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Park Life

The Clonliffe U/16,17,18s took a break from the training grind today for a ParkRun in St. Anne’s, Raheny meeting at 8.45 for their warm up and ready to roll at 9.30. There was a good turnout of 10 from the squad and all put in excellent runs with a number of shiny new pbs recorded. The girls were led home by Katie Halpin 2nd woman, in 21.07, 3rd woman was Orla O’Sullivan with a 21.11 pb, 5th woman was Naoise Cullen, another pb, 21.21, Ella Brown 22.25, Amy Sheehy, pb, 22.52, Ella Cooley 23.05, Lara Gallagher 23.52, Aimee Daly 24.51, Cara Curran 26.59, Hollie Foy 28.50. In Cork new Clonliffe signing Clodagh Galvin also ran a Park Run recording a time of 19.51. Great ParkRuns also by a couple of the club’s even younger athletes Sean Cronin 18.14 and Hazel Kenny 22.18.

Next up for the girls is the Brother Schools XC on October 9th, followed by the even age Dublin Cross Country Championships on October 20th.

Clonliffe run in memory of Noeleen McCrohan

There was a very special Park Run this morning in River Valley Swords as some 40 Clonliffe athletes ran in memory of Noeleen McCrohan, wife of our club mate Maurice, who died earlier in the Summer after a long and brave battle. The Clonliffe group included many who train with Maurice were led home by Declan Power at the head of the run.

Note from Maurice: I want to thank all my friends at Clonliffe Harriers and other clubs that came out to run and  support the Tribute to Noeleen at the River Valley Park Run on Saturday 14th Sept.
It was very uplifting for me and Sinead .
I am running Berlin Marathon on 29th Sept to raise funds for St Francis Hospice who gave Noeleen wonderful care .The idonate  link is .
kind Regards

Clonliffe clean sweep in Ardee (updated)

The Clonliffe men made it a clean sweep in this evening’s Seamie Weldon 5k road race in Ardee. From the off Ian Guiden,  Efrem Gidey and Colm Rooney took off dominating the proceedings. Over the final km Ian did his best to drop his team mates but Colm’s superior 1500 speed paid off as he won in 14.36 with Efrem 2nd 14.39 and Ian 3rd 14.40. With Ben Guiden 6th in 16.30, and 2nd junior, Clonliffe took the team title. This was also the first time both Guidens ran on the same Clonliffe team!

On Sunday, the 8th Sean Doran was 2nd in the Lucan Harriers 5 mile (25.55).

Sherlock 6th in Grant Thornton 5k

First club finisher in last night’s Dublin 5k road race, the Grant Thornton in Dublin’s Docklands was Thomas Sherlock 6th in 16.22. Also going up in distance was Mark McDonald, more a 400/800 man in recent years, recording a 17.16 time. Full results on

Rooney 2nd in Portmarnock 5

Colm Rooney took in his local Portmarnock 5 mile multi terrain race last night where he enjoyed a right battle with UK visitor Jonathan Escalante Phillip, a 14.10 5000 athlete. At the finish on the beach Colm was 2nd in 25.08 4 seconds behind the winner, these two were some two and a half minutes clear of third.

On a 5k week Guiden wins in Dundalk

In a weekend of 5K s, as the season winds to a halt, Ian Guiden took in a low-key 5 K road race in Dundalk, the Fr. John Mulligan 5k, and had a solo gun to flag win over tough enough course in 15.05, winning by almost 3 minutes and breaking the course record by over a minute. David Brady was 7th in Fridays Rathkenny 5K in 17.36. On Wednesday night, August 14, Sean Doran was 5th in the Castle Pollard 5K in a time of 15.50.

Weekend Round up

Friday the 2nd: Carlingford 5k Road Race, 4th Sean Doran 15.22, 8th Daniel Stone 15.36, 56th David Brady 17.25.

Saturday the 3rd Callum Simpson had an excellent run on the Ireland White team in the Youth Nations Cup in Morton Stadium finishing 4th in the 3000 (9.29.81).

Clonliffe girls in Park West prizes

Clonliffe trio took a trip to Park West in West Dublin tonight for a rain sodden 5k race. With the conditions far from ideal,  lashing rain and a strong breeze it made the coveted PB somewhat unobtainable. Still a good exercise for the girls which saw Laura Tuite finished as 1st woman in 19.40 and Aoife Hession 3rd woman 20.22, with a very good run also by Abbie Sheehy 6th woman, 21.56.

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.

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)




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