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Round-Up: Clohisey and Shaughnessy tops at The Lakes 10km

Raheny’s Mick Clohisey and Laura Shaughnessy of DSD were the winners at  The Lakes 10km on a hilly course around Blessington, Co Wicklow. Clohisey was out on his own in the men’s race, finishing with over three minutes to spare in 30 mins 50 secs.  Shaughnessy, back on the roads after a summer break, was […]

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Multi-Events: Three PBs for Shane Aston at NI and Ulster Champs

National champion Shane Aston of Trim AC set three personal best marks on his  way to victory in the senior men’s decathlon at the NI and Ulster Championships in Belfast this weekend. Aston recorded 12.42m in the shot, 2.0 meters in the high jump and 37.76 m for the discus all improving on the marks […]

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Round-up: Waterside wins for Sittuk, Whoriskey

Raheny Freddy Sittuk outsprinted Declan Reed from City of Derry Spartans to win the Waterside Half Marathon in Derry in a time of 69 mins 18 secs.  In the women’s race, Catherine Whoriskey of City of Derry Spartans had a comfortable victory. In Belfast at the Laganside 10km, Mark McKinstry of North Belfast Harriers came […]

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Hills: Team gold for Ireland at World Masters. M45 title for Des Kennedy.

Raheny’s Ian Conroy took individual silver and led Ireland to a comprehensive M35 team victory at the World Masters’ Mountain Running Championships in Slovakia. With Rathfarnham’s Eoin Flynn fourth and Brian Furey sixth, the Irish finished with just 13 points, taking a clear victory over the home team on 44 points. Of the top twenty […]

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O’Hanlon and Curley win Longford Marathon. Rogers, Sinha tops at Dublin City Triathlon.

Clonliffe’s Gary O’Hanlon and Pauline Curley of Tullamore Harriers were the winners of the Pat the Baker Longford Marathon today. Curley had won the Tullamore Half Marathon  yesterday.  Freddy Sittuk of Raheny was second of the men. Race founder Liam Fenelon also completed the course.Winners of the half marathon were James Doran and Adele Walsh. […]

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Scullion, Graham win Frank Duffy ’10’. Plus road results round-up

Northern Irish athlete Stephen Scullion, who runs in Clonliffe colours, was a clear winner of today’s SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10-mile race in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Scullion’s time of 50 mins 37 secs saw him finish almost a minute and a half clear of Tallaght’s Tomas Fitzpatrick with Valdas Dopolskas of Balbriggan third. Marathon woman […]

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Claremont Stadium: When the dream turns sour

Vulture funds: while these latter-day Scrooges make the lives of over-reaching speculators a misery, they stay at one remove from ordinary folk. Or so you might think. Imagine this scenario: you are a sports club and want to lay down a new pitch or track; or maybe build a club house for the use of […]

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World University Games: Irish in Action (ongoing)

Emma Mitchell finished seventh in the women’s 5000m at the World University Games in Taipei today. Her time of  16:00.02 put her less than 15 seconds behind the winner Hanna Klein of Germany who finished in 15:45.28. Shona Heaslip ran a personal best time of 16:09.62  to finish 11th. Only Irish athlete left is Matt Bergin […]

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Round-up: Clonliffe and St Abban’s take league titles (with results)

Clonliffe Harriers comfortably retained their  Irish Life Health men’s premier league title  on a wet day in Tullamore.  In the women’s premier division, DSD ‘s six year winning streak was ended by St Abban’s. Not even a super victory in the 4 x 400m  could pull it back for DSD who had four wins compared […]

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Laura Graham beats all the boys at Dam Busters ‘Half’

Laura Graham, the national marathon champion, came home first overall at the Dambusters Half Marathon in Co Down yesterday.   It means she joins that exclusive club of women who have won races outright, beating all the men as well as the women. On the tough, hilly course, which started from the Silent Valley in the […]

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