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Round up: Clonliffe win Meet & Train, plus more

On what was a great weekend on the Indoor track it`s great to report on the success of other sections of the club over the course of the weekend. The Clonliffe Meet & Train ladies continue to go from strength to strength and yesterday completed the final round at Cherryfield Park, Firhouse of the cross country league with the A team topping the Gold standard, while the B team were runner up in the Bronze standard. The finishers yesterday were: Louise caraher-2nd, “the Comeback Kid” Kate Purcell-10th,. Jen Carpentet-11th, Ashling Andrews-12th, Laura Kearnan-16th, Catherine Dempsey-24th, Emer Brennan 26th, Marie Ralph-50th,  Mandy-61st. Joanne mc Cabe 64th, Evelyn Brennan-65th and  Francis Logue-78th.

Meet & Train overall teams – (best 3 from 4 results): Gold – 1 Clonliffe Hrs A 176, 2 Fingallians A 200, 3 Dunboyne A 267,4 Trim 340. Silver – 1 Crusaders A 285, 2 Dunboyne B 371, 3 Lakeshore Striders 726, 4 Blackrock A 728. Bronze – 1 Fingallains B 729, 2 Clonliffe Hrs B 876, 3 Bros Pearse B 1021, 4 Sportsworld D 1053, 5 Lucan Hrs D 1151, 6 Fingallians C 1194.

Also over the weekend Liam Roarty ran for Sunderland Harriers in the English National Cross Country at Parliament Hill, London. From a starting field of almost 2,000 Liam place 475th and 3rd scorer for Sunderland as the Harriers placed 54th from 170 clubs!!

Meanwhile on the roads yesterday Rachel Wisdom was 2nd lady in the Wicklow Hospice 10k in Rathdrum in 39.50

Meet and Train group enjoy Dunboyne Mudfest

The Clonliffe meet and train group got their 2014 cross country season off to an excellent start at yesterday`s Dunboyne Mudfest. It was the first meet and train race of the Winter season and with the rain of the past weeks doing some serious damage it was an experience for all concerned.

Despite thick mud and puddles everywhere the Clonliffe ladies were not deterred with two teams and a total of 11 athletes taking to the start for the two mile test. Great performances by all with Louise Carracher in particular revelling in the conditions to put in a sterling day`s work and claim a very impressive 3rd place. With 3 Clonliffe athletes (Louise, Ailish Andrews 14th and Laoise Moggin 15th)  in the top 20 from over 130 starters it was a great start to the season and will give the group great confidence for the rest of the series.

Full Clonliffe: Louise 3rd, Ailish 11th, Laoise 15th, Catherine Dempsey 32nd, Jen Carpenter 43rd, Claire Roach 68th, Frances Logue 74th, Marie Ralph 78th, Mandy McMenamy 91st, Joanne McCabe 99th and Colette Corbet 114th.

Next Meet and Train race is Jan. 4th hosted by Brothers Pearse

Laoise Moggan leads Clonliffe home at Meet and Train

The ladies captain reports on an “outstanding performance” by Laoise Moggan in this morning`s Meet and Train cross country race in Dunboyne. Laoise who has only been a Clonliffe Harrier now for a few months continues to make excellent progress and was a most impressive 10th place today leading the black and amber home. The rest of the group also put in sterling efforts: Emma Kelly 28th, Mandy McMenamy 76th, Elizabeth Kerns 81st and Patricia McGrath 89th.

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Bernadette takes another Meet and Train win

Pamela cooper reports: Race No.2 in this year’s Summer Meet & Train Road Race Series took place on Wednesday evening in Irishtown. The race was hosted by local club Crusaders but it was for the second time Clonliffe Lady Bernadette Kearnan who took home the Gold medal over this extremely tough and hilly 3 mile race.

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There were approx 100 female athletes in the race with a total 9 Clonlliffe Ladies on the start line. Second Clonliffe lady home in a superbly ran race was Caoimhe Cruise in 12th followed by Niamh Kiely 24th Emma Kelly 28th Mandy McMenamy 60th Deirdre Dunne 72nd and Claire Byrne 94th. The next and final four mile race of the Meet & Train Road Race series will take place on Wednesday 22nd May in the Phoenix Park at 7.30p

Weekend Race results for the Clonliffe Harriers Ladies

Ladies Captain Pamela Cooper reports:

Sunday 7th April was Race No.1 hosted by Lucan Harriers AC of 3 in this year Meet & Train Road Race Series. In a field of over 100 athletes we had 11 Clonliffe athletes take part. In a very tactical race we saw relative new comer to Clonliffe Harriers Bernadette Kieran take home the gold medal. Next home was Caoimhe Cruise in 15th followed by Caroline Duggan 18th Emma Kelly 25th Marie O’Connell 31st Niamh Kiely 33rd Catriona Shanhan 43rd Mandy McMenamy 53rd Deirdre Dune 56th Viv Byrne 59th and Michele Schmit 60th

Race No 2 is Wednesday 27th May 7.30pm in Ringsend.

As the Meet & Train athletes warmed down 6 more Clonliffe Ladies warmed up to take part this year National Road Relays. The Clonliffe ladies had 2 teams entered this year. Our first team consisting of Michelle English, making her debut for Clonliffe, Becky Woods & Roisin Leahy finish in 5th place and our second team of Orlaith Durkan, Sinead Hartnett & Emma Harding finished 17th.

Clonliffe Meet & Train group well to fore in Bushy Park

Ladies Captain Pamela Cooper reports: The Clonliffe Ladies did themselves proud with excellent finishes by all athletes. This was the 3rd race of 4 in the Meet & Train Cross-Country League which was held by Sportsworld Athletic Club in Bushy Park, the first ever meet and train race held at this venue. The course was flat and fast with little shelter but this did not faze our ladies. The Muck & Mess of Tuesday sessions in Trinity Ground paid off.

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In a Field of approx 120 athletes 1st Clonliffe Lady to cross the finish line in a super 2nd place was Bernadette Kiernan, close behind her in 9th place was Caroline Duggan next was Niamh Kiely 40th Emma Kelly 46th Aisling Andrews 52nd Janette Reid 58th Danielle Townsend 59th Viv Byrne 76th Mandy McMenamy 77th and Eimear Mallon 79th

Clonliffe Meet and Train group update

Pamela Cooper reports: Sunday 2nd December was Meet & Train Cross-Country Race No2 on in Fingallians GAA Club.  The Meet & Train Cross-Country has a five race cross-Country season and the Clonliffe Ladies where there in Fighting Force as usual.

On the flat & fast 2mile course the race hosted approximately 90 athletes 9 of which wore the Black & Amber of Clonliffe Harriers.  Coming home first in 12 position was Bernadette Kiernan followed by Emma Kelly 32nd, Marie O’Connell 35th , Niamh Kiely 41st , Sheila Jones 42nd  Aisling Andrews 49th, Yvonne McDonagh 50th , Danielle Townsend 52nd , Mandy McNamee 66th and Ciara Faherty 71st.

Well done to all the ladies but especially to Bernadette, Aisling & Niamh as this was their first ever Cross-Country Race.  The remaining 3 races will take place in the New Year.


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