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National league round 1: defence begins

Jun 15, 2010 [Killian Lonergan] Sunday’s first round of the National League proved another successful day out for the Senior Men’s team. Despite only picking up one first place finish on the track ( Men’s 4x100m ) we were able to lead the points scoring at the end of day thanks in the main to our men in the field. With 121 points amassed, we top the overall table across both locations after Round 1.

Clonliffe Results can be seen at the following location: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/content/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/complete-individual-results-round-1-2010.pdf

Moments of note include Patrick’s PB of 11.10 in the 100m for 3rd, Ciaran Mackey’s over exuberance in the first 200m of his 400m and his subsequent fighting qualities down the home straight, Stephen Harkness’ negative split in the 800m, Conor McGuinness’s PB of 4.15.85 in the 1500m, Tom Guilfoyle’s re-introduction to the Steeplechase, Lorcan Cronin’s 5000m track debut, Paul Marry’s last round winning throw in the Javelin, young Alex ‘the human spring’ Anyaegbunam debuting for the senior men’s team in the Long Jump. Luke, Tomas and Martin cleaned up in the throws, while Marcin took to the soaking wet High Jump mat like a duck to water. Ian rebounded from the previous day with a victory in the Pole Vault while a makeshift 4x400m team gave it their all for those last few points.

The one moment of concern was Brian Gregan pulling up injured in the 200m when well ahead of the eventual winner with 70m to go. As noted elsewhere on the site, Brian had raced a superb 400m the day before in Holland, yet made the journey back for Sunday’s trip up North. Fingers crossed he’ll be back on his feet before too long.

Combined results across both sites, are as follows:

Clonliffe Harriers 121

City of Derry A.C. 113

Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 111

St. Abbans A.C. 101

Tullamore Harriers 98

North Down A.C. 97

Raheny Shamrocks A.C. 97

Menapians A.C. 93

Kerry Athletics 92

Shercock A.C. 92

Ballymena and Antrim A.C. 91

Leevale A.C. 83 Meath Athletics 75

Crusaders A.C. 55

Donore A.C. 35

City of Lisburn A.C. 35

Thanks to all that made themselves available for the long day and lets hope Round 2 will be as successful.

On what turned out to be a wet and windy day up in Antrim Forum the Clonliffe Ladies started the National T&F League as we mean to go on by taking joint 1st position with Raheny Shamrocks on 115pts.

We took home 6 first place finishes, 7 second place finishes, and 2 third place finishes. A big thanks to all those ladies who competed

Round 2 of the National League is on Sunday 18th July on our home ground of Morton Stadium

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