Archive for June, 2017

All four relay teams medal in Irishtown

The even age Dublin Relays took place in Irishtown this evening. A fantastic team effort from the four Clonliffe teams in action saw all medal. The race of the evening was the U/18 girls 4 x 400 where the Clonliffe girls, Rapha, Rebecca, Cliona and Hannah were just superb and in a three way battle for the line lost out on the dip finish to DSD but took silver.

Silver was also won by the U/14 girls team of Sally, Hollie,  Naoisa and Orla in the 4 x 100 having battled through the heats and then were again excellent in the final.

Likewise the U/14 4 x 100 boys faced heats and then another great effort in the final by James, Jonas, Jonathan and Ronan saw them take bronze.

Bronze also for the U/16 girls 4 x 100 team of Cara, Sarah, Vicky and Amy (all middle distance athletes) after a fantastic battle particularly from Amy going from 5th to 3rd on the final leg.

Clonliffe athletes have good night at graded

The 5th Dublin Graded Meet of the season, incorporating the Dublin Track and Field Championships, took place in unseasonably hot and muggy conditions in Tallaght last night.  It was a breeze free evening which was conducive to fast times.

There was a small sprinkling of Clonliffe athletes on the night and all performed very well with several Clonliffe wins.

Starting off with the sprints Emma Kelly won the combined Women’s B and C 200 in a time of 27.21 with Emer Treacy 5th in 29.04.

In the 800s Hannah Browne had a fine win in the B race in a new PB of 2.24.61. There was an excellent run in the A championship race from Eleanor Alexander who placed 2nd in 2.14.66.

In the Men’s 800 Shaun Conaghan was a powerful winner of the B race leading most of the way in 2.03.31. An off form Cian Bolger was well off his best in the A race, recent layoff from injury clearly taking its toll.

Thomas Sherlock delivered the 4th Clonliffe win of the night winning the B 3000 in a time of 9.27.61 and in the A 3000 Liam Roarty ran 9.00.13 to finish 4th, Sean Doran ran 9.36.38 to finish 9th and Alex Gibbons was 10th in 9.38.96.

Round 2: Water Fight on Tonight

Gladys` group please note that round 2 of the water fight is tonight (Tuesday the 2oth) in the Park. Please come with your weapons fully loaded!

Weekend Round up: Kenneally races again! (updated)

Great to see Mark Kenneally back racing today. In glorious conditions Mark took to the roads in the Phoenix Park for the Irish Runner 5 Mile, his first race in several years, to finish 7th in 25.24. Also running was mark Dowling (30.25) Results are on

Saturday evening in county Donegal David Flynn won the Buncrana 10k in 31.52, some three and a half minutes clear.

On Thursday at the Drogheda and District Graded Meet: 800 B Fergal O`Shea 2.21.81,  800 C Ciara Peelo 2.27.7 and 3000 A Declan Power 9.27.79.

Sunday the Sherlock brothers took in the Castleknock 10k, where Thomas was 3rd (17.03) and Niall 8th (18.40)

Yvonne McDonagh retains O`Connor Cup

Liam Hennessy reports:  Mc Donagh retains O’ Connor Cup – Keane fastest on night !! Round 7 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – O’ Connor Cup – 4 mile Grass Race – Santry Demesne – Thursday, June 15th.

Apologies for the delay in posting these results. Well the Grand Prix Series continued Thursday last with the running of The O’ Connor Cup – 4 Mile Grass Race. The weather was a fine 18 Degrees / Dry Underfoot / Blustery South Easterly Wind of 24 Knots.

The course had been meticulously measured and well flagged and the grass was freshly cut to ensure a smooth ride for all.
57 runners toed the line, instructions were given by the race director, the bugle was sounded and the race was on !!

The result of the handicap for the O’ Connor Cup was as follows;
1st Place – Yvonne Mc Donagh
2nd Place – Dave Brady – Having run a full marathon earlier in the day !!!! Amazing athlete !!!
3rd Place – Murray Ahern

Yvonne Mc Donagh not only won the O’ Connor Cup 2017, but she retained the cup for the second year in a row, so congrats to Yvonne.

(Pictured: Club President Paddy Marley, Yvonne and Alan Worrall (sponsor))

