Bandon Athletic Club has currently the largest membership of any athletic club in Munster. The club is affiliated to Athletics Ireland and members compete in competitions at West Cork, County, Munster, All-Ireland and International competitions in Track and Field, Cross Country and road running.
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Training: Mon and Wed night in Bandon Grammar School. 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 their is a waiting list for new members. Anyone wishing to join, please text the club phone 087-1135500 stating the age of the athletes.
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Next Committee meeting: June 16th 9pm in Munster Arms
The first day of the All-Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships is on this Saturday in Tullamore.
A number of Bandon A.C members have qualified to compete and among them are: Jack Cullen, Max Hallahan, Dylan Chambers, James Kirkby, Fionn Harrington, Cian Kingston, Travis Coomey, Colin Deane, Ellie O’Donovan, Niamh Sugrue, Ella Stack, Laura Nicholson, Amy Crowley.
Wishing them all the best of luck on the day.
Preview and timetable on AAI site
A fantastic day of athletics is in prospect on Sunday at the All-Ireland U20 and u23 Track & Field Championships in Tullamore.
A number of club members are in action and there is a strong possibility of the club’s largest ever haul of medals at these championships, so wishing everyone the best of luck on the day and hoping its an enjoyable experience for all.
Preview and timetable on AAI site
List of club members in action include:
u20:- Scott Gibson, Joey Henchy, Travis Commey, Colin Kingston, Bobby Smith, Promise Okafor, Kate Bernard, Fiona Duggan.
u23:- Mark O’Sullivan, Patrick McSweeney, Laura McSweeney, Phil Healy
Well done to Phil Healy who has been selected for the 100m and the 4x100m relay for the 2015 European U23 Championships that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from the 9th – 12th July.
More info on AAI site
West Cork Summer League. Reminder the 2nd night of the Summer Leagues is on this Wed night in Dunmanway with a 7pm start.
Events for u9, u11, u13, u15. There will be a sprint, distance race and 1 field event per age group.
The night will finish with the usual mixed relays.
Entry on the gate is €3.
Venue is the Dunmanway Rugby Club which is out the Milleenanannig road (pass the Parkway Hotel on your left about a mile out the road)
Well done to Scott Gibson who was in action at the Junior International in Mannheim over the weekend.
Scott won his heat in the 400m in a time of 48.08 which was the 6th fastest time accross the heats
Congratulation to Mark o Sullivan who ran a personal best in the 5000m at the British milers Grand Prix in Walford England in a time of 14.59.58 over the weekend.
A number of fine performances from Bandon AC members at the Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships in Templemore yesterday.
Patrick McSweeney won Gold in the Shot Putt and Weight Over the Bar, and added Silver in both the Hammer and Weight for Distance events. Bobby Smith won Gold in the Javelin with an impressive throw of 52m. Colin Kingston won Silver in the Discus and just missed out on a medal in the Shot Putt where he finished in 4th place. Danny Allen won Bronze in the 400m and also placed 4th in the 200m.
Laura McSweeney won Silver in the Shot Putt and in the Hammer.
Phil Healy won Gold in the the 100m sprint.
Fiona Everard won Silver in the 1,500m.
In the Masters events, Frank Stam was 2nd in the Discus, 4th in the Weight for Distance and 4th in the Shot Putt
Well done to everyone.
On Sat is the All-Ireland Juvenile Games & All-Ireland Juvenile Combined Events in Tullamore and a number of club members will be competing.
Preview on AAI site
The Munster Senior Track & Field Championships on Sunday in Templemore will also see a number of club members in action.
Timetable is on Munster site
Wishing everyone in action the best of luck.
Scott Gibson has been selected to run for Ireland in the 400M and 4x100M National Junior Relay Team at the Bauhaus Junior Gala Mannheim, Germany this weekend 27th, 28th June 2015.
This event in Mannheim is one of the biggest Junior events of the year and should be a fantastic experience for Scott.
The Junior Relay Team are looking to secure the qualifying time of 41.20s for the European Junior Championships being held in Sweden during July.
Wishing Scott the best of luck.