Archive for May, 2014

Fantastic Clonliffe U/9, 10s,11s in Dublin Team Competition

In blazing sunshine the younger members of the Clonliffe family did fantastic in the Dublin Team Competition held in the Morton Stadium today. This competition is an excellent introduction for the youngest athletes geared towards the U/9s, 10s and 11s. Being team based it also brings out great team building for these young athletes. With the wonderful weather it was a packed excited stadium that witnessed some outstanding performances across the whole range of track and field.

The U/11 girls teams dominated the 60m with the A pair of Sally Samola/Naoise Cullen winning and the B pair of Michelle Isong/Katie Edwards 3rd.

Jonathon Fitzsimons had another busy and productive day first off with Adam Flynn winning the 500m and then with Mark Tarzan was 2nd in the long jump.

The U/9 pairing of Daniel Coleman/Cian O`Hare were also top of the pile winning the long jump and 2nd in the 300m. The U/11 pair of James McDonnell/Michael Coleman took 2nd in the javelin. Finally in the relays Clonliffe enjoyed success with the U/10 team of Isabel Browne, Rachel Power, Oonagh Rigney and Katie Edwards finishing 2nd and the U/11 team (Michael Coleman, James McDonnell, Gavin Browne and Keith Burke) 3rd.

Top 3 Clonliffe official results click:  Dublin Juv Team competition 2014


Aaron Hanlon wins Aviva Schools 5000 title

Aaron Hanlon signed off on a superb schools athletes career in the colours of St. Mary`s Drogheda with a brilliant win in the senior 5000 at the Aviva all Ireland Schools at a hot and sunny Tullamore Harriers Stadium in 15.05.1

The other Clonliffe medallists today were Megan Coomber who took senior long jump silver with a jump on 5.41m and Ryan Cleary silver also, in the senior race walk (14.21.15)

In the 1500m a somewhat off form Alex Hogan was 9th in the junior race in 4.33.35. In the inter race Cathal Doyle finished 5th in 4.16.38. Brian Flanagan finished 5th in the inter 1500 sc (4.39.70) and Ross Kearney was 5th in the 2000 sc (6.42.88)

The other two athletes race walking suffered today Greg Hosseny 7th in the inter race (11.31.93) and Niall Norman was 4th in the senior race 16.44.65. Finally in the field events Andrea Liadov was 7th in the inter boys javelin (39.80)

Ladies clean sweep in Malahide for McCarrick Plate

The Clonliffe Grand Prix circuit moved to the grounds of Malahide Castle this evening for the latest round of the 2014 series. Once again a terrific turnout of athletes with no less than 60 finishers. This two and a half mile race was for the 20th successive year sponsored by Eugene McCarrick with the winner being presented with the famed McCarrick “Malahide Mafia” Plate.

The race is an open handicap, meaning that the runners set off individually slowest first right back to the scratch man. It was a fine night for a race, with the earlier afternoon rain well gone and a very welcomed loop on the trails/tarmac through the trees of the Castle grounds.

At the finish first across the line and winner of the Plate was Caitriona Shanhan, 2nd Laura Kiernan and in 3rd, and making it a ladies clean sweep, Ciara Miley. Fastest man was not on this occasion Tom Sherlock! Rather Sean Doran with a very good run around the twists and bends in a nippy 13.32. There was a tie between Rachel Wisdom and Bernadette Kiernan at 15.15 for fastest woman.

2.5 mile grand prix

(Pictured Martin Treacy makes presentation of “Plate” to winner Caitriona Shanahan)

Thanks to Eugene McCarrick for his continued generous sponsorship and thanks also to the hard working officials. The Grand Prix remains in Malahide Castle for the next round of the series on  Thursday next, June 5th, for one of the best club races of the year The Michael Murphy Memorial 5 Mile.

Good performances from Clonliffe athletes in Europe

Great runs from Clonliffe athletes on the Continent today. In Riga Kristaps Valters displayed a return to the form he`s being showing in training as he ran an 800 season`s best of 1.51.36. While at the IFAM Flanders International in Oodegem, Belgium Keith Pike continued his excellent form running 10.79 to qualify for the A final and then went even faster in the final recording 10.76 in placing 6th. All this after running a club record of 10.72 only last Sunday.

Hope springs to take club junior mile record (full results)

Round 3 of the Dublin Graded Meets took place on a perfect night for running at Irishtown last night. On a night of PBs for several of the Clonliffe junior squad pride of place went to Hope Saunders who had a fine run in the first of the mixed grade mile races and in the process wrote her name into the club record books by recording a new junior women`s club record of 5.26.64, also going under the existing mark of 5.35.4 was Alannah Cooley (5.31.25). Sally Ahen in the 2nd women`s mile recorded a time of 5.49.43

In the men`s mile Shane Merrigan maintained his 100% win record in the graded meets, on the night moving up to grade B, and again looking a class apart as he hit the front with 500 to go and ran out a clear winner in 4.51.72 after an 80 second opener! A great Clonliffe presence in this race including Liam Roarty 4.56.40, Greg Hosseny 4.58.56, Alex Hogan 5.00.26 , and Niall Sherlock 5.02.63.

Josh Stubbs took chunks  off his pb in the B mile running an excellent 4.37.59 while Sean Carrigg also made substancial inroads into his pb in recording a time of 4.39.61. Tom Sherlock ran 4.41.11.

