries can be accepted. The event is full. The Brother Schools XC continues to be one of the most popular events on the school`s athletics calendar with some 2000 athletes expected to arrive in Santry Demise on Wednesday for the 9th annual Brother Race. Entry has now closed, the only exceptions are individuals who can enter on the day at the Clonliffe clubhouse.

Regarding ages for the races, please note that ages do not arise for the Primary School`s races which are simply 5th class and 6th class. For the Secondary schools it is the Irish Schools Athletics Association/Athletics Ireland rules that apply. Please see below, Minor, Junior, Inter and senior are determined by date of birth.

Please see instructions below, and please follow these.

Date: Wednesday, 11th of October 2017 – HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE!!

Venue:  Santry Demesne Parkland at rear of Morton Stadium Santry.

Timetable:

  • 12.00 – 5th class girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.15 – 5th class boys 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.30 – 6th class girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 12.45 – 6th class boys 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 1.00 – Minor girls 1000M (1 small lap)
  • 1.15 – Minor boys 1500M (1 big lap)
  • 1.30 – Junior girls 1500M (1 big lap)
  • 1.45 – Junior Boys 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.00 – Inter girls 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.15 – Inter boys 3000M (2 big laps
  • 2.35 – Senior girls 2000M (2 small laps)
  • 2.50 – Senior boys 4500M (3 big laps)

Sponsor: Brother, Boeing Road, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry, Dublin 17.

Parking:   Morton Stadium Santry.   Buses/coaches must park at the Clonliffe Harriers end of the stadium – gate number 3.   For health and safety reasons it is not permissible for buses to allow passengers to alight until such time as the bus has actually parked.   Please obey the directions of the parking attendant.

Number collection:     Your School’s race numbers can be collected in the Clonliffe Harriers Clubhouse – in the hall. There will be an envelope with your School name on it and the envelope will contain your School identification numbers which must be fixed to the FRONT of the athlete’s running vest/t-shirt. Please note that athletes must wear race numbers.  Any athlete arriving to the start without a race number will not be permitted to take part.

 

Individuals:    Individuals may enter, with the permission of their School, and run as individuals. There are no pre-entries for individuals.  Individuals must arrive at check-in at the Clonliffe Harriers Clubhouse and pay an individual entry fee of €3.00.  Individual entries will then be given a race number which must be fixed to the front of the racing vest. Registration for Individuals closes at 12.00.

Age Groups:  There are no age groups in the Primary School races. The Primary School races are for 5th class and a second race for 6th class.

Age groups for boys and girls shall be as follows:

  • Minor:  Under 14 on 1st July in the year of competition
  • Junior:Under 15 on 1st July in the year of competition
  • Intermediate: Under 17 on 1st July in the year of competition
  • Senior: Under 19 on 1st January in the year of competition

(As per Athletics Ireland/Irish Schools Athletes Association rules)

Toilet facilities: Are located under the stand at the Clonliffe side of the stadium. Toilets are also located at the main reception area at the stadium.  Access to the main reception area is through the outside doors.   Please note that the indoor section of the stadium is closed.        

THE TRACK MUST NOT BE ENCROACHED UPON BY ANYONE.    THIS IS TO PROTECT THE TRACK WHICH WILL SUFFER SEVERE AND PERMANENT DAMAGE IF SOMEONE WAS WEARING CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES.   THEREFORE, THE TRACK IS CLOSED.    IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ADVISE YOUR ATHLETES THAT THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE TRACK.

 Entry to Venue:  Via Morton Stadium. Please use the gate at the 100m start line at the phoenix monument.

School Colours:  If available must be worn. We would also encourage you to bring flags or suchlike to be placed around the course.  Supporters are most welcome.

Awards:  First three individuals in each race – presentation will be made to the individuals immediately after each race.

