Training/Fixtures etc

Bandon A.C. is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete at all levels in Track&Field, Cross Country and road. Click here for Child Safeguarding Statement
Training: Mon and Wed night. 7pm-9pm. No training on Bank Holidays. There is a charge of €2 per night for training. You need to be a fully paid up member to attend training. C.I.T Track is also used for training.
Membership Update: Any new members (excluding Fit4Life) wishing to join please fill in this online form.
Fit4Life:Please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860

Renewal for existing members only : Membership renewal for 2021

Catherine Duggan Memorial Sports – 8th Aug

We will be adding information here in the next day or two around pre-entry etc for the sports on the 8th.
Please bear with us, we will have everything sorted in plenty time.
Currently we expect people will pre-register to confirm attendance for covid restrictions and people will pay on the day.
All details will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Program is available, timetable will follow.
Age groups will be requested to leave as soon as practical after all the events for that age are completed.

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Bandon AC Dash to Tokyo

Bandon AC families…we need your help.
We are just commencing our first fundraiser towards developing our track and want to get the kids and all the family involved in this one.

Its called *Bandon AC Dash to Tokyo*.

How it works is:
* All families should have received the explanation and a sponsorship card last week at training. If not, you can get one at training any night.
* We would love if the kids can get as much sponsorship as possible over the coming weeks.
* Starting this Saturday 10 July until 20 July, we want to get all families out active each day … running, walking, cycling or any activity that’s fun!
* Please total the km for the full family each day and whatsapp or text to 0872288509 along with any fun photos of everyone getting active! These will be added up each day and we will publish on social media including how far we have travelled and keep the kids updated at training.
* Our target is to travel the full distance from Bandon to Tokyo in time for the Olympics where our own Phil Healy will be doing the club proud!

As this is for a great cause that will benefit all of our members in the future we really appreciate your participation and support!

Many thanks
BANDON AC

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Important info : Munster U12 to U19 T&F Championships

(from Munster site )

Dear All,

In preparation for the Munster U12 to U19 T&F Championships this weekend please see instructions below and attached maps regarding parking and flow of athletes within the stadium. I have made one change to the timetable concerning the Javelin competitions as there were clashes with Shot Putt.
The order of ages and their times have changed. Revised timetable here… Please check Munster Site for any further updates

VENUE DETAILS

The Child Officers for the weekend are Tim Fitzpatrick, Liscarroll A.C., Paul Askins, Dooneen and Aine Moran, Dooneen A.C.
The Covid Officers are Albert Doyle, Clonmel A.C. and John McGrath, West Waterford A.C.
Track and Field Referees for Saturday are Karl O’Connell, Blarney Inniscara A.C. and Padraig Kelly, Ballincollig A.C.
Track and Field Referees for Sunday are Karl O’Connell, Blarney Inniscara A.C. and Michael Godley, ,Tralee Harriers A.C.

Officials, Athletes and Club Team Managers who want to gain entry to MTU need to complete the Covid Questionnaire BEFORE attending the venue. The link is available on the Munster website and at the end of this e-mail.
There will be just one entrance over the weekend for officials, athletes and Club team managers. This will be the covered entrance that leads up to the back of the stands (see map attached). Gate keepers will have a list of all people eligible for entry. If you are not on the list, you will not gain entry.
Entry for athletes, officials and team managers only. No spectators or parents allowed.
A number of Childrens’ Ambassadors have been appointed for the weekend. They will assist any athletes who need help with starts, field marks etc. Officials will also be on hand to assist any athlete who needs help.
There will be no refreshment facilities/shop available onsite.
Parking will be available at MTU. See map attached.We hope to have toilet facilities available to parents. I will confirm this later.
Live results will be available on the day at live.munsterathletics.com. Results will also be posted online on the Munster Athletics website.

ATHLETES

Athletes should report to the venue no more than 30 minutes before their event is scheduled. Warm up will be permitted in designated areas on the track. Team Managers will allocate them with their numbers.
Athletes should bring a face mask and wear it when entering the venue and collecting their numbers and when in close contact with others. They should also bring hand sanitizer and avail of the hand sanitizer available onsite.
Athletes in the throws events should, where possible, bring their own implements and towels. There will be a certain amount of implements available for athletes who don’t bring their own.
All implements have to be weighed in before the competition. Please ask when checking in and you will be directed to the weigh in area.
For Field events, athletes must remain inside the competition zone at all times during the competition. Any athlete that leaves the competition zone, will be disqualified. That includes approaching the perimeter fence during competition.
At no time are officials at the finish line or at field events to be approached enquiring about performances
Athletes have been allocated with the same number for Day 2 so please ensure that you keep your number for the competition on 17th and 18th July.
Medals will be available for collection by medal winners on the day (for Field events at the site and track events at the finish line) but there will be no medal presentations.
Once an athlete has completed their event they must leave the premises to ensure covid compliance. Gate for exit is between the stand and the red brick building(see map attached).

