The CBS All Ireland Track and field took place this afternoon in the Morton Stadium. The early morning rain gave way to a fairly bright afternoon, however, as always in Santry it was pretty windy. Some good runs from Clonliffe athletes today early in the season on this the schools opening track and field fixture. It was also great to welcome home to Clonliffe Colm Rooney, now a music teacher in CBS Monkstown, Colm is giving back to his sport as a coach with their athletics team.
There was a very good race between Clonliffe and st. Aidans pair Joseph Hession and sean Carrig in the U/14 1,100 with Joseph passing Sean on the back straight to take 2nd, Sean 3rd. Sean had a pretty busy afternoon also finishing 4th in the 800, taking part in the Long Jump, but not at his best and also running a leg of the medley relay. In the U/15 800 there was also a good Clonliffe battle where Dylon Gibbons ran a great race to take 3rd on the line with David O`Hanlon finishing 5th, Alex Gibbons pulled up with a hamstring pull after 150.
Cathal Doyle was a classy winner of the U/15 1500m, running away from the field after 400 to win by 50m or thereabouts. Adam O`Brien was back in action finishing 3rd with Brian Flanagan 4th. Conor King ran a PB in the 800 of 2.06.5 in finshing 3rd in the U/19 race. In the U/19 3,000m Ian Guiden ran shoulder to shoulder with CBS Monkstown`s Kevin Dooney until 400 to go Dooney winning by a second and a half from Guiden (8.52). Johnny Bradley Ward was 4th in 10.14.
Good runs also from a lot of the St. Aidans lads in the medley relays including Thomas Ward, Greg Honnosy, Philip Keenan, Conor King, Sean Carrig, Ian Guiden and Johnny Bradley Ward.
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