Louise Reilly was 3rd in the 3,000 in 10.18.74, Kate Hession 7th in the B 400 (69.1), Ciaran McCarthy 16.10 in the 5,000 and Thomas Dorina won a poorly supported triple jump competition with a best of 11.72. Frances Mansfield was 2nd in the discus (14.08)

Meanwhile under the radar, or so he thinks, Hans De Raeymaeker on Tuesday night was 21st in the Mullingar 5k Road Series in 18.34.

Another weekend, another Gary Marathon

That man was at it again! Eight days after his Killarney Marathon win Gary O`Hanlon headed North for today`s Newry Marathon and took another win in 2.36.15. Having reached half way in 77.32 with some company Gary broke away over the second half to win with over five and a half minutes to spare. In the Half Marathon Tudor Mircea was 3rd in 71.31.

Keith Pike sets new club 100 record at AAI Games

At today`s AAI Games in Morton Stadium Keith Pike in finishing 3rd in the 100m set a blistering new Clonliffe club record of 10.72 bettering Alagie Faye`s 10.79 that has stood for seven years.

Other highlights included wins for Ian Rogers in the pole vault with a best of 4.60m, a win for Denise Byrne in the javelin (39.90) with new club member, former Irish International goalkeeper, Jill Moloney 3rd and a win by Ciara McCallion in the 400 (56.31). Kristaps Valters finished 3rd in the A 800 (1.54.23) with Andriu Jenkinson 7th (1.56.17), Mark McDonald 9th (1.58.70). In the B 800 Mounir Bouzaine was 7th (2.01.45) with Dylan Gibbons 11th. 3rd place for Ryan Whelan in the javelin (51.15m), 3rd also for Leah Moore in the 200 (24.99) and 3rd also in the triple jump by Thomas Dorina (12.62m). In the 1500 Edgars Sumskis was 4th in a new pb of 3.56.73, 4th also for Brian Gregan in the 200 (21.55). Other Clonliffe: In the 100 Stuart Roche recorded 11.48 and Isreal Ibanu 11.27.

Ella Brown leads Clonliffe charge in Tallaght

A great day`s athletics at the Tallaght Stadium today for the final round of the Dublin Juvenile League with three overall wins by Clonliffe athletes lead with excellent 500m win in the U/13 girls by Ella Brown, Ella also was 2nd in the 60H and 6th in the shot. Wins were also recorded by Cian Bolger with another great display of front running over 3 laps in the U/14 boys 1200 and once again by Jonathan Fitzsimons in the U/10s 300.

Overall there were several wins in heats, including a sprints win by Rebecca Fitzsimons, however, with races decided on times the three Clonliffe winners were as above.  There were 2nd place finishes recorded by Michael Coleman in U/11 60m and 400m, 2nd for Amy Hodson in the U/13 500m and 3rd places by Cillian Forrester in the U/13 500m and 80m, Sally Sumola U/11 long jump, Ella Cooley U/12 turbo javelin and Sam Rolly U/12 80m. A busy morning/afternoon for a lot of the athletes but a special word of praise for the busiest of all Lauren Carr: U/14 3rd in 1200, 3rd high jump, 5th 80H, 5th javelin and 6th 100, phew!!

Official results, thanks to Jean Carr, click : Clonliffe results from 4th league 24th

Next up for Juveniles is team competition next Saturday for the U/9s to U/11s and then the Dublin Championships on Friday June 6th in Santry, Saturday June 7th Tallaght and Sunday June 7th Tallaght.


Juvenile league bright and early tomorrow

The club`s juvenile athletes head to Tallaght tomorrow for the last Track and Field league round and a final opportunity to fine tune before the Dublin Championships on June 6th to 8th.  There is an 11.00am start meet there unless otherwise arranged at 10.15am.

Program: League 4 2014 Tallaght 24th May

Home win by Ian Guiden in Clonliffe 2

The 123rd Clonliffe 2 Mile, the oldest road race in Ireland, took place for the 2nd year on home turf in Santry tonight. The night produced a fine Clonliffe home win by Ian Guiden in 9.17, some 11 seconds faster than the 2013 winning time. Some 120 or so athletes lined up for the race on the track for the 8.00pm start. From the gun a lead pack containing Clonliffe pairing Guiden and Conor Healy, Thomas Moran (Dunshaughlin) and Peadar Harvey (Craughwell), son of Clonliffe great Noel Harvey took the field on a lap of the track before heading out the stadium gates onto the roads. On Northwood Avenue Moran and Guiden had a 5 meter lead, which the pack quickly closed, however, at the turn into Santry Demesne at the Crowne Plaze Guiden struck and at the mile marker had built up a lead of maybe 20m. At the turn back into the stadium that lead had grown to 15 seconds. An excellent win for the Clonliffe man with Moran 2nd (9.32) and Conor Healy 3rd in 9.36.

1st lady was another Clonliffe athlete Louise Reilly (11.29) and 23rd overall. 1st Junior man, after a race long battle with team mate Brian Flanagan, was the man with the kick Josh Stubbs (10.05) and 6th overall, and making it a Clonliffe clean sweep 1st Junior woman Sally Ahern (13.30)

No surprise that the team prizes were gather by Clonliffe in the senior men, senior women and junior men.

Ian Clonliffe 2 2014

At the presentation race sponsor for the 28th successive year Eugene Kavanagh of “The Grave Diggers” in Glasnevin presented the Tommy Burton Cup to Ian Guiden and assisted by his son Niall Kavanagh made the presentation of prize to the winners.

Results of the 123rd Clonliffe 2 click: clonliffe 2mile results. 2014





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