Archive for August, 2018

Details of this year’s Brother Schools Cross Country

Invitations are now issuing to the schools who in the past have supported the Brother Cross Country event. Please note that this is an invitational only and it takes place in Santry Demesne Park on Wednesday October 10th.  We are once again most generously sponsored by Brother, the event takes place in Santry thanks to the kind assistance and co-operation of Fingal County Council and is hosted by Clonliffe Harriers.

If per chance your school does not receive an invitation but you would like to be invited to the event please email

From a hosting of the event perspective any club member or indeed parents of club members who may be available to help out on the day please email the Meet Director or contact him by text 087 9599 888.  All offers of help gratefully appreciated.

Pat Bonass donates trophy for Women’s Club 10,000 Championship

The Committee of Clonliffe Harriers are extremely grateful and obliged to Pat Bonass who has most generously sponsored a new trophy for the Women’s Club 10,000 Championship.

Pat of course already sponsors the Men’s 10,000 championship and over 30 years ago presented the Bonass Trophy to the club for presentation to the Men’s 10,000 champion.

Both Men’s and Women’s Championships take place on Thursday September 13th in conjunction with the Grand Prix Series round that night.  The club championship are open to all members of Clonliffe Harriers.

With the Dublin City Marathon taking place approximately six weeks later the 10,000 Championship represents an ideal opportunity for men and women’s athletes to get a good 10,000 race or indeed tempo under their belts. Whilst the thoughts of 25 laps on the track may be a little daunting to some it is important to bear in mind that 10,000 on the track is still the same distance as a 10k road race but there are no hills on the track in Morton Stadium!

All are encouraged, men and women to include this race in their schedule. See you on September 13th.

This is not a drill. Your club really needs you.

Club members your club really needs you. The earlier general appeal for stewards yielded a response of ONE. As it stands the people who are prepared to steward if no one else will are the same people who are coaching and administering your club. Clearly this is fundenmentaly unfair. What it means is that unless you the club members are prepared to give a few hours then juvenile and junior coaching that day is cancelled as the coaches will be needed in Swords to steward. This is clearly wrong.

We are a club with a membership of 500 yet the same 10 people are expected to do everything. Why is that?

The club appeals to members and parents: we urgently need the member’s assistance for stewarding duties for the upcoming Dublin Marathon Race Series 10 Mile which takes place in Swords on Sunday September 2nd (All Ireland Football day).

This is a very important fundraising event for the club with funding being provided by the Dublin race series in return for Clonliffe committing to provide 30 stewards for this event (in addition the club provides a lesser amount of stewards for the other events in the race series).   It is vitally important, therefore, that we have the support of you the club members for the 2nd of September.

As noted above it is All Ireland Football day but your commitment to stewarding at this event will not in any way impact upon your viewing (or indeed attending) the All Ireland Football final.

The requirement is that the Clonliffe stewards will report to Swords at 7.45 a.m. The race start is 9 a.m., we are stewarding at miles 2 and 7 and will be finished by 11 a.m. (the throw in for the All Ireland final is 3.30 p.m.!)

As this involves on the road stewarding activities all volunteers must be eighteen years of age or over.

Your assistance is urgently required and the club would request that if you are available that you contact Paddy Tuite to confirm your availability as he is the co-ordinator. Please contact Paddy either by text – 086 812 0633 or email

We must submit our list of stewards NOW so please contact Paddy today.

Please also do not expect that others will cover the task. The response to date demonstrates otherwise. Clonliffe Harriers is your club and your club needs you. Please do your bit.

Flynner wins Leinster Half Championship

The Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup, incorporating the Leinster Half Marathon Championships,  took place today. David Flynn continued his great form winning the race and Leinster title in 68.44. Also 40th Sean Doran (81.36) and 63rd Kieran Murphy (84.48), Kieran was also 3rd M50 and also took Leinster M50 silver.

Catherine RIP (updated with arrangements)

Clonliffe Harriers AC extends our deepest sympathy to our Juvenile Captain Gladys Cooper on the sad passing peacefully of her sister Catherine earlier this morning after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements: Reposing at her daughter Natasha’s home on Monday evening from 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock. Removal on Tuesday morning to St. Columba’s Church, Swords arriving for 11 o’clock service followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium. No flowers please, donations if desired to St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.

Portmarnock win for Rooney

Colm Rooney bagged another win in the Portmarnock 5 Mile tonight winning in 25.29.

Juvenile training resumes on August 30th

Athletes and parents please note that training for Gladys` group resumes after the Summer break on Thursday August 30th.

Gerry,  Mick &  Noel`s groups start back on Tuesday the 28th.

Ray’s group return on September 18th.

Athletes please check with your coaches to make sure.



Greta wins European Championship

Greta Streimikyte is the European 1500 (T13) Champion! At last night`s World Para European Championships in Berlin Greta won the 1500 in a time of 4.48.54 to win by a margin of over 10 seconds. This was Greta`s first global gold medal having taken bronze back at these championships in 2016 and later that summer  was 4th in the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Morton Games on Eurosport

Eurosport 2 will be showing the Morton Games highlights show on Tuesday the 21st at 10.00pm.

Round up

In addition to today`s league final, where Joe Cooper showed Jim Gavin the way to do four in a row, and yesterday`s Masters several additional events attracted the interest of the club`s athletes.

We start the round up on Wednesday the 15th at the BMC meet in Eltham where Eoin Pierce was 2nd in the 5000 in 14.33.85. Yesterday`s BMC meet in Trafford saw Jayme Rossister warm up for league action with a 3.51.22 1500 for 3rd place in race B.

Today on the roads at the Kilcock 10 Mile Philip O`Doherty ran 65.40, Anthony Doran 66.22 and Emer Brennan 79.14. At the RSP 5 Mile Eimear Griffin ran 35.35.


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