Archive for June, 2016

O`Connor Cup: Ramsey smokes grass race

Race results reported by Liam Hennessy as follows: 42 finishers tonight – 17 Degrees – Light Breeze – Great underfoot conditions despite the last few days of rain showers.
1. Ernie Ramsey – 22.49
2. Conor Keane – 23.05
3. Richard Mannion – 23.36
4. Dermot Faughnan – 24.02
5. Dave Dunwoody – 24.26
6. Niall Gorman – 24.41
7. Karl Nolan – 24.49
8. Fergal O’ Shea – 25.06
9. Mark Dowling – 25.26
10. Colm O’ Donnell – 25.40
11. Stephen Tracey 25.59
12. Liam Hennessy – 26.05
13. Alan Worrell – 26.25
14. Maura Matthews – 26.34
15. Mick Gleeson – 26.45
16. Trevor Wisdom – 26.47
17. Shane Rooney – 26.56
18. Conor Curley – 27.28
19. Richie Barr – 27.34
20. Aideen Brady – 28.35
21. Dave Hanley – 29.00
22. Emer Brennan – 29.04
23. Pat Devitt – 29.06
24. Brid Beausany – 29.08
25. Simon Smith – 30.04
26. James Smith – 30.08
27. Terry Mee – 30.10
28. Emer Doyle – 30.25
29. Ann Lyons – 30.27
30. Connor Jennings – 30.49
31. Evelyn Brennan – 31.04
32. Sinead Smith – 31.21
33. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 31.29
34. Nollaig Donoghue – 31.34
35. Carl Flood – 31.46
36. Martin Cavanagh – 31.46
37. Melissa Curran – 31.51
38. Dave Lynam – 32.37
39. ???????????- 32.38
40. Mary Purdue – 33.24
41. M.Rossa – 33.47
42. Dave Brady – 33.48
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.
Next race – Thursday – July 14th8pm -1500metres – Incorporating Club Championship. Looking forward to a big turnout – See you then.
O`Connor cup start O`Connor Cup Ernie

Morton Games tickets on sale

Tickets for the Morton Games on July 22nd are now on sale in the club bar. Tickets cost €10 for ground and €15 for stand. Children U16 accompanied by an adult go free. For a great night of non stop top class athletics come to the Morton Stadium in a little over three weeks time. Please also spread the word!

Vintage MG

Clonliffe one two in Park Trail Race

There was a Clonlffe one two at last night`s BHAA 5K Trail Race in Dublin`s Phoenix Park. Tom Sherlock beating Sean Doran in the battle to the line in a rain lashed race.

Grand Prix Series out to grass

The Grand Prix Series after last week`s round in Malahide returns to HQ on Thursday evening (June 30th) for the 4 mile grass race that is the O`Connor Cup.

The O`Connor Cup, traditionally a cross country race, but in recent years, became a Summer grass race in Santry Demesne. The O`Connor Cup is one of the long standing Clonliffe club races and is one of the jewels in the crown of the Grand Prix Series, having been part of the series since it`s inception over ten years ago. The O`Connor Cup was presented to the club by JJ O`Connor who in the late 1920s and early 1930s dominated Irish Cross Country running. He was National champion on four occasions, with several different clubs, but was clad in the black and amber when he won the Nationals in Thurles in 1935.

Thursday`s race has an 8.00pm start.

Club Notice: CPR/AED Training Course

The club in conjunction with St Johns Ambulance (who provide First Aid cover at numerous prompted Clonliffe events)  have arranged  CPR/AED “Defibrillator” Training in the clubhouse on Wednesday 6th July commencing at 7p.m.  There are a total of 12 places which the club are encouraging to be filled by interested parties.  The course duration is 2 hours.  Participants wil receive a certificate in training plus an information pack.

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency lifesaving procedure that is done when someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. This may happen after an electric shock, heart attack, or drowning.

CPR combines rescue breathing and chest compressions.

  • Rescue breathing provides oxygen to the person’s lungs.
  • Chest compressions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing until the heartbeat and breathing can be restored.

Permanent brain damage or death can occur within minutes if blood flow stops. Therefore, it is very important that blood flow and breathing be continued until trained medical help arrives. Emergency (911) operators can guide you through the process.

CPR is  a life skill and you never know when you might need to assit a family member, fellow athlete, friend etc. The important know the symptoms and what to do.

Anyone interested please contact Alan Worrall (Committee Member) at 086-2733129 or by Friday 1st July 2016 to book a place.

Padraig Keane Memorial Race this Saturday

On Saturday next July 2nd the legend that is Padraig Keane will be remembered in his home place. Clonliffe Harriers are proud to be associated with and assist with the promotion of this very special race on July 2nd. The late great Padraig Keane was a proud Rosscommon man from the village of Ballinlough, he was a proud supporter of this race when it started a couple of years back. This race is now fittingly the Padraig Keane Memorial Race.

