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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)

Last night of the Proms!

Tonight in Morton Stadium the 6th and final night of the Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships took place with 1500s and even age relays.

Once again in the 1500s Clonliffe athletes were very much to the fore. Starting off with the boys this time Daragh Cartner was a fine winner of the U/17 with a measured sprint to take gold. Dermot Buckley went all the way to the line and succeeded in grabbing 4th place on the line and a place in next month`s Nationals.

In the U/18 race there was another fantastic Clonliffe battle with Daniel Stone prevailing to win the Dublin title, Cian Bolger 3rd, Ben Guiden 5th and Ian McAlweeney 8th. The U/19s again saw Clonliffe very much at the head of affairs as Craig Giles took 2nd from Efrem Gidey 3rd, Stephen Cashin 5th and Jordan Byrne 6th.

The U/17 girls also produced two national qualifiers as Sarah Bateson, recovered now from her meeting with the Irishtown track on Friday night, took 3rd with Abbie Sheehy 4th (Abbie now qualifying for nationals over 800, 1500, 3000 and 4 x 400!), Ella Brown was 6th and Cara Curran Begg 9th. There was also a solid run in the U/15 race from Naoise Cullen placing 8th.

Moving on then to the relays which took place after the 1500s: Clonliffe had teams in Girls U14, Boys U14, Girls U12 and Boys U12. Great races from all teams, in particular the Boys U14, Girls U12 and Boys U12 who all progressed from their heats and performed very well in the finals. With the Clonliffe success also from last week’s uneven age relays in mind, it is fair to say that all the hard relay team training in recent weeks certainly paid off!

 

Another great day out with the Young Ones!

The Dublin Juvenile Track & Field continued in Tallaght this morning with again excellent performances from the Clonliffe crew. First into the fray were the middle distance athletes bright and early for their 3000s.

The girls 3000`s were combined with all age groups going together, this of course can be a little daunting for the younger girls with the U/16s having their first runs over the distance, still our two athletes Aoife Hession and Alana Fitzsimons just got on with in and put in solid runs. Aoife going home with gold and Alana, who battle gamely through a very painful hip injury from half way, took silver. Abbie Sheehy continued her very good form to take the U/17 title and finished 2nd overall “on the road”.

The U/17s boys race featured Clonliffe`s  Three Amigos: Dermo, Alex and “New Hair Cut” Carter, Alex Murray took the title with Daragh 2nd.

A great race in the U/18 and 19 combined race which wound up nicely after some very slow opening laps but the boys were flying over the closing stages saw Efrem Gidley win the U/19 title with Stephen Cashin just out of the medals and in the U/18s Aaron Cullen 2nd (Fun fact: this was Aaron`s first ever Dublin Track medal!) with Ben Guiden 3rd, Thomas Baltzar was 5th.

In the field events Jonas Norvaisas won the U/15 shot with an impressive 14.30m and Ava Usnova was 3rd in the U/12 high jump. Later in the afternoon in the long jump out Sally Somula won the U/15 competition (5.22m) and Kristain Bosnajak won the boys U/17. Keith Burke was 3rd in the U/15 long jump.

A win also in the javelin for Nicole Laipy in the girls U/15.

Rebecca Fitxsimons won the U/18 100, Sally Somula was 2nd in the U/15 100 and Alex Twomey 3rd in the U/16 with Emma Mcdonnell 6th. Kristian Bosnajak was just off a medal in the U/17 100 placing 4th.

Finally 4th place for Orla O’Sullivan in the U/15 800.

Next and final day of the Dublins is Wednesday night from 7.00pm in Morton Stadium for even age relays and 1500s.

More medals taken from Dublin Juvenile Championships

The Dublin Juvenile Championships continued today at Irishtown with sprints and field events on the menu. The sprints groups continued where they left off yesterday with medal winning performances.

Lauren Carr won the U/19 200 title and took silver in the 400. Silver also for Rebecca Fitzsimons in the U/18 200. Aaron Nnadi did likewise in theU/17 boys 400. Silver and bronze were won by the U/16 girls in the 200 Alex Twomey 2nd and Emma McDonnell 3rd, Kristin O`Grady Hogan also made that final placing 5th. In the U/15s Sally Somula took silver.

