Archive for May, 2008

Another magnificent day from magnificent juveniles

May 26, 2008 [Noel Guiden] Sunday May 25th was the 3rd and final day of the Dublin juvenile Championships at Morton and once again the club`s young athletes put on a truely magnificent show, matching the previous day`s haul of 24 medals. And so at the conclusion of the weekend`s proceedings our athletes had taken a superb 53 Dublin Championship medals – 25 Golds, 15 Silvers and 13 Bronze. Take a bow boys and girls and of course Gladys, Marion, Mick, Gerry, Joe, Brian and Ronan a magnificent team effort.

Sunday`s high lights included Leah Bergin in the U/15 taking more medals this time gold in the long jump and silver in the 100m to add to her 200m Gold from Saturday, a Clonliffe one two in the girls U/17 Javelin and in the boys U/17 3000m, and Elaine Begley in her first outing for the club winning silver in the U/15 long jump.

Sunday`s Medalist were:

Ruth Farrelly 1st U/19 Javelin

Aarron Wade 3rd U/15 Long Jump

Matthew Dobbyn 2nd U/12 High Jump

Keith Hodson 2nd U/10 80m

Leah Bergin 1st U/15 Long jump/2nd 100m

Sean Lynch 1st U/17 Long Jump

Eamon Heenahan 1st U`17 Javelin

Conor Redmond 3rd U/16 100m

Patrick O`Connor 1st U/16 100m

Conor Coleman (above) 1st U/19 100m

Mark Moloney 1st U/15 Long Jump

Peter Taylor 3rd U/11 80m

Elaine Begley 2nd U/15 Long Jump

Hannah McLoughlin 3rd U/15 Javelin/ 3rd Shot

Jack Fay 1st U/17 3,000m

Mark McKenzie 2nd U/17 3,000m

Niamh Hussey 1st U/17 Javelin

Denise Callaghan 2nd U/17 Javelin

Sean Lacey 1st U/18 400m

Graham Mahon 2nd U/17 400m

Sarah Finnegan 3rd U/18 3000m

Alex 1st boys U/15 tripple Jump

Day 2 and medals everywhere

May 24, 2008 [Noel Guiden] Day 2 of the Juvenile Dublin Championships dawned and by close of business there was a great collection of medals around the necks of the young Harriers. High lights today included Tom Austin taking Gold in the U/17 1500m having earlier won Discus silver. Dave Fitzmaurice (left) adding U/19 1500m gold to yesterday`s 800 and Leah Bergin`s classey win the the U/15 200m.

Other noteable performances included Gold and Silver in the U/15 hammer from Manuel Curry and Safari Aletch. Shauna Furman in the girls U/18 100m hurdles 1st, Ian Guiden 1st in the U/15 1500m adding to last nights 800m bronze and further golds from Mark Moloney U/15 80m hurdles, Ben Woods U/19 Discus, Zachri Hales U/11 Ball Throw and bronze in the long jump.

Today`s medal winners were:

D. Redmond 1st U/10 Ball Throw/ 3rd Long Jump

M. Curray 1st U/15 Hammer

S. Aletch 2nd U/15 Hammer

S. Furman 1st U/18 100m Hurdles

M. Moloney 1st U/15 80m Hurdles

J. Rossiter 3rd U/18

B. Woods 1st U/19 Discus

L. Carr 3rd U/10 Ball Throw

T. Austin 1st U/17 1500/2nd Discus

A. Muldoon 2nd U/11 Ball Throw

Z. Hales 1st U/11 Ball Throw/3rd Long Jump

M. Dobbin 2nd U/12 Long Jump

A. Mahon 2nd U/11 Ball Throw

P. Taylor 1st U/11 Long Jump

K. Hales 3rd U/10 Ball Throw

P. O`Connor 2nd U/16 200m

S. Lynch 2nd U/17 High Jump/2nd Shot Putt

I. Guiden 1st U/15 1500

L. Bergin 1st U/15 200m

D. Fitzmaurice 1st U/19 1500m

The Juveniles will be back in action for the final day tomorrow.

