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National Relay Gold & Silver

There was great success for the Clonliffe relay squads at sun drenched (isn`t everywhere nowadays!) Tullamore today at the National Juvenile uneven ages relays.

The U/19 girls 4 x 100 take pride of place with the team of Rebecca Fitzsimons, Rapha Diamond Ebbs, Lauren Carr and Jesscia Dediku taking super gold. The U/17 girls cross country, sorry 4 x 400 relay, team of Vicky McDonnell, Abbie Sheehy, Sarah Bateson and Cara Curren Beggs took silver.

In the younger age groups the U/15 girls 4 x 100 team of Paula, Sally, Orla and Naoise battled through heats into the final where they were just out of the medals in 4th place. Likewise the U/13 4 x 100 boys Zion, Christian, Michael, Karl and came through heats and placed 7th in their final.

(U/19 Girls 4 x 100 National Champions)

(U/17 Girls 4 x 400 National silver)

(U/13 boys 4 x 100 National finalists)

Clonliffe return empty handed from Road Relays

The National Road Relays took place in breezy but pleasant conditions in Raheny this afternoon. The Clonliffe teams, however, left the Lion`s Den empty handed once again with no medals to show for some fairly solid performances.

Although the senior men placed 5th they were somewhat more competitive than in recent years, with solid run by Ian Guiden on the opening 2 mile, Adam O`Brien 1 mile, Colm Rooney 3 mile and Richie Owens 2 mile. The race was once again taken by Raheny with a great last leg from Conor Dooney to get the host club back from 2nd to 1st.

The B team of Joseph Keane, Sean Carrig, Thomas Sherlock and Alex Gibbons did well with Sean Carrig in particular putting in a fine mile leg.

The senior women, Orna McGinley, Alannah Cooley and Aisling Andrews again were solid and although never feature at the sharp end will take consolation from good runs by the three athletes. At the front the championship was taken by a fine DSD squad.

It was also good to see a Master women`s team put in a good showing: Siobhan Devaney, Emma Cooper, Elaine McLoughlin.

Teams for National Road Relays

Sunday will see Clonliffe enter the Lion`s Den! The National Road Relays are once again hosted by Raheny Shamrocks in Raheny Village on the now traditional Mile loop. The senior women run 1 x 2 x 1 and senior men: 2 x 1 x 3 x 2.

The senior women`s team is: Orna McGinley, Alannah Cooley, Aisling Andrews.

Senior men: A – Colm Rooney, Ian Guiden, Richie Owens, Adam O`Brien. B – Thomas Sherlock, Sean Doran, Sean Carrig, Joseph Keane. C – Alex Gibbons, Jack Maughan, Stephen Cashin, Greg Hossenny.

Master Women W35: Siobhan Devaney, Emma Cooper, Elaine McLoughlin.

Good luck to all and in particular Orna in her first outing as ladies captain. Timetable click: Road_Relays_Timetable_2018

U/18 Girls just out of National Medals

There was a battling performance today in Athlone by the U/18 4 x 400 team: Rapha Diamond-Ebbs, Rebecca Fitzsimons, Cliona Cooley and Hannah Browne, in the Nationals. The team placed just out of the medals in 4th place, after a great effort. Considering that the team includes both U/17 athletes and middle distance athletes it was a really good showing by the four.

The U/14 girls did brilliantly well to get through their heat into the final where they placed 8th.

All four relay teams medal in Irishtown

The even age Dublin Relays took place in Irishtown this evening. A fantastic team effort from the four Clonliffe teams in action saw all medal. The race of the evening was the U/18 girls 4 x 400 where the Clonliffe girls, Rapha, Rebecca, Cliona and Hannah were just superb and in a three way battle for the line lost out on the dip finish to DSD but took silver.

Silver was also won by the U/14 girls team of Sally, Hollie,  Naoisa and Orla in the 4 x 100 having battled through the heats and then were again excellent in the final.

Likewise the U/14 4 x 100 boys faced heats and then another great effort in the final by James, Jonas, Jonathan and Ronan saw them take bronze.

Bronze also for the U/16 girls 4 x 100 team of Cara, Sarah, Vicky and Amy (all middle distance athletes) after a fantastic battle particularly from Amy going from 5th to 3rd on the final leg.

Clonliffe U/15 girls win Dublin 4 x 100

The Dublin Juvenile Championships moved onto the relays (uneven ages) last night in Morton Stadium. Once again there was very good Clonliffe representation with lot of teams competing. Two of the teams excelled last night: the U/15 girls team of Emma McDonnell, Holly Roche, Kristin Mc Cready Hogan, and Katie Halpin winning 4 x 100 gold and the U/13 boys (Jonathan Fitzsimons, Cian O`Hare, Kahrl Balero and Oran Redmond) took 4 x 100 silver.

