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 €1 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: Due to the current large membership there is a waiting list for new members in some ages. Anyone looking to join, please text the club phone 087-1135500 stating the age of the athletes. Minimum age for wait list is 7years.
For Fit4Life queries please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860
Next Committee meeting: Sept 13th 9pm in Munster Arms

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  • County Junior and Senior Results

    Well done to everyone who competed in the County Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships today.
    The Chris Warren Cup for the best Junior club was won by Bandon AC so a special well done to everyone who contributed to that success.
    A number of medals won at senior level also and club in contention for best overall junior/senior/masters but those points totals not available yet.

    County Senior Results
    Patrick McSweeney (1st Shot, 1st Hammer, 1st Discus, 1st Weight for Distance), Thomas McCarthy (2nd 800m), Patrick McSweeney Snr (3rd Weight for Distance)
    Laura McSweeney (1st Shot, 1st Hammer, 1st Distance, 2nd Javelin), Catriona O’Leary (1st 100m Hurdles, 2nd High Jump, 2nd Long Jump), Fiona Duggan (2nd Discus, 3rd Shot)

    County Junior Result
    Amy Crowley (2nd Shot, 2nd Discus, 2nd Triple Jump), Alison Hathway (1st Triple Jump, 1st 100m)
    Fiacra Harrington (1st Shot, 1st Discus, 1st Weight for Distance), Dave McInerney (1st 100m, 1st 100m Hurdles, 1st 200m, 1st 400m, 1st Triple Jump), John Muckian (1st 1,500m), Matt Devine (2nd 1,500m) Daniel Landzarrd (2nd 100m)

    Photo. Chairman Patrick McSweeney receiving the Chris Warren Trophy from Mrs Warren. Also in photo, Bill Allen (Chairman Cork County Board) Deirdre Warren, Martina Warren and County board officials Mary Meagher and Esther Fitzpatrick.
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    National League Womens Team

    The Bandon women’s team had made the final of the Premier Division for the 1st time in 3 years and had hope of contesting for a podium finish, despite missing athletes due to injury and international duty. First in action on the track was Roisin Howard in the 100m Hurdles where she finished in 4th place, coach Liz Coomey once again contested the walk and finished in 7th place, Amy Crowley finished 6th in the 400m Hurdles. In the 4x100m the team of Phil Healy, Joan Healy, Ella Nicholson and Kate Bernard finished in 2nd place. In the field events Laura McSweeney won the Shot Put and then followed up with another win in the Hammer for a maximum points return. Carla Hicks finished 4th in the Pole Vault and Ella Nicholson finished 4th in the Long Jump and 6th in the High Jump, Roisin Howard was 3rd in both the discus and javelin and Alison Hathaway was 7th in the Triple Jump. Back on the track Alison Hathaway finished 7th in the 400m, Clare Roche finished 7th in the 800m and Catriona O’Leary finished 8th in the 3,000m. Big points were won in the sprints with Phil Healy winning the 200m and Joan Healy winning the 100m. The final event of the day was 4x400m relay, the team of Phil Healy, Joan Healy, Ella Nicholson and Kate Bernard finished in 6th place.
    So all done and just the waiting for the official results more in hope than expectation, so when a 4th place finish was announced athletes and coaches alike were satisfied with the return from the day.
    Lots of “if’s and but’s” in the bus on the way home as could be expected, but the reality is this was a decent performance from a team missing a few athletes and with some walking wounded.
    Lessons will be learned from the campaign this year and a podium place next year will be a realistic aim.

    So well done to everyone involved, 4th place in the top division of a National club competition is not to be sneezed at!

