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Meet and Train girls still on top

Pamela Cooper reports: Sunday 22nd meet & train 2 mile xc race no.3 of 4

Tbe Clonliffe A Team continue to  hold onto 1st place in team rankings. Yesterday race no. 3 was hosted by Lucan Harriers AC in Griffen Valley Park with some 144 competitors on tbe day.

1st home for Clonliffe was Ciara Peelo in 6th place followed by Aisling Andrews, Aideen Brady, Laura Kernan and  Brid Beausang for Clonliffe A. The Clonliffe B Team was lead home by Claire Roche, Ailish Patton, Orla Deignan , Yvonne McDonough and Mel Curran.

Individual Clonliffe athletes of the day were Emer Brennan and Sophia. Well done all.

Round up: Malahide Christmas Race, Meet & Train plus more

With Christmas only around the corner this weekend was a quiet enough affaire. Yesterday saw the Clonliffe members who training in Malahide hold their 33rd annual Christmas 3 Mile handicap with a turn out of some 30. Winner of the O`Rourke Shield was Aimee Ahern, 2nd Jimmy Bennett and 3rd was the course recorder holder Martin Treacy (in 1986 Martin blasted around the course in 15.42). Fastest was Kevin Dowling (19.03).

At the Believe and Achieve Indoor Meet in Athlone IT U/16 athlete Cian Bolger ran an excellent 600 recording a time of 1.29.

Today: Round 2 of the Meet & Train Cross Country league took place in Tymon Park. There was a big field in the race of close to 150 lead home by Clonliffe`s Ciara Peelo in 1st place, Aisling Andrews 21st, Brid Beausang 22nd, Emer Brennan 24th, Aideen Brady 26th and Laura Kernan, all making up the A team. The B team also all ran very well: Claire Roche 35th, Ailish Patton 39th, Orla Deignan 56th, Yvonne McDonagh 66th, Melissa Curran 76th and Evelyn Brennan 79th.

Also today Sean Doran with 5th in the Drogheda 5k in 16.19.

Meet & Train group in Dunboyne

Pamela Cooper reports: Round one of the Meet & Train series was held yesterday, Sunday the 27th,  in Dunboyne Clonliffe ladies had 2 very strong teams competing on what is an extremely tough 2 mile xc course.
Home 1st for Clonliffe was Ciara Peelo in 3rd followed by Aideen Brady 11th Brid Beausang 12th Aisling Andrews 13th & Laura Kearnan 15th. On the Clonliffe B Team home 1st was Claire Roche 19th Ailish Patton 22nd Orla Deeghan 50th Yvonne McDonogh 53rd & Mel Curran 60th.
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Huge Clonliffe presence at Swords Meet & Train XC

The cross country action across all sections of Clonliffe Harriers continued today with some 16 athletes running in the first Meet & Train Cross Country race of the season held in Swords, hosted by Fingallians AC. There were three black and amber teams in the 2 mile race, lead home in 9th place by Brid Beausang in 9th with Catherine Dempsey in 10th snapping at her heels, next home in 15th was Emer Brennan, Jen Carpenter 17th and Aideen Brady 20th completing the A squad.

All the Clonliffe girls enjoyed good solid performances and were well up in the field of in excess of 100 starters. The Bs finished in a bunch as follows: 21st Claire Roche, 22nd Yvonne McDonagh, 23rd Emer Doyle, 27th Helen O`Sullivan, 29th Sue Kelly and 42nd Vice Captain Mandy McMenamy. The C team: 30th Evelyn Brennan, 48th Joann McCabe, 53rd Ciara O`Regan, 54th Caoime Cruise and 58th Katie Hennigan.

When the points were added up it revealed that the A team had placed 3rd with the B team 5th a great opening day for the group in pretty rough conditions. Well done to all.

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Silver lining for Clonliffe Meet & Train group

After their heroics on the grass and mud in the Meet & Train cross country winter league, that yielded team Gold, for the A team, and bronze for the Bs, the ladies may have been forgiven if they took things a little easier in the Summer Road League. No such thoughts, however, for these Clonliffe athletes as tonight the set was completed. In the final league race in Irishtown the story had a silver lining as the ladies took 2nd place overall. Once again the performance was underpinned by the superb Bernadette Kiernan who finished 2nd tonight and with Laura Kernan an excellent 9th, Catherine Dempsey 12th and Evelyn Brennan and Ladies Vic Captain Mandy McMenany, running the perfect team race to place 40th and 41st, team silver was secured.

