Archive for July, 2018

Clonliffe athletes selected for Europeans

Athletics Ireland this morning announced the Irish team for the European track and field championships in Berlin. Stephen Scullion has been selected in the 10000, Sergiu Ciobanu in the marathon and Dara Kervick in the 4 x 400 relay. See full team on www.athleticsireland.ie

Nationals day 2: slimmer pickings

Day 2 of the Nationals continued at Morton Stadium today. Efrem Gidey got things off to a good start for Clonliffe winning silver in the junior 3000 in 8.46.40.

In the heats of the 100 all three Clonliffe athletes progressed to the final: Jeremy Phillips 10.65, Leo Morgan 10.98 and Eamonn Fahey 11.16. In The final accordingly there were three Clonliffe vests. Defending champion Phillips took bronze, with Leon Reid completing a sprints double, in 10.55, Leo Morgan was 5th (10.89) and Eamonn Fahey 9th (11.11)

Dara Kervick was in that unlucky 4th position in the 400 final (48.43). Ciara McCallion who had probably exceeded expections in making the women’s 400 final placed 7th (57.68)

Timmy Crowe took on the sprints hurdles finishing 5th in 15.59. In the pole vault Rolus Olusa was joint 5th after a 4.00m best clearance.

Keith Marks as always put in a fine performance in the long jump with a best of 7.29m and loosing out on bronze on countback.

In the final track race of the day with Clonliffe interest Cathal Doyle was 11th in the 1500 final (3.55.99).

Pride of place on the women’s team went to Shannon Sheehy in her first national for Clonliffe winning high jump silver.

So not a bad championship at all: 2 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronze. Next up its the league final…rust never sleeps!

Stephens’ Day at Nationals

Day 1 of the National track and field championships in a windy Morton Stadium today saw some excellent performances from Clonliffe athletes with national titles won by both Stephen Scullion and Stephen Rice.

Scullion was the class of the field in the 10000 which featured no less than seven Clonliffe vests. Scullion took the National title and one would assume a plane ticket to Berlin for the European 10000, in 29.25.31. David Flynn had a fine run to 5th (30.20.80), next in were the marathon men 8th Valdas Dopolskas 30.29.56 and 9th Sergiu Ciobanu 30.34.82, and then 18th Eoin Taggart 32 55.32, 19th Declan Power 33.33.97 and 21st Sean Doran 34.29.40.

In the Javelin Stephen Rice basically had the title sown up from the first throw when he launched the Javelin some 66.95m and thereafter was never threatened. That proved to be his best of the day and in the end he won by some 8m. Alan Gunning placed 7th (47.66m)

In the 3000 sc Jayme Rossister had his best National result to date taking super silver in 9.05.49.

Simon Galligan once again medalled for Clonliffe in the nationals  bronze in the hammer 59.67m.

The 4 x 100 relay boys took silver behind Tallaght AC.

Other Clonliffe athletes competing today included Dara Kervick in the 400 qualifying for the final after a 48.54 heat. Likewise Ciara McCallion, despite an injury ravaged season, also qualifying for yet another national final after a 56.72 heat. Snezana Bechtina ran 59.64 in her heat and did not progress.

Cathal Doyle successfully negotiated the 1500 heats (3.59.17) for tomorrow’s final. Greg Hossenny ran 4.02.90 to bring his interest to an end, likewise Mark McDonald (1.57.40) and Shaun Conaghan (2.04.64) in the 800 concluded their championships. Finally Colm Rooney with a 15.23.55 run in the 5000 similarly sees an end to his 2018 nationals.

So in all a pretty fine day for the club’s athletes. Day 2 tomorrow.

Adam O’Brien adds club 5000 to 800 title

Grand Prix Series – Round 11 – 5000metres / Incorporating the Club Championship 5000metres – Morton Stadium – Thurs, July 26th – 8pm.

Race report by Liam Hennessy;

The evening proved perfect for distance track running – 24 Degrees, Humidity 52 Degrees with a light breeze.
We had 55 runners, split in to two seperate races.
Many thanks to Declan Murray for his kind sponsorship of the Grand Prix Race.
The result of the Men’s Club Championship was as follows;
1st Place – Adam O’Brien – 15.23 – Club 5000metres Champion – 2018
2nd Place – Sean O’Leary – 15.47
3rd Place – Tom Sherlock – 16.33
The result of the Women’s Club Championship was as follows;
1st Place – Emma Dunne – 20.36 – Club 5000metres Champion – 2018
2nd Place – Elaine Mc Loughlin – 20.53.1
3rd Place – Maria Howard – 20.58
The result of the handicap was as follows;
1st Place – Noel Daly
2nd Place – Eoghan Murphy
3rd Place – Conor Jennings
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this race such a success.
Full results to follow soon.

