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Doran and Page win club cross country titles

Liam Hennessy reports on the Grand Prix Series/senior club cross country: Saturday, 12th November, 2016 – Santry Demesne – Clear / 11 Degrees – Superb Underfoot Conditions
Clonliffe Harriers Men’s Cross Country Championship 2016 – Harry Cooney Trophy – Senior Race – 6 miles – 17 Starters – 15 Finishers.
1st Place and Club Champion 2016 – Sean Doran
2nd Place – Tom Sherlock
3rd Place – Shane Casey
Women’s Cross Country Championship 2016 – 3 miles – 14 Starters – 14 Finishers.
1st Place and Club Champion 2016 – Kerri Page – 19.50
2nd Place – Maura Matthews – 20.00
3rd Place – Ciara Peelo – 20.28
Grand Prix Series: 108th Running of The Horan Cup – Sponsored by Richard Connolly  – Race 15/16 – 6 Miles Cross Country (run in conjunction with men’s senior championship) – 20 Starters – 18 Finishers.
Full Results:
1.Sean Doran – 33.50
2. Tom Sherlock – 34.35
3. Shane Casey – 38.28
4. Fergal O’ Shea – 38.46
5. Stephen Tracey – 39.42
6. Niall Markey – 40.40
7. Trevor Wisdom – 40.52
8. Liam Hennessy – 40.57
9. Mick Gleeson – 41.11
10. Richie Barr – 41.52
11. Alex Eustace – 42.50
12. Aimee Ahern – 43.25
13. Clodagh Moriarty – 43.25
14. David O’ Sullivan – 43.30
15. Declan Murray – 43.52
16. Declan Grant – 44.55
17. Ollie Power – 44.55
18. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 45.57
19. Martin Cavanagh – DNF
20. Declan Hetherington – DNF
Many thanks to Club President; Paddy Marley, Men’s Captain; Joe Cooper and Women’s Captain; Pamela Cooper for their presence. A big thank you to the Grand Prix Committee for today’s race preparation. Prizes for today’s races will be presented at the awards evening on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.
Dates for your diary;
Saturday, 26th November, 2016 – Race 16/16 – Irwin Cup – 6k Cross Country – Santry Demesne – 12 noon.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 – Grand Prix Awards Evening – Club Bar – 9pm.

Clonliffe club cross country c`ships 2016

Another beautiful Autumnal day in Santry Demesne greeted the young Clonliffe athletes for today`s club championships. As has now become the norm underfoot conditions in the park were just perfect, as the ground showed not a trace of last Sunday`s Dublin Cross Country.

The championships were very well supported by the athletes from each of the juvenile groups with keen competition in every race as all looked to the coveted reward of being a Clonliffe club champion. The younger ages raced over 500m and the distances then increased to the 3000m enjoyed by the U/16s and 18s as the championships drew to a close well before conclusion of the allocated hour.

Results of 2016 Club Championships:

U/10 Girls: 1st Ava Usaova, 2nd Sarah McDonald, 3rd Grace Fitzgerald

U/10 Boys: 1st Harry Carroll, 2nd Jack McDonald, 3rd Leo Moriarty

U/12 Girls: 1st Ruby Conroy, 2nd Isabel Browne, 3rd Ava Guy

U/12 Boys: 1st Jonathan Fitzsimons, 2nd Cian O`Hara, 3rd Christian Finn

U/14 Girls: 1st Emma McDonald, 2nd Katie Halpin, 3rd Aoife Hession

U/14 boys: 1st Keith Burke, 2nd Jonas Nyberg, 3rd Conor O`Shea

U/16 Girls: 1st Ella  Brown, 2nd Aimee Warren, 3rd Abbey Sheehy

U/16 Boys: 1st Daragh Carter, 2nd Dermot Buckley, 3rd Sam Kowalczyk

U/18 Girls: 1st Hannah Browne, 2nd Kate Howlett, 3rd Lauren Cox

U/18 Boys: 1st Daniel Lacey, 2nd Cian Bolger, 3rd Jordan Byrne.

For photos from juvenile c`ship click:

Following the juvenile programme the senior championships took place in conjunction with the Horan Cup over 6 miles. After a fairly gruelling race Sean Doran was the 2016 champion successfully defending the title he claimed last year from runner up Tom Sherlock and Shane Casey 3rd. The women`s championship was over 3 miles and was won by Kerri Page, 2nd Maura Matthews 3rd Ciara Peelo. (Report on the Horan Cup/Grand Prix race posted later)



Horan Cup/Club XC Championship this Saturday November 12th

The penultimate round of the 2016 Clonliffe Harriers Grand Prix Series the Horan Cup, sponsored by Richard Connolly takes place this Saturday. The event will incorporate the club junior/senior cross country championships for both men and women.  To complete a championship Saturday the juvenile section of the club will also hold their club cross country championships prior to the Horan Cup.

