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It`s never over until it’s fin! Euro Clubs Track & Field

The ECCC group B track and field competition this weekend in Tampere, Finland produced the second best ever finish by a Clonliffe men’s team at a European Championships. The Clonliffe men finished in a very credible in the fourth position. Although in 2017 the men’s team finished third in this particular group there is no doubt that the competition faced by the team over the weekend was much deeper than that of two years ago. A travelling party including officials of 27 travelled to the competition arriving in Tempere via Helsinki after a three-hour flight and the two hour coach journey. The optimism of nice weather and the chance for, the officials in any event, to bear their legs in shorts proved ill founded as the thermometer never rose above 10° and all were treated to fairly incessant rain over the course of the entire weekend.

The action on Saturday got underway bright and early, group B is a one-day competition and it is a long day spanning all of nine hours plus. Things unfortunately got off to a pretty miserable start. Chris Sibanda, who was using the guest 100 to warmup for his 200 in the European competition a couple of hours later, got off to a great start but at 60 m his hamstring exploded putting an end to his competition before most of his teammates had even arrived at the stadium. After medical treatment Chris returned to watch the rest of the day’s proceedings from the stand and to cheer on his Clonliffe teammates. Almost immediately however the rollercoaster was back on the up as Simon Galligan produced an outstanding mature performance in the hammer competition getting a good banker throw in from the word go and after that extended his distance on each subsequent event, Simon was rewarded with a superb second place finish courtesy of a 58.47m throw. Simon’s best was only some 7cm off first place.

Timmy Crowe finished third in his 400 H heat and as the two heat results were amalgamated he ended placing sixth overall. Cathal Doyle ran very well indeed in the 800 getting into the mix from the word go and holding on determinedly to 4th place in 1.53.26.

Solid points scoring also in the shot courtesy of Luke Mangan’s 13.72m to take sixth place. Unfortunately things did not work out so well in the 200, with Chris Sibanda already sidelined Luke Lennon Ford stepped into the fray, running in the heat one Luke finished fifth in the time of 22.48 and ended up in 9th place when the two results were combined. Luke took it on the chin and was determined to make up for a disappointing race in the 4 x 400 that evening. 9th also in the high jump for Eamonn Fahey with a best of 1.75m . Likewise Niall Counihan was disappointed with his performance in the triple jump as he finished in 8th place overall as result of his 13.33 opening jump. The discus competition did not go so well for Matt Jarvis who placed 8th with a best of 31.03.

Things then improved once again with Dara Kervick running very well in the 400 running heat 1 Dara finished second in 48.40 as the weather started to worsen with rain now fairly well drowning all and sundry. On the combined heats and Dara placed 4th.

Leo Morgan had a fine run in the men’s 100 in heat one he finished in second place in 11.18, heat two was the faster and Leo ended up also placing 4th overall. Sean Carrigg ran 10.16.45 in the 3000 steeplechase enough to claim fifth place after a battling performance from the young man.

Things then again hit a bit of a downer (told you it was a roller coaster!) as Rolus Olusa sustained an injury on his first pole vault attempt and could not take any further part in the pole vault competition. Rolus will get the opportunity later in the day to put things to rights as indeed he did in the 110 hurdles winning heat one in a time of 15.20 and fifth place overall.

On then to the 5000 where Ian Guiden had a solid run, with the first three , including European marathon champion Koen Naert up and away and Ian led the chasing pack and was just out kicked for fourth place down the home straight as he ran a time of 14.53.13, some nine seconds off his PB set the previous week. Colm Rooney put in one of the great battling performances of the day. With the opening pace pedestrian Colm hit the front after 100 and drove the race on, indeed he led this race on no less than three separate occasions including leading into the bell lap and he battled away to hold off the entire field, almost successfully so,as he was only overtaken with about 120 to go and in a blanket finish ended up fourth in 3.55.04.

While all this was taking place, Stephen Rice was competing in the javelin, unfortunately Stephen was somewhat below his best finishing in 5th place with a best of 61.03m.

On then to the long jump and the dizzy heights! Keith Marks was just superb. A good opening jump and then better and better always in the top 3 and with his final magnificent leap of 7.40m he went from 2nd to top of the pile. First place Keith Marks!

