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Juveniles hit Tullamore for final time

The Juvenile track and season came to an end today in Tullamore with the final day of the Nationals. It was also a final track outing for Sean O`Leary in the juvenile ranks as he moves on now to junior and soon senior…only seems like yesterday that a tall young boy with a GAA back round wandered into the Morton Stadium more concerned with how to be quicker in Division 22 hurling than training to be a runner, and look at him now….going home this evening as the 3d best U/19 1500 athlete in the country, goes to show!

So starting off fittingly on the day that`s in in with the U/19 1500 where Sean O`Leary was 3rd in 4.04.76. In the U/18s after heats in the morning Craig Giles was 4th (4.08.94), he had ran 4.23.38 earlier, Daniel Lacey was 10th 4.22.58, after a 4.16.52 heat. A tired Jordan Byrne ran 4.33.08 in his heat. U/17 Aaron Cullen was also a tired looking athlete today placing 6th in the U/17 (4.14.32). In the U/16s again the Clonliffe lads were tired after a long season Dermot Buckley was 12th (4.34.01) with Daragh Carter 16th (4.42.39).

Girls U/16 Sarah Bateson was 11th in 5.19.51. In the U/15s Alana Fitzsimons was best of the Clonliffe trio 11th in 5.21.23, with Katie Halpin 5.35.43 and Aoife Hession 5.43.88.

In the 200s Sally Sumola took national U/14 bronze with a 27.04, after a 27.53 in her heat. Emma McDonnell was 4th U/15 26.68. There were three Clonliffe girls n this final, Emma was 4th with Holly Roche 7th (27.10) and Alex Toomey 8th (27.36). U/17 where both Rebecca Fitzsimons and Rapha Diamond-Ebbs made the final, 6th Rebecca 26.81 (earlier Rebecca had ran 26.30) and Rapha 7th 27.20, after a 27.19 in her heat. U/18 where Caitlin O`Reilly went out in the heats, with injury in 26.91.

Alexandra Lapiy was 4th in the U/17 Javelin (28.10m)

So the season comes to an end. Thanks to all our athletes for the commitment shown throughout the year, thanks in particular to the coaches and thanks to the parents for your support.

 

Giles wins National U/18 800 title plus day 2

Day 1 of the National Juvenile Championships yesterday in Tullamore saw Craig Giles successfully defend his 800 National tile. After a 2.01.01 heat he ran a superb 1.56.61 in the final and win the U/18 title.

Daniel Lacey was also in good form taking bronze in the U/18 3000 sc (10.12.92).

The rest of the crew all put in strong performances against the best athletes in the country. Young Jonathan Fitzsimons was 12th in the U/13 600 (1.44.34), in the girls U/15 800 13th Alana Fitzsimons (2.31.92), 14th Katie Halpin (2.33.66), U/16 10th Amy Hodson (2.27.66), U/18 7th Hannah Browne (2.26.81). In the U/15 High Jump Emma McDonnell was joint 5th (1.50M0 and Nicole Lapiy 10th U/14 javelin (21.98).

Day 2 today: Silver for Caitlin O`Reilly in the U/18 100 (12.23), silver also for Justinas Gedvilas U/19 Javelin, and bronze for Jonas Norvaisas U/13 shot in a new pb of 11.19m.

Other great performances in the 3000 where in the U/16 girls Sarah Bateson ran really well in her first national placing 9th in a new pb of 11.25.65. PB also for Daragh Carter U/16 of 9.59.14 and by both athletes in the U/17 Aaron Cullen 9.03.86 for an excellent 4th and Ben Guiden 8th in 9.29.85. U/17 Jordan Byrne was 12th (9.55.54).

Rebecca Fitzsimons also recorded a pb in the U/17 400 of 59.92, to make the final and 61.98 for 8th in the final. Rapha Diamond Ebbs was 5th in her 400 heat (63.04) and Jessica Deideku ran 13.36 in her U/17 100 heat.

All four relay teams medal in Irishtown

The even age Dublin Relays took place in Irishtown this evening. A fantastic team effort from the four Clonliffe teams in action saw all medal. The race of the evening was the U/18 girls 4 x 400 where the Clonliffe girls, Rapha, Rebecca, Cliona and Hannah were just superb and in a three way battle for the line lost out on the dip finish to DSD but took silver.

Silver was also won by the U/14 girls team of Sally, Hollie,  Naoisa and Orla in the 4 x 100 having battled through the heats and then were again excellent in the final.

Likewise the U/14 4 x 100 boys faced heats and then another great effort in the final by James, Jonas, Jonathan and Ronan saw them take bronze.

Bronze also for the U/16 girls 4 x 100 team of Cara, Sarah, Vicky and Amy (all middle distance athletes) after a fantastic battle particularly from Amy going from 5th to 3rd on the final leg.

