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Club championships an outstanding success

Jun 9, 2008 [N. Guiden] Great credit goes to Joe and Gladys Cooper and their teams for organising what once again has proved to be the highlight of the Clonliffe club year to date with an outstanding club championship yesterday. The day once again reflected the spectrum of athletics in the club with club championship for Juveniles, Seniors and Masters. The highlight of the Senior Championship was once again the 800 metres which was a cracking event won in style by Colm Rooney in 1:51.29.

In perfect weather proceedings got underway at 4.00 p.m. sharp with the tiny tots races. Things moved quickly on through the juvenile programme from U/10 to U/ 16 with some terrific performances by our young athletes in the sprint events and then onto the distance events which ran from 300 metres for the U/10s up to 1000 metres for the U/16s. Noteworthy performances in these events came from young Keith Hodson in the Boys U/10s with a 60 and 300 metres double and in the girls under 10s from Amy O’Donoghue with a 60 and 300 metres double whilst in the U/16 distance races over 1000 metres there were wins for Ian Guiden and Laura Brennan.

In the Senior Championships proceedings commenced with the 100 metres which was won by Patrick O’Connor in 11.84 from Anthony McCreery just returning from injury 11.86 with Sean Lacey 3rd in 12.25.

There was a notable double in the Women’s Championship from Louise Reilly in the 800 and 1500 metres.

Larry Brady had an excellent run in the 3000 metres championship taking a massive 20 seconds off his PB running 9:08.11 from Jordan Logan 2nd 9:45.23 and Joseph Cooper 10:04.9. Mark McKenzie in 4th place 10:06.86 also ran a PB.

The highlight of the Senior Championships was once again the 800 metres. The field went through the lap in 54 seconds, with 300 to go Conor Healy led, Conor kicked again going into the top bend and at this stage it looked like he had made the winning move, however, Rooney was not to be denied as he stormed past Healy down the home straight to win in a fast 1:51.29, Conor Healy recorded 1:52.07 for 2nd with Aidan Bailey 3rd in 1:52.6. David Fitzmaurice recorded a PB dipping under 2 minutes for the first time in running 1:59.12.

In the Masters 3000 there was a good tactical battle between Gerry McCabe, Noel Guiden and Alan Worrall, with 700 to go Guiden made what he thought was a winning move hitting the front for the first time and opening a gap of a couple of yards over McCabe, however, at precisely the same spot one lap later McCabe stormed past opening a gap which got wider as the finishing line approached. Gerry McCabe won in 10:33.12 from Noel Guiden 10:41.23 with Alan Worrall 3rd 11:01.75.

There was a great atmosphere throughout the course of the day with club members young and old out supporting their club-mates. It was wonderful as well to see so many Clonliffe people in attendance and to see so many parents of the juvenile athletes stay for the duration of the championships. A special word also to our gourmet chef Eoin Pearse ably assisted by comis chefs Christine Hanley and Pamela Cooper for an outstanding job slaving away over the hot barbecue. A word also for DJ Joe for the music which added greatly to the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the championships.

The full result of the Clonliffe Harriers 2008 Track and Field Championships are:

