Archive for October, 2013

Juvenile League and Gerry Farnan Cross Country

Sunday sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Gerry Farnan Cross Country, the inaugural race back in 1983 was held at Santry Woods (now Santry Demesne) at the rear of the Morton Stadium and was won by Eamonn Coghlan who earlier that summer had won the World 5000m Championship, Eamon was of course coached by Gerry Farnan who had died the previous year.

Sunday’s event is now part of a cross country festival hosted by MSB and the festival will commence with the final round of the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country League. Clonliffe juvenile athletes in the younger age groups will be competing on Sunday as follows:

U/11s – 1200m, U/12s – 1800m, U/13s – 2200m, U/14 – 2500m.

The Juvenile races get underway at 11 a.m. – Clonliffe athletes to meet in the Phoenix Park at 10.15 a.m. (see below for course map).

At 2.15 p.m. the Women’s race will commence, this incorporates Juniors, Seniors and Masters for the Sheila Brennan team trophy.

The Gerry Farnan race itself will take place at 3 p.m. over five miles for Seniors and Masters with Juniors running 6000m. Please note that the Dublin U/18 Cross Country will be held in conjunction with the Dublin Juniors xc on November 3rd in st. Annes.

To see map of Sunday`s course click: Phoenix Park Cross-Country Coursemap

Kenneally runs 64.07 in Boston Half Marathon

Mark Kenneally finished in 11th place in a World class field in today`s 13th BAA Boston Half Marathon recording a time of 64.07. His splits were 23.49 at 5 mile and 48.21 at 10. Mark`s time was only a second off his pb recorded in the Great North Run last month.

Cragg warms up for Fukuoka with 20 in Chicago Marathon

Alistair Cragg has being quietly getting on with his preparation for December 1st`s Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. He has steadily built up his training miles in Rhode Island under his coach John McDonnell racing sparingly. Today Alistair got a nice race pace 20 under his belt in the Chicago Marathon as he paced Matt Tegenkamp to 20 miles, going through the half in 65.13. Clearly happy with his progress he tweeted: “Had a great time pacing @MattTegenkamp through 20miles today. Amazing debut by him and it made me super excited for my one @FukuokaMarathon

MacMahon wins in forest, sprinters beaten by President!!

A few races around today attracted the interest of Clonliffe Harriers. First off Brian MacMahon had a fine win at the Donadea 10k Forest/Trail race in 31.46. No surprise to see Gary O’Hanlon also in action there although today Gary placed in the unfamiliar, to him anyway, 4th place in 32.51. In Dublin`s Phoenix Park the Sherlock brothers ran the Simon 5 mile, the younger Tom was 9th in 28.41 while Niall was 22nd in 30.44. Finally on the country at the BHAA teachers 4 mile in Castleknock College david Brady was 20th (23.23) just ahead of  Anthony Malone was 22nd in 23.26 (any other Clonliffe please text details to 0879599888, it`s getting hard to spot you guys on results)

And in a shock Clonliffe athletes Keith Pike, Andrew Heney (who also does a bit of high jumping!) , Kingsley and Isreal Ibanu suffered a trashing on home turf in Morton Stadium when they were well beaten by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on the Mario Rosenstock Show (RTE 2)!!

Raheny`s Aoife Talty wins Clonliffe Women`s 50th Cross Country

Today`s special cross country festival celebrating 50 years of women`s athletics in Clonliffe Harriers was held perfect Autumn conditions in Santry Demesne. Once again the park was in supreme condition with no evidence whatsoever of the Wednesday`s schools cross country having taken place on the same course. It was simply excellent. The day once again threw up ideal weather conditions, a little fresher maybe but dry and little wind.

The festival of women`s cross country was co ordinated by Noreen Keane to mark the foundings of the Clonliffe women`s section back in 1963, and Noreen and her team put on a great event with a course worthy of the occasion. The two race card commenced with the junior women`s race over 3,000m. Two full laps of the park heading initially by the river route and then through the trees and up the dreaded Wall Garden hill, then swinging back in field looping around the grove of trees behind the stadium and heading back towards the monument.

