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A very Happy Harrier Christmas to all

Clonliffe Harriers wishes all our members, their families, our sponsors and supporters a very Happy Harrier Christmas and a healthy happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you at the ERP CRacker 5k on Sunday December 30th at 12.00 in Santry.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fogarty having their cake and eating it!

Congratulations to our club coach Mick Fogarty who today (finally) married Sue Hickman taking the “it’s a marathon not a sprint” mantra almost to extremes.

 

Clonliffe club and President honoured by Athletics Ireland

At this afternoon’s Irish Life Athletics Ireland’s annual awards lunch held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown,  both the Clonliffe Harriers and our President Paddy Marley received fantastic recognition from our governing body.

Clonliffe have received the prestigious Performance Club of the Year Award 2018 – an award which has been won now for four successive years by Clonliffe Harriers. The Performance club of the year is based upon the results throughout the course of the year and Clonliffe courtesy in particular of the club’s achievements in winning, amongst others, the National Track and Field League, the National Track and Field Indoor League, the National Marathon Championships came out on top.  This is a tremendous honour for the club’s athletes and coaches in recognition of the excellent year once again enjoyed by the club.

Also honoured was our club President Paddy Marley who was the recipient of the Lifetime Services Award. Paddy has been a member of Clonliffe since coming to Dublin in the late 1960s. He had notable success with Clonliffe as a middle distance athlete over both the 800 and 1500 metres.  In fact Paddy competed in the very first Morton Memorial Mile in 1970.  On his retirement from competition he enjoyed huge success as the Clonliffe captain as the team captured many national cross country titles and indeed the club also competed at the highest level in European Clubs Cross Country under the guidance and mentoring of Paddy.   He also of course is the current club president and has been club president now since 2006.  Nationally he has served as National Competitions Secretary and is a current member of the Competitions Board. He has also been team manager for Ireland at many prestigious international competition including most notably the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.  This is a tremendous honour for the club to see our president honoured in such a way and also of course for Paddy and his family.

To complete a wonderful day our great friend Sean Callan was the very popular winner of the Official of the Year. Sean puts in unbelievable work for our sport and is a permanent fixture at every single event hosted by Clonliffe Harriers.

Sarah McCormack was the reciepant of the Mountain Runner of the year award. Stephen Rice was nominated in the U/23 Athlete of the year category.

The club was represented at the awards lunch by committee members including, of course our president Paddy Marley, club captain Joe Cooper, juvenile captain Gladys Cooper, club secretary Noel Guiden, other committee members included Noel Daly, Noreen Keane, coaches John Shields, Ciaran Donoghue and athletes representing the club at the lunch included Greg Hossenny, the current Clonliffe Harrier of the year, Sarah Bateson, Ale Hernandez and Hannah Browne.

If the rain continues…..

If the rain this evening continues Gladys has suggested that kids in her group stay home and do not train tonight.

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

Parents and juvenile athletes please note that there is no training this Sunday morning for Gerry’ s group.

Club Lotto hits €5,000

In the words of the Beach Boys: “Wouldn’t it be nice!” And in the words of Joe Cooper ” if you’re not in you won’t win”. The Clonliffe club lotto jackpot tonight hits €5,000. So support your club and play club lotto tonight.

Stephen Rice nominated as U/23 athlete of the year

Clonliffe’s Stephen Rice has been nominated by Athletics Ireland in the U/23 athlete of the year. Stephen won the javelin title this year and was in superb form over the early part of the season steadily improving his PB, util he picked up a serious injury while competing from the club at the European Club`s in Birmingham at the end of May. After a few weeks recovery he was back in top form and at the Morton Games he featured at the sharp end (pun intended!) of the competition in throwing a huge 75.89m javelin to finish 2nd in a top international field and in the process set a new Irish U/23 record.

Stephen is nominated in U/23 category along with Matthew Behan (Crusaders), Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown) and Michaela Walsh (Swinford).

Clonliffe Harriers have won the performance club of the year award for the past three years and are expected to be in the running again for 2018.

The Irish Life Health Athletics Awards takes place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown on Thursday November 29th.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: No juvenile training on Sunday the 4th

Athletes and parents please note that as Clonliffe are hosting and competing in the Dublin cross Country Championships in Santry this Sunday, November 4th, all Juvenile training this Sunday is cancelled.

 

SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon

The very best of luck to all of our athletes who are taking part in Sunday’s SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon. Good luck to the teams who are representing Clonliffe in the National Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the event.  Needless to say all support out on the streets of Dublin for this great event will be greatly appreciated by all the competitors.

Also club members please text your name and time you run to 0879599888 but please do so on Sunday for web site that evening.

There will be a celebratory night in the Clonliffe clubhouse in the Morton Stadium from 8 p.m. on Sunday night with food for all marathon runners.  A guaranteed great night in store.

Juvenile training on Sunday

Parents and athletes please note that with the Dublin Championships taking place on Sunday there is no training in Santry for Gerry, Mick or Noel`s groups. Gladys group (those not racing) will train as usual at 9.30am.

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