Rathfarnham WSAF AC had a great day at the Dublin Masters CC in St. Anne's Park, Raheny on Sunday 10th January. On a sunny winters' day, a large field took part in both male & female races. Well done to all who ran.

In the men's race over 6km, the Men's M50 team won the gold medal. The M35 team won the Silver medal. Shane O'Neill was second, Paul Fleming was third and they were followed by Ronan Kearns and Brian Furey.

In the women's race over 3km we had 10 ladies taking part. Results not available yet.

Full results are available on http://dublinathletics.com/. Photos on Facebook at Rathfarnham AC and in the Gallery.

F35 team 8th

F40 Donna Mahon 2nd (7th overall)

F40 Vanessa Sallier 28th

F45 Alyson Caraher 48th

F50 Miriam McCormack 63rd

F45 Zoe Melling 73rd

F40 Sue Ryan 74th

F40 Helen French 81st

F35 Sue Ryan 88th

F60 Helen Ingram 2nd (97th overall)


Teams: M35 2nd, M50 1st

M40 Shane O'Neill 2nd (1st M40)

M40 Paul Fleming 3rd (2nd M40)

M40 Ronan Kearns 5th (3rd M35)

M35 Brian Furey 16th

M35 Michael Freely 26th

M40 Turlough Conway 39th

M50 Paul Moran 41st (3rd M50)

M50 Tom Bishop 57th

M50 Joe Casey 61st

M45 Denis Daly 72nd

M55 Tom Cuddy 92nd

M55 John Farrelly 98th

M55 John McHugh 107th

M55 Sean Doyle 117th

M55 Terry Clarke 131st

M45 Eric Cullen 137th

M50 Derek Bain 145th


David Scanlon represents U23s in Edinburgh

David Scanlon did us proud on Saturday when he represented Ireland on the U23 team that placed 3rd in the Celtic International in Edinburgh. Full report on Athletics Ireland.

 DubMastersCC2016F35team F35 Team

DubMastersCC2016M35team M35 team (silver medal)

DubMastersCC2016M50team  M50 team (gold) and M35 team

The rescheduled Waterford AC Half Marathon took place on Saturday 9th January. Mick Clohisey (Raheny AC) and Claire Gibbons-Mccarthy (Leevale AC) were the overall winners in a field of over 1,300 runners. Rathfarnham had two runners, with Michéal Murphy 103rd in 1:27:15 and Michael Devine 260th in 1:35:41. Full results on TotalTiming.ie.

Congratulations to Paul Stephenson and his wife Edwina on the birth of their daughter Elsie. We wondered why Paul didn't feature in the results of this race, but now we know he had a great excuse!

We are happy to announce that the Rathfarnham WSAF AC Fit4Life Programme will run again this year. Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday January 19th 2016 - Tuesday 8th March 2016 (8 Consecutive Tuesdays)

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Location: Loreto Park, opposite Nutgrove Shopping Centre, see the link below for the exact meeting point (Note that this is in the middle of the park NOT at Leicester Celtic as it was last year)


Cost: €25 for 8 weeks. Sign up online at: http://www.athleticsrathfarnham.ie/membership/fit-for-life-membership/levels.html


The annual St. Stephen's Day club mince pie run will take place this Saturday December 26th, starting at 10am from Rathfarnham Village and following the traditional route up to the Killakee lookout point. Last year's trophy winner Terry Clarke will be back to defend his title, and winners and losers alike are invited to join the festivities in the clubhouse afterwards.

Participants in last year's Mince Pie Run.