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Top class stuff at Nationals

Although there were no additional medals taken by Clonliffe athletes from today`s most enjoyable 2nd day of the Nationals there were great efforts put in. Lauren Carr in her first senior championships put in a fine performance in the 200 final placing a most commendable 5th place in 25.43. In the 100B final Isreal Ibanu ran 11.27 for 7th.

The superb 400 race saw Luke Lennon-Ford place 5th (47.71) , in a race won by Chris O’Donnell (North Sligo) 47.05. Timmy Crowe was 6th in the 400H 55.31.

In an excellent 5000 final Ian Guiden put in a top class run to place 7th in a pb of 14.39.67. DSD’s Hiko Tonosa was the national champion (14.21.41), Colm Rooney battled to 8th (14.45.67). A fantastic 1500 saw Donore’s John Travers take the title (3.49.40), the Clonliffe trio all put in good runs: 6th Cathal doyle (3.51.20), 8th Eoin Pierce (3.52.01) 16th U/19 Aaron Cullen 4.05.93.

Keith Marks was 5th in the long jump (7.24m).



Three National titles on day 1!

It was a hot day in Morton Stadium for day 1 of the Nationals both on and off the field of action. It proved to be an excellent day for Clonliffe athletes with three national titles won along with silver and bronze. Jayme Rossiter was magnificent in the 3000 sc with his technically brilliant hurdling proving to be the difference as he battled with Brian Fay (Raheny) over the final 400 Jayme opened a lead which included a Kenyanesq clearance of the water jump to claim his first senior title in 8.59.42.

Stephen Scullion had travelled a long distance from the US to defend his National 10,000 title and simply wasn’t going to relinquish it, breaking for home with all of 2000 plus to go. Coming down the home straight be could afford to celebrate in style as he collect the club`s second title of the day (29.36.33)

In between this Simon Galligan continued his excellent season in the hammer throwing yet another pb, his second in a week of 59.99m, tantalizingly close to the magically 60m, to take silver .

Then came a Clonliffe double medal in the javelin as Stephen Rice won his 2nd National in a row with a best of 69.75 with Rory Gunning 3rd (65.06). 10th place for Alan Gunning (46.33)

In the 1500 heats bizarrely all six Clonliffe men were seeded by the computer in heat 2. A great race saw Eoin Pierce (3.56.43), Cathal Doyle (3.56.91) and young Aaron Cullen (4.00.61) progress to tomorrow’s final. Richie Owens ran 4.01.04, Daniel Stone 4.07.78 and Greg Hossenny (4.08.17).

The 5000 heats saw similar as the four Clonliffe men also all ended up in the same heat! Ian Guiden was 2nd 15.00.47 and Colm Rooney in 10th (15.08.66), progress to the final tomorrow. Sean Doran ran 15.42.95 and Eoin Taggart 15.49.27.

In the womens 1500 both Sarah Bateson (4.54.55) and Alannah Cooley (4.50.00) will have gained vital experience for the future.

Luke Lennon-Ford won his 400 heat in 48.08 and will run in tomorrow’s final. Likewise Leo Morgan (10.83) qualified for tomorrow’s 100 final. Others in the 100 Isreal Ibanu 11.30, Eamonn Fahey 11.18, Pierce Friel 11.64 and Thomas Moran 12.30. Lauren Carr, who recently set a new club junior 200 record ran 25.61 in the 200.

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Entry to Nationals closes on Friday

Important notice to all athletes: if you want to enter the National senior track and field championships on the weekend of July 27th and 28th entry closes at midnight this Friday the 19th. You must enter in line through

Aaron Cullen wins National 1500

Aaron Cullen was the Clonliffe star of the day at the National Juvenile track and field championships in Tullamore today as he took the U/19 1500 national title with a gun to flag front running win in a time of 4.02.92, a winning margin of some 2 seconds.

In the U/18 girls final Sarah Bateson put in another typically brave run as she lowered her PB for the 2nd week in a row to 4.52 06 in placing 8th. In the U/17 race both Katie Halpin and Alana Fitzsimons unfortunately had days to forget.

Silver in the U/16 shot for Jonas Norvaisas with a fine 14.28.

Flynner wins National 10 mile C’ship plus more on roads

Stephen Bateson reports: the National 10 mile Championship took place in the Phoenix Park on Saturday the 13th there was success for Dave Flynn who lead from start to finish to take the national title. His official time was 49.55.
Karl Nolan ran a pb in 57.08, and the team was made up of 3rd finisher Dave Mullen in 61.45. The team was placed 4th in the Senior team placings.
Philip O Doherty was 4th O55 in an impressive 63.58.

Other finishers were Dave Brady in 64.46, Shane Caffrey in 66.03.

The ladies were lead home by Eimear Griffin in 70.41, followed by Mary Ketterer in 72.05.

Update: Dunleer 4 mile, Sunday 3rd Sean Doran 29.53, Ollie Power 29.21.

There’s gold in them there nationals!

The national Junior and U/ 23 championships took place in Tullamore today bringing success for the clubs athletes and gold medals back to Santry.

