Grand Prix Series

(pictured) 2017 Grand Prix Winner: Emma Dunne (Clonliffe Harriers AC)

About:

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 up to 100 athletes. It is a series which is open to all members of Clonliffe Harriers and also to guests by invitation.

Where:

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.

2017 Grand Prix Race Schedule:

Round 1: Thursday  March 30th – Frank White Cup – 5 Mile – Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 2: Thursday April 13th – McDonald Cup 4 Mile, Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 3: Thursday April 27th– The Clonliffe 2 – Morton Stadium/Santry, Santry 8 p.m.

Round 4: Thursday May 4th  – 3000m , Pat O`Hara Memorial Cup- Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 5: Thursday May 18th– Santry Mile, Guiden Trophy -Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 6: Thursday June 1st –   McCarrick Plate 2 and 1/2 Mile, Malahide Castle 8 p.m

Round 7: Thursday June 15th – O`Connor Cup, 4 Mile Grass, Santry 8 p.m.

Round 8: Thursday June 29th -Michael Murphy Memorial, 5  – Malahide Castle 8 p.m.

Round 9: Thursday July  6th- 800, Richie Barr Cup, Morton Stadium – 8 p.m.

Round 10: Thursday July 13th 1500m, Pat Byrne Cup – Morton Stadium 8 p.m

Round 11: Thursday  July 27th – 5,000m Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 12: Thursday September 7th – Bonass Trophy/Club 10,000m – Morton stadium 8pm.

Round 13: Thursday September 14th – The Walker Cup (4 Mile) Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Round 14: Saturday October 7th – Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile – Maladide Castle 12 noon.

Round 15: Saturday  November 11th – Irwin Cup 6k XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon.

Round 16: Saturday November 25th – Horan Cup 6mile XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon

 

Leaderboard:

The attached file shows the final 2017 leaderboard: Grand Prix 2017 after 16 rounds

 

 

Contact:

Maurice Ahern 0872582161/ Liam Hennessy: liamhpt@gmail.com

 

Entry to Grand Prix Series:

Cost €30. for series and completion of entry form : GrandPrixentry17


Grand Prix Series Winners:

2017 – Emma Dunne (Clonliffe Harriers)

2016 – Richie Barr (Clonliffe Harriers)

2015- Niall Markey (Clonliffe Harriers)

2014- Richard Case (Portmarnock)

2013- Desie Shorten (Parnells)

2012- Ray Dunne (Portmarnock)

2011-Colm Hickey (Clonliffe Harriers)

2010-Ernie Ramesy (Clonliffe Harriers)

2009-Tom Monks (Clonliffe Harriers)

2008-Dave Brady (Raheny Shamrocks)

2007-

2006-John Fay (Clonliffe Harriers)

2005-David Brennan (Clonliffe Harriers)

2004-

2003-Pat Healy (Unattached)

2002-Eddie Harrison (Raheny Shamrocks)

2001-Jimmy Bennett (Clonliffe Harriers)

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