Archive for February, 2019

Weekend round up

An incredibly busy weekend all round. In addition to the action in Portugal, Abbotstown for Indoor Games and the cross country in Dundalk Clonliffe athletes took in races around the country. David Flynn after his brilliant half marathon pb last weekend ran 49.53 in yesterday’s John Treacy 10 mile in Dungarven placing 2nd.

Also over 10 mile in Trim yesterday: Mick Bermingham 67.09, Mary Ketterer 72.28, Anne Lyons 77.01, Jason Blake 78.20, Imelda Kavanagh 84.37, Evelyn Brennan 81.03.

On Saturday in the BHAA cross country Sean Doran warmed up for the following day’s National Intermediates with a 4th place 22.11 with Thomas Sherlock 5th 22.19.

O’Leary takes National Intermediate title

Sean O’Leary today won the National Intermediate Cross Country at Dundalk IT. Sean was strongest in a sprint for the line after 10000m to take the title a most worthy winner. With Sean Doran 11th, Liam Roarty 143h, Adam O’Brien 18th, Sean Carrig 24th and Greg Hossenny 28th the team finished 2nd behind North Belfast.

In the Master Clonliffe M65 took gold: Matt Slattery 4th  George Maybury 6th, Eugene McCarrick 10th and Pat Devitt 14th. Both Matt and George also won inter county gold as Dublin beat holders Cork.

Efrem 5th in Euro clubs

Stop press: At Euro clubs Clonliffe junior men put in a fighting performance to finish 11th. Efrem Gidey had an outstanding run to 5th place. Behind him all give it their absolute best Stephen Cashin 53rd, Aaron Cullen 57th, Jordan Byrne 58th  Callum Simpson 61st and Ben Guiden 67th.

Full report tomorrow.

In the regional race the Clonliffe junior women’s team guested and put in top drawer performances. Sarah Bateson was an excellent 2nd and 1st junior Hannah Browne was an very impressive 5th  Ale Hernandez 7th, Ella Brown 9th  Tess Loftus 12th and Aimee Warren 13th.

Keith sets new club long jump mark

Keith Marks set a new club indoor long jump record at today’s Athletics Ireland Indoor Games at NIA Abbotstown of 7.23 m in finishing in second place. Earlier Keith warmed up by running 7.18 and later 7.08 for 60m.

Also in the 60m Leo Morgan recorded times of 6.98 and 6.97  Keith Pike ran 7.22 and Isreal Ibanu 7.33 and later 7.24.

Rolus Olusa took two 2nd places 60h in 8.27 and Pole Vault 4.25m (a pb?) While Richie Owens ran 3.57.40 in the 1500.

Clonliffe are a go!

ClonliffeJunior men have arrived in Albufeira Portugal and after a shakedown on the course are good to go for tomorrow’s European Clips cross country.

The team enjoyed a 20 minutes Jog and strides on the dry fast sandy course and are looking forward to tomorrow’s challenge.

Likewise the junior woment who tomorrow go in a Portuguese Regional Championship race trained and all are happy and excited for tomorrow.

The event is livestreamed from 10.00 tomorrow.

O’Leary to lead attack for intermediate title

The last cross-country event of the 2018/2019 club cross-country season is Sunday’s National intermediate and Masters championship at Dundalk IT.

Sean O’Leary leads a very strong Clonliffe intermediate team. If all run according to current form it is a team that will challenge for the title. O’Leary will line up with Adam O’Brien, Eoin Taggart, Greg Hossenny, Sean Doran Sean Carrigg, Liam Roarty and Aaron Hanlon.

In the Masters cross-country championship there is a Clonliffe M55 team of Kieran Murphy, Philip O’Doherty and Tom Monks entered and also a strong M65 team of Matt Slattery, George Maybury, Pat Devitt and Shay Byrne entered. The entry list also has Kevin Dowling as a starter at M50.




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