Rathfarnham WSAF Senior Men
Rathfarnham WSAF Senior Men
Just over a week has passed since Sean Hehir was crowned National Intermediate Cross Country Champion and since Sean and his fellow club mates of Barry Minnock, James King and Kevin Keane were crowned National Intermediate Club champions. Looking back on reflection, the dominance of both Sean
On a fabulous day for cross country running Sean Hehir led the race and his Intermediate team Colleagues home to a stunning win in the National Intermediates CC. Barry Minnock (5th), James King (6th) and Kevin Keane (32nd) all finshed strongly to support the mighty front running Sean who was in a class of his own on the day. Not content with his two golds Sean also picked up a medal with his county, Clare. Up the Banner!
With super work being done by his club colleagues organising the race it was great to see Sean deliver on his promise and his very dedicated training regime. It would have all been for nothing in the team event without a gutsy performance by Kevin Keane, visibly hampered by a groin strain who ran very strongly clinch the team gold behind 3 very powerful teammates.
Peter O'Farrell, Intermediate Mens Captain
Fantastic weather with almost perfect conditions for the National Cross Country Championship in Tymon on Sunday last. A well deserved Silver National medal for our Masters Ladies. A superb performance saw Donna Mahon bring the team home to finish in fourth position overall and second over 35 and also one of the top scorers on the Dublin team. Another great run by Aoife O Connor who strode home to finish second on the team. Closely followed by Brid Griffin who finished strong in third position. Another good run by Vanessa Sallier who was the fourth scorer on this great team. Helen Ingram put in a fine performance finishing third in the over 50 category. Helen Leonard was next home followed closely by Zoe Melling. The intermediate Ladies also went well but were unlucky in the medals, the team was led home by Ciara Hassett who finished strong followed closely by Grainne McAdams, Louise Cassidy and Elaine Tohill also ran well.Well done to all the ladies who each put in fine performances on their teams. Helen Leonard, Ladies Captain
On a Sunny spring day in Tymon Park the mens masters teams once again produced another great team performance in the hardest race of the year.
The mens over 0/35 team of Padriag(23). Brenden(41).Owen (52). John brennan (54) . John Caffrey (55) .Edwin (62). Adrian (75). Pearse (89) . Rory (97) .and Turlough (108).came 5th in what was a very high class race.Padriag who lead home the team scored on the Dublin team which came second. The over Fifty team race which was being held for the first time was won by tinryland with Rathfarnham WSAF. team of Sean (80).Don (85) John Mc (107) Terry (127)Peter (133) PJ.(157) and Owen murray (164) came 2nd .Sean Doyle and John Mc Hugh were also on the Dublin team which won the Gold in the in the inter counties competition.
Overall it was a great day for the club with the seniors all running great especilly sean hehir who i think was in a different race . the Ladies also produced great performences on the day with lots of medals. last but not least the great job the Wright brothers ,James and philip and all who helped to set up the course and just as importantly take it down when all the races are finished .
John McHugh, Masters Men Captain