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 2022

Thanks to Weldon O’Brien Ltd! Our Platinum Sponsor!

A huge thanks to Weldon O’Brien Ltd., who have come on board as our first Platinum Sponsor, sponsoring a very generous €5,000 for the Bandon AC Track Development.

Weldon O’Brien Ltd., is a firm of patent attorneys based in Bandon, Cork. Their business involves working with technology company clients, to secure IP protection for their new products. Contact mail@weldonobrien.ie

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Weldon who has been hugely influential and given a tremendous amount of time chairing the Track Development Committee for a number of years, leading to the site purchase and grant of planning permission for the track. Michael continues to give very generously of his time to steer the development today, progressing now to the completion of the entrance and fencing, which can be seen in the background of the photo. Bandon AC are hugely appreciative of Michael’s time, dedication and this most generous donation to the Track Development.

Thank you Michael, Sinead and Weldon O’Brien Ltd.

Catch up with Weldon O’Brien at LinkedIn

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Looking forward to a great 2022!

As 2021 draws to a close we wish all our members and families a very happy New Year for 2022!
It’s been a historic year for the club, with four Jnr athletes Fionn Harrington, Lauren McCourt, Nicola Tuthill and Diarmuid O’connor competing at the European Jnr Championships in July. Two of whom have accepted university places in the US. Phil Healy became the first Irish Athele to compete in 3 events at an OLYMPICS, one event of which, Phil was part of the Mixed 4×4 relay which made the Final.
Closer to home, we broke ground on our new site in December and are looking forward to following that progress in the new year.
At the recent AGM outgoing Chairman Patrick McSweeney acknowledged the incredible success during the year and the hard work which is ongoing behind the scenes on the track development. He thanked everyone for the support he has received over the years. Outgoing vice Chairman Adrian O’Flynn was nominated by Patrick McSweeney for the position of Chairman and Adrian was elected unopposed.
We cannot forgot the loss the club felt during the year with the passing of Billy Good. Billy had a big part to play in the purchase of the Track site. We also would like to remember Catherine Duggan who also played a massive role in the Club. Catherine had a long term dream for the club to have our own home to call ours.
Here’s to hoping 2022 will bring lots of happiness and plenty more success for the Club!! 🎉🎆🎊

Gold sponsor – Paco!

⭐ Good News to start Christmas 🎄
We are delighted to enter Christmas week with the announcement of our first Gold sponsor – Paco!
With 21 stores located throughout Ireland, Paco’s Head Office, Design & Distribution Centre is located at Bandon Business Centre, Lauragh Ind. Est. Bandon.
Paco and Imelda Graves are at the helm of this national brand. One of their iconic stores is located in Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon.
We are most grateful that they came on board with such a generous donation of €2,500 towards our goal.
Thank you Paco!

Work begins on site!

We are so excited to announce that work commenced on the site of our new home today. The dream is finally becoming a reality!
Wider Community Support is now needed more than ever to enable us reach our fundraising goal of €550k for the first phase of our development.
Huge thanks to those who supported our fundraising efforts throughout the year including our GoFundMe page, Summer Camp, Dash to Toyko, Street Collection, Christmas Raffle, Registration Donations and other contributions received.
We sincerely thank @CorkCoCo for their assistance with a fantastic €20k Capital Fund Scheme grant which will be a tremendous help with the initial phases of the works which are now underway.
We are also hoping for support via the Sports Capital grant due to be allocated in January.
December also sees the launch of our Sponsorship Pack, details of which will be circulated to Businesses in the weeks ahead.
Sponsorship Packages offering a range of features & benefits are:
° Diamond – Price on Application
° Platinum – €5,000
° Gold – €2,500
° Silver – €1,000
° Bronze – €500
For further details, please message us and we will get in contact.
Exciting times ahead and we really look forward to this journey to fulfill a long term dream of having this marvellous facility in West Cork. For anyone who would like to assist, financially or otherwise we would love to speak with you. We are hugely appreciative of all assistance received and look forward to your continued support into 2022 and beyond.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From all at Bandon AC
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Have a glimpse into the future!

This is an impression of what our track development could look like when completed!

Pretty impressive to think that instead of having to make the trip to Cork or further afield that athletes can make the short trip out the road to train in top class facilities.

No longer a field of dreams, this is now a field of potential.

Club members are working very hard behind the scenes to bring this to reality.