Grand Prix News: Mick Murphy 5, plus 5000 tonight

Liam Hennessy reports: Grand Prix Series – Round 10 – Michael Murphy Memorial 5 mile Tarmac / Trail race – Malahide – Thursday, July 12th last.

Apologies for the delay in providing results. The full list of results as provided by Liam Hennessy are as follows;

Colm Rooney – 25.14

Sean Doran – 27.52

Stephen Butler – 29.15

George Brady – 29.16

Shane Casey – 29.51

Paul Keenan – 31.09

Paul O’Loughlin – 31.14

Niall Gorman – 31.25

Dermot Faughnan – 31.26

Stephen Treacy – 31.35

Mick Bermingham – 31.40

Philip O’Doherty – 31.48

Alan Worrall – 32.20

Kevin Dowling – 32.32

Trevor Wisdom – 32.48

Mick Gleeson – 33.08

Mark Dowling – 33.09

Philip Matthews – 33.21

Michael Mc Enery – 33.40

Shay Kavanagh – 34.52

Declan Grant – 34.52

Colm Mc Donnell – 34.03

Alex Eustace – 34.12

Niall Markey – 34.13

Emma Cooper – 34.36

Alan Curley – 34.36

Kevin Sheehy – 34.43

Colm Leonard – 34.52

Clodagh Moriarty – 34.58

Seamus Devitt – 34.04
Maria Howard – 35.08
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 35.52
Dave Hanley – 36.06
RIchie Barr – 36.16
Conor Jennings – 36.27
Robert Mangan – 36.48
Tom Monks – 36.53
Pat Devitt – 36.54
Orla Deighan – 37.01
David O’Sullivan – 37.03
Yvonne Mc Donagh – 37.36
Pat Healy – 37.43
Shay Rooney – 37.44
Robert Scott – 37.46
Aisling Andrews – 37.46
Laura Kernan – 37.46
Darren Horgan – 38.07
Ann Lyons – 38.08
Alan Smeaton – 38.10
Tom Cassidy – 38.19
Frank Mc Carthy – 38.38
Dave Lyons – 38.47
Melissa Curran – 38.58
Mandy Mc Menamy – 39.09
Jenny Devitt – 39.14
Caoimhe Cruise – 39.15
Colm Doran – 39.30
Anthony O’Brien – 39.40
Sinead Duffy – 41.09
Gerry Fay – 41.30
Karen Mc Affee – 41.39
Catherine Dempsey – 41.46
Elaine Casey – 42.20
Lorraine Sherwood – 42.34
Shay Byrne – 44.29
Tony Casey – 45.32
Dave Brady – 47.26
Sinead Morrissey – 49.22
Paul White – 49.22
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.
Many thanks to all who volunteered to make this race such a success.
Next Race: Round 11 – 5000Metres Track Race / Incorporating Club Championship 5000Metres – tonight Thursday, 26th July – Morton Stadium – 8pm. See you there for what should be a great race. Note that we may have to run two seperate races depending on numbers; however we shall decide well in advance of the start time.

Morton Games coming to Eurosports and podcast

Highlights of Morton Games will be on Eurosport TV in August.  Broadcast slots are:

August 14th 8.00am Eurosport 1

August 15th 6.00pm Eurosport 2

August 17th 11.30pm Eurosport 2

The full Live Stream replay is also available on mortongames.ie

Also for you fans of the wireless:

Here’s link to Dublin City FM’s show last Tuesday 25 July,  with a recap of Morton Games, and interviews with several athletes:  Marcus Lawlor, Stephen Scullion, Brian Fay, Cory McGee, Hannah Green, Boris Berian, Sam Prakel.

Dublin City FM Inside Sport – Morton Games Report

Interviews by Jack McCarthy, DC FM

Replay of Morton Games livestream now available

If you would like to watch a replay of last Thursday night’s Morton Games go to www.mortongames.ie on the home page click on Replay. There you will find a link from 247TV. Enjoy.

Slim pickings at final day of National Juvenile T & F

Slim pickings indeed! The final day of the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore on a warm muggy day saw the Clonliffe group leave empty handed.

