Archive for June, 2019

Grand Prix on tour to Malahide

Grand Prix Series 2019 continues this coming Thursday, July 4th at 8pm at Malahide with the 40th running of the 5 Mile Castle Classic (37th Michael Murphy Memorial Race – In memory of the winner of the 1980 race). The 5 Mile is one of the most popular in the series. Please support the race and meet up afterwards at the presentation of prizes at Malahide Cricket Club. Hope to see you there.

Web Master does a Runner!

Folks please note that from July 1st until July 21st I will have limited access to WiFi so if there is something of significance to report on club web site please e mail your brief report to I will pick these up every few days and do what I can to put a few general “Round ups” on the site. Alternatively maybe send your posting to Stephen Harkness at the Clonliffe Facebook Page. During this time please do not send results of road races etc to me by text as they will not be picked up. Thanks for your cooperation.

Big PBs for Eoin Pierce and Jayme Rossister at BMC

At tonight`s BMC Grand Prix in Watford Eoin Pierce took a huge 3 seconds off his couple of weeks old pb recording a time of 3.42.87 in finishing 2nd in the B race. Hitting the bell Eoin was in 2nd place but maybe 15 meters off 1st but a lightening last 400 saw him close the gap to a fraction and in the process run a fantastic pb.

In the A race Cathal Doyle found it tougher finishing 10th in 3.45.39. Ian Guiden found the 33 degrees heat a major problem in the 5000 finishing well down in 8th place in 15.09.00.

Also racing over 1500 was Greta Streimikyte  4.44.17.

Later in the evening Jayme Rossiter had a fantastic run in the 3000 SC with a late charge and but for a stumble at the final water jump may well have won. Jayme was 2nd taking 8 seconds off his best to run 8.46.81. This puts Jayme 2nd on the Clonliffe all time list a mere 0.61 off Des McCormack`s long standing club record and 16th on the Irish all time list.

(Pictured in Watford, Greta and minder Richie Owens)

Round up (extended to Saturday)

Thursday the 27th Clonee 10k David Brady 36.37, Alan Worrall 43.22.

Friday 28th St. Cocas Kilcock 5k 7th Sean Doran 15.18, Stephen Bateson 19.49, Kerri Page 20.29.

Saturday afternoon, the juveniles were in Tullamore where Laimos Norvaisias was 6th in the boys U/12 shot. In the U/13 girls 4 x 100 the team qualified for the final and placed a very credible 6th (The squad: Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell, Ava Usanova, Harriet Kenny)

Saturday evening: the Clonliffe juniors headed Northwards to Dundalk, County Louth for the Paddy Cheshire 5k where Efrem Gidey was 2nd (15.00), Ben Guiden 3rd (16.32) and Stephen Cashin 4th (16.46)



Teams for Round 2 national league Sunday

The second round of the National League takes place at HQ tomorrow, Sunday. The men currently top the standings as they maintain the defence of the national league title. The club captain Joe Cooper has pulled together another strong squad that undoubtedly will compete very well and they and all being well the team will progress final in July

The Clonliffe team is as follows:

100 – Leo Morgan, 200 – Eamon Fahey, 400 – Mark McDonald, 800 – Jarlath Jordan, 1500 – Eoin Taggart, 5000 – Sean O’Leary, 3000 SC -Sean Carrigg, pole vault – Dave Donegan, high jump -Eamon Fahey, long jump -Keith Marks, triple jump – Niall Counihan, 110 H – Rolus Olusa, 400 H -Timmy Crowe, hammer – Simon Galligan,  javelin -Alan Gunning, shotput – Luke Mangan, discus – Rolus Olusa, race walk- Greg Hossney, 56lbs- Luke Mangan, 4 x 100 (from) Leo Morgan, Keith Pike, Keith Marks, Eamon Fahey, Israel Ibanu,  4 x 400 (from): Mark McDonald, Timmy Crowe, Jarlath Jordan, Manny Okeye , Sean Carrigg.

Louise Carraher has a much better hand this time out and has confirmed the following team:

100m – Snezana Bechtina, 200m – Lauren Carr  400m – Leah Bergin 400H – Emer Treacy, 800m – Alannah Cooley ,1500m – Sarah Bateson, 3000m – Laura Tuite, 4x100m – Lauren, Leah, Emma, Snezana 4x400m – Snezana, Emma, Leah, Lauren Discus – Caoimhe Morris, High Jump – Lauren,  Shot – Emer T,  Hammer – Caoimhe Triple Jump – Snezana Long Jump – Emma Javelin – Emma.


Doyle and Pitkin selected for European U/23 Track & Field C’ships

Huge congratulations to Cathal Doyle and Thomas Pitkin both of whom this morning has been selected by Athletics Ireland to represent Ireland at the European U/23 track and field championships in Gavle, Sweden on July 11-14. Both athletes have been in excellent form this season Carl Doyle having taken huge strides forward at the end of last season and having continued that form into this season and race after race has lowered his 1500 PB to 3.42.64. Likewise 400 man Thomas Pitkin has impressed enormously with a starring part in the 4 x 400 relay for Clonliffe at the European clubs. Similarly he has steadily lowered his 400 time which now stands at 47.50 courtesy of his last race on June 23. Thomas has been selected in both the 400 and the 4 x 400 relay squad. We wish our boys the very best of luck in Sweden.

