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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.

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 Norvaisa 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.

Middle distance medals won at Dublin Juveniles

Clonliffe athletes were in action in the pouring rain at last night’s Dublin juvenile Championships in Morton Stadium. Last night was day three, four or five (hard to keep count!) of the championships and on the card was the 1500s and relays. Dublin titles were taken by both Aaron Cullen in the boys 1500 U/19 and by Aimee Warren in the girls U/19.

First in action where the U/16 girls were Naoise Cullen, who last week was third in the 800 put in a fine performance over the longer distance finishing fifth in a time, unofficial, of 5.16 with Amy Sheehy following her in in a time of 5.22. The U/17 girls put in a great shift with Aoife Hession placing second (5.12), Katie Halpin third (5.14) and Alanna Fitzimon’s fourth (5.25). One of the races of the day was the girls U/18 1500 were Sarah Bateson put in another battling performance finishing a close second in a time of 4.56.5 and then in the U/19 girls Aimee Warren took Dublin gold.

Of the boys Owen Housney was sixth in the U/16 1500 in a time of 4.44 with Jack Woods seventh in 4.49. Fourth place for the Niall Carberry in the U/17 boys in a time of 4.25 Alex Nuroth eight in 4.43. Callum Simpson ran 4.19 in the U/18 boys to 5th place with Darragh Carter seventh (4.25). Then in the boys U/19 a Clonliffe one two with Aaron Cullen  first (4.02) and Daniel Stone second.

Once the 1500s were completed proceedings moved on to the even age relays. The U/U/18 girls team having completed the 1500s decided that they would give the relay a go and were rewarded for their tenacity with fine bronze with a team of Carra Curran Beggs,  Alanna Fitzsimons , Abbey Sheehy and Sarah Bateson.

In the U/12 girls relay the practice the team put in during the week paid off with superb button changes from all of the girls in the 4 x 100 the team of Mia, Rose, Sienna and Harriet were just off a place in the final. Likewise the U/12 boys team of Steve Connor Cian and Ethan, who ran a particularly strong final leg, again were very close to making the final. Likewise the boys U/14 4 x 100 team put in an excellent performance and were just shy of making the final.

The Dublin juveniles continues today (Saturday) and this report will be updated later this evening.

Clonliffe athletes on right track last night

Last night witnessed some superb Clonliffe Harriers performances on the track both home and away. The big news was the fantastic 1500 run of Eoin Pierce, the National indoor champion, in Watford at last night BMC meet. Eoin comfortably won the 1500 B race hitting the front at the bell and coming home in an excellent 3.45.51. In Bysgoszcz, Poland Jayme Rossiter finished seventh in a 3000 steeplechase in a time of 9.03.50. Also last night, and again overseas, Liam Roarty was third in his 3000 at the Loughborough open in a time of 9.14.33.

Closer to home the fourth graded meet of the season took place in Morton Stadium last night. Leo Mangan had an excellent run in the 100, which was also the Dublin championship, finishing second in a time of 10.89. Fourth was Eamonn Fahey (11.09) with Keith Pike fifth (11.16). In the B race Liam Morgan was fourth in 11.52. Lauren Carr took the win in the women’s 400 B race in a time of 60.09 while Mark MacDonald was fifth in the 400 A race in 53.30. In the 1500 Alannah Cooley finished sixth in 4.55.37, this was also a Dublin championship. In the men’s 1500 Eoin Taggart was fourth in 4.06.81. In the B 1500 Shaun Conaghan was fourth (4.23.71) with Owen Murphy eight (4.27.32)

Grand Prix News: Mel Scoops O’Connor Cup !

Race report by Liam Hennessy; Last Thursday evening (June 6th) saw the running of The O’Connor Cup, 4 Mile Grass Race, held at Santry Demesne. The going was soft underfoot following a few days of rain; however we had dry conditions during the race. A total of 55 runners toed the starting line for four one mile laps of the demesne.

The result of the handicap for The O’Connor Cup was as follows;

Winner – Mel Curran

2nd Place – Pat Devitt

3rd Place – Richie Barr

The following is a full list of results;

Stephen Butler – 23.32

Paul Keane – 24.19

Eamonn Dunne – 24.20

George Brady – 24.35

Dave Dunwoody – 25.51

Shane Casey – 26.02

Mick Bermingham – 26.05

Murray Ahern – 26.10

Stephen Tracey – 26.35

Peter Bissett – 26.40

Mick Gleeson – 27.02

Richie Barr – 27.09

Maura Matthews – 27.35

Adrien Gerard – 27.57

Fergus Keenan – 27.57

Joe Cole – 28.45

Maurice Mc Hale – 28.47

Maria Howard – 28.50

Don Mollloy – 29.05

Philip Matthews 29.09

Trevor Wisdom 29.09

Aideen O’Connor – 29.13

Declan Grant – 29.14

Shane Rooney – 29.26

Deirdre Fitzsimons – 29.31

Sean Grimes – 29.54

Carmel Ward – 29.55

David O’Sullivan – 30.04

Elaine O’Loughlin – 30.35

Dave Killoran – 30.54

Ray Mitchell – 31.02

Greg O’Beirne – 31.19

Liam Hennessy – 31.28

Tom Dunne – 31.30

Ciara Peelo – 31.41

Jean Dunne – 31.42

Maura Shaughnessy – 31.44

Pat Devitt – 31.52

Orla Deighan – 31.57

Mel Curran – 32.03

Yvonne Mc Donagh – 32.15

Shay Byrne – 32.22

Evelyn Brennan – 32.40

Mary Purdue Smith – 32.59

Gerard Fay – 33.07

Karen Mc Afee – 33.18

Jason Blake – 33.26

Ann Lyons – 33.36

Conor Jennings – 33.49

Anthony O’Brien – 33.50

Darren Horgan – 34.35

Kevin Greene – 35.37

Dave Lyons – 36.12

Terry Mee – 39.09

Dave Brady – 41.15

Apologies if i misspelt any name above.

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered their time to make this race such a success.

Next Race –  Thursday, June 20th – Richie Barr Trophy – 800Metres / Incorporating Club Championship – Morton Stadium – 8pm, Kindly sponsored by Richie Barr.  The 800Metres is always a very popular race in the series – See you there !!

Stadium not available for training this Sunday

Club members please note that in order to facilitate the Dublin Juvenile Track & Field championships Clonliffe`s training in Morton Stadium this Sunday morning, the 16th, has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. The co operation of athletes and coaches is very much appreciated.

Bloomsday Memory Lane

With Bloomsday this Sunday, June 16 a timely trip down memory lane via the RTE archives. This dates from 1984 at the start there are three Clonliffe athlete prominently featured: Ann Archibald, Deirdre Murphy but we are not quite sure who the third athlete is. Also officiating on the day you will see Larro Byrne, Paddy Marley (the skinny chap wearing the  striped T-shirt) and Sean Callan.


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