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Clonliffe Harriers to visit the Gravediggers

Mick Kearney, Race Director Clonliffe 2: Next Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 7pm members of Clonliffe Harriers will be visiting the Gravediggers in Glasnevin. The purpose of the visit is  to acknowledge the continued support of the Kavanagh Family for the Clonliffe 2 Mile. The Kavanagh Family have been sponsoring this race since 1986.

Clonliffe Harriers has an even longer association with the Kavanagh family. As far back as 1908 the club availed of changing rooms over the Gravediggers when its headquarters were located at the Old Gate beside Glasnevin Cemetery.

The Gravediggers today provides award winning grub and refreshments which are eagerly anticipated now that a busy and successful domestic track season has ended.

All are invited to come along for and enjoyable and relaxing evening.

(Pictured Clonliffe Club members, 2011 at the Old Gate, beside the Gravediggers)

Andrew Coscoran wins 128th Clonliffe 2 mile

Tonight 128th annual Clonliffe 2 mile was won tonight by Andrew Coscoran  (Star of the Sea) in a time of 9.13. The was a good turnout of some 150 athletes for tonight’s race, thankfully the threat of rain held off and the athletes enjoyed favourable conditions for the race. The Clonliffe 2 was once again most generously sponsored by the Kavanagh family (the Grave Diggers in Glasnevin)

As the field was sent on its way at 8 PM sharp it was pleasing to see so many Clonliffe vests at the front end of the field as the athlete exited the stadium heading towards Northwood. Coscoran led from Clonliffe pairing Colm Rooney and Efrem Gidey as the race exited the stadium. At the Crowne Plaza crossing into Santry Demesne Croscoran held the lead with Rooney just on his tail and Efrem cut slightly adrift. As the leaders hit the track they were separated by a tiny margin but Coscoran’s superior track speed paid dividends as he came home opening the gap on Rooney with 200 to go to win the Historic Clonliffe 2, Coscoran breasting the tape in a time of 9.13, the 2nd fastest on the new Santry course with Colm Rooney 2 seconds adrift (9.15). Efrem held onto third place (9.28) with Sean Doran coming in fourth place (9.50) chased in by the fast finishing Clonliffe junior pairing of Aaron Cullen and Ben Guiden finishing two abreast in 5th and 6th with identical times of 9.51.

The women’s race was won for the second successive year by Nadia Power (Templeogue), 10.46 in second place from Donore Harriers was Ide Ni Dhomhaill (10.53) and Bronagh  Kearns (St Sennans) third (11.18). The top six women completed by: 4th Laura McDonnell (Tallaght) 11.19, 5th Holly Brennan (Cillies AC) 11.29 and 6th Maura Kearns (Donore Harriers) 11.42.

In the junior race with Efrem, Aaron and Ben taking senior prizes the top three was another Clonliffe trio of Thomas Baltazar (10.32), Evan Foster (10.35) and Ian McElweney (10.42) whilst the top three junior women, again all Clonliffe, were Aoife Hession (12.24) , Sarah Bateson, after a bad fall on the start line, (12.29)and Orla O’Sullivan (12.53).

In the Masters categories firstly master men: M/35 David Brady (Clonliffe), M/40 Shane Casey (Clonliffe), M/45 Shane Larkin (Drogheda and District), M/50 Seanie Meyler (Omagh), M/55 Maurice McCrohan (Clonliffe), M/60 Desie Shorten (Parnell AC), M/65 Mike Mac Domhanill (West Limerick) and M/70 Matt Cooley.

In the master women W/35 Ailish Malone (Clonliffe), W/40 Laura Kiernan (Clonliffe), W/45 Deirdre Fitzsimons (Clonliffe), W/50 Aine McCann (Clonliffe) and W/55 Mary Waters (Navan AC).

Full results: Results Clonliffe 2mile 2019 (1)

To view photos of today’s Clonliffe 2: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAGLjYx

NOTE: Uncollected prizes for Sean Doran, David Brady, Maurice McCrohan are behind the Bar!

