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Smile awhile! Clonliffe Juvenile Open Sports

Today was supposed to be the day of the annual Clonliffe Juvenile all medal Open Sports. Unfortunately Covid-19 restrictions put an end to that a while back but rather then being down in the mouth this morning let’s smile as we look back on the sunny times that this fantastic event has provided for the Clonliffe Harriers family.

The Open Sports first took place in 2016 driven by juvenile captain Gladys Cooper. That day fixed the trend with superb sunshine from start to finish. The bright sunshine only bettered by the brightest of smiles from the young athletes who had a magnificent day in a fun environment. That set the trend, which has continued every year since a fun day from the time the tiny tots go onto the track until the event finishes two hours later, usually with either the ever popular long jump or howler javelin. The All Medal Open will return on the 23rd of May 2021.

As they say a picture speaks a thousand words to let’s go with the pictures!

2016 early beginnings Rebecca Fitzsimons with Rhasidat Adeleka
2016, with Georgina Drumm, the then newly elected President of Athletics Ireland
2017: The Clonliffe pack!
Lucan Harriers one two in 2017
Jump to it in 2018
2019 and Clonliffe leads the way
Howler Javelin Thrown

Enjoy the whole set, just click on the links:

2016 https://picasaweb.google.com/101280007722910682928/6284950174805909841

2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157681907459001

2018: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157692542665090

2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157708890271276

Note from Juvenile Captain

Gladys Cooper: “I hope you and your families are all doing well during these difficult days. Hopefully we are now moving into sunnier times! The juvenile athletes are asked to continue to show patience, I know many of you would like to come back to Clonliffe for training. At this time, during phase 1 we cannot return to training, there are issues around social distancing in particular which for our younger juvenile athletes would not make it the most enjoyable experience for any of you or indeed for your coaches.

We hope to get you back to your club mates later in the Summer, but possibly not for another month or two. In the meantime stay safe and well, continue with the hand washing, coughing into your elbows and follow all the health authorities guidelines. Also look after your families and especially your parents.

This Sunday was supposed to be our annual Open Sports, which unfortunately we had to cancel. This was very disappointing for the whole club as we all look forward to this day so much. We will return with our Open Sports next year bigger and better! Finally our trip to Cork was cancelled but we will be looking for another trip when possible.”

Juvenile trip to Leevale Open Sports in Cork

Parents please note that the information meeting is Thursday April 9th (not March) for all going on this Clonliffe trip. Deposit of €30 to secure place due March 12th, balance in full April 9th.

Great day in Santry at Juvenile Open Sports

The annual Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports provided a great afternoon’s entertainment at the Morton Stadium Santry on a sunny but windy day. The young athletes competing thoroughly enjoyed competing in a fun event which mainly is non-competitive but still many still showed their competitive instincts with every athlete competing at their best in the right spirit. The concept of the meet is that rather than having heats and finals every race is run as a final, with medals for the first three in each race. In the younger age groups there was final after final after final in the sprint events.

The turnout in the younger races was spectacular with many of these young athletes competing in several events from sprints to middle distance and then the ever popular field events in particular the turbo javelin and long jump drew huge numbers. Great credit goes to our hard-working club officials many of whom are athletes who themselves started their careers in this open sports and it was great to see them giving back. The presenters of the medals where Efrem Gidey who yesterday won the All Ireland schools 5000 and Aaron Cullen  who won all Ireland schools 1500 bronze, both lads not only assisted with the medal presentations but later assisted in officiating – there are not many All Ireland winners the following day are holding a tape measure and officiating in a long jump competition!.

The day’s proceedings got under way with the ever popular tiny tots race: this race featured youngsters from probably two years of age to maybe five years of age. Later in the afternoon several of these tiny tot then ran the distance race over 300 and all coped admirably with the long distance and finished smiling as they chomped on the lollipops which were given out to all. It was also very good to see a lot of the older juveniles competing in this event and completing out of their comfort zone as some of the middle-distance runners talking in sprints and likewise some of the sprinters ended up running middle-distance events. Whether this leads to a change of emphasis with upcoming championship races is pretty doubtful judging by their post race reactions!.

Thankfully the threat of rain never materialized and although the wind did whip up on occasions to make it pretty chilly towards the end it proved to be a most enjoyable event for all: athletes parents and officials.

Clonliffe Harriers would like to thank all who took part in the event and contributed to making this such an enormously successful event. We would like to thank the clubs who supported the event and the parents of these young athletes and hope that they all enjoyed their day in the Morton Stadium Santry. As this really is a non-competitive day results are not being posted but we do hope you all enjoy the photographs of the day’s proceedings. We look forward to seeing you again compete in the 2020 Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports.

