Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships – Final Entry List Here--Check Your Entry!!!

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Thank you very much for your cooperation and submitting your entries for the upcoming Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships. We would like to ask you to check the entry you have submitted in order to verify its completeness and correctness before it is officially submitted. Here are the the final list of entries (22:00pm Thursday 24th May):

Final List of Entries (10pm Thursday 24th May)

Please check the events that you are listed for.

 


 

Previous information relating to this event:

The Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships will take place over 6 days as follows: 

  • Day 1, Wednesday 6th June in Tallaght at 6.30pm

  • Day 2, Friday 8th June in Santry at 6.30pm

  • Day 3, Friday 15th June in Irishtown at 6.30pm (Some field event & Uneven Age Relays)

  • Day 4, Saturday 16th June in Irishtown at 10.30am

  • Day 5, Sunday 17th June in Tallaght at 10.30am

  • Day 6, Wednesday 20th June in Santry at 6.30pm (Even Age Relays)

     

    Full programme of events for each day are available via the online entry form.

     

    This year the entries are submitted online, please go to Competition Entry Forms in the headers above or follow this link (http://www.dsdac.com/dublin-juvenile-tf-ch-2018-entry-form/).  Kindly complete all mandatory sections (Mandatory Sections are denoted with ‘*’).

     

    Entries Deadlines:

    Entries will only be accepted for fully registered members, please ensure you're registered for 2017/2018.  Kindly note your entry must be submitted by the following dates:

  • Deadline for the Steeple Chase is Wednesday 16th May, 2018

  • All other individual entries must be received on or before Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

     

    Late entries after these dates will not be accepted.

D.S.D. Athletes Impress at Leinster Schools

A great performance from Ciarán Carthy (St. Michael’s) saw him come away with three gold medals from the Leinster Schools Championships on Saturday, with victories in the 400m; 400m hurdles and relay.  After completing the 400m hurdles, one of the toughest races in athletics, he had to come out a few hours later for the 400m, where he had a great battle with Ciaran McManus (St. Aidan’s), but such is his competitive nature he would not be denied, in a titanic struggle all the way to the finish line.

It was one of the great sights of the day to see Liam Jenkins (Oatlands) soar over 1.86 in the high jump for a new P.B.   Liam seems destined (pardon the pun) for higher achievements.

Other D.S.D., athletes in great form included Aaron Donnelly (St. Gerard’s) beating the national U.19 steeplechase champion, Eoghan Keaney, leading all the way with impressive fluent style over the barriers.  Hannah Murray (Wesley) had a great win in the Junior 80m hurdles.   Niamh Gowing (Mt. Anville) dug deep to finish 2nd in the Senior Girls 400m, with a new P.B of 56.46.   Laura Gallagher, Alexander College, who is underage again next year, showed her quality in the 80m hurdles and 300m hurdles, where she was just pipped on the line by the defending champion, winning silver in both.   Molly Hourihan was 2nd in the Senior Girls 400m Hurdles, with Aimee Kenna (St. Mac Dara’s) also taking silver in the Inter Girls 800m.    Another to shine was Gavin Doran (CBC) with a brace of bronze medals in the Inter 100m and 200m.   Patrick Tucker (St. Michael’s) took bronze in a very competitive Inter 400m, and also anchored the St. Michael’s relay team to gold.   Others to impress winning bronze medals;  James Holden (St Mary's) Senior Boys 200m; Brian Maguire (St. Benildus) Senior Boys 1500m;  Niamh Carey (Colaiste Iosagáin) Senior Girls 3000m; Charlotte Burke (Holy Child Killiney) Inter Girls 300m;  Ben Jones (Pres. Bray)  Inter Boys 800m; Emma Ryan (Dalkey) Sen. Girls 1500m;  Cian Dunne (St. Colmcille's) Inter Boys 100m H; Roisin Healy (Rathdown)  Inter Girls Long Jump; Eimear Maher (Mt. Anville) Junior Girls 1500m; David Bosch (Wesley) Junior Boys hurdles; Rebecca Lynch (Mt. Anville) Minor Girls 100m; Ellie Dunphy (Beaufort) Minor Girls High Jump; Jamie Byrne (Wesley); Minor Boys High Jump, and Adam Harvey 4th (Blackrock College) and Jack Moraghan (Clonkeen) Inter. Boy 800m.

