Rathfarnham has a  new National Silver Medalist in Under 12 Girls Cross Country.  Zoie Ritchie battled through a huge field in heavy underfoot conditions to finish a well deserved second. Zoie also picked up a second Silver medal by scoring on the 2nd placed Dublin County team. 

In the Under 14 Girls , Alice Hickey came 31st in another huge field. Alice scored on the Gold winning Dublin team and grabbed herself a medal. Lucie Ritchie was Rathfarnhams third National qualifier. Lucie finished a gallant 55th.  

All three girls can be extremely proud of their performances at a highly competitive National level. All that extra training in Tymon has certainly paid off! 

Rathfarnham was well represented at the Dublin Even Ages Cross Country Championships,  a total of 22 young athletes toed the line at the National Cross Country venue. There was many memorable performances, the highlight for the club been Zoie Ritchie tremendous performance in becoming Under 12 Dublin Champion. 

Under 10 Boys : Fionn Mc Glynn 10th, Colm Keogh 21st,  Ben Mulvihill 23rd, Callum Kelly 57th. Team came 7th.

Under 12 Girls : Zoie Ritchie 1st, Caolainn Mc Cabe 34th,  Philipa Mc Glynn 42th, Eimear Doyle 57th,  Jessica Mc Luskie 81st. Team 10th. 

Under 12 Boys: Dara Mulvihill 15th,  Fionn Kelly 19th.

Under 14 Girls : Lucie Ritchie 7th,  Alice Hickey 8th,  Aoife Doyle 40th,  Elvie Loopsman Browne 44th,  Abbey Kelly 48th.  Team 6th.

Under 14 Boys : Cathal Keogh 33rd, Rory Sweeney 52nd. 

Under 16 Boys : Matthew Scully 25th.

Under 18 Boys: Alex Hill 18th,  Fields Chung 22nd.

Well done to all who ran!

 

 

 

Day three brought the curtain down on the Juvenile Track Championships for another year. Hugh Prendergast was first into action in U/18 Boys 200m. Running in lane 8, Hugh was 4th (23:84)  just missing out in a place in the final. Isabelle Doyle was Rathfarnhams hope in U/16 Girls 200m. Isabelle qualified for final finishing 4th (27:29) from heat 1. In the final, Isabelle started in lane 2, finishing 5th (26:85). Our last competitor was Alannah Fasenfeld in Girls U/15 250mH, Alannah finished 6th in heat (40:75). Well done to all our Athletes. Full results on Athletics Ireland website.

Warm , sunny  weather  greeted  Athletes  for  the weekend  of  the  Juvenile  Championships   held in Tullamore last weekend.  Day One saw Rathfarnhams young hurdlers into National Championship action. First into battle was Cillian Mc Cabe U/13 Boys 60mH. Starting from lane 5 in the second heat, Cillian was impressive finishing 2nd 10.08 easily booking himself a place in the Final. Cillian was drawn in lane 7th for the Final,  finishing  a close 5th posting  9.94 a new pb!  Sofia Hyland Girls U/14 75mH, also qualified from her heat  in  3rd place 12.80. Sofia came a respectful 7th in Final with  a faster 12.26!

Dara Mulvihill was busy on Saturday representing Rathfarnham in two events;  U12 Long Jump  and Shot Put. Dara jumped 3.54m 16th and threw 7.01m 12th.

Isabelle Doyle in the  U/16 Girls Long Jump made the cut out from  15 competitors . Isabelle jumped a pb of  4.91m to finish 8th overall in a highly competitive competition.

Alex Hill came 4th 2:06:56 in U/17 Boys 800m.

Sunday brought the second day of action. Amy Mc Cabe was 6th 1:04:97 in U/17 Girls 400m. Our young hurdler  finalist from Saturday, Sofia Hyland,  turned Long Jumper on Sunday and jumped a very impressive 4.86m in the U/14 Girls event , placing 3rd and earning herself a Bronze Medal in her first National Outdoors!

 

After lunch saw the appearance of the Sprinters!  Daniel Chukwu was Rathfarnhams hope in the U/13 Boys 80m. Daniel came agoingsly close to a Final Qualifying place, coming in 6th place 10:94 in the faster of the two heats!  In heat two of the  U/15 Girls 100m, Fortune Chukwu came  4th 13:20. Isabelle Doyle ran 12.93 in U/16 Girls 100m to take her place in a top quality field in the Final. Isabelle was 7th 12:88 in Final,   in which  a  championship record was broken!  Well done to all our Athletes! Full results on Athletics Ireland website.

 

The final action of this years Dublin  Championships was the Even Age Relays. Held in warm conditions which included heavy bouts of rain, just in case anyone was enjoying the sun too much!!

First into action was Girls U12 4 x 100m team, Sophie Maxwell ran a fantastic  first leg backed up by Ciara Murphy, Caolainn Mc Cabe and the strong finishing Claudia Manning, the girls finished 3rd in heat to get themselves a place in the Final. The Girls came 5th in Final. Next up was U12 Boys 4 x 100m team;  Ryan O’Neill, Fionn Kelly, Cormac Keogh and fast finisher Tom O’Regan. The Boys came 5th in heat, qualifying for Final as fastest losers. The Boys gave a good account of themselves to finish 5th in Final. Girls U14 4 x 100m team; Anna Doyle, Elena Cullen, Sofia Coleman and Sofia Hyland came 5th in the fastest heat, just missing out in a place in the Final. Boys U14 4 x 100m team came the closest to medalling on the night. Placing 3rd in their heat the Boys went into Final as contenders. Billy Conroy Roche took off like a rocket running the first leg, Daire Sullivan 2nd and Cillian Mc Cabe exchanged strongly to set up Daniel Chukwu. Daniel  ran a tremendous final leg which finished in a close blanket finish with a few clubs, our Boys finishing 5th overall.  Fifth seemed to be our position for the night!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all our Relay teams that competed in Santry and Irishtown.  The Relays create great club spirit among our young Athletes, which gives a contagious and exciting atmosphere on the night! Great to see all our young athletes  who had competed earlier on the night staying on to cheer on their club mates  in their events! Well done to everyone who competed or supported during the Championships!