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Weekend Results Round-Up


Hession and O’Rourke compete in Moscow – Updated Athletics
By Frank Greally
Paul Hession yesterday finished 6th in the final of the “Russian Winter” IAAF permit meeting on Sunday in 6.75secs. The race was won by Fabio Cerutti of Italy in 6.64. Hession’s time equalled the qualifying standard for the forthcoming European Indoor Championships in Turin.

At the same meeting, there was disappointment for Derval O’Rourke,(Leevale A.C) who could only finish 4th in her heat of the 60m Hurldes in 8.33secs. O’Rourke failed to advance to the final.

Paul McKee (Belfast) also competed in the meet and finish 5th over 300m in heat in 35.03 – am event won won by Denis Alekseyev in 33.29 seconds.

Meanwhile in Leipzig, Germany Ailis McSweeney of Leevale ran 7.48secs for 60m.

At the European Club Cross Country Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, Clonliffe Harriers finished ninth of twenty teams in a high quality race.
The race winner was Martin Irunga Mathathi who placed 7th in the 2008 Olympic 10,000 final. Mark Kenneally was best placed of the Clonliffe team in 15th place. St Malachy’s of Belfast also finished 5th in the junior men’s team event.

Meanwhile, there was a winning performance by Richard Corcoran of Raheny
Shamrock A.C who yesterday won the 3,000m title at the Scottish Indoor Championships at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow

Birmingham Games

800m Heats
Heat 1
1 Joe Warne Doheny AC 1.57.60s

Semi-Final 2
1 Eoin Everard Unattached 1.51.57s
2 Joe Warne Doheny AC 1.53.55s

800m Final
1 Joe Warne Doheny AC 1.55.27s
2 Eoin Everard Unattached 1.55.67s Guest

Heat 2
2 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 7.61s

Heat 4
1 Elaine O’Neill Woodford G & EL 7.64s
2 Anna Boyle Ballymena & Antrim 7.66s
3 Mairead Murphy Uni College Dublin 7.96s
4 Zita Murphy Dundrum SD 8.03s

Heat 5
1 Meghan Beesley Birchfield H 7.60s
2 Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC 7.61s

60m Semi-Finals
Semi-Final 1
1 Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC 7.54s
2 Elaine O’Neill Woodford G & EL 7.55s
5 Claire Brady Celbridge AC 7.73s

Semi-Final 2
4 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 7.61s
5 Anna Boyle Ballymena & Antrim 7.68s

60m Final
1 Elaine O’Neill Woodford G & EL 7.47s
2 Anyika Onoura Liverpool Harriers 7.56s
3 Anoma Sooriyaarachchi Cardiff AAC 7.56s
4 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 7.60s
5 Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC 7.63s

60m Heats
Heat 1
4 Carl MacNamara Leevale AC 7.25s

Heat 2
2 David O’Shea Dooneen AC 7.12s

Heat 4
3 John Crowley Dundrum SD 7.23s

Heat 6
8 Keith Dolan Fingalians AC 9.05s

Semi-Final 3
6 David O’Shea Dooneen AC 7.16s

Heat 2
2 Jessika Zebo Leevale AC 57.65s
4 Sinead Kelly St Abbans AC 59.06s

Heat 3
4 Susan Giblin Raheny Shamrock AC 62.63s

Heat 4
1 Brova Furlong Slaney Olympic 55.92s

Heat 5
1 Nadine Okyere Birchfield H 56.06s
2 Claire Bergin Dundrum SD 57.19s

400m Semi-Finals
Semi-Final 1
4 Jessika Zebo Leevale AC 57.25s

Semi-Final 2
2 Brona Furlong Slaney Olympic 55.07s
3 Claire Bergin Dundrum SD 55.64s

400m Final
1 Brona Furlong Slaney Olympic 54.99s
2 Tara Bird Woodford G & EL 55.08s
3 Sian Scott Team Southampton 55.11s
4 Claire Bergin Dundrum SD 55.85s

