Held in the  three different Athletic venues of Irishtown, Tallaght AC and Morton Stadium, Santry, the Juvenile leagues have been completed for another year. Rathfarnham had many great results across a whole range of different events. It is  great and very encouraging  to see our young athletes gaining experience tackling a variety of T&F events in a competition format. We would really encourage any of our young athletes who didn't participate this year to do so next year. It is an excellent, well run league series which helps the development of young athletes. Congratulations to all who donned the green vest of Rathfarnham this time!

Track And Field League Results 2017

Top Six Finishers:

Girls: Under 11: Sophie Maxwell 13 points, 6th place overall.

         Under 12: Zoie Ritchie 26 points, 4th.

         Under 14: Lucie Ritchie 24 points, 5th.

         Under 15 : Alannah Fasenfeld 44 points, 2nd.

                          Sophie Ritchie 28 points, 3rd.

         Under 16 : Isabelle Doyle 35 points, 3rd.

Boys: Under 16: Ian Kirwan 29 points, 6th.

Our youngest Athletes had a very successful day at  the Dublin County Board Team Competition. Held at Irishtown, it was a very difficult day weather wise for Athletes, Officials, Coaches and Parents. At one stage it looked like  the competition might have to be postponed and completed at a later date, that wasn't the case and the competition was completed in full amid dreadful weather. In the Pairs Competition; Under 11 Girls:  Sophie Maxwell and Philipa Mc Glynn won Gold in 60m Sprints.  Long Jump Sophie Maxwell and Jodie Ritchie 1st. Girls Under 11 Relay A team of Sophie Maxwell, Philipa Mc Glynn, Claudia Manning and Jodie Ritchie won gold with a convicing performance. Girls Under 11 Relay B team of Isobel Burge, Sarah Murphy, Abbie O'Neill, Ava Lewis just missed out on a place in the final. Well done to all our young Athletes!

Leinster Combined Event Championship, Claremont Stadium, Navan. Saturday 20th May 2017. Alannah Fasenfeld was a fine second position in Under 15 Girls with a total 2878 points over the five events.

National Combined Events Championship, Morton Stadium, Saturday 27th May 2017. Clodagh Cullen competed in Girls Under 15 finishing with 1226 points. Held in dreadful monsoon like conditions only four events where held, the high jump been cancelled due to the dangerous conditions.

Well done to both of our Multi Event Girls!

First into action in the National Indoor Juvenile Finals was our 4 x 200m Girls U15 Relay. The team consisting of Clodagh Cullen, Alannah Fasenfeld, Anna Mc Creery and Sophie Ritchie, finished  a respectful 3rd in heat 3 in a time of 1:59:34.

Day two, the club where represented in the Shot Put U15 with Sophie Ritchie (8.26m) and Alannah Fasenfeld (8.81m). Onto the track, Tom O'Regan 60m U12 Boys Heat 1, 6th, 9:17. Daniel Chukwu had great success in his first National Finals. In the Boys U13 60m  Heat 2, 2nd, 8:37. In the final, Daniel ran 8:24 to clinch the silver! Girls U15 60m, Sophie Ritchie just missed out in a place in the final, finishing 4th in a time of 8:37. Isabelle Doyle booked her place in the finals of Girls U16 60m by finishing 2nd in heat 2 in a time of 8:06. In a top quality final, Isabelle ran 7.94 to place 5th.

Day three, Isabelle  Doyle stormed into the finals of the U16 Girls 200m by winning her heat in a time of 26.65. In a 200m  final where the Championship Best Performance  was broken in 24:46.  Isabelle smashed her pb, finishing 4th, in a outstanding 26.06. Eoin Bonass ran 25:40 in Boys U18 200m. Aoife Murphy ran 2:43:27 in Girls U18 800m. Alex Hill finished 4th in Boys U17 800m (2:11:75). Onto Girls U12 600m with Zoie Ritchie making her debut in Athlone.  Zoie qualified well out of heat two, finishing 2nd in 1:54:54. In a fast Final, Zoie put in a tremendous performance to finish 4th in a time of 1:52:15. Dara Mulvihill was in action on the runway in the Boys U12 Long Jump (3:31m). Rathfarnham had two athletes in 60mH action. First off was Cillian McCabe, also, making his debut in Athlone! Cillian put in a brave performance over the hurdles,  finishing 4th in heat 2 (10:49) just missing out in a place in the final!  Alannah Fasenfeld finished 6th in heat 1 (10:36) in the Girls U15 60mH.