Grand Prix News: Full results of 800

Report by Liam Hennessy: Round 8 of The Grand Prix Series Incorporating The Club Championship 800 Metres took place at The Morton Stadium last Thursday evening, June 20th. The evening was a perfect, calm, dry evening with a temperature of around 16 degrees. It was great to see many of our younger athletes take part in the Club Championship. There were six races in total.
The result of the Grand Prix Handicap for The Richie Barr Cup was as follows;
Winner – Dan Molloy
2nd Place – Ann Mc Donnell
3rd Place – Murray Ahern
Many thanks to Richie Barr for his kind sponsorship for the 4th year in a row.

The following is a full list of results
Sean O’Leary – 2.00
Efrem Gidey – 2.01.6
Greg Hosseny – 2.04.76
Sean Carrig – 2.08.7
Eoghan Murphy – 2.09
Murray Ahern – 2.17 – Equal PB
Peter Bissett – 2.17.2 – PB
Paul Keenan – 2.21
Alannah Cooley – 2.23
Niall Sherlock – 2.23.3
Sarah Bateson – 2.25
Fergie Keenan – 2.28
Dan Molloy – 2.28 – PB
Naoise Cullen – 2.29
Ray Dunne – 2.30
Aoife Hession – 2.32
Katie Halpin – 2.34
Alan Worrall – 2.34
Alanna Fitzsimons – 2.35
Trevor Wisdom – 2.35
Mick Bermingham – 2.37
David Reilly – 2.37
Shane Rooney – 2.38
Noel Daly – 2.41
Emma Dunne – 2.42
Jason Blake – 2.44 – PB
Abbie Sheehy – 2.44
Aideen O’Connor – 2.45.9
Niall Markey – 2.46
Cora Curran-Beggs – 2.48
Seamus Devitt – 2.48 – PB
Tom Cassidy – 2.50 – PB
Tom Dunne – 2.51 – PB
Carmel Ward – 2.52 – PB
Aimee Ahern – 2.53
David O’Sullivan – 2.55
Ray Mitchell – 2.55.5 – PB
Pam Curley – 2.57.77
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 2.58
Gerard Fay – 2.58.1 – PB
Orla Deighan – 2.59 – Equal PB
Ciara Daly – 3.01
Paul White – 3.02
Maura Shaughnessy – 3.03 – PB
Pat Healy – 3.04
Greg O’Beirne – 3.04 – PB
Dave Lyons – 3.08
Eva Tomonyiczco – 3.09 – PB
Ann Lyons – 3.14
Pat Devitt – 3.17
Evelyn Brennan – 3.19 – PB
Ann Mc Donnell – 3.25 – PB
Conor Daly – 3.50 – PB
Richard Connolly – 3.53
Dave Brady – 4.03
Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Many thanks to all who helped make this race run so smoothly. Many thanks to Caroline and Paddy Tuite for organising the after race refreshments.

Next Race: Round 9 – Michael Murphy Memorial 5 Mile Race, Malahide, Thursday, 4th July, 8pm. The Michael Murphy Race (2 x 2.5 Mile laps on trail / tarmac) is one of the most popular in the Grand Prix Series. See you there

Welcome comebacks at graded

Great to report on some excellent performances at tonight’s graded meet in Tallaght including a few excellent come backs. Rory Gunning in his first outing in some time won the javelin with a 61.71m throw. The womens 800 saw a win from another athlete making a comeback Eleaner Alexander 1st in B2 in 2.22.38.

In the Dublin juvenile 800 championships run in conjunction with the graded Katie Halpin ran 2.31.48 finishing (unofficially) 3rd U/17. Manny Okaye ran 2.08.49.

Niall Sherlock won the C 1 race in 2.13.23. Eoghan Murphy was 4th in grade B 2.08.49. Eoin Taggart had a good run in the 3000 A 4th in 8.48.28, Stephen Cashin was 7th (9.11.72). Tom Sherlock was 7th in the 3000 B 9.13.32.

In the sprints Lauren Carr was 2nd in the 200 (25.7), with another athlete just back home Emer Treacy 5th (28.9).

Lennon Ford and Ireland take Minsk win

At the European Games in Minsk Clonliffe`s Luke Lennon Ford, along with Andrew Mellon, Sinead Denny and Kelly McGrory won the 4 x 400 mixed relay in a new national record of 3.24.14.


Clonliffe PBs at Belfast IMC plus more

Clonliffe athletes recorded pbs at today’s IMC Belfast meet at a sun drenched Mary Peter’s Track. In the 1500B race junior Aaron Cullen knocked a whopping 3 seconds off his PB recorded at the All Ireland schools at the start of June finishing 3rd in 3.55.69. A PB also for Ian Guiden running his first 1500 in some 6 years 5th in 3.56.33. In the 800 Cathal Doyle also ran a PB 1.52.01. Daniel Stone also ran a PB in the 5000 (15.49.94). A fine run also in his 5000 by Declan Power finishing 4th in 15 56.30.

Also on Saturday morning Sean Carrigg won the River Valley Park Run in 16.21 in a tough course.

Saturday evening the big race was the Michael Manning 10k in Dunshaughlin Clonliffe results: David Mullen 36.37, Ailish Malone 37.59, Scott Crowley 41.11, Stephen Bateson 41.16, Kerri Page 41.50, Emma Harding 42.27, Stephen Tracey 42.48, Ollie Power 44.19, Emer Brennan 46.15, Anthony O’Brien 52.26.

At the Athletics Ireland Games Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump (7.16) and Leah Bergin was 4th in the 400 in 59.04.


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