The middle distance group all look a little tired today, it has been a long season, most haven`t had a break since September and it showed. Sarah Bateson in the U/17 1500 was never really in the race and finished up in 11th place 5.04.28, just catching Abbie Sheehy, who had put in a competitive performance, on the line, Abbie recording 5.04.34. In the U/17 boys 1500, this was the only 1500 requiring heats, Dermot Buckley ran 4.33.04. Daragh Carter was 3rd in his heat (4.27.45) and in the final placed 7th (4.23.53). The U/18 boys saw Daniel Stone finish 8th (4.14.28), Ben Guiden 14th (4.18.72) and, a pretty drained looking, Aaron Cullen 16th (4.20.12). Craig Giles placed 7th in the U/19 race in 4.10.60

In the 200s Sally Somula made the U/15 final where she was 6th (26.96). Rebecca Fitzsimons also made the U/18 final finishing in 4th position (26.72) Lauren Carr also made the final finishing 7th (26.66).

Well done to all throughout the season. Those on a break, enjoy it. The return date will be posted in August.

David Flynn wins South Dublin 10k

The first round of the Dublin Marathon Race series took place today at Grange Castle, the South Dublin 10k. David Flynn took a fine win in 32.02. There was a very good Clonliffe contingent of over 20 in the race:

3 David Flynn Male 1 MS 1 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:32:03 1 00:32:02 1
3022 Niall Gorman Male 41 M40 9 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:36:31 45 00:36:29 47
937 Dermot Faughnan Male 65 M40 15 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:37:22 69 00:37:20 69
171 Matt Mc Guinness Male 97 M35 41 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:38:37 102 00:38:30 103
1536 Paul Keenan Male 98 MS 32 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:38:38 103 00:38:30 102
1249 Wayne Walker Male 120 MS 41 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:30 128 00:39:23 128
589 Stephen Tracey Male 129 M40 25 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:43 137 00:39:34 139
1510 Kevin Heffernan Male 131 M50 6 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:44 139 00:39:40 143
3379 Shane Caffrey Male 132 MS 42 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:45 140 00:39:38 141
738 Neil Farrell Male 134 MS 43 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:48 142 00:39:39 142
1603 Mark Dowling Male 140 MS 45 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:39:56 148 00:39:48 148
1941 Sinead Hartnett Female 20 F35 4 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:42:43 238 00:42:27 239
587 Conor Lucey Male 291 MS 81 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:44:05 315 00:43:42 313
3792 Emma Harding Female 25 F35 6 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:44:08 318 00:43:52 324
1238 Kevin Sheehy Male 341 M50 20 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:45:15 380 00:45:02 400
3494 Ciara Peelo Female 48 F35 10 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:46:05 430 00:45:52 458
1431 Alison O Sullivan Female 58 F40 14 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:46:37 476 00:46:23 508
421 Colm Leonard Male 480 M50 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:35 550 00:47:22 589
1908 Karl Nolan Male 481 MS 128 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:35 551 00:47:20 586
654 Emer Brennnan Female 74 FS 18 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:47:39 559 00:47:23 591
3795 Kerri Page Female 81 F35 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:05 591 00:47:50 626
956 Yvonne Mc Donough Female 84 F40 19 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:18 607 00:48:04 645
1369 Orla Deighan Female 87 F45 12 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:48:27 616 00:48:12 660
3130 Stephen Doyle Male 638 M35 193 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:50:06 756 00:49:56 819
34 Shane Rooney Male 728 M40 152 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:51:31 877 00:50:50 912
3259 Joanne Mc Cabe Female 177 F40 33 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:52:45 973 00:52:04 1023
920 Brid Beausang Female 276 F40 57 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:55:39 1219 00:54:58 1281
2346 Lorraine Sherwood Female 310 F50 21 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 00:56:31 1297 00:55:49 1348
1423 Mandeep Kaur Singh Female 866 F40 197 CLONLIFFE HARRIERS A.C. 01:22:07 2179 01:19:34

Round up

Even though it was virtually all hands on deck for this week`s Morton Games other activities continued. On Tuesday evening David Brady was 5th in the Bettystown 5 mile in 28.58., Andrew Eustace 35.37, Anne Lyons 40.42. Wednesday saw Sean Doran win the Dublin City Council 5k road race in Irishtown with Tom Sherlock 3rd and Yvonne McDonagh 2nd woman O/45.

At the Graded Meet on Wednesday in Tallaght Snezana Bechtina won the 400 in 58.13. Eoghan Murphy was 2nd in 1500 grade C (4.34.23) and the one and only Frances Mansfield was once again in action 3rd in the !KG discus with a best of 17.37m.

Today Saturday and Brian MacMahon won the Punchestown 5k (17.21)

Also today was a proud day for young Clonliffe and St. Aidans athlete Alex Murray and his family as he ran for the Irish Schools team at the SIAB Schools in Grangemounth, Scotland in the steeple chase. Alex placed 5th and in the process helped the Irish team to a 2nd place finish.

 

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