Clonliffe Teams for Sunday’s National League Final announced

The Men’s and Ladies captains have confirmed the Clonliffe teams that will take part in the Premier League Final on Sunday in Tullamore.The Men’s team are defending National League champions and on Sunday go for an extraordinary five in a row. The Men’s teams chances of successfully retaining the title have received a considerable boost with confirmation of Brian Gregan’s availability and with the form Brian has been in over the latter end of the season he would be strongly fancied to take maximum points in the 400. As has been the situation in recent years the foundations of the track and field team’s success have to a large degree been laid by the field eventers and with athletes like Tomas Rauktys in the throws, multinational title winner David Donegan in the pole vault to name but two another strong foundation will be laid on Sunday.

The men’s team is:

100m/200m – Paul Whelan

400m – Brian Gregan

800m – Kris Valters

1500m – Aaron Hanlon

5000m – Dave Fitzmaurice

110h – Matt Field

400h – John Fagan

3000 SC – Jayme Rossiter

Race Walk – Ryan Cleary

Discus/56 lb.– Tomas Rauktys

Shot – Marcin Klinzow

Hammer – Martin Hunt

Pole Vault – David Donegan

High Jump – Andrew Heney

Long Jump – Daniel Doran

Triple Jump – Tomas Dirina

Javelin – Ryan Whelan

4 x 100m (from) – Keith Pike, Paul Whelan, Matt Field, Stuart Roche, Israel Ibeanu

4 x 400m (from) – Brian Tobin, Kris Valters, John Fagan, Brian Gregan, Dave Fitzmaurice

The teams competing for the premier title on Sunday are: Clonliffe Harriers A.C., Raheny Shamrocks, Galway City Harriers, Leavale A.C., St. Abbans A.C., DSD, North Down A.C., Crusaders A.C.

The women’s team are of course back in the premier division for the first time in a number of years and have done exceptionally well by making Sunday’s final. As always the girls will give a very strong account of themselves and with athletes of the calibre of sprinters Leah Moore and Sharon Kilduff, Eleanor Alexander, who has been setting PBs for fun in recent times, new club record holder in the throws Caoimhe Morris and the Begley sisters – Lorna and Elaine to call upon the team will give a very good account of themselves.

The team is:

100m/200m – Leah Moore

400m – Snezana Bechtina

800m – Lorna Begley

1500m – Eleanor Alexander

3000m – Becky Woods

100m H – Elaine Begley

400m H – Elaine Begley

Walk – Frances Nic Reamoinn

Long Jump – to be confirmed

High Jump – Orna McGinley

Shot Putt – Denise Byrne

Javelin – Denise Byrne

Hammer/Discus – Caoimhe Morris

Pole Vault – to be confirmed

Triple Jump – to be confirmed

4 x 100 relay (from) – Leah Moore, Sharon Kilduff, Elaine Begley, Snezana Bechtina, Denise Byrne

4 x 400 relay (from) – Eleanor Alexander, Becky Woods, Lorna Begley, Snezana Bechtina and Elaine Begley.

The teams competing for the women’s premier title are: Clonliffe Harriers A.C., Kerry Athletics, Ferrybank A.C., Bandon A.C., Raheny Shamrocks, DSD, Leavale A.C. and City of Lisburn A.C.

The team bus leaves the Morton Stadium Santry on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. sharp. There will be some places available on the bus for any supporters wishing to travel. All support will of course be very much appreciated, particularly with the predictions for the weekend’s weather so it will be a tough day for our athletes.