If you haven’t already done so, please support our efforts by donating to our GoFundMe page for track development

Thanks to Phillip Cullinane for the drawing.

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Catherine Duggan Memorial Sports August 8th 2021

Results for the Catherine Duggan Memorial Sports August 8th 2021 ⭐
Girls under 8 – 50m
1. Tara O’Sullivan
2. Muireann Prendergast
3. Anne Marie O’Sullivan
Girls under 8 – Long Jump
1. Tara O’Sullivan
2. Clara Nyhan
3. Anna May Prenscoty
Boys under 8 – 50m
1. Robert O’Flynn
2. Noah Dunne
3. Joshua Dunne and Fionn Whelan
Boys under 8 – Long Jump
1. Fionn Whelan
2. Joshua Dunne
3. Noah Dunne
Girls under 9 – 60m
1. Clare O’Brien
2. Blaithin O’ Flynn
3. Katie Casey
Girls under 9 – Long Jump
1. Katie Casey
2. Ava Walsh
3. Blaithin O’Flynn
Boys under 9 – 60m
1. Liam Verling
2. Mason Slyme
3. Cormac Murphy
Boys under 9 – Long Jump
1. Liam Verling
2. Cormac Murphy
3. Joel Cummins
Girls Under 10 – 60m And Long Jump
1. Fiona O’Brien
2. Odette O’Donovan Forsey
3. Hannah Dunne
Girls under 10 – 500m
1. Odette O’Donovan Forsey
2. Fiona O’Brien
3. Hannah Dunne
Boys Under 10 – 60m
1. Killian O’ Donoghue
2. Oran Lucey
3. Paschal Mc Carthy
Boys under 10 – Long Jump
1. Callum Crean
2. Paschal McCarthy
3. Peter O’Flynn
Boys under 10 – 500m
1. Paschal Mc Carthy
2. Oran Lucey
3. Killian O’Donoghue
Girls under 11 – 60m
1. Lily Clover
2. Aoife Harte
3. Kara Casey
Girls under 11 – Long Jump
1. Aoife Harte
2. Lily Clover
3. Kara Casey
Girls under 11 – 600m
1. Lily Clover
2. Clara Cullinane
3. Kara Casey
Boys under 11 – 60m
1. Shane Murphy
2. Sean Nyhan
3. Ronan Mc Carthy
Boys under 11 – Turbo Javelin
1. Conor Russell
2. Eathan de Burca
3. Sam Molumphy
Boys under 11 – 600m
1. Joe Mc Carthy
2. Shane Murphy
3 Sean Nyhan
Open Events for under 12s and Upwards
Girls under 12 – 80m
1. Kim Lynch – Tracton AC
2. Leila Cummins – Bandon AC
3. Aoibhinn Lucey – Bandon AC
Girls under 12 – 600m
1. Kim Lynch – Tracton AC
2. Leila Cummins – Bandon AC
3. Lucy Fitzgerald – Leevale AC
Girls under 12 – Shot Putt
1. Leila Cummins – Bandon AC
2. Kim Lynch – Tracton AC
3. Faye Osborn – Tracton AC
Boys Under 12 – 60m
1. Conor O’Brien – Skibbereen AC
2. Lewis Morgan – Ferrybank AC
3. Benjamin Hickey – Tracton AC
Boys under 12 – 600m
1. Conor O’Brien – Skibbereen AC
2. Lewis Morgan – Ferrybank AC
3. Sean Murphy – Bandon AC
Boys under 12 – Shot Putt
1. Sean Murphy – Bandon AC
2. Benjamin Hickey – Tracton AC
3. Conor Walsh – Bandon AC
Girls under 13 – 80m
1. Cliodhna Harte -Bandon AC
2. Aoife Cotter – Belgooly AC
3 Caoimhe Regan And Olivia Varian
Both Bandon AC
Girls under 13 – 600m
1. Caoimhe Regan – Bandon AC
2. Maeve Dollard – Bandon AC
3. Laura Falvey – Belgooly AC
Girls under 13 – Long Jump
1. Cliodhna Harte
2. Holly O’Keeffe
3. Emma Trunwit
All Bandon AC
Boys under 13 – 80m
1. Max Clover – Bandon AC
Boys under 13- 600m
1. Max Clover – Bandon AC
2. David Lynch – Tracton AC
3. Daniel Lynch – Tracton AC
Boys under 13 – Long Jump
1. Max Clover – Bandon AC
2. David Lynch – Tracton AC
Under 14 Girls- 80m
1. Ruby Cummins- Bandon AC
2. Isabel Mc Carthy – Tracton AC
3. Lauren Dinan- Leevale AC
Under 14 Girls – 800m
1. Ruby Cummins – Bandon AC
1. Ella Dinan – Leevale AC
2. Lauren Dinan – Leevale AC
3. Caoimhe O’Sullivan – Bandon AC
Under 14 Girls – Shot Putt
1. Ruby Cummins – Bandon AC