The final day of the Dublins is next Friday, the even age relays in Tallaght.

Road Relays: Clonliffe out of medals

The National Road Relays took place today in Raheny Village. The senior men`s race was won by Raheny after a great battle with Donore. The Clonliffe A team placed 8th (Richie Owens 2 Mile 9.33, Eoin Taggart 1 mile 4.36, Cathal Doyle 3 Mile 15.12, Sean O`Leary 2 Mile 10.14) the B team was 17th (Sean Doran 10.18. Jack Maughan 5.01, Liam Roarty 15.44, Alex Gibbons 10.22).

The senior women placed 7th : Alannah Cooley, 1 mile 5.42, Emier O`Brien, 2 Mile 11.34 and in her first race for the club in some time Eleanor Alexander 5.14. The race was won by Queens.

In the master`s  race the O/35 men were 6th: Clive Ahern 1 mile 5.14, Shane Casey 2 Mile 11.30, Thoms Frayner 1 mile 5.23. The O/50 team were 6th: Fergal O`Shea 5.19, Niall Markey 12.32, Kevin Dowling 5.28. The Master women O/35 placed 6th Aideen Brady 6.08, Maura Matthews 12.40, Emma Cooper 5.43.

(Pictured Masters women: Aideen Brady, Maura Matthews, Emma Cooper)

Teams for National Road Relays

The Road Relays take place in Raheny tomorrow on the Mile circuit. The senior men running over 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 while the other races will be 1 x 2 x 1.

The senior men`s teams are: A team R. Owens, E. Taggart, C. Doyle, S. O`Leary. B team: S. Doran, J. Maughan, L. Roarty, A. Gibbons.

Senior women: A. Cooley, E. O`Brien, W. Alexander.

Master men O/35: C. Ahern, S. Casey. T. Frayne.  O/50 F. O`Shea, N. Markey, K. Dowling

Master Women O/35:  A. Brady, M. Matthews, E. Cooper.


Weekend round up

First off to the United States where Aaron Hanlon ran 14.38.42 in placing 7th for Providence College at the Ocean State Invitational held in Providence on Friday the 15th.

At yesterday`s (Saturday the 16th) Patsy Kelly 5 k in Dundalk David Brady was 8th in 17.09.

The National Road Relays took place in Raheny today where very much weakened Clonliffe teams competed in both the men`s and women`s races but were never really in the running for points paying positions and finished well off the pace. The women`s team finished 9th 1 x 2 x1 (Allanah Cooley 5.46, Emer O’Brien 11.11, Louise Caraher 5.59) and the men 14th, 2 x 1 x 3 x 2: Darren Reilly 10.26, Mark McDonald 4.51, Tom Sherlock 15.53, Sean Doran 10.12.

Clonliffe overseas round up

A number of the club`s athletes have been competing overseas this past week. Starting off in the USA where javelin thrower Jill Maloney has been competing for the University of Maryland on March 21st at the UCF Track & Field Stadium Jill was 5th with a best of 35.70, later that week at her home stadium at the Maryland Invitational she placed 3rd with a best of 37.23.

Also in the US Aaron Hanlon in the Providence College colours ran 14.40.55 for 5000 on April 1st in the Colonial Relays, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Chris Sibanda spain

A number of the club`s sprinters are also overseas at warm weather training camps, the 400 guys in Florida and the 100/200 guys in Europe. Chris Sibanda took in a meet in Torremolinos, Spain on March 29th in windy conditions placing 2nd in the 100 in 11.00 and 3rd in the 200 in 22.00!

L Roarty

Finally Liam Roarty slightly closer to home was running for Sunderland Harriers in the Northern 12 man relay hosted by Sunderland. This was the 5th time Sunderland Harriers staged the event (1988, 1992, 2000 and 2007).  It has to be moved from Stockport to Sunderland due to construction work taking place at the venue in Stockport.

The 12-Stage consists of four short legs (Legs 1,3,5,7) at 2.2 miles and eight long legs (2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12) at 4 miles.

Liam was on the 10th leg of the Sunderland Harriers 12-Man A team (running the 6th short leg for 2.2 miles), finishing his leg in 10th in a time of 11:18 (4th fastest time of the team). The Wearsiders finished 10th out of 44 teams in a time of 2:56:43 to qualify for the National 12-Man in Sutton Coldfield.



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