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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!).

Gary wins National 50k in record time plus more

Gary O’Hanlon today retained the National 50k championship at Donadea Forest Park in a time of 2.50.46. Gary’s winning time was some 4 minutes faster than his 2018 winning time and was thus a new Irish record. Making matters even more impressive was that fact that his record run was achieved by a winning margin of a massive 26 minutes!

In the USA Brian Flanagan was 5th in the 3000 at yesterday’s Bulldog Invitational Meet in Birmingham, Alabama in 8.44.93.

Also Saturday in Birmingham, (but GB not USA!) at XC league Jayme Rossister was 12th (31.08) with Liam Roarty 54th (31.55).

Sunday Sergiu Ciobanu was 2nd in the Enniscorthy 10k in 31.13.

Club Gear available

Members please note that a fresh consignment of club gear has arrived. Clonliffe singlets, hats and hoodies available and on sale in the club house on Thursday 17th January.

Members are also asked to please support the Clonliffe Lotto. Thursday`s jackpot is now at €5400. Lotto tickets €2. The club lotto will assist with the huge expense of Clonliffe teams competing in European competition this year. The junior men will be competing in the European Clubs Cross Country in Portugal the first weekend in February and the men`s track and field team in Finland in May.

Please support your club.

Another Award for Harrier of the year!

Hot on the heels of being awarded the Harrier of the year at the Clonliffe Awards night just before Christmas Keith Marks was honoured by Leinster Athletics at last night`s Leinster Star Awards at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore with the awarding of the Leinster Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Let`s get into that Time Machine again!

On New Year`s Day 2019 it`s time to have another look back. This time 2010 and 2011. Spot some of the current Clonliffe stars, including Irish U/23 International Cathal Doyle in his early days, Sean Carrigg, Alannah Cooley, Ian Guiden to name just a few. Great shots also from club cross country and track championships, European clubs xc and the first National Track and Field Division 1 win for the Clonliffe women`s team. Enjoy!

To see all albums click:

Happy New Year

A very happy and healthy 2019 to all our members, family and friends. We would also like to thank our club sponsor Hireco, all our other sponsors and supporters, and all who played a part in making 2018 such a successful year for Clonliffe Harriers.

First club group training sessions of 2019 are Thursday the 3rd at 7.00pm for seniors, juniors, Mick, Noel and Gerry’s groups. (Gladys back on Jan. 8th)

The Bateson Report: Slip sliding away!

Sarah Bateson reports on the annual Clonliffe ice skating at RDS:  The day began with almost losing part of the team with a bus departure of 1pm. Having almost filled the top deck and collecting more along the way we arrived in Ballsbridge at 1.40.

Having completed a warm up lap (passing the ice rink) and a quick trip to Funderland, the group was ready to hit the ice. Evan Foster took gold in the boys category replicating a young Chazz Micheal Micheals (Blades of Glory) with Alex Murray and Callum Simpson following closely behind. In the girl’s event there was strong performances from Ella Cooley, Vicky McDonald and Alana Fitzsimons with Ella maintaining her winning title from last year. With Jakob and Holly competing for most dramatic falls, we are glad to say there was no trips to A&E but its fair to say…….. stick to running.

Funderland had another swirl with the gang taking on more rides, finishing with a team picture inviting a new friend to the group. Like all good days out McDonalds was on the menu and with no major casualties the annual ice skating trip has come to a close.

It`s yesterday once more!

Folks it`s time for another trip back down Memory Lane. Today we go back to good old 2009. Featuring Clonliffe athletes in their youth and for some their prime!

So to see how you looked back then, during the schools cross country season, and the club track and field championships go to the Clonliffe Flickr Page. There you will find memories from 2009, indeed there are also pictures from that year`s Morton Mile Meet, then part of the Dublin Graded Meets.

