Rathfarnham WSAF AC’s Mitchel Byrne won a super bronze medal in the 2018 National Novice Cross Country Championships on Saturday 15th December. It was a wet and windy day that suited the purest cross country runners at the Navan venue.  Bobby Murphy finished in 11th position and the men’s team had a very strong performance coming 5th overall, with David Power and Lee Byrne the other scorers and supported by Ciaran Aylward, Neil Skelton and Gael Hernandez.  Mitchel and Bobby both also won silver county medals.

The ladies team of Louise Gaffney, Sinead Murray, Clare Sullivan and Sue Ryan also ran well to come 5th overall. Well done to everybody who competed.


There were some fantastic Rathfarnham WSAF AC medal performances in the 2018 Dublin Intermediate Cross Country Championships on 2nd December. 
In the men’s Mitchel Byrne won individual Gold and Bobby Murphy individual Silver. Liam Dunne and Neil Skelton finished very strongly to get the team equal on points with Brothers Pearse but lost out on the team Gold medal on a count back. They were well supported on the team by Peter O’Farrell, Peter Toomey and Barry Mulvihill.
In the women’s race Louise Gaffney won a great Silver medal. Ber Crowley, Laura Ryan and Aisling O’Connor ran the team to the Silver medal position with support from Beth Neal, Sue Ryan and Orla O’Neill. Great Day’s work for the club at one of the best organised cross country events of the year on the challenging Tymon Adam Jones designed course!