Junior race womens cc (2)

This was a good quality race where Amy O`Donoghue (Emerald) and Jessica Coyne (Doneen) broke free from the pack from early on to battle it out with Jessica Coyne proving to be the stronger and take the win. This duo where chased hard by Clonliffe`s Hope Saunders who took a fine 3rd place. Other good run`s from Clonliffe athletes Laura Tuite, Laura Brennan, making a really positive return to racing, Sally Ahern, Alannah Cooley, Ali Deeley, Shauna Reilly, running her second cross country race in a week, pretty impressive for a 400m track athlete, and Lily Cusack to name but a few.

senior race women cc (2)

There was a bigger field in the senior women`s race with a strong Clonliffe presence. The seniors running 5,000m, three laps. The class of the field was as expected Aoife Talty (Raheny) who took proceedings by the scruff of the neck from the off and finished a comfortable winner ahead of Fiona Clinton (DSD) 2nd. Clonliffe`s Ailish Malone finished strongly making up significant ground on the final lap to take 3rd place.

Well done to all who took part and to Noreen Keane for all the hard work put into the event over the last few months. Here`s to the next 50 years!

Official results: click: Results for Clonliffe Cross Country Ladies

 

Gallery:

Clonliffe to host National Inter- Counties on November 17th

Clonliffe Harriers will for the first time host the National Inter- Counties Cross Country Championships and National Juvenile (even) ages next month. Sunday November 17th in Santry Demsene.

It will be a great festival of cross country, the inter counties serving as a trial for selection to the Irish teams for December`s European Cross Country. Athletics Ireland are also introducing an international element to the proceedings and a number of overseas athletes are due to compete in the senior races.

The National Juvenile cross country championships will feature the country`s top U/12 to U/18 athletes, with the U/18 championship running in conjunction with the National Junior inter-counties.

As host club Clonliffe members will be needed in force to help with building the course and stewarding duties. Please check you diary now, put it in and e mail noel.guiden@behans.ie to let me know if you can be there. For planning purposes the club needs to know sooner rather than later.

The National Novice Cross Country and Juvenile (uneven ages) takes place in Waterford IT Sports Campus on Sunday December 15th.

St. Aidan’s come out on top at Brother Clonliffe Schools XC

Congratulations to the boys of St. Aidan’s CBS in Whitehall who won the Lar Byrne Memorial Shield as best overall school at yesterdays Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools Invitational Cross Country held in Santry Demesne. The St. Aidan’s win came courtesy of an emphatic win in the inter boys race, 2nd in the junior boys and third in the senior boys. St. Aidan’s of course were also best boys secondary school. In the girls secondary school Colaiste Iosagain were once again on top courtesy of winning the senior girls race and finishing 3rd in both the inter girls race and minor girls races.

It was a superb days cross country at Santry Demesne with record numbers in all races as this event continues, thanks in particular to the involvement of Brother, to go from strength to strength. In a matter of four short years the numbers participating have increased by over 100% as the event’s reputation grows attracting more and more schools on an annual basis. This year it was particularly pleasing to see the return to the Clonliffe Schools Invitational of St. Malachy’s College Belfast. When this race originally commenced back in the late 1970s, as instigated by Laro Byrne St. Malachy’s were the dominant force winning the best overall school for the first three successive years. The boys and girls who participated yesterday must be commended for their sporting endeavours and their sportsmanship throughout. There were huge numbers in most of the events, in particular the minor boys 1500m race which had a field of nearly 250 starters with 19 schools fielding full teams.

It was also very pleasing to see the sheer numbers participating in the secondary school girls races, the minor girls race attracting nearly 200 athletes and the junior girls attracting nearly 140 athletes, again with huge representation from the schools taking part, there were 18 teams participating in the minor girls 1000 metre race.

The event commenced with the primary schools races, firstly the girls 1000m race, again a big field in this of nearly 140, a race which produced a clear winner Corrine Kenny (Bun Scoil Loreto) from Emily Murphy (Mary Help of Christians) and Claire Doyle (Mount Anville). Emily Murphy in 2nd place led Mary Help of Christians to an excellent win on 22 points from St. Vincent de Paul Girls School on 48 points and Dublin 7 Educate Together 3rd at 54 points.

