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Final update weekend round up: Dima wins Dublin Intermediate

At Sunday`s Dublin Intermediate Cross Country in Tymon Park Dmitrijis Serjogins took a fine win. Dima has been in good form this season having finished 2nd in both the Dublin Novice and Dublin Juniors in the past month.  Dima with a time of 28.36 for the 8,000m had a winning margin of some 13 seconds. With the team weakened due to athletes being on duty for their colleges at Saturday`s Inter Versity Road Relay the black and amber placed 2nd on 39 points behind hosts Rathfarnham (26 points)  with a scorring four of Dima, Darren Reilly 7th in 29.36, Kris Valters 8th one second behind  and Noumir Bouzain 23rd 30.37.  Other Clonliffe: 27th Tom Sherlock, 34th D. Ryan, 36th Clive Ahern, 43rd Ger Kirwan, 44th Conor Keane, 48th Tom Frayne, 53rd Joe Phipps and 60th Johnny Bradley Ward.

Also Sunday Aaron Hanlon was 2nd in Noel McGuill Memorial 6,000m Cross Country in Dunleer some 20 seconds or so behind Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) with Simon Ryan (Raheny) 3rd.

The big race of the weekend was of course the NCAA Division 1 final in Louisville where Dave Flynn placed 203rd as Arkansas finished 10th.

It being the weekend so our man Gary took to the roads and byways of our green isle, so Sunday and Gowan, County Kilkenny beckoned where Gary O`Hanlon took yet another win. The Stook 10 Mile in 51.59.

IUAA Road Relay from Saturday results now to hand (Tuesday 20th). Clonliffe athletes: Brian Hill mile leg 4.27, Andre Jenkinson mile 4.36, Fintan Doherty mile 4.50, Ciaran Mackey 5.01 (over a distance 3 laps too many!!), Mark McDonald 2 mile 9.47.  Women: Orna McGinley mile 5.23 and Roisin Leahy 2 mile 11.56.

Congratulations to Clonliffe`s James Nolan on the success of his UCD squad in winning the men`s race from a field of 25 teams. Post race comment from James:  “I thought we would win before the start of the race but after the first mile leg I knew we were in for a tough time of it,” said Nolan. “It was an exciting race and I’m delighted we got the win in the end and it was a real team effort and one we have been working towards for the past couple of months. It’s a great reward for the lads and the backroom team including George Patrakos (strength and conditioning) and Ciaran McDonagh (physical therapist),” he concluded.

Clonliffe men look to add Dublin Intermediate title to collection

The Clonliffe men`s team for Sunday`s Dublin Intermediate cross country in Tymon Park  has been announced. The A team looks strong and is comprised of most the team that took the Dublin Novice title earlier in the season. One athlete expected to make an impact is Dmitrijis Serjogins who was 2nd in both the Dublin Novice and Dublin Junior cross country. Kris Valters warmed up for Sunday with a 4th place finish in the 5k Road Race in the Phoenix Park last Sunday and likewise there was a fine run last week by Clive Ahern in the Horan Cup. The Intermediate race is over 8,000m and with the good weather this week the going will be a lot better than at the Dublin seniors in Santry two weeks back.

The A team is: Dmitrijis Serjogins, Kris Valters, Clive Ahern. Fintan Doherty, Brian Hill, Tom Sherlock, Darren Reilly and Noumir Bouzain. The B team is: Ger Kirwin, Tom Frayne, Conor Keane, Johnny Bradley Ward, Joe Phipps,  Ronan O`Reilly, Daragh Cullen.

Team to meet at Club house in Santry at 12.15 or at Faughs GAA Club 12.45.

Intermediate men win silver

Nov 20, 2011 [Noel Guiden] The Clonliffe Intermediate men`s team picked up silver medals at today`s Dublin Intermediates in Tymon Park behind Raheny Shamrocks. The men`s team was lead in by Mark McDonald who had a fine run in 2nd place, some 30 seconds behind Crusaders Sam Meely. David Krinjik was next scorer in 6th place having his best race todate in black and amber, ever dependable Brian Tobin was next in 14th with Stephen Harkness the final scorer in 20th. The team scored a total of 42 points, 5 off the Raheny team with Crusaders 3rd on 50 points. There was a great three way Clonliffe battle just behind Harko with Colm Hickey fastest finisher in 29th, Darragh Cullen 30th and Eoin Murray 31st, these three seperated by only 11 seconds. A big well done to Sinead Hartnett the sole Clonliffe athlete in the women`s race finishing in 22nd.

Meanwhile on Saturday the Winter sun continued to shine for the BHAA Bank of Ireland Beach Race in Dollymount where Ernie Rahsey was 17th, Tom Sherlock 27th and Joyce O`Hare 96th