Team awards: First three in each race.   A team is a minimum of four athletes with a maximum of 20.  The team result will be calculated by the addition of the place finishings of the first four athletes from that school and the school with the lowest score will be declared the winner.   In the event of a tie the winner will be decided on the basis of the highest finish of the 4th scoring athlete from the tying schools.    Please note that there is only one team permitted per school per event.   As up to 20 athletes can run, however, please note that there are only ten team medals available per set.

Souvenir T-shirt: There will be a souvenir T-shirt for all athletes which will be presented at the finish of each race.  In the event that there are insufficient t-shirts on the day a reprint of t-shirts will be made and sent separately.

Best Schools:Our sponsor Brother will make arrangements to make a presentation of a piece of Brother office equipment to the best boys primary school, best girls primary school, best boys secondary school and best girls secondary school. In addition the Lar Byrne Memorial Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the best overall secondary school.    

Litter:  As we have use of Santry Demesne Parkland thanks to the generosity and co-operation of Fingal County Council we would implore you to appoint an individual/individuals to be responsible for the removal of all litter generated by your athletes. Please bring a sack for litter. Your co-operation in this connection is vital.

 

Results:  A race report together with photographs (by taking part in this event you are consenting to photographs being published – photographs will not identify any individuals) and the team results and top three individual results will appear on www.clonliffeharriersac.com on Thursday the 12th of October.

Health and Safety:      Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high vis vests.  Please note that on health and safety grounds all athletes must avail of footwear.  No athlete is permitted to race barefoot.

Medical Emergencies:  St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

Officials: Course builders meet at 8.00am. Check in team please arrive for 10.00am. Other officials please report at 11.00am. All to be in position by 11.45am.

 On behalf of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. and our sponsor Brother we would like to thank you sincerely for taking part in the Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools X.C. and we sincerely hope that you and your athletes thoroughly enjoy the day.

Course Map:

Announcing details of the Brother Schools Cross Country 2017

Clonliffe Harriers are delighted to one again present the Brother Clonliffe Schools Cross Country on Wednesday October 11th once again generously sponsored by Brother. The event is open to both Primary Schools and Secondary Schools and will take place in Santry Demesne Parkland at the rear of the Morton Stadium, Santry.

As introduced last year the Primary schools will have 4 races: boys and girls for both 5th and 6th classes all running over 1000m from 12.00 noon with the secondary schools in action then from 1.00pm.

There will be individual awards for the top three individuals in each race and team medals for the top three schools in each race. The Lar Byrne Memorial Shield will be presented to the best overall Secondary School.

Thanks to the generous sponorship of Brother, the now world famous Brother Schools Cross Country t-shirt will once again be presented to all finishers.

The event is open to schools strictly by invitation. If your school has previously competed you ought to have received by now an invitation by e-mail however if not, or indeed if your school has not competed previously and you would like to compete please e-mail the Race Director Noel Guiden at clonliffeschoolsxc@gmail.com for further details and for an invitation.

Entry will close on October 4th and there will be no late entries (except for individuals who may enter on the day)

Further details as we get closer.

As always any club member or parent of a club member able to help out please contact noel.guiden@behans.ie . Jobs for all!!

Record numbers revel in Brother Sunshine

A truly fantastic autumnal day greeted the young athletes competing in today’s Brother Schools Cross County held in Santry Demesne hosted by Clonliffe Harriers. The event drew record numbers of competitors exceeding 2000 young athletes from schools all over Leinster and beyond.  It proves that cross country is very much alive and kicking and events like this are thoroughly enjoyed by the young athletes competing and is a great introduction to our sport.

For the first time there were four primary school races included in the programme, previously there had been two such races. This proved to be a huge hit as nearly 1000 primary school athletes competed in these races, an average of 250 per race.

What a spectacle it proved to be as at 12 noon the 5th class primary schools race was set on its way by the starter Peter McDermott.  A huge field in this race was led home in fine style by Hannah O’Brien of Carysfort National School.  In 2nd place was Tessa Lambe of St. Vincent de Paul with Anna Carney of Mount Anville 3rd.  Anna led home her Mount Anville teammates to a fine win in the team race with Vincent de Paul 2nd and Mary Help of Christians 3rd.

