On the final day of competition, Sofia Hyland came 5th in the Girls U15 Long Jump with a best jump of 4.50m. The Girls U12 4 x 100m Relay team of Sophie Maxwell, Jodie Ritchie,  Isobel Burge and Claudia Manning narrowly missed out in a place in the final,  finishing 3rd in heat 3 in a time of 1:01:31. Well done to all of our young athletes! 

Clodagh Cullen Girls U16 60m Hurdles and Isabelle Doyle Girls U17 200m.


Sunday 25th March Nationals 

On day 3 of the national juvenile championships in Athlone AIT, Rathfarnham had a small but quality field of athletes competing. Sophie Maxwell was first into the thick of the action in the U13 girls long jump. Scoring three decent jumps for her debut appearance in the national championships. Next up was Isabelle Doyle in the heats of the 200m running a time 26:39,     She qualified in 2nd place in her heat to qualify for the final. In a high standard final Isabelle ran from lane 2. In a dramatic last 20 meters, Isabelle grabbed third on the final bend and held onto it till she crossed the finish line in 26:24 for Bronze. Our sole boy representative Dara Mulvihill took part in two disciplines in the U13 boys long jump and 60m hurdles. In a stacked girls U16 60m hurdles field, Clodagh Cullen put in a very brave performance  in her heat.  Aoife Murphy ran in the Girls U19 800m. Well done to all our young athletes on all qualifying to represent Rathfarnham at National level.


      Isabelle Doyle top of the podium in Athlone!

Dublin and the East coast woke up to a heavy snow fall on the morning of the Nationals in the AIT.  That factor didn't stop our merry band of athletes making the journey to Athlone. Great results were achieved by our young guns.....
First up was Isabelle Doyle in Under 17 Girls  Long Jump with a best jump of 5.11m, Isabelle won gold and became National Champion!
Next up was the sprinters!  Daniel Chukwu was our representative in U14 Boys 60m, Daniel 2nd 8:16 in his heat  made it through.  A quicker time in the final  of 8:09 placed Daniel in 6th place.  Girls U15 60m saw Sophia Hyland just missing out in 3rd place in a time of 8:47. Fortune Chukwu qualified to U16 Girls 60m Final, finishing 3rd 7.98 in the fastest of the three heats.  In the final, Fortune ran 7.93  to finish third and earn a well deserved bronze National medal! Fresh after her success in the Long Jump, Isabelle Doyle ran 8.01 into 2nd place and a place in the Under 17 Girls 60m Final.  A gallant showing in a highly competitive field , Isabelle came 6th in a time of 8:04.
Well done to all our athletes on their super performances,  roll on next week!


Two Fridays in a row, crammed with highly competitive team relay competition, kicked off this year's four day programme of the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships. Rathfarnham WSAF AC was well represented with 17 relay teams across different age groups. Big success came for the Girls U12 (A) 4x100m team. Getting the baton around the Abbotstown venue in an impressive time of 59.75 earned Sophie Maxwell, Philipa Mc Glynn, Claudia Manning and Jodi Ritchie the gold medal in fine style. Other relay finalists included Girls U16 (A) 4x200m 5th place in 1:56:08, Girls U18 4x200m 4th place in 1:57:10 and Boys U13 4x100m 6th place in 59:62.

Days 3 and 4 was all about individual competition:
Track :
U9 :  500m : 3rd : Johnny Maxwell 1:48:99
U9 :  60m   : 1st : Johnny Maxwell 
U13 : 60mh : 3rd: Dara Mulvihill  
U14 : 60m  : 1st :  Daniel Chukwu  8:14
U18 :1500m : 5th: Alex Hill 4:36:75
U15 : 60m : 4th : Sofia Hyland 8:53
U16 : 60m : 2nd: Fortune Chukwu  8:08
U16 : 200m : 4th : Fortune Chukwu 27:07
U16 : 60mh : 3rd : Alannah Fasenfeld 
U16 : 60mh : 5th : Clodagh Cullen 
U17 : 60m   : 2nd : Isabelle Doyle 8:01
U17 : 200m : 2nd : Isabelle Doyle 26:01
U19 : 800m : 4th  : Aoife Murphy 2:44:29
Field Events :
U13: Long Jump : Dara Mulvihill : 3rd : 4.14m
         Shot Put    :  Dara Mulvihill : 3rd : 7.18m
U12 :Long Jump : 1st : Sophie Maxwell 4.13m
U15 : Long Jump : 2nd : Sofia Hyland  4.66m
U17 : Long Jump : 1st : Isabelle Doyle 5.27m
U18 : Long Jump : 1st  :Amy Mc Cabe 4.29m
U16 : High Jump  : 2nd : Alannah Fasenfeld 1.45m
U12 : Shot Put      : 3rd  : Sophie Maxwell 5.36m
U13 : Shot Put      : 3rd  : Zoie Ritchie 6.22m
U16 : Shot Put      : 1st  : Alannah Fasenfeld 8.48m 
U16 : Shot Put      : 2nd : Sophie Ritchie 7.84m.

Well done to all who qualified for Nationals in Athlone. To all our young athletes who wore the green vest of Rathfarnham WSAF AC with such pride and passion, well done for competing at the Dublin Championships and for those who made their debut for the club you were super. Enjoy your training, see you all at the Summer Leagues.

The Dublin Athletics Board Juvenile Cross Country League Series came to a conclusion at Tymon Park. Held over three meetings which featured Ardgillian Skerries, Phoenix Park and Tymon Park which was hosted by Rathfarnham. The club was well represented at all the meetings with some super performances by our young athletes. More athletes are always encouraged and welcome to represent the club in these well run and exciting events!

Final League Positions:

Girls: Under 11: Jodie Ritchie 7th, Sophie Maxwell 12th, Philipa Mc Glynn 14th, Sarah Murphy 19th, Isobel Burge 41st.

         Under 12: Zoie Ritchie 1st, Carolainn Mc Cabe 14th, Ciara Murphy 17th, Eimear Doyle 30th, Ellen Rylands 33rd,

                          Sofia Corcoran Kelly 38th.

        Under 13: Alice Hickey 4th, Edel Mc Creery 8th, Charlotte Burge 36th.

        Under 14 : Lucie Ritchie 2nd, Aoife Doyle 16th, Elvie Loopmans Browne 27th, Abbey Kelly 29th.

Boys: Under 9: Jonny Maxwell 8th, Callum Kelly 28th, Ross Rylands 53rd.

          Under 10: Fionn Mc Glynn 28th, Colm Keogh 41st.

          Under 12: Fionn Kelly 6th, Ryan O'Neill 10th, Dara Mulvihill 17th.

          Under 13: Cathal Keogh 15th.

          Under 16: Matthew Scully 7th.

          Under 17: Alex Hill 9th.

          Under 18: Fields Chung 2nd.