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Clonliffe athletes lead Irish home at World Mountains

The 30th World Mountain Championships were held in Casette di Massa, Tuscany, Italy today. Clonliffe`s Sara McCormack lead the Irish women`s team home with an impressive 15th place finish in 51.13 for the 8.4KM distance. In the men`s 11.7 KM race a Clonliffe athlete was again the top Irish finisher as Brian MacMahon was 55th (63.07). Clonliffe`s third representative was James Kevan who was 73rd in 64.52.

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The Warrior MacMahon wins again in Sligo

Brian MacMahon successfully defended his Warrior Run title in Strandhill, County Sligo today. Today was the 30th running of the even, a race from the strand to the top of the Cairn Mountain and back a total distance of some 15KM, Brian`s winning time of 52.18 was some half a minute quicker than his 2013 winning time.

Sara McCormack win Snowdon Mountain International

Clonliffe`s National Cross Country Champion Sara McCormack was back in the mountains over the weekend. Sara won the prestigious Snowdon International in Wales in 55.20. Due to very bad weather the event was shortened to about 75% distance. Also competing on Snowdon was James Kevans who finished first Irishman in 8th place (48.52)

Clonliffe athletes at European Mountain Running

Results from yesterday`s gruelling European Mountain Running championships held at Gap in the French Alps: Sara McCormack was 17th in the senior women`s race (44.12), Brian MacMahon 32 nd in senior men (62.39) and Cathal Doyle 44th in junior men (48.36)

Clonliffe athletes selected for European Mountain running

Three Clonliffe athletes have been selected for International duty at next weekend`s European Mountain running. Cathal Doyle earns his first full Irish International vest, Cathal has competed internationally for the Irish Schools, in the Youth race and seasoned campaigners Brian MacMahon and Sara McCormack in the seniors. Team manager is another Clonliffe man Gerry Brady. The team head to France on Thursday. Best of luck from all your club mates.

MacMahon leads Irish to Karrimor international win

Clonliffe`s Brian MacMahon was in mountain running mode again over the weekend. He had a fine run in Karrimor International Trail Race held in Keswick finishing in 2nd place (40.24) only seven seconds off the lead. Brian along with Rathfarnham`s Mark Ryan in 6th place took the team title for Ireland (8 points)  with England 2nd (9 points) and Scotland 3rd (13 points).

Sara McCormack leads Irish to World Mountain bronze

Sara McCormack ran a superb race in today`s World Mountain Running Championships in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. The Clonliffe athlete was never out of the top 3 throughout and it was only in the final climb that she slipped from 3rd to finish 6th. With strong performances from the rest of the Irish Team the reward was super team bronze, which Sara now adds to her team gold from last December`s European Cross Country. Brian MacMahon was best of the men in 33rd place, while James Kevan was 88th and Gary O`Hanlon 98th, the Irish placing 11th overall.

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Clonliffe athletes named in Irish World Mountain Running team

Athletics Ireland today, August 25th, announced the Irish teams for the World Mountain Running Championships in Poland on September 8th. As expected the men and women`s teams are lead by Clonliffe athletes. Brian MacMahon, after winning the trial leads the men and Sara McCormack the women`s team. Also named on the men`s team are Clonliffe athletes James Kevans, who is vastly experience on the mountains and marathon runner extraordinaire the one and only Gary O`Hanlon. The team management also includes a Clonliffe man Killian Lonergan.

Sara McCormack and Brian MacMahon win mountain trials

Clonliffe duo Sara McCormack and Brian MacMahon both won their respective world mountain running trials on Saturday  to secure their places on the Irish teams that will contest the world championships in Poland in early September. James Kevans was 4th.

Brian MacMahon medals in International Trail Race

Clonliffe`s Brian MacMahon produced another medal winning performance at yesterday`s (June 9th) Karrimor International Trail Race held in the Lake District in England. Brian repeated his 2012 form in the race in placing 3rd. Louise Hill-Sterling making her senior International debut also had a great run finishing in 5th place in the senior women`s race.

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