This brought us on then to the relays where things remained on the up. At this stage the rain was hopping off the track. The 4 x 100 team of Leo Morgan, Keith Marks, Eamonn Fahey and Keith Pike were excellent winning heat 2 in a time of 41.55, heat 1 was quicker but only marginally so and the team finished in second place. The final race of the day was the 4 x 400 relay where again an excellent team performance from young Thomas Pitkin, Luke Lennon-Ford, Dara Kervick and Timmy Crowe saw the team power home to win heat 2 (final race of a long programme) with an excellent time of 3.16.11 enough to take an excellent third place once the two heats were combined.

The final scoring is had the crack Belgian team of RESC in 1st place on 151 points from AD Mass Ljublana (SLO) on 134.5, Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) were 3rd on 130 points and Clonliffe Harriers 4th on 107 points leaving behind them the Serbian team, Swiss team, Italian team, Finnish team, Luxembourg team and Slovakian team. So the roller coaster ride was finished, and what a ride!

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Clonliffe men 4th in European clubs

The Clonliffe men put in a very solid day’s work in the Tampere Stadium in Finland in ECCC Group B track and field. Keith Marks winning the long jump with a 7.40 jump and Simon Galligan 2nd in the hammer the highlights.  Very solid stuff from the middle distance boys. A fantastic 4×100 team of Leo Morgan  Keith Marks, Eamonn Fahey and Keith Pike were 2nd in a superb 41.55 and in the 4×400 Thomas Pitkin, Luke Lennon Ford, Dara Kervick and Timmy Crowe 3rd in 3.16.11 in the lashing rain.

The team ended the day in a satisfying 4th position.

Full report after the weekend.

Clonliffe team for ECCC Track & Field

Clonliffe Harriers will once again take to the European circuit for next Saturday`s European Clubs track & Field, group B in Tampere, Finland. After the dizzy heights of group A in Birmingham last year the team are back in group B with some familiar opposition.

The teams taking part are:

A strong team has been selected that will compete well at this level. the team depart Dublin on Friday morning with the event on Saturday.

Clonliffe team for European Clubs Track and Field

100:                        Leo Morgan

200:                        Chris Sibanda

400:                        Dara Kervick

800:                        Cathal Doyle

1500:                     Colm Rooney

5000:                     Ian Guiden

3000 SC:               Sean Carrigg

110h:                     Rolus Olusa

400h:                    Timmy Crowe

Pole Vault:          Rolus Olusa

Long Jump:         Keith Marks

High Jump:          Eamonn Fahey

Triple Jump:       Niall Counihan

Hammer:             Simon Galligan

Shot:                     Luke Mangan

Discus:                  Matt Jarvis

Javelin:                 Stephen Rice

4 x 100 (from):   Leo Morgan, Eamonn Fahey, Keith Pike, Keith Marks, Chris Sibanda

4 x 400 (from):   Luke Lennon-Ford, Dara Kervick, Mark McDonald, Timmy Crowe, Thomas Pitkin

Team Physio:     Andrii Mahin

All team members, if possible, are asked to attend a brief (15 minutes) meeting in the club house on Tuesday at 9.00pm. (If you can`t make it please e mail noel.guiden@behans.ie and details will be e mailed to you on Wednesday morning).

You can follow the action on the event web site: http://tampereenpyrinto.fi/eccc2019/

European Clubs Track and Field – day two and a 9th place finish.

Reporting live from Birmingham Airport (delayed flight) Day two dawned with another full days action in the Alexander Stadium.

The field eventers were very much to the fore today, Simon Galligan in the Hammer was 8th 52.76, whilst Rolus Oulsa was in the pole vault where he placed 9th with a 4.00m pb. Niall Counihan was in the triple jump where he finished 10th and the final field eventer of the day was Luke Mangan in the shot putt again a 10th place finish.

On the track Timmy Crowe after his 400 hurdles yesterday took over from the injuried Rolus Olusa to take in the 110 hurdles where he placed 4th in his heat in 15.90.

In the middle distance events Cathal Doyle was the star of the day with an excellent run to 5th place with a 4 second pb if 3.51.69 in the 1500 and Colm Rooney in the 5000 had a tough afternoon in 8th place.

Jeremy Phillips  was the Clonliffe representative in the 200 today where he placed ran 21.80.

