Author: Eric Cullen First published: 10-11-2018 20:34 Modified: 18-11-2018 16:15 Category: 2018 Juvenile Reports

The Uneven Championships took place in perfect conditions in  Santry Demesne.  First into action in her debut championship race was Lucy O'Neill , running in Under 9 category, Lucy finished in a brilliant 8th place. Johnny Maxwell placed 4th in Boys U9. Under 11 Boys results as follows : Aiden O'Connor 3rd, Ben Mulvihill 9th, Darragh Keogh 27th, Mark Quinlan 33rd, Sean Regan 37th. Team 3rd. Under 13 Girls team placed 3rd grabbing  the Bronze by one point! Well done girls , every place counts!! Results as follows Zoie Ritchie 1st,  Jodie Ritchie 14th, Rachel Lawlor 18th, Caolainn Mc Cabe 41st,  Philipa Mc Glynn 50th, Sofia Corcoran Kelly 57th. In the Boys U13: Ryan O’Neill 6th, Tom Quinlan 7th, Dara Mulvihill 16th, Fionn Kelly 38th, Marcus Adekoya 4 2nd and Aaron Murphy 43rd. Team 3rd. Next up was the Under 15 Girls Alice Hickey 1st, Lucie Ritchie 6th and Abbey Kelly 33rd. Under 15 Boys : Daire Sullivan 13th, Oscar Comerford 21st and Cillian Mc Cabe 31st. Our last competitor of the day was Charlie Mc Gowan who placed an excellent 6th in Boys Under 17.

The Even championships took place a couple of weeks prior to the Uneven.  The venue was the excellent Abbotstown XC Course, which has recently been announced as the venue for the European Cross Country Championships  in 2020,  held in breezy but good  underfoot conditions. Making her Championship debut was Abaigh Frain in the Under 10 girls. Callum Kelly was our sole athlete in Boys U10.  Girls Under 12: Jodie Ritchie 7th, Sophie Maxwell 25th, Sarah Murphy 27th,  Isabella Mc Cabe 37th and Isobel Burge 47th. Team placed 7th. Boys Under 12: Aiden O'Connor 13th, Darragh Keogh 48th,  Sean Regan 57th and Rory Noblett 77th.  Team 9th. There was great success in the Girls U14 for Rathfarnham,  the girls came a brillant second  against some very strong teams, to win the silver medal!  Individual results : Alice Hickey 2nd, Zoie Ritchie 4th, Edel Mc Creery 15th, Rachel Lawlor 18th and Charlotte Burge 41st. Under 14 Boys: Ryan O’Neill 11th, Cathal Keogh 22nd and Fionn Kelly 43rd. Under 16 Boys : Daire Sullivan 23rd, Oscar Comerford 31st and Andrew Kelly 33rd.  Last to compete on the day was Alex Hill, who finished 19th in a stacked  Boys U18 field. Well done to all our young athletes over the course of the two days competition. Best of luck and congratulations to those athletes representing the club in the upcoming  National Championships.



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