Power wins club 10,000. Delaney takes Summer series

Jun 27, 2009 [Stephen Byrne] The 2009 Clonliffe Harrier Grand Prix Summer Series finished last Thursday with the Bonass/Club 10,000m Championship. On a perfect evening 28 athletes toed the line for the race. The customary transfer of the yellow Jersey from Fergus Keenan to Conor Delaney was performed before the start, the question was could Conor retain the jersey after the event.

From the off last years winner Declan Power made his intentions known and whittled down the laps with extrodarinary ease on the way to a finish time of 33.19 breaking his PB set in May by 24 seconds. In the battle for the green jersey Philip O’Doherty needed all 5 points and for Jeremy Walsh not to finish in the Top 5 to leap frog Jeremy and take the jersey. This was not going to happen and there was never much between the two during the course of the race with Jeremy finishing in 35.48 with Philip O’Doherty some 12 seconds behind.

Actual Times

1 Declan Power 33.19 Guest 2 Jeremy Walsh 35:48 3 Philip O’Doherty 36:00 4 Dermot Treleavan 36:49 5 Ernie Ramsay 37:22 6 Conor Delaney 37:29 7 Tom Monks 37:31 8 Maurice McCrohan 38:11 9 Jeremy Chapman 39:05 10 Kieran Foley 39:07 Guest 11 Fergus Keenan 39:49 12 Paul Carolan 40:00 13 Alan Worrall 40:22 14 Eoin Murray 40:24 15 Nathan Pearce 40:30 16 Declan Murray 40:43 17 Kieran Murphy 40:56 18 Eddie Harrison 42:12 19 Pat Devitt 42:40 20 Robert Beckett 42:43 Guest 21 Colm Breen 43:19 22 Pat Bonass 43:40 23 Terry Mee 44:34 Guest 24 David Brady 44:35 25 Frank Devitt 44:55 26 Richard Barr 45:15 27 Ken O’Gorman 47:50 28 Pat O’Rourke 47:50

Results when handicaps taken into account as follows:

Pos Name Time Var Pts Green Pts 1 Richard Barr 45:15 -108 30 2 Pat Devitt 42:40 -94 29 3 Pat Bonass 43:40 -80 28 4 David Brady 44:35 -57 27 5 Ken O’Gorman 47:50 -42 26 6 Eoin Murray 40:24 -28 25 7 Dermot Treleavan 36:49 -26 24 3 8 Tom Monks 37:31 -25 23 9 Philip O’Doherty 36:00 -19 22 4 10 Eddie Harrison 42:12 -12 21 11 Fergus Keenan 39:49 5 20 12 Jeremy Walsh 35:48 6 19 5 13 Ernie Ramsay 37:22 17 18 2 14 Jeremy Chapman 39:05 28 17 15 Colm Breen 43:19 37 16 16 Frank Devitt 44:55 43 15 17 Paul Carolan 40:00 47 14 18 Declan Murray 40:43 49 13 19 Alan Worrall 40:22 51 12 20 Maurice McCrohan 38:11 59 11 21 Pat O’Rourke 47:50 101 10 22 Conor Delaney 37:29 115 9 1 23 Kieran Murphy 40:56 143 8 24 Nathan Pearce 40:30 164 7

Leaderboard after 7 rounds.