The final event of the day was the very exciting 4 x 400 where the Clonliffe quartet of Luke Lennon-Ford, Dara Kervick,  Mark McDonald and young Craig Giles ran very well 4th in heat 1 in 3.19.60.

When the final totals were added up the Clonliffe team had fared very well in what was a top class competition featuring World Champions and olympians to finish in 9th place.

Full report and photographs tomorrow.

Dining at the top table – 7th at end of the day

The Clonliffe Men took their place in Group A of the European Champion Clubs Cup Track and Field Championships at the world famous Alexander Stadium here in Birmingham today for day one of the two day ECCC track and field and thanks to gritty efforts of the team ended the day in 7th place of a classy 10 team format.

Being in Group A of course has put the team well and truly up against some of the best athletes in Europe, and indeed the world in particular the crack Turkish outfit of Enka, the Spanish team of Playas de Castellon and of course our near neighbours Birchfield Harriers, the host club.

Matters got underway after the opening ceremony at 1 p.m., where club president Paddy Marley and stalworth Johnny O”Leary (possibly singing the “God  save tge Queen” corus?) represented the club. The first Clonliffe athlete into the fray was Keith Marks in the long jump competition. Keith preformed very well in the long jump finishing in 7th place with a best of 7.25m on what was a very busy day for him as he was also the Clonliffe representative in the high jump where he finished 9th with as best of 1.90m and for the last event of the day was a member of the 4 x 100 relay team along with Jeremy Phillips, Leo Morgan and Keith Pike which placed in an excellent 2nd in their race and 5th overall in an impressive 41.60.

The other Clonliffe athletes in action today were Timmy Crowe in the 400 hurdles. Timmy placed 7th with a 54.55 run and National 100 champion Jeremy Philips who placed an excellent 4th overall in the 100 and 2nd in his heat.

Dara Kervick took to the blocks in the 400 where he finished in 7th position after a 47.92 run.

In the 800 Eoin Pierce was 10th in a classy race whilst Ian Guiden placed 8th  in the 3000. Jayme Rossiter was the Clonliffe man in the 3000 SC placing 7th.

In the field events today in addition to Keith Marks Stephen Rice was 7th in the javelin after a 61.86m throw. Unfortunately Stephen suffered a bad ankle injury in the competition. Whilst Rolus Olusa was in the discus placing 10th.

The last event of the day was the 4 x 100 relay where the boys put in a great effort which raised the club to 7th place. With a top 6 retaining group A status it’s all to play for in the morning.

THhings resume at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, with Simon Galligan first in action n the hammer. It will be tough but all will give it our all.

Clonliffe team for European Track and Field

Clonliffe Harriers will dine at the top table of European athletics the weekend after this in Group A of the European Champion clubs Track and Field Championships which takes place in the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on the 26th and 27th of May.

The Clonliffe team are, as one would expect, up against very strong opposition with some of Europe’s best athletes competing for their clubs.

Clonliffe will compete against the following:

RESC (BEL)

Sparta AM (DEN)

Payas de Castellon (ESP)

Birchfield Harriers (GBR)

Cosma (LTU)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica (POR)

Admass Ljubljana (SLO)

AK Slavia UK Bratislava (SVK)

ENKA (TUR)

The Clonliffe team travelling to the Championships is:

Jeremy Phillips, Leo Morgan, Keith Pike, Keith Marks, Brian Gregan, Timmy Crowe, Dara Kervick, Luke Lennon-Ford, Eoin Pierce, Colm Rooney, Cathal Doyle, Ian Guiden, Niall Counihan, David Donegan, Jayme Rossiter, Adam O’Brien, Mark McDonald, Craig Giles, Luke Mangan, Marcin Klinkosz, Rolus Olusa, Stephen Rice, Simon Galligan

The backroom team travelling is: Joe Cooper (head of delegation), Noel Guiden (team leader), John Shields, Ciaran Donohoe (coaches), Paddy Marley (team official), Ciara McCallian (Physio), Johnny O’Leary.

Vinco will be livestreaming the championship – www.runjumpthrow.com.

The team will fly out to Birmingham on Friday the 25th from Dublin Airport at 1.30 p.m. and will return on Sunday night on an 8.45 p.m. flight arriving in Dublin at 9.50 p.m.

All team members are requested to come to the clubhouse on Tuesday after training for a brief meeting.

