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Weekend catch up: Slattery takes 4, Jayme PB`s, Sergiu Cork Half record

A busy weekend of athletics, in addition to the All Ireland Schools (see earlier posting) Clonliffe athletes were in action at the Leinster Track and Field, in the UK and on the roads.

The catch up starts at the Leinster Track & Field Championships, first off with the Masters where Matt Slattery cleaned up. In a golden O/60 clean sweep Matt won the 100 in 14.45, the 200 in 29.90, 400 in 64.97 and the 800 in 2.38.06. An equally busy, but only half as successful (!!) day for Ronan Gately winning the O/45 110H (21.03) and 400H (60.88) titles and places 5th in the 100 (13.62) and 5th in the 400 (62.98). Leinster Master`s titles also for Pat Daveron in the O/40 3000sc in 10.29.67 and David Dunwoody O/45 (10.57.97) and bronze for George Maybury in the O/60 800 (2.41.66).

Snezan Bechtina took the Leinster senior 400 title winning in a time of 56.50. Paul Whelan was 4th in the 100 (11.67) and 4th also for Andrii Minhan in the 400 (52.27).

In the Leinster U/23`s Keith Pike was 2nd in the 100 (11.07) with Stuart Roche 8th (11.57).

Also over the weekend Jayme Rossister added another pb to his recent collection, having recently lowered his 3000 sc pb to sub 9. his 5000 time took a battering at the BMC Trafford Meet as Jayme finished 2nd in 14.20.18.

Another man in good form was Sergiu Ciobanu who set a course record in the Cork City half marathon yesterday winning in a time of 67.40.

Finally on the Streets of Dublin yesterday in pretty grim conditions the women`s 10k, mini marathon took place with several Clonliffe ladies in action (names and times by text to 0879599888 please)

Senior Indoor Leinster tiles for McDonald and Rogers

News from today`s Leinster Indoor championships held at Athlone IT is that Mark McDonald has won the 800 title in a time of 1.56. In the pole vault Ian Rogers added yet another title to his growing list winning with a new indoor PB of 4.75m. In the Leinster Masters Indoors there was more success for Clonliffe athletes as Philip O`Doherty won O/50 gold in the 800 and silver in the 1500 and George Maybury won O/60 800 gold.

Also today on the roads, after running the Garda BHAA cross country Sean Doran won the Dunleek 5k in 17.14

Kenneally & MacDiarmada 2nd & 3rd in Leinster Cross Country

Mark Kenneally made a very positive return to competitive racing today in the Clonliffe colours at the Leinster Cross Country Championships in Dunboyne. On a bitterly cold winter`s day the London Olympian and former National Cross Country Champion looked relaxed as he races himself back to full fitness sitting in the top 3 athletes throughout the 10,000 distance. As might have been expected when the pace picked up towards the beginning of the second last lap the big man was hanging on a little, however he rallied well to hold 3rd position in the race, which included the Celtic International U/23s, and finish runner up in the Leinsters  some 10 seconds behind John Eves (DSD). There was also a fine run by Michael MacDiarmada who finished strongest in the field picking up several places over the latter stages of the race and closing fast on his club mate. Michael placing 3rd in the Leinsters, 5th in the race and only 10 seconds off Mark. The 3rd scorer was Tudor Mircea who placed 5th in the Leinster championships and with Thomas Sherlock in 28th the 4th scorer the team placed second behind National Champions DSD on 38 points, 4 off DSD. A good run also today at this level by Conor Keane in 45th.

Mark Kenneally leinsters

Michael MacDiarmada leinsters

Tudor Mircea leinsters

Tom Sherlock Leinsters

Conor Keane

Earlier in the programme there was a very proud Flanagan family witnessing Brian Flanagan`s debut in the green vest of Ireland in the U/20 Celtic Cross Country. Brian had a very good race battling away to finish a fine 14th, and 4th man on the Ireland U/20 team that placed 2nd behind Scotland.

Brian Flanagan Celtics

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Flanagan goes in Green. Men go in Leinsters.

Tomorrow in Dunboyne Clonliffe`s Brian Flanagan will run for Ireland in the junior race in the Celtic Cross Country being held in conjunction with the Leinster Cross Country Championships.

A strong Clonliffe men`s team is entered to compete in the senior men`s race over 10,000m. The team entered is: Michael MacDiarmada, Tudor Mircea, Mark Kenneally, Conor Keane, Colm Rooney and Thomas Sherlock.

