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Clonliffe stewards for Night Run

Clonliffe stewards for Sunday`s Night run in Dublin city meet at Ringsend Library at 8.00/8.15pm. If you haven’t confirmed yet but are available please text Joe Cooper 0872256004.

Strong Clonliffe teams for road relays

The National Road Relays take place this Sunday, April 28th in Raheny. In recent years this event has been dominated by Raheny Shamrocks, who once again have a very strong looking team and will start as favourites. The men`s race is 2 mile, 1 mile, 3 mile, 2 mile. There are 3 Clonliffe men`s teams entered with the A team looking like they will contend for medals:

A: Efrem Gidey, Cathal Doyle, Ian Guiden, Colm Rooney.

B: Sean O’Leary, Jarlath Jordan, Sean Doran, Eoin Taggart

C: Liam Roarty, Greg Hossenny, Thomas Sherlock, Paul Keenan

The women`s race is 1 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile with a youthful Clonliffe team of Hannah Browne, Alannah Cooley and Ale Hernandez.

There is also a Masters mens team, M/50 of Declan Grant, Kevin Dowling and Sean Grimes.

Timetable:

  • 2.00pm Master Women
  • 2.30pm Master Men
  • 3.00pm Senior Women
  • 3.30pm Senior Men

Andrew Coscoran wins 128th Clonliffe 2 mile

Tonight 128th annual Clonliffe 2 mile was won tonight by Andrew Coscoran  (Star of the Sea) in a time of 9.13. The was a good turnout of some 150 athletes for tonight’s race, thankfully the threat of rain held off and the athletes enjoyed favourable conditions for the race. The Clonliffe 2 was once again most generously sponsored by the Kavanagh family (the Grave Diggers in Glasnevin)

As the field was sent on its way at 8 PM sharp it was pleasing to see so many Clonliffe vests at the front end of the field as the athlete exited the stadium heading towards Northwood. Coscoran led from Clonliffe pairing Colm Rooney and Efrem Gidey as the race exited the stadium. At the Crowne Plaza crossing into Santry Demesne Croscoran held the lead with Rooney just on his tail and Efrem cut slightly adrift. As the leaders hit the track they were separated by a tiny margin but Coscoran’s superior track speed paid dividends as he came home opening the gap on Rooney with 200 to go to win the Historic Clonliffe 2, Coscoran breasting the tape in a time of 9.13, the 2nd fastest on the new Santry course with Colm Rooney 2 seconds adrift (9.15). Efrem held onto third place (9.28) with Sean Doran coming in fourth place (9.50) chased in by the fast finishing Clonliffe junior pairing of Aaron Cullen and Ben Guiden finishing two abreast in 5th and 6th with identical times of 9.51.

The women’s race was won for the second successive year by Nadia Power (Templeogue), 10.46 in second place from Donore Harriers was Ide Ni Dhomhaill (10.53) and Bronagh  Kearns (St Sennans) third (11.18). The top six women completed by: 4th Laura McDonnell (Tallaght) 11.19, 5th Holly Brennan (Cillies AC) 11.29 and 6th Maura Kearns (Donore Harriers) 11.42.

In the junior race with Efrem, Aaron and Ben taking senior prizes the top three was another Clonliffe trio of Thomas Baltazar (10.32), Evan Foster (10.35) and Ian McElweney (10.42) whilst the top three junior women, again all Clonliffe, were Aoife Hession (12.24) , Sarah Bateson, after a bad fall on the start line, (12.29)and Orla O’Sullivan (12.53).

In the Masters categories firstly master men: M/35 David Brady (Clonliffe), M/40 Shane Casey (Clonliffe), M/45 Shane Larkin (Drogheda and District), M/50 Seanie Meyler (Omagh), M/55 Maurice McCrohan (Clonliffe), M/60 Desie Shorten (Parnell AC), M/65 Mike Mac Domhanill (West Limerick) and M/70 Matt Cooley.

In the master women W/35 Ailish Malone (Clonliffe), W/40 Laura Kiernan (Clonliffe), W/45 Deirdre Fitzsimons (Clonliffe), W/50 Aine McCann (Clonliffe) and W/55 Mary Waters (Navan AC).

Full results: Results Clonliffe 2mile 2019 (1)

To view photos of today’s Clonliffe 2: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmAGLjYx

NOTE: Uncollected prizes for Sean Doran, David Brady, Maurice McCrohan are behind the Bar!

Juvenile League Saturday in Santry

The action comes thick and heavy now! Tonight sees the Clonliffe 2 in Santry and on Saturday the 27th, it`s the 2nd round of the Dublin Juvenile track & Field League, also in Santry.

Please check with your coach for meeting times and so forth. The programme of events is: Juvenile T&F League 2 Santry Saturday 27th April 2019

Please note that this is indicative only, a lot defends on the numbers competing. Regarding parking please DO NOT to double park along the road inside the gate of the stadium and when parking on the grass area to park in an orderly manner, leaving space for other cars and a gap to enter and exit. Stewards manning this area will direct as best they can but please give them due respect, as you should to all other officials volunteering at these events. Do not park on the pathways outside the stadium or obstruct local  residents access to their homes. (You risk being ticketed by the Gardaí!)

