Archive for July, 2019

Clonliffe girls in Park West prizes

Clonliffe trio took a trip to Park West in West Dublin tonight for a rain sodden 5k race. With the conditions far from ideal,  lashing rain and a strong breeze it made the coveted PB somewhat unobtainable. Still a good exercise for the girls which saw Laura Tuite finished as 1st woman in 19.40 and Aoife Hession 3rd woman 20.22, with a very good run also by Abbie Sheehy 6th woman, 21.56.

Grand Prix latest leaderboard on line now.

With 11 rounds of 16 completed already the Grand Prix heads into the summer break. The full updated leaderboard can be accessed on the Grand Prix page, see Promotions and scroll down. The current leader by a clear 40 points is Deirdre Fitzsimons from Gerard Fay and Mick Bermingham. The actions resumes in September with the Walker Cup. In the meantime enjoy the break but don’t forget the August races!!



Deirdre Fitzsimons
Gerrd Fay
Mick Bermingham
Mick Gleeson
Richie Barr
Murray Ahern

Three Clonliffe for Euro Team Championships

Jayme Rossiter gets his first international call up as part of the Irish team for the European Athletics Team Championships First League from 9-11 August to take place in Sandnes, Norway. National champion Jayme runs in the 3000 sc. Also called up is National Javelin champion Stephen Rice and in the 4 x 400 relay Luke Lennon-Ford. Congratulations to all three and the best of luck to the Irish team.

Top class stuff at Nationals

Although there were no additional medals taken by Clonliffe athletes from today`s most enjoyable 2nd day of the Nationals there were great efforts put in. Lauren Carr in her first senior championships put in a fine performance in the 200 final placing a most commendable 5th place in 25.43. In the 100B final Isreal Ibanu ran 11.27 for 7th.

The superb 400 race saw Luke Lennon-Ford place 5th (47.71) , in a race won by Chris O’Donnell (North Sligo) 47.05. Timmy Crowe was 6th in the 400H 55.31.

In an excellent 5000 final Ian Guiden put in a top class run to place 7th in a pb of 14.39.67. DSD’s Hiko Tonosa was the national champion (14.21.41), Colm Rooney battled to 8th (14.45.67). A fantastic 1500 saw Donore’s John Travers take the title (3.49.40), the Clonliffe trio all put in good runs: 6th Cathal doyle (3.51.20), 8th Eoin Pierce (3.52.01) 16th U/19 Aaron Cullen 4.05.93.

Keith Marks was 5th in the long jump (7.24m).



Roads Round Up

At today`s Duleek 10k Sean Doran placed 2nd in 33.54. Other Clonliffe: Maura Matthews 42.08, Niall Markey 42.46, Ciara Peelo 44.39. Sean Doran also place 3rd in the Carton House 6k on Thursday evening last. On Saturday some of the Clonliffe junior women got in a Park run, Katie Halpin ran 22.04 in Donabate, and Hannah Browne and Aimee Warren 23 mins in st. Anne’s Raheny.

Three National titles on day 1!

It was a hot day in Morton Stadium for day 1 of the Nationals both on and off the field of action. It proved to be an excellent day for Clonliffe athletes with three national titles won along with silver and bronze. Jayme Rossiter was magnificent in the 3000 sc with his technically brilliant hurdling proving to be the difference as he battled with Brian Fay (Raheny) over the final 400 Jayme opened a lead which included a Kenyanesq clearance of the water jump to claim his first senior title in 8.59.42.

Stephen Scullion had travelled a long distance from the US to defend his National 10,000 title and simply wasn’t going to relinquish it, breaking for home with all of 2000 plus to go. Coming down the home straight be could afford to celebrate in style as he collect the club`s second title of the day (29.36.33)

In between this Simon Galligan continued his excellent season in the hammer throwing yet another pb, his second in a week of 59.99m, tantalizingly close to the magically 60m, to take silver .

Then came a Clonliffe double medal in the javelin as Stephen Rice won his 2nd National in a row with a best of 69.75 with Rory Gunning 3rd (65.06). 10th place for Alan Gunning (46.33)

In the 1500 heats bizarrely all six Clonliffe men were seeded by the computer in heat 2. A great race saw Eoin Pierce (3.56.43), Cathal Doyle (3.56.91) and young Aaron Cullen (4.00.61) progress to tomorrow’s final. Richie Owens ran 4.01.04, Daniel Stone 4.07.78 and Greg Hossenny (4.08.17).

The 5000 heats saw similar as the four Clonliffe men also all ended up in the same heat! Ian Guiden was 2nd 15.00.47 and Colm Rooney in 10th (15.08.66), progress to the final tomorrow. Sean Doran ran 15.42.95 and Eoin Taggart 15.49.27.

In the womens 1500 both Sarah Bateson (4.54.55) and Alannah Cooley (4.50.00) will have gained vital experience for the future.

