The senior men's team cleaned up at the Rock and Road Kinvara half marathon and 10km races in Galway. Rathfarnham athletes won both races - Louis McCarthy in the 10km (33:26) and Paul Stephenson in the half marathon (1:13:57). Strong results all round: in the 10km Jason Reid was 3rd and in the half Brian Furey was 3rd, with Paul Moran 4th. Full results here.
In Cork, at the iconic Ballycotton 10 mile race finishers included Derval Devaney in 2nd place (62:10, Kevin Keane, Archie O'Donnell, Micheal Murphy, Edward O'Mahony, Liam Lynch, Bernadette Crowley, Michael Devine and Sarah O'Regan. Full results here
Well done to Ronan Kearns who represented the club in the 800m event in Day 1 of the GloHealth National Senior Indoors in Athlone on Saturday. Ronan finished 6th in his heat in a time of 2.03.18. Full results are on the AAI website.
Members please note that from 5th March until 18th June training at the Tallaght track will be from 11am -12pm to accommodate the Special Olympics group who will be training at 10am during this period. From 25th June we will revert to our normal slot of 10am - 11am for the rest of the year.
Saturday 20th was the last day of action in the Indoor Championships. The action shifted to sprints and hurdles. Rathfarnham had many fine performances in the 60m sprints. In the Girls U/10 Sophie Maxwell and Philipa Mc Glynn were 1st and 3rd respectfully. In the U/13 Boys Billy Conroy Roche finished 4th. In the Girls U/14 Fortune Chukwu was 2nd and Sophie Ritchie 6th, and in the Girls U/15 Isabelle Doyle was 2nd. In the Boys U/15 Ian Kirwan was 4th, and in the U/17 Hugh Prendergast 6th. The final event of the Championship was the always action packed 60m hurdles. Nine Rathfarnham hurdlers took centre stage and some who where debuting in this event can be proud of their performances. In the U/13 Girls 60mh, Anna Doyle was 3rd in her heat and 4th in the semi final, Lucie Ritchie was 2nd in her heat and 4th in the semi final, Sophie Fasenfeld was 4th in her heat and Abbey Kelly 5th in her heat. In the U/14 Girls 60mh Alannah Fasenfeld was 1st in her heat, 3rd in the semi final and 4th in the final. Clodagh Cullen was 3rd in her heat and 4th in the semi, and Gemma Murphy was 3rd in her heat. In the U/15 Girls 60mh, Caoimhe Kelders was 3rd in her heat and 5th in the final. Alannah Cullen was 3rd in her heat and 6th in the final. A special mention goes to Gemma Murphy who qualified for the semi final and fell heavily in same. Thankfully, Gemma who will be out of action for a few weeks is still as bubbly as ever and assures us that she will be back! Well done to all our athletes! Full results will appear on the Dublin Athletics website and some photos are in the gallery.
Isabelle Doyle Silver medalist in Girls U/15 60m with Sophie Ritchie U/15 60m Finalist.