A field of almost 150 lined up for the primary schools boys 1000m race with Belfast visitor Lewis McGarvey (St. Malachy’s) a fine winner ahead of Jordan Hynes (St. Brigid’s) and Billy Brennan (Dublin Educate Together). In the team competition St. Brigid’s prevailed on 21 points from St. Joseph’s BNS on 68 points and St. Malachy’s Belfast 103.

The eagerly awaited secondary school competition commenced at 1 p.m. sharp with nearly 200 athletes lining up for the minor girls race representing some 18 different schools. The race winner was Sarah Healy (Holy Child School Kiliney) from Petra Reilly (Dunshaughlin Community College) and Sarah Whelan (Skerries Community College) 3rd. In the team competition Mount Sackville packed extremely well with three athletes in the first 10 to take a comprehensive win on 40 points from Dunshaughlin Community College 2nd and Colaiste Iosagain 3rd.

The biggest field of the day then lined up for the minor boys 1500 metre race and what a sight it was to see nearly 250 athletes thunder down the starting straight before funnelling in around the trees at the rear of the stadium and heading off into the country as they faced the big lap of Santry Demesne including the dreaded hill at the walled garden. Jack Moran (Colaiste Mhuire) led the field home to take a win from Blackrock’s Mark Fitzgibbon and from Presentation College Carlow David Ward 3rd. Some super packing from the St. Patrick’s Classical Navan Squad saw them trounce the opposition, Pat’s placing 4th, 6th, 8th and 12th to win on 30 points from Willow Park 63 and Presentation College Carlow on 67.

Next up were the junior girls facing 2000 metres – 2 of the 1000 metre laps, another fine performance in this race from a Presentation College Carlow athlete as Laura Ward took the win from Jodie McCann (Rathdown) and Martha Ni Riada (Dunshaughlin Community College) 3rd. In the team competition it was tight enough, however, Rathdown courtesy of 2nd, 15th, 16th and 19th won on 42 points from Holy Child Kiliney on 46 and Holy Faith Clontarf on 52.

The Junior boys faced a race distance of 2500 metres – a 1000 metre lap followed by a 1500 metre lap. All Ireland Schools Cross Country Champion Paddy Maher justified his pre race favourite tag with a fine win for Dunshaughlin Community College, the James Maguire (St. Benildus) a Niall Harvey of Presentation College Carlow. Colaiste Mhuire made the journey from Mullingar well worth while to take a comfortable win with four scorers in the top ten, for a total of 28 points from Whitehall outfit St. Aidan’s on 88 points and Dunshaughlin Community College 92.

In the secondary school girls intermediate race over 2500 metres Skerries pairing Isabel Carron and Rhona Pierce dominated as expected with the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Champion Isabel Karin taking a fine win from her school and clubmate Rhona Pierce 2nd with Helen Honnes 3rd. Skerries took the team win with 54 points from St. Dominics College Cabra 57 and Colaiste Iosagain 3rd on 67 points.

The intermediate boys race was a cracker featuring a fine battle between St. Aidan’s and Clonliffe pairing Cathal Doyle and Adam O’Brien along with Mustafe Nasir (Holy Family Community School), coming towards the end of the 3000 metre race as they headed back into the main arena Cathal Doyle was a clear winner to take a fine win from the hard chasing Adam O’Brien with Mustafe 3rd. The St. Aidan’s team were extremely powerful and with a low score of 17 points courtesy of Cathal Doyle 1st, Adam O’Brien 2nd, Joseph Hession 6th and Sean Carrick 8th for a final score of 17 points were well clear of St. Malachy’s College Belfast 45 and Blackrock College on 108.

The senior girls competed over 2500 metres, Isabelle Odlum (Rathdown) was well clear in 1st, however, an intriguing three way battle for the final two places ensued heading into the finishing straight, the proverbial blanket could have been thrown over 2nd, 3rd and 4th, however, in the dash for the line Cliona Murphy (St. Dominics) was 2nd with Doireanni Mhaoileannaigh (Colaiste Iosagain) 3rd with Laura Tuite (Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont) just missing out on the line in 4th place. Colaiste Iosagain were the dominant school in the senior race winning from St. Dominics and Muckross.