In the U/16 high jump Emma claimed top spot on the podium winning the competition. The U/15 girls were also superb in their high jump with Nicole Laipy 2nd and Natalia Burtenshaw 3rd. To complete a great day`s high jumping Kristian Bosnajak also took 3rd place in the boys U/17 (Kristain had also made the 200 final where he placed 5th). Bronze also in the U/15`s for James McDonnell.

Finally Keith Burke took bronze in the U/15 discus.

Tomorrow it`s to Tallaght for the 3000s, 100s and hurdles.

 

Clonliffe Reel in Relay medals

There was great success for the Clonliffe teams competing at tonight`s Dublin Juvenile Championships in Irishtown for the uneven ages relays. At the end of the two hour programme three sets of gold and two sets of silvers were heading back across the Liffey to Dublin`s Northside. In between there was blood, sweet, tears and smiles!

The U/15 girls 4 x 100 team battled like crazy to take the first set of medals of the evening as Paula Paracheuv, Sally Somula, Holly Foy and Naoise Cullen took silver.

Then the U/17 4 x 400 team, made up entirely of middle distance athletes, took gold with an outstanding display all through the team from Vicky McDonnell, Abbie Sheehy, Sarah Bateson, who hit the deck at the change over, suffering considerable cuts and bruises, and then a battling Ella Brown on the anchor leg. A special mention also of Cara Curran Beggs completing the squad who warmed up and was ready, willing and able to step into the fray if required.

Next it was silver again. This time the boys U/15 4 x 100 team, another gritting the teeth effort from the foursome of James McDonnell (a good day for the McDonnell clan!), Jack Woods, Keith Burke and Andrew Gaffney.

The U/13 boys had battled through heats and then in the final were just superb to win another Dublin title for Clonliffe as Charlie Duffy, Cian O`Hare, Christian Finn and Karl Balaore left a full field in their wake.

Finally then in the last race of the night the girls U/19 4 x 100 and again a brilliant team effort from Rebecca Fitzsimons, Lauren Carr, Rapha Diamond-Ebbs and Jessica Dedeko delivered more gold.

U/13 Boys 4 x 100 Gold

U/15 Girls 4 x 100 Silver

U/15 Boys 4 X 100 Silver

U/17 Girls 4 X 400 Gold

U/19 Girls 4 X 100 Gold

 

Clonliffe Juveniles medal at Dublins

Jonathan Fitzsimons was the Clonliffe star of the show at tonight`s Dublin Juvenile Track & Field held in Morton Stadium on another warm sunny evening (we`re getting a little spoilt now!). Jonathan ran a superb U/14 800 race always in control and then holding off his pursuers down the home straight to claim the Dublin title.

In the U/15 race Jack Woods took bronze. Bronze also for Naoise Cullen in the U/15 girls race after a fine run. U/16 girls saw Emma McDonnell take silver and with Alana Fitzsimons 4th both qualified for Nationals, Aoife Hession placed 6th. All four U/17 girls ran very well Abbie Sheehy took bronze, with Ella Brown missing out on nationals placing 5th.

The combined boys U/18 and 19 race was a scorcher with the first 400 covered in some 54 seconds Craig Giles was 3rd “on the road” and 1st (?) U/19, in a time of 1.55.

The U/12s 600 needed heats with the finals taking place later this month, both Sarah McDonnell and Rebecca Walsh placed 3rd in the heats and progress. Likewise Michael Manning goes into the Dublin final thanks to his 4th place tonight.

U/16 Girls Bronzed at Indoors

The final, final day of the long running National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone today brought brilliant bronze for the Clonliffe girls U/16 relay squad. Competing in a very competitive 4 X 200 event the girls battled through their semi final winning in 1.49.55 and then went almost 2 seconds faster in the final a 1.47.29 effort delivering a fantastic 3rd place and national bronze. Excellent stuff from the squad of Emma McDonnell, Blaise Carroll, Kristin McGrady Hogan, Alex Twomey and Holly Roche. Emma also placed 7th in the high jump with a 1.55m and Blaise put in a solid performance in the long jump with a best of 4.18m.

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