Stewards Required for National Half Marathon PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:23

Stewards are required to officiate at the Rock and Roll Half marathon which doubles as the AAI National half marathon championship on Monday next (Bank Holiday Monday), August 4. The race begins at 8.30am.

Stewards will need to be available in the city centre from 7.30am. If available please contact Pat Hooper at 086 8158052.

Round Up of Weekend Road Race Results PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:18

FREDDY Kerron Situk won the Balla 10km road race in County Mayo in 33.01 outside the course record he set when he triumphed last year. Ian Conroy was second in 33.38 while Bernard Roe was fourth and this trio together with Dave Grange took the team prize.

Mark Kirwan got his wedding day of to the perfect start when he won the St Anne's 5km Parkrun in a course record of 15.03. Other club finishers were John Clohisey 18.41; Karl Meehan 18.43; Brian Christensen 19.20; Connor Jennings 23.25, Triona NicDhonaill 29.12.

In Malahide Castle Brian Quigley was the club's first finisher in 18th place in 19.32. Other club finishers were Des Lyons 21.26; Aine Cremin 21.33 (3rd female), Cherly Gunning 25.31 and Sinead Lyons 26.19. Niall Power posted a time of 19.24 in the 5km Run for Cure road race in Navan.

In the new Dublin Fire Brigade BHAA 5km race on the Malahide Road on Sunday Colm O'Connell was second in 16.46. Other club finishers were Dave Gargan 19.02 (2nd O 40), Brian Quigley 19.26 (3rd O 45), Tadhg Twomey 19.41 and Ann Marie Gargan 23.01.

Dave Brady ran a 5km trail run in Donadea on Friday in 26.09. On Saturday he completed a marathon in Roundwood in 4:48.40 and on Sunday he did 80.44 in a ten mile race in Mullingar. In the same race Connor Jennings ran 81.41.

Juveniles win eight medals at All-Ireland T & F ch'ships PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:01

The All-Ireland juvenile Track and Field championships concluded in Tullamore at the weekend with club athletes again enjoying great success. They won four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The gold medal winners were sprinter Sean O'Driscoll who won the U-19 200m; pole vaulters Robert Ivers (U-17) and Conor Bermingham (U-19) were triumphant in their respective events while Ethan Bannon won the U-17 shot.

Mieke Kiernan was second in the U-19 hammer while Luc Bellintani won silver in the U-18 long jump. Hannah Byrne was third in the U-17 400m while Aibhe Murphy was third in the U-18 high jump.

The full list of club results was:


Jamie Sheridan, 7th Heat 200m, 26.27

U 16
Aoibhinn McGoldrick, 6th 800m, 2:24.06

U 17

Robert Ivers, 1st Pole Vault, 3.60m
Ethan Bannon, 1st Shot Put, 13.41; 4th 200m, 22.33, 2nd heat 23.40
Hannah Byrne, 3rd Final 400m, 1:00.85; 2nd Heat 61.84


Luc Bellintani, 2nd Long Jump, 6.65
Ailbhe Murphy, 3rd High Jump, 1.50
Claire Beauchamp, 5th, Hammer, 41.34; 7th Discus, 21.14
Cathal O'Clerigh, 5th Final 400m, 52.24; 3rd heat, 52.54
Sean Dowling, 5th heat 400m, 54.14
Conor Walsh, 7th Hammer, 34.57, PB; 10th Discus, 18.65, PB
Orla Comerford, 4th Heat 200m, 27.36


Conor Bermingham, 1st Hammer, 3.80
Sean O’Driscoll, 1st 200m, 22.42, 1st Heat 22.96
Mieke Kiernan, 2nd Hammer, 42.24
Aisling Moore, 5th Heat 200m, 27.82

Golden Summer Days PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 23:48

THE romance of sport is when something gloriously unexpected  happens before your eyes. We were already well sated on the Hill last weekend in Santry when Jamie Davis got down into his blocks the  sixth time of asking for yet another National sprint final. Zoe Brown and Mick Clohisey had already given us so much.

Having breathed a sigh of relief on each of the previous false dawns that the referee had not called our man ashore somebody remarked that with each starter’s recall Jamie appeared to become more animated and focussed. We should have listened more closely . The delays served to heighten the tension and our attention.

 Then in 10.90 seconds Jamie Davis lived the dream. His almost premature celebration was a thing of beauty. It spoke of final coronation, of frustration abated, of joy previously unknown. It was all of that and more. An athlete who believes, who  strives to go to new levels always walks a tenuous line between satisfaction and devastation.

There is rarely middle ground. When Jamie spoke afterwards about how the previous day he had given up the sport, wanted no more to do it his honesty related to that particular day. But only those who truly strive can dare to understand it.

In truth he did not mean it. If not the next day then very soon he would have raced again. Its in his DNA. He loves the sport too much to walk away. The story of how close Jamie came to not racing last Sunday immortalises the famous quote…”When you get into a tight corner and everything  goes against you until you think you cannot hold a minute longer, hold on then. For that is just the time and moment that the tide will turn”.

 What Jamie Davis has done now in terms of the club and himself is monumental. He becomes the first Raheny man to win the National 100m title, the blue riband of Irish sprint racing. In the 56th year of its existence he has created club legendary status for himself.  The first rarely gets forgotten and always comes up for mention.

Older members of the club when first they joined were regaled with stories of Tom Phillips ( the first club man to win a National title) and the 1970 4 x 400m team of Brennan, Corcoran, Kingston and Fay. Every young sprinter from now to eternity will hear about Jamie Davis.

Kieran Kelly breaks 1.50 for 800m PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:02

Kieran Kelly achieved a significant landmark in his career tonight when in his first outdoor race over 800m he broke the 1:50 barrier. Kieran ran 1:49.97 to win the event at the British Milers Club meeting in Manchester.

It is the fastest run over the distance by a Raheny athlete since the 1990s.The club record for the 800m is 1:49.26 which was set by Brian Peppard in 1991. Adam Foley ran 2.05 over the distance at the same event in Manchester tonight.

Meanwhile, Simon Devenney scored a comfortable win in the 6th round of The Lord Mayor Summer Series tonight clocking 10.13. Dermot Gorman was second in 10.25 while Sean Doran was third in 10.48.

Shauna Moore won the women's race and was 8th overall in 12.03. Orla Manley was second  12.26   while  Ann Marie Gittens was third in 13.06.

The age category winners were:  0 40 Dave Leach; 0 45 Brian Quigley; 0 50 Martin Kelly; 0 55 Andrew O'Rourke; 0 60 Joe Cooper; 0 65 Paddy O'Reilly; 0 75 Tadgh Twomey Snr 

Women 0 40 Liz Keary; 0 45 Linda Spratt 0 55 Mary Butler; 0 65 Anne Reade.

Full results in RESULTS tab

The League continues next Tuesday night at 8pm. Next week's race doubles as the  Peter Doody Memorial race.

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