The Horan Cup itself is one of the oldest Clonliffe Harriers cups and now reaches its 108th birthday.  The first Horan Cup was held back in 1908 presented by Michael Horan who was a club vice president at the time.  In that inaugural race there were seventeen starters, the fastest time of the day for the six mile was recorded by H. Mullally a time of 38.07.  The Horan Cup has always, however, operated on a handicap basis and the winner of the cup that year was Mr. T. Hassell.

The race will incorporate both men and women’s club championships. Please note, however, that the women’s club championship will be a three mile affair with the men completing the six miles.  Women members who are part of the Grand Prix Series and wish to remain in the Grand Prix race of course must complete the six miles!

The Horan Cup/Club Championship will be held at 12 noon.

The juvenile club championships will be run before the Horan cup/Senior Championship with the following races:

U/10  500m

U/12   1000m

U/14   1500m

U/16   2000m

Medals for the first 3. Juveniles please meet at 10.15am at the clubhouse.

As always club members who are not competing and are prepared to help out please arrive early on Saturday.

Important note: Arnotts warehouse sale is on Saturday. Traffic in Santry will be heavy so allow plenty of time to get to stadium.

5000m club championship and Grand Prix series race 11

Race report by Liam Hennessy;
42 Finishers – 17 degrees – 85% Humidity – Slight breeze.
Club Champion 2016 – Adam O’ Brien
Second Place – Tom Sherlock
Third Place – Sean Doran
Club Champion – 2016 – Maura Matthews
Second Place – Allanah Cooley
Third Place – Emma Harding
Main results as follows;
Adam O’ Brien – 15.19
Tom Sherlock – 16.28
Sean Doran – 16.48
Conor Keane – 17.02
Joe Cooper – 17.07
Ernie Ramsey – 17.10
Colm Hickey – 17.48
Richard Mannion – 17.54
Niall Sherlock – 17.59
Thomas Frayne – 18.05
M. Mc Govern – 18.15
Jeremy Chapman – 18.17
Shane Casey – 18.17.2….P.B !!!
Kevin Dowling – 18.17.8…P.B !!!
Karl Nolan – 18.22
Liam Hennessy – 19.34
Maura Matthews – 19.36…P.B !!!
Alan Worrell – 20.05
Trevor Wisdom – 20.07
Allanah Cooley – 20.09
Mick Gleeson – 20.20…P.B !!!
Pat Byrne – 20.24
Emma Harding – 20.31
Colm Leonard – 20.37
Murray Ahern – 20.45
Emma Dunne – 20.47…HUGE P.B !!!
Richard Barr – 20.52
James Smith – 20.54…BIG P.B !!!
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 21.15…HUGE P.B !!!
Clodagh Moriarty – 21.32
Alison O’ Sullivan – 21.37
Declan Grant – 21.44
Pat Devitt – 21.46
Terry Mee – 22.07
Michael Smith – 22.13
Declan Murray – 22.30
Philip – 22.36
Connor Jennings – 22.54
Pat Bonass – 23.16
Evelyn Brennan – 24.43
Dave Brady – 25.56
John Langan – Ran a lap too many and incurred a time penalty !! ( No time available)
I’m sure there were a few more p.b’s tonite; however i mentioned the ones i had to hand.
Apologies for any misspelling of any name above. Special thanks to Fergus Wheatley, who provided fabulous timing and to all who volunteered at trackside tonight.
Next Race – August Series – Race 1 – 1500Metres – Thursday, 4th August – Morton Stadium – 8pm.
Grand Prix Series resumes – Thursday, 1st September – Round 12 – The Walker Cup – 4 miles on Track – Morton Stadium – 8pm.

Sean Doran wins club xc championship

Sean Doran took the 2015 Clonliffe club cross country title today at a rain sodden Santry Demesne at noon today. The club championships were incorporated into the final round of an excellent 2015 Grand Prix Series, the Irwin Cup, over 6k. The course makers did a superb job of avoiding the cut up ground from last week`s Nationals making for a pretty good course in the circumstances.

