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Doran over the moon!

Sean Doran won this morning’s Moone 10k in County Kildare in 32.30, winning by almost one and three quarter minutes.

Emma Mitchell wins Northern Ireland 10k c’ship

Emma Mitchell today won the Northern Ireland 10k Road championships in Bangor, Co. Down in a time of 34.42 on an undulating course. This made it two from two for Emma in the Clonliffe colours!

Emma Mitchell wins Laganside 10k

Newly minted Clonliffe Harrier, International athlete Emma Mitchell in her first outing in the Clonliffe colours today won the Laganside 10k Road Race in Ormeau Park, Belfast. Emma’s time was 33.57, having gone through 5k in 16.20, to place 13th overall.

Roads Round Up

At today`s Duleek 10k Sean Doran placed 2nd in 33.54. Other Clonliffe: Maura Matthews 42.08, Niall Markey 42.46, Ciara Peelo 44.39. Sean Doran also place 3rd in the Carton House 6k on Thursday evening last. On Saturday some of the Clonliffe junior women got in a Park run, Katie Halpin ran 22.04 in Donabate, and Hannah Browne and Aimee Warren 23 mins in st. Anne’s Raheny.

Kenneally comeback continues

Mark Keannelly continues his comeback and build up to the Dublin Marathon at the South Dublin 10k, race 1 in the KBC Marathon Race Series on Sunday the 21st. Kenneally was 4th in 30.03. Other Clonliffe included John Donlon 36.12, David Mullen and Paul Keenan 37.07, same times, Matt McGuinness 37.45. (See Dublin Marathon site for full results)

Round up (extended to Saturday)

Thursday the 27th Clonee 10k David Brady 36.37, Alan Worrall 43.22.

Friday 28th St. Cocas Kilcock 5k 7th Sean Doran 15.18, Stephen Bateson 19.49, Kerri Page 20.29.

Saturday afternoon, the juveniles were in Tullamore where Laimos Norvaisias was 6th in the boys U/12 shot. In the U/13 girls 4 x 100 the team qualified for the final and placed a very credible 6th (The squad: Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell, Ava Usanova, Harriet Kenny)

Saturday evening: the Clonliffe juniors headed Northwards to Dundalk, County Louth for the Paddy Cheshire 5k where Efrem Gidey was 2nd (15.00), Ben Guiden 3rd (16.32) and Stephen Cashin 4th (16.46)



Clonliffe PBs at Belfast IMC plus more

Clonliffe athletes recorded pbs at today’s IMC Belfast meet at a sun drenched Mary Peter’s Track. In the 1500B race junior Aaron Cullen knocked a whopping 3 seconds off his PB recorded at the All Ireland schools at the start of June finishing 3rd in 3.55.69. A PB also for Ian Guiden running his first 1500 in some 6 years 5th in 3.56.33. In the 800 Cathal Doyle also ran a PB 1.52.01. Daniel Stone also ran a PB in the 5000 (15.49.94). A fine run also in his 5000 by Declan Power finishing 4th in 15 56.30.

Also on Saturday morning Sean Carrigg won the River Valley Park Run in 16.21 in a tough course.

Saturday evening the big race was the Michael Manning 10k in Dunshaughlin Clonliffe results: David Mullen 36.37, Ailish Malone 37.59, Scott Crowley 41.11, Stephen Bateson 41.16, Kerri Page 41.50, Emma Harding 42.27, Stephen Tracey 42.48, Ollie Power 44.19, Emer Brennan 46.15, Anthony O’Brien 52.26.

At the Athletics Ireland Games Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump (7.16) and Leah Bergin was 4th in the 400 in 59.04.

Rossiter takes bronze at BUCs plus more

Jayme Rossiter replicated his bronze medal performance of 2015 in today’s British Universities 3000 steeplechase as he took bronze in a tactical final. The first 2,00 was  covered in 6.32 with the final 1000 in 2.45.

On the subject of 3000 sc Brian Flanagan finished 6th in the Southland conference in 9.19.57 yesterday.

A quiet enough May bank holiday Monday the only other Harrier we are aware of racing was Maurice McCrohan in the ARC 10km in the Phoenix Park 41.02, 1st M50.

Weekend round up: Juvenile league and Night Run

The club`s juvenile athletes were in action in round 2 of the league on a cold morning in Morton stadium on Saturday. Numbers were smaller than usual coming towards the end of the easter holidays. Gladys reports on some excellent runs with the highlights being a win in the U/16 100mts by Sally Sumola, 2nd by her brother Ethan U/11 500. 2nd  for Orla O’ Sullivan U/15 800.

