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 11th April 9pm in Munster Arms

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  • Upcoming West Cork Events

    Couple of upcoming events organised by West Cork Athletics.

    Next West Cork Athletics event is the West Cork Road Races on Sun 2nd April in Dunmanway at 12 noon.

    Under 9: 500m
    Under 11: 1000m
    Under 13: Girls 1200m, Boys 1500m
    Under 15: Girls 1500m, Boys 2000m
    Under 17: Girls 2000m, Boys 3000m
    Junior/u20 : 3,000m

    1st race of the day will be girls u9 then boys u9, then u11 etc
    Singlets or club t-shirts required

    Cost to compete: €2, Pay on the day, no need to pre register.

    Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race. Medals for all finishers.
    The races will start and finish near the entrance to Droumleena Lawn which can be used for parking.

    West Cork Track & Field Program is now available here
    Dates are 9th & 30th April so hoping for a good turnout as these are ideal preparation of County Championships in May.

    Running order of events should be available on West Cork site in a few days.

    Recent All-Ireland results

    The National Senior Indoor Championships was held for the first time in the new Abbotstown Indoor Arena. On the Saturday first club athletes in action were Laura McSweeney and Roisin Howard in the Shot Put. Laura who was in a medal position for most of the competition eventually finished just outside the medals in 4th with Roisin in 6th place. In the 400m heats Phil Healy won her heats and qualified for the final on Sun. Ronan Duggan contested the 800m heats but didn’t progress past the first round. On Sun Joan Healy qualified for the 60m final where she won Silver in a close race. The 400m final was also a close affair with Phil Healy winning Gold and in a time inside the required standard for the European Indoors.

    Well done to Liz Coomey who was the club’s only representative in the All-ireland Master’s Indoor Championships in Athlone. She certainly had a busy day as she contested a number of events, results included
    3rd in High Jump, 3rd in 60mHurdles, 4th Shot Put, 4th Long Jump and 6th in 60m sprint.

    Well done to everyone

    Fit4Life Report

    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.


    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.