Senior Men 400m Heats
Heat 1
3 228 Jonathan Miller Dundrum SD 49.66s

Heat 4
4 Jamie Davis Uni College Dublin 50.42s

Heat 6
1 Nick Hogan Dundrum SD 48.95s
4 Gerard O’Shea Dooneen AC 51.87s
6 20 Keith Dolan Fingalians AC 67.15s

Heat 9
5 Tom Carey Shaftesbury Barnet 50.42s

400m Semi-Finals
Semi-Final 1
5 Nick Hogan Dundrum SD 48.43s

1500m FINAL
1 Hannah England Oxford City 4.15.51s CBP
2 9 Charlotte Best Loughborough St 4.17.76s
3 Rose-Anne Galligan Aldershot FD 4.21.11s

1500m Heats
Heat 1
3 308 Kevin Cooper Ferrybank AC 3.59.2s

Heat 2
2 Jessica Zebo Leevale 25.54s

Heat 3
1 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 24.49s

Heat 5
1 Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC 24.92s

Heat 6
4 Zita Murphy Dundrum SD 25.68s

Semi-Final 2
1 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 23.92s
3 109 Niamh Whelan Ferrybank AC 24.72s

200m Final
1 Donna Fraser Croydon H 23.38s
2 Victoria Barr Rugby & N 24.11s
3 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 24.13s

200m Heats
Heat 1
2 Billy Ryan Ferrybank AC 22.58s
3 Phil Browne North Down AC 23.38s

Heat 2
2 Jamie Davis Uni College Dublin 22.69s

Heat 3
2 Johnathon Miller DSD 23.14s

Heat 4
2 David O’Shea Dooneen AC 22.91s

Heat 5
2 Carl MacNamara Leevale AC 22.70s

Heat 8
5 Keith Dolan Fingalians 29.28s

Heat 9
1 Brian Murphy UCC 22.47s
2 Michael Hynes Raheny Shamrock AC 22.49s

Heat 10
3 Gerard O’Shea Dooneen AC 23.92s

200m Semi-Finals
Semi-Final 1
3 171 Billy Ryan Ferrybank AC 22.49s
Michael Hynes Raheny Shamrock AC dns

Semi-Final 3
Brian Murphy UCC dns
Carl MacNamara Leevale AC dns

60m H
Heat 2
3 Mairead Murphy Uni College Dublin 8.8s

60m Hurdle Final
6 128 Mairead Murphy Uni College Dublin 8.85s

60m H
Heat 2
4 Tom Carey Shaftesbury Barnet 8.44s

60m Hurdle Final
5 Tom Carey Shaftesbury Barnet 8.23s

Long Jump
5 Eoin Hannon Tullamore H 6.97m

Long Jump
1 Kelly Proper Ferrybank AC 6.21m

Scottish Indoor Championships
1 Kerry Harty Newcastle AC 4:25.93
2 Michelle Harvey 4:59.50

1 Michelle Harvey 10:12.73

1 Richard Corcoran 8:18.72

400M MEN – Round: 1 Heat: 2 of 2
5 Kevin McCloy Mid Ulster Athletic Club 50.43

5 Dawn Kelly Belgooly 2:20.82

1 Mary McLoone Tirchonaille AC 5.91

Houston Indoor Invitational University of Houston
1 Mile
5 Aisling Casey McNeese State 5:36.90
11 Aisling Casey McNeese State 2:36.49
1 Mile
3 David Rooney McNeese State 4:17.30
3 Michael Dyer McNeese State 1:56.56

Indiana Relays
1 Mile
6 O’Lionaird, Ciaran Michigan 4:06.90

Metropolitan Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
Armory Track & Field Center New York, NY