From some 22 finishers Doran was first across the line to win the Harry Cooney Cup awarded to the club cross country champion. 2nd was Kevin Dowling and 3rd Shane Casey. In the women`s club championships 1st was Aimee Ahern, 2nd (tied) Sinead Smith/Aine McCann.

In the Irwin Cup the first three across the line were Sean Doran, Desie Shorten and Kevin Dowling. The results of the handicap are currently being held in a secret vault somewhere in the bowels of Santry not to be revealed until Thursday`s Grand Prix presentation.

Many thanks as always to the hard working race officials.

Sherlock and Wisdom win 10,000m club championships

The 10,000m club championships incorporating the thirteenth race of the 2015 Grand Prix series took place last night, on the track. As always with the 25 lap race, fatigue and maths play a part, with some athletes not getting the count right. There was a good turnout of athletes to take part in the race, not easy to psyche oneself up to do 25 laps on the track.

In the men’s club championship, the race was won by Tom Sherlock, followed by Sean Doran with Conor Keane in third. The Ladies race was won by Rachel Wisdom just outside the 40 minute mark in 40.01 with Aine McCann in second. Full results below.

The winner in the Grand Prix was also Aine McCann, with Tom Sherlock in second and Trevor Wisdom in third. The Grand Prix race was very generously sponsored by Pat Bonass, his 30th year to sponsor the race.


club 10000 2015

Presentation: Captain, Joe Cooper, Tom Sherlock & sponsor Pat Bonass

A big thank you to all the officials who once again gave up their time on the night to ensure the race went ahead. Thanks as always to Caroline for the tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.

Thanks again to Pat Bonass for sponsoring the race.

Next race in the series is the 10 mile in Malahide Castle which is also the 10 mile club championships, on 3rd October at 12.00.

Thomas Sherlock 00:34:35
Sean Doran 00:34:44
Rossa Hurley 00:35:20
Conor Keane 00:35:25
Ernie Ramsey 00:35:55
Sean Murphy 00:36:48
Joe Cooper Jnr 00:38:57
Adrian 00:38:57
Tom Monks 00:39:01
Philip Matthews 00:39:12
Kevin Dowling 00:39:16
Rachel Wisdom 00:40:01
Eddie Murphy 00:40:07
Liam Hennessy 00:40:22
Brian McCann 00:41:13
Trevor Wisdom 00:41:52
Clodagh Moriarty 00:42:09
Richie Barr 00:42:11
Mo McCrohan 00:43:01
Declan Murray 00:43:02
Pat Devitt 00:46:08
Aine McCann 00:46:23
John Fennell 00:46:23
Terry   Mee 00:46:36
Shay Byrne 00:50:49

Tom Sherlock and Joyce O’Hare win 5K Club Championships

The 5k Club Championships took place on Thursday night also incorporating the next round of the Grand Prix Series.

The winner in the men’s race was Tom Sherlock in 16.23, with Anthony Flannery 2nd in 16.48 followed by Conor Keane in 3rd place in a time of 16.52. A double night of celebration for Conor as he also took first place in the Grand Prix, in second was Niall Markey and 3rd place was both Aine McCann and Sinead Smith.

The winner in the Ladies club championship was Joyce O’Hare in 19.36, with Clodagh Moriarty 20.52 and in third place was Emma Dunne in a time of 21.21.

The Grand Prix series takes a break now till September, returning on the 3rd September with the Walker Cup.

Adam O`Brien wins Club 1500 C`ship

Eoin Murray reports: The 1500m club championships incorporating the tenth race of the 2015 Grand Prix series took place last night, on the track in a deluge of rain. There were four races in conditions for running that were miserable with the athletes taking shelter in the stands whilst waiting for their race.

Despite the weather, there was still a good turnout of athletes to take part in the four races, in the men’s club championship, Adam O’Brien took first in 4.12 followed by Brian Flanagan in 4.22 and Eoin Keating in 4.25. The Ladies race was won by Hope Saunders in 4.48, followed by Alannah Cooley in 5.09 with sister Cliona in third in 5.35.

The winner in the Grand Prix was Brid Beausang, with Kevin Dowling second and Aimee Ahern in third place. The Grand Prix race was very generously sponsored by Pat Byrne.

A big thank you to all the officials who stood out in the downpour who gave up their time on the night to ensure the races went ahead. Thanks as always to Caroline for the tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.

Thanks again to Pat for sponsoring the race in memory of his son Simon who died by suicide. Pat gave an open and candid speech from the heart and encouraged us all to look out for ourselves and each other, and not to be afraid to talk to someone.

