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U/18 Girls just out of National Medals

There was a battling performance today in Athlone by the U/18 4 x 400 team: Rapha Diamond-Ebbs, Rebecca Fitzsimons, Cliona Cooley and Hannah Browne, in the Nationals. The team placed just out of the medals in 4th place, after a great effort. Considering that the team includes both U/17 athletes and middle distance athletes it was a really good showing by the four.

The U/14 girls did brilliantly well to get through their heat into the final where they placed 8th.

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.

Road Relays: Clonliffe out of medals

The National Road Relays took place today in Raheny Village. The senior men`s race was won by Raheny after a great battle with Donore. The Clonliffe A team placed 8th (Richie Owens 2 Mile 9.33, Eoin Taggart 1 mile 4.36, Cathal Doyle 3 Mile 15.12, Sean O`Leary 2 Mile 10.14) the B team was 17th (Sean Doran 10.18. Jack Maughan 5.01, Liam Roarty 15.44, Alex Gibbons 10.22).

The senior women placed 7th : Alannah Cooley, 1 mile 5.42, Emier O`Brien, 2 Mile 11.34 and in her first race for the club in some time Eleanor Alexander 5.14. The race was won by Queens.

In the master`s  race the O/35 men were 6th: Clive Ahern 1 mile 5.14, Shane Casey 2 Mile 11.30, Thoms Frayner 1 mile 5.23. The O/50 team were 6th: Fergal O`Shea 5.19, Niall Markey 12.32, Kevin Dowling 5.28. The Master women O/35 placed 6th Aideen Brady 6.08, Maura Matthews 12.40, Emma Cooper 5.43.

(Pictured Masters women: Aideen Brady, Maura Matthews, Emma Cooper)

Teams for National Road Relays

The Road Relays take place in Raheny tomorrow on the Mile circuit. The senior men running over 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 while the other races will be 1 x 2 x 1.

The senior men`s teams are: A team R. Owens, E. Taggart, C. Doyle, S. O`Leary. B team: S. Doran, J. Maughan, L. Roarty, A. Gibbons.

Senior women: A. Cooley, E. O`Brien, W. Alexander.

Master men O/35: C. Ahern, S. Casey. T. Frayne.  O/50 F. O`Shea, N. Markey, K. Dowling

Master Women O/35:  A. Brady, M. Matthews, E. Cooper.


Weekend round up

First off to the United States where Aaron Hanlon ran 14.38.42 in placing 7th for Providence College at the Ocean State Invitational held in Providence on Friday the 15th.

At yesterday`s (Saturday the 16th) Patsy Kelly 5 k in Dundalk David Brady was 8th in 17.09.

The National Road Relays took place in Raheny today where very much weakened Clonliffe teams competed in both the men`s and women`s races but were never really in the running for points paying positions and finished well off the pace. The women`s team finished 9th 1 x 2 x1 (Allanah Cooley 5.46, Emer O’Brien 11.11, Louise Caraher 5.59) and the men 14th, 2 x 1 x 3 x 2: Darren Reilly 10.26, Mark McDonald 4.51, Tom Sherlock 15.53, Sean Doran 10.12.

Clonliffe overseas round up

A number of the club`s athletes have been competing overseas this past week. Starting off in the USA where javelin thrower Jill Maloney has been competing for the University of Maryland on March 21st at the UCF Track & Field Stadium Jill was 5th with a best of 35.70, later that week at her home stadium at the Maryland Invitational she placed 3rd with a best of 37.23.

Also in the US Aaron Hanlon in the Providence College colours ran 14.40.55 for 5000 on April 1st in the Colonial Relays, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chris Sibanda spain

A number of the club`s sprinters are also overseas at warm weather training camps, the 400 guys in Florida and the 100/200 guys in Europe. Chris Sibanda took in a meet in Torremolinos, Spain on March 29th in windy conditions placing 2nd in the 100 in 11.00 and 3rd in the 200 in 22.00!

L Roarty

Finally Liam Roarty slightly closer to home was running for Sunderland Harriers in the Northern 12 man relay hosted by Sunderland. This was the 5th time Sunderland Harriers staged the event (1988, 1992, 2000 and 2007).  It has to be moved from Stockport to Sunderland due to construction work taking place at the venue in Stockport.

The 12-Stage consists of four short legs (Legs 1,3,5,7) at 2.2 miles and eight long legs (2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12) at 4 miles.