The final race of the day was the senior boys 5000 metre race. This was a fantastic race featuring half a dozen international athletes at the sharp end of the field. The top half dozen athletes were together until about half way, the tack was then broke down to four and with Killian Kirwin (St. Fintan’s) applying the pressure he broke away to take a fine win from Perre Murchan (St. Declan’s College) 2nd and Jack MacGabhann (St. Mary’s) 3rd. St. Fintan’s High School Sutton were the dominant force in the team competition with 1st, 4th, 8th and 28th to take a final win from Blackrock 2nd and St. Aidan’s 3rd.

Full results 2013 Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools XC.

 Primary School Girls – 1000m

 Individual

1st Corrine Kenny (Bun Scoil Loreto)

2nd Emily Murphy (Mary Help of Christians)

3rd Claire Doyle (Mount Anville)

 Teams

 1st Mary Help of Christians 22 points

2nd St. Vincent de Paul 48 points

3rd Dublin 7 Educate Together 54 points

4th Scoil Aine 68 points

5th Mount Anville 73 points

6th Scoil San Carlo 165 points

7th St. Catherine’s 166 points

8th Holy Child Whitehall 184 points

9th St. Francis Xavier 227 points

10th St. Gerard’s Junior School 228 points

11th Sutton Park School 231 points

 Primary School Boys – 1000m

 Individual

 1st Lewis McGarvey (St. Malachy’s Belfast)

2nd Jordan Hynes (St. Brigid’s)

3rd Billy Brennan (Dublin 7 Educate Together)

 Teams

 1st St. Brigid’s 21 points

2nd St. Joseph’s BNS 68 points

3rd St. Malachy’s College Belfast 103 points

4th Dublin 7 Educate Together 106 points

5th St. John Bosco 108 points

6th Star of the Sea BNS 116 points

7th St. Francis Xavier 139 points

8th Willow Park Junior School 146 points

9th Holy Child Larkhill 178 points

10th Scoil San Carlo 284 points

11th St. Gerard’s Junior School 328 points

12th Sutton Park School 437 points

 Secondary Schools

 Minor Girls – 1000m

 Individual

 1st Sarah Healy (High School Kiliney)

2nd Petra Reilly (Dunshaughlin Community College)

3rd Sarah Whelan (Skerries Community College)

 Teams

 1st Mount Sackville 40 points

2nd Dunshaughlin Community College 90 points

3rd Colaiste Iosagain 95 points

4th Holy Child Kiliney 112 points

5th St. Gerard’s Bray 117 points

6th Loreto Dalkey 120 points

7th Rathdown School 141 points

8th St. Dominics College 170 points

9th Skerries Community College 174 points

10th Muckross 194 points

11th Holy Faith Clontarf 202 points

12th High School Rathgar 210 points

13th St. Colmcille’s Community School 249 points

14th Presentation College Carlow 291 points

15th Our Lady’s College Greenhills 354 points

16th Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont 483 points

17th Sancta Maria 506 points

 Junior Girls 2000 metres

 Individual:

 1st Laura Ward (Presentation College Carlow)

2nd Jodie McCann (Rathdown)

3rd Martha Ni Riada (Dunshaughlin Community College)

 Teams

 1st Rathdown School 42 points

2nd Holy Child Kiliney 46 points

3rd Holy Faith Clontarf 52 points

4th Loreto Dalkey 59 points

5th St. Gerard’s Bray 65 points

6th Loreto Balbriggan 107 points

7th Colaiste Iosagain 116 points

8th Muckross 151 points

9th Our Lady’s College Greenhills 243 points

10th Mount Sackville 278 points

11th Sancta Maria 344 points

 Intermediate Girls – 2500 metres

 Individual

 1st Isabel Carron (Skerries Community College)

2nd Rhona Pierce (Skerries Community College)

3rd Helen Honnes (St. Mary’s)

 Teams

 1st Skerries Community College 54 points

2nd St. Dominics 57 points

3rd Colaiste Iosagain 67 points

4th Muckross 84 points

5th High School Rathgar 139 points

6th Our Lady’s College Greenhills 195 points

7th Holy Faith Clontarf 231 points

8th Sancta Maria 235 points

 Senior Girls – 2500 metres

 Individual

 1st Isabelle Odlum (Rathdown)

2nd Cliona Murphy (St. Dominics)

