Great fun at tonight`s juvenile cake races in the Morton Stadium as the club`s younger athletes brought their 2012 season to a close. There was a fine turn out in all four races and a great dive to the line in the final race of the night as Fintan McManus beat the handicaper to take victory right at the death. In Gladys and Marian`s group the top 3 girls were: 1st Allanah Fizsimons, 2nd Alex Twomey and 3rd Aoife Hession. Boys: 1st Johnaton Fitzsimons, 2nd Dylan Richards, 3rd Michael Coleman.
Gerry`s group also had big fields in their races. Girls: 1st Hope Sumona, 2nd Amy Carron 3rd Katelyn Butler. Boys: 1st Fintan McManus, 2nd Harry Pierce, 3rd Ben Guiden.
Afterwards there was a reception where Christmas Cakes went to the four winners and best athletes 2012 awards were presented to Aoife Hession ,Abby Sheehy, Cathal Doyle and Sally Aherne. The club president, Paddy Marley also presented medals to the U/15 and 16 boys cross country squads. The U/16s team of Cathal Doyle, Ross Kearney, Adam O`Brien, Sean Carrig, Brian Flanagan and Paddy O`Hanlon receiving their Dublin silver medals and the U/15, Adam O`Brien, Joseph Hession, Kevin McKenna, Paddy O`Hanlon, David O`Hanlon and Sean Carrig their Dublin silvers and then their National gold medals. Adam O`Brien and Cathal Doyle were also presented with inter county and inter provincial medals. Paddy also made a presention to Megan Coomber, Megan won National indoor and outdoor long jump titles in 2012.
Well done to all our athletes throughout 2012 you are all a credit to Clonliffe Harriers. A big thank you also to Gladys and her team and to Colm Doran who once again sponsored the after race party goodies.