The Clonliffe Grand Prix Series continues on Monday night (please note change in date to avoid Euros clash) June 11th at 8.00pm with the O`Connor Cup, traditionally a cross country race, but this year, a Summer grass race in Santry Demesne. The O`Connor Cup is one of the long standing Clonliffe club races and is one of the jewels in the crown of the Grand Prix Series, having been part of the series since it`s inception over ten years ago. The O`Connor Cup was presented to the club by JJ O`Connor who in the late 1920s and early 1930s dominated Irish Cross Country running. He was National champion on four occasions, with several different clubs, but was clad in the black and amber when he won the Nationals in Thurles in 1935. Monday`s race is a 4 miler.
Whilst athletes may get away with flats on Monday night, spikes might be advisable! In the Grand Prix itself things are finely poised with Ray Dunne holding a 1 point lead over Ger Kirwan with Ernie Ramsey 5 points further in arrears. Monday no doubt will see some reshuffling!