3rd Deireanni Mhaoileannaigh (Colaiste Iosagain)

 Teams

 1st Colaiste Iosagain 39 points

2nd St. Dominics Cabra 54 points

3rd Muckross 70 points

 Best overall girls secondary school: Colaiste Iosagain

 Secondary School Boys

 Minor Boys – 1500 metres

 1st Jack Moran (Colaiste Eoin)

2nd Mark Fitzgibbon (Blackrock)

3rd David Ward (Presentation College Carlow)

 Teams

 1st St. Patrick’s Classical Navan 30 points

2nd Willow Park Junior School 63 points

3rd Presentation College Carlow 67 points

4th Colaiste Mhuire 68 points

5th St. Malachy’s College 84 points

6th Colaiste Eoin 86 points

7th Dunshaughlin Community College 90 points

8th St. Aidan’s CBS 100 points

9th St. David’s 198 points

10th Belvedere College 227 points

11th St. Gerard’s Bray 281 points

12th Holy Family Community School 293 points

13th Templeogue College 319 points

14th St. Fintan’s High School 320 points

15th St. Declan’s 371 points

16th Drimnagh Castle Secondary School 395 points

17th St. Benildus 396 points

18th Knockbeg 441 points

19th St. Colmcille’s 516 points

 Junior Boys 2500 metres

 Individual

 1st Paddy Maher (Dunshaughlin Community College)

2nd James Maguire (St. Benildus)

3rd Niall Harvey (Presentation College Carlow)

 Teams

 1st Colaiste Mhuire 28 points

2nd St. Aidan’s 88 points

3rd Dunshaughlin Community College 92 points

4th Knockbeg 98 points

5th St. Declan’s 113 points

6th Templeogue 114 points

7th St. Benildus 116 points

8th St. Patrick’s Classical Navan 116 points

9th Presentation College Carlow 119 points

10th Blackrock College 171 points

11th St. Fintan’s High School 201 points

12th Colaiste Eoin 226 points

13th St. Colmcille 227 points

14th Drimnagh Castle Secondary School 256 points

15th Belvedere College 289 points

16th St. David’s 421 points

 Intermediate Boys 3000 metres

 Individuals

 1st Cathal Doyle (St. Aidan’s)

2nd Adam O’Brien (St. Aidan’s)

3rd Mustafe Nasir (Holy Family Community School)

 Teams

 1st St. Aidan’s 17 points

2nd St. Malachy’s Belfast 45 points

3rd Blackrock College 108 points

4th Holy Family Community College 113 points

5th St. Fintan’s High School 133 points

6th St. Patrick’s Classical Navan 135 points

7th Belvedere College 141 points

8th Colaiste Eoin 150 points

9th Colaiste Mhuire 193 points

10th Templeogue College 194 points

11th St. Michael’s 241 points

12th High School Rathgar 253 points

13th St. Benildus 254 points

14th St. David’s 316 points

 Senior Boys 5000 metres

 Individuals

 1st Killian Kirwin (St. Fintan’s High School)

2nd Perre Murchan (St. Declan’s)

3rd Jack MacGabhann (St. Mary’s)

 Teams

 1st St. Fintan’s High School 41 points

2nd Blackrock College 73 points

3rd St. Aidan’s 87 points

4th St. Colmcille 109 points

5th Belvedere College 115 points

6th St. Declan’s 127 points

 Best Overall Boys Secondary School – St. Aidan CBS

Winners of Lar Byrne Memorial Shield for best overall school: St. Aidan CBS, Whitehall

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank sincerely our wonderful sponsor of this fantastic event Brother Ireland, Fingal County Council for their co-operation with the running of the event and for the use of Santry Demesne Parkland, Morton Stadium, An Garda Siochana and all the young athletes for their sporting behaviour and endeavours.

Gallery:

Flynner helps Arkansas to Chile Pepper win

David Flynn continued his good form for the Arkansas Razorbacks cross country squad.  Flynner, now in his final year with Arkansas, had a good solid run in the Chile Pepper Festival at Fayetteville on Saturday finishing in 18th place and helping the Razorbacks to a good win well clear of Villanova.

