Archive for January, 2019

DCU Invitational gets 2019 schools season up and running

The 2019 school cross-country season is underway. At St. Clare’s in Glasnevin the DCU invitational took place this afternoon on a fresh and dry day. Although a number of the club`s athletes skipped today`s races mindful of the Belfast International XC to come this weekend there was still a sizable contingent of Clonliffe athletes in Action.

First into the fray was Lara Gallagher in the junior Girls race, Lara putting in a fine run to record her best finish to date an excellent 4th place. 4th place also in the junior boys race for Sean Boyne with Jack Woods 15th and Jakub 30th. Also running was Ronan Donohue.

The inter boys race featured a fine turnout of young Clonliffe athletes most of them wearing the red and white of St Aidans. In this race Callum Simpson continues to impress as he placed an excellent 6th closely followed by Evan Foster 9th,  Niall Carbury (Mount Temple) 11th, Dermot Buckley 14th, John Lawrence 21st and Alex Nuroth 24th.

The final race of the day was the senior boys over 4500m where Daniel Stone running for Belvedere placed 7th with Ryan Sheridan 8th.

Next up on the schools front are the regional qualifiers next week with the East Leinsters on Tuesday in Avondale Park and then a double header on Thursday in the Phoenix Park with the West Leinster’s in the morning followed by the North Leinsters later in the afternoon. At stake are places in the Leinster Cross Country finals which will be hosted by Clonliffe Harriers in Santry on February 13th.


IAAF NI Cross Country on Saturday

Clonliffe Harriers will make the annual trip up North on Saturday for the IAAF Northern Ireland international cross-country. The bus will leave Morton Stadium at 9 a.m. sharp returning on Saturday evening at approximately 7 or 8 p.m.

As has been the norm in recent years strong underage and Junior teams will run in the Clonliffe colours. The Clonliffe National junior team champions will feature strongly in the team competition. The club captain is specifically using Saturday’s race as part of the teams preparations for next month’s European junior clubs cross country championships in Portugal.

That combined u 17 and 18 teams, both boys and girls, will give a good account of themselves and will challenge strongly in the club event. Also competing will be a full junior women’s team.

Sean O’Leary will be running in the Irish colours making his u23 debut in the senior race.

The very best of luck to all our athletes and teams on Saturday.





Club Gear available

Members please note that a fresh consignment of club gear has arrived. Clonliffe singlets, hats and hoodies available and on sale in the club house on Thursday 17th January.

Members are also asked to please support the Clonliffe Lotto. Thursday`s jackpot is now at €5400. Lotto tickets €2. The club lotto will assist with the huge expense of Clonliffe teams competing in European competition this year. The junior men will be competing in the European Clubs Cross Country in Portugal the first weekend in February and the men`s track and field team in Finland in May.

Please support your club.

Clonliffe top charts

The leaderboard of the National Indoor League is now available and after Saturday’s round confirms that the Clonliffe men’s Defence of the National League title is well and truly underway.. The men’s team sit on top of the table on 54.5 points from Raheny on 42.5 points and Nenagh Olympic 38 points.

The women’s team is in joint 5th with Finn Valley on 30 points. The standings are headed by DCH on 50 points.

The final round of the indoor League takes place on Saturday the 26th at the NIA abbotstown .




Seconds out. Round up! (updated)

Round up: On the country this weekend it was second places all round for Clonliffe athletes. Sean Doran was 2nd twice, at yesterday’s BHAA in Tymon Park over 6000m and again today at the Leinster Intermediate Cross Country over 8000m in Gowran, Co.Kilkenny. 2nd place also today for Martin Treacy in the Leinster M60 xc.

Also on Saturday the 12th Jayme Rossister was in action on the country in the Birmingham & District League race at Abington Park, Northampton, finishing 5th.

Reminder: 2019 club subs due!

Members are reminded that 2019 subs are now due. Athletics Ireland have a requirement that all members of a club must be registered during the month of January in order to be covered by Athletics Ireland’s policy of insurance. Furthermore if any member, juvenile, senior or master wants to compete in any competition Dublin or National (Indoor championships are coming up fast) you must be registered with Athletics Ireland and this can only be done after you have paid your 2019 club subs. If not registered not only can you not compete.

The quickest and preferred method of payment is by way of the online option. To avail of this go to Membership page above and use the appropriate Online Payment option. Cash and cheques payable to Clonliffe Harriers are also acceptable, but if at all possible please use the Online payment system. Please note that this is for Renewal of Membership of Clonliffe Harriers by existing members only: juvenile, junior, senior and masters.

