Monday, March 31, 2014

Leevale - 2014 Top Indoor Hurdle Club

As expected, Leevale and Carrick-on-Suir battled it out to be the top juvenile club at the All-Ireland Indoor Championships in Athlone. It went down to the wire with Jack Murphy needing to win the last race of the day in the Bu18. He did win and Leevale topped the table on 20pts. Carrick-on-Suir were 2nd on 19pts while Donore took 3rd on 17pts.

#1 Leevale - 20
#2 Carrick-on-Suir - 19
#3 Donore Harriers - 17
#4 Dooneen - 15
#4 DSD - 15
#6 Athenry - 12
#6 City of Lisburn - 12
#8 Cushsinstown - 11
#9 Bree - 9
#9 Emerald - 9
#9 Claremorris - 9
#9 Boyne - 9
#13 Moycarkey-Coolcroo - 8
#14 KCH - 7
#14 Shercock - 7
#14 Old Abbey - 7
#14 Belgooly - 7
#18 St Lawrence O' Toole - 6
#18 St Mary's - 6
#18 Lios Tuathail - 6
#18 City of Derry - 6

Top Region
#1 Munster - 122
#2 Leinster - 55
#3 Dublin - 41
#4 Ulster - 38
#5 Connacht - 32

Top County
#1 Cork - 39
#2 Limerick - 30
#3 Tipperary - 29
#4 Meath - 21
#5 Galway - 16

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Leevale And Carrick-on-Suir To Battle For Top Club At All-Irelands

Based on performances from the regional championships, its looking like an all-munster battle at next weekend All-Irelands in Athlone as regards who will be top hurdle club. Leevale will go in as slight favourites but current 2013 outdoor top club, Carrick-on-Suir, will be there or thereabouts. Surprise packet could be St Mary's from Limerick while DSD are likely to be up there also.

2014 Ranking (ahead of All-Irelands)
#1 Leevale
#2 Carrick-on-Suir
#3 St Marys
#4 DSD
#5 Moycarkey
#6 Cushinstown
#7 Athenry
#8 Old Abbey
#9 Donore
#10 Crusaders
#11 Emerald
#12 Bree
#13 Menapians
#14 City of Lisburn
#15 City of Derry
#16 Annalee
#17 Dublin Striders
#18 SLO'T
#19 KCH
#20 Dooneen
 

Craughwell Dethrone Reigning National #1 Claremorris Out West

Craughwell caused a bit of a surprise by taking the Top Hurdles club in the Connacht Indoors. They just edged out Athenry with Claremorris back in 3rd. New club entries in the Top Ten included Lake District, SRL, Loughrea and Ballina.

Very encouraging to see huge entrants in the younger age groups with 45 girls entering to compete in the GU13 60mH alone, unmatched in any other province this winter.

Last Years Rankings in ( )

#1 Craughwell (3)
#2 Athenry (2)
#3 Claremorris (1)
#4 GCH (3)
#5 Carrick-on-Shannon (7)
#6 Tireagh (3)
#7 Lake District ( )
#8 North Roscommon (8)
#9 SRL ( )
#10 Loughrea (10 )
#10 Ballina ( )

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DSD Leading Hurdle Club At Dublin Champs

DSD were the leading hurdle club at the Dublin Juvenile championship. Donore Harriers were #2 while Crusaders were #3.

#1 DSD
#2 Donore
#3 Crusaders
#4 Raheny
#4 Blackrock
#6 Cabinteeley
#6 Dublin Striders
#8 MSB
#8 Lusk
#8 Fingallians

Naas Are #1 Hurdle Club In Leinster

Naas caused a bit of a shock when coming out the top hurdle club at the recent Leinster Juvenile championship. Ranked #7 last year, they moved to #1 with a good number of Top 6 finishes across many age groups. Bree continue their excellent consistent record in 2nd (up from 5th last season) while last season's joint #1, Menapians, are joined in joint 3rd by St Josephs and Enniscorthy.

Last season rank in ( )

#1 Naas (7)
#2 Bree (5)
#3 St Josephs (10)
#3 Enniscorthy (-)
#3 Menapians (1)
#6 Cushinstown (1)
#6 KCH (4)
#8 Blackrock (-)
#8 Boyne (-)
#10 SLO'T (3)
#10 Na Fianna (-)

Next up, Dublin.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

City of Lisburn Remain Tops In Ulster

City of Lisburn were emphatic winners of the NI/Ulster Juvenile Championships in the hurdle events. Annalee knocked their Cavan rivals Shercock off 2nd spot while Lifford drop to 4th.

Last years ranking in ( )

#1 City of Lisburn (1)
#2 Annalee (4)
#3 Shercock (2)
#4 Lifford (3)
#5 City of Derry (-)
#6 Ballymena & A (6)
#7 Finn Valley (5)
#8 Lagan Valley (7)
#8 Monaghan Phoenix (7)
#10 Tir Chonnaill (-)
#10 Dromore (-)




Carrick-On-Suir Retain Munster Hurdle Crown

Carrick-on-Suir were the #1 hurdle club at the Munster Juvenile Championships. Leevale were 2nd while Dooneen moved into 3rd after being outside the top 10 last season. Other new additions include Liscarroll in 5th, Emerald in 8th and St Mary's in 9th.

Last years ranking in ( )

#1 Carrick-on-Suir (1)
#2 Leevale (3)
#3 Dooneen (-)
#3 Old Abbey (6)
#5 Liscarroll (-)
#5 Ferrybank (4)
#7 Moycarkey (8)
#8 Emerald (-)
#9 St Mary (-)
#10 Limerick (6)

Next up Ulsters.