Doran triumphs in the Cooper/Lawler Plate

Race report – Cooper/Lawler Plate :The Clonliffe Harriers 2023 Grand Prix continued under glorious tropical conditions In Morton Stadium on Thursday evening 7th September 2023. This latest event was the first time a second 5k distance was added to the Series. The race attracted a new sponsor with the launch of the inaugural Cooper/Lawler Plate. 

Some 33 athletes took part in what proved to be two exciting races. Running and racing in the heat is never easy. Runners handled the tough conditions very well. In the first race Sean Doran had a magnificent run posting a time of 00:15:41. The performance exceeded the handicap expectations and Sean not only had the fastest time but also won the handicap. In the second race Tom Monks led home a field of 16 runners in a time of 00:21:22. A big thank you to all who officiated. A post-race prize giving took place in the Clonliffe Harriers Club House. Many thanks to the Cooper/Lawler crew for providing some delightful sambos and to Dan Lacey for organising refreshments.  

The results of the Grand prix was as follows: 

GP Result First Name Surname 
Sean Doran 
Carl Fleming 
Pat Devitt 

The Grand Prix Committee would like to thank the Pamela Cooper/Ben Lawler training group for their kind sponsorship of this event. Prior to the presentation Shane Rooney spoke on behalf of the training group to formally launch the sponsorship. Shane thanked both Pamela and Ben for all their coaching work and that by launching this sponsorship the training group wanted to formally recognise their commitment and enthusiasm. A specially inscribed plate, part of the 5K sponsorship, will be presented at a later date. 

 Upcoming GP races  

Date Time Event Venue 
28/09/2023 8pm  10000m (Bonass Trophy) Morton 
07/10/2023 10.30am 10 mile (Ahern Cup) Malahide 
12/10/2023 8pm 4 miles (Walker Cup) Morton 
22/10/2023 11am Clonliffe 2 Glasnevin 
11/11/2023 10am 6km CC (irwin Cup) Demesne 
25/11/2023 10am 10km CC (Horan Cup) Demesne 

Copper Lawler Plate – 5000m  Races Results  

5000m Race 1 

Place First Name Surname TIME 
Sean Doran 00:15:41 
Ray  Dunne 00:17:00 
Fergal O’Shea 00:17:17 
Robbie Dowling 00:17:31 
Peter Bissett 00:17:44 
James Dunne 00:18:03 
Dave  Dunwoody 00:18:51 
Eamonn O’Neill 00:18:52 
Steve Barnes 00:19:38 
10 Rachel McFadden 00:19:41 
11 Paddy  Devitt 00:19:49 
12 Mick Bermingham 00:19:56 
13 Tom Moran 00:20:12 
14 Aisling  Andrews 00:20:14 
15 Shane  Rooney 00:20:25 
16 Declan Grant 00:20:50 

5000m Race 2 

PLACE First Name Surname TIME 
Tom Monks 00:21:22 
Philip Richards 00:21:33 
Diarmuid Doyle 00:21:49 
Carl Fleming 00:22:00 
Orla Deighan 00:22:15 
Laura Kernan 00:22:49 
David Hanley 00:22:50 
Declan Murray 00:22:52 
Dermot Breslin 00:23:36 
10 Pat Devitt 00:23:54 
11 Colm Doran 00:24:00 
12 Yvonne McDonagh 00:24:17 
13 Aideen O’Connor 00:24:48 
14 Shey  Byrne 00:25:52 
15 Ciara O’Regan 00:26:30 
16 Jason Kernan 00:26:41