    National League Men’s Report

    The Bandon Striders Men’s team found themselves once again in the final of the 1st Division in the National League which itself is a great achievement, but having been placed 3rd last year, they were not there just to make up the numbers. Late withdrawal and some walking wounded meant that Catherine Duggan was reaching for the tippex early in the day as the team had to be adjusted and not for the last time in the day.
    Early events saw decent points being won, Patrick McSweeney was in action early in the Hammer and placed 4th, while the first track event of the day was the 110m Hurdles where Saran Malangalashthira placed 7th and Saran placed 3rd in the Pole Vault. David McInerney bravely took on the 400m Hurdles and despite picking up an injury early in the race, he battled all the way to the line for 7th place. The 4x100m relay team of Ray Clancy, Scott Gibson, Joey Henchy and Daniel Hathaway had a great win and a much needed maximum 9 points. In a very close fought 1500m Ronan Duggan finished 4th while Thomas McCarthy finished 5th in the 3,000m SteepleChase. The 400m saw Scott Gibson powering to a great win and he nearly repeated the achievement later in the 100m where he finished 2nd. Ronan Duggan was back in action in the 800m where another good run saw him finish in 4th. Joey Henchy had a great run in the 200m where he finished 3rd while in the field events Patrick McSweeney placed 2nd in the Shot Putt and Promise Okafor was 2nd in the Long Jump and with Ben O’Donovan winning the High Jump the points started to total up nicely. Naoise O’Flaithearthaigh finished in 7th place in a tough 5km race. Promise Okafor placed 3rd in the triple Jump and Colin Kingston was 4th in the Discus, Shane Howard placed 7th in the Javelin and then in the final field event of the day Gavin Hicks was 6th in the Weight for Distance.
    Last event of the day was 4x400m relay, once again some late changes due to injuries on the day, Daniel Hathaway got the team off to a fine start, passing the baton to over to Joey Henchy who ran a fantastic leg and then handed the baton to our 400m specialist, Scott Gibson who ran a great leg to handover to David McInerney who despite the earlier injury concerns ran a storming final leg showing guts and experience way beyond his years to hang on for a great win.
    So all done and dusted and points total being worked out on back of any dry piece of paper which could be found. So after a short wait, the official announcement, 3rd place. Same as last year and once again while a podium place was great there was some disappointment that it was wasn’t better. Just 9points off 1st place, on another day with less injuries it could have been different, but that’s the beauty of sport….next year…next year :-)

    Well done everyone, you have done yourself and your club proud!

    Ask not what your club can do for you but what you can do for your club!

    Ask not what your club can do for you but what you can do for your club!

    On Sunday 14th Aug, the Cork County Junior and Senior Track & Field Championships is being held in CIT and we want a big turnout from the club.
    There are 2 “Best Overall” club trophies which we want to bring back to Bandon A.C
    One is for the Best club in junior/senior and masters age group. A bunch of brave masters ran, jumped and threw like their lives depended on it back in June so now its the turn of the younger club members to do the same!
    There is also at stake the “Chris Warren Cup”, this is the cup which was presented by the club to the Cork County Board at the recent Summer League in Bandon. This cup will be presented to the best Junior/Senior club in the County and we want this cup back in Bandon!

    So, its a simple task, we want as many athletes from the club as possible to take part in these Championships and as well as maybe getting the honor of a medal in a County Championships, you might help the club win these Cups.
    I know many athletes will be in the process of finishing their season, but we’re asking “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”

    Age groups are:
    Juniors born in 2000/1999/1998/1997 (under 17 to Under 20)
    Seniors born in or before 1996

    Entries have to be in early next week, so if interested please contact Catherine ( 0862399665 ) and let her know what events.

    International Selection for Laura Nicholson

    International Selection for Laura Nicholson. Well done to Laura who has been selected on the Celtic U18 team for upcoming International against Scotland and Wales in Swansea. Laura will be competing in the 1500m SteepleChase, having contested the same even in the Schools u17 International last month.
    Wishing Laura the best of luck

    weekend results

    At the Munster Senior T&F Championships in Waterford last weekend, there was just 3 club members in action.
    Joey Henchy was competing in the 200m where he finished in 4th place in the final. Phil Healy had a comfortable win in the 400m setting a new Championship best performance.
    Roisin Howard was 3rd in the Long Jump, 2nd in the Shot Putt and 2nd also in the Discus.

    At the Munster Juvenile ‘B’ T&F Championships in Waterford on Sat, there was a number of successes for club members. Erin DeBurka continued her fine form in the Shot with another win in the u15 age group and she was also 3rd in the 100m. Olivia Tuthil was 1st in the u15 800m, Stephen O’Hea won the U15 800m, Niamh O’Donovan was 2nd in the u13 Long Jump, Ciaran McCarthy was 2nd in u15 Long Jump and Shot Putt, Gavin Kelleher was 3rd in u14 800m, Liam Crowley was 2nd in the u15 Long Jump and 3rd in the 800m, Mary Butler was 2nd in the u14 80m and 5th in Long Jump, Cian Walsh was 3rd in the u12 Shot Put, Dara McCarthy was 2nd in the u12 High Jump and 4th in 600m Stephen Tobin was 5th in u11 60m and 11th in the Long Jump, Aisling O’Reilly was 4th in u13 80m. Cian Walsh was 7th in the u12 Long Jump

    Well done everyone