At today`s National Road Relays in Raheny the senior women took bronze with a great performance from the Clonliffe trio of Eleanor Alexandra, Ailish Malone and Louise Reilly behind a crack DSD squad 1st with Raheny 2nd. Eleanor had an outstanding run in leg 1 recording a time of 5.06.5 handing over in 1st to Ailish who record an excellent 11.23 for the 2 mile leg with Louise running 5.33 to take team bronze.
The B team also ran very well: Emma Cooper 5.35.6, Fionnula Doherty 12.05 and Lorna Begley 5.47, only 2 days after her superb Versities 1500 bronze. The C`s recorded Tara Whyte 5.48.3, Kerri Page 13.32 and Sinead Hartnett 6.26.
The senior men`s A team was mainly comprises of up and coming Clonliffe athletes indeed the old man of the quartet was Conor Healy, the other 3 are still juniors. The team put in an excellent performance with fine runs by all four to finish in 5th place. Conor Healy ran 9.42.6 for the opening 2 mile leg, followed by a 4.42.7 mile from Fintan Doherty, Ian Guiden put in a strong 15.32 in the tough 3 mile leg and Aaron O`Hanlon a fine 10.00.5 for the final 2 mile leg. The B team also put in a good day`s work: Darren Reilly 10.21.7, Mark McKenzie 4.52, Ernie Ramsey 16.16 and Niall Sherlock 11.13.
At the front of proceedings there was a fantastic battle between Raheny and Rathfarnham as both squads ran shoulder to shoulder until Sean Hehir`s super finish to take the National title for the southsiders.[nggallery id=3]