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Athletics Leinster announces T & F changes

Tonight Athletics Leinster confirmed inevitable changes to the proposed Leinster Track & Field championships arising as a result of the deferred commencement of phase 4 revolving around the current limit of 200 people permitted at any event.

The Leinster Juvenile, which also included the Dublin Juvenile, U/17 to U/19 championships have been cancelled.

The Leinster Jumior/Senior/Masters scheduled for August 8th stand deferred to the following weekend, and will now run from August 14th to 16th, but conditional upon phase 4 coming into effect on August 10th. If phase 4 is further delayed then unfortunately these championships will be cancelled.

Entry for these championships will only open once there is confirmation from the government that phase 4 will commence on August 10th.

To provide racing opportunities for our athletes Clonliffe will put on additional club track races. Further details soon. In the meantime get those entries in for the club 1500/200 Championships asap. Entry closes on Friday.

Rolus finishes with Leinster Heptathlon Silver

Rolus Olusa, Clonliffe’s multi eventer ended up in silver at Leinster Indoor Heptathlon today. At the end of day 1 Rolus held the advantage over Trim’s Shane Aston with wins in the high jump with a best of 1.95,long jump 6.79 and second in the 60 (7.31). Today didn’t go as well although he did win the pole vault in 4.40m, 2nd in the shot (11.03), the 60H, normally a strong event for him, didn’t go well and then he DNS the final event, the 1000m. So another Leinster silver, behind Aston.

Silver and Gold at Leinster Indoors

The Leinster junior, senior and master indoor Championships took place at NIA Abbottstown today. Once again there were some fine performances from the Clonliffe athletes competing. Pride of place went to Leinster senior women’s high jump champion Shannon Sheehy with a PB/club record equalling 1.75m winning jump and then adding another string to her bow taking silver in the 60 H with a new PB of 8.70. Silver also for Leah Bergin in the senior 200 in a new indoor PB of 25.99. Likewise silver for Laura Tuite in the senior 3000 with a huge PB of 10.30.38. Leo Morgan was also a silver medallist in the senior 60 (6.94).

Niall Sherlock took M 35 gold in the 800 (2.14.82) in the women’s junior 3000 Sarah Bateson placed 5th (11.03.10) with Aoife Hession 7th (11.26.55). Emer Treacy in her first race in sometime placed third in her 200 heat (29.75). Rolus Oulsa was also in action in the combined events, today he won the high jump with a best of 1.95, won the long jump 6.79 and was second in the 60 (7.31), Rolus will continue in that competition tomorrow.

Note: missed from last weekend’s indoor results from the US. Hope Saunders was 6th in the 3000 at the Gorilla Classic, Pittsburgh on Feb 14th in a time of 10.46.78.

Leinster Championships success

Continuing a very successful weekend for Clonliffe several of the clubs athletes competed at the Leinster track and Field Championships today. Fionn Carroll took senior 800 gold in a time of 2.00.10. In the senior women’s 400 Clonliffe athletes filled two of the top three positions with Leah Bergin second 58.60 and Lauren Carr third 59.50.

In the senior 100 Keith Pike was fifth 11.05 with Rolus Olusa sixth 11.19

In the Masters category George Maybury took M65 double silver in the finishing second in the 800 (2.51.99) and second in the 1500 (5.49.94).


Good haul of Leinster medals at Indoors

Clonliffe athletes were in very good form at today’s indoor Leinster championships at Abbotstown with several excellent performances yielding medals including gold and yet another club indoor record by Keith Marks in the long jump of 7.30 bettering his own previous club indoor record set earlier this year by some 10 cm.

The Leinster championships includes juniors seniors and masters. Starting off with the junior athletes: in the morning session Aoife Hession was third in the 1500 in a time of 5.15.78. Later in the afternoon bronze was also won by Sarah Bateson in the 3000 in a new PB of 10.32.15. Alana Fitzsimons was 5th 12.05.13. Lauren Carr finished third in her 400 heat in a time of 62.70.

In the senior competition in addition to Keith Marks excellent long jump gold, gold was also won in the 60 by Leo Morgan. This race included four Clonliffe athletes, a 5th Rolus Olusa had qualified with a 7.17 run from earlier in the day but was unavailable for the final. In the final itself Leo Morgan took Leinster gold in a new Championship best performance of 6.86 with Pascal Touche running a PB of 6.91, Keith Marks was 5th 7.05 with Keith Pike 7th 7.16.

Gold was also won in the triple jump by Niall Counihan 13.78 m and in the senior 400 by Snezana Bechtina 59.90

In the Masters competition  gold was won by Frances Mansfield  w70 shot  with a best of 4.83 m . Gold also for Matt Slattery in the M65  200 in 29.98, a 4th successive title for the young man!  In the 1500m  Martin Treacy was second M60  5.28.86  silver also for George Maybury  in the 1500 M65  in 5.57.96.




Flynner wins Leinster Half Championship

The Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup, incorporating the Leinster Half Marathon Championships,  took place today. David Flynn continued his great form winning the race and Leinster title in 68.44. Also 40th Sean Doran (81.36) and 63rd Kieran Murphy (84.48), Kieran was also 3rd M50 and also took Leinster M50 silver.

Five Leinsters for Clonliffe athletes (updated)

Official results from Sunday`s Leinster Championships are now available. Some good solid early season form being shown by the club`s athletes with Leinster senior titles won by five Clonliffe athletes and two Master`s titles.

Keith Marks won the Long Jump with a best (in fact he jumped that distance twice!) of 7.16m. Keith also was 3rd in the U/23 100 (11.30).

In the senior 100 Keith Pike took the title (11.03).

