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National Indoors: Sheehy takes bronze, Gregan through

The national senior indoor track and field championships got underway today at NIA Abbottstown. Shannon Sheehy continues with her excellent form and today one national high jump bronze (tie) with a best of 1.70. Eoin Pierce, the defending 1500 champion, successfully negotiate his way into tomorrow’s final finishing second in his heat in 4.01.36.Greta Streimyte was sixth in her 1500 (4.54.03), Leah Bergin was third in her 400 heat (5.99.99), Emer Treacy was fifth in her 200 heat (29.89). Pascal Touche was second in his 200 (22.89). In the 400 Dara Kervick recorded a time of 48.98 finishing second in his heat, Timmy Crowe was a DNF, and making his long-awaited return to the track Brian Gregan was first in his heat in a time of 48.43, the 2nd fastest of the day, and now progresses to tomorrow’s final.

Silver and Gold at Leinster Indoors

The Leinster junior, senior and master indoor Championships took place at NIA Abbottstown today. Once again there were some fine performances from the Clonliffe athletes competing. Pride of place went to Leinster senior women’s high jump champion Shannon Sheehy with a PB/club record equalling 1.75m winning jump and then adding another string to her bow taking silver in the 60 H with a new PB of 8.70. Silver also for Leah Bergin in the senior 200 in a new indoor PB of 25.99. Likewise silver for Laura Tuite in the senior 3000 with a huge PB of 10.30.38. Leo Morgan was also a silver medallist in the senior 60 (6.94).

Niall Sherlock took M 35 gold in the 800 (2.14.82) in the women’s junior 3000 Sarah Bateson placed 5th (11.03.10) with Aoife Hession 7th (11.26.55). Emer Treacy in her first race in sometime placed third in her 200 heat (29.75). Rolus Oulsa was also in action in the combined events, today he won the high jump with a best of 1.95, won the long jump 6.79 and was second in the 60 (7.31), Rolus will continue in that competition tomorrow.

Note: missed from last weekend’s indoor results from the US. Hope Saunders was 6th in the 3000 at the Gorilla Classic, Pittsburgh on Feb 14th in a time of 10.46.78.

1500 Season’s Best for Eoin Pierce

Eoin Pierce clocked a season’s best indoor over 1500 at the BMC Lee Valley meet of 3.44.67 last night. This places Eoin currently 3rd fastest on the Irish 2020 rankings as the national indoors approaches the weekend after next. Eoin of course sprung a surprise on his rivals last year to grab the national title.

Dublin Indoors comes to an end with more success for Clonliffe

The final day of the Dublin indoor Championships for juvenile athletes at NIA Abbottstown brought more success for Clonliffe athletes. Nicole Lippy won gold in the girls U/17 pole vault, gold also for Jonas Norvaisis in the boys U/17 shot putt. In the relays the girls U/19 4 x 200 squad of Kirsten McGrady – Hogan, Amy Hodson, Vicky Mc Donald and Emma McDonnell took silver. The boys U/17 team were unlucky to place fourth, the team of Keith Burke, Andrew Gaffney, Adam Bateson and James Macdonald were battling away in the fight for bronze however a mere 15 m from the line the unfortunate James suffered a hamstring injury but in true Clonliffe spirit struggled on limping across the line. Likewise the U/17 girls team were unlucky and unfortunately did not make the final of their race but still encouraging performances from Natalia Gill, Sally Sumola, Ali Duffy and Danni.

That brings the curtain down on the 2020 Dublin indoor championships. Congratulations to all our athletes particularly those who medalled and who will now go on to the national finals to be held in Athlone in late March/early April.

Results from NIA Live

Clonliffe results from last night’s NIA Live: Leo Morgan 2nd 60 (6.99), Thomas Moran 60 7.82 and 200 26.12. Lauran Care 3rd in 200 (26.10), Eoghan Murphy another PB, this time over 800 (2.00.87) and Ariel Lieghio 3.60m in the pole vault.

More Dublin indoor titles taken back to Santry

Another day another Dublin juvenile championship day. Today was day 4 of the indoor championships once again at NIA Abbottstown. Again quality performances from the young Clonliffe athletes with standout performances in particular from: Katie Halpin who won the U/18 1500, Laimis Norvaisas who won the boys U/13 shotput (9.98m), in the girls U/14 high jump bronze was won by Kate Campbell (1.40), taking silver to add to her high jump gold and 200 bronze, completing the set today was Emma McDonnell in the U/18 400.

Other quality performances included a real gutsy 1500 from Naoise Cullen to take fourth place, and inches away from bronze, in the U/17 girls race. In the U/19 1500 a tired Sarah Bateson was well off her best (exams and athletics is not a great mix!).

Later in the afternoon Val Stroganvous made it a sprint double taking U/18 60 gold. Christain B took U/19 bronze. In the U/17 girls 60 Sally Sumola continued to gather in the medals taking silver today. Alex Twomey took girls U/18 bronze and in U/14 girls 60 Ava Usanova also took bronze. A fine run also by Keith Burke in the U/17 60 to place 4th.

Young Harriers do the business at Dublin Indoors

The Dublin Indoor Juvenile Championships continued at the NIA Abbotstown this afternoon. Selected results: Emma McDonnell U/18 High Jump gold and 200 bronze, Keith Burke U/17 Long Jump gold with Sally Somula doing likewise in the girls I/17 long jump, Val Stroganvous U/18 200 gold, William Walsh U/14 800 silver.

Other fine performances on the day included Kate Campbell 5th U/14 800, Sally Somula 5th U/17 200 final. (Coaches text results to 0879599888)

Phillips sets new club Indoor 60 record

Jeremy Phillips set a new club indoor record at tonight’s big AIT Indoor Grand Prix in Athlone over 60m. Jeremy recorded a new PB and club record of 6.79 in his heat and then equaled that record an hour or so later in the final. Former record holder Leo Morgan ran 6.97 in his heat, while Keith Pike ran 7.07.

Sarah runs Club Junior Mile Record at NIA Live

Sarah Bateson ran a excellent new Clonliffe Harriers Junior Women’s Mile record of 5.15.15 when finishing 2nd at last night’s NIA Live Meet in Abbotstown. Sarah knocked all of 11 seconds off the previous record set by Hope Saunders in 2014. Fine runs also in this race by training partners Laura Tuite 3rd 5.18.239and Alannah Cooley 4th 5.23.83

Grace Twomey ran her first ever track race in the 800 finishing 3rd in 2.38. Also competing were Leah Bergin in the 200 (Full results not yet available)

Shannon sets new club Indoor Long Jump record

At today’s AAI Indoor Games at NIA Abbotstown Shannon Sheehy having recently set a new club indoor High Jump record did likewise in the Long Jump today with a best of 5.65m for 3rd, bettering the previous club record by 3cm. Ariel Lieghio was once again victorious winning the pole vault with a club record equaling 4.00m. Leah Bergin was a comfortable winner of her 400 in a time of 58.85. In the 60m Jeremy Phillips was back in town warming up for Wednesday’s AIT Grand Prix finishing 2nd in 6.86 and in series 2 was 5th in 6.89. Keith Pike ran 7.01.

Rolus Olusa was a busy man: 7.31 in the 60, 8.55 in the 60H and 4.20m in the pole vault.

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