Kevin Dooney sets new club indoor 5,000m record PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2014 10:45

KEVIN Dooney became the first Raheny athlete to break 14 minutes indoors for the 5,000m yesterday. Running in the colours of Yale university he finished third in the Ivy League indoor championships in the US in 13:59.06, a personal best by 27 seconds.

The club's outdoor 5,000 record of 13:54.04 is held by David Rooney and only two other athletes from the club Vinny Mulvey (13.58) and Richie Corcoran (13.57) have dipped under 14 minutes.

Kevin's performance was also big news in Yale - this is now it was reported on their website:

'Sophomore Kevin Dooney was the story of the day for the Elis, running the fastest 5,000-meter indoor race in Yale history and breaking his previous personal record in the event by more than 27 seconds. Dooney was one of four different Bulldogs to score points on Sunday.

Dooney finished third in the 5,000-meters, less than four-tenths of a second behind the first-place finisher. He trailed only a duo of veteran Harvard runners: seniors Maksim Korolev and James Leakos. Korolev set the all-time Ivy League record in the event earlier this year.

Dooney's time of 13:59.06 was nearly 11 seconds faster than Yale's previous indoor 5,000-meter school record—a mark set by Lucas Meyer '05, a former All-American coaches had compared Dooney to during his remarkable 2013 cross country season. Dooney was competing in the 5,000-meters for the first time during the indoor track season but will now have the option of running the event at the IC4A Championships on March 8-9.'

Mick Clohisey crowned National Cross Country Champion PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2014 19:53

MICK Clohisey was crowned AAI National cross country champion in Dundalk today. 'The Claw' as he is better known in the club powered his way to victory over the final lap of the gruelling 12,000m race to take the gold medal in 39.09. Mick has been the club's star performer for many years in this event and always looked capable of winning the title. He finally delivered the gold medal this afternoon.

He is following in the footsteps of Vinny Mulvey who won the individual title in 2006 in Santry.

Here's how the AAI official website described the race:

'Michael Clohisey and Gary Thornton (Galway City Harriers AC) blasted into an early lead on the first lap of the 12,000m senior men’s race. Defending champion Sergiu Cibanu (Clonliffe Harriers AC) found the pace too severe as he settled into third place. A great battle between Clohisey and Thornton ensued over the six lap course as both athletes took their turn in the lead. Clohisey made a bold move with just over a lap remaining and moved 20m clear of Thornton. The effort proved successful as the Raheny man powered to victory in a time of 39.09. Thornton finished second in a time of 39.19, Cibanu third in a time of 39.34 and John Travers (Donore Harriers AC) fourth (40.12)'

The next Raheny finisher was Simon Ryan 16th in 41.20 followed by Daire Bermingham 22nd (42.31), Brian Leahy 29th (42.47), Des Kennedy 30th (43.28), Kevin Moriarty 40th (44.25), Donal Foley 41st (44.30) and Mick Traynor 47th (45.08). Sadly the club's wait for a coveted gold medal in the team event continues - the squad finished fourth this year with Dundrum South Dublin winning gold with one point to spare over Clonliffe Harriers.

The loss of Aoife Talty and Elish Kelly through injury proved too much of a handicap for the senior women's team to bear in their defence of the team title. They squad performed herocially led home by Maria O'Sullivan fourth in 30.41. Kate Cronin was 5th in the 8km race (30.44), Fiona Roche 7th (30.54) and Karen Crossan 16th (33.42). The team missed the gold medal by five points - the title went to DSD with the girls taking the silver medals.

Round Up of Weekend Results PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2014 19:35

DAVE Grange was the club's star performer in the Bohermeen 10km road race in County Meath this afternoon taking third place overall in 36.26 and comfortably winning the 0 40 category.

In the half marathon race Conor O'Dwyer was the club's first finisher taking sixth place in 1:14.12 following by Daragh Bell 21st (1:17.07), Mick Boyle - making a welcome return to competitive action - 25th (1:18.22) and Rory Mooney 26th (1:18.36). The team finished second.

There was a particularly strong showing from the runners who are preparing for Spring marathons. John Freir sliced more than two minutes of his personal best to post a time of 1:24.34; Alan O'Flynn (1:26.56), Seamus Rooney (1:28.30), John Fennell (1:29.14) and Jim Keogh (1:30.52). Robbie Beggs ran 1:40.10 while Dave Brady posted a time of 1:46.38 and Connor Jennings - in his third race of the weekend - ran 50.26 for the 10km.

Aileen Hooper ran an excellent 1.36 in the Reading Half marathon today while in the Rome Half marathon today Damien Martin ran 1.14.18 while Nora Byrne completed the distance in 1.42.

Late last night Dave Sheehy completed the gruelling 260km RACE event in County Donegal which including running, kayaking, cycling and mountain climbing. He finished an excellent 4th overall in 16 hours; 45 minutes and eight seconds.

In yesterday's Aer Lingus/BHAA cross country race Vincent Clohisey junior was the club first finisher in 19th place in the 5 mile men's race in 31.45. Other club finishers included Sean Honan 32.28; Vincent Clohisey (srn) 36.01; Ray McCormack 41.29; Connor Jennings 43.18; Maurice Timmins 49.36. In the women's two mile race Mary Purdue Smyth was the club's top finisher and second O 45 in 16.06 followed home by Anne Marie Gargan 16.23.

In the park run Feidhlim Kelly continued his dominance of the Malahide Castle 5km winning in 16.43. Second was Ger Redmond 18.01; Louis Linnane was 6th (18.11) while Brian Quigley was 12th 18.44. Other club finishers included Seamus Rooney 18.52; Eddie Harrison 21.24; Aoife Henry 24.50; Steve Rowe 25.4i, Sarah Deneher 26.54 and Larry Fox 28.0.

In St Anne's Park Ronan Kenny was the club's first finisher in 7th place in  18.12. Other club finishers were Gabriel Byrne 19.10; Jamie Kenny 19.46; Sean McGoldrick 21.47; Connor Jennings 22:53; Johanna Howlett 23.12; Denise Kelleher 23.26, Meere Ui Chonghaile 27.57.

In Ardgillan Niall Power was 8th in 20.55.

New senior club hammer record for Mieke PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:40

MIEKE Kiernan added almost two and half meters to her club junior and senior record in the hammer at the Dunboyne Throws Meet on Saturday. Her opening throw of 44.31m set the standard for the competition. This was followed by 45.71 in the second round. She had two further valid throws, 44.48 and 43.15. She won the competition with a PB of 45.71m. Claire Beauchamp threw 41.70m and Brion Hoban threw 41.63 in the men’s competition.

newsflash...newsflash...newsflash... PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:36

MICK CLOHISEY has won the National Inter Club Cross country title in Dundalk this afternoon.

Injured hit senior women's team likely silver medallists; Maria O'Sullivan 4th; Kate Cronin 5th; Fiona Roche 7th and Karen Crossan 15th.

more details to follow

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