Arkansas Flynn

Brother Clonliffe Schools XC Final Instructions

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank all the schools who have entered for Wednesday`s event. Entry is closed. Final instructions to assist on Wednesday are:

Date: Wednesday, 9th of October 2013 – HAIL, RAIN OR SHINE!!

Venue: Santry Demesne Parkland at rear of Morton Stadium Santry.

Time: Primary Schools 12.30 p.m.

Secondary Schools from 1 p.m.

Entry Fee: Secondary Schools – Entry fee of €15.00 per team per event. If you have a team in two events in the secondary school programme the entry fee is €60.00, three events €45.00, four events €60.00. If there is no team entry and you are just entering individuals the entry fee is €3.00 per individual. Entry fee to be paid at check in.

Primary Schools – There is an entry fee of

20.00 for primary schools per race, if, therefore, there is a team from a particular primary school in both the boys and girls primary school races the entry fee is 40.00.

Payment of Entry

Fee: Payable on the day at race check in – cheques payable to Clonliffe Harriers or payment in cash.

Parking: Morton Stadium Santry. Buses/coaches must park at the Clonliffe Harriers end of the stadium – gate number 3. For health and safety reasons it is not permissible for buses to allow passengers to alight until such time as the bus has actually parked. Please obey the directions of the parking attendant.

Check In: Primary 11.00 – 12.00/Secondary 11.30 – 12.30. Check in is located in the hall situated in the Clonliffe Harriers clubhouse. Attached you will find a team sheet. Please photocopy this team sheet to suit your requirements. One team sheet per event. The team sheet should be filled in before you arrive at check in and the team sheet should be handed in together with your entry fee at check in. Please only one person from each school to come to check in. Either the teacher or coach in charge of the team. You will then be given an envelope with your school identification number. This number must be stuck to the front of your athletes racing vest/t-shirt.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST CHECK IN AND YOUR ATHLETES MUST WEAR THEIR RACE NUMBER. ANY ATHLETE ARRIVING TO THE START WITHOUT A RACE NUMBER WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE PART.

Age Groups: The primary school race is open to anyone in 5th and 6th classes and is not subject to age.

Secondary school minor born on or after 1/7/00.

Junior born on or after 1/7/99.

Intermediate born on or after 1/7/97.

Senior born on or after 1/1/95.

(As per Irish Schools Athletes Association rules)

Toilet facilities: Are located under the stand at the Clonliffe side of the stadium. Toilets are also located at the main reception area at the stadium. Access to the main reception area is through the outside doors. Please note that the indoor section of the stadium is closed.

The Track: THE TRACK MUST NOT BE ENCROACHED UPON BY ANYONE. THIS IS TO PROTECT THE TRACK WHICH WILL SUFFER SEVERE AND PERMANENT DAMAGE IF SOMEONE WAS WEARING CROSS COUNTRY SPIKES. THEREFORE, THE TRACK IS CLOSED. IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ADVISE YOUR ATHLETES THAT THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE TRACK.

 Entry to Venue: Via Morton Stadium – will be sign-posted in the stadium.

Timetable and race

Distances: 12.30 p.m.

Primary School Girls 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)

Primary School Boys 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)

Secondary School Programme from 1 p.m.

Minor Girls 1000m (1 x 1000m lap)

Minor Boys 1500m (1 x 1500m lap)

Junior Girls 2000m (2 x 1000m laps)

Junior Boys 2500m (1000m lap plus 1500m lap)

Inter Girls 2500m (1 x 1000m lap plus 1 x 1500m lap)

Inter Boys 3000m (2 x 1500m lap)

Senior Girls 2500m (1 x 1000m lap plus 1 x 1500m lap)

Senior Boys 5000m (500 metre from start at walled garden plus 3 x 1500m laps)

 

Each race will commence immediately upon conclusion of the previous race so please, therefore, ensure that your athletes are warmed up and at the start area well before the completion of the previous race.

School Colours: If available must be worn. We would also encourage you to bring flags or suchlike to be placed around the course. Supporters are most welcome.

Awards: First three individuals in each race – presentation will be made to the individuals immediately after each race.

