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National juvenile indoors

The indoors continued this weekend in Athlone IT. There was a great performance put in by the club’s U/13 girls relay squad of Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell, Ave Usanova and Sally Anne Nyberg to get through to the final as a result of a 3rd place heat finish and then to place 7th in the National final.

Jonas takes National indoor silver

On day 2 of the National Juvenile Indoors at Athlone IT today Jonas Norvaisas took a fine silver in the U/16 boys shot (13.34m).

Sprinters run out of luck at indoors

The few Clonliffe athletes competing at the National Juvenile Indoors at Athlone IT were out of luck today with both Sally Sumola and Val Strogonovs placing in that unlucky 4th place in their respective 60 finals. Sally had qualified for the U/16 final as a fastest looser after an 8.00 run in her heat and went faster in the final 7.99 to place 4th. Val in the boys U/17 60 had similar fortunes 7.22 in his heat and 7.16 in the final also for 4th. Alex Twomey was 5th in the girls U/17 60 in 7.90.

Dublin Juvenile Indoor championships (updated to Sunday)

There was significant Clonliffe involvement at the weekend`s Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships held at the NIA Abbotstown. On Friday night the track action revolved around the relays. Clonliffe highlights included: the U/13 girls 4 x 200 squad of Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Ava Usanova , Sarah McDonnell, Eva McMillan and Alexandra Kelly winning the Dublin title. The U/17 girls 4 x 200 team of Alex Twomey, Kirstin McGrady Hogan, Holly Roche and Emma McDonnell took silver.

Great team efforts also by the U/11 boys team of Ethan, Conor, Cormac and Edward, the U/13 boys Jack, Colm, Angus, Andrew and Senan and the U/11 girls Ava, Una, Lana, Sienna and Fotiene.

In the field events Jonas Norvaisas was once again victorious winning the boys U/16 shot.

Saturday saw the 1500s where the first success came via Sean Boyne taking U/16 silver (4.39). Silver was also won by Aoife Hession in the girls U/17 race after a fine run (5.11), unfortunately Alana Fitzsimons came a cropper with a had fall putting her out of contention. Both Alex Nuroth and John Lawrence ran well in the U/17 heats but didn`t progress. In the U/18 race Evan Foster put in a very good run but was piped on the line for bronze (4.41) with Callum Simpson, a little leg weary after his heroic run in Sunday`s European Clubs XC, 6th.

Later on Saturday afternoon and into the evening it was the turn of the sprinters to enter the arena and with some degree of success indeed. Sally Sumola took U/16 60 gold, Alex Twomey U/17 silver, with both Holly Roche and Kristin McGrady Hogan making that final and placing 4tb and 5th respectively.  Val Strogonovs won boys U/17 60 gold in an impressive 7.23 and Rebecca Fitzsimons did likewise in the girls U/18.

In the long jump Kristian Bosnajak took U/17 silver. Great efforts also in the U/19 400 where both Aaron Nnadi and Neil McLochlain got through to the final where they filled 4th and 5th places.

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Sunday was the final day of the championships and boy was it a long one! Again some excellent athletics from the Clonliffe crew. Highlights included Rebecca Fitzsimons making it an U/18 sprints double as she won the 200 day in some style. After being a little slow out of the blocks she had up ground on the back straight and then kicked for home from the final bend to come home a clear winner. In the U/17 200 both Emma McDonnell and Alex Twomey had the final, placing 4th and 5th. In the U/16 Sally Sumola also made the 200 final placing 4th.

Val Stognovus after a fantastic 23.28 U/17 200 took gold to make it a sprints double.

The middle distance athletes all ran well in today`s 800s with Jack Woods taking U/16 bronze some 2 and a half hours after his heat. Andrew Gaffney also made this final. Likewise Naoise Cullen made the girls U/16 final where she put in a battling 5th place performance. Orla O`Sullivan also battled her way into the U/15 final placing 7th. Sorcha O`Connor was another athlete to make an 800 final where she took a very good 4th place in the girls U/14.

In the U/16 girls high jump Nicole Laply took gold with a hight of 1.45m, she also made the 200 final placing 6th. In the long jump Keith Burke had a fine competition only loosing out on bronze on count back! Making it a great weekend for the Norvaisas brothers Laimis won silver in the boys U/12 shot.

The 2018 Clonliffe Juvenile Year

Attached to this is the Juvenile Captain’s end of year report which sets out the magnificent achievements of our juvenile athletes over the course of 2018. I am sure Gladys will be happy to give the credit for this fantastic report which was prepared on her behalf by Sarah Bateson.  An impressive body of work setting out all the extremely impressive performances of our juvenile athletes at indoor, outdoor and cross country championships (for both club and school).

Fantastic job Sarah. To view click: 2018JuvenileReview

Dublin Juvenile XC: All that glitters isn`t gold!

The Dublin Juvenile even ages cross country took place in Abbotstown today with Clonliffe teams very much in the mix. At the end of the day 5 sets of team medals were on the way back to Santry, unfortunately not the gold ones the athletes were looking for…but it`s early days yet! Abbotstown is a tough course. While the underfoot conditions were superb it is a hard course featuring some really taxing climbs. All the club`s athletes put in very solid efforts.

The U/18 boys placed 2nd, only missing out on gold to DSD by a single point. This was a great inter club battle between two evenly matched squads. From the gun there were 3 Clonliffe and 3 DSD athletes in the lead pack, the Clonliffe lads were lead home after the 6000 race length by 3rd place finisher Aaron Cullen, 5th Daniel Stone, 8th Ben Guiden and 12th Thomas Baltzar. This scoring four were very well backed up by their team mates: Ian McAlweney, Calum Simpson, Alex Murray, Daragh Cartner and Dermot Buckley (several stepping up from U/17).