European Clubs Track and Field – Clonliffe promoted to Group A

European Athletics have confirmed that Clonliffe Harriers have been promoted from Group B to Group A for this season’s European Champion Clubs Track and Field Championships.

This superb news was only received in recent days and means that Clonliffe will for the first time dine at the top table of European Athletics. Group A takes place over two days in Birmingham, hosted by Birchfield Harriers on Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th.

There is a full programme of athletics at the Championships:

Track: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, 5000, 110H, 400H, 3000 SC, 4 x 100 relay and 4 x 400 relay.

Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault.

Throws: Shot Putt, Discus, Hammer, Javelin

Ten teams will compete in Group A. There is some top class opposition including crack squads from Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Belgium and of course from the hosts Birchfield Harriers:

RECS (BEL)

Sparta AM (DEN)

Playas de Castellon (ESP)

Birchfiled Harriers (GBR

Cosma (LTU)

Sport Lisboa E Benfica (POR)

AD Mass Ljubljana (SLO)

Enka (TUR)

Clonliffe Harriers (IRL)

AC Stavbar Nitra (SVK)

This represents a tremendous opportunity for the club and the club’s athletes to compete at the highest level for the club. Last year in Group B in Portugal the team performed exceptionally well to place 3rd and only some three points off second place and, with hopefully a full strong squad available, will look forward with confidence to the competition in group A.

History made at European Champions Clubs

“An historic day” is an often used expression. Sometimes it`s not necessarily so, whilst at other times a more apt expression couldn`t be found. Well, May 27th 2017 in Lieria, Portugal was an historic day in the long proud history of Clonliffe Harriers. The day when this club did not merely take part in the European Champions Clubs but competed in the European Champions clubs. Then at 7.30pm proudly stepped onto the podium to be presented with European Group B bronze medals. History was made!

To say it was an emotional experience is an understatement. From the off these unbelievable battlers in black and amber competed from the first event at 10.00 am, the hammer with Simon Galligan, until that nail biting 4 x 400 eight hours later. In between every emotion under the Portuguese sun as we went from 2nd to 3rd to 4th and back up to 3rd. The team spirit among these young men was infectious all supporting, cheering and encouraging one another. All true to the club`s moto: “Nil desperandum”.

The start on Saturday morning was the foundation stone for the performance. It was rock solid. The first man into battle was Simon Galligan in the hammer circle. Simon put in a great performance with a best thrown of 53.98m to bag a precious 4 points for 3rd place. In the meantime Timmy Crowe had the task of opening the track programme and an impressive opening it was as Timmy also took 3rd place with a 54.30 . Next in Jayme Rossister in the 3000 sc. After a couple of very slow opening laps, indeed Jayme later reported one of his competitors saying: “I think this is very slow is it?”, Jayme took it up quickly opening a gap to come home a very comfortable winner in 9.20.86,  some 60m clear of 2nd. It was indeed a dream start!

(pictured: Jayme Rossister winner 3000 SC)

As the day continued towards lunchtime, more solid points scoring: Mark McDonald 5th 800 (1.56.86), Dara Kervick stepping into the breach as he ran the 100 placing 4th (10.91), later in the day Dara was back in the block for the 200 where he suffered a hamstring injury but still managed another 4th place finish. Luke Mangan was also solid 4th in the shot 14.20m, only a cm off 3rd position.

By lunchtime the Clonliffe team were 3rd.

The solid point scoring continued: Rolus Olusa was 3rd in both the 110H (15.50) and triple jump (15.50m). Another field eventer doubling up was Keith Mark 3rd in the long jump (7.06m) and later in the afternoon 4th in the high jump (1.90m). Luke Lennon-Ford was a great addition to the team as he took 3rd in a hot 400, Luke recording 47.62.

Of course things do not always go to plan and with no Pole Vaulter or Discus thrower travelling (although in fairness Stephen Rice, a top class javelin thrower did give the discus a go winning a point), we were hit hard and slipped back to 4th place. Was the dream over?

(Pictured: Richard Owens Winner 1500m)

Then, however, the middle distance guys threw their lot in to stunning effect. Richie Owens in a tactical 1500 (opening laps of 75/80 seconds!) bolted at 800 and ran away from the pack, another Clonliffe win (4.09.45), then in the 5000 and another top class Clonliffe performance to take 2nd place (14.57.61) and 5 points. Then Ian Guiden in the 3000 ran the legs off the opposition, again tactical opening laps, until Ian went for home 5 laps out another 6 points (9.00.64).