Dublin Juvenile championships up and running

May 23, 2008 [Noel Guiden] Day 1 of the 3 day Dublin Juvenile Track and Field C`ships took place in the Morton Stadium this evening. This evening`s action was confined to the middle distance events for the various age groups with a host of good 800m races on view. There were a number of fine performances from the young Harriers in action in particular golden moments provided by Graham Mahon and young Keith Hodson.

Keith provided the first gold of these championships in the U/10 300m. In the U/15 girls 800m Laura Preston ran a very strong last lap to get into contention for a medal, however, the effort told as she was ran out of bronze finishing 4th. Ian Guiden ran yet another PB this time in the U/15 800 to take bronze in 2.26.

On then to the U/17s where very strong front running by Graham Mahon seen him take 800m gold in 2.05. Sarah Finnegan was another athlete showing good form always at the head of the field in the U/18 800 finishing a very credable 3rd in 2.24.

The final race of the night was the boys U/18 and U/19 final where there was a large Clonliffe presence. Dave Fitzmaurice coming way down in distance had a battle royal with MSB over the final 150 neck and neck in the race of the night with Fitzie missing out on the by a fraction however taking gold in the U/19 in a new PB of 2.00. Larry Brady ran a PB, his 4th of the week 2.04 for 3rd U/18 . Jordan Logue ran 2.14 and Gregg McLoughlin ran 2.22.

Mention also of Sean McLoughlin who qualified for the final of the U/12 600m.

The action continues tomorrow at 11.00am.

Lyons does it again

May 11, 2008 [Killian Lonergan] Clonliffe’s Jeremy Lyons shattered his recently set Club Record for the 400m Hurdles yesterday in the AAI Games/GV Ryan Competition. In ideal conditions at the Irishtown track Jeremy fought all the way to the line to out duel the 2007 National Champion, DSD’s Jonathon Miller, in a time of 53.34. This knocked 1.35 seconds off his 2 week old record. Crucially, the carrot of his decade old Personal Best time of 52.9 secs is still there!

Our 800m boys won the 3x800m relay from Finn Valley and Donore in 6 mins even. Lead off by Eoin McDonnell, the young team were always looking like the trio to beat. Paul Breslin produced a strong run to consolidate the position before David Fitzmaurice brough the team home for Gold – first National Senior Gold medals for all three. Well done.

In the field, our Javelin stalwarth, Denis Delaney was beaten by Paul Marry for first Clonliffe man. They finished 3rd and 4th respectively with distances of 55.36m and 51.42m. Robert Butler was 6th with 42.78m.

In other events, John Harnett was 6th in the 400m in a time of 53.88. David Fitzmaurice was 3rd in the 1500m in 4.08.73 and our female javelin throwers, Denise Byrne and Ruth Farrelly were 3rd and 4th with throws of 37.02m and 32.21m.

Next up is the 1st round of the National League on May 18th.

Alan O`Neill and Noel Daly honoured

May 9, 2008 [Noel Guiden] Clonliffe Harriers last night paid tribute to the athletes who have brought glory to the club over the Winter months at a special presentation night. In addition to the club`s athletes two special individuals were honoured for the invaluable contribution they have made to our club : Alan O`Neill and Noel Daly. Both are of course former Clonliffe athletes, however, it was for thier off the field activities they were honoured. Alan for his coaching of our young athletes in St. Aidans CBS, who this year after a 23 year break captured the All Ireland Senior Schools Cross country. Alan coaches all these guys after school, in addition Alan coaches at schools level at present a couple of dozen of our future stars from U/14 onwards. Noel was honoured for his equally valuable work in looking after the clubs finances, at out 2007 AGM Noel stepped down from the position of club Treasurer after 10 years service, an extraordinary achievement, Noel is still activally involved in the administation of the club as a Committee member and also on the LOC of the Morton Memorial Meet.

