Dec 6, 2009 [Noel Guiden] A truely awesome performance from the Clonliffe U/19 boys in the Nationals in Colerain today saw a repeat of last year with the guys winning gold. The winning margin was by an unbelieveable 98 points. First man home was Jamie Rossister in 6th, Eric McCann was 11th, man of day day according to Club Captain and squad coach Joe Cooper was next in 13th place Jordan Logue, by all accounts having run his best race to date. 15th was Conor McGuinness and Larry Brady was next home in 25th. A clearly delighted Joe Cooper expressed himself to be “very very proud of the lads” and not unsurprisingly singled out Jordan for particular praise on his superb run today “considering the amount of work he doesn`t put in!”
Also in action in the juvenile championships was Fintan Doherty in the U/17 running for Dublin, Fintan was very clearly off form and was unwell immeadiately after the race.
In the men`s National Novice the team came away with silver finishing behind City of Derry with Brett Paine 7th, Eoin Pearse 9th, Mark McDonald 18th and Lorcan Cronin 20th making up the scoring 4 for a total of 54 points. Other placings to follow soon.
Due to injury the ladies were unable to field a team and decided not to travel North.
On other news: The Jingle Bells 5k promoted by Donore Harriers took place in the Phoenix Park yesterday morning. First Clonliffe man was Aidan Bailey 5th in 14.40, Michael McDiarmada was 15th (15.18), Terry McLoughlin 53rd (17.23), Becky Woods was 3rd woman 54th overall (17.28) and Louise Reilly (17.54) 8th woman and 71st overall.