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Sergiu and Scullion get World Half call up

Clonliffe marathon men Sergiu Ciobanu and Stephen Scullion have been named on the Irish team for the World Half Marathon Championships. The race takes place on March 24th in Valencia, Spain. The rest of the Irish team is Kevin Dooney (Raheny) Kevin Seaward (St. Malachy`s) and Paul Pollock (Annadale).

Rolus makes a good Irish debut at Euro Combined Events

Young Clonliffe Harrier Rolus Olusa made his International debut this weekend at the European Combined Events Team Championships 2nd League, in Monzon, Spain. Rolus after the two days of competition placed 19th on 5,885 points.

Rolus gets International call up

Rolus Olusa has been named in the Irish team for the European Combined Events Cup which takes place in Monzon, Spain on July 1st and 2nd.

Club Javelin record goes in Riga

Stephen Rice set a new club javelin record at the CSIT Games in Riga, Latvia yesterday of 65.48, bettering Rory Gunning`s record by over two meters. Stephen won the competition for the Irish team. Also competing for Ireland was Keith Marks in the long jump. Keith after an impressive display of consistent jumping (6.78, 7.22, 7.23, 7.41 and 7.39) finished 2nd with a longest jump of 7.41m.

Round up: Celtic Cross Country, Aaron wins in the States, BHAA

A busy weekend for Clonliffe also included three of the club`s athletes winning International honours. Today`s Celtic Cross Country in Cardiff featured great runs by three of our up and coming young athlete. In the junior race in the Irish colours both Sean O`Leary and Adam O`Brien put in impressive runs finishing 13th and 14th as the Irish juniors took team first. Eoin Taggart was also in green in the U/23 race placing 29th.

In the USA Aaron Hanlon had a fine indoor 3000 win for Providence at the University of Rhode Island Invitational in a time of 8.32.98.

Yesterday`s EIR BHAA Cross Country 5 Mile in Cherryfield Park, Dublin saw Sean Doran place 6th and Conor Keane 11th. Full results

Clonliffe athletes called up for Celtic International

Eoin Taggart has received his first International call up. Eoin will run for Ireland U/23s in the Celtic International Cross Country in Wales on January 22nd. Also called up in the Junior race are Sean O`Leary and Adam O`Brien (Development team)

Greta selected for Rio Paralympics

Clonliffe`s Greta Strimikyte, who has been running pbs for fun this season, has been selected on the Irish team for the Rio Paralympics. Greta will contest the 1500 at the Rio Games between September 7th and 18th. The full Irish team was announced by Minister Patrick O`Donovan at a special conference in Dublin yesterday. See for more.

Greta wins IPC 1500 Grand Prix in Italy

Greta Streimikyte well and truly produced the goods this afternoon. Greta was competing on the Paralympics Ireland team in Grosseto, Italy in the IPC Grand Prix winning the 1500 in some style, with an impressive time of 5.01.79 winning by over 13 seconds.


Heney under the radar and over the bar

One that certainly slipped under the radar was the performance of Andrew Heney at the CSI World Sports Games 2015 which took place over the weekend of the 10th/11th of June last in Lignano. Andrew Heney not only competed for Ireland but won the high jump clearing 2.00, Andrew beating a field that included athletes from Austria, Switzerland, Estonia and Finland.


Best ever Irish performance 6th at Euro teams

Some great performances from Irish athletes at Day 1 of the European League 1 Team Championships yesterday (Saturday) in Heraklion, Greece including a very solid 4th place from Clonliffe`s Brian Gregan. Gregan place 4th in 46.87, chipping in valuable points resulting in the Irish team ending the day in an unexpected 5th place.

Tomorrow will see Ian Rogers in the pole vault, Ciara McCallion in the 4 x 400 and Gregan also in the 4 x 400.

Also today 4 x 100 squad member, Keith Pike ran a strong leg in the relay on the Irish team as the team clocked a new national U/23 record of 40.18 in placing 3rd, later he ran 10.94 in placing 4th in the B 100.

Sunday, Day 2 saw the Irish team again put in excellent performances including a 10th place by Ian Rogers in the Pole Vault (4.50m) and then Clonliffe athletes in the 4 x 400 relays, Ciara McCallion running the 2nd leg as the women`s team placed 6th (3.43.10) and Brian Gregan running the opening leg for the men who finished 3rd (3.05.64).

At the end of two tough days the team finished in a best ever position at these Championships, a very solid 6th ahead of countries such as Turkey, Switzerland and Romania to name but three. Congratulations to the whole team. Full report on


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