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Juvenile trip to Leevale Open Sports in Cork

Parents please note that the information meeting is Thursday April 9th (not March) for all going on this Clonliffe trip. Deposit of €30 to secure place due March 12th, balance in full April 9th.

Taggart PB’s in the Hague

Eoin Taggart clocked a new Half Marathon PB of 68.48 in the CPC Loop Den Haag in the Netherlands today placing 48th. A fine run also in this race by Declan Power of 71.39 for 97th.

Slattery Masters Double Gold

Clonliffe super Master Matt Slattery continued his dominance winning his umpteenth National Masters titles today at Athlone IT. First off it was the M65 800 in a tidy 2.39.57 and later in the day the 200 in 30.00.

Also competing was Thomas Moran 7th in the M40 60 (7.83).

Sean Doran leads Clonliffe posse home in Bohermeen

Sean Doran in placing 7th in today’s Bohermeen Spring Half Marathon in a time of 71.03 was the first home of a big Clonliffe group of almost 20 athletes. Next in was Shane Caffrey (81.39), who had very kindly spent the previous day on his feet helping out at the All Ireland schools Cross Country in Santry. Full Clonliffe results:

7Sean DORAN 01:11:0301:11:031731MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
85Shane CAFFREY 01:21:3901:21:45269MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
94John DONLON 01:22:1501:22:271115MM40Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
110David MULLEN 01:22:5401:23:07551MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
111Mick MCMAHON 01:22:5401:23:071751MM40Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
139Kieran MURPHY 01:24:3801:24:48553MM55Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
142Matt MCGUINNESS 01:24:4701:24:581408MMSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
180Mick GLEESON 01:27:2101:27:341335MM45Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
183Mick BERMINGHAM 01:27:2701:27:401088MM45Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
350Mary KETTERER 01:33:5801:34:291045FF40Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
444Marie HOWARD 01:37:2501:37:56911FFSClonliffe Harriers A.C.
450Declan GRANT 01:37:2801:37:591137MM50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
508Alan WORRALL 01:40:0501:40:23693MM50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
692Aine MCCANN 01:47:1301:47:311054FF50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
703Sean GRIMES 01:46:3501:47:56420MM55Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
767Anthony O’BRIEN 01:49:1201:49:561435MM55Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
846David KILLORAN 01:52:4101:54:091160MM45Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
864Philip RICHARDS 01:53:0801:55:031214MM50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
1164Dave LYONS 02:15:3102:16:461580MM50Clonliffe Harriers A.C.

Note: missed from last weekend’s round up was a fine run by Hope Saunders for Wichita State in Birmingham, Alabama over 3000 indoors 10.25.52.

Cathal Doyle wins Varsities Cross Country

Also taking place today was the universities cross country in Cork. The news is that Cathal Doyle has taken a fine win adding the varsities cross country title to his track 5000 title from last year and leading DCU to the team win. Also competing where Stephen Cashin a fine 18th and 4th scorer for the bronze winning Trinity team. Ryan Jordan Byrne was 50th with Ryan Sheridan. Alannah Cooley was 30th in the ladies race.

Sean Cronin silvers in All Ireland Cross

Clonliffe Harriers today hosted for the first time in our history the all Ireland schools cross country at Santry demesne. Congratulations to the army of volunteers from the club who were out from 8 AM right through until the cleanup was completed at 5 PM. An outstanding job by each and every one in putting on what was in our completely unbiased view the best All Ireland Schools cross country to date!

It proved to be an historic day in the senior boys race as Belvedere College finally took the senior title. Throughout the course of the day there was brilliant close racing and all of the athletes competing should be proud of the contribution to a wonderful day’s sport. From a Clonliffe perspective the highlight came in the second race, the minor boys all Ireland where Sean Cronin put on yet another exciting display and unbelievably lost out on gold in a photo finish with both athletes being credited with the same time. Silver in an all Ireland cross country championship is an outstanding performance. Congratulations Sean. Fine runs also in the minor race by Eddie Joyce 16th, Devan Morrisey 37th, Rory Quill 44th, Mark Goss Keogh 62nd and Noah Rossi 88th.

Niall Carbery gave it is all in the inter-boys race finishing in a highly credible 36th place. An excellent run in the senior girls race by Aoife Hession saw her finish in a fine 32nd. Likewise Callum Simpson ran very well indeed in the senior boys race to finish in 27th.

And so the 2019/2020 cross country season has now come to an end and it was indeed a fitting end. Once again a huge thank you to all in Clonliffe who contributed throughout the course of this season and a particular thank you to our junior women and men’s squads who today gave back to the club by giving up their

Sheridan selected for European Throwing Cup

Clonliffe’s Eoin Sheridan has been selected for Ireland to compete in the senior discus competition at the European Throwing Cup on March 21st to 23rd in Leiria, Portugal.

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Final instructions

Clonliffe Harriers are proud to host Saturday’s, March 7th, All Ireland Schools XC in Santry Demesne on behalf of the Irish Schools Athletics Association. Below you will find final instructions.

Course builders to meet at Clonliffe at 8.00am, parking at the clubhouse.

Officials/Stewards please park at Morton Stadium side (please note that Clonliffe car park is needed for bus and coach parking). Clonliffe volunteers then to report to Noel Guiden in the clubhouse at 10.30am.

Thank you the Clonliffe volunteers as without you this event would not take place. Please dress warmly for the day, boots, rain jackets etc. Nil desperandum.

Coronavirus advise for club members

With the confirmation that a northside school has been closed as a precautionary measure from today for 14 days the committee reminds our members and parents of members to be aware of the advise issued by the Department of Health concerning Coronavirus. Below you will find the Advisory note issued to schools, the same advise applies to Clonliffe Harriers. Please note and if you are showing any symptoms, indeed symptoms of flu or even a cold, do not come training (aside altogether from Coronavirus you should not be coming to training in any event if you are unwell)

Doran makes it a weekend double, plus more

Fresh from his win in Duleek yesterday Sean Doran was back at it this afternoon winning the Lusk 4 Mile in 19.57, again well clear of 2nd place. Other Clonliffe included Matt McGuinness 26th (23.51), 88th and 2nd junior woman Katie Halpin (27.13), Anne Lyons 30.25, Elaine O’Dowd 31.22, Ciara O’Regan 31.59.

Emma Mitchell was 7th woman at today’s Trafford 10k in Manchester in a nippy 34.52.

Also this weekend in Boston Steve Flanagan 4.14.98 indoor mile.

And in Morton Stadium this morning a steeple chase session under the tutelage of national 3000 sc champion Jayme Rossister for Jordan Byrne, Ryan Sheridan and young Cillian Sherrin.

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