Archive for July, 2019

Sarah McCormack wins on Snowdon

Clonliffe’s former National cross country champion Sarah McCormack, who nowadays races mainly on the mountain, enjoyed a big win in North Wales yesterday. Sarah took the honours in the Snowdon International Mountain Race in 1.14.49, the 2nd fastest time ever recorded by a woman in the 44 year history of the event.

Men retain the National League title!

The Clonliffe Harriers men’s team have successfully defended the national league title. After a long battling day in Tullamore the men once again topped the charts in the premier division to continue the almost decade long dominance of the track and field team competition.

The win today was built on a total of 7 wins from Simon Galligan’s in the Hummer in the first event to Ian Guiden’s in the 5000 in the second last event. In-between maximum points were gathered by Greg Hosseny in the race walk Niall Counihan in the triple jump, Stephan Rice in the javelin, Jayme Rossiter 3000 sc and the 4 x 100 relay  team of Eamonn Fahey, Isreal Ibanu, Keith Marks and Keith Pike.High scores were chipped in during the course of the day by Keith Marks in the high jump and long jump, placing second in both, Timmy Crowe 3rd in the 110 H and 400H,  Luke Mangan 2nd 56 lb and 3rd in the shot, 3rd place finishes also from Thomas Pitkin in the 400 and Colm Rooney in the 1500.


Hammer, 1 Simon Galligan 58.87

56lb 2 Luke Mangan 6.82

Discus, 4 Matt Jarvis 32.35

Shot 3 Luke Mangan 12.63

Javelin 1 Stephen Rice 59.08

High jump 2 Keith Marks 1.90

Long jump 2 Keith Marks 7.06

Triple jump 1 Niall Counihan 13.70

Race walk 1 Greg Hossenny 16.13.43

100 4 Keith Pike 11.07

200 5 Eamonn Fahey 22.57

400 3 Thomas Pitkin 48.56

800 4 Cathal Doyle 1.55.21

1500 3 Colm Rooney 3.59.04

5000 1 Ian Guiden 14.59.08

110h 3 Timmy Crowe 17.07

400h 3 Timmy Crowe 56.52

3000 sc 1 Jayme Rossiter 9.08.70

4 x 100 1st 42.29

4 x 400 4th 3.29.09

Well done to Captain Joe Cooper, the Vice Captains, all the athletes, including those who competed in the earlier rounds, and the reserves today Manny Okeye, Sean Carrigg and Aaron Cullen.





Clonliffe men in Tullamore for League final on Saturday

The Clonliffe mens team head to Tullamore on Saturday morning for the National league final. The team are defending champions, having been the dominant force in this competition in recent years. The club captain has once again pulled together a very strong team, despite withdrawals through injury, and the team will be confident of putting in another fighting display.

The competition commences at 11.30am with the hammer and 110h and will conclude at 5.40pm with the 4 x 400 relay.

The team coach  coach will leave Morton Stadium at 9.00 am sharp for Tullamore. Athletes not travelling on the coach please let Joe Cooper know by text or phone call.

There will be a meal afterwards in clubhouse serving between 8.00-8.30pm.

The very best of luck to Joe and the team. Nil desperandum.

Mid week round up

Tuesday the 16th Sean Doran was racing again finishing 2nd behind Peter Somba of Dunboyne at the Bettystown 5 mile (26.30) with David Brady 21st (28.54).

Entry to Nationals closes on Friday

Important notice to all athletes: if you want to enter the National senior track and field championships on the weekend of July 27th and 28th entry closes at midnight this Friday the 19th. You must enter in line through

Aaron Cullen wins National 1500

Aaron Cullen was the Clonliffe star of the day at the National Juvenile track and field championships in Tullamore today as he took the U/19 1500 national title with a gun to flag front running win in a time of 4.02.92, a winning margin of some 2 seconds.

In the U/18 girls final Sarah Bateson put in another typically brave run as she lowered her PB for the 2nd week in a row to 4.52 06 in placing 8th. In the U/17 race both Katie Halpin and Alana Fitzsimons unfortunately had days to forget.

Silver in the U/16 shot for Jonas Norvaisas with a fine 14.28.

Clonliffe athletes in fine form at Drogheda IMC

With the men going in the national league final in a week’s time and then the nationals a week later there were most encouraging performances by Clonliffe athletes at Saturday’s IMC meet in Drogheda. Ian Guiden showed a very welcome return to form running a 14 second 3000 PB of 8.15.05 in finishing 4th. Colm Rooney was 6th (8.23.81) and Eoin Taggart 8.42.98 another PB by some 6 seconds.

Keith Pike won the 100 in an sb of 10.83. Mark McDonald was 2nd in the 400 B in 53.31. Eoghan Murphy was 3rd in the 800 D (2.05.05).

There was a fine win for Lauren Carr in the 200 (25.11) and Leah Bergin was 3rd in the 400 (58.84)

Flynner wins National 10 mile C’ship plus more on roads

Stephen Bateson reports: the National 10 mile Championship took place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday the 13th there was success for Dave Flynn who lead from start to finish to take the national title. His official time was 49.55.
Karl Nolan ran a pb in 57.08, and the team was made up of 3rd finisher Dave Mullen in 61.45. The team was placed 4th in the Senior team placings.
Philip O Doherty was 4th O55 in an impressive 63.58.

Other finishers were Dave Brady in 64.46, Shane Caffrey in 66.03.

The ladies were lead home by Eimear Griffin in 70.41, followed by Mary Ketterer in 72.05.

Update: Dunleer 4 mile, Sunday 3rd Sean Doran 29.53, Ollie Power 29.21.

National juveniles at Tullamore

Stephen Bateson reports: Saturday the 13th: U16 Girls 100m Sally Sumola 6th 13.11
U17 Girls 3000m Aoife Hession 8th 11.44.9
U17 Boys 3000m Niall Carbery 10th 9.49
U18 Boys 3000m Callum Simpson 3rd 09.08.8
Darragh Carter 4th 9.15.1
U19 Boys 3000m Daniel Stone 2nd 8.50.02.

The Hoss and Alannah win club 1500

Stephen Bateson reports: The club 1500 m championship took place as part of the Grand Prix series. A separate report to follow on the Grand Prix.

In the women’s championship Alannah Cooley topped off a good week placing first in 4.56, followed by Naoise Cullen 5.27 and Abbey Sheehy 5.32..

In the men’s race, Greg Hossney was first in 4.21, followed by Eoghan Murphy and Niall Sherlock.


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