Archive for October, 2019

Defending champion Rooney leads Clonliffe in Dublin XC (updated)

The Dublin cross country championship are hosted by Clonliffe Harriers in Santry this Sunday, November 3rd. The men won the Padraig Keane Cup last year led home in 1st place by Colm Rooney and have a very strong team entered that will put up a stout defence on Sunday. It’s also pleasing that their will be a womens team in action for the first time in a few years and two good junior teams.

Sunday will also see the juvenile uneven ages championships with strong Clonliffe teams entered.

Senior men: Colm Rooney,  Ian Guiden, Cathal Doyle,  Efrem Gidey,  Karl Nolan,  Eoin Taggart, Sean Doran, Peter Bisset  Thomas Sherlock , Liam Roarty, Paul Keenan

Junior men: Efrem Gidey, Aaron Cullen,  Ben Guiden,  Stephen Cashin,  Daniel Lacey, Ian McAweeney, Thomas Baltzar, Callum Simpson,  Alex Murray  Niall Carberry.

Senior women:  Eleanor Alexander,  Ailish Malone, Alannah Cooley,  Laura Tuite, Clodagh Galvin, Maura Matthews, Emma Cooper.

Junior Women: Hannah Browne, Tess Loftus, Aimee Warren, Sarah Bateson, Ella Brown, Abbie Sheehy.

U/19 girls: Sarah Bateson, Abbie Sheehy,  Ella Brown, Tess Loftus, Aimee Warren.

U/17 girls: Aoife Hession,  Alana Fitzsimmons, Katie Halpin, Ella Cooley, Naoise Cullen, Amy Sheehy.

U/17 boys: Niall Carberry,  John Lawrence, Alex Neuroth, Sean Boyne, Owen Housley, Eoin Byrne, Killian Sheridan, Andrew Gaffney, Ronan Donohue.

U/15 girls: Orla O’Sullivan, Eabha Guy, Hazel Kenny, Ciara Scott, Clodagh Nic Dhomhnaill

U/15 boys: Jonathan Fitzsimmons, Killian Keegan, Sam Murray, Callun Maguire, Sean Cronin, Lorcan Benjacar, Christian Finn.

U/13 girls: Kamila Pastere, Ava Usanova, Kate Campbell, Nicola Poplusa-Cazka, Sarah McDonnell.

U/13 boys: Cathal O’Neill, Jack McDonnell, Marcos Lawrence, Noah Rossi, Peter Maloney, Sean McHugh, Yang O’Connor, William Walsh, Charlie Duffy, Jayden Carroll, Jake Kane.

Event timetable:

Course Map:

Course builders meet at 8.00am. Help need so dont be shy! Also stewards meet at 10 15.


Streets of Dublin paved with gold! (Updated with Dublin & Leinster)

The results of the national marathon championships are in! As expected the senior men are once again national championships, Stephen Scullion, the national champion, Gary O’Hanlon and Mark Kenneally. Gold also for the M35 team of Sergiu Ciobanu, Killian Lonergan and Declan Power. On the individual front in addition to Stephen Scullion’s gold, Mark Keannelly M35 gold, Sergiu Ciobanu M35 silver and Gary O’Hanlon M45 gold.

The results of the Dublin Marathon championships are also now in. Senior men: 1st Stephen Scullion. M35: 1st Mark keannelly, 2nd Sergiu Ciobanu. M45: 1st Gary O’Hanlon, 2nd Killian Lonergan. M75: 2nd Frank Behan. Teams men 1st Clonliffe (Scullion, O’Hanlon, Kenneally), 3rd (Sergiu, Lonergan, Power). Women, W40 3rd Rachel Eustace, W35 team 3rd (Rachel Eustace, Mary Ketterer, Emma Harding).

Leinster Championships: men 1st Scullion. M35 1st Kenneally, 2nd Sergiu. M45 1st O’Hanlon, 2nd Lonergan. Team 1st Clonliffe, 3rd Clonliffe (as per Dublin).

No juvenile training Halloween night

While training for juveniles is on tonight, Tuesday please note there will be no juvenile training on Thursday the 31st. Have a Deadly Halloween!

Record breaking run by Stephen Scullion in Dublin (updated)

Stephen Scullion had the run of his life on the streets of Dublin in this morning’s KBC Dublin City Marathon. With a superbly judged race he placed 2nd overall behind El Gouma (MOR), just back after serving a 2 year ban, in 2.12.01 to win the national title. This time was a new Clonliffe Harriers record bettering Jerry Kiernan’s 35 year old record from the LA Olympics in 1984 and was also a new Northern Ireland record. It was a day described by Stephen as “the best day of my life!”.

Unbelievable runs also today by Gary O’Hanlon who until recent weeks was a doubtful starter, a new PB of 2.16.29 and London Olympian Mark Kennelly 2.16.33, Sergiu Ciobanu ran 2.17.17 as Clonliffe retained the national team title.

Killian Lonergan also had a great day running a PB of 2.37.02. A fine run also by pacer Declan Power who recorded 2.38.56 and a 4 minute PB for Shane Caffrey of 2.53.54.

