Clonliffe at Juvenile cross country league no. 3

A large contingent of black and amber clad young athletes gathered in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny for the Dublin Juvenile Cross Country League. In the younger age groups there were a number of new athletes competing for Clonliffe for the first time and there were some fine performances by all.

It is also pleasing to report that there were a couple of wins for Clonliffe athletes and also a number of top five finishes. There was a fine win recorded by Joseph Hession in the Boys U/15 2500 metre race, Joseph running a controlled race at the front of the field and pulling away from his Tallaght AC rival over the final 200. There was also a fine win recorded in the U/9 race by Jonathan Fitzsimons. In the U/16 Boys group Shane Merrigan led the Clonliffe pack home in 3rd place from Sean Carrick 4th, Sean having had an off course excursion mid race. A fine battling performance also in the Girls U/16 race, this was a mixed race, by Alannah Cooley who finished 4th in the U/16 category. A 4th place finish also recorded by Daniel Craig in the Boys U/14.

The top three Clonliffe in each of the races were as follows:

Girls U/9

1 Isobelle Browne

2 Rachel Power

3 Ava

Boys U/9

1 Jonathan Fitzsimons

2 Mark

3 Daniel Coleman

Girls U/10

1 Sally Sumola

2 Michelle

 Boys U/10

 1 Gavin Browne

2 James McDonald

3 Michael Coleman

 Girls U/11

 1 Aoife Hession

2 Alex Tuohy

3 Zoe

 Boys U/11

1 Sam Rowley

2 Darragh Wall

 Girls U/12

 1 Abbey Sheehy

2 Ella Browne

3 Rachel

 Boys U/12

 1 Killian Forrester


3 Luke Browne

 Girls U/13

1 Amy Warren

2 Caitlin Butler

3 Ellen Howlett

Boys U/13

1 David Tuite

2 Ben Guiden

 Girls U/14

 1 Lauren Carr

2 Hannah Browne

3 Cliona Cooley

 Boys U/14

1 Daniel Craig (4th)

2 Harry Pierre

3 Mark Kerins

 Boys U/15

1 Joseph Hession (1st)

2 Kevin Lofts (7th)

3 Alex Hogan (10th)

 Girls U/16

1 Alannah Cooley (4th)

 Boys U/16

1 Shane Merrigan (3rd)

2 Sean Carrick (4th)

3 Greg Hosseny (6th)

The next round of the league is on Sunday October 20th in the Phoenix Park with the Dublin Championships (even ages) on Sunday the 3rd of November back at St. Annes.