Harry Paige of St. Fiacra’s led the Fiacra’s one two as Alex Sheridan finished 2nd behind him with St. Fiacra’s taking team silver.  3rd place was Jonathan Fitzsimons of host club Clonliffe Harriers.  In the team event local school the Holy Child Larkhill were 1st on 39 points from St. Fiacra’s 2nd and St. Joseph’s Terenure 3rd.

There was another huge field lining up then for the primary school 6th class girls race of in excess of 200 young athletes competing over 1000 metres.  Sophie Quinn of St. Andrew’s Ashbourne was the winner of this race as she led her team to gold from Ava Lambe, St. Vincent de Paul 2nd and Lara Phipps of St. Fiacra’s 3rd.

The final primary school race of the day saw the biggest field of the day with 260 plus starters. After a tremendous race Padraic Spillane was the winner from Joe Fogarty of St. John Bosco 2nd and Adam Murphy 3rd.  in the team event St. Brigid’s again prevailed successfully defending their title from the previous year on a magnificent 37 points from first timers at the Brother Cross Country Scoil Mhuire Marino, Griffth Avenue Marino, 2nd on 89 points and John Bosco 3rd on 98 points.

The secondary school programme commenced at precisely 1 o’clock, the event running like clockwork. Again huge numbers in the younger age groups, the minor girls competing over 1000 metres got proceedings underway with one of the biggest fields of the day, an outstanding 264 athletes, all successfully negotiated the inner loop of Santry Demesne with Mount Sackville’s Sadhbh Mohan prevailing from Zoe Sarrigan of Presentation College Carlow 2nd and Lily-Mae Craig of St. Raphael’s 3rd.  St. Dominic’s College Cabra won the school event on 57 points from Muckross 2nd on 80 and Holy Child Killiney 3rd on 89.

Next up were the minor boys, another 200 plus starters getting the secondary school boys programme underway. A very strong winner in this race was Morgan Clarkson of Colaiste Eoin who was well clear of the field to finish, chased home by Adam Condon of Ard Scoil Ris and Dillan Paisley (St. Aidan’s) 3rd.  in the team event Castleknock Community College were 1st with St. Aidan’s 2nd and Ard Scoil Ris 3rd.

The Junior Girls race again had a substantial field competing, in excess of 150 in this particular race. The junior girls raced over 1500 metres taking in the loop and walled garden section of Santry Demesne.  The winner of this was Corrin Kenny chased home by St. Dominic’s College pairing Claire Murphy and Sarah Byrne.  In the team event the Dominican College were 1st with Dominic’s 2nd and Colaiste Iosagain 3rd.

The Junior Boys 2000 metre race was won by Sean Donoghue of St. Declan’s, Peter Duffy was 2nd and Darragh Carter, a young Clonliffe Harrier after a fine race was 3rd.  The red and white of St. Aidan’s prevailed in the team event from St. Malachy’s of Belfast and Colaiste Eoin 3rd.

The Inter Girls race brought success for Jennifer McAdams of Holy Family with Grace Dervan 2nd and Roisin Treacy of St. Gerard’s Bray 3rd.  Castleknock took the team honours.

The Inter Boys race was led all the way by Craig Giles who was the class of the field. Craig was majestic over the 3000 metres and pulled away from the 1000 metre mark, there was a good inter school battle between St. Aidan’s teammates Cian Bolger who finished 2nd and Daniel Lacy 3rd, the top three positions all covered by Clonliffe Harrier athletes.  In the team event St. Malachy’s of Belfast prevailed over St. Aidan’s with Belvedere 3rd.

The Senior Girls raced over 2000 metres, Lauren Tinkler of Holy Family was 1st with Ailish Murtagh of Holy Faith 2nd and Alannah Cooley of Dominican’s 3rd.  There was only team entered in this race Muckross who obviously took the team honours.

