The Business Houses Athletics Association held the annual Eir 5mile cross country championships in Ballyboden St.Enda's GAA grounds at Cherrywood, Templeogue on Saturday 20th January 2018. Well done to the winner, Seán Hehir, who is revving up for what we hope will be a great 2018. Club results were as follows:
Sean Hehir 1st
Denis Everett 48th
Barry Mulvihill 50th
Eric Cullen 54th
Terry Clark 56th
John McHugh 70th
Congratulations to all who took part!
Most of the adult section of the club attended the Rathfarnham WSAF AC Annual dinner and Awards Ceremony for 2017 held at Grange Golf Club, Rathfarnham on Saturday 13th January 2018. Highlight of the evening was a delighted and ever popular Louis McCarthy receiving the O'Driscoll Cup for Athlete of the year. A great and late night was had by all!
Congratulations to Vanessa Sallier who won the only club medal at the Leinster Masters Cross Country Championships 2018 in Dunboyne on Sunday14th January. She won bronze W45. The women's team of Vanessa, Sue Ryan and Mary O'Leary came 7th in the team competition. Unfortunately the men did not have a full team.
Club results were as follows:
Vanessa Sallier 19th bronze W45
Sue Ryan 30th
Mary O’Leary 38th
Paul Flemming 14th,
David Power 17th
Gael Hernandez 46th
Congratulations to the two Rathfarnham WSAF AC Athletes who completed the 2018 Art O’Nell Challenge. Both dug in for excellent finishing positions near the top of the field with Eilis Connery coming 15th in a time of 7:45:21 and Greg Byrne 16th in 7:45:31.
The Art O’Neill Challenge is a race of about 53km from Dublin Castle to Glenmalure valley through the night. 30km are on roads and a tough 23km are off road. This year conditions were extremely wet making it even harder than normal. Greg couldn’t get to the Club’s annual Dinner and Awards ceremony the next day describing himself as ‘broken’!! There is no video of the sprint finish between himself and Eilis apparently because it was still dark!
Thanks to Actionphoto for the picture which we think is Greg! But is that Eilis emerging from the darkness behind him?!!