Enjoy photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDYaHSd

Clonliffe Juvenile Open Sports this Sunday June 2nd

This Sunday (June 2nd) the annual Clonliffe Juvenile all medal Open Sports take place in Morton Stadium from 2.00pm.  Clonliffe host a fun event for young athletes from tiny tots up to U/16. There are events for all from sprints to middle distance and field events including turbo javelin and long jump. Entry is a mere five euro and young athletes can take part in as many events as they like. This is a great introduction for youngsters to competition as it is held in a non-competitive fun atmosphere. There are no heats and every race on the programme is therefore a ‘final’ with medals for the first three in each race/event. There are also spot prizes.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children, and this is an open event so you do not have to be a member of Clonliffe Harriers or indeed a member of an any club to take part. So slap on the sun protector and come to a fun afternoon in Morton Stadium from 2 PM onwards. Registration is open from 1 PM on the day.

The Bateson Report: Juvenile All Medal Open Sports

Sarah Bateson Reports: It was a scorcher today in the Morton Stadium with temperatures hitting 25 degrees, but this didn’t stop the brave athletes who raced fiercely till the line. Today was the Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports, generously supported by Hireco.

There was a large turnout with athletes from DSD, MSB, Portmarnock,, Brothers Pearse, Lusk, Skerries, Shercock, Lucan,, Dunboyne, Trim, Drogheda and of course the home team. The day first began with the Tiny Tots with all athletes under 7 years of age competing in a 40 metre sprint. The main events then commenced with the sprint. We may have seen some future stars in these events with some very competitive races. On the other side of the track the long jump taking place with very impressive jumps. The turbo javelin was a very popular event with over 20 athletes taking part. The older athletes showed some fine displays in the shot put.  The distance races varied from 300-800 metres. The U10 girls 300 metres had a great display of sportsmanship with two athletes even being awarded friendship medals. In the 500 and 800 metres had very strong performances with Orla O’Sullivan and Emma McDonnell bringing home the gold. The day rounded off with the 4×100 relay teams with some very debatable handicaps features two Clonliffe teams on the podium. And that concludes the All Medal Open Sports Day for 2018 with many thanks to all those who volunteered.

To see photo album from today click: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums/72157692542665090

It`s today! Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports

Today, Sunday  June 24th, the Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal open Sports, generously supported by Hireco, takes place in Morton Stadium from 2.00pm.  This is an open Track and Field Meet for Juvenile athletes from U/9 to U/16 ages. All are welcome, whether a member of Clonliffe, a member of another club or indeed not a member of any club! Every race/event on the programme is a final with medals being awarded to the first three in each. The Open Sports will provide juvenile athletes with competition in a fun and relaxed way in the three main disciplines: sprints, middle distance and field events.  Entry to the Sports is €5.00 per athlete and athletes can enter as many events which are open to them as they wish at no additional cost.

Clonliffe would like to extend an invitation to all clubs to come along to the Morton Stadium for a great afternoon’s fun and sport.

Clonliffe All Medal Open Sports

Sunday June 24th 2pm

Order of events

Sprints Boys and Girls 2PM Start Long – Jump 2PM Start

Under [8 – 9- 10] 60 MTS Under 16 Girls and Boys

Under []12 80 MTS Under 12 Girls and Boys

Under [14] 80 MTS Under 14 Girsl and Boys

Under ]16] 100 MTS Under 10 Girls and Boys
Boys and Girls Distance 2:45PM Approx — Turbo Javelin 2:30PM

Under [8 – 9- 10] 300 MTS Under [8,9,10] Girls and Boys

Under []12] 500 MTS Under 12 Girls and Boys

Under [14] 800 MTS

Under ]16] 800 MTS Shotput

Under 14 Girls and Boys (2kg)

Under 16 Girls and Boys (2.72kg)
All times given subject to change to faciliate the smooth running of the program

There are no heats in this program. All races on track are finals.

Medals for first, second and third placed athletes
For futher details contact: Gladys Cooper – 087 9852836

Excellent day`s sport at Juvenile All Medal Open

Tess Loftus reports: Enthusiasm was in plentiful supply today at the most highly anticipated meet of the juvenile calendar – the Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports. Athletes from all over Dublin took part in various events, from the speedy 200m to the aerobic long jump. Our young athletes displayed great sportsmanship as they competed throughout the day, remaining positive and determined in each of their races. Although some would say weather conditions were not ideal, nevertheless, no participant was deterred and competed to the highest standard in their various disciplines. With the track lined with cheering parents, there was no stopping the young harriers.