The Senior Boys race concluded the programme, always a keenly contested affair on the individual and team fronts. Sean O’Leary was the class of the field for St. Aidan’s as he led home Rathmore Grammar School pairing Christy Conlon and Eoin McCann 2nd and 3rd.  Rathmore Grammar School prevailed over St. Aidan’s in the team competition winning on 34 points from St. Aidan’s on 50 and Ard Scoil Ris 3rd on 76.

In the battle for overall the best girls school was St. Dominic’s College Cabra, the best boys school was St. Aidan’s and the best overall secondary school was St. Aidan’s courtesy of a win and three 2nd places.

The best boys primary school overall was St. Brigid’s Foxrock and the best overall girls primary school was St. Vincent de Paul.

In all an excellent days cross country in Santry. Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank sincerely Brother our most generous sponsor of this event, Fingal County Council for the use of the beautiful Santry Demesne, the staff at Morton Stadium, St. John’s Ambulance, the volunteers who came out on the day and all of the athletes and their teachers for making this a truly memorable affair.

In a few short years this event has grown from a starting point of some 750 athletes to now in excess of 2000 athletes. Long may it continue to grow.

Results:

Primary Schools

5th Class Girls:

1 Hannah O’Brien, Carysfort NS,2 Tessa Lambe, St. Vincent de Paul, 3 Anna Carney, Mount Anville

Teams: 1 Mount Anville – 50 points, 2 Vincent de Paul – 83 points, 3 Mary Help of Christians – 66 points

6th Class:

1 Sophie Quinn, St. Andrew’s Ashbourne, 2 Ava Lambe, Vincent de Paul, 3 Lara Phipps, St. Fiacra’s

Teams: 1 St. Andrew’s Ashbourne – 38 points, 2 St. Fiacra’s – 57 points, 3 Vincent de Paul – 81 points

5th Class Boys:

1 Harry Paige, St. Fiacra’s, 2 Alex Sheridan, St. Fiacra’s, 3 Jonathan Fitzsimons

Teams:

1 Holy Child Larkhill – 39 points, 2 St. Fiacra’s – 64 points, 3 St. Joseph’s Terenure – 67 points

6th Class Boys:

1 Padraig Spillane, 2 Joe Fogarty, John Bosco, 3 Adam Murphy, Scoil Mhuire Griffith Avenue

Teams:

1 St. Brigid’s 37 points, 2 Scoil Mhuire, Marino – 89 points, 3 St. John Bosco -98 points

Secondary School Girls:

Minor Girls

1 Sadhbh Mohan, Mount Sackville, 2 Zoe Sarrigan, Presentation College Carlow, 3 Lily-Mae Craig, St. Raphael’s

Teams: 1 St. Dominic’s College Cabra – 57 points, 2 Muckross – 80 points, 3 Holy Child Killiney – 89 points

Junior Girls:

1 Corrin Kenny, 2 Claire Murphy, St. Dominic’s College, 3 Sarah Byrne, St. Dominic’s College Cabra

Teams:

1 Dominican College – 37 points, 2 St. Dominic’s College – 61 points, 3 Colaiste Iosagain – 76 points

Intermediate Girls:

1 Jennifer McAdams, Holy Family, 2 Grace Dervan, 3 Roisin Treacy, St. Gerard’s Bray

Teams:

1 Castleknock Community College – 50 points, 2 Holy Family – 86 points, 3 St. Dominic’s College – 93 points

Senior Girls:

1 Lauren Tinkler, Holy Family, 2 Ailish Murtagh, Holy Faith, 3 Alannah Cooley, Dominican College

Teams: 1 Muckross Park – 41 points

Secondary School Boys:

Minor:

1 Morgan Clarkson, Colaiste Eoin, 2 Adam Condon, Ard Scoil Ris, 3 Dillan Paisley, St. Aidan’s

Teams:

