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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).

Clonliffe to the fore on historic Graded night

In an historic night last night`s (June 6th) Dublin Graded Meet at Morton Stadium saw Bandon AC`s Phil Healy set a new Irish women`s 100 record of 11.26. It was a perfect night: warm, sunny and not a breath of wind.

From a Clonliffe point of view there was great interest throughout the meet. The men`s A 100 was akin to a club championship won by Keith Pike in 10.98, 2nd was newly minted Clonliffe boy Eamonn Fahey 11.03, 5th Pascal Touche 11.44 and 6th Isreal Ibeanu 11.46.

Leah Bergin was 5th in the A 400 (58.12) with Diana Markina 6th in the B race (66.47). In the men`s 400 Mark McDonald ran 52.05 and  Cian Bolger  53.21, Niall Sherlock despite not quite blasting from the blocks in grade C, ran 58.72 to take 2nd place.

The 1500s were a tremendous spectacle with Clonliffe vests dominating proceedings. Sarah Bateson front ran her B grade race from the gun and after a solo run was some 50 plus meters clear winning in a season`s best of 5.14.61 with  Diana Markin in her 2nd race of the night running 6.01.13.

Of the men in their 1500s there were most encouraging runs. Colm Rooney in his A race was perfectly positioned throughout and kicked off the final bend to win in 4.00.38. Young Aaron Cullen ran an excellent pb in this race of 4.08.10 for 3rd place. Adam O`Brien ran 4.07.36 to 5th place in the 2nd A race. There were a number of B races Greg Hossenny was well clear of the pack as he dominated race 1 to win in 4.14.22. The next B race was most entertaining indeed with a super inter Clonliffe battle at the front Sean Carrig (4.16.51) 1st managing to hold off a battling Ben Guiden, who recorded a 7 second pb of 4.17.51 for 2nd and Shaun Conaghan 3rd 4.17.92. Great runs also by Stephen Cashin 5th 4.20.54 Ian McAlweney and Tom Sherlock. Also Alex Gibbons 4.32.49 and Eoghan Murphy 4.38.64 

In Madrid Clonliffe’s Ale Hernandez back home for the summer ran her first 800 of the season 2.26.

Mid week action at Graded and on road

The latest graded meet took place in Tallaght tonight. There was a win in the 800B for Shaun Conaghan in 2.03.62. Thomas Frayne was 3rd in C 2.19.06 and Diana Markina was 5th in the women’s B race 2.47.52. In The 2000 sc Sean Carrig was 4th 6.28.27 and Jordan Byrne 10th 6.54.36.

On the road Sean Doran was 13th at the Bob Heffernan 5k in 16.15.


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