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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.


Clonliffe athletes selected for European Championships

Athletics Ireland have announced the Irish team for the European Championships in Amsterdam July 6th to 10th. Selected in both the 400 and 4 x 400 is National Champion Brian Gregan, in the 800 Declan Murray and on the womens 4 x 400 Ciara McCallion.  Previously selected on the Half Marathon teams were Sergiu Ciobanu and Gary Murray.

Greta wins European 1500 bronze

Greta Streimikyte this evening has won bronze at the IPC European Championships 1500 (T13). Greta recorded a time of 4.54.25, which is almost four seconds shy of her recent pb, but will proudly and more importantly leave Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy with that precious bronze medal around her neck. A magnificent achievement and proud day for Greta, her family and Clonliffe Harriers. Nil desperandum!

Greta selected for IPC European Athletics C`ships

Paralympics Ireland today in Morton Stadium announced the Irish team that will contest the IPC European Athletics Championships later this month. Clonliffe`s Greta Streimikyte has been selected for the 1500. Greta has been in superb form all season with pbs set over both 800 and 1500, her 1500 time at Sunday`s AAI Games bettering her previous best by some six seconds. The championships take place between the 10th to 17th of June in Grosseto, Italy.


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