The Clonliffe 2: final instructions

Thursday April 25th 2019 @ 8.00pm sees the 128th running of the Clonliffe 2, Ireland`s Oldest Road race. The historic race will take place in Santry starting on the track in the Morton Stadium.

The Course

The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne. (See course map) click: Clonliffe 2 Map

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world.

The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

Junior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd

Senior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race. Full results will be online asap that night.
Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Number collection – Those who have entered online will be able to collect their numbers at the Clonliffe clubhouse from 6.15pm.

Race entry

Registrations will be taken on the night of the race from 6.15 – 7.30.pm.

Parking

Limited parking in the stadium. Do not park on the Avenue in the stadium. Do not obstruct local neighbour’s access to their homes please.

Health & Safety

The race will be held on open roads. The Gardai will be in attendance, however, please be careful and watch for traffic. Please obey the on course marshals. No head sets allowed. 

Medical

St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical issues.

Stewarts

Report to the club house for safety briefing and allocation of positions at 7.15pm

Thank you for participating in Ireland`s oldest road race. Please enjoy the race.

Notice to athletes and coaches Thursday night training

Coaches and athletes are kindly requested to adjust their training schedules for next Thursday the 25th. With the Clonliffe 2 taking place these athletes must be allowed priority. All are asked to suspend training for the race duration as the race starts and finishes on the track. If you were kind enough to hold off between 7.50pm and 8.30pm it would be really appreciated.

Please be aware that this being an open race many participating will be unaware of track ethicate so shouting “track” or otherwise will not work. Best therefore to be cautious.

Juvenile training for Gladys group on Thursday is cancelled to facilitate the race.

The committee thanks all for their co-operation.

10 days and counting! 2019 Clonliffe 2

The count down is on. Only 10 days now to the Clonliffe 2. On Thursday April 25th for the 128th time the Historic Clonliffe 2, Ireland’s oldest continuous road race and one of the oldest in the world takes place. Clonliffe Harriers invites Club and Fun runners to participate in this year’s Clonliffe 2 Mile taking place in Morton Stadium Santry on Thursday 25th April 2019 at 8pm. The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne.

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world. The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race Sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

  • Senior Men and Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th5th6thplaces
  • Junior Men/Women 1st2nd3rdplaces
  • Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race.

Tee shirt

A special commemorative tee shirt will be given to the first 150 entrants.

Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Race entry

The entry fee of €15 (Juniors €10)

Online entry is now available at www.myrunresults.com

Parking/Public Transport

Limited parking in available in Morton Stadium. The following Dublin Bus routes can be used to get to the Stadium. No 16, 17A, 27B, 33, 41.

Somba dances to Clonliffe 127th win

For the 127th time athletes ran in the Clonliffe 2 Mile road race.  This historic race is Ireland’s oldest road race. Although the race began back in 1891 with the runners running from Ashtown back into Phisboro, the first recorded winner was P.J. Lonergan of the host club, in 1898.  Tonight was the 127th running of the race which has been held at various venues in and around north Dublin including Millmount Avenue (where the family home of James Joyce was located) in Drumcondra, later in Finglas, around the back of Dublin Airport and then back famously over the traditional Finglas to Glasnevin route for a number of years at the turn of the 19th century and including the club centenary in 1986.  It was at that stage that the late Eugene Kavanagh, Proprietor of Kavanagh’s, properly known in Glasnevin as ‘the Gravediggers’ began sponsoring the race.  The Kavanagh family’s sponsorship of the race remains since 1986 to today.

The 2018 Clonliffe 2 attracted almost 200 runners to the Morton Stadium for the start on the track with the route then moving out of the stadium heading north, then swinging into Northwood and back into Santry Demesne Park before finishing back on the track.

