Pat Devitt lifts Walker Cup

The Walker Cup is a four mile handicap race  and was first run in 1966. The Cup itself was presented to the Club by the Walker family and  is in honour of Charles and George Walker who had both been National 4 Mile champions in the 1920s and were both members of the Clonliffe National Cross Country winning team in 1925. 

On Thursday evening 31 athletes competed in the 2023 Walker Cup in Morton Stadium Santry. Sean Doran put in a cracking performance, leading from start to finish, to record the fastest time of the night 00:20:14. Robbie Dowling had an excellent run with a time of 00:22:39. In third place with another fine run was Peter Bissett in a time of 00:23:55.  

The first woman home with a fine run was Aisling Andrews with a time of 00:26:47. In second place with a solid performance was Orla Deighan in a time of 00:28:55. In third place and back from injury was Laura Kernan in 00:29:22. 

Winners of the Walker Cup Handicap 

The night belonged to Pat Devitt who won the handicap and was presented with the the Walker Cup. In second place was Yvonne McDonagh. In third was Diarmuid Doyle. All three were presented with their prizes at the post race reception. Many thanks to all the athletes who participated, those who officiated and Paddy and Dan for the welcome refreshments. 

Winners of the Grand Prix Summer Track Series 

A competition was held over the summer featuring the following races, 5K, 800m, 3K, 1500m, Mile, 5K, and 10K.  The winners were in first place Peter Bissett with 172 points, Carl Fleming with 169 points and Deirdre Fitzsimons with 163 points. All three were presented with their prizes. 

Next Race 

On Sunday 22 October the Clonliffe 2 Mile, first run in 1891, takes place in Glasnevin at 11am. This year marks the 132nd running of the race. Entry is online and full details are available on the Clonliffe web site 

Volunteers sought to assist with Clonliffe 2 

If you are not running the race could you come to Glasnevin to assist with the stewarding of the race. The race is being run on busy roads and we are obliged to provide stewards to marshal the course for competitors.Volunteers are asked to report at the Gravediggers Pub Glasnevin for 10.00am where duties will be allocated.  

Full Walker Cup Result 

Position First Name Surname Time 
Sean Doran 00:20:14 
Robbie Dowling 00:22:39 
Peter Bissett 00:23:55 
David Mullen 00:24:31 
Paddy Quinn 00:24:49 
Fergal O’Shea 00:25:24 
Steve Barnes 00:25:35 
Dave Comiskey 00:25:51 
Richie Barr 00:26:23 
10 Tom Moran 00:26:27 
11 Aisling Andrews 00:26:47 
12 Declan Grant 00:26:56 
13 Philip Richards 00:27:01 
14 Shane Rooney 00:27:03 
15 Alex Eustace 00:27:27 
16 Mick Gleeson 00:27:28 
17 Maurice McCrohan 00:27:32 
18 Diarmuid Doyle 00:27:56 
19 Carl Fleming 00:28:05 
20 Orla Deighan 00:28:55 
21 Dermot Breslin 00:29:05 
22 David Hanley 00:29:18 
23 Declan Murray 00:29:19 
24 Laura Kernan 00:29:22 
25 Pat Devitt 00:30:06 
26 Yvonne McDonagh 00:31:01 
27 Deirdre Fitzsimons 00:31:09 
28 Aideen O’Connor 00:31:28 
29 Ciara O’Regan 00:33:03 
30 Jake Kernan 00:34:25 
31 Shey Byrne 00:37:15