Awards made to our athletes included David Donegan for his National Indoor Pole Vault title,and to Jeremy Lyons for recently breaking the long standing club 400m h record.

Team awards were made to the National Juvenile U/18 Cross Country winning squad of Dave Fitzmaurice, Larry Brady, Eoin McDonnell, Mark McDonald, Colm Murray, Tony Kavanagh,Mickey McAnallan and Jordan Logue.

Our womens National Novice Cross country winning team of Becky Woods, Tara Whyte, Ailish McDermott and Eleanor Alexandra were then honoured. Followed by the mens National Road Relay record breaking team of Aidan Bailey, Conor Healy, Colm Rooney and James Nolan.

Finally the 5 in a row National senior men`s Cross Country team: Alistair Cragg, Chris Carris, Sergiu Turea, Brian McMahon, Colm Rooney, Gary O`Hanlon, Cian McLoughlin, Palo Dogilo and Aidan Bailey.

Well done to all and a special thanks to Club President Paddy Marley, Captains Joe Cooper, Bronagh NiBhriain and Gladys Cooper and to Treasurer Noreen Keane for their efforts in organising the night.

Sergiu 5th in Belfast Marathon

May 8, 2008 [Noel Guiden] Results just in from Monday`s Deep Rock Belfast City Marathon show a good run over his first real race over the distance from Sergiu Turea 5th in 2:25.51, a PB. Sergiu had previously ran the Longford Marathon as a training run and Monday was his first Marathon Race as such. A good run also from Ronan Hartnett, in what must be his 3rd marathon of 2008, 21st in 2:47.42, which must be fairly close to his PB. Full results on

Paul Flemming sprints to victory in Clonliffe 2

May 5, 2008 [Jeremy Walsh] The 117th Clonliffe 2 mile road race was run today in magnificent sunshine. 84 athletes toed the line at the Bottom of the Hill pub in Finglas and made their way downhill for the fast first mile. The front runners appeared to be holding back a little and the real race didn’t start until the uphill section. By the time they got to the last corner before the turn in to the finish line at the Gravediggers pub in Glasnevin, there was not much to seperate the front four. David Flynn, leading junior struggled to stay with the senior pace and Tom Fitzpatrick from Tallaght was next to be dropped. With 200m to go Rory McDonnell of Dunboyne made his move, but Paul Fleming (Rathfarnham) tracked him all the way, and a titanic battle ensued. In the end Paul’s renowned sprint finish saw him take victory in 9.36, with Rory just a second behind.

Annette Kealy was first female home, while Liffey Valley won the Men’s team prize by a single point from Dunboyne. In the Ladies team even, Sportsworld and Clonliffe both scored 110 points, but Sportsworld took 1st place on countback. David Flynn and Kate Purcell from the hosting club were Junior winners on the day. Full results below.

Many thanks to Eugene Kavanagh for his continued support of this great race and to Mick Kearney and his team for the organisation.

