Archive for August, 2018

Grand Prix News and August Series

Liam Hennessy:  Grand Prix Series, Round 11 – 5000Metres incorporating the Club Championship 5000Metres, held on Thursday, July 26th last at Morton Stadium.

Full Results provided by Liam Hennessy as follows;
Adam O’Brien – 15.23
Sean O’Leary – 15.47
Tom Sherlock – 16.33
Stephen Cashen – 17.03
Eoghan Murphy – 17.20
Niall Gorman – 17.23
Shane Casey – 18.22
Fergus Keenan – 18.34
Anthony Sheridan – 18.34
Clive Ahern – 18.47
Kevin Dowling – 19.05
Paul O’Loughlin – 19.09
Michael Mc Enery – 19.12
Tom Griffin – 19.36
Philip Matthews – 19.44
Mick Gleeson – 19.48
Philip O’Doherty – 19.55
Noel Daly – 19.57
Alan Curley – 20.15
Emma Dunne – 20.36
Paul Walsh – ???????
Trevor Wisdom – 20.45
Richie Barr – 20.47
Laura Kernan – 20.50
Andy Neary – 20.50
Michael Smith – DQ
Declan Grant – 20.53
Elaine Mc Loughlin – 20.53.1
Maria Howard – 20.58
Laura Kernan – 20.59
Michael Smith – DQ
Tom Monks – 21.05

Clodagh Moriarty – 21.17

Declan Murray – 21.22

Joe Cole – 21.36

Eimear Brennan – 21.45
Tom Cassidy – 21.52
Conor Jennings – 22.04

Paul White – 22.08

Aine Mc Cann – 22.11

Tom Dunne – 22.20

Orla Deighan – 22.44

Yvonne Mc Donagh – 22.46

Greg O’Beirne – 22.59

Tom Prendergast – 23.21

Mandy Mc Menamy – 23.25
Stephen Tracey – 23.25
Sinead Smith – 23.25.8

Niall Markey – 23.32

Gerard Fay – 23.54

Jenny Sharkey – 23.57

Karen Mc Affee – 24.00

Brian Danagher – 24.22

Shay Byrne – 25.08

Lorraine Sherwood – 25.49

Dave Brady – 27.14
Sinead Morrissey – 28.36
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.
Important dates for your diary;
Our August series continues as follows;
Thursday, August 16th – 800Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm.
Thursday, August 23rd – 5000Metres – Morton Stadium – 8pm.
Thursday, August 30th – Mile – Morton Stadium – 8pm.
These races are open to all Grand Prix and Clonliffe Harriers athletes, so we would like to encourage everyone to take part. See you there !!!

It was 60 years ago today!

August 6th 1958 in Santry, 60 years ago today, Herb Elliott set a World Mile record of 3.54.5.

Billy Morton had put together the ‘August International Sports’ assembling a field of the best milers in the world: Ronnie Delany, the 1500m Olympic Champion, Albie Thomas, the world three mile record holder, Herb Elliott, the Commonwealth 1500 metre champion and the ‘World’s Best Miler’, Merv Lincoln, Dave Power, both from Australia and Murray Halberg of New Zealand.

The event captured the sports mad Dublin public attracting some 25,000 spectators into the newly constructed Santry Stadium. From the gun Albie Thomas, who had set a World 3 mile record in the stadium a month earlier took up the running driving the field through 880 yards in 1.58. Elliott hit the front on the back straight of the 3rd lap holding the lead and heading into the home straight for the final time:

“I whizzed round the turn and could feel someone dogging me. It could have been Lincoln. It could have been Delany. I didn’t care. I felt I could hold whoever it was. And then there was the tape coming closer and closer. I was through with the shouts of 20,000 Irishmen ringing in my ears. I looked over at the timekeepers and they were bouncing up and down unable to restrain their excitement. One of them rushed over his face flushed ‘fantastic!’ ‘it’s just fantastic! your time is 3:54.5!’ (The Golden Mile, H. Elliott)

Not only was this a new world record but for the first time in history 5 men in the same race ran sub 4: Herb Elliott 1st 3:54.5, Merv Lincoln 2nd 3:55.9, Ronnie Delany 3rd 3:57.5, Murray Halberg 4th 3:57.5, Albie Thomas 5th 3:58.6. (All this by the way only some 4 years after the Roger Bannister`s historic sub 4)

Start of Mile 1958

(Above: Aug 6th, 1958 and they`re off!)

Summer of 58 #2

(Above: Thomas leads, with Elliott 3rd)

Summer of 58 #3

(Above: Herb Elliott, 3.54.5)

Sub 4 minute milers 1958

(Above, 5 go sub 4 in Santry- History is made)

Weekend Round up (updated to Sunday)

Friday August 3rd: Carlingford 5k 6th Sean Doran 15.50, 62nd David Brady 17.36.

Sunday the 5th: Indaver 10k in Duleek and Sean Doran was racing again finishing 3rd (35.38), also Maura Matthews 43.50, Sinead Hartnett 45.05, Kerri Page 47.15.

Transfer Window now open!

Please note that the transfer window is now open. Any transfer in (or dare we say it!) out must be completed and with the Dublin Athletics Board by August 23rd. This is the final opportunity for transfers this year. The next window and Live on Sky will be March/April.

Cullen takes mile win in final Graded Meet (updated)

Last night was the final meet of the Dublin Graded series. Aaron Cullen had a win in the mile A race in 4.34.99. In The B race Eoghan Murphy ran 4.54.45. Alannah Cooley ran 5.21.50. In The 400s Snezana Bechtina recorded 59.59, Greta Streimikyte 64.90 and Mark McDonald 52.76. Greg Hossenny continued his pb form of late with a 3000 pb of 9.03.88. Simon Galligan won the hammer (55.05) and Rolus Olusa win the long jump (6.86). Continue Reading →

Morton Games photos

There are two sets of superb photographs from this year’s meet available for viewing. The photographers are Eamonn Symth Photography and Conor McDonnell of National Sports Campus. To see click :

(Pictured, Emily Lipari (USA) wins Hireco 1500)

Shower Scenes

Stephen Harkness: Over the last few weeks Irish water have restricted the pressure on the water system. Which has had an effect on the water in the showers. Some members may be experiencing little or no water after a large group has used the showers the club have no powers to fix this. Let’s hope it starts raining soon.
In regards to the hot water the club have installed a new system and we are trying to sort some issues which appeared, we are working on these. If people are having any issues please bring them to the attention of a committee member and we try to solve any problems as quick as we can.

Of course if athletes prefer to use the more luxurious surrounding of the indoor this will releave pressure on the Club showers.


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