Some more top notch performances from Clonliffe today at day 2 of the Dublin`s in Tallaght. Some great highlights today including an unbelievable finish to the U/16 boys 1500 by Joseph Hession. Joseph a front runner by trade found himself in second chasing as a gap opened to maybe 20m plus, at the bell he set off like the preverbal “Bat out of Hell” hitting the final straight he was still 15m in arrears but unbelievably thundered down the home straight to hit the front for the first time a mere 10m from the line and add gold to his 800 from last night. An excellent run also by Alex Hogan to take bronze.
(pictured)U/16 Alex Hogan & Joseph Hession
(pictured) Cian Bolger U/14 1500 1st
Young Cian Bolger was pure class in winning the U/14 1500 with a great last lap he won by some distance pulling away. Another athlete to impress again today was U/15 Craig Giles taking another middle distance bronze today. Cillian Forrester also gather a couple of medals today in the U/13 javelin and shot putt.
(pictured) Cillian Forrester U/13 Javelin/shot
Lauren Carr, a fine U/15 800 winner last night added hurdles bronze to her collection. A very impressive debut for Clonliffe came from Caitlin O`Reilly in the U/14s winning both the 200m and long jump titles. Rebecca Fitzsimons was 3rd in the U/14 200. In the field events there was a Clonliffe one two in the U/16 javelin Andre Lidova was 1st and Conor Byrne 2nd, and Michael Isong was 3rd in the U/13 shot.
In the older middle distance races U/17 Alannah Cooley ran another great race over 1500 to complete her middle distance silver collection. Hope Saunders was 2nd in the U/18 1500 with Laura Tuite 3rd. Shane Merrigan played to his strengths holding off to unleash his finishing kick and grab bronze in a tactical U/17 1500. A great PB by Cathal Doyle of 4.06.4 saw him take U/18 silver with Josh Stubbs in 3rd place.
(pictured) U/17 and 18 gang
Official results not to hand. Update soon.