The inaugural issue of the new annual club newsletter is now available at the following link:
Edited by Adam Jones, the 2013 Rathfarnham Annual Review includes an overview of some of the key achievements during 2013 for the club's athletes, an introduction to the management and coaching team, a feature on our annual 5k road race held in September, an opinion piece, and some helpful tips on how to maximise your athletic potential. Also included is a profile of Sean Hehir, one of the club's most successful athletes and winner of the 2013 Dublin City Marathon.
Best wishes to all for a happy and successful 2014!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members friends and supporters.
The annual mince pie run will take place on Thursday December 26th from the Clubhouse in Rathfarnham Village starting at 10.00AM
All mince pies left over after Christmas will be welcome. There will be tea and coffee in the clubhouse after the run when the mince pie trophy will be presented to the winner.
Well done to our men's Novice team who won the silver medal in the National Novice Cross Country Championships at Waterford IT today. First home was Eoghain McGinley in 15th. place over a very testing hilly 6k course. Also scoring for the team were Matt Horrigan 23rd., Gerald Forde 40th and Ciaran Aylward 46th. The team were supported by Robert Murphy, David Power and Gerard Claffey. In the Boys Under 19 Race Oisin Joyce was 57th and ran on the Dublin team. The full results are on the AAI website. Pictures of all who ran today are in the Gallery.
At today's Jingle Bells 5k Road Race in the Phoenix Park Louis McCarthy was first home for the Club in 8th place in 15.06. Mitchell Byne was 13th overall and the 1st Junior in 15.16. Next came Jason Reid in 17th in 15.41. Jason was followed by Ronan Kearns 19th in 15.44 (1st O.35), Ciaran Aylward 24th in 15.50, David Scanlon 28th in 16.05 (PB), Gerry Doyle 35th in 16.13 (1st O.50), Brian Coleman 41st in 16.23, Alan Danagher 54th in 16.49, Gerard Claffey 73rd in 17.25 (PB), David Danagher 17.32, Maria Dolan 18.31(1st O.45), John McCabe 18.32, Derek Bain 18.42, Denis Daly 18.46 (PB), Lorraine Nolan 18.51 (PB), Michael Murphy 18.50, John Hogan 19.16, Vanessa Sallier 19.25 (1st O.40), Noel Crowther 19.49, PJ Claffey 22.06 and Zoe Melling 22.33. The full results are on the Donore Harriers website. Well done to all 23 from the Club who ran.
On Sunday, the Uneven Juvenile XC Dublin Championships took place in Tymon Park. The host club was Rathfarnham AC. There was a strong Juvenile entry in each different age group.
Those who represented the club included:
Under 9 Girls: Kike Needham.
Under 11 Girls: Clodagh Cullen, Sophie Richie, Lorna Sheehan, Fiona O'Regan.
Under 13 Girls: Isabella Doyle.
Under 9 Boys: Bill Needham.
Under 13 Boys: Jack Burke.
The club are very proud of the terrific performances by each of our Juveniles on Sunday. Well done everyone! Special mention to Sophie Richie, who won a medal in the 1500m Under 11 Girls Race. Well done Sophie!
Jonathan O'Donoghoe finished 3rd in the U19 boys. He was followed home by Paul Tierney, Oisin Joyce, Wren Fernandes, Andrew Burke and Donal Murphy who all won silver medals as the U19 team took
second place in the race and qualify for the Nationals in two weeks time. Tom McGrath finishred 14t h in a very competitive boys U17 race. He was followed home by Daniel Martin, Richard Keogh, Ashur Fernandes and Ruairi O'Neill.
Under 11 Girls team: Fiona O'Regan, Clodagh Cullen, Sophie Richie and Lorna Sheehan
Under 17 boys team with coach Philip Halpin
Under 19 boys team with coach Philip Halpin