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Clonliffe at IMC plus 10 mile in Park

Brief report from today’s GV Wright IMC meet in Irishtown. A big pb for Greg Hossenny in 1500 of 3.59.84. In The 800 Cathal Doyle 1.52.67, Mark McDonald 1.58.4, Shaun Conghan 2.03.70. 3000 Adam O’Brien 8.48.21. Greta Streimikyte ran 4.44.69 in the 1500 and Leah Bergin in the 400 59.12.

In the Phoenix Park the Irish Runner 10 mile road race saw Declan Power finish 8th in 55.32. Others Caroline Hynes 1.28.08, Katie Hennigan 1.28.50, Shane Rooney 1.31.41, Dave Lyons 1.33.36.

No training Morton Stadium on Sunday except..

Please note that as Morton Stadium is the venue for Round 2 of the National League there is no Clonliffe training there on Sunday morning. Gerry Carr’s group will meet for training as usual at Clonliffe side 11.00am.

Morton Games launched today

Morton Games, Dublin City’s only international track and field Meet, was launched in central Dublin today by the Deputy Mayor of Fingal Councillor Grainne Maguire, Minister Brendan Griffin, TD and Mr. Hamish Adams CEO Athletics Ireland.

Irish international athletes Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) and Siofra Clerigh-Buttner (DSD) also kindly attended the launch. Both athletes will compete in July 19th’s big international Meet at the Morton Stadium, Santry.

Speaking at the launch Minister Griffin said: “This year’s Morton Games promises to be another wonderful night of athletics and a fantastic opportunity for the Irish public to see some top class athletes in action. It is also a great chance for our athletes to test themselves against international opposition in preparation for the European Athletics Championships which take place in Berlin in August.

I wold like to congratulate everyone involved in organising this prestigious event on the Irish sporting calendar and I hope everyone has an exciting and enjoyable evening.”

Morton Games now in its eighth year as an annual international track and field Meet will feature Ireland’s top athletes, in addition to Brian Gregan and Siofra Clerigh-Buttner the Meet will feature Ireland’s fastest woman Phil Healy, Sean Tobin in the Morton Mile, John Travers and Stephen Scullion in the 5000.

Confirmed international athletes participating in the Meet include 2016 world indoor 800 champion Boris Berian (USA), Crystal Emmanuel (CAN), a two time Olympian and finalist in both the 2017 world championships and Diamond League. Olympic high jump finalist Alyx Treasure (CAN) and Ryan Gregson (AUS) a 2016 Olympic 1500 finalist.

The Meet will feature athletes from over thirty countries, from all five continents with in excess of 100 international athletes competing including approximately 20 Olympians.

Morton Games on Thursday July 19th commences with a pre programme at 6.30 p.m. and the international athletics then commencing at 7.30 p.m. (see www.mortongames.ie)

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Important notice – car break-ins at stadium

Members please note that in recent weeks there have been a number of break-ins to cars parked in Morton Stadium during Clonliffe training time. The stadium of course is aware of this and the Gardaí have been notified.

In the meantime, however, it is strongly advised that members take the following precautions:

 

  1. Do not leave any valuables whatsoever in your car.

 

  1. Make sure your windows are fully closed.

 

  1. Make sure your car is locked and alarmed.

 

  1. Be vigilant. If you hear an alarm being activated bring this to the immediate attention of stadium staff.

 

  1. Likewise report any suspicious activity immediately to stadium staff.

Training in Stadium this weekend.

Please note that Morton Stadium is in use all day Saturday for the Dublin Community Games. The Clonliffe club house will be open for members to use from 11.00am to 12.30pm if training in the park. Please note that the shower problem remains!

Training in Stadium on Sunday from 9.30am to 11.30am. Community Games from 12.00.

Notice: Park Etiquette

Members please note that the club has received a formal complaint from a user of Santry Demesne Park at the rear of the stadium.

The complaint surrounds Clonliffe athletes essentially ‘hogging’ the footpath meaning that other users of the park have to give way and step off the footpath. Worse again if the park user is walking in the same direction as the athletes the athletes come up en masse behind the park user essentially swarming all over and around the park user.

If athletes reflect they will appreciate that this is unfair and completely inappropriate. The last thing Clonliffe Harriers want is any conflict with park users, local residents and of course Fingal as the owners of Santry Demesne Park.

The issue does not seem to be a problem when athletes are doing their sessions or running on the grass, the problem really is only when athletes are doing sessions or warmups/warmdowns on the footpaths which are not the widest in the world in any event.

It is requested that all athletes will be mindful of other park users to use the footpaths. Please be more sensitive of the needs of others and if doing sessions try and do them no more than two abreast.  Coaches are also requested to advise their groups of their obligations to other park users before the commencement of any training in Santry Demense.

The co-operation on this issue of all of our members is appreciated.

No Clonliffe training in stadium on Sunday

Athletes/parents and coaches please note that in order to facilitate the hosting in Morton Stadium on Sunday of the AAI Games all Clonliffe training in the stadium is cancelled. Your cooperation is much appreciated.

Cold showers only this week!

Don`t scream! Apologies club members but due to on going plumbing works in the clubhouse this week it`s cold showers only on Tuesday and Thursday! It`ll be worth the pain in the long run.

Chorus Girls!

Club Captain Joe Cooper takes a break from pondering his team selection for the European Clubs Track & Field in two weeks time to get in some practice for the next season of “Dancing with the Stars”. Well if Rob Heffernan can do it…….

Clonliffe members elected at Congress

At yesterday’s Athletics Ireland Congress held in Carrick-on-Shannon George Maybury was returned unopposed to the position of Chair of the Risk and Finance Committee. Club President Paddy Marley was once again elected on to the Competition Committee and Bernie Dunne elected onto both the Competition Committee and the Juvenile Competition Committee. Congratulations to all three.

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