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Dublin Juvenile T&F League – Report from meeting 4

Ulrik Nyberg reports: The last of this year’s four Dublin Juvenile T&F League meetings took place on today in Tallaght under a blue sky. It was great to see such a large group of young Clonliffe athletes take part and do well in the running, throwing and jumping. The league really provides a great opportunity to try the many different events open to U10-U16s. It is also an important part of the preparations for those who are going to take part in the upcoming Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships.

Our youngsters produced many fine results and several of our athletes strengthened their positions in the league tables. Here are some of the highlights:

Girls U16 – Emma McDonnell, 200m 1st, 1 000 m 2nd

Girls U15 – Sally Somula, 200 m 1st

Boys U 15 – Keith Burke, Shot putt 3rd

Boys U14 – Jonathan Fitzsimons, 200 m 1st, 1 000 m 1st

Boys U 13 _ Christian Finn, 200m 3rd, High Jump 3rd (pb: 1.35m)

Girls U12 – Ava Usanova, 200 m 1st, High jump 2nd (PB, 1 m 30 cm)

Strong performances also in Girls U15 by Natalia Gill, Boys U15 by James McDonnell, Jonas Nyberg and Ronan Donohue, Girls U14 by Orla O’Sullivan, Eabha Guy and Rachel Power, Girls U12 by Alexandra Kelly, Sarah McDonnell, Sally-Anne Nyberg and Rebecca Walsh, Boys U12 by Jack McDonnell, Girls U10 by Sienna Kelly and in Boys U10 by Ethan Sumola.

Points have now been accumulated by the athletes over the four league meetings. Final standings per age group to be communicated.

Juvenile league brings out the best in club`s young athletes

A great morning/afternoon`s work was put in by the Clonliffe juvenile athletes at today`s latest round of the track & field league held in glorious weather in Tallaght. Whilst all of the group can be proud of their performances today with some fine efforts and several athletes being well up in their events highlights included: U/10 boys Ethan Somola 3rd long jump and 4th in the 500, Ava Usanova was 1st in the girls U/12 high jump, U/15 boys Keith Burke 1st discus and 2nd long jump with James McDonnell 2nd discus and 3rd long jump and Jonas Nyberg 3rd in the discus. Emma McDonnell was a fine 1st in the girls U/16 400. A fine outing also over 1500 for 3rd place by Jonathan Fitzsimons U/14 and 4th in long jump.

Good Day Sunshine!

A magnificent day in the Santry sunshine was matched by magnificent performances from the young Clonliffe athletes competing in round 2 of the track & field league. This week saw some top notch efforts by all the crew with stand out performers Jonas Nourvais, Sally Somula, Ava Usanova all taking fine wins in their events.

Highlights today included:

U/10 boys 60m 3rd Ethan Samola, 500m 3rd Ethan Samola
U/12 girls 80m 1st Ava Usanova, 600m 2nd Rebecca Walsh
U/13 boys 600m 3rd Christian Finn
U/14 boys 100 m 4th Jonathan Fitzsimons, 800m 2nd Jonathan Fitzsimons
U/14 girls 800m 3rd Orla O’Sullivan
U/15 girls 100m 1st Sally Samola
U/15 boys Discus 1st Jonas Nourvais 3rd Jonas Nyberg 4th Kieth Burke, javelin 2nd Jonas Nourvais 3rd James Mcdonnell U/16 girls High Jump 4th Emma Mc Donnell
Well done to all. Thanks to Leo for results and Ulrik for photo.

You never know who you`ll meet in Santry!

As the Clonliffe crew finished their Saturday morning training in Santry Demesne today they happened upon 2014 European Cross country Champion Gemma Steel (GBR) out doing her shake down before tomorrow`s Great Ireland Run. A photo opportunity not to be missed:

Meanwhile in the Stadium the first of the season`s Dublin Juvenile Track & Field leagues was underway with a good number of the Clonliffe younger athletes in action. Spies report very solid performances in this opener with Sally Samola`s winning of the girls U/15 100 and Ava Usanova girls U/12 80 2nd place deserving of special mention.

Clonliffe final Juvenile League in Tallaght

The Clonliffe juvenile athletes were in Tallaght today for the final round of the league and a final pre Dublin Championships tune up. A small but select group in action and some very good results.

In the 200s: U/11 girls 3rd Sarah McDonnell. U/11 boys 5th Jack McDonnell. U/14 girls 1st Sally Samosa 3rd Naoise Cullen. U/14 boys 4th Jonas Nyberg. U/15 girls race 1 2nd Holly Roche, 4th Blaise Carroll, race 2 1st Emma McDonnell.

