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Friday look back: when KJT met Clonliffe

All of four and a half years ago, April 12th 2015, the Clonliffe juveniles took part in a track & field meet hosted by Liverpool Harriers where they happened upon no other than Katarina Thompson Johnson who was training in the stadium. Nice to see that the tips passed onto Katrina by our athletes all those years ago paid off over the past 2 days: 2019 World Heptathlon Champion!

Weekend round up: Juvenile league and Night Run

The club`s juvenile athletes were in action in round 2 of the league on a cold morning in Morton stadium on Saturday. Numbers were smaller than usual coming towards the end of the easter holidays. Gladys reports on some excellent runs with the highlights being a win in the U/16 100mts by Sally Sumola, 2nd by her brother Ethan U/11 500. 2nd  for Orla O’ Sullivan U/15 800.

Last night in Dublin city the Night Run 10k took place with lots of club members stewarding and cheering on club mates: Mick Gleeson 42.11, Laura Kernan 42.38, David Comiskey 43.20, Maurice McHale 45.39, Declan Grant 51.37, Joanne McCabe 52.45.

Juvenile League Saturday in Santry

The action comes thick and heavy now! Tonight sees the Clonliffe 2 in Santry and on Saturday the 27th, it`s the 2nd round of the Dublin Juvenile track & Field League, also in Santry.

Please check with your coach for meeting times and so forth. The programme of events is: Juvenile T&F League 2 Santry Saturday 27th April 2019

Please note that this is indicative only, a lot defends on the numbers competing. Regarding parking please DO NOT to double park along the road inside the gate of the stadium and when parking on the grass area to park in an orderly manner, leaving space for other cars and a gap to enter and exit. Stewards manning this area will direct as best they can but please give them due respect, as you should to all other officials volunteering at these events. Do not park on the pathways outside the stadium or obstruct local  residents access to their homes. (You risk being ticketed by the Gardaí!)


Clonliffe Juveniles Spring into action

The first round of the Dublin Juvenile League took place in Spring sunshine in Morton Stadium this morning. There were lots of Clonliffe athletes ages up to U/16 taking part with several completing in their first competition. All competed very well with great performances from many of the black ‘n’ amber.

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.


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