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
  • 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.

    Recent events

    Well done to all the athletes in action last Sun in the All-Ireland Juvenile track & Field Championships in Tullamore.
    Among the medals were Bobby Smith who won Gold in the U19 Javelin with a throw of over 52meters, Colin Kington who was 2nd in the U19 Discus

    Full results on AAI site

    Last Saturday saw the All-Ireland ‘B’ Track & Field in Tullamore and among the medals there were;
    Mark Collins who won Gold in the u12 Shot Put,
    Darragh Ryan who was 2nd in the Long Jump and 3rd in the u16 100m.

    Full results on AAI site

    Run2Portugal

    Run2Portugal Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June in Riverview Shopping Centre Bandon.
    Sponsored 1500Km treadmill event to cover the distance form Cork – Portugal.
    Volunteers required to run on any day and volunteers required for bucket collection for the 19th.

    This is an important fundraiser for the U20 Boys and Girls team for the upcoming trip to Portugal where they will compete in the European Club Championships and also a very important opportunity to promote the club and the various aspects of it, such as Fit4Life and the hugely successful road running part of the club.

    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 assistance much appreciated.

    Upcoming events

    On Fri night at 7pm in Dunmanway, the 2nd night of the West Cork Summer League and a great night assured.

    Also tonight, but a bit further away in Scotland, Phil Healy will be part of the Irish Senior Women’s relay team, so wishing her and the team the best of luck there. More info on AAI site

    On Sat, in Tullamore, the All-Ireland ‘B’ Track & Field Championships takes place and a number of club members are entered in that. Some of these athletes missed out on an opportunity to qualify for the ‘A’ championships due to injury and others missed out by very small margins in Munster, so wishing them better luck on Sat.

    On Sun, the All-Ireland Track & Field Championships takes place also in Tullamore and a number of club members have qualified to contest that.
    Among those in action on Sunday will be; Max Hallahan, Ruairi Harrington, Cian Kingston, Mathew Draper, Joey Henchy, Gavin Hicks, Promise Okafor, Colin Kingston, Bobby Smith, Leah Wood, Aisling Cassidy, Jennifer Adunure, Ciara McKeon, Carla Hicks, Erin Kingston, Sally Smith and Fiona Duggan.
    Plenty of medal prospects there, so wishing them all the best of luck.