Well done to all our young Athletes in all their tremendous performances over the three days of competition in Athlone. All the extra training and commitment pays off. Thanks due also  to Parents for continued support!

All results available on athleticsireland website.


Report by Clodagh Cullen. 

Sunday the 12th was the final day of action in the Indoor Championships. Everyone got out to the NIA bright and early and were glad of the roof as the hailstones and snow was pounding down for Day three of the Dublin Indoor Championships. The action commenced with the 200 meter heats. We had three representatives from the club. First was the girls U/16 in heat 2 Isabelle Doyle ran an impressive 26.4 to win the heat,  also in heat 2 was Anna Brophy who ran a good race to finish 6th. In the boys U/16 in heat 3 Ian Kirwan came 4th narrowly missing out on the final.

Next was the longer distances. In the U/9 boys 500m was Callum Kelly who put in a good performance. In the U/10 boys 500m Fionn Mc Glynn came 3rd in his heat. In the U/11 girls 600m Philipa Mc Glynn came 3rd in her heat, Isobel Burge came 5th in her heat, Jodie Ritchie 2nd in her heat , Cluadia Manning and Sarah Murphy both put in good performances, Sophie Maxwell came 1st in her heat and won herself a Bronze medal! In the boys U/12 600m Dara Mulvihill came 2nd in his heat to qualify for the final and Fionn Kelly came 4th in his heat narrowly missing out for the final. In the U/12 girls 600m Zoie Ritchie came first in her heat to qualify for the final, Caolainn Mc Cabe came 4th in her heat just missing out on the final. Eimear Doyle and Ciara Murphy also ran. In the U/13 girls 600m Edel Mc Creery and Charlotte May Manning both ran good races. In the U/13 boys 600m Cillian Mc Cabe came 4th. In the U/14 Lucie Ritchie ran a great race to come 2nd to qualify for the final and Aoife Doyle came an impressive 5th. In the U/17 boys 800m Alex Hill came 4th in the final! In the U/18 girls 800m Aoife Murphy came 4th! Eoin Bonass ran a strong race in the boys U/18.

To follow on from her Silver medal 60m success  of the previous day.  Isabelle Doyle ran in the U/16 200m final,  Isabelle ran a very strong and impressive race to win a Silver medal with a very fast time of 26.2!

Next was the action packed 60m Hurdles.  First  up was the girls U/13 in heat 2 was Edel Mc Creery who came 4th to qualify for the final, in the final Edel ran a courageous race to finish 7th position! In the U/13 boys Oscar Comerford ran in heat 1 finishing 5th, in the final Oscar had a impressive run to finish 7th. Also running was Cillian Mc Cabe in heat 2 who finished 1st and in the final ran a strong race to get the Silver medal in a time of 10.6!  In the U/14 girls we had four representatives in heat 1 Lucie Ritchie came 5th and Abby Kelly came 7th, in heat 2,  Anna Doyle ran  a very strong race to finish in 5th and in heat 3 Anna Mc Creery came an impressive 7th. Finally in the Hurdles,  Alannah Fasenfeld ran in heat 1 and came 2nd. In the final Alannah ran a fast race in a time of 9.7 to grab the Bronze medal!

In the field events,  Zoie Ritchie finished in an impressive 4th position in the U/12 girls Shot Put with a throw of 4.3m. In the U/14 girls Shot Put Elena Cullen finished in 5th place with a throw of 6.43! Anna Doyle and Abbey Kelly also competed in the Shot Put.  In the girls U/15 High Jump Alannah Fasenfeld put in a very strong performance.

Well done to all athletes and parents on a very successful weekend. Roll on the outdoors!! Full results will appear on the Dublin Athletics Board.