(Pictured: Ian Guiden winner 3000m)

This golden middle distance hour along with Rory Gunning`s 2nd place in the javelin (59.36m) put us right back into a podium position with the relays to go. And in a relay anything can happen. Clonliffe were neck and neck with Haag Atleliek (NED).  The 4 x 100 squad did exactly as required with a super 2nd leg from Keith Marks to take 4th. Now just the 4 x 400 to go, and if we can keep the Dutch behind it would indeed be a Glory Day.

At this stage the Italian team were well clear of all. So as the gun went Luke Lennon-Ford leading off all Clonliffe eyes are on the yellow vests of Haag, Luke passes on to 1500 hero Richie a brilliant leg sees Clonliffe hold second but the gap is back to a fraction, onto Mark McDonald with crisp change overs, Mark in turn to Timmy Crowe, who just needs to keep ahead of yellow, only problem is yellow is sitting on Timmy`s shoulder! Cool and calm, a little glance over the shoulder, an injection of pace and Timmy is coming down the home straight a couple of meters clear, 2nd place in the 4 x 400 and bronze is secure. Glory days!!

Then of course the long wait. Until finally the official results are announced over the pa: “Third place representing Ireland, Clonliffe Harriers”. Emotion engulfs: cheers, hugs and high fives.

1st Atletica Riccardi (ITA) 97 points

2nd AC Stavbar Nitra (SVK) 78 pints

3rd Clonliffe Harriers (IRL)  75 points.

(Pictured: “Glory Days!”, Clonliffe Group B Bronze medallists)

A first ever podium for Clonliffe after decades of European campaigns. This is history and it means so much to our club. Thank you our brilliant athletes, Club Captain Joe Cooper, the club`s coaches, in particular John Shields and Peter McDermott, the Committee for their support and a special thank you to “Three Young Amigos” (Sean, Craig and Kamil)

For photos click: https://flic.kr/s/aHskXCcGaL

Clonliffe Harriers ready for European action

Clonliffe Harriers men`s team as the National League Champions will represent Ireland at the European Champion Clubs Track and Field (Group B) Championships this Saturday in Leiria, Portugal.

The Clonliffe Men’s have been regular participants in recent years at these Championships and head to Portugal tomorrow evening with a strong track and field team that looks well capable of challenging for honours.

The team travelling includes a strong blend of experienced campaigners and youth. Included in the team is, for example, national javelin champion Rory Gunning, the vastly experienced Luke Lennon-Ford who of course has competed at the highest level of the sport, former National 400 indoor champion Dara Kervick who will run over both 100 and 200, Arran Hanlon who has had a superb season in the US and has qualified to represent Ireland in the European U/23 Championship10,000m later in the summer and Keith Marks who broke Hugo Duggan’s longstanding Clonliffe club long jump record at these championships last year.

Clonliffe will be up against the Italian champions Atletica Riccardi, Haag Atletiek of the Netherlands, Finnish champions Tampereen Pyrinto, CA Dudelange (LUX) and AC Stavbar Nitra (SVK).

The full Clonliffe team is:

100/200 – Dara Kervick

400 – Luke Lennon-Ford

800 – Mark McDonald

1500 – Richie Owens

3000 – Ian Guiden

5000 – Arran Hanlon

3000 SC – Jayme Rossiter

110H – Rolus Olusa

400H – Timmy Crowe

Long Jump/High Jump – Keith Marks

Triple Jump – Rolus Olusa

Javelin – Rory Gunning

Shot – Luke Mangan

Hammer – Simon Galligan

Discus – Stephen Rice

Pole Vault – David Donegan

4 x 100 (from) Dara Kervick, Rolus Olusa, Kamil Gorka, Craig Giles, AN Other

4 x 400: (from) Mark McDonald, Luke Lennon-Ford, Dara Kervick, Timmy Crowe, Craig Giles

Travelling reserve – Sean O’Leary

The competition takes place on Saturday the 27th and gets underway with the hammer competition at 10 a.m. with Simon Galligan first into the arena and finishes up with the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400 relays that evening.  Live results will be available on www.leiria2017.com.

