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St. Patrick’s weekend and more round up (updated)

The St. Patrick’s weekend round up in truly Irish fashion starts last weekend! Stephen Rice was 5th in the javelin at the European Throwing Cup in Samorin, Slovakia between the 9th and 10th of March. Stephen threw a best of 67.34m, although not quiet where his form is it was his 3rd best ever throw.

Then Sunday March 17th at the Streets of Portlaoise 5k Sean Doran ran 15.57. In Balbrigan at the Half Marathon James Fleming was 8th in 1.29.58 while Maurice McHale ran 1.40.00.

Monday the 18th saw a bumper entry for the MSB St. Patrick’s 5k in Dublin City. The was a fine turn out of Clonliffe athletes lead home in 2nd place by double All Ireland school’s champion Efrem Gidey. Efrem was beaten into 2nd place in a sprint finish by DSD’s Hiko Tonosa Efrem recording a fine 14.53. Sean O’Leary was 3td (15.08), Sean Doran, running his 2nd race in 24 hours, was 6th in 15.45, some 12 seconds faster than he ran yesterday and with Daniel Lacey 13th in 16.18 these 4 combined to easily take the team win. Other Clonliffe: 15th Sean Carrigg 16.28, 59th Eoghan Murphy 17.38, Eimear  O’Brien,  in her final outing as a Clonliffe Harrier before her transfer to Sligo, 18.38, Emma Cooper 20.03, Alan Hughes 19.55, Fionnula Doherty 20.21 and Laura Kiernan 20.55.

Fine runs by Clonliffe lads at Euro cross

An excellent run by Sean O’Leary in Tilburg in the last few minutes saw him take a superb 18th place, 3rd scorer for Ireland, as the team finished a most emcouraging 5th place.

Cathal Doyle also had a fine run in the U/23 race to finish in 51st place. Cathal was 4th scorer on the Irish team that finished 6th only 6 points off bronze!

Scullion out of Euros

Unfortunately Stephen Scullion has picked up a viral infection and will not compete in tomorrow’s European Cross Country.

The good news is that both Sean O’Leary and Cathal Doyle are both fit and well and are looking forward to the challenge in Tilburg. Sean goes in the junior race with Cathal in the U/23. Live coverage on RTE from 12.00.

Good luck to Clonliffe trio in Euros

Clonliffe will have representation on all three Irish men’s teams in Tilburg for Sundays European Cross Country. Sean O”Leary goes in the junior race, Cathal Doyle in the U/23 and seasoned campaigner Stephen  Scullion in the senior race.

Good luck to all the Irish athletes racing. The championships will be televised on RTE and livestreamed through European Athletics.

(Sean and Cathal December 8th)

Clonliffe athletes selected for Euro Cross

Many congratulations to Cathal Doyle on his selection for the Irish U/23 team and Sean O’Leary on his selection for the junior team for the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg in two weeks time. Athletics Ireland have also announced the selection of Stephen Scullion on the senior team. Nil desperandum.

Greta wins European Championship

Greta Streimikyte is the European 1500 (T13) Champion! At last night`s World Para European Championships in Berlin Greta won the 1500 in a time of 4.48.54 to win by a margin of over 10 seconds. This was Greta`s first global gold medal having taken bronze back at these championships in 2016 and later that summer  was 4th in the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Valdas 20th in Europe, Ireland 6th

Clonliffe`s Valdas Dopolskas running for Lithuania had a fine run indeed in this morning`s European Marathon in Berlin. Valdas was 20th in 2.18.58. Sergiu Ciobanu will be somewhat disappointed with his run finishing 36th in 2.19.49.

Other Irish: Kevin Seaward 15th (2.16.58), Mick Clohisey 18th (2.18.00), Sean Hehir 25th (2.18.58), Paul Pollock 47th (2.23.26). Race winner was Koen Naert (BEL) in a championship record of 2.09.51. In the team result Ireland placed 6th with Italy taking gold.

Tough day at office for Scullion

Clonliffe’s Stephen Scullion had it tough in Berlin tonight in the European Championships 10,000. In very hot conditions the Belfast man was always at the rear of proceedings and finished in 23rd place in 29.46.87. This placing  exceeded his ranking.

Clonliffe athletes at Europeans TV times.

First Clonliffe athlete in action at the European Championships in Berlin is Stephen Scullion in the 10000 tomorrow evening at 7.20pm (GMT).

On Friday the men’s 4 x 400 heats, the squad includes Dara Kervick, at 12.50pm.

Then Sunday will see two more Clonliffe men enter the fray at 9.00am in the marathon with Sergiu Ciobanu for Ireland and Valdas Dopolskas for Lithuania.

Clonliffe athletes selected for Europeans

Athletics Ireland this morning announced the Irish team for the European track and field championships in Berlin. Stephen Scullion has been selected in the 10000, Sergiu Ciobanu in the marathon and Dara Kervick in the 4 x 400 relay. See full team on


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