Last night in Dublin city the Night Run 10k took place with lots of club members stewarding and cheering on club mates: Mick Gleeson 42.11, Laura Kernan 42.38, David Comiskey 43.20, Maurice McHale 45.39, Declan Grant 51.37, Joanne McCabe 52.45.

The Rooney Review: Clonliffe hit Hamburg

Slightly later than usual The Rooney Review:  38 depart/35 return .You’ll have to read the report to find out what happened to the Notorious Hamburg Three, but think Thelma & Louise with a trusty sidekick.

Day One – Hi Ho Hi Ho, it’s off to Hamburg we go.

With Coach Pam’s instructions acting as an alarm call, somehow 36 club members (as always Fergal was one step ahead and Aoife insisted, we sort everything out before her arrival) managed to make it through security without incident.  Arriving in Hamburg it was decided a recce of Hamburg was required, led by Emma’s Hamburg Train Stations Tour, during which we almost lost Dave L to a group of locals, Mick G brought to a historic train station beerhall and Mileage Mary insisted we carb load with donuts. Thankfully the second group managed to bring the classy levels up a peg or two by hitting the Tower cocktail bar, followed by an attempted sing-song hosted by Mandy (who needs a microphone to start singing!!), and ending up with some stretches on the dancefloor.

Day Two – I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Like the Von Trapp Family from the Sound of Music, thanks to Jenette, the group hit the streets on the annual bike tour. The squad were split into two groups. Group One kept to the historic sights of Hamburg, (FYI, it’s a port city!!!) while Group Two stopped for ice-cream, beer, toilet breaks, and more beer.  Like the serious athletes we are and under coach’s strict instructions of “No booze, No drugs and No sex” MOST of the group managed to get back to the hotel to collect race numbers and had an early night. A big thank you to Emer and Emma for sorting out the race number, but where did three of those race numbers go??? However, some misunderstand the ‘early night’ instruction and thought it meant staying up to duet with the barman until the ‘early’ hours of the morning.

Day Three – We Are the Champions

With a few sore heads and some ‘athletes’ in a state of denial, we managed to make our way to the start line, let by Aideen’s hopping, skipping, lunging and meditating pre-race warm-up.

First off was the half-marathon, where Mick G was made feel like celebrity as he was cheered around the first corner. However, the fans were left speechless when, to everyone’s surprise, Dave R zoomed past looking too sprightly for a man who had been signing until 3am.

The remaining athletes joined the huddle masses for the start of the 10k.  While some had hoped they’d be able to hide amongst the other participants, this was not to be when we were met with encouraging cheers from are support group, consisting of Comedian Ben, Fergal, Birthday Boy Joe, Louise, Pam and Stephen. The group were led home by the dynamic duo of Alan and Emer, who perfectly paced each other, getting stronger with each km.  Big shout out to Darren H who was making a return to races after a lengthy recovery period, proving how determination and patience will get you back to the start line.

With pride and true comradery, the Black & Amber crowd when wild when the race commentator announced international athlete Emer Griffin was the 3rd lady home.

Night Three – There May Be Trouble Ahead

After an impromptu post race tour of the suburbs of Hamburg, the group eventually got back to the hotel to ready ourselves for the night ahead. It all started innocently enough; however, we should have known it was going to be an eventful night when Ben took to the stage and treated us to a comedy routine.  The routine was followed by Evelyn’s ‘Men Vs Women Games Night’ during which we found out that Adrian will never make it in the world of paper plane design, Kevin S has no problem sabotaging a rivals aircraft, and Laura K will do anything to distract the men during the hula-hoop contest.   However, the battle of the sexes was put aside as we got together to end a wonderful weekend with a group sing-song and plans for an early night, with most heading to bed at a respectful hour.

So, with everyone tucked up in bed, what could go wrong?

Early Monday morning as the group struggled onto the bus and it was noted that 3 members were MIA and despite efforts, nothing was budging the 3 sleeping beauties (Dave R, Evelyn and Rhona (Evona)).  As the bus pulled out the 3 renegades were going to follow behind in a speeding taxi cab, unfortunately the traffic gods were against them as they hit a long tailback causing them to miss check-in and resulting in the trio facing with an extended journey home via Cologne. However, that is not the end of the story due to an international incident. As the lovely Evelyn made her way through security she was taken aside and asked to explain why there was a gun in her bag!!  Thankfully Evelyn could use her charms and prove that she and her toy plastic gun were not a risk to airport security.

That’s it for another year and thank you to Pam & Co for organising another fun trip.

So what questions has the trip raised?

  • Will Emma be organising a tour of DART stations?
  • Did Evelyn pay for those banana sweets?
  • Is Ben going to take his comedy routine on tour?
  • Who’s up for a visit to Cologne in 2020?

*Some stories have withheld to protect the innocent and at the request of the guilty parties

Until next time, take care and dig in.


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