Below par Clonliffe finish well down field at Europeans

May 30, 2011 [Noel Guiden] Disappointing news from Belgrade confirms the worst fears that the Clonliffe men`s senior team would struggle in the European Club`s track and field group B on Saturday. With the squad having been decimated by injuries, illness and unavailabilities, resulting in the likes of Mark Kenneally, Dave Flynn, Brian Gregan, Patrick O`Connor and Danny Kavanagh not making the trip, it was always going to be an uphill battle. Final results now to hand with Clonliffe regrettably propping up the table in 8th position, pretty disappointing to say the least. The positives while few, are John Fagan`s excellent 400H running a new PB and club record of 52.38, taking two tenths off his record from last season, Dave Fitzmaurice (left) ran very well finishing 3rd in the 3,000m in 8.52.39, good runs also from young Jamie Rossister a PB of 9.42.58 in the 3,000 sc and also from Conor Healy in the 800m.


100m 6th Keith Pike 11.19

200m 8th John Laffey 22.92

400m 5th Ciaran Mackey

800m 4th Conor Healy 1.54.30

1500m 4th Aidan Bailey 3.59.52

3,000m 3rd Dave Fitzmaurice 8.52.39

5,000m 5th Michael MacDiarmada 15.53.14

110H 5th Matt Field 14.81

400H 4th John Fagan 52.38

3,000SC 6th Jamie Rossister 9.42.58

Shot 5th Tomas Rauktys 15.16m

Discus 7th Tomas Rauktys 49.37

Javelin 6th Paul Marry 55.27

Long Jump —-

triple Jump 8th Marcin Klinkzow 13.15

High Jump 6th Marcin Klinkzow 1.95

Pole Vault —–

4 X 100 8th ( M. Field, C. McCrossan, K. Pike, P. Marry) 43.48

4 X 400 3rd (J. Fagan, S. Harkness, C. Healy, C. Mackey) 3.20.22

Overall team 8th 62 points. Winners: Enka SK (Turkey) 144 points.

Congratulations to Ferrybank AC on their superb performance in the womens group B to finish 2nd and win promotion to group A.