Pos Name Best 5 Total 1 Conor Delaney 127 146 2 Richard Barr 127 131 3 Jeremy Chapman 122 148 4 Pat Bonass 114 115 5 Philip O’Doherty 111 125 6 Fergus Keenan 110 149 6 Ken O’Gorman 110 110 8 Dermot Treleavan 108 134 9 David Brady 101 104 10 Colm Breen 100 122 11 Pat O’Rourke 98 98 12 Maurice McCrohan 94 95 13 Paddy Tuite 91 91 14 Shay Byrne 90 90 15 Stephen Byrne 89 93 16 Jeremy Walsh 87 98 17 Paul Carolan 86 91 18 Alan Worrall 81 81 19 Pat Devitt 77 77 20 Ernie Ramsay 75 75 21 Colm Doran 71 71 22 Dermot Murphy 70 70 22 Sean Doran 70 70 24 Eddi Harrison 67 67 25 John Fay 66 66 26 Sean McGoldrick 63 68 27 Tom Monks 60 60 28 Mark Bermingham 55 55 29 Fergus Wheatley 54 54 30 Frank Devitt 52 52 31 Pat Healy 50 50 32 Eoin Murray 48 48 33 Desmond Lyons 39 39 34 Richard Connolly 37 37 35 Declan Murray 34 34 35 Nathan Pearce 34 34 37 Shane McCaul 32 32 38 David Dunwoody 25 25 39 Paul Kelly 22 22 40 David Bradshaw 15 15 41 David Corcoran 14 14 42 Kieran Murphy 13 13 43 Ray McConville 12 12 44 Noel Guiden 11 11 45 Colm Groome 9 9 46 Gerry McCabe 0 0 47 Tony Kiernan 0 0 48 Tony Westby 0 0 49 Brian Devitt 0 0

Presentations for the Bonass GP & Club Championships where made in the Club Bar after the event.

10,000 Club Campionships 1st Declan Power 2th Jeremy Walsh 3rd Philip O’Doherty

Bonass 10K

1st Place Richard Barr 2th Place Pat Devitt 3rd Place Pat Bonass

As race sponsor Pat Bonass requested his 3rd place prize be given to the 4th place athlete Dave Brady.

Top 7 in the Grand Prix Summer Series Leader-board

Best 5 Total 1st Conor Delaney 127 146 2th Richard Barr 127 131 3rd Jeremy Chapman 122 148 4th Pat Bonass 114 115 5th Philip O’Doherty 111 125 6th Fergus Keenan 110 149 7th Ken O’Gorman 110 110

Fastest Athlete in the Summer Series

1st Jeremy Walsh 30 points 2th Philip O’Doherty 25 points 3th Dermot Trevelan 15 points

There are a few people I would like to thank for making the Grand Prix Summer Series so successful.

Our handicapper Jeremy Walsh who everyone would agree was fair to everyone bar himself, it’s unlikely anyone else in the Grand Prix has had as many PB’s as Jeremy and yet he never found himself in contention for the yellow jersey. Jeremy will be handing over the handicapping duties to Paul Carolan for the Winter Series so that he can spend more quality time with his new arrival Michael Walsh.

Without race officials there can be no races. We thankfully have not have to asked anyone to forgo a race in order to officiate this has been due to a number of individuals that gave up their time to officiate on our behalf. A big thank you to Dave Brennan, Damien Reilly, Gerry McCabe, Tony Wesby, Eugene Coppinger, Caroline Tuite and Jimmy Bennett to mention a few.

To our Series sponsor Noel Guiden for his continued support to the Grand Prix including the Santry Demesne mile. To all our sponsors throughout the series Colm Doran, Dave Brennan, Eugene McCarrick, The Murphy Family and Pat Bonass.

To the rest of the Grand Prix committee working in the background that make sure things go as smoothly as possible Paddy Tuite, Alan Worrall, Paul Carolan and Tom Monks.

This is the first year in which the Series has been split in two and at the end of the Winter Series we will ask for your suggestions as to how things can be improved. We cannot guarantee these all will be taken onboard but they will be listened or read whatever is the case.

The Summer Series has brought a number of new faces to the Club over the Spring/Summer months whom no doubt will go on the represent the club in many races in the coming months.

The Winter Series will kick off with a Prologue in Late August early September and will consist of 7 races with 5 to score. The race series will include a number of blue ribbon Clonliffe Races, Walker Cup 4 mile on the track, The Horan Cup and the O’Connor Cup Cross Country in Santry Demesne also there will be the Irwin Cup Steeplechase and the Farren Cup which is a point to point race. Adding in the Ahern Cup 10 mile in Malahide and an experimental 2 mile course in Santry the Winter Series will have plenty to offer weather permitting. As soon as date as finalised we will be in touch.

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