Archive for February, 2020

National Indoors: Sheehy takes bronze, Gregan through

The national senior indoor track and field championships got underway today at NIA Abbottstown. Shannon Sheehy continues with her excellent form and today one national high jump bronze (tie) with a best of 1.70. Eoin Pierce, the defending 1500 champion, successfully negotiate his way into tomorrow’s final finishing second in his heat in 4.01.36.Greta Streimyte was sixth in her 1500 (4.54.03), Leah Bergin was third in her 400 heat (5.99.99), Emer Treacy was fifth in her 200 heat (29.89). Pascal Touche was second in his 200 (22.89). In the 400 Dara Kervick recorded a time of 48.98 finishing second in his heat, Timmy Crowe was a DNF, and making his long-awaited return to the track Brian Gregan was first in his heat in a time of 48.43, the 2nd fastest of the day, and now progresses to tomorrow’s final.

Clonliffe defy Storm Jorge

With storm Jorge moving in from the west it made for pretty tough conditions at today’s Duleek 5 K Road Race in Co Meath. Sean Doran was a convincing winner in a time of 15.56, pretty good going in the conditions and over a minute clear of second-place. Laura Tuite led the Clonliffe women to 2nd place in the team event, had been 4 to score a team win would have been taken. Laura was second place woman in an impressive 18.59, only six seconds short of her PB despite the conditions, 14th overall Clodagh Galvin was also impressive in 37th overall running 20.38, Orla O’Sullivan, 38th overall, completed the team scoring in a time of 20.46. Orla was also first junior woman with Naoise Cullen second junior woman in 21.06, 44th overall, Alana Fitzsimons was third junior woman in 21.43, 56th overall with Amy Sheehy not far behind in 21.56, 61st overall.

Stop ! Showers out of action.

Unfortunately there are currently problems with the showers in the clubhouse. This is currently being attended to, however, in the meantime can members avail of the showers at the indoor side.

Eoin Sheridan opens season with a Clonliffe record

Newly minted Clonliffe harriers, U/23 international Eoin Sheridan, threw a new Clonliffe club discus record in his first competition of the year, the Dunboyne Winter Throws in Morton Stadium on Sunday last, the 23rd. Sheridan threw a best of 55.05 to win. Simon Galligan also got his year underway placing 3rd in the hammer with a 55.38 throw.

Clonliffe duo selected for World Half Marathon

Two Clonliffe athletes have been selected for next month’s World halk Marathon championships.Emma Mitchell is the sole Irish competitor in the women’s race for the World Half Marathon Championships which take place in Gdynia, Poland on the 29th March 2020. David Flynn has been selected on a strong men’s team that includes Paul Pollock (Annadale), Mick Clohisey (Raheny), Sean Tobin (Clonmel) and Hugh Armstrong (Ballina)

Sometimes no words are needed!

Jayme Rossister as per previous posting was a superb 13th place in yesterday’s English National XC in Nottingham.

Cross Country is……actually no words needed……

Rolus finishes with Leinster Heptathlon Silver

Rolus Olusa, Clonliffe’s multi eventer ended up in silver at Leinster Indoor Heptathlon today. At the end of day 1 Rolus held the advantage over Trim’s Shane Aston with wins in the high jump with a best of 1.95,long jump 6.79 and second in the 60 (7.31). Today didn’t go as well although he did win the pole vault in 4.40m, 2nd in the shot (11.03), the 60H, normally a strong event for him, didn’t go well and then he DNS the final event, the 1000m. So another Leinster silver, behind Aston.

Sunday Road Round up

Prolific racer Sean Doran was in action this morning, 24 hours after placing 2nd in the BHAA Cross Country 4 mil, winning the Clogherhead Seaside 5K road race in 15.42. Declan Power was further afield placing 5th in the Kinsale 10 Mile in 54.30.

Fogo’s Chargers enjoy the ParkLife

Mick Fogerty’s lads were out in force in this morning’s Park runs. In St Anne’s, Raheny. Callum Simpson had an excellent run leading the huge field all the way to the finish and was a clear winner. Darragh Carter continues to make great strides forward in his comeback to finish a fine third with Alex Murray fifth, Niall Carbery sixth, Sam Murray 13th, Jonathan Fitzsimons 22nd and Josh 45th. In the Hartstown Park run young Killian Sherran had a great run to finish in third place while in the Donabate Park run Eoin Byrne similarly had an excellent run to 3rd place.

Emma wins Northern Ireland Cross, Jayme 13th in English National

Clonliffe’s Emma Mitchell won the Northern Ireland and Ulster cross country championships at the University of Ulster Coleraine today over 6,000m.

Jayme Rossister had a superb run in the English national cross country in Nottingham today to finish an excellent 13th. Former Harrier Edgar’s Sumskiss was 55th and Liam Roarty was 215th.

Also today the latest BHAA took place the Central Bank 4 mile cross country at Wesley College where Sean Doran was 2nd.

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