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Ava jumps too it at Juvenile league

Many of the clubs juvenile athletes travelled to Tallaght this morning for the final round of the Dublin Juvenile track and field league. Reports are in of several fine performances from the young Harriers with Ava Usanova being the stand out as she won both high and long jump competitions. Next up for the juveniles is the Clonliffe All Medal Ooen Sports on Sunday June 2nd followed by Dublin championships in mid June.

Weekend round up: Navan 6k, IMC

On Friday evening Sean Doran was 3rd in the Navan 6k road race in 19.25. Kerri Page was 57th, 10th woman, in 23.41.

Saturday at the GV Ryan, IMC Meet in Irishtown, while Ben Guiden was running a 5000 track pb, brother Ian was doing likewise running a 14.44.36 for 4th place. Sean O`Leary was 6th (14.48.17). In the B 5000 Eoin Taggart took the win in 15.19.41 with Liam Roarty 5th (15.54.81). Colm Rooney ran a good 1500 5th (3.53.68)

Leinster schools: Efrem in record time!

Efrem Gidey signed off on his Leinster schools career with a record-breaking senior boys 5000 win in the Morton Stadium for Day 2 of the Leinster Schools Championships today. Efrem ran the legs off the field and in the process consigned to history a 39 year old championship record going all the way back to 1980, winning in a fantastic time of 14.34.22.

That 5000 m race was the highlight of a great day’s action in the stadium. Efrem took the race by the scruff of the neck, as he always does, from the off. Ben Guiden bravely followed in his tracks for the first 3/4 laps but paid the price over the latter half of the race as finished 4th, but was rewarded with a new PB of 15.56.84, PB also for 5th-place Stephen Cashin 15.59.92 and indeed PB for Ian McAweeney 16.54.90 and for Thomas Baltazar 16.59.8.

The other success of the day came in the senior boys 1500 where Aaron Cullen was second in 4.01.12 with Daniel Stone third (4.05.12). Another club medallist on the day was Val Stroganoves who was awarded bronze in the inter-boys 200 (22.92).

Other Clonliffe athletes on the day in the sprints: inter-girls 100 6th Alex Twomey 12.89, inter-300 5th Emma MacDonnell 43.63, senior boys 400 6th Cian Bolger 54.47. In the middle distance races inter-girls 1500 5th Sarah Bateson 4.59.95, fourth in the inter-boys 1500 Niall Carberry 4.25.12 with Dermot Buckley 9th 4.35.58.

Efrem, Aaron and Daniel now go forward to the all Ireland schools which is on Saturday, June 1 in Tullamore.

Teams for 1st Round of League

The National track and Field league commences on Sunday with the Clonliffe men and women’s teams travelling to Belfast for round one.

The men’s team for Sunday is: 100 – Leo Morgan, 200 – Pascal Touche, 400 – Cian Bolger, 800 – Jarlath Jordan, 1500 – Jordan Byrne, 5000 – Stephen Cashin, 3000 SC – Sean Carrigg, Race Walk – Greg Hossney, 110 hurdles – Rolus Olusa, 400 hurdles – Timmy Crowe, pole vault – Rolus Olusa, long jump – Keith Marks, high jump – Eamonn Fahey, triple jump – Niall Counihan, shot – Rolus Olusa, discus – Matt Jarvis, hammer – Simon Galligan, javelin – Stephen Rice, 56 LBS – Matt Jarvis, 4 X 400 – (from) Pascal Touche, Cian Bolger, Keith Marks, Timmy Crowe, Jarlath Jordan, Jordan Byrne Greg Hossney,  4 X 100 (from) Leo Morgan, Keith Marks, Keith Pike, Eamonn Fahey, Pascal Touche, Rolus Olusa.

Women’s team will be posted once to hand.

Team boss for Belfast will leave Morton Stadium at 8:30 AM sharp.

Clonliffe athletes receive awards

Efrem Gidey this week was the recipient of the evening Herald`s Schools Sport Star of the future award at a function on Tuesday. Efrem in the past two years has been the dominant boys athlete in the schools athletes scene, winning the All Ireland Cross Country title twice and schools 5000 title on the track.