Jill Rufli (Alexander College) won gold in the U.16 girls Long Jump, with Cara Murphy (Alexander) 3rd U.16 Girls 200m.

Well done to all!

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Entries Deadline is TODAY (Friday 18/05/18) U9, U10 & U11 Team Championships

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The Dublin U9 to U11 Team and Relay Championships will take place in Irishtown on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 (Please Note: it is the June Bank Holiday Weekend).   

How the Pairings/Teams work:

Athletes compete in pairs and their combined time/throw/jump is added together to determine where they place in each event.  Please pick 2 events of your choice (preferably 1 Track and 1 Field event), coaches will pair the athletes in teams according to their chosen events.  If there are two athletes not paired and doing separate events, coaches may switch one or both the athletes to give them the best chance to compete as a Team.  Coaches will try to meet all athlete’s first preference, but this is not always possible.  We would therefore appreciate your understanding when circumstances do not allow first preferences. 

YOU ARE A TEAM:   Athletes are competing as teams (2 per team), it is therefore important when you say you’re available to compete you turn up on the day.  Not turning up leaves your partner without a team! 

Relay Teams:  In addition to the two paired events athletes can compete as part of a relay.  All athletes entered are considered available for a Relay Team (unless otherwise advised).  Teams will be selected by coaches which will be made up of 4 runners plus 1 sub.  Team selection will be from the relay trials on Sunday 13/05/18.  Depending on numbers there may be more than one team in each age group.

 Relay trial details: http://www.dsdac.com/news/2018/5/6/relay-trials-u10-u15-sunday-13th-may-at-11am-irishtown

Who can take part?

All fully registered U9 (born 2010), U10 (born 2009) and U11 (born 2008) members can take part.  Please note only those born in 2010 can take part in the U9 age group, athletes born in 2011 or younger are not permitted to compete!  With the exception of relays, Athletes are not permitted to compete in any Track or Field event outside of their own age group.  Athletes can step up an age for a relay, this is restricted to a maximum of two from the younger age group with two running athletes of that age group.  The only exception to this rule is the U9 relay where all athletes must be born in 2010.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS:

The Dublin Athletics Board require each club to put forward volunteers to help officiate each day.  For this reason, it is now a condition of your child’s entry a parent of each athlete will be required to give at least one hour of their time to officiate at these Championships.  Unless we provide officials, we run the risk of our athletes being excluded from the competition.  Please give your name and details on the Volunteer Section of the form.  Any forms received without completion of this section will be returned for completion. 

Entry Forms & Event Schedule:

Please note entry form (see links below) must be completed and returned on or before 18th May, 2018.  Entries received after this date will not be accepted.  Photos or scanned copies of the entry form can be emailed to damiendsdac@gmail.com, or paper forms can be given to your coach.

 Links:

U9, U10 & U11 Team Champs Entry Form.

Team Champs Schedule of Events.

Dublin T&F League – League 4 Sat, 19th May – Tallaght (L1, 2 & 3 Results)

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League 1, 2 & 3 Results here. 

The last of the four T&F Leagues will take place on Saturday, 19th May, 2018 in Tallaght at 10.30am.  All registered members (U10 to U16) are welcome and encouraged to enter the Dublin T&F League.  Athletes can enter all events in their age group, points will be awarded to those that finish in the top 6 of each event (7 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 for 3rd, etc..).  Points are accumulated over the 4 Leagues and the 6 athletes with the most points for each age group will receive a trophy/medal. 

Haven’t attended any the Leagues so far, not to worry!  Just turn up on the day. 

The following are the League Fixture date and Program of Events:

  • Saturday 19/05/18:  League 4 – Tallaght at 10.30am (L4 Program)

    Scheduled times are approximate and subject to change without notice. 

    Entries are taken on the day, simply turn up, register with DSD to receive your age label which must be worn on your club singlet.  The following are the Age Groups for 2018: 

    Note:  Athletes born in 2010 are permitted to compete as U10, however, NO athlete born in 2011 or later can compete.

