Clonliffe at wet & wild Dublin Juvenile league

Eugenia Bateson reprts: In the wind, the rain and the chaos that was Round 2 of the League in Tymon Park, our younger athletes took on some tough races.  Meabh Hughes was our only U9 girl and she bravely set the rest of the juveniles up for the day in her 500m
Daniel McDonald and Joshua Daly ran very well in the U9 Boys 500m.
Under 10 Girls girls ran extremely well, apologies I don’t have names to hand at the time of writing this report, however, twins, Ava and Lucy Fagan, Sarah and Sophia,  like the rest of this group of promising athletes continue to show great signs of improvement and some excellent days ahead.

U10 Boys – Issac O’Neill took maximum points to add to his 2nd place score from Lusk.  A fine run and finish by him.  Also running where Finn, Rhys, Tom, and Tadhg.
U11 Girls running 900m saw Faith Hanlon run very well as she returns from injury.  Also running well were Hannah Ni Mhuircheartaigh and Sophiabella McDonald.
U11 Boys  also ran 900 with Darragh Kidd, Gavin Hickey, Adam Phelan and Joshua showing great strength and promise in their race.
U12 Boys ran 1200m on this tough course.  Braxton O’Shea  finished an impressive 6th.  Aidan McDermott and Joel Thomas also ran extremely well in this grueling race
U13 Girls and Boys ran 1300m.  This hilly course really separated the men from the boys and our numbers ran well.  Too many to mentioned but Ryan Fagan had a very strong finish.  Antionette Barry showed the determination that all Clonliffe Harriers are made of as she made her club, coach and Juvenile Captain very proud as she pushed strong to the finish line.
The U14 Girls showed very strong finishes by Sophie Kernan, Sophie Ni Reachtagain, Sienna Kelly and Leigh McDermott.  Leigh nearly ran straight to her car as she had a match to play straight afterwards.  Great to see these girls show some tremendous efforts as they prepare for their Dublin Championships.
U14 Boys also used today in preparation for The Dublin Championships in 3 weeks with yet another strong run by Sean Sinopluoglu, who also finished strong in the Brother Run on Wednesday, Bradley King and Conor Tynan.
U15 Girls ran 2000m of this challenging course with Sandy-Rose Kivlehan, Rachel Ardiff and Harriet Kenny working hard as they focus on next week’s relay and their Dublin Championships.  A great effort put in by all.
U15 Boys – Unfortunately Aaron McKenna went over on his ankle in the warm up and was unable to compete.  We wish him a speedy recovery.  Tadhg Cowley ran a very strong race, only a number of days after his Brother Run and Hayden Nwaogu had a very strong finish in his 2000m
It was great to see so many of our Juveniles turn out on such a horrific day.  Special thanks to the parents who stepped up to help warm up and organise the kids and to all those parents who came out to support in such large numbers.   Apologies for omissions or errors, not all names were to hand.
Next Week will see our U14’s take part in their Dublin Championships with 15 Teams entered in the AAI Cross Country Club Championships in Abbottstown.  Best of luck to all in the weeks ahead.