Historic Photographs

In this section you will find photographs of historic value. This is an ongoing project. This page will be added to with further photographs displayed.

(Above: P.J. Byrne, Club Captain 1894 and Irish 880 yds. champion, 1896)


(Above: Clonliffe Harriers team photograph 1908/09 taken at the Old Gate, Glasnevin (beside Kavanagh`s “the Grave Diggers”))
The Clonliffe 2

Clonliffe 2 1930

Prospect Square, Glasnevin (Kavanaghs) 1930`s

Clonliffe 2 1940

Finglas to Glasnevin Road, 1940`s

1910 Paul Kelly

(picture above: Sam Pearson & Paul Kelly with Doran Shield c.1910)

Norman McEachern, winning the 800 at Tailteann Games, Croke Park, 1924
Billy Morton John Joe Barry

(Pictured above: Billy Morton and John Joe Barry)

The August 1958 International Sports, Santry Stadium (now the Morton Stadium):

6th of August and a crowd of 20,000 pack into Santry and witness Herb Elliott (AUS) set a new world mile record of 3.54.5. More history is made as for the first time ever five men in the same race run sub 4 minutes for the mile: Elliott, Merv Lincoln (AUS), Ronnie Delany (IRL), Murray Halbert (NZ) and Albie Thomas (AUS). The following night and the 2 Mile race sees Elliott set the early pace as Albie Thomas sets a new world record 8.32.0.

Santry Stadium 1959

Above: Clonliffe group photo 1961

Clonliffe Ladies first race (2)

Above: 1960`s , early Clonliffe ladies race

Mid 1960s Billy Morton trys out a Vespa on the Santry track!

1970 Clonliffe Harriers U/15,U/16 National (BLOE) Champions:

1970 Clonliffe Juvenile team

Gerry Brady, Andrew Byrne, Johnny Green, Martin Green, Derek Carroll, Mick Byrne, Philip Campbell

The First Morton Memorial Mile 1970

1970 Morton Mile

Centenary year 1986 National Cross Country, Santry: Noel Harvey (002) Champion

Sometimes we stumble – John Woods goes down… l to r John Joe Doyle, Noel Harvey, Richard Mulligan, Roy Dooney

To view more recent Clonliffe photos from 2006 to date see:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364500@N04/albums