     

    2018 Age Groups:

  • U10 born 2009

  • U11 born 2008

  • U12 born 2007

  • U13 born 2006

  • U14 born 2005

  • U15 born 2004

  • U16 born 2003 

     

    Athletes/Parents are reminded as follows:

  • Club Singlets must be worn.  (Singlets will be on sale on the day.  Price €20)

  • Athletes should be at the venue 1 hour before to allow check-in, warmup etc.

  • On arrival please check-in with DSD to receive your age label.  Athletes will not be permitted to compete without an age label and/or club singlet.

  • Be prepared for all types of weather.

  • Bring water/packed lunch as delays can happen.

  • Entry Fee is already included in your club subscription.  No fee payable.

  • If wearing running spikes, please ensure they are fitted with 5mm track spikes.

  • PARENTS NOTE:  As with all athletics events the Leagues are run by volunteers, each club is expected to provide volunteers to officiate.  The coaches are committed to preparing the athletes for their events and not always available to officiate, we therefore look to you, the parents to fill this gap.  The Dublin Athletics Board take a dim view of clubs that don’t provide sufficient officials and can exclude our athletes from the competition.  For this reason, we expect you make yourself available to officiate on the day.  No need to worry about experience, as senior officials will be there to guide you. 

Copy of Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships – Submit Your Entry Today - Deadline is Friday 18th May!

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The Dublin Juvenile T&F Championships will take place over 6 days as follows: 

  • Day 1, Wednesday 6th June in Tallaght at 6.30pm

  • Day 2, Friday 8th June in Santry at 6.30pm

  • Day 3, Friday 15th June in Irishtown at 6.30pm (Some field event & Uneven Age Relays)

  • Day 4, Saturday 16th June in Irishtown at 10.30am

  • Day 5, Sunday 17th June in Tallaght at 10.30am

  • Day 6, Wednesday 20th June in Santry at 6.30pm (Even Age Relays)

     

    Full programme of events for each day are available via the online entry form.

     

    This year the entries are submitted online, please go to Competition Entry Forms in the headers above or follow this link (http://www.dsdac.com/dublin-juvenile-tf-ch-2018-entry-form/).  Kindly complete all mandatory sections (Mandatory Sections are denoted with ‘*’).

     

    Entries Deadlines:

    Entries will only be accepted for fully registered members, please ensure you're registered for 2017/2018.  Kindly note your entry must be submitted by the following dates:

  • Deadline for the Steeple Chase is Wednesday 16th May, 2018

  • All other individual entries must be received on or before Wednesday 23rd May, 2018.

     

    Late entries after these dates will not be accepted.

U9, U10 & U11 Team Championships – Submit your entry NOW!

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The Dublin U9 to U11 Team and Relay Championships will take place in Irishtown on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 (Please Note: it is the June Bank Holiday Weekend).   

How the Pairings/Teams work:

Athletes compete in pairs and their combined time/throw/jump is added together to determine where they place in each event.  Please pick 2 events of your choice (preferably 1 Track and 1 Field event), coaches will pair the athletes in teams according to their chosen events.  If there are two athletes not paired and doing separate events, coaches may switch one or both the athletes to give them the best chance to compete as a Team.  Coaches will try to meet all athlete’s first preference, but this is not always possible.  We would therefore appreciate your understanding when circumstances do not allow first preferences. 

YOU ARE A TEAM:   Athletes are competing as teams (2 per team), it is therefore important when you say you’re available to compete you turn up on the day.  Not turning up leaves your partner without a team! 

Relay Teams:  In addition to the two paired events athletes can compete as part of a relay.  All athletes entered are considered available for a Relay Team (unless otherwise advised).  Teams will be selected by coaches which will be made up of 4 runners plus 1 sub.  Team selection will be from the relay trials on Sunday 13/05/18.  Depending on numbers there may be more than one team in each age group.

 Relay trial details: http://www.dsdac.com/news/2018/5/6/relay-trials-u10-u15-sunday-13th-may-at-11am-irishtown

Who can take part?