Next race in the series is the 5000m which is also the 5000m club championship, 30th July at 8.00 on the track. 

Club 1500 2015

Championship Super Sunday

A fantastic Clonliffe Juvenile Club Championships took place in the Morton Stadium today. There was a wonderful turn out of young Harriers supported by parents and other family members to make it a memorable morning`s athletics on a great Summer`s day. The athletes taking part ranged from U/9`s to U/17`s, with two tots races for good measure over a range of events: sprints, middle distance and field. All concerned really got into the spirit of the event a fun club day and most gave everything a go.

Without trying to single out individuals, a review of the results will show that the most prolific winner was Michael Coleman U/12 boys winning basically everything, the classiest performances of the day  included Emma McDonnell`s win in the girls U/13 600 and Craig Giles` U/17 800, the finish of the day was the girls U/13 80m which had the finish judges reviewing slow motion footage before the result could be declared: a tie between Sally Somola and Holly Roche, 2nd Kirsten Hogan, 3rd Emma McDonnell. One of the great battling performances came from Vicky McDonnell in the U/13 800, possibly her best race to date and the trier of the day was Cliona Cooley who was in the unlucky 4th position in three events at U/17.

Well done to all who took part, a big thank you to Gladys Cooper and her team for organising the event, to all who officiated, provided refreshments and to Colm Doran who sponsored the goodie bags.

Results Clonliffe Juvenile Championships 2015:

U/9 Girls

60m: 1st Grace Dowling, 2nd Jessica Howlett, 3rd Sarah McDonnell.

300m: 1st Sarah McDonnell, 2nd Grace Dowling, 3rd Niamh Cooper

Long Jump: 1st Niamh Cooper, 2nd Layla Roche, 3rd Sarah McDonnell/Laura O`Dwyer

Turbo Javelin: 1st Laura O`Dwyer, 2nd Grace Dowling, 3rd Lara Donohue

U/9 Boys

60m: 1st Patrick Kearns, 2nd Jack McDonnell

300m: 1st Jack McDonnell

Long Jump: 1st Jack McDonnell

Turbo Javelin: 1st Jack McDonnell, 2nd Sean McMahon O`Shea

U/11 Girls

80m: 1st Isabelle Brown, 2nd Katie Edwards, 3rd Rachel Power

500m: 1st Isabelle Brown, 2nd Rachel Power, 3rd Katie Edwards

Long Jump: 1st Isabelle Browne, 2nd Jessica Howlett, 3rd Rachel Power

Turbo Javelin: 1st Rachel Power, 2nd Aoife Kearns, 3rd Kate Faterty

U/11 Boys

80m: 1st Jonathan Fitzsimons, 2nd Daniel Coleman, 3rd Adam Flynn

500m: 1st Jonathan Fitzsimons, 2nd Daniel Coleman, 3rd Cian O`Hare

Long Jump: 1st Dillon Shinbach/Adam Flynn, 2nd Jonathan Fitzsimons, 3rd Cian O`Hare

