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Club Lotto hits €7,000

On Thursday next the Clonliffe club lotto hits it’s biggest jackpot in many a year: €7,000. The purpose of the club lotto is to raise money for the club`s athletics programme, in particular to assist with the expense incurred in competiting in European Champion Clubs Competition. So this week club members in the words of the Wise One; “Don’t forget your club lotto!”

Juvenile athletes returning on Thursday 15th

Gladys Cooper: Juvenile athletes will return to training this Thursday August 15th 7.00pm as usual.

Web Master does a Runner!

Folks please note that from July 1st until July 21st I will have limited access to WiFi so if there is something of significance to report on club web site please e mail your brief report to I will pick these up every few days and do what I can to put a few general “Round ups” on the site. Alternatively maybe send your posting to Stephen Harkness at the Clonliffe Facebook Page. During this time please do not send results of road races etc to me by text as they will not be picked up. Thanks for your cooperation.

Daniel Lacey St. Aidans Athlete of the year

The St. Aidans annual awards night took place in the school tonight. Clonliffe were once again the sponsors of the Athlete of the year award for the Brother Clarke Memorial Cup. All six nominees are Clonliffe Harriers: Sean Boyne, Callum Simpson,  Evan Foster, Dermot Buckley,  Daniel Lacey and Jordan Byrne. The Athlete of the year was Daniel Lacey who received the award from Stephen  Harkness on behalf of the Committee and the night’s special guest of honour, Clonlifffe Atlanta Olympian and Wannamaker Mile winner, Niall Bruton.

Earlier in the evening Niall spoke fondly of his years in St. Aidans from 1984 onwards and of his time with Clonliffe Harriers paying particular tribute to his school and club coach Peter McDermott. Niall also most generously presented his old school with his Olympic Games race number.

Clonliffe stewards for Night Run

Clonliffe stewards for Sunday`s Night run in Dublin city meet at Ringsend Library at 8.00/8.15pm. If you haven’t confirmed yet but are available please text Joe Cooper 0872256004.

John Lawler, father of Ben, RIP

Clonliffe Harriers extend our condolences to our club coach Ben Lawler and his family on the passing of his father John early this morning. Arrangements: Reposing at home in Ballymun on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Sillogue Road, Ballymun for 10.00am mass, followed by burial in Dardistown.

Some like it hot!

As we recover from the weekend`s cold and rain news just in from Monte Gordo, Portugalof 20 plus degrees where Ian Guiden and Cathal Doyle are putting in excellent sessions gearing up for the track season. Also travelling to Portugal in recent days, Lisbon for a warm weather training camp are the sprinters under John Shields. It`s a hard station!

(Liking it hot!: Guiden & Doyle)


It`s Track & Field time! Etiquette during Clonliffe hours.

Important Notice. Please read the full posting! With the track and field season about to swing into action there is now obviously going to be a considerable increase in the numbers of athletes, across all sections of the club seeking track time during Clonliffe training hours in the stadium. To assist the club captain has as in previous years, assigned the following lanes:

Lanes 1 – 4 middle/long distance groups (any groups/athletes looking to use lane 1 MUST talk to the Captain first, as this lane should be used by the faster athletes)

Lanes 5 – 6 exclusively sprints groups

Lanes 7 and 8 juvenile groups ONLY

Lanes 9 and 10 sprints groups

Javelin starts again this week on the infield (athletes beware)

Hammer/Discus please use the practice cage (when available again,  until then arrangements have been put in place by the Stadium)

Hurdles please talk to the captain and a lane will be freed up

All coaches and athletes are asked to observe this and if for any reason you wish to deviate coaches please talk to one another and the club captain for permission.

In order to ensure that as many groups as possible can use the lanes the following is also suggested:

All warm up and cool downs off track ie on the infield or outside of the track area completely, use the park! Please no jogging in lane 1.

If groups are doing reps they should step off the track for their recovery (checking of course for oncoming traffic!) In other words if there is a group of athletes doing 200 reps they should not hog the whole lane by walking or jogging the final 200. If they do it means on other athlete can use that lane. Please be aware that if you are assigned a lane it`s NOT exclusive usage for the night. To do this we`d need a 20 lane track!

Groups please do not come onto the lane you are using for your rep until you are ready to go. A 30 second countdown is not on!

Coaches please coach from the infield or from the edge of lane 8, not on lanes that are in use.

Athletes doing reps and athletes on the track please be aware of track etiquette and if you are coming upon a slower or stationary athlete shout ‘track’. It is up to all to try and avoid impeding one another, however, if an error does occur and you as an athlete are impeded please draw breath and try to keep calm! Please athletes do not take out your frustrations on a fellow athlete or coach. Please respect all.

Most important. Beware of field events and in particular javelin. These athletes will be training on the infield. It is vitally important that all athletes are aware and alert to this.

If various groups could structure their training so that some are warmed up and ready to go at 7 p.m., others ready to go on to track at 7.30, 8 p.m., 8.15 p.m. etc. all will get better usage of the facility.

In the event of difficulties or problems arising, which over the course of the season undoubtedly there will be a couple of issues, athletes are asked to bring any such to the attention of their coach who in turn will talk to the club captain.

Finally non Clonliffe members please respect the fact that Clonliffe have exclusive use during these times, the track is too busy for the club to facilitate non members during peak times. On an occasional basis Clonliffe maybe in a position to facilitate you but you must request the Captain`s permission in advance. If it is not possible to facilitate you we apologise but please respect whatever decision is made on the occasion.

Good luck to all our athletes for the coming season.

Club Lotto hits €5,900!

Tonight`s Clonliffe club lotto jackpot stands at €5,900. Tickets in the club house, if you`re not in you can`t win! Draw is every Thursday night.

Also club singlets, hoodies etc on sale tonight.

All outstanding 2019 club subs due NOW

Members are reminded that two months into the year 2019 subs are now over due. All outstanding subs must be paid by March 1st. After that date anyone who has not paid their 2019 membership cannot use the club’s facilities as you are not insured to do so.

The quickest and preferred method of payment is by way of the online option. To avail of this go to Membership page above and use the appropriate Online Payment option. Cash and cheques payable to Clonliffe Harriers are also acceptable, but if at all possible please use the Online payment system. Please note that this is for Renewal of Membership of Clonliffe Harriers by existing members only: juvenile, junior, senior and masters.

Membership subscriptions:

Senior/Masters – €160.00.

3rd Level Students/Unwaged – €110.00.

Juvenile membership  – €130.00.

Please note that anyone wishing to renew membership by cheque or cash must print off and complete the membership form (available on Membership page)

Please also note that by renewing your membership of Clonliffe Harriers AC you are also agreeing to abide by the club`s rules and regulations.

Anyone wishing to become a new members of Clonliffe Harriers please see the Membership section and call up to see the appropriate Captain in person (new members cannot use the on line option!).


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