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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 →

Round up

Even though it was virtually all hands on deck for this week`s Morton Games other activities continued. On Tuesday evening David Brady was 5th in the Bettystown 5 mile in 28.58., Andrew Eustace 35.37, Anne Lyons 40.42. Wednesday saw Sean Doran win the Dublin City Council 5k road race in Irishtown with Tom Sherlock 3rd and Yvonne McDonagh 2nd woman O/45.

At the Graded Meet on Wednesday in Tallaght Snezana Bechtina won the 400 in 58.13. Eoghan Murphy was 2nd in 1500 grade C (4.34.23) and the one and only Frances Mansfield was once again in action 3rd in the !KG discus with a best of 17.37m.

Today Saturday and Brian MacMahon won the Punchestown 5k (17.21)

Also today was a proud day for young Clonliffe and St. Aidans athlete Alex Murray and his family as he ran for the Irish Schools team at the SIAB Schools in Grangemounth, Scotland in the steeple chase. Alex placed 5th and in the process helped the Irish team to a 2nd place finish.


July 4th`s Graded Meet

Declan Power Reports:  Conditions were balmy, but made a bit difficult due to smoke drifting from nearby gorse fire near the M1/Santry roundabout !
Snezana Bechtina 100m A  4th  13:14
Rolus Olusa 100m B  3rd  11:47
Israel Ibeanu   100m B  6th 11:99
Thomas Moran 100m B  9th 12:29
Shaun Conaghan 800m A 2:05:29
Daniel Stone 800m B.1 2nd 2:05:60
Ciaran Bolger 800m B.2 1st 2:01:45
Eoghan Murphy 800m C.1 1st  2:12:89
Declan Power  5000m A  9th 15:54:53
Thomas Sherlock 5000m A 13th 16:25:44

Dublin Graded action

Whilst the club`s juvenile athletes were battling away at HQ last night a number of the seniors travelled to Tallaght Stadium for the latest round in the ever popular Graded Meets. Alannah Cooley ran 2.25.74 in the 800, while Diana Markina ran a pb of 2.40.92, having earlier ran 29.94 for 200. Shaun Conaghan was 5th in the 800 (2.04.75) with Jack Maughan 7th (2.05.32) and Conor Healy 5th in the 3000 (8.49.75).


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