Girls U/10 – 60 Metres

1 Amy O’Donoghue

2 Caoimhe Reilly

3 Aoife Daly

Girls U/12 – 80 Metres

1 Jasmine Hales

2 Aoife McGrath

3 Kate Ryan

Boys U/10 – 60 Metres

1 Keith Hodson

2 Darren Redmond

3 David Preston

Girls U/10 – 300 Metres

1 Amy O’Donoghue

2 Aoife Daly

3 Amy McGrath

Boys U/10 – 300 Metres

1 Keith Hodson

2 Darren Costello

3 David Preston

Girls U/12 500 Metres

1 Jasmine Hales

2 Kate Ryan

3 Aoife McGrath

Boys U/12 500 Metres

1 Matthew Dobbyn

2 Sean McLoughlin

3 Peter Taylor

Girls U/14 800 Metres

1 Shauna O’Reilly

2 Rachel Murray

3 Caroline Murphy

Girls U/14 100 Metres

1 Shauna O’Reilly

2 Caroline Murphy

3 Rachel Murray

Boys U/14 100 Metres

1 Gary O’Brien

2 Shane Donnelly

3 David Hussey

Boys U/12 80 Metres

1 Matthew Dobbyn

2 Peter Taylor

3 Sean McLoughlin

Boys U/14 800 Metres

1 Gary O’Brien

2 John Buckley

3 David Hussey

Boys U/16 1000 Metres

1 Ian Guiden

2 Mark Everand

Girls U/16 100 Metres

1 Leah Bergin

2 Lorna McDonald

3 Laura Preston

Boys U/16 100 Metres

1 Patrick O’Connor

2 Conor Reddin

3 Jack O’Neill

Girls U/14 Shot Putt

1 Hannah McLoughlin

2 Shauna O’Reilly

3 Caroline Murphy

Boys U/16 Shot Putt

1 Jack O’Neill

2 Emmett Maloney (guest)

3 Conor King

Girls U/16 Shot Putt

1 Leah Bergin

2 Lorna McDonald

3 Niamh Lowney

Boys U/12 High Jump

1 Matthew Dobbyn

2 Sean McLoughlin

= Aaron McMahon

= Zachart Hales

Girls U/12 High Jump

1 Jasmine Hales

Boys U/14 High Jump

1 David Hussey

2 Shane Donnelly

3 Noah Haiggs

Girls U/12 Ball Throw

1 Jasmine Hales

2 Amy O’Donogue

3 Mary Taylor

Boys U/12 Ball Throw

1 Aaron McMahon

2 Zachery Hales

3 Matthew Dobbyn

Girls U/14 High Jump

1 Shauna O’Reilly

2 Caroline Murphy

3 Niamh Daly

Girls U/16 High Jump

1 Elaine Begley

2 Leah Bergin

3 Niamh Lowney

Boys U/10 Ball Throw

1 Darren Redmond

2 Sean Memery

3 Keith Hodson

Girls U/10 Ball Throw

1 Amy McGrath

2 Holly McMahon

3 Caoimhe Reilly

Boys U/10 Long Jump

1 Keith Hodson

2 Darren Redmond

3 David Preston

Boys U/12 Long Jump

1 Sean McLoughlin

2 Peter Taylor

3 Matthew Dobbyn

Boys U/14 Long Jump

1 Gary O’Brien

2 David Hussey

3 Noah Haiggs

Girls U/10 Long Jump

1 Amy McGrath

2 Holly McMahon

3 E Pergmine

Girls U/12 Long Jump

1 J. Hales

2 A. O’Donoghue

3 L. McMahon

Girls U/14 Long Jump

1 Shauna Reilly

2 Caroline Murphy

3 Niamh Daly

= 3 – Hannah McLoughlin

Girls U/16 Long Jump

1 Leah Bergin

2 Elaine Begley

3 Niamh Lowney

Girls U/14 Javelin

1 Hannah McLoughlin

2 Rachel Murray

3 Shauna O’Reilly

Girls U/16 Javelin

1 Niamh Hussey

Boys U/14 Javelin

1 Gary O’Brien

2 Noah Haiggs

3 Luke Maloney

Boys U/14 Shot Putt

1 Luke Maloney

2 Noah Haiggs

3 Gary O’Brien

Master Men 3000 Metres

1 Gerry McCabe 10:33.12

2 Noel Guiden 10:41.23

3 Alan Worrall 11:01.75

4 Colm Doran 11:48.18

5 Terry Mee 12:36.27

6 Jimmy Bennett 13:01.71

7 Mick Kearney 14:09.05

Senior Men 100 Metres

1 Pat O’Connor 11.84

2 Anthony McCreery 11.86

3 Sean Lucey 12.25

4 Ben Woods 12.94

5 Mark Carbery 13.07

Senior Men 400 Metres

1 Sean Lacey

2 Patrick O’Connor

3 Alan Worrell

Senior Women 400 Metres

1 Sarah Woods

Senior Women 200 Metres

1 Sarah Woods

2 Sarah Finnegan

3 Becky Woods

4 Laura Bergin

5 Lorna McDonnell

6 Niamh Lowney

Senior Women’s 800 Metres

1 Louise Reilly 2:18.39

2 Sarah Finnegan 2:29.4

3 Sinead Hartnett 2:40.19

Senior Men 800 Metres

1 Colm Rooney 1:51.29

2 Conor Healy 1:52.09

3 Aidan Bailey 1:52.6

4 Darragh Birmingham (guest) 1:54.2

5 Pat McCarton (guest) 1:55.61

6 Mark McDonald 1:56.13

7 Gary O’Hanlon 1:56.42

8 Martin 1:56.72

9 David Fitzmaurice 1:59.12

Senior Men 1500 Metres

1 David Flynn 4:04.98

2 Gary O’Hanlon 4:05.25

3 Tom Austin 4:21.42

Senior Women 1500

1 Louise Reilly 4.47.9

2 Becky Woods 4:49.86

3 Denise Gallagher 5:26.51

Senior Men 3000 Metres

1 Larry Brady 9:08

2 Jordan Logue 9:45.23

3 Joseph Cooper 10:04.9

4 Mark McKenzie 10:06.86

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