All fully registered U9 (born 2010), U10 (born 2009) and U11 (born 2008) members can take part.  Please note only those born in 2010 can take part in the U9 age group, athletes born in 2011 or younger are not permitted to compete!  With the exception of relays, Athletes are not permitted to compete in any Track or Field event outside of their own age group.  Athletes can step up an age for a relay, this is restricted to a maximum of two from the younger age group with two running athletes of that age group.  The only exception to this rule is the U9 relay where all athletes must be born in 2010.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS:

The Dublin Athletics Board require each club to put forward volunteers to help officiate each day.  For this reason, it is now a condition of your child’s entry a parent of each athlete will be required to give at least one hour of their time to officiate at these Championships.  Unless we provide officials, we run the risk of our athletes being excluded from the competition.  Please give your name and details on the Volunteer Section of the form.  Any forms received without completion of this section will be returned for completion. 

Entry Forms & Event Schedule:

Please note entry form (see links below) must be completed and returned on or before 18th May, 2018.  Entries received after this date will not be accepted.  Photos or scanned copies of the entry form can be emailed to damiendsdac@gmail.com, or paper forms can be given to your coach.

 Links:

U9, U10 & U11 Team Champs Entry Form.

Team Champs Schedule of Events.

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE – MARLAY PARK TRAINING

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Parents please note when attending training in Marlay Park it is very important you or another responsible adult accompanies your child to their training session.  Coaches are responsible for athletes during the training time only.   

As the lower car park is closed, we ask that all athletes age 12 and younger are brought from the top car park to their training session and collected at the end of the training session.  Athletes will not be permitted to wander up to the top car park, it is your responsibility to collect at the training location beside the tennis courts.  Adults are welcome to stay and watch their child’s training session and/or help the coaches. 

In addition, we would appreciate it if your child goes to the toilet before the training session.  As the toilets are located in the large playground, which are hidden away from our training location.  Under child protection regulations we cannot allow athletes leave the training session without a Garda Vetted helper/coach.  While we try to ensure adequate cover is available to accompany athletes to the toilet, on occasion this is not possible.   

Your co-operation is much appreciated.  Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Damien Moran - Lead Juvenile Coach

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Busy weekend on Track and Road

The senior members of D.S.D., were in full flow on track and road, in ideal sunny conditions, at the weekend.  First up on Saturday was the IMC Meet in Greystones, which featured an International 5000m.   Lewis Moses (England) won a very exciting race from Hiko Tonosa (DSD) with Conor Dooney (Raheny) 3rd, in a top class field.  Hiko took the lead after 3,000m, pushing the pace a bit too hard and ran out of steam in the last 300m, with Moses sprinting away to victory.  Jack MacGabhann finished 10th overall in a PB of 14.50.04.

Luke McCann was in top form in the 1500m finishing first and recording a impressive 3.48.15 (PB).  Ruadhan O’Grada knocked 8 seconds off his 1500m time as he raced to victory in the “B” race in 3.58.73, followed home by U.18 Brian Maguire 4.02.33 (PB) and Michael McCarthy 4.07.65.  Luke’s sister, Jodie, U.19, also had a great run in the women’s 1500m finishing 3rd in 4.29.51, with Meghan Ryan 4th 4.36.50.

 

Meanwhile on Sunday Hiko Tonosa, with Saturday’s exertions still in his legs, ran out an impressive winner at the Kia 5k race in Tallaght.  This was the third in the Kia series of races and once again Hiko set a new course record, as he has done in the previous two rounds.  There was a great turn out of over 600 competitors in sweltering heat, but Hiko’s Ethiopian background ensured he was not bothered by the conditions, as he finished strongly, over the unusual finish of 300m of the Tallaght A.C. track.  This was a great setting for the finish, for athletes and spectators alike.  Hiko is now pulling well ahead in the points table with five more races in this Kia Series, designed to improve middle/long distance times in Ireland.  Colin Murphy M40 53rd (18.00.9) and Barry O’Grady (M45) 75th 18.53.88  were the other male DSD finishers.  Linda Byrne continued her come back with a great 3rd place finish, in the women’s race in 17.35.31.

 

Well done to all!

