Training/Fixtures etc

Training: Mon and Wed night in Bandon Town Park. 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. See “Forms & Booklets” page for forms. C.I.T Track is also used for training.
Membership Update: Due to the current large membership the club will be operating a waiting list for new members. Anyone wishing to join, please text the club phone at 087-1135500 stating the age of the athletes.
Click for list of upcoming events (Please check relevant web site for any updated info.)
Upcoming club events are ……

  • Fit4Life every Tues Kellehers @ 8pm
  • Fri 25th – West Cork Summer League, 7pm Bandon Town Park
  • Aug 24th – Bandon A.C. Open Sports, 12:00, Town park, Bandon Program of events. Online pre-entry for Junior/Senior events as well as the cycle races is now available here
  • All-Ireland Juvenile Results – Sun

    At the final day of the All-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore today there was a number of impressive performances which included
    Colin Deane who won Gold in the U16 Shot Put and Promise Okafor won Bronze in the U19 Long Jump
    Others who completed included;
    Aodh O’Gallchoir (8th U14 Discus), Cian Kingston (10th U15 Shot Put), Gavin Hicks (8th in the u18 Discus), Daniel O’Sullivan (4th in the U19 High Jump), Ella Stack (9th u14 Shot Put), Laura Nicholson (7th U15 1500m)

    Well done to all involved

    All-Ireland Juvenile – Sat

    Scott Gibson won Gold in the U18 400m, Promise Okafor won Gold in the U19 Triple Jump. Silver medal was won by Niamh Sugrue in the Girls U3 Javelin, Ciara McKeon won Bronze in the U15 250m Hurdles and Bronze also for Travis Coomey in the Boys U15 Hammer.
    Others who competed included Fionn Harrington (12th u13 Javelin), Amy O’Donoghue (9th U12 Long Jump), Ella Stack (6th u14 High Jump & 9th in the Javelin ) Aisling Cassidy (7th U14 High Jump), Moira Barrett (8th in the 250m Hurdles and 9th in the U14 Shot Putt), Amy Allen (11th u14 Shot Put)
    Well done to all the medalists and everyone who competed.

    While on a side note Ciara Sheehy, Liscarroll A.C. threw 12.23m in the Girls U/13 Shot Putt to better the record of 11.78m which had been set by Bandon AC’s Laura McSweeney back in 2007 and had stood since.

    Upcoming events

    This Friday night, the final West Cork Summer League is on in Bandon Town Park with events getting underway at 7pm.
    events for u9,u11,u13 and u15.

    On Sat and Sun is the final days of the All-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore and a number of club members have qualified for that, so wishing them all the best of luck.

    Summer League this Fri

    After two successful and enjoyable nights of athletes in Skibereen and Dunmanway, the final Summer League of 2014 will be held this Friday night in the Town Park in Bandon at 7pm.

    There will be events for u9, u11, u13, u15.
    All ages will have a sprint, a long distance race and 1 field event per age group.
    Mixed relays (mixed clubs) will finish the night as usual and provide an exciting finish to the event.

    Hoping to see a large number of athletes on the night

    Run2Portugal

    1500kms – Bandon2Portugal
    A sincere Thank You to everyone who helped in any way to make this happen – all the runners who pounded the treadmills in sauna like conditions, the young & not so young who clocked up the km’s on the bikes(some returning after their stint to fill in gaps!), the bucket shakers, the people who provided the bikes and treadmills, Riverview Shopping Centre who facilitated the event, Toymaster who provided the power, Bandon Books for the fans and the people of Bandon who gave tremendous support over the 2 days!!

    It is said “it takes a village to raise a child” & this was so evident this weekend with the town of Bandon getting behind these 2 Teams who will represent their Club, Town, County & Country in The European Junior Clubs Track & Field Championships in Portugal this September!!

    Well done to all involved.
    (Photos of the event)

    National Senior Results

    At the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Morton Stadium over the weekend there was just a small number of Bandon AC athletes in action.
    Phil Healy had a great run in the 100m in a time of 11.49 and was given joint 1st place in a very tight race. Shane Howard finished in 2nd in the Long Jump with a jump of 7.16m In the Shot Putt Laura McSweeney was 6th place and Bobby Smith finished in 8th place in the Javelin.
    The U23 Weight Over the Bar event was also held as part of these championships and Patrick McSweeney retained his title with a best of 4.75m.

    Full results on AAI site

    Photos

    This weekend’s events

    A number of club members will be in action at the National Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry this Sat & Sun so wishing them all the best.

    This Sat sees the Schools International in Cardiff and the Irish team features James French who will be contesting the Shot Put, so wishing James the best of luck.

    Also, this weekend, don’t forget is the Run2Portugal in Riverview Shopping Centre. If anyone is available to run or collect on the 19th and/or 20th, then if they can either email bandonathleticclub@gmail.com or text the club phone at 087-1135500 saying what you are available for and what time.
    All help much appreciated.