Luke Lennon-Ford won his 400 heat in 48.08 and will run in tomorrow’s final. Likewise Leo Morgan (10.83) qualified for tomorrow’s 100 final. Others in the 100 Isreal Ibanu 11.30, Eamonn Fahey 11.18, Pierce Friel 11.64 and Thomas Moran 12.30. Lauren Carr, who recently set a new club junior 200 record ran 25.61 in the 200.

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Grand Prix 5000 won by Greg O’Beirne

The 2019 Grand Prix series hit the 11th round tonight in Morton Stadium. The latest round was the 5000 and there again another great turnout of runners for the race. The fastest man on the night, guesting in the series, was Adam O’Brien as he continues his comeback from serious injury. Adam finished well clear of the pack winning in a time of 16.17. The Grand Prix series itself is of course decided on a handicapped basis and the race winner was Greg O’Beirne (Dublin Bay Runners) who was presented with his prize by sppnsor Ben Lawler, second was Dave Brady (Raheny) with Clonliffe’s  Adrian Gerard third.

Liam Hennessy reports on latest Grand Prix Race;

Grand Prix Series, Round 11, took place last evening at Morton Stadium at 8pm over the 5000 Metres distance. 46 Runners toed the line with the temperature reading 21 degrees and a lovely cooling breeze.
The race was kindly sponsored by Top Coach, Ben Lawlor.

The result of the handicap was as follows;
Winner – Greg O’Beirne
2nd Place – Dave Brady
3rd Place – Adrien Gerard
The following is a full list of results;
Adam O’Brien – 16.17
Tom Sherlock – 16.39
Eoghan Murphy – 17.00
Eamonn Dunne – 18.00
Michael Kowal – 18.03
Dermot Faughnan – 18.44
Shane Casey – 18.45.9
Ailish Malone – 18.57
Mick Bermingham – 19.16
Kevin Dowling – 19.37
Philip Matthews – 19.40
Stephen Tracey – 19.41
Mick Gleeson – 19.42.07
Seamus Kavanagh – 19.49
Adrien Gerard – 19.53.7
Richard Case – 19.54.16
Fergie Keenan – 19.57
Dessie Shorten – 19.59.85
Seamus Devitt – 20.08.69
Pat Barry – 20.11
Maurice Mc Hale – 20.47.77
Richie Barr – 20.52
Deirdre Fitzsimons – 21.09
Greg O’Beirne – 21.13
Declan Murray – 21.13.85
Aimee Ahern – 21.40.61
Tom Monks – 21.54.74
Emer Brennan – 22.00.71
Joe Cole – 22.10.75
Tom Dunne – 22.14
Aine Mc Cann – 22.39
Pat Devitt – 22.41.52
Orla Deighan – 22.56
David Killoran – 22.56.78
Jean Dunne – 23.07
Philip Richards – 23.13
Gerard Fay – 23.14.89
Maura Shaughnessy – 24.28
Dave Hanley – 24.36.9
Mary Purdue Smith – 24.40.85
Kevin Greene – 24.57
Shay Byrne – 25.08
Dave Lyons – 25.48.94
Dave Brady – 25.53
Lorraine Sherwood – 26.44
Sinead Morrissey – 28.35.57
Many thanks to all who helped make this race run so smoothly.
Dates for your diary;
August Series (during Grand Prix holiday break);
Tuesday, August 13th – 800Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Tuesday, August 27th – 1500Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Tuesday, September 3rd – Club Championship 5000Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Return of Grand Prix Series;
Thursday, September 12th – 4 Mile, Walker Cup, Morton Stadium, 8pm.
Thursday, September 26th – 10,000Metres, Morton Stadium, 8pm.

Big PB for Alannah Cooley at Graded

Alannah Cooley knocked some 4 seconds off her 1500 pb at tonight’s penultimate graded meet of the season in Morton Stadium.

On a warm summers evening Alannah put in a superb run in the A race placing 2nd in 4.48.77

The Hoss took a win in the 1500 A race 2 in 4.10.6. Eoghan Murphy was 2nd in B1 in 4.25.09. In the elimination mile Stephen Cashin avoided elimination making it to the finish line in 2nd place (4.44.01).

Finally in the throws Fracis Mansfield through the discus 14.97m and in the shot recorded 4.73m.

The final grade meet is in Tallaght on August 7th

Noeleen McCrohan RIP

Some of our club members will have known that Maurice McCrohan’s wife Noeleen has been ill for some time and very sadly passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with Maurice and his family at this time. May she Rest in Peace. Arrangements:

Kenneally comeback continues

Mark Keannelly continues his comeback and build up to the Dublin Marathon at the South Dublin 10k, race 1 in the KBC Marathon Race Series on Sunday the 21st. Kenneally was 4th in 30.03. Other Clonliffe included John Donlon 36.12, David Mullen and Paul Keenan 37.07, same times, Matt McGuinness 37.45. (See Dublin Marathon site for full results)


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