In the senior women`s 200 Diana Markina was 1st. A Leinster title also for Orna McGinley in the 800, although 2nd in the race the winner was A Galway Girls guesting with Diana 2nd.

Niall Counihan won the triple jump (13.20m).

In the 100 women`s race Leah Moore was 2nd (12.34) and Leah Moore 4th in the 400 (57.91).

In the Master`s Championship some 55 years after first joining Clonliffe Harriers Frances Mansfield is still competing and took gold in the W70 Hammer and Discus. Unbelievable !!

Gary wins Cork Marathon plus Sunday round up

National Marathon champion Gary O`Hanlon won the Cork City Marathon this morning in a new course record of 2.21.09. Making it a Clonliffe Cork double was Sergiu Ciobanu winning the Half in 67.56. Also in the half Niall Gorman 81.17.

Also today the Leinster Track & Field Championships took place in Tullamore. The only Clonliffe results to hand are Orna McGinley winning a tactical battle to take the senior women`s 800 title and Niall Counihan successfully defending his Leinster triple jump. (any others text 0879599888)

Leinsters: Snezana bags three Golds in Record Times (updated)

The Leinster Track and Field Championships took place in Tullamore on Sunday, June 4th. Snezana Bechtina took up her outdoor season from where she had finished in her indoors: on the winners rostrum. Snezana took all three W35 sprints, and all in new Leinster Championship Records: 100m -12.89, 200m-26.54 and 400m -59.59, to take three golds.

Further in the Masters championships Frances Mansfield was once again in action taking two Golds in the throws: W70 Discus 13.73m and Hammer 14.20m.

Master`s Gold also for David Donegan in the M35 Pole Vault with a 4.40m best.

In the Leinster seniors there was Gold also for Leah Bergin in the senior 400 in 58.41 with Emma Kelly taking bronze in 61.63. Keith Marks won the long jump with a 6.85m jump with Niall Counihan 3rd (6.50m). Niall also took gold in the triple jump (13.75m).

(Can I once again appeal to athletes/coaches please text 0879599888 with your results…don`t be shy, with 500 members I can`t be expected to have eyes on all!)

Clonliffe Juniors, Seniors & Masters at Leinster Indoor Championships (final update)

Report by Thomas Frayne: Today`s championships were the first Leinsters in the National Indoor Areana Abbottstown and accordingly drew great numbers of athletes competing in Junior, Senior and Masters. Whilst this meant a long day it was a most rewarding day for the Clonliffe crew.

In the morning session a number of the club`s juvenile athletes (ages U/16 to 18) and juniors took a break from the cross country circuit to run indoors and all performed admirably. The junior boys 1500 saw all three athletes put in very strong runs: Craig Giles with a 4.11.35 run was a very strong 2nd, further back both Ben Guiden and Daniel Stone running as juniors for the first time were very solid finishing 4th (4.26.84)  and 5th (4.27.31). Silver also for Alannah Cooley in the junior girls 1500 after a fine run in 4.58.07, younger sister Cliona battled gamely finishing 8th and will benefit from the experience. Later in the afternoon the 800s took place. Cian Bolger, an U/17 athlete, looked like a seasoned athlete in a bumpy physical race and ran an indoor pb of 2.02.50 in placing 5th. In race 2 Shane Ferris running his first race since last Summer ran a solid 2.05.11 to win with Conor Monahan  further back in the pack (2.17.05). A good experience gainer also for Hannah Browne in the junior women`s 800 finishing in 6th place in 2.31.61.

Finishing off some excellent performances from the club`s junior athletes was a strong performance from Sean Carrig in the Junior Men 3000m winning, at a canter in 9.08, a full half lap ahead of the second placed runner.

Moving on to the Seniors and Masters, there were plenty of indoor PBs and winning performances from a big Clonliffe contingent.

In the ladies O/35 events, an impressive Ciara Peelo secured the 400m-800m (2.30.29) double gold, with Clonliffe track stalwart Snezana Bechtina securing a gold and a silver in the 200m (25.82) and 60m, the 200 performance was particularly impressive as Snezana was almost crossing the finish line whilst the rest of the field were still coming off the top bend!. In the senior Women’s 1,500m Eimear O’Brien was just edged out of a medal meters from the line into 4th (4.43.12), Emer Brennan ran 5.48.88 and later ran 2.48.15 in the 800.

For the men there was gold for Philip O’Doherty in the O/55 800m in his comeback race with a time of 2.20.35, and for a fast finishing Pat Davoren in the O40 3,000m. Silver for this writer in the O/35 1,500m and a tremendous double bronze for an in form Fergal O’Shea, with a big pb of 4.43.91 in the 1,500m, matched with the same in the 800m.

Martin Treacy had a steady run into 6th place in the O/55 1,500 in a race featuring the biggest field of the day with 17 athletes competing.

Our sprinters had a good day too, Leo Margan and Keith Marks had good runs in the 60m heats with Leo topping the charts in the heats while in the womens 200m Ciara McCallion ran 24.97 to top the time charts. Gold also in the seniors for Leah Bergin in the 400 (58.93) with Emer Treacy 4th (64.32), Emer also ran the 800 (2.24.25)

In the field events Keith Marks was in good form winning the senior long jump (6.74m), likewise a win for Niall Counihan in the triple jump (13.91m) and silver in the pole vault for Rolus Olusa (3.70m). Frances Mansfield one again kitted out in the masters shot winning the O/70 with a best of 5.21m.

With all results now in, also Tom Monks took O/55 3000 gold (11.40.47) and George Maybury 2nd O/60 800 (2.39.60)


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