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Meet & Train girls hit the road running

The Clonliffe Meet and Train group last night took up where they had left off. Having dominated the Winter Cross Country League (the A team were 1st and B`s 3rd) they took to the Summer Road League in style in Lucan for the 1st round over 5k, hosted by Lucan Harriers . Once again Bernadette Kiernan was top Clonliffe athlete with a fine 2nd place. They say that cream always rises to the top, well that certainly is true in the case of Kate Purcell, Kate was one of Clonliffe`s top junior distance athletes a few years back and since her return to the fold late last year she has impressed, yesterday another impressive run for 10th place. Next in was Catherine Dempsey 11th, Laura Kiernan 16th, Evelyn Brennan 58th, Mandy McMenamy 65th, Ciara Fagherty 89th. Well done all. Round no. 2, hosted by Brother Pearse in Sunday May 10th.

Round up: Clonliffe win Meet & Train, plus more

On what was a great weekend on the Indoor track it`s great to report on the success of other sections of the club over the course of the weekend. The Clonliffe Meet & Train ladies continue to go from strength to strength and yesterday completed the final round at Cherryfield Park, Firhouse of the cross country league with the A team topping the Gold standard, while the B team were runner up in the Bronze standard. The finishers yesterday were: Louise caraher-2nd, “the Comeback Kid” Kate Purcell-10th,. Jen Carpentet-11th, Ashling Andrews-12th, Laura Kearnan-16th, Catherine Dempsey-24th, Emer Brennan 26th, Marie Ralph-50th,  Mandy-61st. Joanne mc Cabe 64th, Evelyn Brennan-65th and  Francis Logue-78th.

Meet & Train overall teams – (best 3 from 4 results): Gold – 1 Clonliffe Hrs A 176, 2 Fingallians A 200, 3 Dunboyne A 267,4 Trim 340. Silver – 1 Crusaders A 285, 2 Dunboyne B 371, 3 Lakeshore Striders 726, 4 Blackrock A 728. Bronze – 1 Fingallains B 729, 2 Clonliffe Hrs B 876, 3 Bros Pearse B 1021, 4 Sportsworld D 1053, 5 Lucan Hrs D 1151, 6 Fingallians C 1194.

Also over the weekend Liam Roarty ran for Sunderland Harriers in the English National Cross Country at Parliament Hill, London. From a starting field of almost 2,000 Liam place 475th and 3rd scorer for Sunderland as the Harriers placed 54th from 170 clubs!!

Meanwhile on the roads yesterday Rachel Wisdom was 2nd lady in the Wicklow Hospice 10k in Rathdrum in 39.50

Meet and Train group enjoy Dunboyne Mudfest

The Clonliffe meet and train group got their 2014 cross country season off to an excellent start at yesterday`s Dunboyne Mudfest. It was the first meet and train race of the Winter season and with the rain of the past weeks doing some serious damage it was an experience for all concerned.

Despite thick mud and puddles everywhere the Clonliffe ladies were not deterred with two teams and a total of 11 athletes taking to the start for the two mile test. Great performances by all with Louise Carracher in particular revelling in the conditions to put in a sterling day`s work and claim a very impressive 3rd place. With 3 Clonliffe athletes (Louise, Ailish Andrews 14th and Laoise Moggin 15th)  in the top 20 from over 130 starters it was a great start to the season and will give the group great confidence for the rest of the series.

Full Clonliffe: Louise 3rd, Ailish 11th, Laoise 15th, Catherine Dempsey 32nd, Jen Carpenter 43rd, Claire Roach 68th, Frances Logue 74th, Marie Ralph 78th, Mandy McMenamy 91st, Joanne McCabe 99th and Colette Corbet 114th.

Next Meet and Train race is Jan. 4th hosted by Brothers Pearse

Laoise Moggan leads Clonliffe home at Meet and Train

The ladies captain reports on an “outstanding performance” by Laoise Moggan in this morning`s Meet and Train cross country race in Dunboyne. Laoise who has only been a Clonliffe Harrier now for a few months continues to make excellent progress and was a most impressive 10th place today leading the black and amber home. The rest of the group also put in sterling efforts: Emma Kelly 28th, Mandy McMenamy 76th, Elizabeth Kerns 81st and Patricia McGrath 89th.

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Bernadette takes another Meet and Train win

Pamela cooper reports: Race No.2 in this year’s Summer Meet & Train Road Race Series took place on Wednesday evening in Irishtown. The race was hosted by local club Crusaders but it was for the second time Clonliffe Lady Bernadette Kearnan who took home the Gold medal over this extremely tough and hilly 3 mile race.

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There were approx 100 female athletes in the race with a total 9 Clonlliffe Ladies on the start line. Second Clonliffe lady home in a superbly ran race was Caoimhe Cruise in 12th followed by Niamh Kiely 24th Emma Kelly 28th Mandy McMenamy 60th Deirdre Dunne 72nd and Claire Byrne 94th. The next and final four mile race of the Meet & Train Road Race series will take place on Wednesday 22nd May in the Phoenix Park at 7.30p

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