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Relay trials U9 – U15. Sunday 13th May at 12pm Irishtown

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Relay trials for age groups from U9 (born 2010) to U15 (born 2004) will be held this Sunday 13th May in Irishtown from 12pm to 1pm.  All members are welcome and encouraged to try out for a team.  The trials are a guide for coaches to select competitive teams for each age group.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Only athletes who turn up for the trial will be considered for a relay team.  If an athlete genuinely can’t attend the trials, they must advise their coach in advance of Sunday.

Relay teams U16 and over will be selected by Liz.

East Leinsters Day 2

Ciarán Carthy added to the 400m title he won on Monday by winning the Inter Boys 400m hurdles yesterday in Santry.  Also making it a double were Laura Gallagher in the Inter Girls 300m hurdles, Hannah Murray Junior Girls 200m and Faye Dervan Inter Girls 800m.  There were many other impressive performances and they can now look forward to the Leinster Championships in two weeks time.  

Minor Boys

Jamie Byrne  (Wesley) 2nd High Jump

 

Inter Boys

Ciarán Carthy  (St. Michaels) 1st 400m hurdles

Patrick Tucker (St. Michaels) 1st 200m;  Gavin Doran 2nd

Ben Jones (Pres.Bray) 1st 800m;  2nd Jack Moraghan (Clonkeen) 3rd Adam Harvey (Blackrock)

Liam Blackburn (Blackrock) 3rd 3,000m

Liam Jenkins (Oatlands) 3rd Long Jump

 

Senior Boys

Seamus Fenton (Coláiste Eoin) 2nd 200m

Luke Curtis (Blackrock) 2nd 400m

Harry Kearns (Blackrock) 2nd 5,000m

 

 

Minor Girls

Jenny Costello (Mt.Anville) 2nd 500m

Christine Moran (Coláiste Iosagáin) 3rd 800m

 

Junior Girls

Hannah Murray (Wesley) 1st 200m

Ciara Kelly (Foxrock) 3rd 800m

Claudia Moran (Our Lady’s Grve) 2nd High Jump

 

U.16 Girls

Cara Murphy (Alex) 1st 200m

Jill Ruffli (Alex) 2nd Long Jump

 

Inter Girls

Laura Gallagher (Alex) 1st 300m hurdles;  2nd Charlotte Bourke (Holy Child)

Faye Dervan (Wesley) 1st 800m

Emma Roche (St. Raphael’s) 1st Shot

Roisin Healy (Rathdown) 3rd Long Jump

 

Senior Girls

Emma Ryan (Loreto Dalkey) 1st 800m;  2nd Roseanne McCullough (High School)

Niamh Carey (Col. Iosagáin) 1st 3,000m

Tai Daly (Loreto Foxrock) 2nd High Jump and 2nd Shot Putt

 

Well done to all!

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Thanks to Lindie Naughton for photos

Dublin T&F League – League 3 Sat, 12th May – Tallaght (L1 & 2 Results)

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League 1 & 2 Results here. 

The third of four T&F Leagues will take place on Saturday, 12th May, 2018 in Tallaght at 10.30am.  All registered members (U10 to U16) are welcome and encouraged to enter the Dublin T&F League.  Athletes can enter all events in their age group, points will be awarded to those that finish in the top 6 of each event (7 points for 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 for 3rd, etc..).  Points are accumulated over the 4 Leagues and the 6 athletes with the most points for each age group will receive a trophy/medal.   

Haven’t attended any the Leagues so far, not to worry!  Just turn up on the day.

The following are the League Fixture dates and Program of Events for each day:

  • Saturday 12/05/18:  League 3 – Tallaght at 10.30am (L3 Program)

  • Saturday 19/05/18:  League 4 – Tallaght at 10.30am (L4 Program)

    Scheduled times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

     

    Entries are taken on the day, simply turn up, register with DSD to receive your age label which must be worn on your club singlet.  The following are the Age Groups for 2018:

     

    Note:  Athletes born in 2010 are permitted to compete as U10, however, NO athlete born in 2011 or later can compete.