1,000m U/14 girls 3rd Naoise Cullen 3rd. U/14 boys 8th Jonas Nyberg. U/15 girls 1st Katie Halpin, 2nd Alana Fitzsimons, 6th Aoife Hession.

Javelin U/14 boys 2nd Jonas Nyberg.


Dublin Juvenile league round 2

Gladys Cooper reports:  The second round of the league got off to a very cold start today on home turf at Morton Stadium but that only applied to the weather  as all of the Clonliffe athletes competed extremely well in their chosen events despite the cold. The  U/15 girls  who had a long wait all ran so well and ending with a 1st from Emma McDonnell, 2nd Katie Halpin  3rd Aiofe Hession in the 1000m. Emma  also went on to win the 80m and completing a great all round performance also won the high jump. Blaise Carroll also did extremely well in the U/15 high jump. Also winning in the high jump was Dermot Buckley U/16.

In the U/14 800 Naiose Cullen had another great outing in the league, despite having a cold, finishing 2nd in what was great race. Sally Sumola as always gave her all in the sprints finishing 1st U/14 .Jonathon Fitzsimons U/13 was 3rd in 80m and 2nd in 600m .

Once again a big well done to all of our great Clonliffe athletes.

Gladys Cooper. Juvenile Captain.

Round 1 of Dublin Juvenile T & F League on Saturday

The opening round of the Dublin Juvenile Track and Field league takes place in Irishtown on Saturday. The following 3 rounds will lead into the Dublin Championships in June.

League Rounds:

  1. 22nd April
  2. 29th April
  3. 6th May
  4. 28th May

Timetable for Saturday click: League 1 Irishtown Saturday 22nd April 2017


Another great day at League from the Juveniles

Gladys Cooper reports: Round 3 of the league was held in Tallaght yesterday morning on what turned out to be a lovely day weather wise , and to add to the enjoyment more great performances from our Clonliffe crew.
The morning got off to a great start, with a win by Emma McDonnell in the 400 metres. Emma`s club mates followed her lead with Second place 500m Sarah McDonnell , Second Place 400m Rebecca Fitzsimmons ,First 600m Jonathan Fitzsimmons, Second 600m Sally Sumola
All of the athletes who are competing in the leagues are trying to accumulate points and so far doing extremely well, in particular James McDonnell, Kieth Burke, Naoise Cullen and  Holly Foy just to name but a few.
In particular it is a pleasure to see the sprinting section of our club competing with such enthusiasm and tenacity in no small part due to the newest member of our coaching staff Ray.
We also had young athletes in particular Alana, Ella, Dermot and Keven competing in the 1500m which is a difficult enough race at the best of times but they all did very well. A big Congratulations to all the athletes from their coaches.
Gladys Cooper
Juvenile Club Captain

Juvenile League Round 2

Gladys Cooper reports: The second round of the league was held on home ground in Santry on Saturday morning with some great performances by our young athletes far too many to mention by name. I would like to say to all those who did compete for their club, well done from all your coaches and club captain. I hope you all remember our big day on the May 15th : the Clonliffe Juvenile all Medal Open Sports. Bring along any friends or family members who would like to try an event on this fun day. Nil desperandum, Gladys

Juvenile Track & Field League Round 1

Graham Mahon reports on a successful opening round of the Juvenile track and field league in Irishtown this morning with strong performances from the young Clonliffe athletes in the U/10 to U/16 groups. Highlights included another excellent win by up and coming thrower Jonas who won the U/13 shot in a new pb of 10m dead, a 1st (long jump) and 2nd 100 for Rebecca Fitzsimons in the U/16, and a 1st (600m) and 2nd (60m) from brother Jonathan in the U/12s.


U 12 boys: Jonathan fitzsimmons 1st in the 600 and 2nd in the 60m

U 13 boys: Jonas won shot out with a pb of 10metres, James McDonnell was 6th in the 80m
U13 girls: Sally Sumola was 2nd in the 80, Naoise Cullen was 6th in the 600
U14 girls: Katie Halpin was 3rd in the 800, Alana Fitzsimmons was 5th in high jump, Blaise Carrol was 6th in high jump
U15 girls: Amy Hodson was 2nd in the 800 with Ella Browne 3rd
U15 boys: Daragh Carter was 3rd in the 800
U16 girls: Rebecca Fitzsimmons was 1st in long jump and 2nd in the 100, Rapha Diamond-Ebbs 3rd , Success 4th



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