TEAM MANAGERS

Numbers can be collected by Team Managers at the back of the main stand on both days.
Team Managers are on site to distribute numbers to their athletes and direct them to their competitions at the appropriate times from their dedicated area in the stand. Team Managers are not allowed to leave the confines of the stands. Athletes must warm up on their own without team managers.
Each Club is allowed a maximum of two team managers on site at any one time. If they need to change over to two further team managers, this must take place outside the gate and the new members must be on the gate keepers list.

AAI Covid Information can be found here

Reminder of the appropriate use of masks

Do:

• Clean your hands properly before you put it on

• Cover your mouth and nose with it and make sure there are no gaps between your cloth face covering

• Carry unused masks in a sealable clean waterproof bag (for example, a ziplock bag)

• Carry a second similar type bag to put used masks in

To remove it correctly:

• Remove it from behind – do not touch the front of the mask

• Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth

• Clean your hands properly

• Put disposable masks in a bin straight away

Don’t:

• Touch a mask or face covering while wearing it – if you do, clean your hands properly

• Use a damp or wet mask or reuse a mask

• Lower your mask to speak, eat and smoke or vape – if you need to uncover your nose or mouth, take the mask off and put it in the bag for used masks

• Don’t use your scarf instead; pulling a scarf up and down over your mouth and nose is not effective

Link for Health Questionnaire

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation. We are all in this together and if we all work together, I am confident that we can give the athletes the Championship they deserve after all they have faced over the past year and a half.
Regards,
Aisling,

A tribute to Billy

Billy Gòod was a most respected person on the Irish Athletics scene.
He started his involvement in athletics as a highly successful athlete in the sixties, also finding time to set up his beloved Bandon AC.
He held officership at club, division, county , provincial and national levels. He was selfless and thorough in all projects he undertook. No task was too small for Billy and he was as happy cutting the grass and lining the track in the Town Park, preparing and undoing cross-country courses, collecting for funds as he was officiating as race director or chief judge and timekeeper at major athletics events or being a keen debater at National Congress.
He has a driving force in the successes of the club over the years and in setting in motion the groundwork for the new all weather track which, alas, he will not get the chance to enjoy.

Billy would have been very proud on this weekend where the club won 3 gold medals at the National Junior championships.
Despite his illness in recent weeks , he was always following the progress of club members at the many events taking place and on developments relating to the new track.

From a personal point of view I was so lucky to have enjoyed a wonderful friendship with Billy over the years as we travelled the length and breadth of the country to competitions and meetings. He was a true gentleman.

My sympathies to Mathilda his wife and his sons Clive, Mervyn, David and extended Good family at this difficult time.

Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann.

May he rest in peace.
-Brendan Crowley

Guard of Honour

As a mark of respect to founding member and club President Billy Good, there will be no club training on Monday 21st
The club will be partaking in two guard of honours on Monday 21st.
Prior to the service at St Peters church there will be a guard of honour, and people who wish to partake in this should assemble at 2pm on the Chapel St entrance.
After the service the funeral procession will pass the Town Park. Please start assembling at 3:15pm at the usual entrance.
Please if possible to wear club colours.
Thanking you in advance for your support.

Billy Good R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we have lost one of Bandon AC’s original founding members and esteemed President Billy Good who passed away earlier today.
Our sympathies to Mathilda his wife and his sons Clive, Mervyn, David and extended Good family.

As a mark of respect the West Cork uneven ages due to be held in MTU tomorrow have been POSTPONED until a future date.

Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dílis

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Catherine Duggan’s 4th Anniversary

Dear Bandon Athletic Club Members and Friends,

The of 4th anniversary of Catherine’s passing occurs on the 12th of June 2021. Catherine will be prayed for at each mass at St Patrick’s church over next weekend. Her anniversary notice will be in this Saturday’s Irish Examiner. Because of the present covid situation I would ask that her friends in Bandon A.C to call to her resting place and remember her in their own time and in their own way. I want to express our families delight at the news of the long anticipated purchase of land for the Bandon A.C track and indoor facilities. A long held dream of Catherine’s, she would be so excited. I have no doubt she would be extremely proud of the performance of the clubs Junior and Senior athletes on the national and international stage in recent months especially in these difficult times. For the club to produce high performing athletes at this level was always her goal. We as a family will remember the wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. For the club please remember the fierce competitor, coach, friend and the smiling face of Bandon Athletic club.

From Vincent Duggan and family.

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Coach

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As we reach into the future yet never forget the past…..

For nearly a decade Bandon Athletic Club have been on the search for a field to help us build our dream, a home to call our own.
The long search for our field of dreams is over we are on the home stretch with the finishing tape in sight. We will soon be entering a new phase in the history of Bandon Ac as we seek to develop top class facilities over the coming years.
It has been a long road to get to where the club is now, with a lot of time and commitment from a large number of club members, but some people do deserve special mention.
One of the founding members Mr Billy Good has played a large part in obtaining this site and the associated planning permissions along with a very dedicated Track Development sub-committee who put in a huge amount of work. Thanks to their dedication we are now ready to start this development!

We need your support now more ever!
http://gofundme.com/f/bandon-ac-track-development-fundraiser