After the 2 Mile tour the race winner was Peter Somba (Dunboyne AC) 9.22  in a sprint finished from Clonliffe`s Ian Guiden 9.23 followed closely by Conor Duffy in 3rd place.  These three were followed in to the stadium by a throng of athletes including first woman Nadia Power (Templeogue AC) .

It was particularly pleasing to see such a good crop of young junior athletes taking part in the race with the first junior man being Efrem Gidey and the first junior woman  Aoife Hession, both Clonliffe Harriers.

It was in keeping with recent weather a blustery cold night, most unspring like, was the offering for the runners, however, thankfully the rain held off to make it a fairly good experience for all concerned.

(Pictured, Peter Somba with Niall & Anne Kavanagh)

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank the Kavanagh family for their continued generous sponsorship of this event which is most sincerely appreciated by the club, the club would also like to thank An Garda Siochana, St. John’s Ambulance, the volunteers who turned out on the night and the athletes for making this event part of their spring racing plans.   We look forward to your participation in the 128th version of the race, same place, same time next year.

Full results: RESULT CLONLIFFE 2 MILE 2018

To view photographs click: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmaKFSDY

Tonight @ 8.00pm: The Clonliffe 2 (final instructions)

Tonight Thursday April 26th @ 8.00pm sees the 127th running of the Clonliffe 2, Ireland`s Oldest Road race. The historic race will take place in Santry starting on the track in the Morton Stadium.

The Course

The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne. (See course map) click: Clonliffe 2 Map

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world.

The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 127th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

 Race sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

Junior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd places

Senior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd, places

Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

1st Junior Team Men/Women

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race. Full results will be on line asap that night.
Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Race entry

Registrations will be taken on the night of the race from 6.15 – 7.30.pm.   The entry fee of €15 (Juniors – €10).

Entrants will receive an iconic Clonliffe 2 Mile tee shirt.

Parking

Limited parking in the stadium. Do not park on the avenue in the stadium. Do not obstruct local neighbour’s access to their homes please.

Health & Safety

The race will be held on open roads. The gardai will be in attendance, however, please be careful and watch for traffic. Please obey the on course marshals. No head sets allowed.

Medical

St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical issues.

Stewarts

Report to the club house for safety briefing and allocation of positions at 7.15pm

Thank you for participating in Ireland`s oldest road race. Please enjoy the race.

 

Coghlan wins 126th Clonliffe 2

MSB`s John Coghlan took the win in tonight`s Clonliffe 2, the 126th annual running of this historic race, holding off the home challenge of Ian Guiden.  It turned out to be a fine night for a race, the rain held off and the wind wasn`t a major factor.

A pretty good turn out of 150 starters on the track in the Morton Stadium left heading into Northwood and then into Santry Park. It was here that Ian Guiden tested Coghlan opening a slight advantage of maybe 5 meters. The MSB man, however, is a seasoned campaigner and settled in behind the Clonliffe Harrier, at the turn back into the stadium Coghlan held a lead of maybe 20 meters and prevailed to take the win in 9.15 with Guiden recording 9.23. £rd place went to Lee Van Heaflen (Donore) 9.41.

1st woman was Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill (Donore) in 10.58 from another Clonliffe runner up Eleanor Alexander (11.04), and the ever green Annette Kealy (Raheny), 11.23.

The Clonliffe juniors were well to the fore with a great turn out in both junior men and women with both sets dominating. The junior men were lead home by Sean O`Leary and women by Alannah Cooley, showing no ill effects from her 2nd place senior girls 1500 in yesterday`s North Leinsters.

The prize giving, with the race for the 31st time sponsored by Kavanaghs “The Grave Diggers”, was handled by Niall Kavanagh and Clonliffe President Paddy Marley, with a welcomed turn out of athletes. Ading an international feel to the event was our Spanish visitor Toni Santisteban (Esportiv Pendes), who is on a tour of historic road races.

Clonliffe would like to Kavanaghs, Race Director Mick Kearney and his team, the Gardaí and the athletes for their support of this historic race.