The full list of results for the O’ Connor Cup were as follows;
1. Conor Keane – 22.59
2. Niall Sherlock (Guest) – 24.01
3. George Brady (Guest) – 24.09
4. Rowland Dager (Guest) – 24.27
5. Kieran Murphy  (Guest) – 24.31
6. Shane Casey – 24.46
7. Stephen O’ Reilly – 25.06
8. Alan Worrall – 25.42
9. Maurice Mc Crohan – 26.03
10. Mick Bermingham – 26.12
11. Sean Grimes – 26.37
12. Maura Matthews – 26.38
13. Alan Townsend (Guest) – 26.43
14. Emma Dunne – 26.47
15. Alex Eustace – 26.52
16. Niall Markey – 26.54
17. Murray Ahern – 27.07
18. Alan Curley (Guest) – 27.17
19. Shane Rooney – 27.21
20. Declan Grant – 27.26
21. Siobhan Devaney – 27.28
22. Aideen Brady – 27.45
23. Ollie Power – 27.50
24. David O’ Sullivan – 27.57
25. Adrian Gerard (Guest) – 27.58
26. Mick Gleeson – 28.00
27. Tom Cassidy – 28.02
28. Colm Leonard – 28.05
29. Laura Kiernan – 28.06
30. Stephen Tracey – 28.07
31. Jim Keogh – 28.07.2
32. Liam Hennessy – 28.27
33. Richard Barr – 28.33
34. Connor Jennings – 29.25
35. Simon Smith – 29.29
36. Deirdre Fitzsimons – 29.44
37. Ciara O’ Regan – 29.48
38. Terry Mee – 30.00
39. Anthony O’ Brien (Guest) – 30.18
40. Pat Devitt – 30.28
41. Niall O’ Connor – 30.32
42. Orla Deighan – 30.35
43. Ann Lyons – 30.35.2
44. Jason Blake – 30.43
45. Yvonne Mc Donagh – 30.44
46. Keith Farrell – 30.52
47. Melissa Curran – 31.05
48. Aisling Andrews – 31.05.3
49. Shay Byrne – 31.08
50. Carol Flood – 31.16
51. Paula Horgan – 32.26
52. Colm Doran – 32.55
53. Jennifer Sharkey – 33.25
54. Ann Mc Donnell – 33.43
55. Dave Brady – 33.43.5
56. Pat Healy – 34.48
57. Ciara Faherty – 36.57

Presentations were made Thursday last for the following races held over the past few weeks;
Round 5 – Santry Mile – The Guiden Trophy – 21st May – Kindly sponsored by Noel Guiden.
Result of the handicap for the Santry Mile was as follows;
1. Fergie Keenan
2. Noel Daly
3. Stephen O’ Reilly

Round 6 – The Mc Carrick Plate – 2.5 mile trail / tarmac race held at Malahide, 30th May, 2017
Result of the handicap for The Mc Carrick Plate was as follows;
1. Ciara Daly
2. Emer Brennan
3. Mandy Mc Menamy

Apologies if i misspelt any name above
Next date for your diary – Round 8 – Grand Prix Series 2017 – The Michael Murphy Memorial 5 mile trail / tarmac race –  Malahide Demesne – Thursday, June 29th8pm – (usual start beside Cricket Club) – Race presentation will be held afterwards in the Cricket Club.

Michael Murphy was a young man, who wore the Black and Amber singlet with pride – Mick lost his life at a very young age and this race in his memory is very special in our race calendar. We look forward to seeing a huge turnout for what is going to be a magic race !!!.

See you Thursday, June 29th8pm !!! – Parking is available at the cricket Club.
Reminder: The points table / leaderboard will be updated very soon and can be viewed at the promotions area of the website.


Club Javelin record goes in Riga

Stephen Rice set a new club javelin record at the CSIT Games in Riga, Latvia yesterday of 65.48, bettering Rory Gunning`s record by over two meters. Stephen won the competition for the Irish team. Also competing for Ireland was Keith Marks in the long jump. Keith after an impressive display of consistent jumping (6.78, 7.22, 7.23, 7.41 and 7.39) finished 2nd with a longest jump of 7.41m.

Clonliffe U/15 girls win Dublin 4 x 100

The Dublin Juvenile Championships moved onto the relays (uneven ages) last night in Morton Stadium. Once again there was very good Clonliffe representation with lot of teams competing. Two of the teams excelled last night: the U/15 girls team of Emma McDonnell, Holly Roche, Kristin Mc Cready Hogan, and Katie Halpin winning 4 x 100 gold and the U/13 boys (Jonathan Fitzsimons, Cian O`Hare, Kahrl Balero and Oran Redmond) took 4 x 100 silver.

The final day of the Dublins is next Friday, the even age relays in Tallaght.

Stadium track closed next week

Members please note that the outdoor track is closed from 5.00pm on Tuesday until Saturday for lane painting and other maintenance works.  We understand that the indoor track will be still available. The club have made a booking of the track in ALSAA for Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.00pm as an alternative for athletes.

Midweek round up

During the week Eoin Pierce ran 3.50.85 finishing 10th in Watford BMC 1500 B on Wednesday. The previous week Jayme Rossister ran 3.56.13 in Loughborough while over the weekend Simon Galligan was competing in Luxemburg throwing the hammer 56.47m.

Closer to home at the Raheny Summer Series 2 mile on Tuesday Sean Doran was a comfortable winner in 10.18 with Thomas Ward 3rd in 10.49.

Juveniles add to medal collection in Tallaght

The Dublin Juvenile Championships continued tonight in Tallaght. The offering tonight was 1500s and high jump (rained off on Sunday). The first medals collected on the night came from the U/15 girls who ran an excellent race, it was great to see three black and amber vests at the front of the race, lead home by one of the hardest working athletes in this group Alana Fitzsimons who won her first Dublin title, 2nd was Aiofe Hession with Katie Halpin 4th, and making it through to National finals.

Another girl who had a great run tonight was Sarah Bateson in the U/16 race with a fantastic last lap to go from 4th to 2nd, adding another silver to her 3000 one from Saturday.

Daragh Carter took U/16 bronze with a, as always, battling Dermot Buckley 4th. The U/18 ans U/19 race was combined with great Clonliffe representation lead home with a flying finish by Craig Giles, winning the U/18 title from Sean O`Leary, U/19 gold and, after a fine run, Daniel Lacey U/18 silver. Good runs also by Jordan Byrne and Jack Horan.

In the high jump James McDonnell took U/14 bronze.

Relays are next: Unevens on Friday and Evens the following Friday.


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