Archive for October, 2015

Aaron Hanlon 3rd scorer for Friars in Big East

A good run today by Aaron Hanlon for Providence College at today`s Big East Cross Country in Mason, Ohio. Aaron was the 3rd scorer for the Friars as they secured 3rd place.

Also overseas and under the radar last week was Stephen Scullion who was 22nd in the Great Southern Run 10 mile in Portsmouth in 51.22.

That`s 36 not out for The Colonel

On back holiday Monday Clonliffe legend Frank “the Colonel” Behan made his 36th annual tour of his native city in The Dublin City Marathon. Frank successfully completed his mission in 6.57.22 to make it 36 out of 36 Dublin Marathons.

Frank is one of the few who have completed every Dublin Marathon to date. In addition to his marathon exploits Frank is a permanent feature of every single event run by Clonliffe Harriers, no matter what or when The Colonel always answers Clonliffe`s call. He can be found cross country course building, then carrying out vital car park duties, then helping take the course down and finishing many a long day with “a blast of the glass”.  A true Clonliffe Harrier.

Teams for Dublin Cross Country Championships

The Captains have confirmed the Clonliffe teams for Sunday`s Dublin Cross Country in Tymon Park.

The senior men`s team : Sergiu Ciobanu, Jayme Rossisster, Ian Guiden, Brian MacMahon, Mark Kenneally, Michael McDiarmada, Tom Sherlock, Sean Doran, Cassidy and Declan Power.

Senior women: Emer O`Brien, Louise Carraher, Bernadette Kiernan, Aisling Andrews, Clodagh Morriarty and Becky Woods.

Junior men: Cathal Doyle, Josh Stubbs, Sean Carrig, Adam O`Brien, Niall Norman, Alex Gibbons, Eoin Keating, Kevin McKenna, Thomas Ward and Greg Hossenny.

Junior women: Hope Saunders, Laura Tuite, Alannah Cooley and Stephaine McCaul.

Also competing on Sunday will be the Clonliffe Juvenile athletes in the uneven ages with crack squads in particular in both boys and girls U/17 ,U/15 and U/13 all looking in strong contention for honours and places in the All Ireland Juvenile finals in early December.

Timetable & map click: Dublin cc champions 2015

No juvenile athletes training this Sunday

With the Dublin Cross Country on Sunday there will therefor be no juvenile training in the stadium this Sunday.

Clonliffe Athletes in action in today’s marathon – updated

Confirmed results of the Dublin marathon, Gary O’Hanlon took National silver in 2:25:21 with David Mansfield taking bronze 2:30:45

Clonliffe men also take bronze medal in National team marathon championship, with the above mentioned and Ernie Ramsey making up the scoring 3.

The following are the times to hand of the club athletes who took part in the 36th running of the Dublin Marathon in what were windy and sometimes wet conditions making fast times difficult to attain.
Gary O’Hanlon 2.25.21

David Mansfield 2.30.45

Ernie Ramsey 2.51.38

Dermot Faughnan 3.03.48

Colm McDonnell 3.09.59

Sinead Hartnett 3.23.51

Maura Matthews 3.24.09

Barry Duggan 3.25.29

Alan Worrall 3.25.46

Kerri Page 3.43.17

Ian Powell 3.56.25

Declan Murray 3.57.18

Alex Eustace 3.58.11

Janette Reid 4.01.01

Evelyn Brennan 4.05

Pat Devitt 4.06.33

Dave Hanley 4.06

Karen McAffee 4.29

Sorcha Bale 4.32


Please mail name and times to 0872927862

Good luck to all in Dublin Marathon

The very best of luck to all our club members, and indeed all competitors, on the streets of Dublin for Marathon Monday. Club members wishing to have their times recorded on this site please text name and time to 0872927862.

Dublin Cross Country Championships Tymon Park

The Dublin Cross Country takes place on Sunday November 1st in Tymon Park, off the M50.  An action packed programme gets underway at 11.00am with the Dublin Juvenile (uneven ages) championships and then progresses to the junior and seniors. With the change in the cross country season meaning that the Nationals take place three weeks later in Santry this year`s Dublin seniors will be possibly the keenness fought in years.

In recent years Dublin clubs have dominated the Nationals so the battle for Dublin honours will give a very good indicator of how things may pan out at the Nationals. The Clonliffe teams will be confirmed during the course of the week.

The Club`s juvenile athletes were in fine form at last week`s Even ages, several of these athletes will double up and step up a year next week as Clonliffe expects to field strong teams in both boys and girls races at U/13, U/15 and U/17. Juvenile athletes consult with your coaches for meeting times next week. A word of warning to all….it`s a good walk from the car parks in Tymon to the cross country course, allow at least 20/30 minutes.

Course map/timetable click:  Dublin cc champions 2015

Clonliffe athletes to the fore in Community Colleges Cross Country

The school`s cross country season continued today in the Phoenix Park where the Leinster Community Colleges Cross Country took place. Clonliffe athletes showed very well indeed, any tiredness in the legs since Sunday`s Dublin Cross Country was put to one side, as there were more top class runs. There were wins for Aaron Cullen in the 2nd year boys race, Craig Giles in the 3rd year race and for Lauren Carr in the senior girls. In the senior boys race Eoin Keating placed 2nd. Excellent runs in the younger age groups also from Blaize and Kristin in the 1st year girls and from Wakeim in the 2nd year boys.

Nationals coming back to Santry….

On November 22nd Clonliffe will host the National inter Club cross country Championships. This is the first Nationals since the switch with the inter counties, and the race will also double as the trial for the Irish team for the European cross Country. The Clonliffe men are the defending champions, having regained the title in Rostrevor last March, with the switch there will effectively be two 2015 champions!

This is also the first time Clonliffe have hosted the Nationals since March of 2012. The 22nd will be a full championship day as the National Juvenile Even Ages will also take place, followed by Junior women and men and then senior women and men.

The Committee appeals now to all our members to become actively involved with the event. Please do not leave the task to others, a lot of the “old reliables” will also be looking after teams on the day, so whilst these guys will set up the course they simply cannot also be expected to steward and officiate. On the day at least 30 club members will be needed from 10.30 onwards, please please make yourself available. This is a big day for our club needing all to put their shoulder to the wheel. Now a little over 4 weeks out we need to know who is available. Please text your name to 0879599888 asap, before all the best jobs are gone! The usual Clonliffe Sunday rates will apply, a sandwich and a big thank you. Nil desperandum.


Clonliffe at Autumn Open Cross Country

Hope Saunders took a comfortable win in the junior women`s race in the Phoenix Park today in the Autumn Open Cross Country. Hope was a class apart in winning the 4k race in 14.36. In the junior men`s race over 6k Cathal Doyle had a good run placing 6th (20.09), next in was Brian Flanagan 11th (20.34), Josh Stubbs 26th (22.09) and Eoin Keating 28th (22.33).

Hope Saunders 2015

Mark Kenneally was a surprise starter in the senior 8k race placing 8th (26.32) with Jamye Rossister breathing down his neck in 9th place a second behind.

Master`s results to follow when to hand.


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