1 Castleknock Community College – 44 points, 2 St. Aidan’s – 47 points, 3 Ard Scoil Ris – 84 points

Juniors:

1 Sean Donoghue, St. Declan’s,2 Peter Duffy, 3 Darragh Carter

Teams:

1 St. Aidan’s – 44 points, 2 St. Malachy’s – 55 points, 3 Colaiste Eoin – 79 points

Inter Boys:

1 Craig Giles, Portmarnock, 2 Cian Bolger, St. Aidan’s, 3 Daniel Lacy, St. Aidan’s

Teams:

1 St. Malachy’s – 25 points, 2 St. Aidan’s – 38 points, 3 Belvedere College – 57 points

Senior Boys

1 Sean O’Leary, St. Aidan’s, 2 Christy Conlon, Rathmore Grammar School, 3 Eoin McCann, Rathmore Grammar School

Teams:

1 Rathmore Grammar School – 34 points, 2 St. Aidan’s – 80 points, 3 Ard Scoil Ris – 76 points

Best Girls Secondary School – St. Dominic’s College Cabra

Best Boys Secondary School – St. Aidan’s CBS

Best overall – St. Aidan’s CBS

To see photos from today`s race click: https://goo.gl/photos/oqxE9SiPKbSa2MEs8

 

 

 

Tomorrow: Brother Schools Cross Country Final Instructions (please read!)

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th sees the annual Brother Schools Cross Country taking place in Santry Demesne Parkland at the rear of the Morton Stadium Santry with a 12 noon start for primary schools followed by the secondary school programme at 1 p.m. Entry is now closed and no further entries can be accepted (except for individuals). Please note no schools entries on the day. Clonliffe Harriers are indebted to our generous sponsor Brother, Fingal County Council for use of the park, St. John’s Ambulance, An Garda Siochana and the men and ladies of Clonliffe Harriers who are giving freely, voluntarily and generously of their time on the day.

Course builders to meet in the stadium at 8.00am. Check in team to meet at 10.45am. Officials/marshals meet for briefing at 11.00am in clubhouse. All to be in position by 11.30am. Anyone prepared to help on the day most welcome indeed!

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

Date: Wednesday 5th of October 2016 – hail, rain or shine

Venue: Santry Demesne Parkland at the rear of the Morton Stadium Santry

Parking: Morton Stadium Santry

Buses/coaches must park at the Clonliffe Harriers end of the stadium via gate number 3. Please note under no circumstances can coaches stop to allow passengers to alight before they park in the stadium. An Garda Siochana have specifically prohibited the unloading of passengers on the Swords Road. This is a dangerous practice and on health and safety grounds cannot be allowed to take place. Schools are specifically requested to instruct the driver of your bus that he must come into the stadium and park the bus before allowing passengers alight. Regrettably if your school does not follow this specific instruction we will have to sanction your school and not allow your athletes take part in the event.

Check in: No school that has not already entered can be permitted to enter on the day. You have already entered and, therefore, all is required is one representative from you school to go into the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse and to collect your envelope with your schools name on it. If there are any outstanding fees to be paid they should be paid at this stage.

Check in time: Primary Schools – 10.45 to 11.30 a.m. Secondary schools – 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Race numbers: In the envelope given to you, you will find a sticker with your school identification number on this. This must be struck to the FRONT of your athletes running vest/t-shirt.

Individuals: Any individuals whose school are not taking part in the event may enter and run as individuals. It is simply a matter of an individual arriving and giving their name and paying an individual entry fee of €3.00. You will be given an individual identification number which should be fixed to the front of your running vest/t-shirt.

Toilet facilities: Are located under the stand at the Clonliffe side of the stadium. Toilets may also be accessed at the main reception area of the stadium. Please note, however, that the indoor section to the stadium is closed.