Place Time Name Club Category

1. 9.36 Paul Fleming Rathfarnham Sen M

2. 9.37 Rory McDonnell Dunboyne Sen M

3. 9.39 Thomas Fitzpatrick Tallaght Sen M

4. 9.41 David Flynn Clonliffe Jun M

5. 9.48 Ciaran Reilly Liffey Valley Sen M

6. 9.56 Tom O’Connor Liffey Valley M45

7. 10.00 Paul Balfe Liffey Valley M35

8. 10.09 Pheilim Glynn Dunboyne M40

9. 10.14 Morgan McDonagh Dunboyne Sen M

10. 10.16 Niall Coppinger Tallaght M45

11. 10.19 Danny Skeffington Drogheda&Dist M45

12. 10.21 Ronan Merrick Sportsworld Sen M

13. 10.27 Nathan Pearce Fingallians M35

14. 10.34 Sean Wall Sportsworld Jun M

15. 10.43 Philip O’Doherty Clonliffe M45

16. 10.46 Annette Kealy Raheny F40

17. 10.49 Michael Cunningham Sportsworld M35

18. 10.52 Dessie Shorten Tallaght M50

19. 10.54 Buceanu Nicolae M35

20. 11.00 Colin Moore Donore M35

21. 11.04 Sean Keane Dunboyne M40

22. 11.07 Lorraine Manning Civil Service SenF

23. 11.08 Joseph Cooper Clonliffe Sen M

24. 11.09 Emma Cooper Clonliffe Sen F

25. 11.10 Tom Hickey Donore M35

26. 11.11 Paddy Parrott MSB M50

27. 11.13 Lucy Darcy Sportsworld F35

28. 11.15 William Greensmyth Sportsworld Sen M

29. 11.17 Chris Keeling Raheny M50

30. 11.23 Terry McLoughlin Clonliffe Sen M

31. 11.25 Martin Kelly Raheny M45

32. 11.27 Becky Woods Clonliffe Sen F

33. 11.29 Alan Worrall Clonliffe M35

34. 11.34 Paul Duggan Clonliffe Sen M

35. 11.36 Patrycja Wlodarczyk Sen F

36. 11.40 Noel Guiden Clonliffe M40

37. 11.43 Paul Carolan Clonliffe Sen M

38. 11.44 Stephen Byrne Clonliffe M40

39. 11.48 Helen White Sportsworld F40

40. 11.54 Joseph Burke M45

41. 11.57 Bernadette McGuckian NorthEast Runners F40

42. 11.59 Paul Quigley NUIG Sen M

43. 12.00 Denise Ryan Raheny F40

44. 12.04 Mary Finn Sportsworld Sen F

45. 12.07 Sean Doran Clonliffe Jun M

46. 12.09 Toirdealbhach Hooper Lucan Jun M

47. 12.18 Peter McDermott Rathfarnham M60

48. 12.19 Lorna Quinn Sportsworld Sen F

49. 12.28 Cathal Convery M45

50. 12.31 Colm Doran Clonliffe M50

51. 12.39 Matt Coolay M45

52. 12.40 Crona Brady Sportsworld Sen F

53. 12.50 Conor Cooney Drogheda&District M55

54. 13.05 Kate Purcell Clonliffe Jun F

55. 13.06 John Fay Clonliffe M45

56. 13.12 Shane Galligan Clonliffe Sen M

57. 13.32 Nicky Anecka M50

58. 13.34 John Grace Sen M

59. 13.37 Nicholas Curry M60

60. 13.39 Joanna Walsh Donore Sen F

61. 13.41 Nuala Reilly Drogheda&District F50

62. 13.44 Liam Mulready

63. 13.49 Una Reilly Liffey Valley F55

64. 13.53 Freda Molamphy Rathfarnham F40

65. 14.03 Anthony McGrath M35

66. 14.08 Christopher McHussey M60

67. 14.11 Christy Andrew M50

68. 14.34 Brian McIntyre M45

69. 15.00 Tom O’Sullivan Raheny M50

70. 15.11 Josie Power Fingallians F55

71. 15.48 Aidan Kennedy M40

72. 16.16 James Humphries Sen M

73. 16.26 Joan Carroll Clonliffe F45

74. 16.36 Hugh Reddy M50

75. 16.41 Terry Hooper Lucan M45

76. 16.46 Hugh McGarr Civil Service M55

77. 17.06 Natalie Duncan Sen F

78. 17.11 Aoife Morrin Sen F

79. 18.38 Martina Naughton Sen F

80. 20.09 Brian Tyrell M60

81. 21.43 Patrick Forsyth Sen M

82. 21.44 Anna Forsyth Sen F

83. 21.45 Greta Keegan Sen F

84. 22.20 Christina Sherlock Sen F


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