Last updated on 24.09.2014
The feature event the inaugural Basil Clifford Mile provided John Coghlan with an easy win in 4.10.96. John took it along from the start with an opening lap of 59 seconds with the remainder of the field some four seconds adrift . It was 2m01s at halfway for Coghlan with quite a battle for the second place among the chasing group. The bell was reached in 3m05s and John had an untroubled win in 4m10.96 which indicates a good level of fitness early in the season. The youthful Cathal Doyle from Clonliffe won the home straight battle for second with C.J. Isayas in third spot.
Mick Clohissey made a dash from a spinning class to win the 5000 metres in 14m30.02s. Mick was joined by Andrew Connick and Emmet Jennings for the first 3000m. Connick was the first to lose contact with the powerful stride of the Raheny man disposing of the challenge of Jennings with 1500 to go. Emmet did however record a personal best of 14m45.56. Meghan Ryan of DSD ran a creditable 17m31.10.
The women's mile was a competitive affair with Mullingar's Elizabeth Carr taking the field along for the first 1000 metres. At the bell Fingallian's Aisling Carroll took over followed by Liffey Valley's Sile Carroll. With 150 to go Aisling pushed on to win in a p.b. of 5.18.10 with the early leader Elizabeth Carr recovering with a home straight surge to rake second.
The men's B mile was very competitive with Liffey Valley's Damian Cauvet pouncing around the final bend to outrun Gareth Murran of Sportsworld and early leader Peter Arthur in 4m28.59.
Snezana Bechtina continued her good early season form to record a personal best of 56.02s to win the women's 400 ahead of Aislinn Crossey . John Fitzsimmons of Kildare won the men's A race in 50.09s whilst there was a very smooth looking 50.32s win from Eoin Kavanagh of Celtic D.C.H. in the B 400.
Ann Marie Tornsey of Fingallian's continues to improve in the Discus with another p.b. of 44.13 .
Click below for programmes and information on the Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Championships 2015
|2015 Team Competition relays U9 U10 U11 Order of Events.pdf|
|2015 Team competition details.pdf|
|Dublin Championships Day 1 500 600 800 PV Hammer 5th June 2015.pdf|
|Juvenile Track and Field Championships Days 2 Santry 6th June Day 3 Tallaght|
|Uneven age Relay 1500m programme Dublin Championships 2015.pdf|
Analysis of the second graded track and field meeting by Nick Davis
In less than summer like conditions 165 athletes competed in the second meeting of the series at the Tallaght track. A wind reading of -4 was recorded for one of the 100mtrs which meant p.b.'s were out of the question. The host clubs Eoin Doherty was the fastest man winning his race in 11.24 ahead of Ballymena 's Jonathan Carleton 11.49. The emergence of the Tallaght club as a sprints force was in evidence with Faruq Sanni winning his race in 11.87 with teamate Sean Bolger also successful in 11.91. Fingallians Sarah Murray was the fastest woman in action winning in 12.31 ahead of Doneen'''s Lauren Ryan.
Ellie Hartnett lead all the way to win the women's 800 in 2.14.31 Claire Brennan second in 2.17.99. Another front running winner was Dromore's Rebekah Nixon winner of the B race in 2.23.28 whilst Donores Maura Kearns deployed a home straight surge to win her race in 2.23.47.
Eric Keogh won a tactical mens A race in 1.55.61 ahead of the youthful Conall Hayes of Dunshaughlin with Ratoath's Conor Duncan third.Sixty athletes competed in the seven races among the winners were Joseph Hèssion of Clonliffe 2.01.87 and Liffey Valley's Peter Arthur 2.04.36.
Isabel Carron of Skerries transferred her good cross country running to the track with a competent 3000 metres win in 10.15.81 ahead of Meghan Ryan .
There was an absorbing mens 3000 with the youthful Pierre Merchan and the experienced Emmet Dunleavy. The Sligo man looked like he had disposed of the challenge of the D.C.H. man with 600 to go as he eased ahead but Pierre moved into another gear around the final bend and won in 8.37.93 with Emmett clocking 8.40.18.
Neil O'Rourke was a smooth looking winner of the B 3000mtrs in 9.19.26.
Fingallians Añe Marie Tornsey was the winner the shot putt her best effort of 11.40 bringing her to victory.
Entries for Graded Meeting Three will be available shortly
A new innovation is the Endurance Project which combines races over 3k, 5kand 10k where athletes will score points based on times. With awards to the first three men and women. Competition Secretary Owen McLoughlin says "we are delighted to work with Chris Jones A A I 's Head of Endurance on this project to help the development of distance runners and get more of them out racing on the track ". Athletes from all over the country compete in the full range of track and field events with Tallaght and Morton stadiums being used.
Click below for the latest newsflash on the Graded Track and Field Series 2015. Included also is a PDF with full details of the new Dublin Endurance project.