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Scullion hits European 10,000 Qualifying Time

News from the US overnight of Stephen Scullion hitting the European Championships qualifying time in the 10,000 at Portland, Oregon. Scullion took all of 22 seconds off his pb in placing 5th in 28.36.05. On his Twitter account the Clonliffe man said: ” Did enough to hit the European Qualifying Champs qualifying time and no more..”.

Stephen has already bagged one of the European Marathon spots for Berlin, along with fellow Harrier Sergiu Ciobanu.

Scullion and Sergiu for European Cup

Clonliffe distance athletes Stephen Scullion and Sergiu Ciobanu have been selected to run on the Irish team of four, along with Mick Clohesey (Raheny) and Hugh Armstrong  (Ballina) for the European 10,000 cup. That race takes place in London in conjuntion with the Highgate Harriers Night of PBs on May 19th.

Clonliffe Marathon Men for European Champs

Both Sergiu Ciobanu and Stephen Scullion have been selected to run for Ireland in August`s European Championships in Berlin. Sergiu clocked the qualifying time in November in the Valencia Marathon while Stephen`s excellent 12th place in last Sunday`s London Marathon in 2.15.55 secured his place. The two Clonliffe marathon men will be joined on the Berlin start line by a 3rd Clonliffe Harriers with newly minted Clonliffe Harrier, and Rio Olympian,  Valdas Dopolskas, selected to run for Lithuania.

Stephen Rice shatters club record!

Clonliffe U/23 javelin thrower Stephen Rice was in recording breaking form at today`s European Throwing Cup in Leiria, Portugal. Stephen in a superb series of throws went in excess of 65m on three occasions including a massive one on his 4th throw: 68.31m. That was almost three meters further than his pb and club record of 65.48. That new club record also placed him 4th in today`s U/23 Group B competition and places him 7th on the Irish all time list. Stephen`s series was: 64.96, 64.57, 65.27, 68.31, 65.52, 63.52.

Gregan first in European League (updated)

Brian Gregan put in a superb performance for the Irish Team in the European First League Team Championships this weekend. In Friday`s heats he was fastest in 46.24 and on Saturday he bagged maximum points with a 45.83 win in poor conditions.

At the close of Saturday`s play Ireland lie 7th.

Sunday, day 2: Stephen Rice finished 10th in the javelin with a 63.17m best. In the 3000 sc David Flynn ran 9.12.70 placing 11th. The 4 x 400 team was 2nd in 3.05.08.

Four Clonliffe athletes selected for European Team

Athletics Ireland this evening announced the Irish team for the European Team First League Championships which takes place in Vaasa, Finland on June 23rd to 25th.

There are four Clonliffe athletes selected: Brian Gregan in the 400m, and 4 x 400 relay, David Flynn in the 3000 SC, Luke Lennon-Ford 4 x 400 relay and Stephen Rice in the Javelin.

Congratulations to all four and indeed the whole Irish team. (see for full team)


Gregan goes out in Euro Semi Final

Brian Gregan having progressed safely through this morning`s 400 heats in Belgrade at the European Indoor Championships bowed out in this evening`s semi final. A second place finish behind championship favourite Pavel Maslak in 47.62 this morning put the Clonliffe man into the semi finals. The journey, however, ended at this stage with a 6th place semi final finish for Brian in 48.08. Maslak was again the race winner in 46.45.

Brian Gregan selected for European Indoors

Athletics Ireland have this evening announced an 11 strong team to represent Ireland at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3rd-5th. National Indoor and outdoor 400 Champion Brian Gregan, currently ranked number 10 in Europe, has been selected in the 400.  Full team details on


Gregan and Co. 5th in 4 x 400 Euro final

Updated: Congratulations to Brian Gregan who lead the Irish team of Craig Lynch, David Gillick and Thomas Barr to the European 4 x 400 final. In Saturday`s`s heats the team finished 4th and progressed into tomorrow`s final as one of the fastest losers.

Gregan got the team off to a good start with 46.4 split before passing on to Lynch who clocked 45.9. He handed to Gillick who ran 46.01 diving across the line passing to 400 hurler Barr who anchored the team with 46.04.

They were hoping for a time of 3:04.25 or better to get back into the top 16 for the Olympics in Rio and although short of this will have a final do or die opportunity at 6.50pm tomorrow. The target time is 3.04.05.

Ciara McCallion was also in relay action on Saturday running the final leg as the team recorded a season`s best of 3:34.02 to finish 8th in heat 2.

Sunday: The 4 X 400 team, again, lead out by Brian Gregan put in a spirited display as they chased that Rio spot, along they finished outside of the desired time, an excellent 5th place was the result in 3.04.32.

Earlier this morning Sergiu Ciobanu finished the Half Marathon in 67.46 as the Irish team placed 7th overall.



Gregan through to European Semis (updated Thursday)

Brian Gregan safely negotiated his way through the 400 heats this morning at the European Championships in Amsterdam. Running in heat 3 Gregan recorded a time of 47.02, 11th fastest of the day and will line up in the semi finals tomorrow.

Thursday: Declan Murray went out in the 800 semis, 20th fastest, in 1.50.10.



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