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DCU Award for Cathal Doyle

Cathal Doyle was yesterday honoured by DCU Athletics as he was awarded the Performance Award for 2019/20.

Cathal Doyle wins Varsities Cross Country

Also taking place today was the universities cross country in Cork. The news is that Cathal Doyle has taken a fine win adding the varsities cross country title to his track 5000 title from last year and leading DCU to the team win. Also competing where Stephen Cashin a fine 18th and 4th scorer for the bronze winning Trinity team. Ryan Jordan Byrne was 50th with Ryan Sheridan. Alannah Cooley was 30th in the ladies race.

Marks wins Varsities Long Jump title

While all around was being rattled by storm Denis the IUAA Varsities Indoors was taking place in AIT Athlone. There were only a handful of Clonliffe athletes in action. Keith Marks took yet another title winning the long jump with a best of 6.98m. Stephen Cashin had a fine run in the 3000 placing 4th with a pb of 8.57.03, while Alannah Cooley finished down the field in the 1500 in 5.05.4.

Weekend round up

The weekend before Nationals proved to be a busy enough weekend as athletes fine tuned for the big one. Saturday: In Santry the BHAA Irish Life 6k cross country took place on a muddy course in the Demsene with Sean Doran taking a fine placing 1st (20.35).

In Maynooth University Campus the IUAA Road Relays took place. Cathal Doyle ran an impressive 2 mile leg for the DCU A winning team clocking 9.23, the fastest 2nd leg. Also in action were young guns Ben Guiden for DCU C on leg 4, another 2 mile 10.17, 5th fastest 4th leg, and Stephen Cashin Trinity C on leg 2, 10.25, the 10th fastest 2nd leg. In the ladies race Alannah Cooley for DCU B running leg 4, a mile clocked the 5th fastest 4th leg 5.49.

The Clonliffe U/16 & 18 boys squads took in the Poppintree Park Run as their final blow out before Abbotstown, with fine performances from the whole squad filling the first 6 places: 1. Callum Simpson 16.28, 2. Alex Murray 17.23, 3. Sean Boyne 17.23, 4. Alex Neuroth 17.48, 5. John Lawrence 17.50, 6. Niall Carbery 17.52, 9. Jonathan Fitzsimons 19.30, 10. Ronan Donohue 19.32, 13. Josh Scully 19.59, 14. Andrew Gaffney 20.05, 16. Cillian Keegan 20.35 and in Donabte Park Run, 2nd Eoin Byrne 19.40.

Sunday: the Girls U/18 and Juniors took to Abbotstown for a final session of 1500s. Whilst he U14 girls and boys team took to Abbotstown yesterday in preparation for the National Championships next Sunday.

Sunday morning those who could make it also took on the the Junior Parkrun in Albert College.  They were joined by some fine athletes from Paul and Gladys groups with that group filling the first 13 places!
Results from Parkrun
1st Loracn Benjacar  6.56
2nd Devan Morrissey  7.07
3rd Mark Goss Keogh 7.43
4th Noah Rossi 7.47
5th Oran McGowan 7.48
6th Hazel Kenny 7.51
7th Rebecca Walsh 7.53
8th William Hanley 7.55
9th Conor Tynan 7.57
10th Charlie Duffy 8.19
11th Isaac Moss 8.20
12th Cormac Tynan 8.23
13th Eabha Guy  8.32
19th Cathal O’Neill 9.10
20th Yang O’Connor 9.11
23rd Josh Butler 9.26
26th Harriet Kenny 9.33
27th Sandy Rose Kivlehan 9.34
35th Shane Dunne 9.50
57th Paige Farrell
Apologies for omissions. Full results on Parkrun website
Well done to all on great turnout and great results

Also this morning in her native France Barbara Sanchez was 2nd woman, 105th, in the Boulogue Half Marathon in 74.57.

Good run by Hope for Shockers in Memphis

Stateside news. Hope Saunders had a good outing yesterday for Witcha State University at Conference in Memphis placing 59th as the Shockers team finished 2nd. That puts team through to the Regionals on November 15th.

Our other Stateside collegiate athlete Brian Flanagan is unfortunately injured and missed lining up for McNeese State.

Stateside News

Clonliffe’s two current two US collegiate athletes were in action recently as the US college cross country season is already underway. Brian Flanagan was 23rd for McNeese University at yesterday’s Rice Invitation Cross Country in Houston, Texas in 20.27, 4th scorer on the team that placed 3rd.

Last weekend Hope Saunders ran for Wichita State in their season opener the JK Gold Classic where she placed 18th in 15.19.6. This was a big move forward by Hope substantially improving her placing from 40th in last year’s race and running almost a minute faster.

Rossiter takes bronze at BUCs plus more

Jayme Rossiter replicated his bronze medal performance of 2015 in today’s British Universities 3000 steeplechase as he took bronze in a tactical final. The first 2,00 was  covered in 6.32 with the final 1000 in 2.45.

On the subject of 3000 sc Brian Flanagan finished 6th in the Southland conference in 9.19.57 yesterday.

A quiet enough May bank holiday Monday the only other Harrier we are aware of racing was Maurice McCrohan in the ARC 10km in the Phoenix Park 41.02, 1st M50.

Doyle and Marks win University Championships plus T & F round up

The IUAA track and field championships took place this weekend in Athlone. Cathal Doyle took an excellent 5000 title with a track pb of 14.39.25 with Sean O’Leary 2nd in 14.44.34, also a track pb.

In the long jump Keith Marks once again prevailed winning with a best jump of 7.16m in round 5, this represents his best ever opening in an outdoor season. Keith also took High Jump bronze (1.85m).

Also on Saturday the 6th at the McNeese Spring Classic in Lake Charles, USA Brian Flanagan continued his good form and was first collegiate athlete in the 1500 in 4.00.97.

Today, Sunday the 7th Simon Galligan placed 2nd in the hammer at the Athletics Ireland Spring Throws at Athlone IT with a best throw of 56.61. Evergreen Frances Mansfield was 9th in the 3kg hammer (15.78) and 16th in the discus (13.08).

Doyle 4th in Varsities, Flynner 1st in Derry 10

The Irish Universities cross country took place in Galway today. Cathal Doyle had a very good run to 4th place. A good run also from Sean O’Leary for 10th place, Eoin Taggart was 18th. In the women’s race Alannah Cooley was 22nd and Greta Streimikyte was 39th.

Up north David Flynn won the Derry 10 mile in a new course record 52.15 to win by some one and a half minutes.

Also today great to see young Abbie Sheehy finish as 1st woman in the St. Anne’s Park Run 5k in 21.15.

Colm Leonard brought the Clonliffe vest the furthest from Santry this weekend. All the way to Japan for the Tokyo Marathon where he ran 3.33.

Clonliffe at Varsities

On yet another busy weekend for Clonliffe athletes the IUAA indoor championships took place on Saturday at Athlone IT. Keith Marks continued his excellent form with another win in the long jump with a best of 6.93 m.

It is good also to see that Chris Sibanda competed in the 60m running 6.96 in his heat and then 6.88 in the final to finish 4th. Leo Morgan ran 6.92 in his heat and ran 6.89 in the final for 5th place. Israel Ibeanu ran 23.30 in the 200 and Rolus Olusa in the 6th ran 8.31 in his heat, the fastest time of the day, and then 8.44 in the final to claim silver.



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