The Track: The track must not be encroached upon by anyone either athletes or spectators. This is to protect the track surface which will suffer severe and permanent damage if someone wearing cross country spikes decides to run on the track. The track is closed. Please ensure that your athletes are advised that they are not permitted on the track.

Venue: Via Morton Stadium, please use the gate at the 100 metres startline at the Phoenix Monument.

Timetable:

Primary Schools:

12.00 5th class girls 1000m (1 small lap)

12.15 5th class boys 1000m (1 small lap)

12.30 6th class girls 1000m (1 small lap)

12.45 6th class boys 1000m (1 small lap)

Secondary Schools:

1.00 Minor Girls 1000m (1 small lap)

1.15 Minor Boys 1500m (1 big lap)

1.30 Junior Girls 1500m (1 big lap)

1.45 Junior Boys 2000m (2 small laps)

2.00 Inter Girls 2000m (2 small laps)

2.15 Inter Boys 3000m (2 big laps)

2.35 Senior Girls 2000m (2 small laps)

2.50 Senior Boys 4500m (3 big laps)

Awards: First three individuals in each race the presentation will be made immediately after each race.

Team Awards: First three in each race. A team is made up by the combined finishing positions of the first four athletes to finish with the team with the lowest score winning. In the event of there being a tie the winner will be declared on the basis of the highest finish of the fourth scoring athlete from the tying schools. A team can be up to 20 athletes, however, please note that there are only ten sets of team medals available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams.

T-shirt: The Brother souvenir t-shirt will be presented to all athletes at the finish of each race. In the event of there being insufficient t-shirts we will make arrangements to have additional t-shirts made.

Best Schools: Brother will make arrangements to make a presentation of a piece of Brother office equipment to the best boys primary school, best girls primary school, best boys secondary school and best girls secondary school. In addition the Lar O’Byrne Memorial Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the best overall secondary school.

Results: A race report together with photographs will be published on the Clonliffe Harriers website the day after the event. The top three individuals in each race will appear on the website together with the top three teams. Please note that results will not be recorded for all finishers as this is an impossibility to do.

Litter: We implore schools to bring their rubbish home with them. Please bring a rubbish sack and appoint someone to be responsible. The volunteers will be at the event from 8 a.m. in the morning and it is wholly unfair that when darkness is falling they are still out there picking up rubbish left behind by schools. This has been a perennial problem and we appeal to all schools to ensure that it is not repeated again this year. Please assist and co-operate on this vital point.

Health & Safety: Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue, marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high vis vests.

Medical Emergencies: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

Finally: We look forward to seeing you at the event and wish you and your athlete and excellent day of sport with us in Clonliffe Harriers.

Course Map:

santry-demesne-map

 

2,000 athletes for Brother Cross Country!

Entry has now closed for Wednesday`s Brother Schools Cross Country. Cross Country is alive and kicking with record numbers entered by schools from all over Dublin and beyond, with some 2,000 young athletes set to race.

This year sees for the first time 4 primary schools races on the programme, 5th and 6th classes for both girls and boys. These have proven to be extremely popular with 350 boys and 450 girls entered. Back once again are the boys of St. Brigids Foxrock, St. John Bosco , Holy Child Larkhill, The girls from Mary Help of Christians and first timers Scoil Mhuire Marino and Swords Educate Together to name just a few.

In the secondary school ranks on the girls side Colaiste Iosagain, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Dominics, Holy Faith and no less than three Loreto Colleges will do battle. While the boys will include local Clonliffe breeding ground St. Aidans CBS, Belverdere College, Fintan`s Sutton and defending Best Overall School from Belfast St. Malachys. The secondary schools have 4 races each for boys and girls.

Although entry is closed, individuals who`s school are not competing may enter of the day at the Clonliffe Hall (€3.00) from 10.45am.

With the numbers entered plenty of help is clearly required. If you haven`t already signed up text 0879599888. Wednesday your club needs you.

Final instructions for schools will be posted here on Monday.

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