Dooney and Ganiel Take Half Marathon Titles

By Lindie Naughton

Raheny’s Kevin Dooney and Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast Harriers were the winners of the national marathon titles in a race run in conjunction with the Affidea Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon.

Dooney  came home ahead of Clonliffe’s Sergiu Ciobanu, pulling away for victory in 66 mins 05 secs,  with  Tomas Fitzpatrick third and Sligo’s Emmett Dunleavy fourth and first M35. Clonliffe A beat Clonliffe B for the senior team title, with Ferrybank AC third. Raheny Shamrock proved best of the M35 teams, while Rathfarnham WSAF won the M50 category.

Ganiel had a comfortable victory over Caitriona Jennings of Letterkenny AC, clocking 77 mins 6 secs,  with Sarah Mulligan of DSD third.   Retaining the senior women’s team title was Mayo AC although Raheny Shamrock’s winning W35 team clocked a faster time. A total of 91 teams had entered this category – the biggest entry of the day. Mayo AC also won the W50 team title.

Men: 1 Kevin Dooney (Raheny Shamrock) 66:05 , 2 Sergiu Cibanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 66:44, 3 Tomas Fitzpatrick (Tallaght AC) 67:31, 4 Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo AC, M35) 68.18, 5 Tim O’Donoghue (East Cork) 68.22, 6 Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Hrs) 68.46, 7 Brian McMahon (Clonliffe, M35) 69.07, 8 Mark Kenneally (Clonliffe, M35) 69.39, 9 Dave Flynn (Clonliffe) 69.52, 10 James Kevan (Clonliffe Hrs) 70.20, 11 Andrew Connick (Ferrybank) 70.59, 11 Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock) 71.03. M40: 1 Fergal Whitty (Donore Hrs) 74.32, 2 Chris Muldoon (Donore Hrs) 75.42, 3 Craig Sullivan 9Nth Sligo) 76.48. M45: 1 Vivian Foley (Eagle AC) 75.33, 2 Niall Lynch (Donore Hrs) 75.39, 3 Brian Gurrin (Kilcoole AC) 76.56. M50: 1 Paul Moran (Rathfarnham WSA) 76.00, 2 Pauric McKinney (Inishowen) 76.53, 3 Edwin Kevin (Rathfarnham WSAF ) 79.03. M55: 1 Chris Donegan (Tullamore Hrs) 81.39, 2 David Clarke (Nth Belfast Hrs) 81.54, 3 Chris Keeling (Balbriggan and Dist) 85.05. M60: 1 Martin McDonald (Ballyroan Abbeylex and Dist) 83.53, 2 Nollaig McEntaggart (Mullingar Hrs) 84.00, 3 Eugene Doherty ( SBR) 90.14. M65: 1 Enda Whelan (Sligo AC) 98.37, 2 Garry Clarke (Tallaght) 1:43.05, 3 William Helton (Sli Cualann) 1:49.10. M70: 1 Terry Mee (Donare Hrs) 1:44.52, 2 Philip Cribbin (Clare River Hrs) 2:00.45. M75: Tony Dunne (Grange Fermoy) 2:17.34.
Teams – Senior (41 teams): 1 Clonliffe Harriers (Ciobanu, Scullion, McMahon) 3:24.36, 2 Clonliffe Harriers (Mark Kenneally, James Kevan, Karl Nolan) 3:37.59, 3 Ferrybank AC 3:38.34, 4 Raheny Shamrock 3:43.17, 5 Crusaders AC 3:46.18, 6 Thurles Crokes 3:49.47. M35 (74 teams) : Raheny Shamrock (Ian Conroy, John Dunne, Dermot Gorman) 3:40. 37, 2 Donore Harriers 3:45.53, 3 Raheny Shamrock 3:52.21. M50 (4 teams): 1 Rathfarnham WSAF (Paul Moran, Edwin Keville, Tom Cuddy) 4:00.59, 2 Inishowen AC 4:08.23, 3 Tallaght AC 4:41.36.

Women: 1 Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Hrs) 77:07, 2 Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC) 78:57, 3 Sarah Mulligan (DSD) 79:37, 4 Catherine Whoriskey (City of Derry Spartans)  83.44, 5 Sally Forristal 84.29, 6 Sinead Tangney (Sportsworld) 84.43, 7 Norah Newcombe Pieterse (Mayo AC, W35) 84.47, 8 Tara Kennedy (Raheny Shamrock, W40) 85.00, 9 Jane Bandila (Dunboyne AC, W35) 85.38, 10 Leona Halligan (Duleek and Dist, W35) 85.47. W40: 2 Grainne Ni Uallachain (GCH, W40) 86.24, 3 Mags Dempsey (Tracton AC) 87.15. W45: 1 Emilia Dan (Dunboyne) 88.25, 2 Collette Tuohy (Mayo AC) 89.31, 3 Lorrainne Byrne (Raheny Shamrock) 90.15. W50: 1 Anita Bolton ( North East Runners) 1:42.09, 2 Lorraine O’Driscoll (DSD) 1:43.26, 3 Linda Ward ( Sir Chonaill) 1:44.05. W55: 1 Carmel Brannigan (GCH) 97.39, 2 Eileen Rowland (Sportsworld) 1:44.53, 3 Monica Joyce (Mayo AC) 1:51.03. W60: Bride Bowe (Waterstown Warriors) 94.39, 2 Pauline Moran (Mayo AC) 97.44, 3 Nualla Reilly (Drogheda and Dist) 98.08. W65: 1 Mary Lynch (Raheny Shamrock) 1:45.02, 2 Mary Nolan Hickey (Sli Cualann) 1:58.14, 3 Mary Murphy (Mayo AC) 2:00.33. W70: Maggie Dunne (Grange Fermoy) 2:37.53.
Teams – Senior (35 teams) : 1 Mayo AC ( Pieterse, Colette Tuohy, Sarah Syron) 4:24.28, 2 Dundrum South Dublin 4:30.30, 3 Sportsworld 4:41.52. W35 (91 teams): 1 Raheny Shamrock 4:22.54, 2 Dunboyne 4:26.37, 3 North Sligo. 4:43.35. W50 (2 teams): 1 Mayo 5:18.36, 2 Drogheda and District 9:55.21

 

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