Clonliffe encourage all our members and friends in Irish athletics to come to Padraig`s home place in July in his memory and in turn to support a most worth cause over 5k or the 10k lake loop.

Please also visit the race Facebook page. Details: Padraig Keane Memorial

Clonliffe athletes selected for European Championships

Athletics Ireland have announced the Irish team for the European Championships in Amsterdam July 6th to 10th. Selected in both the 400 and 4 x 400 is National Champion Brian Gregan, in the 800 Declan Murray and on the womens 4 x 400 Ciara McCallion.  Previously selected on the Half Marathon teams were Sergiu Ciobanu and Gary Murray.

Gregan star of the show at Day 2 of Nationals

Day 2 of the GloHealth National Seniors brought persistent hazy rain to Morton Stadium and in addition another 5 national medals to make it a total of an even dozen won by Clonliffe athletes.

Brian Gregan Nationals

Star of the championships in what was the most eagerly awaited final of the weekend, the men`s 400, was Brian Gregan. In a loaded field the Clonliffe man was challenged all the way down the home straight by Shercock`s Craig Lynch on one side and DSD`s David Gillick on the other but reigned supreme to take his 3rd national in succession in a season`s best of 46.28.

Declan Murray put in a bold bid for a 1st national title in the 800 and when it looked like victory was his was over hauled by Mark English (UCD), Murray recording a time of 1.51.70 in taking silver. Silver also for Ian Rogers in the pole vault (4.60m) loosing out on count back.

Ciara McCallion nationals

Ciara McCallion ran an excellent race in the women`s 400 to take 3rd place in a new pb of 54.48. Bronze also for Chris Sibanda in the 100 (10.93).

Chris Sibanda nationals

Other Clonliffe today: Ausra Jerumbauskyte 4th in the long jump (5.54m), Keith Marks also 4th in the long jump (6.77m), Andrew Heney 5th in the high jump (1.95m) and on the track Aaron Hanlon 7th 5,000 (14.37.84) and Greta Stremikyte after her 1500 pb in the semi was 13th in the final in 4.50.13.

Seven medals won on Day 1 of Nationals

The opening day of the GloHealth National Senior track & field championships saw some seven medals won by Clonliffe athletes. Pride of place goes to National Javelin Champion Rory Gunning who won gold with a best of 61.15m, Rory`s brother Alan was also competing finishing in 13th (45.67).

dave flynn nationals

Silver medals were won by Ausra Jerumbauskyte in the triple jump with a new pb of 12.00m to bring Ausra within 4 cm of Fiona Mullens` 1999 club record. In the men`s triple jump Andrii Mahin made it double silver for Clonliffe (14.39m) and again not far off the club record of 14.45m. Simon Galligan also took silver in the hammer (59.51m). David Flynn likewise was a silver medallist in the 3000 sc with a storming last 600 finishing only a meter or two off gold.

Leah Moore after some two long years of injury made a stunning comeback to nationals taking bronze in the 200 (24.77). In the junior 3000 Sean Carrig put together the best race of his young career with a pb of 8.56.26 for 3rd place. An off form Adam O`Brien was well off his best finishing 7th.

sean carrig nationals

Also competing today in the 200s: Chris Sibanda in that unlucky 4th in the final (22.01) and in the earlier rounds, Patrick O`Connor 23.17, Keith Pike 22.60 and Gary Scott 23.82. Brian Gregan recorded the fastest 400 of the day 47.37 to go through to tomorrow`s final, Timmy Crowe with a 49.02 failed to progress. Ciara McCallion also made it through to tomorrow`s women`s 400 final after a 55.26 run. Snezana Bechtina ran 57.42 and Emma Kelly 61.08.

declan murray nationals

greg hosseny nationals

josh stubbs nationals

In the 800s Declan Murray cruised into tomorrow`s final after a 1.54.94 run. Josh Stubbs ran sub 2 (1.59.11) but didn`t progress also benefitting from the experience were Greg Hossenny and Joseph Hession. Finally the 1500 where European Paralympic bronze medallist Greta Strimikyte was again in fine form with a 4.48.85 run putting her through along with Eimear O`Brien for the final tomorrow afternoon. In the men`s 1500 Liam Roarty ran a 4.19.05 pb.

declan murray and greg

O`Leary and Giles shine at Tailteanns

Clonliffe`s two representatives at today`s GloHealth Inter provincial Games in Morton Stadium both delivered superb performances.

Craig Giles ran an excellent 1500 and was always in the running from the off and with 300 to go was superbly positioned and was only run out of a medal over the final 200 placing 4th in a time of aprox 4.15.

Minutes later and Sean O`Leary was on his was in the 3000 again great positioning saw him in the top 3 throughout to finish up an excellent 2nd in 9.03, and gain selection for the Schools track international.

Sean O l



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