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Rolus wins Euro team silver with Ireland

Clonliffe multi eventer Rolus Olusa has won European League 1 team silver with team Ireland at the European Multi Event team championships held in Maderia over the weekend.

Ireland finished behind Belgium and ahead of Denmark 3rd, Romania 4th and Turkey 5th.

Rolus put in a brilliant performance in the decathlon to record a new PB of 6626 points. His results in each event make most impressive reading: 100 11.36, long jump 6.77m, shot 11.44m, high jump 1.80m, 400 51.84, 110h 15.28, discus 37.88m, pole vault 4.00m, javelin 45.82m and 1500 4.58.08.

National juveniles plus round up

Day 1 of the national juvenile track and field in Tullamore on Sunday the 7th: Naoise Cullen ran an 800 PB of 2.27.87 placing 11th in the U/16 final. Orla O’Sullivan was 6th in her U/15 800 heat (2.28.80). That seems to be all that competed, apologies if anyone missed.

Saturday the 6th David Flynn was 2nd in the Roscommon Harriers 10 mile in 49.32 in a race won by Raheny’s Mick Clohisey (48.52)

There’s gold in them there nationals!

The national Junior and U/ 23 championships took place in Tullamore today bringing success for the clubs athletes and gold medals back to Santry.

Keith Marks won U/23 long jump gold (6.92), gold also for Alannah Cooley U/23 800 in a PB of 2..20.15 and gold also U/23 3000 sc for Sean Carrigg (9.59.53). Thomas Pitkin win the U/23 400 in a fast 47.78. Greg Hossney was 10th in the 1500.

In the juniors Jordan Byrne won 3000 sc gold (10.04.95)  Daniel Stone was 6th in the 3000 with a fine 8.44.18 and Sarah Bateson ran a 1500 PB of 4.53.61 for 6th place.

Grand Prix Series: A tale of Two Rooneys

Grand Prix Series, Report by Liam Hennessy.

The Michael Murphy Memorial 5 Mile, took place on Thursday evening at Malahide at 8pm. Over 60 Runners lined up on a wonderful calm evening.

The main results were as follows;
Result of Handicap;
Winner – Shane Rooney
2nd Place – Philip Matthews
3rd Place – Tom Griffin

Fastest Runner – Colm Rooney – 24.31

Fastest Lady – Maura Matthews – 33.05

Many thanks to the Murphy Family for their generous sponsorship. Many thanks also to everyone who helped make this race a success.

Next Race: Round 10 – Thursday, July 11th – Simon Byrne Cup – 1500Metres – Morton Stadium 8pm.

Clonliffe men for league final.

Both the Clonliffe men and women’s teams were in action at home yesterday in round two of the National League. Official results are now to hand the men’s team top the table making it through to the final. Despite a spirited flight the ladies didn’t quite make up the substantial deficit from round 1 and fell short.

The men of course are defending national league title holders and went into round 2 in a very healthy position. In Morton Stadium yesterday there were wins recorded by, amongst others, Simon Galligan in the hammer, the 4 x 100 relay team, Sean Carrigg in the 3000 SC to name but a few and also good solid pointscoring by amongst others Rolus Olusa, Timmy Crowe and Greg Hosseny.

The story of the day whoever was the performance of the Clonliffe women who really pulled out all the stops for captain Louise Carraher with the wins by the girls in the 4 x 100 relay being the highlight a great performance by the team of Snezana Bechtina, Leah Bergin, Emma Kelly and Lauren Carr. Lauren also put in a very solid performance in the 200 finishing 2nd and Leah Bergen took a fine win in the 400. Very good performance also in the middle distance events by young Sarah Bateson 3rd in the 1500, Laura Tuite 3rd in the 3000, in her first track race for two or three seasons, and Alannah Cooley in the 800. Good fighting displays from the team.

The men will look to try retain the title  in Tullamore on July 20th.

Grand Prix on tour to Malahide

Grand Prix Series 2019 continues this coming Thursday, July 4th at 8pm at Malahide with the 40th running of the 5 Mile Castle Classic (37th Michael Murphy Memorial Race – In memory of the winner of the 1980 race). The 5 Mile is one of the most popular in the series. Please support the race and meet up afterwards at the presentation of prizes at Malahide Cricket Club. Hope to see you there.

