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First graded meet of Covid 19 era (updated)

Tonight saw the first Covid-19 era graded meet at a spectatorless Morton Stadium tonight. With the upper limit of 200 souls in the stadium at any one time it made for a challenging occasion for all and sundry.

There was a win for Shannon Sheehy in the high jump with a 1.70m, and then very close to a 1.75 clearance! Jonny Whan made a winning debut in the Clonliffe vest in the A 1500 3.53.31 9error in official results). Likewise a good run by Ben Guiden 2nd in the B race with a big pb of 4.08.2.

A pb also for Greta Streimikyte in the 1500 of 4.40.91 placing 1st in the B race, 9th in this race was Katie Halpin 5.16.9, 11th Aoife Hession 5.18.6, 13th Abbie Sheehy 5.25.7, 14th Amy Sheehy 5.26.3 and 15th Naoise Cullen 5.26.9. Just before this in the A race the Clonliffe trio were well down the field Jenny Johnson 11th, 5.02.1, Sarah Bateson 13th 5.07.3 and Alannah Cooley 5.09.0.

In a quality Dublin 10,000 championship Karl Nolan was 9th (32.09.3), 14th Declan Power (33.26.6) and 15th Thomas Sherlock (34.22.8) Results now in for the throws, Eoin Sheridan won the discus with a best of 51.38 and in the women’s Frances Mansfield was 7th (13.63) and in the shot 4.48 for 10th.

Dublin graded meet good to go on Wednesday

After the thoroughly enjoyable club Championships on Tuesday and Thursday comes the great news today that Wednesday evening’s Dublin graded track and field meet at Morton Stadium is indeed proceeding. Entry is long since closed, if you have entered you will receive an email directing you to check in for your race on line. This must be done before 3 PM tomorrow Sunday the 19th. The strong advice to our athletes is do not delay if you receive that email check-in now.

With government health directions and guidelines only providing for 200 people at any event it is vitally important that athletes get their timings correct and arrive at an appropriate time for their event. Do not arrive at the stadium hours before your event. Likewise once your event is over leave the stadium.

It is also vitally important that at this time that the number of spectators is reduced to minimal, in fact even zero might be appropriate during these challenging times.

Clonliffe athletes please take the following into account as part of your planning process:

Arrive at an appropriate time only before your event.

Arrive ready to race. (No dressing rooms!)

Collect your bib number at the allocated time. (Bring own pins)

Please wear a face mask whilst collecting your number (this is primarily for the protection of the officials).

Do your warmup outside of the stadium.

Do not go onto the track until you are called.

After your race please no handshakes, high-fives or hugs.

Leave the track and venue as soon as possible after your event.

Complete your cooldown outside of the stadium.

Please do not bother any officials by looking for your finishing place or finishing time all of this will be available on line.

Bring hand sanitiser and wipes.

Bring your own drinks in a clearly identifiable bottle, do not get your drinks mixed up with anyone else’s and do not share any drinks.

Please please please no spitting.


Coming soon Dublin Graded

The Dublin Board have confirmed that three graded meets will take place this season. First of the grades takes place in Morton Stadium on July 22, the second in Tallaght Stadium August 5 and final round back in Morton Stadium on August 12. Meet no.1 includes 100/1500/High Jump/Pole Vault/Discus.Shot and the newly added Dublin 10,000 championship for men & women. Below you will find a link to the programme. Most importantly entry opens this Wednesday, July 8. The advice to all club members is to enter immediately entry opens, it is expected that there will be huge demand, for obvious reasons, and there are limits to take into account health guidelines on the numbers who can take part in each event. Please therefore on Wednesday log onto

Programme for 2020 graded:

Simon hammers opposition at Graded

The final graded meet of the season took place in Tallaght this evening. Simon Galligan won the hammer with another big through of 59.31. Frances Mansfield was 2nd in the womens hammer 20.51.

Eleanor Alexander in her first ever 3000 track race ran a fine 10.32.47 for 5th place, Laura Tuite ran a 5 second pb of 10.55.74 in 7th.

In the mile races a tired Sarah Bateson ran 5.26.44. Thomas Sherlock 4.45.12, Eoghan Murphy 4.51.82 and Niall Sherlock 5.09.92.

Big PB for Alannah Cooley at Graded

Alannah Cooley knocked some 4 seconds off her 1500 pb at tonight’s penultimate graded meet of the season in Morton Stadium.