Clonliffe athletes take medals at Leinster Indoors

Last weekend saw Clonliffe athletes put in solid shifts in Athlone at the Leinster Indoors. As previously reported Ian Rogers won the senior pole vault, his best on the day was 4.60 putting him over 40cm clear of the field. A very good performance coming on the heels of his Versities win that Friday. Another athlete to show well post Versities was Becky Woods who came down to the 800 for the Leinsters where she placed 2nd in 2.14.76.

The sprinters were also out once again. Paul Whelan ran 7.09 in the 60m, Stuart Roche 7.31 and Ian Kelly 8.17.

In the Leinster Masters Philip O`Doherty prevailed yet again, and yet again on the double. A fine middle distance double in the O/50 1st in the 800(2.15.06) and 1st in the 1500 (4.43.91). George Maybury was 2nd in the O/60 800 in a time of 2.34.89. John Hartnett also took two medals from Athlone in the O/40 sprints 2nd in the 200 in 25.61 and 3rd in the 60m 7.76.

Clonliffe at Leinster Masters Cross Country

At today`s Leinster Masters cross country an incomplete Clonliffe masters team competed in Dunboyne, County Meath in pretty difficult conditions. First Clonliffe man home was recent transferee Declan Fahy in 8th place (21.36), 41st Philip O`Dohert (23.16) and 43rd Davy Byrne (23.30).

Leinster double sprints titles for Paul Whelan

Recent addition to Clonliffe Harriers Paul Whelan has started his Clonliffe career in fine style winning both Leinster sprints titles at the Leinster track and field in Tullamore on Sunday, June 2nd. Paul won the 100 in 11.08 and the 200 in 22.08. Dave Donegan notched up yet another title in winning the pole vault with 4.55m.

Philip O`Doherty won the masters O/50 800 in 2.16.9. George Maybury was 3rd O/55 (2.31.06)

Denise Byrne and Louise Reilly win Leinster indoor titles in Athlone

More renowned as a javelin thrower Denise Byrne turned to the sprints this weekend with considerable success. Denise won the Leinster 200m indoor title at Athlone IT in a time of 28.23 on Saturday the 2nd. Louise Reilly also took a Leinster title winning the 1500m in 4.46. Becky Woods followed up her fine intervarsities 1500m gold performance the previous day by taking silver in the 800 in the Leinsters in a time of 2.18.3. Mark McDonald had a fine run in the 800 running an indoor PB of 1.53.86.

Meanwhile at the Leinster Masters at the same venue Kathryn Walley took O/50 gold over 400 in a time of 74.75. George Maybury took silver in the 400m O/55 in a time of 69.52.

Megan wins silver at Tailteann Games a cm off gold

Young Clonliffe long jumper Megan Coomber finished runner up taking silver at the Tailteann Games in the Morton Stadium today with a best jump of 5.31m into a strong head wind. Megan`s jump was a mere cm off the winning jump. The previous week Megan won the Dublin Community Games U/16 100 title while on Saturday last her training partner Seanna Reilly was 4th in the Leinster junior 200m in a new PB of 26.12.

Up dated round up: Lorna Begley wins Leinster U/23 800m plus hills

The Leinster U/23 Championships took place in a wet and wild Claremont Stadium, Navan today. Clonliffe`s Lorna Begley had her biggest win todate taking the Leinster 800m title in 2.21. Mark McDonald was 3rd in the U/23 men`s 800 in 1.55. County Meath proved to be a happy hunting ground all round for Clonliffe athletes as last night, just returned from the States, Dave Flynn lead home Gary O`Hanlon in the Braveheart Trail Run in Trim in 16.07, Gary was recorded a second behind Flynner, although another source had the Clonliffe duo dead heating? Flynner also took in the Park West 10k the following day, Sunday the 17th, to record a good win in 33:09, almost 30 seconds clear of former Clonliffe man Kevin English (Donore). Maurice McCrohan was 14th (38:47) running in his back yard, well his office back yard.

Results also from today`s (Sunday) Trail Challenge International in the Lake District in England where the four Clonliffe athletes put in stirling performances in the Irish Green vest Brian McMahon was 3rd (32:44) with James Kevan 11th (34:34). In the elite senior women`s race Sarah McCormack was an excellent 2nd (36:58)  and Louise Hill Sterling 5th in the junior women`s race.


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