The qualifiers for the all Ireland schools commenced today at wet and wild Phoenix Park with the West Leinster schools. Mick Fogarty rerports that Clonliffe athletes ran well today to negotate safe passage to the Leinsters in santry on February 8th. Sally Aherne (Holly Faith, Glasnevin) ran very well to finish an excellent 5th place in the junior girls race. Rachel Murray (Castleknock) also placed 5th in the Inter girls. In the inter boys Ryan Cleary (Belvedere) now a noted race walker took to the country to finish 7th while in the senior boys race two of Joe cooper`s junior squad ran well Fintan Doherty (Castleknock College) 3rd and Eoin McCullogh (Belvedere) 6th. Next Wednesday will see more of the club`s athletes in schools action in the North Leinsters in St. Claire`s Ballymun Road.