1 Bermingham, Daire JR Stony Brook 2:29.36
1 Mile
2 Huet, Laura JR Stony Brook 5:00.74
1 Baker, Ashling SR Iona 17:37.54

Millrose Games Madison Square Garden, New York
7 Kelly Macneice IRL 4:56.99

Arena Leipzig

Round 1 Ht 1
3 MC SWEENEY Ailis IRL 4 7.48 q
Round 2 Ht 1
2 MC SWEENEY Ailis IRL 4 0.160 7.48 q
4 MC SWEENEY Ailis IRL 6 0.155 F1 7.51

European Clubs Cross Country Championships Istanbul, TUR

Junior Men
15 Michael McKillop 1990 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 21:21
31 Stephen Rooney 1990 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 22:04
37 Conall Magee 1990 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 22:37
50 Daniel McLaughlin 1993 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 23:48
52 Robin Idle 1992 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 23:54

9 St. Malachys A.C. IRL 15 31 37 50 133

Senior Men
15 Mark Kenneally 1981 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 33:07
39 Sergiu Ciobanu 1983 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 34:29
53 David Flayn 1989 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 35:05
54 Cian McLoughlin 1974 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 35:08
62 Aidan Bailey 1983 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 35:23
75 6 Gary O’Hanlon 1974 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 36:19

9 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. IRL 15 39 53 54 161

i Mile
Section 4
1 Alcorn, Kyle Nike 4:00.58p
2 Schmitz, Tommy Wrrt/Saucony 4:00.96p
3 Riley, Jonathon Nike 4:01.19p
4 Bayley, Tim Unattached 4:01.59p
5 Chamney, Thomas Ireland 4:02.29p
6 Reale, Liam Ireland 4:04.04
Race Video

Russian Winter Moscow
60m Hurdles
Heat 2
4 O’ROURKE Derval 81 IRL 8.33

60m Heat
4 HESSION Paul 83 IRL 6.73

60m Final
6 HESSION Paul 83 IRL 6.75

5 McKEE Paul 77 IRL 35.03

Boston University Terrier Invitational 24/01/2009
7 Yeates, Richard Providence 14:19.40

South Munster Schools Cross Country

Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 Mile

Exciting Donegal Schools Sportshall finals

The Donegal 1st Year schools finals held in the Abbey Voc. Gymnasium on Friday 29th January proved once again to be very exciting and closely contested. Following two hours of very well organised competition the host, Abbey Vocational School, came out on top in both Girls and Boys.

The twelve per team format of Sporthall Athletics where an individual is allowed participate in one race, one field event and one relay and where all competitors score towards an overall team total ensures that all events and finish positions are important.

The finals were contested by144 athletes from six schools – all having qualified from regional heats prior to Christmas.
Reverser boards at each end of the hall ensures that sprints, relays and endurance events are ran safely with an appreciative spectating audience urging on their schoolmates. Five field events where each school is also allowed a maximum of two representatives i.e. Shot Putt; Vertical Jump; Standing Long Jump; 30 secs Speed Bounce and Standing Triple Jump –were also closely contested and totted up.

Prior to presenting the overall awards, Donegal Schools organising Secretary, Evelyn Crampsie, Mulroy College, Milford congratulated all the school teams on finals qualification; Mr McCormick, Abbey Voc School Principal for putting the schools facilities a the disposal of the schools board ; the P.E/Sports teachers from the various competing schools for preparing and encouraging their teams to participate and the T.Y. students from the local school who did an excellent job in organising/officiating and producing results.
Evelyn concluded by encouraging all athletes present, not already members, to join a local athletics club and indicated that the final Sportshall county trial takes place on Sunday in Carndonagh


The 3rd anne valley 5 mile challenge
sat feb 14th at 12noon
registration can be done on feb 5th or 12th before the winter league 10 euro ,on the day from 10 am at harneys pub dunhill
or on line at annevalleyrunning.webs.com.
sponsored by waterford road runners and dunhill rural eco park.
lots of catagory prizes and new team prize cat.teams of 4.
1 prize per person
refreshments after in harneys pub.
proceeds go to south eastern cancer foundation.

sponsor cards can be got in harneys shop for fun runners
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