Membership subscriptions:

Senior/Masters – €160.00.

3rd Level Students/Unwaged – €110.00.

Juvenile membership  – €130.00.

Please note that anyone wishing to renew membership by cheque or cash must print off and complete the membership form (available on Membership page)

Please also note that by renewing your membership of Clonliffe Harriers AC you are also agreeing to abide by the club`s rules and regulations.

Anyone wishing to become a new members of Clonliffe Harriers please see the Membership section and call up to see the appropriate Captain in person (new members cannot use the on line option!).

Clonliffe teams off to flying start in League (updated)

The men’s team got off to a flying start in round one of the national Indoor League at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown today. Although the official points tally for today is not as yet available it is not unreasonable to assume that the men have topped the standings as at the end of round 1 there were winning scores in 3 events and second places in 2 ,of the 6 events Thus the clubs defence of the National League indoor title is off to the best possible start.

Winning scores were contributed by Leo Morgan in the 60m in a time of 7.03 likewise Eamonn Fahey won the long jump competition with 6.89m and Rolus Olusa won the shot with 11.01 m. Rolus was also second in the 60H in 8.50. Second place also in the pole vault for Dave Donegan in with 3.70m and finally Mark McDonald was 5th in the 800 2.02.49.

The women’s team also got off to a very solid start. Snezana Bechtina was a major contributor to the team’s final placing of 5th at the end of round 1 with 4th in the long jump in 4.84 m, 6th in the pv  2.10 m and 6th in the 60H  11.30. Rebecca Fitzsmons was 5th in the 60m 8.22, Orna McGinley was 7th in the 800 with 2.2 7.03 and Leah Bergen 8th in the shot 5.40 m.

In the guest races Sarah Batson placed 9th in the 1500 in an indoor PB of 5.0 3.33 and Keith Pike ran 7.19 in the 60m.

Round 2  of The League take place in two weeks time on  January 26th so athletes please contact your club captain to declare your interest.

Results from the mid week NIA Live meet: 800 Greta Streimikyte 2.25.15, 200 Diana Markina 29.17, 60 Leo Morgan 7.03.



O’Leary called up for Northern Ireland XC

Sean O’Leary after his outstanding eight place finish at last month’s European junior cross-country has been selected to run for Ireland in the Northern Ireland international cross-country in Belfast next weekend  Sean will run on the u23 team.

Sean will be surrounded by familiar faces up north as several clonliffe teams will also compete on the day. The men’s junior team will use the event as part of their final preparations for next month’s European club cross-country championships  The clonliffe junior team is : Efrem Gidey, Ben Guiden, Aaron Cullen ,Thomas Balthazar, Ryan Sheridan, Jordan Byrne,Ian McAlweney and Stephen Cashin.

Incorporated in the junior race is the boys 17/18 this team is Alex Murray,  Callum Simpson, Alex Neuroth, Dermot Buckley, Evan Foster, Manny Okaye, Niall Carbery.

Also competing will be a junior women’s team of Hannah Browne, Ali Fernandez Tess Loftus and Amy Warren and U17/18 team of Sarah Bateson, Ella Brown, Aoife Hession, Alana Fitzsimmons, Ella Cooley and Katie Halpin.




Clonliffe all set for Indoor League

The Clonliffe men’s team will commence the defence of the National indoor league title at the National Indoor Arena Abbotstown tomorrow,Saturday the 12th. The club`s men have been the dominant force at these championship since their inaugurated some 3 or so years ago and will again will be in contention for honours in 2019. The league championship is run over the course of two days, tomorrow and then again on the 26th with the team accumulating the most points over the 2 rounds the winner.

The men’s team for tomorrow is: 60H/shot Rolus Olusa , 60 Leo Morgan, 800 Mark McDonald, long Jump Eamonn Fahy , pole vault Dave Donegan.

The ladies captain entered the following team: 60h/PV Snezana Bechtina, 60 Rebecca Fitzsimons, 800 Orna McGinley, long jump Leah Bergin/Lauren Carr, Shot Leah Bergin/Lauren Carr, 1500 (open) Sarah Bateson.

The action gets underway at 12 noon.

The best of luck to our athletes tomorrow throughout the course of the indoor season.

Notice Clonliffe Harriers AGM March 19th

Members are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. will take place in the club bar on Tuesday March 19th at 8.45 p.m.

See attached Notice: 2019ClonliffeAGMnotice


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