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The Golden Girls!

Continuing what has been a superb cross country season today were the Clonliffe women’s intermediate team taking gold at the Dublin intermediate cross country championships in Tymon Park. If ever the saying ‘every place counts’ rang true well today was the day. From the off the women were in contention with Alannah Cooley leading the charge, after a very strong race Alannah only lost one place all race long to finish in fifth place, Laura Tuite was not far behind in sixth, Clodagh Galvin was an excellent ninth and the star of the show, as often proved to be the case in these cross country races, was the fourth scorer Elaine McLaughlin in 14th. Elaine over the second half of the race made up several places which proved to be crucial as the results showed Clonliffe 34, Rathfarnham 35 (a one point winning margin) with Donore 3rd on 63.

The scoring for were very well backed up by the rest of the team: Clodagh Moriarty, Aideen O’Connor, Yvonne McDonagh and Claire Roche. A great performance by the whole squad.

The intermediate men’s team was much depleted with only the bare four making it to the start line. Although out of the medals there were still good performances by the lads led home by Paul Keenan and good runs also from Shane Caffery, Shane Casey and Matt McGuinness.

Prior to the intermediate Championships the club’s juveniles were in action at the same venue in the final round of the Dublin juvenile cross country league. As always with the juvenile’s some excellent performances from the boys and girls, national champion Sean Cronin was the winner of the U/14 race with Lorcan Benjacar 4th, Devon Morrisey 5th, Christian Finn 7th and Mark Goss Keogh 8th. In the U/14 girls race Hazel Kenny was 23rd with Kate Faherty 26th. Orla O’Sullivan was a strong 2nd in the U/15 race with Eabha Guy 9th.

The mixed U/16 to U/18 girls race had great Clonliffe interest led home 4th overall and 2nd U/16 Naoise Cullen, next in was Amy Sheehy 8th, and in her first ever race Grace Twomey 10th, , Aimee Daly 11th, Lara Gallaher 13th and Hollie Foy 23rd.

In the younger age groups Harriet Kenny put in a very good effort in the U/12 girls race, Rebecca Walsh was 9th U/13 and in the boys U/13 Cathal Hickey 4th, Noah Rossi 8th, Jake Kane 13th, Sean McHugh 23rd and Yang O’Connor 25th.

Women`s team win Dublin Intermediate bronze

Great news from the Phoenix Park where Clonliffe`s Intermediate women enjoyed a medal winning performance taking Dublin bronze. The team was lead home by Alannah Cooley who had an outstanding run just missing out on individual bronze in a fine 4th place. Next in was Ladies Captain Orna McGinley, leading by example in 12th, Emma Harding 23rd, Elaine McLoughlin 26th, Clodagh Moriarty 28th, Emer Brennan 51st, Marie Howard 52nd and Yvonne McDonagh 54th.

Adam O’Brien took bronze in the men’s race with solid runs also from Shaun Connaghan, Paul Keenan,  Dave Mullen, Peter Bissett and Anthony Doran.


Clonliffe men win Dublin Intermediate XC

At a damp and cold Tymon Park today the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country championships took place. There was an excellent team effort from the men`s team in particularly who were lead home in impressive style in 4th place by Sean Doran to win the Dublin title. The scoring four were Sean, Patrick Hayes, Michael Cassidy and Joey Hession with a points total of 43.

The women`s team were badly hit by withdrawals and were down to 5 starters all of who put in solid runs, Orna McGinley was first home of the team (Emma Dunne, Maura Matthews, Louise Caraher and Yvonne McDonough) the team placing 5th.

McGuinness 1st in Dublin Intermediate Cross Country

Cross Country races are coming thick and fast now. Hot on the heels of last week`s Nationals came the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Tymon Park this afternoon. Conor McGuinness continued his fine comeback and showing no ill effects from 10,000m in Abbotstown a week ago took the Dublin title. Next in was Conor Keane 4th with Sean Doran 5th, somewhat surprisingly with three in the top five the team only took bronze, going back to seasoned campaigner Niall Sherlock in 34th for the 4th scorer. Others: 36th Shaun Connaghan, 40th Joseph Keane.

The women`s team took silver lead home by another athlete on the comeback trail Orna McGinley in an excellent 9th. Kerri Page was 10th, Ciara Peelo 13th and Clodagh Moriarty 21st, completing the scoring four. These four were well backed up by Aideen Brady 25th, Brid Beausang 33rd, Aisling Andrews 35th and Emer Brennan 38th.

Earlier in the programme some of the club`s juvenile athletes ran in the final round of the league. The U/14 girls represented by Katie Halpin who ran a fine race to place 3rd with Emma McDonnell showing a welcome return to form in 5th.

The U/13 girls also took in the event where Naoise Cullen was a strong 8th, Amy Daly, an athlete now coming to grips with the hilly and muck of cross country was 17th and Amy Sheehy making light of a fall 200 from home gathered herself to take several places in the run in for 19th. The sole Boy Harrier was Keith Burke who ran well in the U/13 boys race for 19th.

Next up on a packed cross country schedule is Dundalk for the National Novice and Juvenile Uneven ages in seven days time.

Teams for Dublin Intermediate Cross Country on Sunday (updated)

This Sunday the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country takes place in Tymon Park. The women`s team has been confirmed as follows: Aisling Andrews, Ciara Peelo, Aideen Brady, Emer Brennan, Brid Beausang, Kerri Page, Clodagh Moriarty and Orna McGinley.

