Rathfarnham had a trio of qualifiers for the Juvenile National Cross Country Championships. Held on a tough hilly course with extremely heavy underfoot conditions, the races themselves proved a challenge for even the most committed of Cross Country runners ! In the Under 11 Girls,  Jodie Ritchie finished 23rd,  Jodie was sixth scorer on both of the  Gold medal winning teams of Dublin and Leinster.  Alice Hickey and Edel Mc Creery represented the club in Under 13. Alice was unfortunate in falling from a top ten position close to the  finishing line. Recovering, Alice still managed an excellent 16th position, which also made her third scorer on the Gold winning Dublin team. Edel Mc Creery put in a gutsy performance to finish 124th. Well done to the three Girls!