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Doyle on the brink in Cork

Cathal Doyle put in a very solid indeed night’s work in the mile at the Cork City Sports running an excellent 4.02.16. Always in touch with the pack of international milers Cathal picked up a number of places on the last lap to place 9th and within sight of the magical sub 4. Jayme Rossister was well off his best in the 3000 placing 14th (8.40.70).

Cathal will come to next Wednesday’s Morton Mile full of confidence. The top 3 in tonight’s mile will all toe the line in the Morton Mile. See for updates.

Marks wins at Belfast International

Keith Marks won the long jump at tonight’s Belfast International Athletics meet with a best jump of 7.15m.

Clonliffe athletes in fine form at Drogheda IMC

With the men going in the national league final in a week’s time and then the nationals a week later there were most encouraging performances by Clonliffe athletes at Saturday’s IMC meet in Drogheda. Ian Guiden showed a very welcome return to form running a 14 second 3000 PB of 8.15.05 in finishing 4th. Colm Rooney was 6th (8.23.81) and Eoin Taggart 8.42.98 another PB by some 6 seconds.

Keith Pike won the 100 in an sb of 10.83. Mark McDonald was 2nd in the 400 B in 53.31. Eoghan Murphy was 3rd in the 800 D (2.05.05).

There was a fine win for Lauren Carr in the 200 (25.11) and Leah Bergin was 3rd in the 400 (58.84)

Big PBs for Eoin Pierce and Jayme Rossister at BMC

At tonight`s BMC Grand Prix in Watford Eoin Pierce took a huge 3 seconds off his couple of weeks old pb recording a time of 3.42.87 in finishing 2nd in the B race. Hitting the bell Eoin was in 2nd place but maybe 15 meters off 1st but a lightening last 400 saw him close the gap to a fraction and in the process run a fantastic pb.

In the A race Cathal Doyle found it tougher finishing 10th in 3.45.39. Ian Guiden found the 33 degrees heat a major problem in the 5000 finishing well down in 8th place in 15.09.00.

Also racing over 1500 was Greta Streimikyte  4.44.17.

Later in the evening Jayme Rossiter had a fantastic run in the 3000 SC with a late charge and but for a stumble at the final water jump may well have won. Jayme was 2nd taking 8 seconds off his best to run 8.46.81. This puts Jayme 2nd on the Clonliffe all time list a mere 0.61 off Des McCormack`s long standing club record and 16th on the Irish all time list.

(Pictured in Watford, Greta and minder Richie Owens)

Clonliffe PBs at Belfast IMC plus more

Clonliffe athletes recorded pbs at today’s IMC Belfast meet at a sun drenched Mary Peter’s Track. In the 1500B race junior Aaron Cullen knocked a whopping 3 seconds off his PB recorded at the All Ireland schools at the start of June finishing 3rd in 3.55.69. A PB also for Ian Guiden running his first 1500 in some 6 years 5th in 3.56.33. In the 800 Cathal Doyle also ran a PB 1.52.01. Daniel Stone also ran a PB in the 5000 (15.49.94). A fine run also in his 5000 by Declan Power finishing 4th in 15 56.30.

Also on Saturday morning Sean Carrigg won the River Valley Park Run in 16.21 in a tough course.

Saturday evening the big race was the Michael Manning 10k in Dunshaughlin Clonliffe results: David Mullen 36.37, Ailish Malone 37.59, Scott Crowley 41.11, Stephen Bateson 41.16, Kerri Page 41.50, Emma Harding 42.27, Stephen Tracey 42.48, Ollie Power 44.19, Emer Brennan 46.15, Anthony O’Brien 52.26.

At the Athletics Ireland Games Keith Marks was 3rd in the long jump (7.16) and Leah Bergin was 4th in the 400 in 59.04.

Pitkin PB under the radar!

Missed in recent news roundups was Thomas Pitken’s new 400 PB of 47.60 recorded on 9 June at Cheimsford in the British league. Thomas who joined CLonliffe in the summer of 2018 earlier in the season ran PB of 47.71 and now only a matter of four weeks later has shaved 0.11 off that time. He also ran a great leg for Clonliffe in the European clubs track and field in Finland at the end of May.

Piercy clocks another 3.45!

Eoin Pierce had another fine run over 1500, yesterday at the BMC Meet in Loughborough. After a 3.45.51 run on Thursday in Watford, Piercy ran 3.45.88 yesterday finishing 5th in the A race. Greta Streimikyte ran 2.19.30 for 8th place in the D 800.

Clonliffe athletes on right track last night

Last night witnessed some superb Clonliffe Harriers performances on the track both home and away. The big news was the fantastic 1500 run of Eoin Pierce, the National indoor champion, in Watford at last night BMC meet. Eoin comfortably won the 1500 B race hitting the front at the bell and coming home in an excellent 3.45.51. In Bysgoszcz, Poland Jayme Rossiter finished seventh in a 3000 steeplechase in a time of 9.03.50. Also last night, and again overseas, Liam Roarty was third in his 3000 at the Loughborough open in a time of 9.14.33.

Closer to home the fourth graded meet of the season took place in Morton Stadium last night. Leo Mangan had an excellent run in the 100, which was also the Dublin championship, finishing second in a time of 10.89. Fourth was Eamonn Fahey (11.09) with Keith Pike fifth (11.16). In the B race Liam Morgan was fourth in 11.52. Lauren Carr took the win in the women’s 400 B race in a time of 60.09 while Mark MacDonald was fifth in the 400 A race in 53.30. In the 1500 Alannah Cooley finished sixth in 4.55.37, this was also a Dublin championship. In the men’s 1500 Eoin Taggart was fourth in 4.06.81. In the B 1500 Shaun Conaghan was fourth (4.23.71) with Owen Murphy eight (4.27.32)

Clonliffe at IMC Le Cheile Meet, plus round up

There was a very good contingent of Clonliffe athletes at the Le Cheile Ac/ IMC Meet in Leixlip this afternoon, Saturday the 8th. The mens 3000 was almost akin to a Clonliffe club championship with some seven Harriers taking to the line. In an almost gale force wind Colm Rooney was first home in 3rd place ( 8.30.54), 5th Ian Guiden (8.34.73), 8th Aaron Hanlon (8.39.20), 11th Daniel Stone in a fine PB of 8.40.67, 13th Eoin Taggart (8.57.3), 18th Stephen Cashin a PB of 9.09.83, Sean Carrigg 9.28.65.

In the 1500 Greg Hossenny ran 4.14.4, Women`s 800 young Sarah Bateson a pb of 2.27.18, Hannah Browne in the 400 67.2, Leah Bergin  58.96. In the 100 Isreal Ibanu (wind assisted) 100 11.11, 200 22.51.

Also at last night`s (Friday the 7th) Patrick Bell 5k Road Race in Bohermeen, Co. Meath Sean Doran was 3rd in 15.39.

On Saturday David Flynn was 18th in a 10,000 track race in Lieden, Holland which incorporated the Dutch national championships in 30.30.50 as in Le Cheile very strong winds featured.

Also on Saturday at the Northern Ireland/ Ulster championships in Belfast Keith Marks was 2nd in the long jump 7.13m and in the 100 ran 11.24 in his heat and 11.33 in the final to finish 5th, 3rd senior.

Marks wins in France

Hot on the heels of his fine win for Clonliffe in last weekend’s European clubs in Finland Keith Marks took another continental win today. Keith won the long jump in Valence, France with a best jump of 7.38m (+2.5) and a best wind legal of 7.34m.


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