To see these and more click on:

Keith on his marks for the Harrier of the Year

Now with only days to go to Christmas the club’s Cake Races took place on the roads around Santry followed by the annual Athletes of the Year. Once again there was a tremendous turnout of athletes to compete in the two 5 K road races which started and finished on the track in Morton Stadium and took in a loop around Northwood.  Proceedings got underway with the Ladies race at 7.30 p.m. sharp with the 40 athletes being let off on a handicapped basis until the scratch athlete Alannah Cooley.  First to cross the line and the winner of the 2018 Cake Race was Sarah Bateson (actual time 19.38) with the fastest athlete Alannah Cooley in 19.32.

The Men’s race also attracted an even bigger field of some 64 athletes and again followed the same format with an 8 p.m. start. It was particularly pleasing to see some of the top Clonliffe athletes take part in this race with fast running being recorded by several athletes over the 5K loop.  The winner of the 2018 Men’s Cake Race was Ian Guiden (actual time 14.51) with the fastest athlete who recorded a time of 14.45 Sean O’Leary just shading it from Jayme Rossister (same time).

The prize giving led off the Athletes of the Year presentation night in the club bar with the prizes being presented by the respective captains who before the presentation thanked the athletes for their support throughout the course of 2018 and congratulated them all on their achievements throughout the course of the year.

After the presentation was made the club President Paddy Marley congratulated the athletes, the club captains and all the coaches on the fantastic performances by the club throughout the course of the year which culminated in the club being for the 4th year in succession recognised by Athletics Ireland as the Performance Club of the Year.

Presentations were then made to the club’s record breakers in 2018 who were:

Leo Morgan – 60m (indoor) – 6.82, Keith Marks – long jump (indoor) – 7.20m and Stephen Rice who threw 75.89 in the javelin at Morton Games.

The club’s National champions this year were Stephen Rice, Javelin, Stephen Scullion 10,000.

Our 2018 team champions were also congratulated:

Men’s National Indoor winning team, Men’s National Track and Field winning team, Men’s National half marathon (David Flynn, Gary O’Hanlon, Matt McGuinness), Men’s National Marathon(Gary O’Hanlon, Sergiu Ciobanu, David Flynn).

National Junior Cross Country (Sean O’Leary, Efren Gidey, Daniel Stone, Ben Guiden, Jordan Byrne, Jarlath Jordan))

National U/18 champions (Daniel Stone, Ben Guiden, Alex Murray, Darragh Carter)

National U/19 cross country champions (Efren Gidey, Jordan Byrne, Stephen Cashin, Ben Guiden, Daniel Lacey, Ryan Sheridan) – the latter six were presented with the their national medals by the club president.

Athletes of the Year was once again most generously sponsored by John Shields/Loki Sports. The winners were announced as follows:

Juvenile Athlete of the Year: Sarah Bateson.

Junior Athlete of the Year: Sean O’Leary

Master Athlete of the Year: Snezana Bechtina

Women’s road/cross country Athlete of the Year: Alannah Cooley

Men’s road/cross country Athlete of the Year: Stephen Scullion

Women’s track and field Athlete of the Year: Shannon Sheehy

Men’s track and field Athlete of the Year: Stephen Rice

The Clonliffe Harrier of the Year: Keith Marks

After the presentations were concluded all present enjoyed a superb social night as Clonliffe well and truly got into the Christmas spirit.Happy Christmas to all our members and their families and many thanks for your support throughout the course of the year.



Ready to head down Memory Lane?

Today we start the Archive Photos Series. These are pictures taken at events over the past 10 years or so that you may not have seen in some time. The Juvenile photos are particularly interesting. See if you can spot current senior athletes as they started their Clonliffe journey back in 2007 & 2008. There are 10 albums from that time period, so enjoy.

More will follow over the coming weeks.

2007 National Intermediate/Masters click:

2007 National XC click:

2007 Clonliffe Juvenile Road Races click:

2007 Dublin Juvenile Track & Field click:

2007 Club Track & Field:

2007 Juvenile XC League/ Dublin Novice:

2007 Dublin Juvenile XC C`ships:

2008 European Clubs XC:

2008 Clonliffe Ladies celebrate 45 years:

2008 Dublin Cross Country:





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