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Stadium not available for training for next two Sundays

Club members please note that in order to facilitate the AAI Games in Morton Stadium this Sunday and then round 2 of the National League on June 30th  Clonliffe`s training in Morton Stadium the next two Sundays has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. The co operation of athletes and coaches is very much appreciated.

Bloomsday Memory Lane

With Bloomsday this Sunday, June 16 a timely trip down memory lane via the RTE archives. This dates from 1984 at the start there are three Clonliffe athlete prominently featured: Ann Archibald, Deirdre Murphy but we are not quite sure who the third athlete is. Also officiating on the day you will see Larro Byrne, Paddy Marley (the skinny chap wearing the  striped T-shirt) and Sean Callan.


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Notice: training for young juveniles (Gladys’ group) tonight is cancelled

Note to parents of young athletes in Gladys’ group. With the continuing rain, which looks like it down for the evening training tonight for this group is cancelled. Please do not send them to training!!!

Weekend round up (ongoing)

Whilst the Clonliffe men’s team were competing in the European clubs track and field championships the action continued at home and overseas. Jayme Rossiter ran a tasty 1500 at the British milers club meet in Sports City, Manchester on Saturday the 25th finishing in fifth place in a time of 3.49.27.

Closer to home David Brady was third on Saturday in the Bonfire Bank 10 mile race in Bellewstown in a time of 65.19 over a testing hilly course.

Sunday: Garristown 10k, Paul Keenan was a fine 6th (38.55), Mick Gleeson 13th (43.36), Declan grant 32nd (46.40), Laura Kernan 3rd lady (47.17) and Sean Grimes 47.19.

Also on Sunday Kerri Page was 1st woman in the Ballon 10k in Carlow in 42.23.

If any other club member raced over this weekend please text 0879599888

Notice: no training on Sunday for Gerry Carr’s group

Please note that Gerry Carr’s group have no training on Sunday, the 26th.

Noreen O’Leary, RIP

It is with great sadness that we advise members of the passing this morning of Noreen O’Leary (nee Eager) after a long illness that she has battle right up to the final lap. Noreen was one of the founding members of the Clonliffe women`s section back in 1963, one of the original “Morton Babes”. She was at that very first meeting of the Ladies Section in Moran’s Hotel in September of 1963 and also took part in the first ever Clonliffe Ladies’ Race down Santry Avenue in December of that year. Noreen has had a long association with the club and of course is the wife of Johnny O’Leary, club committee member, club trustee and stalwart, and mother of Clonliffe Olympian Bobby. she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest sympathies to Johnny and their family.

Funeral arrangements: Reposing at her home on Wednesday evening (May 22nd) from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Removal on Thursday morning (May 23rd) to Church of the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede arriving for 10 a.m. Mass followed by funeral to Balgriffin Extension Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.

Clonliffe athletes receive awards

Efrem Gidey this week was the recipient of the evening Herald`s Schools Sport Star of the future award at a function on Tuesday. Efrem in the past two years has been the dominant boys athlete in the schools athletes scene, winning the All Ireland Cross Country title twice and schools 5000 title on the track.

Also this week Cathal Doyle received the DCU Most Improved Athlete Award.

Thursday Ben Guiden was awarded the Belvedere Headmaster`s Excellence Award for athletics.

Important notice: Clonliffe stadium use

Club members, coaches and athletes please note that Morton Stadium Management have ask that all Clonliffe members to please be aware of the Clonliffe Harriers times for Morton Stadium.

During the summer: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Sunday`s 9.30am to 11.30am.

This applies to the track/infield indoors and outdoors.

Clonliffe athletes do not have permission for any use outside of these hours. If you wish to make alternative arrangements you need to arrange this with Morton Stadium direct. The Committee asks that club members respect all other stadium users and that you do not encroach during another club`s times without that club`s permission.

Give the Mun you no. 1

Our neighbours in Ballymun have their 2nd annual Ballymun Running festival on Wednesday of next week. Again it`s for a most worthy cause, Good Mental health. Clonliffe are happy to lend our support and extend our best wishes to the organisers and runners: Back for a second year at Trinity Comprehensive School on Wednesday May 15 is the Ballymun Running Festival which aims not only to celebrate physical fitness but also good mental health for all ages.

On offer from 12 noon to midnight are runs from 5km to 100 miles, with the most popular are likely to be the 5km (6pm), and the 10km and half marathon (7pm). The team 100 mile will start at 12 noon and run until midnight, when the Midnight 5km concludes the day’s activities.

“This year’s theme is ‘We Run Better Together’”, says Ken Coakley one of the event organisers. “That’s why we’re calling on clubs, schools and organisations to put in a team to run the 100 miles – any way you like. You could have 20 runners each doing 5km, or four doing 25km, or a mixture of both.”

All runs are non-competitive on a looped course around the school, with nine laps making up 5km. A large timing clock will allow teams to manage their own progress over the 12 hours. Finishers will be presented with a specially designed medal based on the See Change ribbon.

As a prelude to the main event, Trinity students along with pupils from a number of other schools will take part in the annual Mun Fun Run 5km (11am).

A feature of the day is its festival atmosphere with music helping keep morale high and healthy snacks as well as hot and non-alcoholic cold drinks on offer throughout.

Thanks to the support of local businesses, entry for all runs is free, though sponsorship cards are on offer. Info Paddy O’Reilly 086 1743836.

No training for Gladys’ group on Sunday

Please note that there is no training this Sunday May 5th for Gladys’ group. Have a 99 instead and enjoy the long weekend!


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