Clonliffe juveniles at final cross country league

The final round of the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country league took place this morning in the Phoenix Park. As always in the Park there was a testing course for these young athletes with the infamous hills to be negotiated on each lap and as always there was a stiff breeze to be enjoyed. Thankfully the rain of the last few days was gone replaced by a nice Autumn day and the dark clouds which held the threat of rain proved to be no more than an idle threat.

The Clonliffe athletes today were in the U/9 to U/14 groups as the older ages look towards their Dublin Championships in two weeks time. As expected there were some fine performances from the club`s athletes as they look to impress the selectors with places up for grabs on the championships team,  including an excellent 3rd place in the boys U/9`s by Jonathan Fitzsimons, and several top 10 finishes including Killian Forrester boys U/12, Abbey Sheehy in the girls U/12, Aoife Hession girls U/11 and David Tuite boys U/13.

The top three Clonliffe athletes in each race today were:


U/9: I. Browne, R. Bowen

U/10: S. Sumola, O. Stafford, M. Isong

U/11: A. Hession, K. McGrady, E. Cooley

U/12: A. Sheehy, Y. Eustace, E. Browne

U/13: A. Warren, R. Fitzsimons, E. Howlett

U/14: H. Browne, L. Carr, C. Cooley


U/9: J. Fitzsimons, M. Trazan, D. Coleman

U/10: M. Coleman, J. McDonnell, E. Donnelly

U/11: S. Rowley, D. Wall

U/12: K. Forrester, L. Browne, C. O`Shea

U/13: D. Tuite, B. Guiden

U/14: S. Cashin, S. Stafford, M. Keirns