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Please help to keep this website relevant

Clonliffe Harriers has always prided itself on getting results and reports from various races online with as much speed as possible. Generally this website strives to have results up on the website before the sun goes down on that particular day.  Members, however, ought to have noted from previous appeals posted by the webmaster that it is becoming a far too cumbersome and time-consuming task to keep an eye on all the club’s members activities and to report on what has been happening.

Contrary to popular opinion the club does not have fulltime staff!

Between the juvenile athletes, track and field athletes, road races, master athletes and so forth it is becoming a huge time-consuming task and frankly it is just unfair to expect one person to spent their weekend evenings trawling through various websites for you, the club members, results.

Going forward, therefore, only significant performances/results will be reported on this website unless you the club members are kind enough to inform the webmaster of your results.

All that is required is for you to text your name, the event you took part in, your place (if you have it) and your time to 087 9599 888. Please note however a text on the day is required not a day, week or month later.

If we have the information it will go up on the website, however, if we do not have the information it will not.

With the track and field season now only around the corner things are becoming even busier so once again an appeal: you tell us and we will tell the world. If you are too modest to tell us of your performances then modesty will prevail and no-one but you will ever know about your new PB!

Juvenile training St. Patrick`s weekend

Juvenile athletes/parents please note that there is no training in Santry for Gladys`group this Sunday, March 18th. Likewise no training either Saturday or Sunday for Ray`s, Noel`s or Mick`s groups (athletes please follow schedule given by your coach). Training as normal for Gerry`s on Sunday.

Good luck to athletes competing in National Juvenile Indoors in Athlone on Sunday.

Happy St. Patrick`s Day to all!


The Beast from the East is no more!

Clonliffe athletes put the Beast to the sword in Santry Demesne this morning! Things will now get back to normal with Morton Stadium reopening tomorrow, and looking at the track this morning looking good to be fully “playable” again for Tuesday night`s training.

Also confirmed to go ahead on Tuesday is the Clonliffe AGM at 8.30pm.

Next weekend will see the All Ireland Schools XC at Waterford IT, good luck to the Clonliffe athletes there: Sarah Bateson, Aaron Cullen, Daniel Stone, Daragh Cartner, Ben Guiden, Efron Gidey and Sean O`Leary.

Also next weekend the rescheduled National Masters Indoor Championships at AIT Athlone.

Coaching Corner, the Final Instalment

Today we bring you the final instalment in Peter McDermott`s superb Coaching Corner series “The Coach and Athlete”. Over the past year and a half Peter has shared his wealth of knowledge built up over a life time in the sport as an athlete and coach. There are now 18 papers available on this site to provide an invaluable tool to coaches (would be coaches) and athletes alike. This resource is now available to all as an ongoing reference point and learning tool. The club would like to thank sincerely Peter for the time he put into this exercise and for sharing his knowledge.

Final instalment: The Coach and Athlete

Stadium Closed for Weekend plus Indoor Masters rescheduled

Just in case you don`t know, there`s bit a bit of snow falling these past days! Anyway Morton Stadium remains closed all weekend. Athletes check with your coaches for training alternatives.

Masters athletes please also note that Sunday`s National Indoors has been rescheduled to March 10th at AIT Athlone (See

All training in Morton Stadium cancelled

All Clonliffe members please note that having regard to the Red Weather Warning issued on Health & Safety grounds the Committee has cancelled our training in the Stadium tomorrow Thursday evening. Members are requested not to under any circumstances come to the stadium for training.

If you propose running tomorrow the strong advise is to run from home early and to be finished and home well before the blizzard is due to hit at circa 3.00/4.00pm. Check weather forecast.

Beach life!

With the threat of snow later in the week this morning nothing could seem further away as a beautiful sunny Spring day greeted the early risers in Dublin`s fair city. A gang of young Clonliffe athletes gathered for a recovery run on Dollymount Strand. Mother Nature can at time be cruel. And cruel she was this morning. The athletes left the shelter of the Causeway Road and headed onto the beach to be greeted by a bitingly bitter wind that would certainly have skinned any cat foolish enough to be in the vicinity. Still this group is made of steely stuff and without a murmur of discontent got on with a 45 minute run followed by 4 x 100 (or was it 1,000?) strides. Work done they hit the waves, swimming out to Howth and back……well not really, that last bit is a pure fabrication!

(Pictured: Alana, Cara, Ella, Sarah, Abbie, Aoife, Hannah, Ale & Noel)

No training on Sunday for Gerry Carr`s group

Juvenile athletes and parents please note that there is no training this Sunday, Feb 25th for Gerry Carr`s group. Training will resume for this group as normal on Tuesday.

Juvenile training continues tonight in Santry

Important Notice to juvenile athletes parents. For some reason some seem to think Clonliffe are training in Abbotstown tonight. WE ARE NOT! Training continues as normal 7pm in Morton Stadium, Santry.

Roll up Roll up for Magical Myster Tour to Masters & Intermediate XC

The club has booked a coach to bring athletes to Sunday`s National Masters and Intermediate Cross Country. The coach will leave the Stadium at 10.00 am sharp. All athletes are requested to use the coach, however, if for any reason you are making your own way there please let the relevant club captain know in advance.


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