Dublin Intermediate cross country

Oct 14, 2007 [Jeremy Walsh] Another unseasonably sunny day greeted us for the Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Tymon Park today. First off were the Ladies, but with two of the scorers from last week’s winning Dublin Novice team not running, the depth of the Clonliffe squad was going to be tested. Ailish Mcdermott (pictured), growing in experience with every race, and Fionnuala Doherty hit the front from the off amongst a strong leading pack. Not far behind were Tara Whyte, Jackie Dunphy and Bronagh Ni Bhriain, ably supported by Clare Sullivan and Sinead Hartnett. Ailish and Fionnuala kept the pressure on at the front while the other girls gradually picked up places. With about 1k to go in this 4k race, Azmera Gebrezgi from Dublin City Harriers made a break from the leading group coming home 1st in 17.36. Of the chasing pack, Ailish had the best response, finishing a comfortable 2nd in 17.58 to take a well deserved silver medal. Fionnuala battled hard to finish 5th in 18.09 just ahead of the fast finishing Tara (6th 18.13) who was making a welcome return to form after a spell of injury. With the scoring 4 home with 22 points, Clonliffe were comfortable winners of the gold medal in the team event. The strength in depth of the squad is demonstrated by the great positions of other team members, Jackie (9th, 18.30) and Karen (10th, 18.55) both making the Dublin team for the provincial championships having finished in the top 10, Bronagh (12th, 19.01) Clare (22nd, 20.14) and Sinead (25th, 20.26). For the record, individual bronze was won by Stephanie Bergin of Sportsworld in 18.05 while team silver went to Liffey Valley (60 points) and bronze went to Sportsworld (64 points). So,not a bad return for Clonliffe – team gold and individual silver to add to the team and individual golds from the Dublin Novices. Well done and congratulations to all – and roll on the provincial championships!

Next up in the 10k event were the Men. A leading group of 10 or so runners broke away early on. In the chasing pack, Dave Brennan set off at a sensible pace, closely followed by Chris McLoughlin. A little further back the other Clonliffe team members, Philip O’ Doherty, Aidan Creanor, Maurice McCrohan, Terry McLoughlin and Alan Worrall packed well. Keeping at his steady pace Dave was slowly making his way through a stretched field, picking up places as those in front started to tire. He got up to 10th place but was overtaken on the run in by a few much younger runners to finish a very respectable 13th in 39.31. Chris battled hard in a competitive group to finish 21st (40.45) while Philip, running a little further than usual, was rewarded for his good early pacing when he picked up some places in the middle section of the race, finishing 24th (41.14). Aidan running his third strong race in 10 days was not far behind in 29th (41.52), while Maurice, putting the finishing touches to his New York marathon training, was 31st (42.38) after a very strong finish. Terry (36th, 43.52) and Alan (42nd, 45.13) should also be happy with their day’s work on a course that apparently measured closer to 11k than 10! Congratulations to individual winner Cillian O’Leary (36.12) from Raheny Shamrocks, adding the Intermediate title to his collection, having won the Novice last week. Second was Eanna Cunnane, Sportsworld (36.30) with Simon Ryan, Raheny, 3rd (37.03). With 4 runners in the top 14, Raheny were team winners on 25 points followed by Liffey Valley (38 points) and Rathfarnham A (57 points). Considering 5 of the team are Masters, Clonliffe did very well to finish 6th with 87 points. Well done to all.

Silver ladies and bronze men at Dublin Intermediates

Oct 14, 2006 [Noel Guiden] Good battling performances at today`s Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships held in Tymon Park. Host club Rathfarnham had a hard enough 2,000m lap marked out over the park`s playing fields featuring a number of sharp turns and the proverbial testing hill two thirds into the lap (the hill was obviously worked by hydraulics making the incline steeper on each lap). Underfoot conditions were superb with an almost complete absence of mud on an unseasonably warm afternoon.

First race was the ladies Championship over 4,000m. Thankfully we had a full team of 4 due to Karen Duggan answering an sos call to arms on the morning after she had finished her day`s training on Howth Head. With her warm up over Karen headed to Tymon Park!

The girls packed extreamly well with Krissey Gormley finishing 6th, Captain Bronagh NiBhriain 8th, Alish McDermott 11th and Karen 18th to take Silver behind Sportsworld (1,2,5,12) with Rathfarnham 3rd. Race winner was Jean Wilson 16:54.

The men were then sent on their merry way for their 5 laps of the park (10,000m) with Sergiue Cioban immeadiately at the front to lead out the field. Maurice McCronhan in the middle of his Dublin Marathon preparations was running his usual strong steady race with support from vastly improved Alan Worrall, having his best year to date. At the finish Sergiue still had Rathfarnham`s Owen Ryan for company as they sprinted to the line shoulder to shoulder with the Rathfarnham man prevailing to win in 36:03 two seconds from Sergiue who took silver.

Our men took bronze ,the scorers being Sergiue 2nd, Maurice McCrohnan 22nd, Alan Worall 24th and Stephen Byrne 26th, backed up by NG 30th and Paul Duggan 32nd.First team were Rathfarnham ( 1,6,8,10) with Raheny 2nd.

Youth and experience blend delivers unexpected bronze in Dublin Intermediates

There was a full compliment of eight athletes representing the Club in the Men’s Dublin Intermediate Championships over 10,000M held in the grounds of Newbridge House, Donabate, Co. Dublin on Sunday the 9th of October. With a team made up of promising youth, a couple of seasoned seniors and several over seasoned vets.

Young Michael McDiarmiada ran a superb race to claim individual bronze with an exceptionally strong sprint finish behind DSD’s John Eves in 1st with Paul Campbell of Raheny in 2nd.

Slightly further back there was again a superb performance from super vet David Brennan finishing a very credible 14th.

There was a four way battle for the final two scoring positions with Aidan Creaner being third scorer placing 28th from Maurice McCrohan fourth and final scorer in 31st place. These four were backed up by Stephen Byrne in 33rd, Noel Guiden 34th, Dylan Ahern 37th and Colm Hickey 45th.

The lads were thrilled to find that the club had placed 3rd taking home the bronze medal.

The 1st team were DSD with Rathfarnham 2nd.


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