Archive for June, 2019

Doran holds on for Drogheda 5k win

At tonight’s Drogheda mid Summers 5k road race Sean Doran took the win after leading from gun to tape. Over a tough course, the first half was uphill, Sean held a good lead but with 500m to go was almost caught but managed to hold off the 2nd place finisher by a second in a time of 16.01. David Brady was 14th in 17.51. Laura Tuite ran a new PB of 19.27 43rd overall and 7th woman.

Sean O’Leary & Alannah Cooley win club 800

A fine turnout for tonight club club 800 Championships which were incorporated into round eight of the Grand Prix Series. The first race of the day was the sub 2.10 race,essentially the men’s championship. This proved to be a fine and exciting race with Sean O’Leary taking up the running with 300 to go from Efrem Gidey, Sean proving to be stronger over the final 200 to take the 2019 club championship in the time of 2.00. Efrem was second (2.01) with Greg Hossenny in the third (2.07)

Race number two was the sub- 2.35 race and turned out to be the women’s club championship. There was a fast pace from the off with Alanna Cooley successfully defending her title from last year winning a time of 2.22. Second was Sarah Bateson in a new PB of 2.25 with young Naoisa Cullen fine third in 2.29.

The top three in the Grand Prix for the Richie Barr cup was 1st Don Molloy,  2nd Anne McDonald and 3rd Murray Ahern.



Full results will be published as soon as possible.

Club 800 C’ships/Grand Prix tonight

The club 800 championships incorporated into the latest Grand Prix Series for the Richie Barr cup takes place tonight Thursday the 20th at 8.00pm. This race is open not only to the Grand Prix athletes but to all club members. With the popularity of the distance there may well be some half a dozen races needed. Prize giving for both the championships, men and women and the Grand Prix, sponsored by Richie Barr takes place after the races.

in the Grand Prix series itself the  leaderboard after seven rounds shows Mick Birmingham a clear leader on 185 points from the 800 sponsor Ritchie Barr second on 172 points, tied for third on 171 points are Deirdre Fitzsimon’s and the 2018 Grand Prix series champion Mick Gleeson. The latest updated leaderboard can be found on the Grand Prix page.

Pitkin PB under the radar!

Missed in recent news roundups was Thomas Pitken’s new 400 PB of 47.60 recorded on 9 June at Cheimsford in the British league. Thomas who joined CLonliffe in the summer of 2018 earlier in the season ran PB of 47.71 and now only a matter of four weeks later has shaved 0.11 off that time. He also ran a great leg for Clonliffe in the European clubs track and field in Finland at the end of May.

Stadium not available for training for next two Sundays

Club members please note that in order to facilitate the AAI Games in Morton Stadium this Sunday and then round 2 of the National League on June 30th  Clonliffe`s training in Morton Stadium the next two Sundays has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. The co operation of athletes and coaches is very much appreciated.

Piercy clocks another 3.45!

Eoin Pierce had another fine run over 1500, yesterday at the BMC Meet in Loughborough. After a 3.45.51 run on Thursday in Watford, Piercy ran 3.45.88 yesterday finishing 5th in the A race. Greta Streimikyte ran 2.19.30 for 8th place in the D 800.

Flynner top 10 in IAAF Gold Label Half plus more

Yesterday David Flynn grabbed a top 10 finish in the IAAF gold label Olomouc half marathon in the Czech Republic. With the mercury hitting 31 degrees Flynner took it easy in the early stages and finished strong slicing through the field to a fine 8th place finish leaving 20 plus elites in his wake.

Today on the roads Ciara Peelo was 1st woman in the Castleknock 5k, 27th overall in 20.13. Eoghan Murphy was 5th (17.46), Emma Cooper 34th (20.29), Emer Brennan 22.45.

Another successful day at Juvenile Championships

A bright and still morning greeted the competitors for today’s latest Dublin juvenile track and Field Championships once again at Morton Stadium Santry. The Clonliffe Harriers distance athletes put in sterling performances across all age groups, the 3000 being the offering today for U/16’s upwards.

The U/17 girls were first into action, their race being mixed with the U/16’s, the Clonliffe trio performed superbly making it a black and amber clean sweep: first Aoife Hession, second Katie Halpin and third Alanna Fitzsimons. Next into action was Sarah Bateson in the U/18 girls 3000. This was a pretty loaded field and Sarah displayed great battling qualities powering home in a very strong third place in an outdoor PB time of 10.56.

The boys also put in great performances, Sean Boyne was second U/16 (9.59). In the U/17 race a battling Niall Carberry secured bronze in an impressive 9.40. Fine runs also in this from Alex Neuroth (10.16) and Eoin Byrne (10.22). In the U/18 and U/19 combined race Aaron Cullen, U/19, took up the running from the start and after a 67 second opening lap gradually opened a unassailable lead to win in a time of 8.52. In the U/18 category Callum Simpson was a smooth silver medallist in a time of 9.14 with Daragh Carter, putting his frustrations from Friday nights 1500 well behind him, to take bronze (9.24). Alex Murray clearly still carrying a shoulder injury battled away gamely and finished in a time of 9.55.

Also in action today was the Clonliffe U/13 girls 4 x 100 team, the girls looked majestic in their semi-final easily qualifying for the final and putting in an equally gutsy fine performance in the final to take Dublin silver, the team was Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell and Ava Usanova, Ali Connelly (reserve). A short time later both Rebecca and Sarah lined up for the U/13 600 final, both girls, who between relay had also taken part in the high jump competition, were tired looking athletes who competed well in the 600 but finished outside of the metal positions.

Sally Sumola was competing in the U/16 girls long jump winning gold with a best of 5.06m. Sally was also 3rd in the 100. Keith Burke was just out of the medals, 4th in the boys U/16 long jump and 8th in the 100 final. Making it a sprints double gold today was Val Sroganvous adding U/17 100 gold to his 200 from yesterday. Alex Toomey was 2nd in the girls U/17 100, with Holly Roche 5th and Milcah Anevho 5th in the final. Earlier in the heats Sandra Egwin just narrowly missed qualifying for the final, likewise Immy Hauer just missed qualifying for the girls U/16 100 final. Also Laimis Norvaisas took boys U/12 shot silver.

On the roads today…

Saturday, the 15th, Irish Runner 5 Mile 11th Sean Doran (25.56). Arthurs Way 5k Anne Lyons 24.17, Mel Curran 24.28.

More Clonliffe success as Dublin juvenile Championships continue

The Dublin juvenile track and Field Championships continued again in Morton Stadium today. Once again some fine Clonliffe performances yielding Dublin titles and medals. Emma McDonnell was first in the U/17 high jump with Sandra Ggwin second. Emma also took silver in the 400.

Val Stroganvous won the U/17 200 title in a new PB, into a strong headwind, of 22.4 Jonas Norvaisas was once again victorious in the shot an event which he has dominated in recent years winning the Dublin U/16 title.

Fine performances also today in the hurdles by the clubs athletes U/16 girls 80 H 3rd Immy Hauer , U/17 100 H 3rd Milch Anevho. A good day also for Neil McLoughlin who was second in the boys U/19 400 and third in the 200. Boys U/18/400: 4th Aaron Nnadi, 5th Manny and in the discus Keith Burke 5th U/16.

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