Others: Matt McGuinness 2.56.13, David Mullen 2.57.31, Wayne Walker 2.57.19, Mick Gleeson 3.04.10, Shane Casey 3.04.42, Dermot Faughnan 3.05.44, Noel O’Dwyer 3.12.10, Mick McMahon 3.12.28, Rachel Eustace 3.13.08, Alan Curley 3.13.32, David Freeman 3.17.22, Michael Devine 3.18.39, Paul Walsh 3.27.47, Ollie Power 3.27.54, Mary Ketterer 3.28.49, Adrien Gerard 3.31.50, Marie Howard 3.33.11, Scott Crowley 3.33.25, Shane Rooney 3.35.15, Alan Townsend 3.36.03, Paul O’Loughlin 3.37.56, Alan Monnelly 3.38.32, Emma Harding 3.40.23, Kevin Hetternan 3.40.49, Clodagh Moriarty 3.43.02, Aideen O’Connor 3.44.35, Mark Bermingham 3.46.33, Joe Phipps 3.47.07, Stephen Bateson 3.48. Thomas Ennis 3.50.33, Dave Comiskey 3.53.23, Declan Murray 3.53.56, Declan Grant 3 55.53, Melissa Curran 3.59.20, Anthony Doran 4.01.14, Alan Hughes 4.01.41, Sean Grimes 4.02.49, Alison O’Sullivan 4.02.53, Imelda Kavanagh 4.07.25, Colm Leonard 4.07.25, Anthony O’Brien 4.07.58, Pat Devitt 4.27.25, Caroline Hynes 4 53.32, Dave Lyons 5.12.44. Not forgetting the man who today completed his 40th Dublin Marathon Frank Behan, who broke 7 hours.

Emma Mitchell runs fine Half Marathon pb

Emma Mitchell ran a 2 minute pb in the Valencia half Marathon of 72.29 this morning. This was a superb showing by the Clonliffe Harrier who has been recording some fine runs on the road this season.

No training for juvenile athletes on Sunday

Notice to parents: no training for juveniles this Bank holiday Sunday.

Scullion to lead Clonliffe Marathon charge

Stephen Scullion is a confirmed starter in Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon. Scullion leads a very strong Clonliffe Senior Men’s team which will looks odds on to successfully to defend its team marathon title, but of course in a marathon…..  Also on the senior men’s team are former national champions Sergiu Ciobanu and Gary O’Hanlon, just back after a period of injury and making his return to the marathon 2012 Olympian, Mark Kenneally, and David Flynn who has been in excellent form this season.

The Clonliffe teams are:

Senior Men: Gary O’Hanlon, David Flynn, Stephen Scullion, Mark Kenneally, Sergiu Ciobanu, Killian Lonergan, Scott Crowley, David Mullen, David Kelly, Conor Keane, Wayne Walker, Paul Walsh, Shane Caffrey, Dave Comiskey.

Men’s M/35 : Alan Worrall, Gareth Loy, Anthony Doran, Stephen Doyle, Michael Devine, Alan Curley, Dermot Faughnan, Trevor Wisdom, Ollie Power, Mark Bermingham, Noel O’Dwyer, Mick Gleeson, Mick McMahon, Steve Barnes, Shane Casey, Stephen Treacy, Darren Horgan, Shane Rooney, Neil Farrell.

Men’s M/50 team: Declan Grant, Kevin Dowling, Colm Leonard, Alan Hughes, Jeremy Chapman, Declan Murray, Maurice McHale, Anthony O’Brien, Dave Lyons, Sean Grimes, Philip Richards.

Senior women: Barabara Sanchez, Marie Howard

Women’s W/35 team: Melissa Curran, Rachel Eustace, Emma Harding, Clodagh Moriarty, Mary Ketterer, Imelda Kavanagh, Janet Reid, Elaine O’Dowd, Aideen O’Connor, Laura Kernan.

Women’s W/50: Sinead Duffy, Evelyn Brennan, Anne Lyons.

(Apologies for any omissions)

Clonliffe wish all our marathon runners the very best of luck on Sunday. A special word also for Frank Behan who on Sunday continues his unbroken streak and takes in his 40th Dublin City Marathon.

Post marathon could you text your name and finishing time to 087 9599 888 or use WhatsApp.

Cross Country Affairs

Advance warning of upcoming cross country events: On Sunday November 3rd Clonliffe Harriers will host the Dublin (uneven ages) Juvenile Championships along with the Dublin Junior and Senior Championships.

Help is needed on the day for course building and also course marshalling. It is particularly important that people make themselves available now as many of the people who will be course building will not be in a position to marshal on the day for the simple reason that they will be busy looking after the various athletes whom they coach.  These dedicated people need the assistance of other club members on November 3rd.

Course builders will be needed from 8 a.m. and on course marshals will be needed from approximately 10.30 a.m. If available for either duty please email ASAP.  As usual please do not assume that others will respond.  If you are reading this please put yourself forward now.

Secondly advance notice of the upcoming club Cross Country Championships. These Championships will take place in Santry Demesne Park on Saturday November 9th with the juvenile Cross Country Championships from 11 a.m. and the Senior/Junior from 12 a.m.  The latter Championship being run in conjunction with the Grand Prix Irwin Cup over 6,000m, (more on that in the week leading up to the race).

The results are in!

Results from Sunday’s Dublin juvenile championships are now in! Team gold for the boys U18 team of Callum Simpson, Alex Murray,  Niall Carbury and John Lawrence, gold also for the U14 boys team of Sean Cronin, Loran Benjocar,  Christian Finn and Cian O’Hare. U16 boys silver: Sean Boyne, Ronan Donohue,  Sam Murray and Cillian Keegan and bronze for the U18 girls team of Sarah Bateson, Abbie Sheehy,  Aoife Hession and Katie Halpin.

Training for Juveniles this Tuesday (tomorrow) at the NIA Abbotstown

Juvenile athletes please note: Training on Tuesday 22nd October – National Indoor Arena, Abbottstown, 7.15pm sharp.

Please bring:

  • Running Gear
  • €5 Entry Fee
  • Water

If you have any queries please contact Gladys 087 9852836 / Eugenia 086 1722451


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