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Clonliffe to the fore on historic Graded night

In an historic night last night`s (June 6th) Dublin Graded Meet at Morton Stadium saw Bandon AC`s Phil Healy set a new Irish women`s 100 record of 11.26. It was a perfect night: warm, sunny and not a breath of wind.

From a Clonliffe point of view there was great interest throughout the meet. The men`s A 100 was akin to a club championship won by Keith Pike in 10.98, 2nd was newly minted Clonliffe boy Eamonn Fahey 11.03, 5th Pascal Touche 11.44 and 6th Isreal Ibeanu 11.46.

Leah Bergin was 5th in the A 400 (58.12) with Diana Markina 6th in the B race (66.47). In the men`s 400 Mark McDonald ran 52.05 and  Cian Bolger  53.21, Niall Sherlock despite not quite blasting from the blocks in grade C, ran 58.72 to take 2nd place.

The 1500s were a tremendous spectacle with Clonliffe vests dominating proceedings. Sarah Bateson front ran her B grade race from the gun and after a solo run was some 50 plus meters clear winning in a season`s best of 5.14.61 with  Diana Markin in her 2nd race of the night running 6.01.13.

Of the men in their 1500s there were most encouraging runs. Colm Rooney in his A race was perfectly positioned throughout and kicked off the final bend to win in 4.00.38. Young Aaron Cullen ran an excellent pb in this race of 4.08.10 for 3rd place. Adam O`Brien ran 4.07.36 to 5th place in the 2nd A race. There were a number of B races Greg Hossenny was well clear of the pack as he dominated race 1 to win in 4.14.22. The next B race was most entertaining indeed with a super inter Clonliffe battle at the front Sean Carrig (4.16.51) 1st managing to hold off a battling Ben Guiden, who recorded a 7 second pb of 4.17.51 for 2nd and Shaun Conaghan 3rd 4.17.92. Great runs also by Stephen Cashin 5th 4.20.54 Ian McAlweney and Tom Sherlock. Also Alex Gibbons 4.32.49 and Eoghan Murphy 4.38.64 

In Madrid Clonliffe’s Ale Hernandez back home for the summer ran her first 800 of the season 2.26.

Mid week action at Graded and on road

The latest graded meet took place in Tallaght tonight. There was a win in the 800B for Shaun Conaghan in 2.03.62. Thomas Frayne was 3rd in C 2.19.06 and Diana Markina was 5th in the women’s B race 2.47.52. In The 2000 sc Sean Carrig was 4th 6.28.27 and Jordan Byrne 10th 6.54.36.

On the road Sean Doran was 13th at the Bob Heffernan 5k in 16.15.

Wednesday night action

The mid week athletes action tonight came in the form of Round 3 of the Dublin Graded Meet in Tallaght. In the 1500m grade A Craig Giles clocked 4.06.40 in placing 2nd in grade A. Grade B saw a win for The Harrier of the Year Greg Hossenny in 4.20.05, 7th was Stephen Cashin 4.24.83 and Saun Conaghan 8th in 4.25.45. In the grade C race Niall Sherlock was 3rd (4.46.06) with Brian Kelly running 4.59.85. Tom Sherlock took on the 5000 running a 10 second pb of 16.04 (error in official results!) to take 3rd place.

In Kilcock on the Roads the Le Cheile 5 k took place where Declan Power was 3rd (16.20) and Sean Doran 5th (16.45).

At the BMC meet in Lee Valley Eoin Pierce was 3rd in the Mile in 4.13.77.

Wintry start to Graded Meets

The first of the Dublin Athletic Board’s graded Meets took place in the Morton Stadium last night. It was a bitterly cold windy night with rain towards the latter end of the evening meaning it was pretty unpleasant conditions for both athletes and officials.

From a Clonliffe perspective Rebecca Fitzsimons enjoyed a win in Grade C of the Women’s 100 in a time of 13.45. In the men’s race C number 2 Thomas Moran was 3rd in 12.42 with Kristin Bosnjak 5th in 12.78.

The women’s 800 A saw good Clonliffe representation with Alannah Cooley finishing 4th (2.21.11), Hannah Browne 7th 2.26.25 and Orna McGinley 8th 2.27.16.

In the men’s 800s Grade A race 1 saw a good run from Cian Bolger to finish 8th in 2.00.22 with Jack Maughan 11th 2.09.22.  In Grade A race 2 Joey Hession made a welcome return to the track running 2.03.79 for 8th place.  In Grade B Daniel Stone was 4th (2.07.13) and in Grade C Niall Sherlock was 2nd (2.11.96)  Finally in the 3000 combined race A and B Alex Gibbons placed 4th (9.13.80), Thomas Sherlock – kitting out for the second race of the evening was 6th 9.16.25, Greg Hossenny was 11th 9.42.29 and in the combined B and C race Joseph Keane had a fine run to finish 2nd in 9.27.58 with Ian McAweeney 8th – 10.00.13.

Clonliffe athletes have good night at graded

The 5th Dublin Graded Meet of the season, incorporating the Dublin Track and Field Championships, took place in unseasonably hot and muggy conditions in Tallaght last night.  It was a breeze free evening which was conducive to fast times.