Results:

(Pictured: 3rd L. Van Haeflen, 1st J. Coghlan, 3rd I. Guiden)

Senior men:

  1. John Coghlan (MSB) 9.15
  2. Ian Guiden (Clonliffe) 9.23
  3. Lee Van Haeflen (Donore)

Team: Clonliffe (Guiden, Taggart, Doran)

Senior women:

1.Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill (Donore) 10.58

2. Elenor Alexander (Clonliffe) 11.04

3. Annette Kealy (Raheny) 11.23

Team: Clonliffe (Alexander, Cooper, Brady)

Junior men: 1. Sean O`Leary, 2. Craig Giles, 3. Daniel Lacey (all Clonliffe). Team Clonliffe

Junior women: 1. Alannah Cooley, 2. Ella Brown, 3. Abby Sheehy (all Clonliffe). Team Clonliffe

Master men: O/35 Ger Copeland (Dublin Bay), O/40 Shane Larkin (Drogheda & District), O/45 Eamon Traynor (Raheny), O/50 Fergal O`Shea (Clonliffe), O/55 Gary Keeling (Balbriggan), O/60 Dessie Shorten (Parnell), O/65 Matt Slattery (Clonliffe), O/70 Terry Mee (Donore)

Master Women: O/35 Aideen Brady (Clonliffe), O/40 Zoe Quinn (Dublin Bay), O/45 Amiee Ahern (Clonliffe), O/50 Geraldine Keogh (Clonliffe), O/65 Josie Power (Drogheda & District)

Full results click: Clonliffe 2miles results 2017

To see photos click: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYJrSn2

On behalf of the Race Director(Michael Kearney)  and the Event Controller /Safety Officer (Alan Worrall)for the night.   The club wishes to acknowledge and thank  all those who assisted with the last nights staging of the 126th running of  the Clonliffe 2 Mile proudly supported by the Kavanagh Family/ Grave Diggers establishment. . We were up on numbers from last year and this is a trend  that we can work on for future holding of this historic race.  Special thanks to the large number of new faces who assisted on the  night and blended in well with the seasoned hands.  This is most encouraging as  good planning and promotion and participation by all levels in the club  of this or any event results in a most enjoyable experience for all.

Clonliffe 2 Mile – tonight Thursday 27 April at 8pm – entry taken tonight

Clonliffe Harriers invites all Club and Fun runners to participate in tonight`s Clonliffe 2 Mile taking place in Santry at 8pm. Enter tonight in the Clonliffe clubhouse.

Entries being taken on race night

Entries are being taken on the night in the Clonliffe Harriers Club House between 6.30 and 7.30pm.

Entry fee is €15 for Seniors/Masters and €10 for Juniors.

All entrants will receive the iconic Clonliffe 2 Mile tee-shirt.

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race.

Car Parking

Parking spaces are limited in Morton Stadium and will be on a first come first served basis.

Please note that Fingal County Council have advised that parking will not be available in Santry Demesne for this race as the Main Park Gate closes automatically at 8pm.

Course Map: Clonliffe 2 Map

Stewards: Please report to the Club Bar for safety briefing and allocation of posts at 7.00pm.

Mick Kearney, Race Director.

Final call for Stewards for Clonliffe 2

Tomorrow night (April 27th) the proud tradition of the historic Clonliffe 2 continues with the 126th running of the race. The Race Director Mick Kearney appeals to all members to play their part: please run the race or assist with stewarding duties. Without your help the race cannot happen!

All available stewards please meet in the Club bar at 7.00pm for a safety briefing and allocation of posts. The race will start at 8.00pm, final runners will be well home by 8.30pm, so it`s not the most onerous of nights officiating wise.

The importance of YOUR presence on the night cannot be over emphasized. This is the most historic race in our calendar and is the Oldest Road Race in Ireland, and the 3rd oldest, continuous, road race in the World. Please play your part. Clonliffe Harriers AC is  YOUR CLUB.

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