 

The Clonliffe 2: final instructions

Thursday April 25th 2019 @ 8.00pm sees the 128th running of the Clonliffe 2, Ireland`s Oldest Road race. The historic race will take place in Santry starting on the track in the Morton Stadium.

The Course

The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne. (See course map) click: Clonliffe 2 Map

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world.

The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

Junior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd

Senior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race. Full results will be online asap that night.
Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Number collection – Those who have entered online will be able to collect their numbers at the Clonliffe clubhouse from 6.15pm.

Race entry

Registrations will be taken on the night of the race from 6.15 – 7.30.pm.

Parking

Limited parking in the stadium. Do not park on the Avenue in the stadium. Do not obstruct local neighbour’s access to their homes please.

Health & Safety

The race will be held on open roads. The Gardai will be in attendance, however, please be careful and watch for traffic. Please obey the on course marshals. No head sets allowed. 

Medical

St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical issues.

Stewarts

Report to the club house for safety briefing and allocation of positions at 7.15pm

Thank you for participating in Ireland`s oldest road race. Please enjoy the race.

Easter Weekend Round up: Super 3000sc PB for Flanno, Doran wins Streets of Naas, & more (updated)

The star of the Easter weekend was Brian Flanagan who ran a superb new 3000 SC pb in LSU for McNeese University in the States on Saturday, the 20th of 9.09.16 to take a fine win. This run propels Brian well into the Clonliffe top 10, as he hits 8th on the list and also moved him up into 3rd place in the Southland Conference.

From the McNeese web site: “I was very pleaded to get a great run in today,” said Flanagan. “It was a huge boost for me mentally after struggling all fall, even missing the cross-country season due to injury.  I was taught by an old Irish coach that distance running is 49% what you have in your legs and 51% what’s in your head.  This spring, I knew I’d built up the adequate fitness to match and even beat rivals.  But with this new PR today, it has given me the confidence in myself that my best days are most definitely still in front of me going into the conference meet in two weeks.  It’s a great day to be a Cowboy!” Wonder who the Old Irish Coach is!!

Also in the US over the weekend Steve Flanagan ran his track 10000 debute a solid 32.35.07.

At the Streets of Naas 5k on Easter Sunday, Sean Doran lead home the field to take a great win (16.13).

Also on Sunday Clive Ahern Guesting in the Cavan Masters 5k Road Championship won the M35 category. (Time not to hand)

On Good Friday the Curran girls, travelled to Leitrim where Mel was 45th in the half marathon in 1.56.48 while daughter Cara went one better, 44th in the 10k (54.40).

Easter Monday and at the Clontarf 10 mile: 4th Sean Doran 55.36. Others Alan Worrall 66.40, Philip O’Doherty 67.30, Stephen Bateson 69.29, Noel O’Dwyer 71.24, Trevor Wisdom 71.41, Anne Lyons 80.19, Aine MCCann 80 27.

Notice to athletes and coaches Thursday night training

Coaches and athletes are kindly requested to adjust their training schedules for next Thursday the 25th. With the Clonliffe 2 taking place these athletes must be allowed priority. All are asked to suspend training for the race duration as the race starts and finishes on the track. If you were kind enough to hold off between 7.50pm and 8.30pm it would be really appreciated.

Please be aware that this being an open race many participating will be unaware of track ethicate so shouting “track” or otherwise will not work. Best therefore to be cautious.

Juvenile training for Gladys group on Thursday is cancelled to facilitate the race.

The committee thanks all for their co-operation.

John Lawler, father of Ben, RIP

Clonliffe Harriers extend our condolences to our club coach Ben Lawler and his family on the passing of his father John early this morning. Arrangements: Reposing at home in Ballymun on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Sillogue Road, Ballymun for 10.00am mass, followed by burial in Dardistown.

Some like it hot!

As we recover from the weekend`s cold and rain news just in from Monte Gordo, Portugalof 20 plus degrees where Ian Guiden and Cathal Doyle are putting in excellent sessions gearing up for the track season. Also travelling to Portugal in recent days, Lisbon for a warm weather training camp are the sprinters under John Shields. It`s a hard station!

(Liking it hot!: Guiden & Doyle)

 

10 days and counting! 2019 Clonliffe 2

The count down is on. Only 10 days now to the Clonliffe 2. On Thursday April 25th for the 128th time the Historic Clonliffe 2, Ireland’s oldest continuous road race and one of the oldest in the world takes place. Clonliffe Harriers invites Club and Fun runners to participate in this year’s Clonliffe 2 Mile taking place in Morton Stadium Santry on Thursday 25th April 2019 at 8pm. The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne.

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world. The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race Sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

Prizes

Individual Prizes

  • Senior Men and Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th5th6thplaces
  • Junior Men/Women 1st2nd3rdplaces
  • Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race.

Tee shirt

A special commemorative tee shirt will be given to the first 150 entrants.

Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Race entry

The entry fee of €15 (Juniors €10)

Online entry is now available at www.myrunresults.com

Parking/Public Transport

Limited parking in available in Morton Stadium. The following Dublin Bus routes can be used to get to the Stadium. No 16, 17A, 27B, 33, 41.

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