Clonliffe U/15 girls win Dublin 4 x 100

The Dublin Juvenile Championships moved onto the relays (uneven ages) last night in Morton Stadium. Once again there was very good Clonliffe representation with lot of teams competing. Two of the teams excelled last night: the U/15 girls team of Emma McDonnell, Holly Roche, Kristin Mc Cready Hogan, and Katie Halpin winning 4 x 100 gold and the U/13 boys (Jonathan Fitzsimons, Cian O`Hare, Kahrl Balero and Oran Redmond) took 4 x 100 silver.

The final day of the Dublins is next Friday, the even age relays in Tallaght.

Juveniles add to medal collection in Tallaght

The Dublin Juvenile Championships continued tonight in Tallaght. The offering tonight was 1500s and high jump (rained off on Sunday). The first medals collected on the night came from the U/15 girls who ran an excellent race, it was great to see three black and amber vests at the front of the race, lead home by one of the hardest working athletes in this group Alana Fitzsimons who won her first Dublin title, 2nd was Aiofe Hession with Katie Halpin 4th, and making it through to National finals.

Another girl who had a great run tonight was Sarah Bateson in the U/16 race with a fantastic last lap to go from 4th to 2nd, adding another silver to her 3000 one from Saturday.

Daragh Carter took U/16 bronze with a, as always, battling Dermot Buckley 4th. The U/18 ans U/19 race was combined with great Clonliffe representation lead home with a flying finish by Craig Giles, winning the U/18 title from Sean O`Leary, U/19 gold and, after a fine run, Daniel Lacey U/18 silver. Good runs also by Jordan Byrne and Jack Horan.

In the high jump James McDonnell took U/14 bronze.

Relays are next: Unevens on Friday and Evens the following Friday.

More of the same from Day 3 of Dublin Juveniles

Day 3 of the Dublin Juvenile Championships and from yet another venue, today it was Irishtown. It was, however, more of the same from the Clonliffe athletes: top drawer performances throughout.

Starting off with the field events where Jonas Norvaias was again in top form winning the boys U/14 shot. Jonas Nyberg was 2nd, making it a Clonliffe shot one two, later Jonas, Nyberg that is also took javelin silver. Also in the javelin it was a great day for the Laipy girls as Nicole won the U/14 javelin and Alex won the U/17 javelin and also won the U/17 100 hurdles for good measure.

Emma McDonnell, who has been in excellent form all weekend took silver in the U/15 girls 200 with Holly Roche 3rd and Alex Toomey 4th. Alex later took bronze in the long jump. Sally Sumola another winning medals all weekend continued with U/14 200 silver.

In the U/17 200 Rebecca Fitzsimons was 2nd with Rapha Diamond Ebbs 3rd, Rapha was also 3rd in the long jump and later 4th in both the 400.

Craig Giles was 3rd in the U/18 400, and Cian Bolger made the U/17 400 final. Mark Keirns also put in a great weekend and today was 4th in the U/18 200.

It was a great weekend indeed for the Clonliffe athletes. The Championships continue on Wednesday with the 1500s and also the High Jump, which was rained off today, and then continue with relays (uneven ages) on Friday and Friday week (even ages).

Dublin Juvenile Championships: Day 2, Tallaght

A beautiful day in the Tallaght sunshine greeted the Clonliffe athletes for Day 2 of the Dublins. It was a little windy but on the whole a pretty fine day indeed.

Once again some top notch performances from the clubs athletes on both the track and in the field. Dublin titles were taken by Emma McDonnell adding the Girls U15 High Jump to her 800 title from last night. Kamil Gorkan won the boys U/19 high jump and in the U/16 high jump Christian Bosnjak was 2nd. Also in the field events Jonas Nyberg won the U/14 boys discus, with Keith Burke 3rd. In the long jump Sally Sumola took the girls U/14 Dublin title with a 4.62m best, and later silver in the 100.

After battling through last night`s heats Naoise Cullen took bronze in the girls U/14 800. Another athlete in the middle distance finals today was Jonathan Fitzsimons taking U/13 600 silver.

In the sprints Rebecca Fitzsimons took a fine win in the girls U/17 100 with Jessica Dedeku 3rd. Cathlin O`Reilly was also in golden form winning the U/18 100. While in the boys U/18 100 Mark Keirns was 3rd. Alex Toomey was 3rd in the girls U/15 100. A mention also of Karl Baleno who placed 4th in the boys U/12 60m

Last athletes in action were the 3000 crew who had a very long wait indeed until their races. Sarah Bateson made a fine debut over 3000 in the U/16 race with a blistering final 200 making up 10 meters on her rival to grab silver in a time of 11.35. The U/16 boys race was won by Daragh Carter after a stirring final 100 sprint to the line in 10.38. Daniel Stone impressed in the U/17 boys taking silver with a 10.04 run. In the U/18s Daniel Lacey was 3rd (9.39) with a fast finishing Jordan Byrne 4th (9.50) and Sam Baker Gorman 7th.

 

Great start to Dublin Championships by Clonliffe Juveniles

The first night of the Dublin Juvenile Championships kicked off the weekend in Morton Stadium. A good night for racing, a little cold but no rain! The menu tonight was a middle distance affaire 500s to 800s.