Also this week Cathal Doyle received the DCU Most Improved Athlete Award.

Thursday Ben Guiden was awarded the Belvedere Headmaster`s Excellence Award for athletics.

New Morton Games web site goes live

With a little less than 100 days to August 21st check out the new updated 2019 version of www.mortongames.ie 

Please also spread the word. It`ll be here quicker than you think!

Mid week track action

It was out to Tallaghtthis evening for tonight’s 2nd Dublin graded meet of the season. There was a handful of the clubs athletes who travelled for tonight meet. Alannah Cooley was third in grade A of the 1500 in a time of 4.56.36. In the men’s 1500 series Sean Carrigg was 5th in grade A in a time of 4.14.13 with Jarlaith Jordan 8th (4.16.28). In grade C Eoghan Murphy was 2nd (4.27.47) with Niall Sherlock 7th (4.46.06). Finally in the night’s 5000 race Declan Power was 4th in a time of 16.08.45 with Thomas Sherlock 5th in 16.09.70.

Monday night (May 12th) in the USA David Fitzmaurice continued to race himself back to fitness and with his third outing over 5000 has gone sub 15 (Fitzi made the comment that this was his first time to go sub 15 in years). At a meet in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania he placed 3rd in his heat, (from some 65 starters!) in 14.54.88.

Leinster Schools track & field underway

The Leinster schools track and field championships got underway at a sun-drenched Morton Stadium today. The prize at stake for the athletes a coveted starting place in the All Ireland schools track and field in Tullamore on June 2nd.

Day one of the Leinsters is for the younger athletes in the minor and Junior categories. Demonstrating how tough it is to medal at a Leinster schools championships is the fact that the clonliffe athlete in today’s event although all performing to the best of their abilities managed to gather in a total of four medals and nearly  all in field events. Jonas Norvaisas took junior boys shot gold, Michael Coleman was second in the junior boys high jump competition whilst Sally Sumola was third in the junior long jump with a best of 5.13m, a PB, and only 1 cm of silver and indeed gold. Such are the margins in this competition. Sally also placed 4th in the 100, fractions away from a medal.

In the middle distance races Orla O’Sullivan was a fourth place finisher in the junior Girls 800 in a new PB of 2.28. Jack Woods was 7th in the junior boys 800. Naoise Cullen battled away in the U/16 girls mile to finish in seventh place, likewise a battling performance from Cian Hill in the boys U/16 race saw him place 9th. Sean Boyne was 8th in the junior 1500.

The senior boys 2000sc, the only senior race of the day, saw Daniel Stone out sprinted to finish 2nd with Jordan Byrne 6th.

 

Important notice: Clonliffe stadium use

Club members, coaches and athletes please note that Morton Stadium Management have ask that all Clonliffe members to please be aware of the Clonliffe Harriers times for Morton Stadium.

During the summer: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Sunday`s 9.30am to 11.30am.

This applies to the track/infield indoors and outdoors.

Clonliffe athletes do not have permission for any use outside of these hours. If you wish to make alternative arrangements you need to arrange this with Morton Stadium direct. The Committee asks that club members respect all other stadium users and that you do not encroach during another club`s times without that club`s permission.

Morton Games: 100 days to go!

The Countdown is well and truly on. Already there are only, today, 100 days left until August 21st` Morton Games here in the Morton Stadium, Santry.

Events confirmed include the Morton Mile, Albie Thomas 5000, Loki Sports men’s 400, Dublin Marathon women’s 800, men’s 100, women’s 200, men’s Javelin and women’s high jump.

With inquiries and requests for places coming in daily agents and athletes are encouraged to contact us now by e mail to mortongames@hotmail.com. Also we have a number of events currently unsponsored so there are opportunities available for interested companies and individuals.

Morton Games will be livestreamed and will also be televised.

Further updates as we move forward see  http://www.mortongames.ie

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