     

    2018 Age Groups:

  • U10 born 2009

  • U11 born 2008

  • U12 born 2007

  • U13 born 2006

  • U14 born 2005

  • U15 born 2004

  • U16 born 2003 

     

    Athletes/Parents are reminded as follows:

  • Club Singlets must be worn.  (Singlets will be on sale on the day.  Price €20)

  • Athletes should be at the venue 1 hour before to allow check-in, warmup etc.

  • On arrival please check-in with DSD to receive your age label.  Athletes will not be permitted to compete without an age label and/or club singlet.

  • Be prepared for all types of weather.

  • Bring water/packed lunch as delays can happen.

  • Entry Fee is already included in your club subscription.  No fee payable.

  • If wearing running spikes, please ensure they are fitted with 5mm track spikes.

  • PARENTS NOTE:  As with all athletics events the Leagues are run by volunteers, each club is expected to provide volunteers to officiate.  The coaches are committed to preparing the athletes for their events and not always available to officiate, we therefore look to you, the parents to fill this gap.  The Dublin Athletics Board take a dim view of clubs that don’t provide sufficient officials and can exclude our athletes from the competition.  For this reason, we expect you make yourself available to officiate on the day.  No need to worry about experience, as senior officials will be there to guide you. 

Tuesday & Thursday Training Now Moved to Marlay Park!

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Please note Tuesday and Thursday Training for all jevenile groups has moved to Marlay Park for the summer from Tuesday 1st May.  All groups will meet at the changing room beside the tennis courts.  Take the College Road entrance (M50 side of the park, near the large playground), the changing rooms are beside the tennis courts and soccer pitches below the lower carpark adjacent the large playground.  Training is at the same time as before 6pm to 7pm.

VHI Womens Mini Marathon:

Finally, Parents the Womens Mini Marathon (WMM) is coming up on Sunday, 3rd June.  For those that are not aware the WMM was set up by the club and is our main fund raising event.  The club needs members/family/friends to help with registrations and/or race day.

  Volunteers are required as follows: 

  1. Trinity registration  - Friday 1st June - 9am - 6pm
  2. Trinity registration - Saturday 2nd June - 10am - 6pm
  3. Race Day - Sunday 3rd June - 12 noon - 6pm

Please respond via email to wmmvolunteering@gmail.com as soon as possible indicating your availability to allow us to organise our volunteering effort before the big day.

Your help will be much appreciated.

 

 

Another Win for Hiko!

D.S.D's Hiko Tonosa continued his winning ways with a 7th victory in a row at the Catherina McKiernan 10,000m in Cavan Town at the weekend.  Hiko had to pull out all the stops as Kenyan visitor, Peter Somba (Dunboyne A.C) refused to help with the pace, but could not outsprint Hiko, who led from the gun.  A great sprint over the last 100m to win by 3 seconds, with a minute back to the 3rd finisher Conan McCaughey, brought a new course record of 30.11.  This was the 2nd race in the Kia Race Series and Hiko now leads the points table with six races to go.  

Laura Shaughnessy finished 2nd in the Women's race to Kerry O'Flaherty, who also set a course record, with both athletes recording P.B's, of 33.57 and 34.11 respectively.  

Wishu Gebreselassie (DSD) returned to competition in the 5,000m (16.29), run in conjunction with the "Run with Catherina" 10k and was really pleased with a 3rd place finish behind Simon Ryan (16.00) of Raheny A.C.

This meeting was held to mark the 20th Anniversary of Catherina's great win in the London marathon.

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Medals galore at East Leinsters!

It was a great day today in Santry at the East Leinster Schools, where many of our athletes, representing their schools, put up superb performances.  In several of the events it looked like a D.S.D. club championship, with such good results registered. 

This followed upon other notable results from the West Leinsters where Cian Dunne won his Inter 100m hurdles and James Holden was impressive in the Senior 200m.