Vice Captains Log: Euro Clubs T & F

Club Vice Captain Conor McGuinness Reports: With several changes to the Mens Senior Track and Field Team throughout the week,  Clonliffe finished in 7th position out of 10 teams from across Europe. This was only 10 points off 4th position in the overall team standings.
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We arrived late in Lisbon airport on Friday night where Eoin Pierce met us in the terminal having arrived earlier from London. Experience triggered Joe to do a head count, where it was discovered that Mark McDonald had gone wandering off in pursuit of coffee and wifi. The Captain was “not interested”. However, on our second attempt we made our way to the bus for the 1hr 30mins journey to the city of Leiria. Upon arrival at the accommodation around midnight, Ian Rogers was onsite in advance and had prepared all of the athletes race numbers etc. With an early start to events on Saturday morning, most of the team were down at breakfast before 7am, with everyone kitted out in the new luminous orange Clonliffe t-shirts. These were much of the talk of the weekend, allowing the Captain to keep track of various messer’s from afar.
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Upon arriving at the stadium there was no sign of the thunderstorm which has been forecasted, instead we were greeted with sunshine and a superb view of the Castle of Leiria. First on the track was Timmy Crowe who finished 3rd in the 400m hurdles, having hit a hurdle in his warm up beforehand. The race was won by Paul Byrne who was representing Birchfield Harriers. Mark McDonald battled well over 800m – his first of 3 races on Saturday to finish 8th. Meanwhile Marcin Klinskow and Luke Mangan were competing off campus in the Shot and Discuss events respectively. Marcin placed 9th and Luke 8th. Also competing outside the stadium was Simon Galligan who perormed well with two 55m throws in the Hammer to take 4th place. David Flynn, having flown back from California the day before,  lead out the 3000m s/c looking smooth throughout and made a move with 3 laps to go where he took the win comfortably. Ian Rogers placed 6th in the Pole Vault with changing cross wind conditions in the stadium proving challenging.  Junior athlete, Keith Marks looked good in his first jump of the day – getting several roars from the Clonliffe crowd – where he went on to record a new personal best of 7.48m to finish 2nd. With this excellent form he will be eyeing up the world junior standard of 7.60m in the coming weeks. Keith Pike ran the 100m finishing in 3rd place in a time of 10.97. Then, less than 2 hrs after his 800m race, Mark Mc Donald was in the blocks for the 400m, where he finished 4th in 51.91. Next up was Antonio Garcia where he finished 3rd in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15.02.
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With a break from events in the afternoon, the organisers of the programme set up a Les Mills Fitness Workout on the home straight of the track. Chris Sibanda and David Flynn quickly taking up the opportunity to display some dance moves for the crowd! After his dancing, Chris Sibanda ran a pb of 21.55 to finish 4th in a strong 200m field. (Fellow Harriers take note!). Next up was Eoin Pierce who raced well in the 1500m, however, didn’t have the speed over the last lap having just returned from injury to finished 7th. Over at the High Jump, Andrew Heaney placed 6th in 1.94m as he looks to come back into form.  Aaron Hanlon dropped down to the 5000m after his recent 10000m performance where he took up the lead for the first half of the race, then  finishing in 4th in a time of 14.37. Rory Gunning was happy with his performance, throwing a pb of  62.36m to take 4th in the Javelin. Next up was Junior Adam O Brien who ran well in the 3000m, where there was a mix of sunshine and showers in his race. Adam finished 5th with a new personal best of 8.51 to take home. More to come from him this season. In the latter stages of the programme, the 4 X 100m (made up of Pierce Friel, Chris Sibanda, Stuart Roche and Keith Pike) had their first run of the season together finishing 4th in a time of 42.64. Finally, the mens 4X400m event required distance eventers Mark McDonald, Eoin Pierce, Josh Stubbs and David Flynn. All eager to clock a fast time for bragging rights! With heavy legs from earlier events during the day, they finished 6th in a time of 3.34.
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After the event the general consensus was that 4th place was certainly in our grasp. However, with a number of personal bests recorded and some notable performances, there is certainly evidence of excellent future prospects in this league. As we left the stadium, attention turned to the Champions League Final, as we made our way into the main square in Leiria and cheered on Athletico Madrid (under strict instruction from Antonio Garcia and his father).
Well done to all.
Conor McGuinness

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