On a warm summers evening Alannah put in a superb run in the A race placing 2nd in 4.48.77

The Hoss took a win in the 1500 A race 2 in 4.10.6. Eoghan Murphy was 2nd in B1 in 4.25.09. In the elimination mile Stephen Cashin avoided elimination making it to the finish line in 2nd place (4.44.01).

Finally in the throws Fracis Mansfield through the discus 14.97m and in the shot recorded 4.73m.

The final grade meet is in Tallaght on August 7th

Dublin graded sees Kenneally back on track

Stephen Bateson reports: On a drizzly night in Morton stadium there were 10 Clonliffe Athletes in action in Meeting 6 of the Dublin Graded series.

In the throwing events there was success for Rory Gunning who was first in the javelin with a throw of 58.56 m, while Frances Mansfield was 4th in the Women’s discuss with 14.49 m effort.

In the Sprints, Joshua Morgan  was 4th in the Grade A 100m in 11.43 just ahead of Keith Marks in 11.46.

In the 800 m Grade A, Aaron Cullen finished in 1.55.90 in 4thplace in a high calibre race won by John Travers (Donore Harriers) clocking another PB.

In the 800 m Grade B, Eoghan Murphy was 5th in 2.07.82 and Niall Sherlock finished 8th in 2.16.36.

In the 5000m Grade a, Mark Kenneally made a welcome return to the track Stadium and ran a strong race to finish 3rd in 14.55, Stephen Cashin (18th) performed well to finish in a solid 16.08.22 while Thomas Sherlock (20th) came home in 6.17.69.

Welcome comebacks at graded

Great to report on some excellent performances at tonight’s graded meet in Tallaght including a few excellent come backs. Rory Gunning in his first outing in some time won the javelin with a 61.71m throw. The womens 800 saw a win from another athlete making a comeback Eleaner Alexander 1st in B2 in 2.22.38.

In the Dublin juvenile 800 championships run in conjunction with the graded Katie Halpin ran 2.31.48 finishing (unofficially) 3rd U/17. Manny Okaye ran 2.08.49.

Niall Sherlock won the C 1 race in 2.13.23. Eoghan Murphy was 4th in grade B 2.08.49. Eoin Taggart had a good run in the 3000 A 4th in 8.48.28, Stephen Cashin was 7th (9.11.72). Tom Sherlock was 7th in the 3000 B 9.13.32.

In the sprints Lauren Carr was 2nd in the 200 (25.7), with another athlete just back home Emer Treacy 5th (28.9).

Mid week track action

It was out to Tallaghtthis evening for tonight’s 2nd Dublin graded meet of the season. There was a handful of the clubs athletes who travelled for tonight meet. Alannah Cooley was third in grade A of the 1500 in a time of 4.56.36. In the men’s 1500 series Sean Carrigg was 5th in grade A in a time of 4.14.13 with Jarlaith Jordan 8th (4.16.28). In grade C Eoghan Murphy was 2nd (4.27.47) with Niall Sherlock 7th (4.46.06). Finally in the night’s 5000 race Declan Power was 4th in a time of 16.08.45 with Thomas Sherlock 5th in 16.09.70.

Monday night (May 12th) in the USA David Fitzmaurice continued to race himself back to fitness and with his third outing over 5000 has gone sub 15 (Fitzi made the comment that this was his first time to go sub 15 in years). At a meet in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania he placed 3rd in his heat, (from some 65 starters!) in 14.54.88.

Clonliffe juniors make the grade!

There were two huge pbs recorded by Clonliffe junior athletes at last night’s first Graded Meet of the year in Morton Stadium. Finishing in 1st and 2nd places in the A 3000 Daniel Stone ran 8.44.74, a 25 second pb, and Ben Guiden 8.50.20, a 29 second pb.

Other results Thomas Sherlock 9.13.29, 5th in the same 3000. In the 800 Fionn Carroll was 1st in the A race in 2.01.67, 7th Jarlath Jordan 2.05.75 and in the B race Shaun Conaghan 2.08.44. In the Hammer Simon Galligan was 1st 56.75m. Frances Mansfield in the 3kg hammer 16.42m.

Cullen takes mile win in final Graded Meet (updated)

Last night was the final meet of the Dublin Graded series. Aaron Cullen had a win in the mile A race in 4.34.99. In The B race Eoghan Murphy ran 4.54.45. Alannah Cooley ran 5.21.50. In The 400s Snezana Bechtina recorded 59.59, Greta Streimikyte 64.90 and Mark McDonald 52.76. Greg Hossenny continued his pb form of late with a 3000 pb of 9.03.88. Simon Galligan won the hammer (55.05) and Rolus Olusa win the long jump (6.86). Continue Reading →


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