Silver also for the U/18 girls, again behind DSD: Ella Brown 8th, Tess Loftus 10th, Aimee Warren 11th, Vicky McDonnell 14th.

The U/16 girls were also in silver, and yes behind DSD! A great run in particular by Aoife Hession 4th, the rest of the team were very impressive indeed Alana Fitzsimons 11th ,U/15 girl Naoise Cullen 13th, Katie Halpin 15th, Lara Gallager, another stepping up a year, 17th and Ella Cooley 18th.

The U/16 boys also impressed. A great run in this race by Niall in 5th place, again an athlete stepping up a year, also Ronan 20th, Jack 27th, Alex 29th, Andrew 36th, Adam 38th and Jacob 46th. The efforts of the lads was rewarded with team bronze.

Bronze medals were also won by the U/14 boys team of Cillian Keegan 12th, Jonathan Fitzsimons 13th, Sean Boyne 15th, Alex Usanova, Calcum Regan and Sandy.

Great runs earlier in the programme by the U/14 girls team with Orla O`Sullivan leading the tam home in 25th place and by both the girls and boys U/12 teams.

Next up from the crew is the Dublin uneven ages in Santry on November 4th.

 

 

Clonliffe Juvenile Cross Country Championships 2018

Eugenia Bateson Reports: On a humid blustery night our juvenile athletes competed in the Club Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne.

Over 90 athletes put in fine performance running a challenging course covering part of the National Championship course along The Walled Garden, or more affectionately known as “Gerry’s Loop”.

The U10 Girls set a high standard followed by the U10 Boys. Numbers were high in all AGE categories.  The U13/14 Girls followed by the U13/14 Boys brought the championships to a close as darkness fell as the last athletes crossed the line.

Well done to all

Results are as follows:

U10 Girls

1st Sloan Preston

2nd Sarah Scott

3rd Kate Beausang

U10 Boys

1st Patryk Brozynski

2nd Joe O’Donnell

3rd Cormac Tynan

U11 Girls

1st Jamie Tanner

2nd Aishling Faherty

3rd Aisling Farrell and Niamh Cooper

U11 Boys

1st Edward Blacque

2nd Ethan Somula

3rd James Maloney and Conor Tynan

U12 Girls

1st Sarah McDonnell

2nd Ava Usnova

3rd Rebecca Walsh

U12 Boys

1st Michael Manning

2nd Peter Maloney

3rd Noah Rossi

U13/14 Girls

1st Orla O’Sullivan

2nd Sorcha O’Connor

3rd Hazel Kenny

U13/14 Boys

1st Jonathan Fitzsimons

2nd Callum Maguire

3rd Cillian Keegan

 

Clonliffe bring home National medals

Clonliffe athletes were in excellent form once again at today`s continued National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore and in a welcomed change it even rained!

There were fantastic efforts from all in the 3000s. First off Alex Murray in the U/17 boys race dragging himself back from the dead to rally over the final 300 and grab national bronze. Great runs then followed from the four guys in the U/18 race, Aaron Cullen 4th (9.03.17), Daniel Stone 6th (9.18.59), Ben Guiden 7th (9.19.77) and Thomas Baltzar 11th (9.43.64).

In the girls U/16 & U/17 it was combined leading to 21 starters! Sarah Bateson put in her best race to dated to take bronze with a mere couple of seconds separating the medals, a pb of 10.46.32, Abbie Sheehy also ran really well to 6th (11.18.91). Also putting in a fantastic run was Aiofe Hession to take national U/16 silver (11.27.98) great reward for her year long dedication and a really brave run by Alena Fitzsimons once again putting an injury to the back of her mind to place 7th (11.52.51).

Another athlete to take silver was Sally Somula in the U/15 100 12.70, excellent stuff, Sally also place 5th in the long jump (4.00m). Lauren Carr was 5th in the U/19 400 (61.05), unfortunately Rebecca Fitzsimons had one of those days to forget. Better days ahead.

Apologies for anyone missed.

National Juveniles

A very short report: Craig Giles took U/18 800 bronze 1.55.52, after a 2.00.89 heat. Jonas Norvaisas won U/15 silver in the shot.

Good battling performances by the rest of the crew: Emma McDonnell 7th U/16 high jump 1.50m, Natalia Burtenshaw 11th U/15 high jump (1.40), Joradan Byrne 4th U/19 steeple chase, Cian Bolger 13th U/18 800 (2.04.36)Naoise Cullen 12th U/16 800 (2.35.46), Jack Woods 13th U/15 800 (2.21.31), Jonathan Fitzsimons 14th U/14 800 (2.26.55). In The U17 long jump Kristian Bosnjak was 9th.

National Relay Gold & Silver

There was great success for the Clonliffe relay squads at sun drenched (isn`t everywhere nowadays!) Tullamore today at the National Juvenile uneven ages relays.

The U/19 girls 4 x 100 take pride of place with the team of Rebecca Fitzsimons, Rapha Diamond Ebbs, Lauren Carr and Jesscia Dediku taking super gold. The U/17 girls cross country, sorry 4 x 400 relay, team of Vicky McDonnell, Abbie Sheehy, Sarah Bateson and Cara Curren Beggs took silver.

In the younger age groups the U/15 girls 4 x 100 team of Paula, Sally, Orla and Naoise battled through heats into the final where they were just out of the medals in 4th place. Likewise the U/13 4 x 100 boys Zion, Christian, Michael, Karl and came through heats and placed 7th in their final.

(U/19 Girls 4 x 100 National Champions)

(U/17 Girls 4 x 400 National silver)

(U/13 boys 4 x 100 National finalists)

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