Over the years Clonliffe Harriers promoted various club races, road, cross country and track. Some of these races date back to the early 1900s including: the Horan Cup which dates back to 1908, the Irwin Cup which dates back to the 1930s and was in memory of Clonliffe Olympian Carmichael Irwin and the Walker Cup presented by the Walker family in 1966. In 2001 these club races were revitalised with the introduction of the Clonliffe Harriers Grand Prix Series. This was a series designed to incorporate all of these club races into a eight/nine month season which would feature club races on the country, road and track. The series is run on a handicap basis, getting back to the old tradition of club handicaps, meaning that every athlete in the series had an equal chance of prevailing. The series has proven to be extremely successful attracting an entry on an annual basis of between 60 and 70 athletes. It is a series which is open to all members of Clonliffe Harriers and also to guests by invitation.
Races on the track take place in the Morton Stadium, the cross country races invariably take place in Santry Demesne at the rear of the Morton Stadium. Some races, however, also take place in the grounds of Malahide Castle, the ‘road races’ in the series take place in the grounds of Malahide Castle.
2013 Race Schedule:
Round 1: Thursday 28th of March – Frank White Cup – 5 Mile – Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 2: Thursday 18th of April – 3000 metres, Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 3: Thursday 2nd May - Santry Mile - Morton Stadium 8.00p.m.
Round 4: Thursday 9th of May – McDonald Cup 4 Mile – Morton Stadium, Santry 8 p.m.
Round 5: Thursday 23rd of May – McCarrick Plate (2.5 Mile) – road race Malahide Castle 8 p.m.
Round 6: Tuesday 13th of June – O’Connor Cup (4 Mile Grass Race) Castlefield, Malahide Castle 8 p.m.
Round 7: Thursday 20th of June – Mick Murphy Memorial 5 Mile – Malahide Castle 8 p.m.
Round 8: Tuesday 4th of July 800 metres – Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 9: Thursday 18th of July 1500m – Morton Stadium Santry 8 p.m.
Round 10: Thursday 1st of August 5000m – Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 11: Thursday 12th of September – Bonass Trophy/Club 10,000m Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 12: Tuesday 24th of September – The Walker Cup (4 Mile) Morton Stadium 8 p.m.
Round 13: Saturday 5th of October – Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile – Malahide Castle 12 noon.
Round 14: Saturday 9th of November – Horan Cup 6 Mile XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon.
Round 15: Saturday 30th of November – Irwin Cup 6K XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon.
Please contact Eoin Murray on 087 292 7862.
Grand Prix Series 2013:
Grand Prix Series Winners:
2012- Ray Dunne (Portmarnock)
2011-Colm Hickey (Clonliffe Harriers)
2010-Ernie Ramesy (Clonliffe Harriers)
2009-Tom Monks (Clonliffe Harriers)
2008-Dave Brady (Raheny Shamrocks)
2006-John Fay (Clonliffe Harriers)
2005-David Brennan (Clonliffe Harriers)
2003-Pat Healy (Unattached)
2002-Eddie Harrison (Raheny Shamrocks)
2001-Jimmy Bennett (Clonliffe Harriers)