2. Tara Osborn – Tracton AC
3. Lauren Dinan – Leevale AC
Under 14 Boys – 80m
1. Lennart Lindenfeld – Bandon AC
2. Fionn Lucey – Bandon AC
3. Paul Kelly – Carrigaline AC
Under 14 Boys – 800m
1. Paul Kelly – Carrigaline AC
2. Tom Kelly – Carrigaline AC
3. Lennart Lindenfeld – Bandon AC
Under 16 Girls – 80m
1. Vicki Good –
2. Maia McCourt
3. Tizzy Kingston
All Bandon AC
Under 16 Girls – 800m
1. Nicole Dinan – Leevale AC
2. Alex Good – Bandon AC
3. Aoibhinn O’Sullivan – Bandon AC
Under 16 Girls – Long Jump
1. Maia McCourt
2. Tizzy Kingston
3. Aoibhinn O’Sullivan
All Bandon AC
Under 16 Boys – 800m
1. Daniel Dollard
2. Eoin O’Callaghan
3. Harry Good
All Bandon AC
Under 16 Boys- Long Jump
1. Eoin O’Callaghan
2. Harry Good
Both Bandon AC
Junior Women – 100m
1. Niamh O’Donovan
2. Ella Collins
3. Aisling O’Reilly
All Bandon AC
Junior Women – Long jump
1. Niamh O’Donovan
2. Ella Collins
3. Aisling O’Reilly
All Bandon AC
Junior Men – 100m
1. David Price
2. John Munday
3. Ruairi Harrington
All Bandon AC
Junior Men – Long jump
1. David Price
2. Ruairi Harrington
3. John Munday
All Bandon AC
Senior Women – 800m
Ella Collins from Bandon AC was the winner of this race. Ella was presented with The Catherine Duggan Memorial Perpetual Trophy.
Senior Women- Shot Putt
1. Tracey Bradfield
2. Niamh O’Donovan
3. Laura McSweeney
All Bandon AC
Senior Men – Mens Mile
1. Billy O’Brien – Skibbereen AC
2. Ruairi Harrington – Bandon AC
Billy O’Brien was presented with the Bob Hales Memorial Perpetual Trophy.
Senior Men – Shot Putt
1. Patrick McSweeney
2. Ruairi Harrington
3.David Price
All Bandon AC
Women/Mens 5km Open
1. Ruairi Harrington
2. Adrian O’Flynn
3. Michael Weldon
First women across the line was Sheila Trunwit. All athletes from Bandon AC.
Ruairi Harrington was presented with the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup.
BEST OVERALL JUNIOR/SENIOR ATHLETE was Ruairi Harrington, and he was also presented with the Patton Perpetual Trophy.
Paddy O’Donoghue Perpetual Trophy for the best overall Senior/Junior Club was retained by Bandon AC.

 

Liam’s cycling adventures!

Liam O’Reilly is undertaking the toughest amateur cycle race in the world to help raise funds for our track development.

Liam a lifelong member and friend of Bandon AC since a early age is undertaking a major cycling challenging to help with our fundraising to help Build our TRACK.

Liam will undertake the Haute Route alps Challenge starting on August 22nd and compete over 7 days similar to the tour de France 🇫🇷. The Haute Route Alps is the toughest amateur cycling race in the world, full of bucket list climbs made famous by the Tour de France. A host of cols over 2,000m above sea level and a total cycling distance of 800km.
Liam’s father Michael is one of the founding members of Bandon AC. Liam has competed at the international stage, and has gone onto coaching Rob Heffernan World race walking Champion and bronze Olympic medalist.
We wish Liam all the success as he undertakes this challenge. Follow Liam’s journey on the club’s Facebook page. 👏
Help support Liam and support our dream to build a track of our own. ⭐
More info on this challenge and his reason’s for doing it are outlined in a recent interview with Liam
Scan the QR Code to go to our GoFundMe Page for Track Development
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