Archive for April, 2009

Clonliffe at Versities track and field

Apr 27, 2009 [Noel Guiden] The Irish Universities Track and Field took place on Friday the 24th and Saturday 25th in Plassey, Limerick. We had a number of athletes in action. Sarah Woods was 3rd in the 400m H, Becky Woods was 4th in the 800m and Ciara McCallion 6th in the 400m. A number of men were also in Limerick, Ian Rogers was 2nd in the Pole Vault, Anthony McCreery was 4th in the shot, Eoin Pierce 12th in the 1500m, Corman Doherty was 5th in the 200m semi, and Dave Flynn, running as a guest, was 4th in the 3,000 sc

Marathon round up

Apr 26, 2009 [Jeremy Walsh] Chris Cariss took 10th place in the Hamburg marathon today, running 2.19.46. In the same race Brian McMahon was 21st in 2.28.48. Results and splits here:

In the London marathon, Gerry Carr finished in 3.31.

Laffey opens season with win

Apr 22, 2009 [Noel Guiden] A number of our sprinters were in Cork at the weekend for the Leevale Open Sports at The Mardyke on Sunday the 19th. John Laffey got his season off to a positive start with a win in the 400m in 48.09. Jeremy Lyons was 7th in 51.12. Cormac Doherty placed 3rd in his 100m heat in 11.69 and 2nd in his 200m heat in 23.62. In the junior womens 400h Sarah Woods was 3rd in 69.96 and, back in action again, Khadijah Dridi (left) was 6th in the 400 flat in 66.62

Raheny take national road relay

Apr 20, 2009 [Noel Guiden ] At the National Road Relay Championships held in Raheny yesterday, Raheny Shamrocks lived up to their billing as hot favourites for the Men’s title and when their impressive quartet of Mark Kirwan, Kevin Moriarty, Vinnie Mulvey and Richie Corrigan ran the opposition into the ground. They were worthy champions winning the National Road Relay 2009 Title in a new course record. Congratulations to our northside neighbours.

From a Clonliffe perspective there were a number of very good performances from the weakened A Team. Conor Healy in particular over the mile leg ran very strongly and Brian McMahon ran a very solid three mile leg. The A squad of Brett Paine, Conor Healy, Brian McMahon and Eoin Pearse finished in 6th place in a time of 39.05 with Brett Paine running 9.52 for his 2 Mile leg (splits 4.46 and 5.06), Conor Healy running 4.30 for his 1 Mile leg. Brian McMahon ran 15.02 for his 3 Mile leg (4.51, 5.06 and 5.05 splits) and Eoin Pearse ran 9.41 (4.47 and 4.54).

The B Team: Jamie Rossiter 10.41 for his 2 Mile leg (5.13 and 5.28), Declan Moran 5.10 for his mile, Michael MacDiarmada 15.29 (5.04, 5.12 and 5.13) and Jeremy Walsh ran 11.04 (5.28 and 5.36).

The C Team ran 44.47, Brian Gallagher running 11.05 for his 2 Mile leg (5.17 and 5.38), Colm Groom ran 5.05 for his leg, Ernie Ramsey 17.10 for his 3 Mile leg (5.21, 5.50 and 5.59) and Larry Brady ran 11.27 (5.28 and 5.59).

The top three were Raheny Shamrocks, Tallaght A.C. and Crusaders A.C.

Becky Woods got the Senior Women’s Team off to a flyer running a very fast first leg passing over in second place to Frances Nic Reamoinn. Frances, however, found herself up against the likes of Fionnuala Britton, Pauline Curley and Linda Byrne, in her first race for some considerable time and slipped off the pace slightly on the second lap passing on then to Louise Reilly who brought the team home in a mid-field position.

Becky Woods ran 5.17 for her 1 Mile leg, Frances Nic Reamoinn ran 11.35 (5.38 and 5.57) and Louise Reilly ran 5.21. The B Team ran 23.44, Eleanor Alexandra 5.33, Ailish McDermott 12.11 (6.00 and 6.11) and Joyce O’Hare ran 6 minutes.

The winners of the Women’s Senior relay were DSD also in a course record.

The Masters Men’s Team of Phillip O’Doherty, Tom Monks and Dave Dunwoody finished well down the field. Phillip O’Doherty had a particularly strong run in the mile leg running a very impressive 4.56. The Masters Men’s Race was won by Tallaght A.C.

The Masters Women’s Team of Karen Duggan, Mags Greenan and Brigid O’Sullivan finished well down: Karen Duggan 5.54, Mags Greenan 12.40 for 2 Miles (6.09 and 6.31 splits) and Brigid O’Sullivan 7.01 – combined total of 25.35. The winning team were Raheny in somewhat controversial circumstances.

Well done to Raheny on their winning of the Men’s Title for the first time since 2004 and also on their hosting of the Championships for the 9th year.

Cragg`s back!!

Apr 6, 2009 [Noel Guiden] Good to see Alistair Cragg back in action this weekend. At the Carlsbad 5000 Invitational Elite Men`s race in the US he placed 8th in 13.36 on the road. Highlights video is on, have a look. The race was won by Daba Bekana (Eth) 13.19. Also in the elite men`s race were Youcef Abdi, former Morton Mile winner, and 5th in last year`s MMM mile and Stephan Pifer, 3rd in That mile at last year`s Morton Memorial Meet.

Great Ireland Run

Apr 6, 2009 [] Congratulations to Mark Kenneally and Sergiu Turea on their performances in Sunday’s Great Ireland Run. Mark was involved in the front pack for 6km before his run at the World Championships last weekend began to take it’s toll. Eventually finishing 6th in a time of 29.34 while Sergiu was 19th a little over a minute behind in 30.37. Also donning the black and amber on the day were Declan Murray (39.45) and Alan Worrall (41.13). Also spotted was former Clonliffe athlete Erin McVeigh. Well done to the Clonliffe athletes that were working at the event as well.


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