Web Master does a Runner!

Folks please note that from July 1st until July 21st I will have limited access to WiFi so if there is something of significance to report on club web site please e mail your brief report to I will pick these up every few days and do what I can to put a few general “Round ups” on the site. Alternatively maybe send your posting to Stephen Harkness at the Clonliffe Facebook Page. During this time please do not send results of road races etc to me by text as they will not be picked up. Thanks for your cooperation.

Big PBs for Eoin Pierce and Jayme Rossister at BMC

At tonight`s BMC Grand Prix in Watford Eoin Pierce took a huge 3 seconds off his couple of weeks old pb recording a time of 3.42.87 in finishing 2nd in the B race. Hitting the bell Eoin was in 2nd place but maybe 15 meters off 1st but a lightening last 400 saw him close the gap to a fraction and in the process run a fantastic pb.

In the A race Cathal Doyle found it tougher finishing 10th in 3.45.39. Ian Guiden found the 33 degrees heat a major problem in the 5000 finishing well down in 8th place in 15.09.00.

Also racing over 1500 was Greta Streimikyte  4.44.17.

Later in the evening Jayme Rossiter had a fantastic run in the 3000 SC with a late charge and but for a stumble at the final water jump may well have won. Jayme was 2nd taking 8 seconds off his best to run 8.46.81. This puts Jayme 2nd on the Clonliffe all time list a mere 0.61 off Des McCormack`s long standing club record and 16th on the Irish all time list.

(Pictured in Watford, Greta and minder Richie Owens)

Round up (extended to Saturday)

Thursday the 27th Clonee 10k David Brady 36.37, Alan Worrall 43.22.

Friday 28th St. Cocas Kilcock 5k 7th Sean Doran 15.18, Stephen Bateson 19.49, Kerri Page 20.29.

Saturday afternoon, the juveniles were in Tullamore where Laimos Norvaisias was 6th in the boys U/12 shot. In the U/13 girls 4 x 100 the team qualified for the final and placed a very credible 6th (The squad: Kate Campbell, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah McDonnell, Ava Usanova, Harriet Kenny)

Saturday evening: the Clonliffe juniors headed Northwards to Dundalk, County Louth for the Paddy Cheshire 5k where Efrem Gidey was 2nd (15.00), Ben Guiden 3rd (16.32) and Stephen Cashin 4th (16.46)



Teams for Round 2 national league Sunday

The second round of the National League takes place at HQ tomorrow, Sunday. The men currently top the standings as they maintain the defence of the national league title. The club captain Joe Cooper has pulled together another strong squad that undoubtedly will compete very well and they and all being well the team will progress final in July

The Clonliffe team is as follows:

100 – Leo Morgan, 200 – Eamon Fahey, 400 – Mark McDonald, 800 – Jarlath Jordan, 1500 – Eoin Taggart, 5000 – Sean O’Leary, 3000 SC -Sean Carrigg, pole vault – Dave Donegan, high jump -Eamon Fahey, long jump -Keith Marks, triple jump – Niall Counihan, 110 H – Rolus Olusa, 400 H -Timmy Crowe, hammer – Simon Galligan,  javelin -Alan Gunning, shotput – Luke Mangan, discus – Rolus Olusa, race walk- Greg Hossney, 56lbs- Luke Mangan, 4 x 100 (from) Leo Morgan, Keith Pike, Keith Marks, Eamon Fahey, Israel Ibanu,  4 x 400 (from): Mark McDonald, Timmy Crowe, Jarlath Jordan, Manny Okeye , Sean Carrigg.

Louise Carraher has a much better hand this time out and has confirmed the following team:

100m – Snezana Bechtina, 200m – Lauren Carr  400m – Leah Bergin 400H – Emer Treacy, 800m – Alannah Cooley ,1500m – Sarah Bateson, 3000m – Laura Tuite, 4x100m – Lauren, Leah, Emma, Snezana 4x400m – Snezana, Emma, Leah, Lauren Discus – Caoimhe Morris, High Jump – Lauren,  Shot – Emer T,  Hammer – Caoimhe Triple Jump – Snezana Long Jump – Emma Javelin – Emma.



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