Mens team: Connor Keane, Connor McGuinness, Niall Sherlock, Sean Doran, Ross Gannon, Shun Connaghan, Niall Norman, Joseph Keane, Thomas Frayne, Karl Nolan.


Men and women medal at Dublin Intermediate XC

The Clonliffe machine rolled on once again today, this time in Tymon Park for the Dublin Intermediate cross country. Impressive performances in the gale force winds from both teams. Tomas Sherlock showed no ill effects from last Sunday`s nationals as he was a fine 2nd place today leading home a scoring four of Sean Doran 15th, Conor Keane 19th and Richard Mannion 26th to Intermediate silver behind Crusaders AC 1st, with host club Rathfarnham 3rd.

Equally impressive were the ladies team where some excellent packing paid dividends Rachel Wisdom 9th, Louise Caraher 10th, Maura Matthews 13th, Clodagh Moriarty 15th and Aisling Andrews 31st enough for team bronze behind Donore 1st and Rathfarnham 2nd.

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The Clonliffe Silver Ladies show the way

The Dublin Intermediate Cross Country took place today in Tymon Park. The Clonliffe ladies put in a great performance and battled on gamely to secure team silver on 64 points behind DSD with Tallaght 3rd.

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The Clonliffe team was lead home by the ever improving Rachel Wisdom who continues to impress in 11th place. 16th was Louise Carraher, on her tail in 17th, Clonliffe Master Athlete of the year nominee for 2014, Bernie Dunne, 20th Maura Matthews, these four making up the scoring members of the team. They were very well back up by the other team members: 28th Bernadette Kiernan, 34th Clodagh Morairty, 38th Aisling Andrews and 48th Emma Dunne. Well done to all the girls and to ladies Captain Pamela Cooper.

The mens team placed well out of the prize paying positions in 6th overall. There was, however, an excellent run by Tom Sherlock in 9th place. Other team members: Conor Keane 23rd, Dave Brady 32nd, Sean Doran 34th, Richard Mannion 41stst and Fergal O`Shea 57th.

Meanwhile yesterday (Saturday Nov. 29th) Gary O`Hanlon was at it again winning the Clontarf Half Marathon in 70.12, a winning margin of almost 4 minutes.

Intermediate men complete Dublin Cross Country sweep

The Clonliffe Intermediate men made it a hat trick of Dublin titles in Tymon Park today. The black and amber had previously this season captured the Dublin Novice and Dublin Senior titles, both in St. Annes, and today completed the set with another solid team performance on a simply perfect cross country day.

Edgars Sumskis took the individual title chased all the way by Tudor Mircea. Over the early stages of the race these two accompanied by Mounir Bouzzine ran in the lead pack, numbering maybe 17 athletes and it was only with one to go when Tudor took up the race to split the pack with Edgars in pursuit, heading towards the final 800 Edgars took charge to take a fine win with Tudor 2nd. Next in for Clonliffe was Mounir Bouzzine 7th with marathon man Chris Muldoon completing the scoring four in 18th as Tom Sherlock closed in at a rate of knots to finish 19th only 2 seconds later. A fine win for the guys to complete the Clonliffe domination of men`s cross country in the capital. Team result: 1st Clonliffe 28, 2nd Raheny 41, 3rd Donore 53.

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The Clonliffe ladies also put in a fine shift in Tymon and were rewarded with team bronze. The team were lead home by the excellent Bernadette Kiernan in 7th place, another fantastic run from Bernadette who gets better with every race. Fine runs from the rest of the girls: Bernie Byrne 12th, Jacqui Dunphy 16th, Emma Harding 19th, Emma Dunne 29th and Alison O`Sullivan 32nd.

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Teams for Sunday`s Dublin Intermediate Cross Country

The men’s captain has now confirmed the Clonliffe intermediate team for the Dublin intermediate Cross Country Championships which takes place in Tymon Park on Sunday afternoon. The team is headed by Edgars Sumkiss who finished 3rd in the Dublin Novice Cross Country in St. Anne’s Raheny earlier in the season.

The full team is: Edgars Sumkiss, Tom Sherlock, Niall Sherlock, Chris Muldoon, Tudar Mircea, Ciaran McCarthy and Mounir Bouzzine.

The men’s team are to meet at the venue at 12.15 for the 1.30 p.m. race.

The women’s team announced earlier in the week is: Sinead Hartnett, Bernadette Kiernan, Emma Harding, Alison O’Sullivan, Jacqui Dunphy and Emma Dunne.

Pamela names ladies Intermediate Cross Country team

The ladies captain has named her team that`ll compete in next Sunday`s Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Tymon Park. The team includes the vastly experienced Sinead Hartnett who has come right through the Clonliffe ranks from a young juvenile athlete, Bernadette Kiernan, who only a year ago was competing in the meet and train leagues and a few weeks back had a fine run in the Dublin Senior Cross Country and Bernie Byrne, National Master Champion over 800 and 1500. Also competing next week are the Emmas, Harding and Dunne, Alison O`Sullivan and Jacqui Dunne. The Intermediate women will run over 4,000m.

The men`s team will be confirmed during the week but will include Edgars Sumkiss, 3rd in the Dublin Novice earlier in the season. Sunday will also see the club`s juvenile athletes in the Dublin (uneven ages) with strong teams entered in the boys and girls U/17, U/15 and U/13. More updates during the week.


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