Turbo Javelin: 1st Dillon Shinbach, 2nd Adam Flynn, 3rd Daniel Coleman

U/13 Girls

80m: 1st Sally Somola/Holly Roche, 2nd Kirsten McGrady-Hogan, 3rd Emma McDonnell

600m: 1st Emma McDonnell, 2nd Aoife Hession, 3rd Holly Roche

Long Jump: 1st Sally Somola, 2nd Holly Roche, 3rd Kirsten McGrady-Hogan

Shot: 1st Kirsten McGrady-Hogan, 2nd Blaise Carroll, 3rd Holly Roche/Ella Cooley

U/13 Boys

80m: 1st Michael Coleman, 2nd James McDonnell, 3rd Keith Burke

600m: 1st Michael Coleman, 2nd James McDonnell, 3rd Keith Burke

Long Jump: 1st Michael Coleman, 2nd James McDonnell, 3rd Keith Burke

Shot: 1st Michael Coleman, 2nd Jonas Norvaiojas,  3rd James McDonnell

U/15 Girls

100m: 1st Rebecca Fitzsimons, 2nd Ella Brown, 3rd Katlin Butler

800m: 1st Ella Brown, 2nd Amy Hodson, 3rd Abby Sheehy

Long Jump: 1st Katlin Butler, 2nd Kate Connolly, 3rd Ellen Spencer

Shot: 1st Kate Connolly, 2nd Vicky McDonnell, 3rd Katlin Butler

U/15 Boys

100m: 1st Cillian Forrester, 2nd James Smith, 3rd Darragh Carter

800m: 1st Cian Bolger, 2nd Ben Guiden, 3rd Aaron Cullen

Shot: 1st James Smith, 2nd Joaquin Shinbach, 3rd Cillian Forrester

U/17 Girls

100m: 1st Lauren Carr, 2nd Amy Connolly, 3rd Kate Howlett

800m: 1st Lauren Carr, 2nd Sophie Higgins, 3rd Hannah Browne

Long Jump: 1st Amy Connolly, 2nd Kate Howlett, 3rd Lauren Carr

U/17 Boys

800m: 1st Craig Giles, 2nd Jack Horan, 3rd Harry Pierce


To see photos from todays event click:






Tom Sherlock wins Clonliffe 800 Championship

The club 800 Championships took place in conjunction with the latest round of the ever popular Grand Prix Series in a warm and sultry Morton Stadium last night. Once again a great turn out meaning multiple races across the spectrum. The A race as expected turned out to be the men`s 2015 Championship decider as Tom Sherlock battled it out with young pretenders Niall Norman, Matthew Jenkinson and top race walker Greg Hossenny. On the back straight for the last time young Jenkinson took up the running however was overhauled with 200 to go, also at this stage Greg was cut adrift as Niall Norman went a fraction too early playing into the hands of the Wiley Fox Sherlock. 50m to go and it`s all over: the 2015 Champion is Tom Sherlock (2.04.75).

The women`s champion came from race no. 3 and fittingly with a win as Geraldine Reilly lead the mixed race on a merry dance to take a fine win in a fraction under 2.30. (2.29.9), 2nd Louise Carragher, 3rd Aisling Andrews The was a win also for young Amy Connolly, taking an exam break, in race no. 4.

The Grand Prix winner was Mandy McMenamy, with Sinead Duffy in second and Clare Scally in third place.

800 club c`ships

(2015 Champion: Tom Sherlock wins from Niall Norman)

Post race another fine turn out for the presentation in the club house, and more great refreshments from the one and only Caroline Tuite. Thanks to all on the night and in particular Grand Prix 800 sponsor Richie Barr. Next up is the Michael Murphy Memorial 5 Mile in Malahide Castle Thursday next 8.00pm

Thomas Sherlock 00:02:05
Niall Norman 00:02:05
Greg Hosseny 00:02:07
Sean Doran 00:02:09
Dermot Kelly 00:02:09
Matt Jenkinson 00:02:09
Ray Dunne 00:02:16
Adrian (guest) 00:02:16
Fergal O’Shea 00:02:17
Philip O’Doherty 00:02:17
Shane Casey 00:02:29
Geraldine Keogh 00:02:30
Noel Daly 00:02:31
Richie Barr 00:02:32
Brian McCann 00:02:32
John O’Leary 00:02:33
Louise Caraher 00:02:33
Aiden Burke 00:02:34
George Maybury 00:02:35
Alan Worrall 00:02:36
Ashling Andrews 00:02:39
Eugene McCarrick 00:02:39
Tom Monks 00:02:40
Niall Markey 00:02:41
Amy Connolly 00:02:42
Simon Smith 00:02:44
Emma Dunne 00:02:45
Declan Murray 00:02:45
Sinead Duffy 00:02:47
Tara Wallnua 00:02:47
Mary Harte 00:02:49
Marwala Ali 00:02:50
Gen Carpenter 00:02:50
Catherine Demspey 00:02:51
Aimee Ahern 00:02:52
Emer Brennan 00:02:52
Karen Kinsella 00:02:53
Terry  Mee 00:02:55
Sinead Smith 00:02:56
Aine McCann 00:02:57
Anna Kavanagh 00:02:59
Deirdre Fitzsimons 00:03:00
Amanda McMenamy 00:03:01
Lorraine Sherwood 00:03:02
Pat Healy 00:03:03
Conor Jennings 00:03:06
Crevan O’Malley 00:03:07
Francis Logue 00:03:09
Karen Russell 00:03:11
Mary Purdue-Smyth 00:03:12
Declan Hetherington 00:03:13
Ciara Daly 00:03:17
Clare Scally 00:03:20
Jennifer Lyons 00:03:28
Rebecca Kelly 00:03:58
Dave Brady Raheny 00:04:00
Tom Flood 00:04:10


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