The younger age groups had heats with finals tomorrow. Some excellent runs from the younger Harriers with the highlights including: U/11 girls heats 5th Sarah McDonnell. U/12 boys 4th Cian O’Hare. U/13 girls 5th Orlando O’Sullivan. U/13 boys 5th Jonathan Fitzsimons.

Moving onto the 800s for the older groupings: U/14 girls 2nd Naoise Cullen and a place in tomorrow`s final in Tallaght.

The U/15 girls 800 was a final with great Clonliffe representation: Emma McDonnell, Ella Cooley, Alana Fitzsimons, Aoife Hession and Katie Halpin. In this race Emma McDonnell took up the running from the gun with a very brave Alana Fitzsimons sticking on her shoulder. Down the home straight Emma McDonnell was a cool 1st, the fast finishing Katie Halpin got herself up to 3rd and Alana`s brave run was rewarded with a 4th place finish and a place in the Nationals. Likewise the U/16 girls race had a strong Clonliffe presence with Ella Brown, Cara Beggs Curran, Vicky McDonnell and Amy Hodson all very much involved. Amy Hodson has a super run to finish in 2nd place.

The U/17 boys 800 was a stunningly fast race, won in 1.56. Cian Bolger was top Clonliffe in 3rd place and breaking new ground as he shattered two minutes with a 1.58.6 run, fine runs also by U/16 All Ireland school`s champion Aaron Hanlon n this race with a pb of 2.02.

Hannah Browne continued her excellent record in these Dublin Championships taking another win with a gun to tape win in 2.26.00 in the U/18 race. In the boys U/18 & 19 race Craig Giles was the class of the field winning a tactical race in sub 2, Shane Ferris took bronze, with Jack Horan 5th and a good warm up for tomorrow`s 3000 from Jordan Byrne. Jordan was today called up for the Irish Schools team in the 1500SC.

 

Jonas takes shot gold and Cian 800 silver at National Juvenile Indoors

Top of the Clonliffe class today at day 3 of the National Juvenile Indoors at Athlone IT was Jonas Norvaisas who took the boys U/14 shot title with a massive 12.66, 30cm ahead of second place.

On the track Cian Bolger ran an indoor pb in the 800 heats of the boys U/17 800 of 2.01.91 in a blistering heat 1, for 3rd place. A few hours later Cian went even quicker 2.00.06 and more importantly national silver to go with his 1500 silver won last week. Also in the 800s Hannah Browne ran a pb of 2.25.80 in finishing a fighting 5th place in the U/18 final. Another athlete in pb mode was Naoise Cullen a fine 2.36.18 in her U/14 heat. Our other 800 girls were a little off form today Ella Brown 6th in her U/16 heat, Emma McDonnell 8th and Aoife Hession 8th in their U/15 heats. Jonathan Fitzsimons places 6th in his U/13 800 in 1.44.43.

In the 200s Ciaran Gartland ran well to finish 2nd in his U/18 200 heat (23.46) Rapha Diamond-Ebbs ran 26.29 and Rebecca Fitzsimons 26.35, however the days work for all finished with their heats.

 

Juvenile athletes do club proud home and away (updated)

The Clonliffe juvenile athletes did themselves and club proud on Saturday at the National Indoor Relays and at Schools International XC.

Starting off in Athlone where the U/15 girls squad of Kristen McGrath Hogan, Holly Roche, Katie Halpin, Emma McDonnell and Alana Fitzsimons took superb national silver in the 4 x 200 relay. The other two teams also put in solid performances, the U/14 girls 4 x 200 were 4th in their heat and U/14 boys 5th in theirs.

Meanwhile proudly wearing the Irish green vest in Wales (and not a dirty tackle in sight) was Daragh Carter in the Schools International Cross Country junior boys race. On a very tough course and racing over a significantly longer distance than usual Daragh stuck manfully to his task with a solid run finishing in 32nd as the Irish team took silver. A great experience for Daragh to bring the curtain down on what was a break through cross country season for him.

Day 2, Sunday, of National Juveniles Indoors, with the sun shining outside, saw some of the club`s middles distance athletes in action. First in was Dermot Buckley in the U/16 1500 final, after a very fast opening two laps Dermot found himself in the second group but put in a solid run placing 9th in 4.36.68. Next in two of the U/17 squad, both drawn in heat 2. In this one Cian Bolger ran a very mature race at the head of the pack finishing 2nd (4.29.92) and will go in the final later this afternoon. Ben Guiden had what`s well described as an “up and down race” and was disappointed not to make the final after getting badly boxed in, more than once, to finish 7th (4.33.49). Likewise Cliona Cooley was disappointed with her race in the U/18 1500 finishing well short of her best down in 12th.

A magnificent silver for Cian Bolger in this evenings U/17 1500 final. In a tight finish Cian recorded a time of 4.17.96 as the first four finished with a second and a quarter of one another. Cian`s silver was one of three today as Emma McDonnell was 2nd in the U/15 high jump (1.55m) and Sally Somula 2nd U/14 60m in 8.20, having ran 8.30 in her heat.

(thanks to Darren Bolger for photos)

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