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John Shields Group returning on Tuesday 24th

A quick notice from John Shields: John’s sprints/jumps group will return to the stadium after the break on Tuesday September 24th for resumption of training. The group will continue to train Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.00pm and Sundays at 9.30am. New athletes to this group please ensure to attend on Tuesday the 24th.

The Harriers prepare

A great turn out of almost 50 athletes for cross country training in Santry Demesne this morning. In beautiful weather athletes from U/15 right up to senior were put through their paces by their coaches all with their eyes firmly fixed on November’s nationals. It might seem a long way off but the nights are closing in, and there’s an evening chill in the air so sooner than you think it’ll be time to “Get ready to rumble!”

(Pictured: Harriers, one and all!)

It’s the Magical Mystery Race!

On Sunday next, September 15th the Clonliffe Juveniles will be taking a short trip to a mystery destination for a mystery race. The Magical Mystery Tour bus will leave Morton Stadium, Clonliffe side, at 9.40am sharp.

Please bring: runners, Clonliffe racing vest/t shirt, €3.00 entry fee,€5.00 for bus, packed lunch/drinks, and depending on weather either rain gear or hopefully sun screen!

Enquiries contact: Gladys 0879852836 or Eugenia 0861722451 (Note to parents: the venue is Newbridge House so if more convenient meet there at 10.00am)

Noeleen McCrohan RIP

Some of our club members will have known that Maurice McCrohan’s wife Noeleen has been ill for some time and very sadly passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with Maurice and his family at this time. May she Rest in Peace. Arrangements:

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.


Click on link and enjoy:

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.


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