Liam was on the 10th leg of the Sunderland Harriers 12-Man A team (running the 6th short leg for 2.2 miles), finishing his leg in 10th in a time of 11:18 (4th fastest time of the team). The Wearsiders finished 10th out of 44 teams in a time of 2:56:43 to qualify for the National 12-Man in Sutton Coldfield.


Strong runs from relay squads at National Juvenile indoors

Day 3 (and the last one!) of the GloHealth National Juvenile Indoor Championships took place at the Indoor Stadium in Athlone IT today. The club`s sprinters, and indeed some of the middle distance athletes, having battled through hail and rain in the Dublins on their journey to Athlone put on fine battling displays today. Although on this occasion no medals were taken home the black and amber athletes emerged from Athlone with their heads quite rightly held high.

The Juvenile captain reports once again on this fine group of young Harriers doing themselves proud. All of the squads in action put in fine efforts in the face of top quality opposition and all will benefit from the experience.

Both the girls U/14 and U/16 squads deserve special mention. The U/14 4 x 100 after a great effort in the heats were rewarded having ran blisteringly fast with fastest “losers” and took their place in the final where they finished a very credible 5th. The squad was Aoife Hession, Holly Roche, Kristan McGrady Hogan, Emma McDonnell, Ella Cooley and Alana Fitzsimons.

The U/16 squad of Rebecca Fitzsimons, Katie Connolly, Rapha Diamond Ebbs, Caithlin Butler, Success Osuoha and Jessica Dededku also made their final. In heat 2 they recorded a time of 1.51.22 and then went faster in the final 1.50.52 and were within a whisker of a medal placing 4th.

Well done also today to the girls U/13 4 x 100 and the boys U/13 4 x 100 squads who put on very brave performances in their race and the U/15 girls who missed out on making the final by a single second.

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Clonliffe relay teams in form at Dublin Juvenile Indoors (updated)

The third day of the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships saw the action switch South from Morton to Tallaght, but still of course out in the elements. Another cold windy day with some hail showers thrown into the mix, not really unexpected for Ireland in February, but maybe a tad unexpected at an Indoor Championships! A totally unexpected sight at an Indoor Championship, however,  is a hail and ice laden track!!

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Anyway the action today focused on the relays with places at the Nationals at Athlone IT up for grabs. The Clonliffe girls U/14 (E McDonnell, K McGrady Hogan, A Hession, H Roche)  and U/16 4 x 200 (R Fitzsimons, R Diamond Ebbs, K Connolly, Success Ousha) teams put in golden performances to take wins.

The U/15 girls team (R. Fagan, E. Brown, K. Connolly, A. Hodson) took silver. Likewise silver for the boys 4 x 200 team of D. Carter, M. Kavanagh, K. Fleming and D. Buckley.

To complete the set bronze medals were won by both U/13 teams. The boys team of J Fitzsimons, R Donohoe, J McDonnell, K Burke and girls N Cullen, H Foy, S Sumola, I Browne. The U/17 4 x 200 girls team also took bronze with a squad of R Fitzsimons, R Diamond Ebbs, C O Reilly, N Wade. The U/14 boys battled their way into the final.

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U/14 & U/16 Girls relay teams top 8 in Ireland

The final day of the GloHealth National Juvenile Championships took place in Tullamore today. The 4 Clonliffe Harriers teams, all girls, performed with distinction. Both the U/14`s and U/16`s battled away through semi finals to take their places with the top 8 teams in Ireland in the 4 x 100 finals.

The U/14s Ella Brown, Rachel Fagan, Abby Sheehy and Amy Hodson, with Vicky McDonnell in reserve, put in a great effort in their heat and were fast enough to go through to the All Ireland final as fastest losers. The going was tough in the final but again great battling qualities from the girls, all of whom are middle distance athletes, all the way to the line for 8th place.

The U/16s, Rebecca Fitzsimons, a start performer stepping up from U/15, Amy Connolly, Kate Howlett and Lauren Carr were superb, 3rd in their semi and a battling 7th in a super fast final.

Good runs also today from the u/15`s: Rebecca Fitzsimons, having a busy day, Tess Loftus, Caitlin Butler and Katie Connolly and the U/13`s: Aoife Hession, Emma McDonnell, Holly Roche and Alana Fitzsimons (and reserves Ella Cooley and Sian O`She)

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(pictured U/14 Girls 4 x 100  relay All Ireland Finalists)

U16 national relay

(pictured U/16 Girls 4 x 100 relay All Ireland Finalists)


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