• Where to Run – January 16-25

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The Late Noel Henry

Noel Henry, a tireless promoter of distance running, finally left us last week after a long and brave battle with debilitating illness. In his young days, Noel was an an Irish marathon champion, a staunch member of Clonliffe Harriers and a huge supporter of women’s athletics; he would later write a short history of Irish […]

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Dunne and Curley are Leinster Masters

Newly crowned Dublin masters cross-country champion John Dunne of Raheny Shamrock added the Leinster title to his collection in Dunboyne today. Winning the women’s title was Tullamore’s Pauline Curley. The top three in the men’s race  were resuming battle after the Dublin Championships only a week earlier in St Anne’s Park, when Shane O’Neil of […]

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McCormack loses shoe and finishes fourth in Antrim. McCann wins W17 race (updated)

Fionnuala McCormack  finished a disappointed fourth at the Antrim International in Greenmount Campus after losing a shoe with a kilomotre to go of the 5.6km  race. By the end of the opening lap, former African junior champion Caroline Kipkirui of Kenya and Ethiopians Gotytom Gebreslase and Birtukan Adamu along with McCormack had broken clear of […]

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John Dunne, Barbara Cleary win Dublin Masters titles (updated). ‘Claw’ wins Ferrycarraig 5

On a perfect day for running, Barbara Cleary  of Donore and Raheny’s John Dunne were the winners of the Dublin Masters’ Cross-Country titles in St Anne’s Park. First up were the women and from the start of the 3km course, Cleary moved to the front and  went unchallenged for the remainder of the race, finishing […]

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Fionnuala a Fighting Second (updated)

Fionnuala McCormack  finished a fighting second in the women’s 6km at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country  on the rolling hills of Holyrood Park. After the  Kenyan-Turks,  Yasemin Can and Meryem Akdag, moved the the front, McCormack  was the only athlete who attempted to keep in touch. Can, the European champion, pulled away for a decisive […]

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New Year’s Day wins for Bermingham and Cleary

Raheny’s Daire Bermingham  and Barbara Cleary of Donore were the winners of the Tom Brennan New Year’s Day 5km in the Phoenix Park today. Bermingham finished in a time of 15 mins 23 secs beating Peter Arthur of host club Liffey Valley  by twelve seconds.  Cleary finished well clear of the chasers in 17 mins  […]

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