Keith Marks won U/23 long jump gold (6.92), gold also for Alannah Cooley U/23 800 in a PB of 2..20.15 and gold also U/23 3000 sc for Sean Carrigg (9.59.53). Thomas Pitkin win the U/23 400 in a fast 47.78. Greg Hossney was 10th in the 1500.

In the juniors Jordan Byrne won 3000 sc gold (10.04.95)  Daniel Stone was 6th in the 3000 with a fine 8.44.18 and Sarah Bateson ran a 1500 PB of 4.53.61 for 6th place.

Jonas takes National indoor silver

On day 2 of the National Juvenile Indoors at Athlone IT today Jonas Norvaisas took a fine silver in the U/16 boys shot (13.34m).

Eoin Pierce wins National indoor 1500

Day 2 of the National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown brough a first national senior title for Eoin Pierce in the 1500. In a loaded field Piercey held off Eoin Everard (KCH) and defending champion, going for three in a row, Kieran Kelly (Raheny) to take glorious gold in 3.55.54. Also in the field was clubmate Richie Owens 8th in 4.00.33.

Also today there were silver medals won by Rolus Olusa 60H (8.17) and in the long jump by Keith Marks (7.19m). Eamonn Fahey was 4th in that long jump (6.71m). In the 60 semi final Eamonn ran 7.12. Luke Lennon Ford was just out of the medals in the 400 placing 4th in 48.42.

Clonliffe results from day 1 (Saturday) both Eoin Pierce, 1st heat 1 (4.05.83) and Richie Owens 5th in heat 2 (4.0038) are through to Sundays 1500 final. Also through to the 400 final is Luke Lennon Ford (48.33), Timmy Crowe was 2nd in his heat in 50.49 but doesn’t progress. Eamonn Fahey was 2nd in his 60 heat (7.09) and is through to the semi final. Rolus Olusa was 4th in the pole vault after a 4.10m best, missing out on bronze on count back.

O’Leary takes National Intermediate title

Sean O’Leary today won the National Intermediate Cross Country at Dundalk IT. Sean was strongest in a sprint for the line after 10000m to take the title a most worthy winner. With Sean Doran 11th, Liam Roarty 143h, Adam O’Brien 18th, Sean Carrig 24th and Greg Hossenny 28th the team finished 2nd behind North Belfast.

In the Master Clonliffe M65 took gold: Matt Slattery 4th  George Maybury 6th, Eugene McCarrick 10th and Pat Devitt 14th. Both Matt and George also won inter county gold as Dublin beat holders Cork.

Efrem leads U/19s to glory

The final cross country event of 2018 was today’s National juvenile uneven ages championships and the national novice at a wet, cold, windy and muddy (real cross country!) Navan Racecourse.

The Clonliffe U/19 boys took pride of place today as they completed the set of national U/18, U/20 and now U/19 in three incredible weeks. From the off Efrem Gidey hit the front and although he sat in the pack for the opening 2k he soon took proceedings by the scruff of the neck and steady opened a gap that grew to 50 plus meters at the finish to take the coveted title. Behind him Jordan Byrne was putting in possibly his best ever race on the country to finish 19th, likewise having an absolute stormed was 22nd place finisher Stephen Cashin and the final scorer, recovering from a dodgy start was Ben Guiden who rallied to 27th place and took his 3rd national team gold in three weeks! These 4 were superbly backed up by Daniel Lacey and Ryan Sheridan. Both Jordan and Ben took inter county gold with Dublin.

The U/19 Girls team of Hannah Browne,  Tess Loftus, Aimee Warren and Cliona Cooley found it a tough day but all finished as the team placed 7th.

Unluckiest team of the day were the U/17 boys who lost out on bronze on count back. Evan Foster had a superb race leading the team home with great efforts from Alex Murray, Callum Simpson, Dermot Buckley, Niall Carbery and Manny. Alex was on the Dublin team that took inter county silver.

Likewise the U/17 Girls found themselves in that unlucky 4th place after sterling runs by the whole team of Sarah Bateson, Aoife Hession, Alana Fitzsimons, Katie Halpin, and the Ellas Brown and Cooley. Both Sarah and Aoife won inter county bronze.

Great efforts also by the boys U/15 team of Sean Boylan,Jack Woods, Cillian Sherrin, Jacub Niedziolka, Andrew Gaffney and Ronan Donohue, Sean took inter county gold with Dublin.

Sorcha O’Connor was 42nd in the U/13 race where she was on the Dublin provincial team.

In the women’s novice championship it was great to see a full team lead home in around 21st place by Alannah Cooley after a super run. Great runs also by Ale Hernandez loving the Irish weather, ladies captain Orna McGinley was next in leading by example, Emer Brennan, Laura Kernan and Yvonne McDonagh also all put in gutsy runs.

Finally at the end of a long cold day the novice men where Sean Doran lead the team home after a fine run and took inter country silver for Dublin. Great runs also from Jarlath Jordan, Sean Carrig, Greg Hossenny, Michael Cassidy, Peter Bissett .

Full results not yet available but will be added later.




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