There was a small sprinkling of Clonliffe athletes on the night and all performed very well with several Clonliffe wins.

Starting off with the sprints Emma Kelly won the combined Women’s B and C 200 in a time of 27.21 with Emer Treacy 5th in 29.04.

In the 800s Hannah Browne had a fine win in the B race in a new PB of 2.24.61. There was an excellent run in the A championship race from Eleanor Alexander who placed 2nd in 2.14.66.

In the Men’s 800 Shaun Conaghan was a powerful winner of the B race leading most of the way in 2.03.31. An off form Cian Bolger was well off his best in the A race, recent layoff from injury clearly taking its toll.

Thomas Sherlock delivered the 4th Clonliffe win of the night winning the B 3000 in a time of 9.27.61 and in the A 3000 Liam Roarty ran 9.00.13 to finish 4th, Sean Doran ran 9.36.38 to finish 9th and Alex Gibbons was 10th in 9.38.96.

400 PB for Mark McDonald at graded

Mark McDonald recorded a fine 400 PB at the Graded meet in Morton Stadium of 50.70 last night. Mark placed 2nd in the A race. Another athlete in fine form was Eleanor Alexander getting back towards her best as she won the A 1500 in 4.34.37. In grade B Rio Paralympian Greta Streimikyte was 3rd in 5.00.68.

In the men`s 1500 Shaun Conaghan was 2nd in grade B (4.21.80) with Jack Maughan 5th (4.23.26). Denise Bolger was 4th in the 100 B, race 1 (13.39), Emer Treacy was 5th in the 400 B in 65.31. Leo Mangan won the A 100 in 11.12, while in the B race, the youngsters warm up for their Dublin Championships, Mark Kerins was 4th in 100 B (12.10) with Kamil Gorka 6th (12.22).

Finally in the hammer Simon Galligan was 2nd (57.15m) , Caoimhe Morris was back in action throwing the 4kg hammer 41.46 and Frances Mansfield (3kg) through 13.67.

800 PB for Cathal Doyle at Graded

Young Cathal Doyle, more noted as a distance runner, ran an excellent gun to flag 800 PB at the Dublin Graded Meet in Irishtown last night. Cathal hit the front from the starters gun and scorched around the Irishtown track in 1.56.54 to win the second A race.  In the B race running his first ever track race was Shaun Conaghan making a winning debut in 2.03.34.

No further results currently to hand.

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.

Dublin Graded Meet Number 1

The track and field season kicked off in a cold and wintry Morton Stadium on Wednesday night, April 26th with the Dublin Graded Leagues. There was a sprinkling of Clonliffe athletes in action.

Starting off with the sprints, Rebecca Fitzsimons, who only a matter of hours earlier had won the inter 300 North Leinster title at the same venue, won the 100 Grade C Race in a time of 13.11 with club mate Denise Bolger 2nd 13.43.  Leo Morgan was 3rd in the A 100 in a time of 10.19, Mark Kerins was 3rd in Grade C in 12.34 with Ciaran Gartland 3rd in Race C 2 12.01.

In the 800s Hannah Browne was 3rd in Grade B in a time of 2.28.93.  In Grade B of the Men’s Niall Norman ran 2.06.03 in placing 7th and in Grade D Thomas Frayne was 7th in 2.24.63.

The Women’s 3000 saw Emer Treacy make her debut over the longer distance, stepping up from her normal 800, she recorded a time of 12.03.94 whilst in the Men’s 3000 Joseph Keane was 10th in 8.53.00, Eoin McCullough was 17th (9.39.70), in the combined B and C race Declan Power was 2nd 9.13.28, Thomas Sherlock ran 9.24.67 for 5th, Thomas Ward was 10th in 9.37.88 and Niall Sherlock 18th in 9.50.30.

In the field events Rolus Olusa won the pole vault with 3.60 and Frances Mansfield was out once again competing finishing 2nd in the Women’s hammer (3kg) with a best of 15.41.

Next up for the graded is a trip to Irishtown where on the card is 200m, 1500m, 5000m, long jump, pole vault and shot.

Recent results catch up

Over the last couple weeks some Clonliffe results have slipped under the radar. Starting at the end of July on the 31st there was a Clonliffe one two and indeed almost a clean sweep in the BHAA Dublin Fire Brigade 5k at Griffith Avenue as Declan Power was 1st (16.17), 2nd Sean Doran 16.26 and 4th Thomas Sherlock 16.45. Declan as the 3rd scorer on the National Half Marathon winning team (with Brian MacMahon and Gary O`Hanlon) the following weekend.

On August 3rd the final Graded Meet took place where Chris Sibanda won the 100 A in 11.69, in grade C Ronan Gately ran 13.23 and later 61.11 in the 400. Thomas Sherlock in the 3000 ran 9.20.65 with Liam Roarty 9.28.92. Frances Mansfield continues to compete in track and field throwing a best of 12.43 in the discus.

Finally Sergiu Ciobanu won the Streets of Galway 8k on August 6th in 24.25.

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