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Clonliffe results from IMC Belfast Meet (updated)

A number of the club`s athletes travelled North for today`s IMC meet at the Mary Peter`s Track, Belfast today. In the 800 A 6th Mark McDonald 1.55.17 with Conor Healy 8th in 1.55.63. Eleanor Alexander 9th in the women`s A race (2.13.90). Moving on to the 1500s and a fine run by Craig Giles in the B 1500 2nd in 4.05.01. Then in the 3000 from a big field: 8th Cathal Doyle 8.37.14, Sean O`Leary (8.49.12) , Declan Power (9.10.25) and Daniel Lacey (9.20.13).

In the sprints: 400m Leah Bergin 3rd (58.38) with Emma Kelly 4th (61.26). 2nd in the 100 Leah Moore (12.06) and Keith Pike 3rd in the 100 (11.06).

Also at the BMC Watford Meet Jayme Rossister ran 8.13.10 to finish 7th in the 3000 A race.

Weekend Round up: Kenneally races again! (updated)

Great to see Mark Kenneally back racing today. In glorious conditions Mark took to the roads in the Phoenix Park for the Irish Runner 5 Mile, his first race in several years, to finish 7th in 25.24. Also running was mark Dowling (30.25) Results are on

Saturday evening in county Donegal David Flynn won the Buncrana 10k in 31.52, some three and a half minutes clear.

On Thursday at the Drogheda and District Graded Meet: 800 B Fergal O`Shea 2.21.81,  800 C Ciara Peelo 2.27.7 and 3000 A Declan Power 9.27.79.

Sunday the Sherlock brothers took in the Castleknock 10k, where Thomas was 3rd (17.03) and Niall 8th (18.40)

Midweek round up

During the week Eoin Pierce ran 3.50.85 finishing 10th in Watford BMC 1500 B on Wednesday. The previous week Jayme Rossister ran 3.56.13 in Loughborough while over the weekend Simon Galligan was competing in Luxemburg throwing the hammer 56.47m.

Closer to home at the Raheny Summer Series 2 mile on Tuesday Sean Doran was a comfortable winner in 10.18 with Thomas Ward 3rd in 10.49.

Stephen Scullion breaks new ground in 10,000 plus round up

Stephen Scullion ran his first ever track 10,000 last night at the Portland Track Festival, at the Lewis and Clark College Track, Oregan clocking an impressive 28.58.28. Scullion placed 11th in the race which was won by Galen Rupp (USA) in 28.18.29. Scullion`s time places him inside the Clonliffe all time top 10 in 8th place splitting Jerry Kieran and Gerry Finnegan.

On his Facebook page Scullion said: “20 weeks ago I hadn’t ran in 8 months, and was playing rugby. I’m pretty happy with that result, 20 more weeks and I`ll run a lot faster.”

(Stephen Scullion in the Portland Festival 10,000)

Today, Sunday the 11th, Brian MacMahon was 5th in the Michael Murphy 4 Mile road race in Ferns, Co. Wexford (20.52) also in Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny Sergiu Ciobanu won the Little South 4 Mile Road race in 19.46.

Gregan`s flying 400 track highlight

On a day of action on the track at home and away the stand out performer was undoubtedly Brian Gregan`s 400 in Geneva early today. A win in another season`s best, a brilliant 45.75 as he home`s in on 45.50, the World championships QT. Also competing in Geneva was Luke Lennon-Ford, 47.18 for 400 and 21.67 for 200.

At the Northern Ireland Championships Timmy Crowe was 2nd in the 400H in 54.62. Leo Morgan was 5th in the 100 final (10.96).

Also today the GV Ryan Meet took place in a windy Irishtown Stadium with good Clonliffe representation. In the 3000 Ian Guiden continued his comeback with a 5th place finish in 8.33.00, Cathal Doyle was 9th (8.41.96), Adam O`Brien 13th (8.55.44) and Alex Gibbons 24th (9.34.85). Conor Healy ran 3.57.08 in the1500 placing 7th. In the 800 B Mark McDonald ran 1.57.74, Shaun Conaghan in the C race ran 2.03.59, Greta Streimkyte was 5th in the 800B in 2.29.70 and Emma Kelly 4th in the 200 (27.71).

On the roads today at the Patrick Bell 5k in Bohemeen Sean Doran was 4th (16.15) and Joseph Cooper 25th (17.43)

Super runs by Clonliffe duo in Belgium

Brian Gregan is back! A superb run by the Clonliffe man in Oordegem, Belgium today saw him win the 400 in an excellent 45.90. Also in excellent form at this meet, a week after a the European Clubs, was Richie Owens in a season`s best over 1500 6th in 3.49.83.

Weekend Round up: 5000 win for O`Brien plus more

In torrential rain for much of yesterday`s Intervarsities Match at Morton Stadium Adam O`Brien enjoyed a gun to tape win over 5000 (15.21.63-unofficial) in the green vest.