Minor Girls

Rebecca Lynch (Mt. Anville) 1st 100m;  1st Long Jump

Rebecca Carthy (Loreto Foxrock) 1st Javelin

Junior Girls

Hannah Murray (Wesley) 1st 75m Hurdles;  Claudia Moran (Our Lady's Grove) 3rd

Eimear Maher (Mt. Anville) 1st 1500m;  2nd Saoirse Ní Bhriain (Col.Iosagáin)

Ciara Kelly (Loreto Foxrock) 1st Javelin

U.16 Girls

Faye Dervan (Wesley) 1st 1 Mile

Inter Girls

Laura Gallagher (Alexander) 1st 80m Hurdles; 3rd Cara Murphy (Alexander)

Sarah Gaughran (Mt.Anville) 1st 300m;  2nd Charlotte Burke (Holy Child Killiney)

Roisin Healy (Rathdown) 3rd 100m

Senior Girls

Niamh Gowing (Mt.Anville) 1st 400m; 2nd Katie Magee (Teresians) 3rd Molly

Hourihan (Alex)

Emma Ryan (Loreto Dalkey) 2nd 1500m; 3rd Roseanne McCullough (High School)

Ailbhe Kenny (Mt.Anville) 2nd Triple Jump

Minor Boys

Jamie Byrne (Wesley) 2nd 1100m

Junior Boys

David Bosch (Wesley) 1st 80m Hurdles

Morgan Clarkson (Coláiste Eoin) 1st 1500m

Inter Boys

Gavin Doran (CBC Monkstown) 1st 100m; Tobi Edward (Tiernan’s) 2nd 100m

Ciarán Carthy (St. Michael’s) 1st 400m;  Patrick Tucker 2nd 400m; Ben Jones 3rd

Liam Jenkins (Oatlands) 1st High Jump

Sean McGrane (Clonkeen) 1st Shot Putt

Adam Harvey (Blackrock) 1st 1500m S/Chase

Conor Deane (St.Michaels) 1st 2,000m Walk

Cian O’Sullivan (CBC) 3rd 1500m

Senior Boys

Paul O’Callaghan (Blackrock) 1st 400m

Brian Maguire (Benildus) 1st 1500m

Aaron Donnelly (St. Gerard’s) 1st 2000m S/Chas

*****Thanks to Lindie Naughton and Ed Carthy for photos*****

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Gold for D.S.D., women in Raheny!

 

The end of a long hard winter of distance running ended on Sunday in sunny Raheny at the National Road Relays.  D.S.D made a determined effort in both women’s and men’s races and ended up covered in glory as they took gold in the women’s race and silver in the men’s competition.  All of the top clubs in the country were present for this finale to the season.

Marathon Olympian, Linda Byrne, ran the first leg over 1 mile, in the women’s race and although below the distance she normally runs, she came in a close 2nd to North Down, with favorites, U.C.D., back in 3rd.  Fiona Clinton took off strongly on the 2nd leg of 2 miles and retained her position, with U.C.D., slipping backwards.  Meghan Ryan took over next and ran a scintillating last leg, as she caught the leader and produced a great sprint to the finish line to ensure D.S.D., of the gold medals, with North Down 2nd, Dublin City Harriers 3rd.

The men’s race consisted of four athletes with defending champions, Raheny Shamrocks, going for three in a row, at their home venue.  This turned out the most exciting race of the day, as Raheny, Kilkenny City Harriers and D.S.D., went head to head from the gun.   Joe Sweeney was first up for D.S.D., returning from a long absence from competition after his great 4th place in the European C.C. Championships a few years ago.  Joe showed he had not lost his competitive streak as he fought his way to the change over in 3rd place, of 25 teams.  Just out of Junior (U20), Paul O’Donnell was next up and showed he will soon be a force at senior level, as he moved into 2nd place.  Next came the real drama of the race as Hiko Tonoso took off 150m behind Mick Clohissey, Raheny, national cross country champion, and to the consternation of Raheny caught him close home to give D.S.D., a 4 second lead going into the last leg.  Try as he might, John Eves, could not contain the in form Conor Dooney, as he brought Raheny home for three in a row, with D.S.D., 2nd and Kilkenny City Harriers 3rd.   D.S.D’s second team finished 7th of the 25 finishing teams.  This was a very young team of Patrick MacGabhann (21), Aaron Donnelly (18), Brian Maguire (17) and Mark Molloy (21), which makes the future of D.S.D., very secure in middle and long distance running.

Congratulations to all!

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