Grand Prix Series


(above) 2023 Grand Prix Champion: David Hanley

Over the years Clonliffe Harriers promoted various club races, road, cross country and track. Some of these races date back to the early 1900s including: the Horan Cup which dates back to 1908, the Irwin Cup which dates back to the 1930s and was in memory of Clonliffe Olympian Carmichael Irwin and the Walker Cup presented by the Walker family in 1966. In 2001 these club races were revitalised with the introduction of the Clonliffe Harriers Grand Prix Series. This was a series designed to incorporate all of these club races into a eight/nine month season which would feature club races on the country, road and track. The series is run on a handicap basis, getting back to the old tradition of club handicaps, meaning that every athlete in the series had an equal chance of prevailing. The series has proven to be extremely successful attracting an entry on an annual basis up to 100 athletes. It is a series which is open to all members of Clonliffe Harriers and also to guests by invitation.


Races on the track take place in the Morton Stadium, the cross country races invariably take place in Santry Demesne at the rear of the Morton Stadium. Some races, however, also take place in the grounds of Malahide Castle, the ‘road races’ in the series take place in the grounds of Malahide Castle.

2023 Grand Prix remaining races:

Thursday August 3rd – Simon Byrne Cup 1500m- Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Thursday August 17th- Mile- Morton Stadium 8 p.m

Thursday September 7th – 5,000- Middlesex Cup – Morton stadium 8pm.

Thursday September 28th – Bonass Trophy/Club 10,000- Morton Stadium 8 p.m.

Saturday October 7th, Ahern Cup/Club 10 Mile – Maladide Castle 11 am.

Thursday October 14th, Walker Cup, 4 Mile track, Morton Stadium 8.00pm

Sunday October 22nd, The Clonliffe 2

Saturday November 11th- Irwin Cup 6k XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon.

Saturday November 25th – Horan Cup 6mile XC – Santry Demesne 12 noon


The attached file shows the latest leaderboard: CHGP-SERIES-POINTS-TABLE-29052023


Mick Kearney: E Mail-

Entry to 2023 Grand Prix Series:

Cost €30. for series and completion of entry form :Clonliffe-Harriers-Grand-Prix-Series-2022

Grand Prix Series Winners:

2023 – David Hanley (Clonliffe Harriers)

2022/23 – Joe Fowler (Clonliffe Harriers)

2019 – Deirdre Fitzsimons (Dunboyne AC)

2018 – Mick Gleeson (Clonliffe Harriers)

2017 – Emma Dunne (Clonliffe Harriers)

2016 – Richie Barr (Clonliffe Harriers)

2015- Niall Markey (Clonliffe Harriers)

2014- Richard Case (Portmarnock)

2013- Desie Shorten (Parnells)

2012- Ray Dunne (Portmarnock)

2011-Colm Hickey (Clonliffe Harriers)

2010-Ernie Ramesy (Clonliffe Harriers)

2009-Tom Monks (Clonliffe Harriers)

2008-Dave Brady (Raheny Shamrocks)


2006-John Fay (Clonliffe Harriers)

2005-David Brennan (Clonliffe Harriers)


2003-Pat Healy (Unattached)

2002-Eddie Harrison (Raheny Shamrocks)

2001-Jimmy Bennett (Clonliffe Harriers)