Training/Fixtures etc

Bandon Athletic Club has currently the largest membership of any athletic club in Munster. Affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete in events at all levels in Track& Field, Cross Country and road.
Training: Mon and Wed night. 7pm-8pm for younger ages and 7.30-9pm for older ages or as per coaches. 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: Existing members, membership for 2017 is now due. Any new members looking to join please fill in this online form.
For Fit4Life queries please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860
Next committee meeting:Tues 14th Feb 9pm in Munster Arms

  • Click for list of upcoming events (Please check relevant web site for any updated info.)
  • Fit4Life Report

    BANDON AC COMMITTEE MEETING
    FIT4LIFE REPORT JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017
    Bandon FIT4LIFE started the new Year with the Bandon AC 5 Mile Road Race. 18 Members took part in this Event and it was enjoyed by all.

    The 4th January saw the return of FIT4LIFE Members to Bandon Strength and Conditioning. We are being put through our paces on this program. The Coaches had decided to hold off until January the 11th to take us back on a 4-week block program, just in case any new Member would like to join and therefore would start the 4-block program with us.

    Tuesday the 10th January saw the return of all groups of FIT4LIFE. Denise is doing the Admin for FIT4LIFE which is now coming to an end. I had to close registration for Beginners as I needed to give them a chance to progress.

    There are a number of Races coming up for FIT4LIFE i.e. Ballycotton 10 Mile and Mallow 10 Mile to name but a few.

    Stats are in for the Mallow 10 Mile with the Host Town of Mallow recording the greater number of their own Athletes. Bandon FIT4LIFE hold their own with 12 Members taking part.

    On the 5th February, 4 FIT4LIFE Members and Bandon AC Members Susan, McCourt took part in a 6K Run with the Mountain Association of Ireland, with Callum and Mia taking part in the 1.5K of this Run, which was the Junior Section. The 6K Run started in Castle Freak Woods, coming down onto Red Strand and back to Castle Freak.

    The 5th February also saw 6 Members of FIT4LIFE take part in the 10 Mile Road Race in Dungarvan.

    FIT4LIFE Members are back on their next block of 4 Classes with Bandon Strength and Conditioning and this appears to be going well.

    The 12th February saw the Sunday Runners going to Courtmacsherry to run the 10K Route and up into the Woods. A 5K was also arranged for Beginners. Other Road Races on the day included Kilworth 5K and Kilmurray 5K.
    Beginners FIT4LIFE Section are coming along well with some Members peaking to the 4 Mile.

    An order was put through for our Running Gear which this year includes the Hoodies as Members were very cold after running for a length of time and voiced their concern to me for a Hoodie.

    Finally, it is that time of the year again and I would like to ask Chairman and my fellow Committee Members the question of whether FIT4LIFE Members can join you this year in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade should you be participating in same.

    FIT4LIFE promotes the importance of keeping fit and also highlights that we are belonged to something much bigger which would not be possible without the Strength of Bandon AC behind us

    That Concludes the Report on FIT4LIFE for January and February 2017.
    -Linda Hodnett

    New club records

    There were a number of new club records broken the last 2 weeks. Phil Healy broke the 200m senior club record with very strong 23.55 sec this weekend during the Intervarsities in Athlone and then broke her 60m record with a fast 7.31 which nearly broke the Irish Senior Indoor record.
    Last week Amy Crowley broke the senior triple jump club record by just 1 cm to 9.28. So Aoibhin O’Connor’s record only lasted 1 week. Ella Stack broke the senior polevaulting club record by 10 cm. In the youngest age groups also a number of club records were broken: Clodagh Barry U10 with 1.53.73 for 500m, Aoife Callan U11 with 2.08.71 for 600m and shot put with 5.43m, Amy McCarthy U12 with 1.57.44 for 600m, and Laura Sheehy U12 with 9.04 sec for 60m. Coen Crowley U12 was the only boy who broke a record, with 8.49m for his shot put. Well done all!
    Report by Frank Stam

    Weekend results

    In Tuam at the All-Ireland Juvenile Cross Country relays, the Bandon Girls U14 team were just outside the medals in 4th place after a great team effort. Team was Jane Buckley, Nicola Tuthill, Clare Flynn, Ava Crowley and Kate O’Neil.

    In Athlone at the All-Ireland Juvenile Indoor Combined Events Diarmuid O’Connor had a comprehensive win in the Boys U16 with over 300points to spare over 2nd place.

    Well done everyone.

    16105889_937736776258545_3232534561876926218_n

    Weekend results

    Laura Nicholson was part of the Irish team on Sat at the Aintrim International where she placed an impressive 17th out of 33 athletes

    Bandon AC had two teams in action on day one of the National league in Athlone on Sat.
    Women’s team are placed 6th and a good performance in the second leg should see them qualifying for the final. Women team has wins in the 60m with Joan Healy, in the Shot Put with Laura McSweeney and in the Long Jump with Roisin Howard.
    The men’s team are placed 7th and also in with a great chance of making the final. For the men team Shane Howard won the Long Jump, Ronan Duggan was 5th in the 800m and 8th in the Shot Put and Joey Henchy was 8th in the 60m.

    Phil Healy ran in two guest 60m races and achieved the time for the European Indoors in both races which is a great achievement.
    Shane Howard won one of the guest 60m races and Roisin Howard guested in the Shot Put also.

    The Munster Indoor Championships for Senior and Masters was held in Nenagh on Sunday.
    In the Masters age group Liz Commey had a very busy and successful day.
    She was 2nd in the 60m, 1st in the Long Jump in a new masters Championships record, 2nd in the Shot Putt and won the High Jump equaling the existing masters championships record

    In the Senior age group, Shane Howard won the Long Jump in a new Senior Championships record while Roisin Howard was 3rd in the Shot Put and was 5th in the Long Jump.

    Well done everyone

    Munster Indoors this weekend

    Best of luck to Amy O’Donoghue, Jack Cullen and Diarmuid O’Connor who are competing in the Munster Indoor Combined events in Nenagh this week.
    Also, this weekend see’s the Munster Junior Indoor Championships and a number of club members will be taking part in that, wishing them all the best of luck.

    Munster Juvenile Indoor Competition Booklet for 2017 is available here, anyone competing in Munster Indoor Championship over the next couple of months should be aware of the various rules and regulations, the booklet also contains timetables for the events.

    Donough Coughlan Memorial Race

    Well done to everyone who took part in the annual Donough Coughlan Memorial 5mile road race and to the many helpers as well as Bandon GAA who provided the pavilion for registration and prize giving. Thanks to Bandon Red Cross and Bandon Guards who facilitated the smooth running of the day, John Walshe and Liam O’Brien who looked after the results.
    Sean McGrath East Cork AC won the race in 25.22 from John Meade St Finbarrs with Tim Twomey Leevale AC in 3rd.
    First woman was Niamh Moore of Cork Varsity in 29.53 who held of the challenge of Carmel McCarthy just 6 seconds behind and Teresa Murphy of Kent AC.
    John Muckian Bandon Ac was the 1st junior.
    Jerry Forde of Blarney Inniscarra was the 1st wheelchair athlete home.
    In the team prizes St Finbarrs won the men’s with Bandon Ac taking the women’s team prize.

    Full list of finishers is Bandon_5_1Jan2017

    Placing in the various age groups is Bandon_5_1Jan2017_Categories