Congratulations to Rathfarnham WSAF AC athletes who ran in the National Intermediate/Masters Cross Country this weekend.

Great results from the men with Mitchel Byrne and his Individual Silver and Dublin team Silver in Intermediate and well done to Edwin Keille and Pearse Coyle who won Gold medals on the winning Dublin team. 

Congratulations to the M35 team made up of Eoin Flynn, Mark Ryan, Louis McCarthy and Paul Flemming who secured their Gold title and well done to Mtichel Byrne, Kevin Donagher, Neil Skelton and Gael Fernandez who secured Team Bronze in Intermediate. 

Mark Ryan was awaded with M40 Gold and Eoin Flynn with M35 Bronze. The M50 team placed 5th overall and was made up of Edwin Keville, Pearse Coyle, Tom Cuddy and Eric Cullen. 

For the women athletes great results from Sinead Murray on Dublin team Silver in the Intermediate and Clare Sullivan on Gold with W35 Dublin team in the Masters. Well done to Sue Ryan, Ester Lawlor, Clare Shiels, Maria Brennan and Lian Brady who all also took part in the Masters. Great results from all who ran and represented the club. 





The 35th running of the Raheny 5 mile road race saw over 4000 finishers this year.  Well done to all from Rathfarnham WSAF AC who competed. The mens senior team finished an excellent 4th overall. Individual results were as follows:

Mitchell BYRNE 24:29 8th overall

Robert MURPHY 24:58


Donagh POWELL 27:38

Jonathan HUGHES 28:26

Denis DALY 29:15 (PB!)

Clare SULLIVAN 29:48 (PB!)

Shane Grehan 30:50

Derek BAIN 34:40

Louise GAFFNEY 42:07  



Congratulations to Rathfarnham WSAF AC’s Mitchel Byrne on his first place and Leinster Intermediate Gold at the Leinster Intermediate Cross Country Championships hosted by Gowran AC in Gowran, Co Kilkenny on Sunday 13th January 2019. He also picked up the Dublin Intermediate Gold medal. Kevin Donagher was an excellent 12th overall and just missed out on a medal in the Dublin Championships coming 4th.

Rathfarnham WSAF AC’s women won the Team Silver medal with Louise Gaffney coming 4th, Clare Sullivan 9th, Sinead Murray 14th, Ber Crowley 22nd and Laura Ryan 25th. On top of that Louise Gaffney won the silver medal in the Dublin Intermediates.

In the Masters race Paul Flemming won M40 gold and the team of Paul, Dave Power, Ciaran Aylward and Barry Mulvihil came 6th. Vanessa Sallier was 4th W45!

Well done to all who took part. It was another weekend with a good haul of medals!!


It was a mild dry day for the 2019 Dublin Masters Cross Country Championships in St. Anne’s Park on Sunday 6th January. Some great results across the board delivered a great haul of medals for Rathfarnham WSAF AC.

Shane O’Neill, still powering back to form, finished 2nd overall and won the individual M45 gold. Paul Flemming finished 10th overall and won the M40 gold. Edwin Keville came 18th overall and won the M50 gold. Clare Sullivan was first home for the club in the women’s race, finishing 5th. Donna Mahon came 18th and won the W45 gold. The W35 team of Clare, Donna, Lorraine Nolan and Vanessa Sallier won the bronze. The M35 team of Shane, David Power, Paul and Ciaran Aylward won the bronze medal. The M50 team of Edwin, Tom Cuddy, Pearse Coyle and Denis Daly won the M50 Gold. Suzanne Ryan, Ester Lawlor, Clare Shield, Noreen Fitzsimons, Lian Brady, Jackie Kingston, Barry Mulvihill, Philip Wright backed up the team performances. A special congratulations to David Power who placed an excellent 8th overall. He was the only person heard afterwards complaining about how good the conditions were but we all know that he prefers and performs better in deep mud, freezing rain and howling gales of biblical proportions! Well done to everybody who competed. Pictures of all who ran today are in the Gallery. All the results are on the MyRunResults website.

There were some great results to kick off 2019 for the club in the Tom Brennan Memorial 5K in the Phoenix Park on January 1st. Mitchell Byrne came 2nd in 15:00, Paul Stephenson came 6th in 15:34, Paul Fleming came 7th in 15:37, Shane Grehan came 55th in 18:24, Pearse Coyle came 61st (2nd M50) in 18:46 and a racing back to form John Mc Cabe came 80th (7th M50) in 19:45. Rathfarnham WSAF AC won the team with Mitchell, Paul and Paul as scorers.