Clonliffe juvenile athletes give astro a go plus weekend round up

Round 2 of the Juvenile Spring Series took place this morning (Sunday 10th) at Naomh Mearnog GAA grounds, Portmarnock. A huge thank you to our hosts Portmarnock AC for putting on a superb event. The track was a 250m oval on the all weather astro making for a welcome change, the races all ran perfectly on time and the 60 minute program was exactly that 60 minutes. Post event Portmarnock again excelled with teas, coffee, sandwiches, biscuits and cake, really putting it up to Clonliffe for the final round in Santry in two weeks time!


It was a bracing morning, a cold bitting wind with little sign of Spring in the air. The early races for the U/8s did not have any Clonliffe interest but it was a great sight to see so many young athletes, mainly in the yellow vest of our hosts,  having fun with the sport. First win of the day came from Sally Simola in the U/10s and then Cillian Forrester followed with a win in the boys U/12 race. Then in the U/14 boys, running 1200m where young Joey Hutchinson was a very classy winner running magistically at the front and leading the field on a merry dance. The U/16 and 18s ran together over 1500m where Hope Saunders took over the lead after two laps to record a comfortable win followed by Stephanie McCaul 3rd, showing a welcome return to form and a “hockied out” Sally Aherne 4th. First of the U/16 girls was Sophie Higgins. The U16 and 18 boys were also mixed. There was a great Clonliffe battle in this race from two of the club`s newer members, Josh Stubbs(U/18) was running his first ever race and really looked impressive leading for the first few laps and then battling way for 2nd place behing a strong looking Darragh O`Boyle (U/16) who took the win to maintain his 100% record, 2 out of 2, with a fine run by Keving Loftus (U/16) in 3rd place.

Portmarnack Race

Round 3, the final round, will be hosted by Clonliffe in the Morton Stadium, on Sunday March 24th with an 11.00am start, the age groups will be uneven ages for this one. Full details during the week of the event.

Results Juvenile spring Series Round 2 Portmarnock

U10 Girls   U10 Boys  
1st Sally Simola Clonliffe   1st Brogan McCluskey Lusk  
2nd Emily McCartney Portmarnock   2nd Simon Barrett Ballyboughal  
3rd Laoise Mc Nally Lusk   3rd Lorcan Devine Skerries  
4th Lana Mc Nally Lusk   4th Jonathon Fitzsimons Clonliffe  
5th Kate Watson Clonliffe   5th James Mc Donnagh Clonliffe  
6th Alison Rivera Clonliffe   6th Andrew Brennan Ballyboughal  
U12 Girls   U12 Boys  
1st Katie Halpin Lusk   1st Cillian Forrester Clonliffe  
2nd Abbie Sheehy Clonliffe   2nd Cian Warren Ballyboughal  
3rd Aoife Hession Clonliffe   3rd Michael Hoey Ballyboughal  
4th Lottie Simons Skerries   4th Conor Archer Portmarnock  
5th Ella Brown Clonliffe   5th Alex Coffee Clonliffe  
6th Vicky McDonnell Clonliffe   6th Luthino Romano Clonliffe  
U14 Girls   U14 Boys  
1st Anna Prior Skerries   1st Joseph Hutchinson Clonliffe  
2nd Kate Butler Clonliffe   2nd Conor Ryan Portmarnock  
3rd Hope Simola Clonliffe   3rd Adam McNally Lusk  
4th Kate Howlett Clonliffe   4th Stephen O’Connor Skerries  
5th Amy Kelly Clonliffe   5th Ben Guiden Clonliffe  
6th Nelda Miranda Lusk   6th Jack Horan Clonliffe  
U16 Girls   U16 Boys  
1st Sophie Higgin’s Clonliffe   1st Darragh O’Boyle Clonliffe  
2nd Tessa Romero Portmarnock   2nd Kevin Loftus Clonliffe  
3rd Aimee McGrath Clonliffe   3rd Conor Tuck Lusk  
4th Aoife Duffy Portmarnock   4th Fintan McManus Clonliffe  
5th       5th Dylan Cody foy Lusk  
6th       6th Patrick Eccles Portmarnock  
U18 Girls   U18 Boys  
1st Hope Saunders Clonliffe   1st Josh Stubbs Clonliffe  
2nd Aine McCarthy Skerries   2nd Mario Bowden Clonliffe  
3rd Stephanie McCaul Clonliffe   3rd Paul Courtney Clonliffe  
4th Sally Aherne Clonliffe          
5th Orla Bollard Clonliffe          
6th Evelyn McCarthy Skerries          

Saturday  (9th)saw the latest BHAA cross country race, The NUI/AIB Maynooth race in Maynooth College. A small band of the club`s athletes took part lead home by Chris Muldoon 4th in 21.52. Other Clonliffe 7th Tom Sherlock 22.22, 9th Conor Keane 22.29. Once again can I appeal to any of our club members, if you race please text me your name, place, time and the race you ran. Otherwise it`s next to impossible to keep this web site up to date. If you run a BHAA race please remember that unless the web master knows where you work (unlikely) or knows the name of every club member (also unlikely)  he has some difficulty in spotting your results. Text Noel 0879599888. If you tell us we`ll tell the world wide web!

Finally congratulations to Dave Flynn and Arkansas Razorbacks on their NCAA Indoor Championship over the weekend.

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