Team awards: First three in each race. A team is a minimum of four athletes with a maximum of 20. The team result will be calculated by the addition of the place finishings of the first four athletes from that school and the school with the lowest score will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided on the basis of the highest finish of the 4th scoring athlete from the tying schools. Please note that there is only one team permitted per school per event. As up to 20 athletes can run, however, please note that there are only eight team medals available per set.

Souvenir T-shirt: There will be a souvenir T-shirt for all athletes which will be presented at the finish of each race. In the event that there are insufficient t-shirts on the day a reprint of t-shirts will be made and sent separately.

Best Schools: Our sponsor Brother will make a presentation of a piece of office equipment to the best boys primary and secondary school and to the best girls primary and secondary school. In addition the Lar Byrne Memorial Perpetual Shield will be presented to the best overall school.

Litter: As we have use of Santry Demesne Parkland thanks to the generosity and co-operation of Fingal County Council we would implore you to appoint an individual/individuals to be responsible for the removal of all litter generated by your athletes. Please bring a sack for litter. Your co-operation in this connection is vital.

Results: A race report together with photographs (by taking part in this race it is assumed that you are consenting to photographs being published – photographs will not identify any individuals) and the team results and top three individual results will appear this site on Thursday. 

Health and Safety: Please obey the instructions of all marshals at the venue. Marshals will be clearly identifiable as they will be wearing high vis vests. Please note that on health and safety grounds all athletes must avail of footwear. No athlete is permitted to race barefoot.

Medical Emergencies: St. John’s Ambulance will be in attendance.

On behalf of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. and our sponsor Brother we would like to thank you sincerely for taking part in the 2012 Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools X.C. and we sincerely hope that you and your athletes thoroughly enjoy the day.

Note to Clonliffe members: All course builders to assemble at 8.30am. All stewards/officials for briefing assemble at clubhouse at 11.30am.

 

 

Clonliffe at Juvenile cross country league no. 3

A large contingent of black and amber clad young athletes gathered in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny for the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country League. In the younger age groups there were a number of new athletes competing for Clonliffe for the first time and there were some fine performances by all.

It is also pleasing to report that there were a couple of wins for Clonliffe athletes and also a number of top five finishes. There was a fine win recorded by Joseph Hession in the Boys U/15 2500 metre race, Joseph running a controlled race at the front of the field and pulling away from his Tallaght AC rival over the final 200. There was also a fine win recorded in the U/9 race by Jonathan Fitzsimons. In the U/16 Boys group Shane Merrigan led the Clonliffe pack home in 3rd place from Sean Carrick 4th, Sean having had an off course excursion mid race. A fine battling performance also in the Girls U/16 race, this was a mixed race, by Alannah Cooley who finished 4th in the U/16 category. A 4th place finish also recorded by Daniel Craig in the Boys U/14.

The top three Clonliffe in each of the races were as follows:

Girls U/9

1 Isobelle Browne

2 Rachel Power

3 Ava

Boys U/9

1 Jonathan Fitzsimons

2 Mark

3 Daniel Coleman

Girls U/10

1 Sally Sumola

2 Michelle

 Boys U/10

 1 Gavin Browne

2 James McDonald

3 Michael Coleman

 Girls U/11

 1 Aoife Hession

2 Alex Tuohy

3 Zoe

 Boys U/11

1 Sam Rowley

2 Darragh Wall

 Girls U/12

 1 Abbey Sheehy

2 Ella Browne

3 Rachel

 Boys U/12

 1 Killian Forrester

2

3 Luke Browne

 Girls U/13

1 Amy Warren

2 Caitlin Butler

3 Ellen Howlett

Boys U/13

1 David Tuite

2 Ben Guiden

 Girls U/14

 1 Lauren Carr

2 Hannah Browne

3 Cliona Cooley

 Boys U/14

1 Daniel Craig (4th)

2 Harry Pierre

3 Mark Kerins

 Boys U/15

1 Joseph Hession (1st)

2 Kevin Lofts (7th)

3 Alex Hogan (10th)

 Girls U/16

1 Alannah Cooley (4th)

 Boys U/16

1 Shane Merrigan (3rd)

2 Sean Carrick (4th)

3 Greg Hosseny (6th)

The next round of the league is on Sunday October 20th in the Phoenix Park with the Dublin Championships (even ages) on Sunday the 3rd of November back at St. Annes.

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