The results of the girls’ u16 1000m (one of many races) are at hand and are as follows: 1st Emma McDonnell, 2nd Sarah Bateson and 3rd Ella Brown. In the words of Gary Cooley, it was a “strategic” race, with Ella Brown leading for the first 800m and Emma (representing the notorious “Gerry’s group” ) and Sarah, kicking for home in the last 200m to take 1st and 2nd respectively. Strong performances were also seen in the boys’ u16 1000m with Dermot Buckley 1st and Daragh Carter 2nd.

A word of praise must also be given to Mick for his remarkable management of the lap counter (not at all feeling the repercussions of last night’s festivities;) when he rang the bell for the last lap only 200m into the u14 boy’s 1000m. An honourable mention must also go to Gary Cooley who took on the prestigious role as “mic man”; your commentating was invaluable. And finally a huge ‘thank you’ is indebted to Gladys Cooper, to whom without her organisation and dedication to the club and her juveniles this event would not be able to take place. Well done to all the athletes who competed and thank you to everyone who helped. Until next year, Nil Desperandum.

Report by: Tess Loftus

To see photos click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskWRMKQV

Clonliffe Juvenile Open Sports Sunday May 21st

Clonliffe Harriers A.C.’s 2017 Juvenile All Medal Open Sports will take place in the Morton Stadium Santry on Sunday May 21st .  This is an open Track and Field Meet for Juvenile athletes from U/9 to U/16 ages. Every race/event on the programme is a final with medals being awarded to the first three in each.  There are no heats.  If for example there are 40 athletes looking to run U/14 100 then there will be 4 races of 10 athletes each with each race being a final.  The Open Sports will provide juvenile athletes with competition in the three main disciplines: sprints, middle distance and field events.  Entry to the Sports is €5.00 per athlete and athletes can enter as many events which are open to them as they wish at no additional cost.

Events:

U/10 (Boys and Girls): 60m, 500m, Long Jump, Whistler Throw

U/12 (Boys and Girls): 80m, 600m, Long Jump, Shot

U/14 (Boys and Girls): 100, 200, 1,000, Long Jump, Shot

U/16 (Boys and Girls): 100, 200, 1,000, Long Jump, Shot

Time:

The Meet will take place from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., Sunday May 21st,

Entry fee/check in:

Entry fee is €5.00 per athlete, check in under covered canopy situated at the 100m start on the main straight. Check in open from 12.30pm to 1.30 p.m.

Traffic warning:

There is a an Arnotts warehouse sale in Santry this weekend. Traffic will be very very heavy in Santry so please allow additional travel time.

Car parking :

Limited car parking situated in the Morton Stadium via the main stadium gate. Please note that the Clonliffe car park is reserved strictly for officials only.   Patrons are advised not to park on the Swords Road as it is likely that An Garda Siochana will deal with parking offenders by way of ticketing and/or removal of vehicles.

 

Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports Programme

Sunday May 21st is the date for the 2nd Clonliffe Juvenile All Medal Open Sports. During this meeting all races will be finals. This means no heats will be conducted. Medals will be issued to First, Second and Third places in every event.

Date: Sunday 21st May 2017 @ Morton Stadium, Santry Events Time: 2.00 – 5.30 p.m.

Entry fee is €5 per athlete. Check in under covered canopy situated at the 100m start on the main straight. The check in is open from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.

Events

All sprints to commence @ 2.00 p m.

U/10 Boys 60m                                                                  U/10 Girls 60m

U/12 Boys 80m                                                                  U/12 Girls 80m

U/14 Boys 100m & 200m                                               U/14 Girls 100m & 200m

U/16 Boys 100m & 200m                                               U/16 Girls 100m & 200m

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U/10 Boys 500m                                                               U/10 Girls 500m

U/12 Boys 600m                                                               U/12 Girls 600m

U/14 Boys 1000m                                                             U/14 Girls 1000m

U/16 Boys 1000m                                                             U/16 Girls 1000m

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U/10 Boys Long Jump & Whistler Throw                 U/10 Girls Long Jump & Whistler Throw

U/12 Boys Long Jump & Shot Put                              U/12 Girls Long Jump & Shot Put

U/14 Boys Long Jump & Shot Put                              U/14 Girls Long Jump & Shot Put

U/16 Boys Long Jump & Shot Put                              U/16 Girls Long Jump & Shot Put

Car Parking

Limited car parking situated in the Morton Stadium via the main stadium gate. Please note that the Clonliffe Harriers car park is reserved for officials only. Patrons are advised not to park on the Swords Road as it is likely that An Garda Síochána will deal with parking offenders by way of ticketing and/or removal of vehicles.

Sponsor: AIB, Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9

Meet Director: Gladys Cooper – gladyscooper999@gmail.com

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