Archive for April, 2011

Jenko goes sub 2 at graded

Apr 20, 2011 [Noel Guiden] – (Updated Apr 23, 2011) Tonight saw the begining of the 2011 track season with the first of the Dublin Graded Meets taking place in the Morton Stadium. Andrew Jenkinson got his season opener off to a good start by running well under two minutes in the 800m. Jenko recorded a time of 1.58.53 in winning grade C. Philip O`Doherty had one of those nights 9th in his race in 2.14.28. In the 3,000m Joseph Cooper ran 9.39.65 in placing 6th in grade B. The only other Clonliffe athletes in action were the field eventers. In the high jump Marcin Klinkzow was 2nd with 1.90m with up and coming man Andrew Heeney, the national indoor U/17 champion, 3rd with 1.85m. The hammer results record in 3rd place Manuel Calvo-Gurry 53.28 with Martin Hunt 4th (52.04) and Simon Galligan 7th (36.83). Next graded meet is in Irishtown in two weeks time, May 4th, with 200m/1500m/shot/discus/triple jump and the Dublin 10,000m championship all on the menu.

Alistair in Boston

Apr 19, 2011 [] Disappointing news from Boston yesterday, where Alistair Cragg failed to finish his debut marathon. With conditions favouring a fast race, the lead pack went through the first 10km a few seconds outside 29 mins, with Alistair in the mix.

However, the blisters which had materialised during his first mile were soon to become too big a problem, and shortly after passing 20km (under 62mins), Alistair was forced to call it a day.

Still, with the excellent form he’s shown leading in to this debut, it’s surely only a matter of time before this marathon man laces them up for another attempt.

National road relays 2011

Apr 18, 2011 [Ladies_Captain] A massive congratulations must go to the Ladies National Road Relay team of Eleanor Alexander, Becky Woods & Ailish McDermott who took the Bronze medal home.

Eleanor took the first 1 mile leg in a time of 5.14mins, the two mile leg was taken by Becky in 11.11mins and the final 1 mile leg to bring the ladeis home in 3rd place was Vice Captain Ailish in 5.37mins

It has been well over a decade since the Clonliffe Ladeis have taken a medal in this competition. Long may this sucess continue!!! Taking 1st place on the day was Sli Culann & 2nd place Raheny Shamrocks.

Our Senior team of Aidan Bailey, Conor Healy, Brian MacMahon and Michael MacDiarmada finished 6th in today’s National Road Relays in Raheny.

Aidan lead the team off with a 9.36 first leg to put the team in the mix. Conor Healy ran his now traditional one mile leg in 4.24 and handed over with the team in 3rd place. Brian MacMahon ran an even third leg split of 14.56 to keep us in the hunt, handing over in 4th place. Michael took off on the last leg with the National XC Champion Joe Sweeney on his tail. Holding on to the team position well, his time of 9.52 secured us 6th place.

The ‘B’ team of Stephen Harkness, Brian Tobin, Conor McGuiness and Eric McCann finished 12th. Their lap times were also impressive – 9.54, 4.40, 15.32 and 10.41.

Fionnula wins Connemara marathon

Apr 11, 2011 [Noel Guiden] Certainly not one to be out shone by the Clonliffe Marathon men is Fionnula Doherty. Almost under the radar Fionnula made the trip to the western tip of Ireland over the weekend for yesterday`s Connemara Marathon where she enjoyed her greatest athletic success todate by winning the women`s marathon race. Fionnula ran an excellent 3:11.47 over what is acknowledged to be one of the toughest marathon courses in the country to win by a margin of over two minutes and placing a most imprssive 21st overall into the bargin.

National juvenile indoor

Apr 2, 2011 [Gladys Cooper Juvenile_Captain] A massive Congratulations goes out to Clonliffe Harriers Athlete Andrew Heeney who took the gold medal in the boys U-17 High Jump at the third day of the Woodie’s DIY juvenile indoor championships in Neagh

Andrew who cleared 1.96 to win the event entered the competition at 1.55m. Andrew took two attempts to clear 1.78 but after that if was plain sailing to clear the winning height of 1.96.

Andrew then went on to make one attempt at 1.98 before calling it a day. His winning height of 1.96 equalled the record held by Adrian O’Dwyer from 1999.


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