Also yesterday in Tullamore at the Bertie Quinn Track & Field Cian Bolger ran 2.02.68 in pretty horrible weather. In the 200 Snezana Bechtina was 3rd (26.01).

On Saturday evening Eoin Pierce ran a good 1500 at the BMC Sportscity Meet in Manchester running a season`s best of 3.52.80.

On the roads today (Sunday the 28th) Stephen Scullion ran a fine 10k in the Great Manchester Run to 7th place in 29.25. David Brady won the Newtownmountkenndey 5k over an undulating road/trail course in 17.27.

Today, at Morton Stadium, at the AAI Games there was a second pb in a week for Cathal Doyle this time in the 1500 (3.55.97). Andri Mahin, more noted as a hurdler, high jumper and triple jumper ran a 2.02.00 800 placing 6th and another pb for Shaun Connaghan 2.02.63 just behind in 7th. in the 400 there was a Clonliffe one two: Leah Bergin 1st (57.23) and Emma Kelly 2nd (60.12). Leah Moore was 4th in the 200 (24.88).

Weekend round up: Mountains and Track

Up the hills and on track for the Harriers over the course of the weekend. First off the Slieve Donard Race, which was a trail for the World Mountain Championships on Saturday the 20th, was won by Sarah McCormack. In the mens race James Keavan was 4th with Brian Mac Mahon 5th.

Also on Saturday at Parliament Hill in London the Highgate 10,000 night of PBs Declan Power was just off his pb running a time of 33.00.49 placing 19th in the D race.

Also on track, yesterday, Jayme Rossister ran 9.13.03 in the 3000 sc at the Loughborough International.

Round up: USA, BMC, Ton Le Gaoithe and roads

In the USA on Friday night Aaron Hanlon had another super run for Providence over 10,000 in the Big East finishing in 6th place in 30.18.03. On Saturday Brian Flanagan was 7th in the 3000 SC in 9.34.30 at the Southland Conference, New Orleans.

At Fiday`s Navan 6k the Coopers were out: Emma 23.02 and Ian 25.35.

There were a number of Clonliffe athletes competing in the BMC meet in Solihul on Saturday tonight Richie Owens had a superb opening race of the season in the 1500 running a time of 3.50.69. Eoin Pierce ran 3.53.18 and in the 800 Mark McDonald 1.55.48 Also running in Solihul was Jayme Rossister in the 2000 SC 3rd 5.49.11.

Closer to home at the Ton Le Gaoithe Wind sprints meet there was possibly a new Clonliffe club record. Stephen Rice threw the javelin 64.90, which would be a club record, however there is still some confusion surrounding his transfer to Clonliffe (so further news when we know). Current club record holder Rory Gunning was 2nd with a 62.61 best and Alan Gunning threw a new pb of 45.78.

In the sprints Leo Morgan ran 10.86 and 10.90 in the 100. Timmy Crowe, normally of course a 400 hurdler ran 11.27 and 11.32 for 100.

Also on Saturday Stephen Scullion won the Jengana 10k held at Shanes Castle, Antrim in 32.07.

Today, Sunday at the Terenure 5 Mile Karl Nolan 29.19, Matt McGuinness 30.04 and Caroline Hynes 40.11. Ian Guiden won the Maynooth 5K over a challenging course in 15.19 with Conor Healy chasing hard in 2nd 15.22, the two Clonliffe men were some two and a half minutes ahead of the rest of the field. In the 10K making a return to racing was Michael MacDiarmada 6th in 34.20.

Weekend round up including Greystones/IMC meet (updated)

At Saturday`s Greystones AC/IMC Meet Cathal Doyle smashed his 1500 pb with a 3.56.93 run to 8th place in the a race. In the B race Eoin Taggart ran 4.03.28. There was a good season`s opener from Mark McDonald in the 800 1.56.80, young Craig Giles was close to his pb with a 1.57.65. Eleanor Alexander continues to race to fitness recording a time of 2.15.15 in 6th place in the women`s A race. In the sprints Paul Whelan was 6th in the 100 A (11.69) and Stuart Roche 4th in the B race (11.74).

On the roads Stephen Scullion was back on home turf up north winning the Glenavy Milk 10K Run in 32.59. Also today the BHAA RTE 5 Mile took place no info on any Clonliffe athletes, however, if you took part maybe let us in on the secret! (text 0879599888)

In the US on Saturday evening (May 6th) David Flynn ran another 5000 pb at the Oxy Invitational recording 14.09.15 placing 15th.

On Saturday Rory Gunning competed for Kent AC in the javelin in the British league throwing 58.87m.

Sunday the 7th: Sergiu Ciobanu won the Annerville 10k in Clonmel today in 30.27.


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