Training/Fixtures etc

Bandon A.C. is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete 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:Any new members looking to join please fill in this online form.
Fit4Life:Please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860
Next committee meeting: Dec 12th  at 8pm in Munster Arms

  ******** 1st Jan 2018 Bandon A.C 5 Mile Road Race ******** Click here for more Details

PRO Report: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays

Bandon Athletes excelled the the Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays held in Silveroe, Riverstick on Sunday 19th November last.
Girls under 10 placed second to receive silver. Team comprised of Clodagh Barry, Hannah Twomey, Ruby Cummins, Emma O’Connell and Ella McCarthy.
Boys under 10 placed third to receive bronze. Cillian O’Flynn, Harry McCourt, Cathal O’Riordan, Eoin Sexton and Cian Cronin.
Receiving gold in girls under 12 race were, Amy McCarthy, Grace Nyhan, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Maia McCourt, Alex Good.
Boys under 12 placed second for silver . Team comprised of Adam Barry, Dara Walsh, Charlie Twomey, Desmond Kenneally and Jack Cullinane.
Girls under 14 received silver in their race; Ellen Murphy, Emma Barry, Eabha Crowley, Ella Collins and Niamh Quinn.
Boys under 14; Callum McCourt, Fionn Merritt, Cian Walsh, Dara McCarthy and Jack Cullen placed fourth.
Girls under 16 ; Lauren McCourt, Katie Murphy, Jane Buckley, Nicola Tuthill and Olivia Tuthill secured gold in their relay.
Boys under 16; namely Rory Falvey, Gavin Kenny, Peter Ronan and Fionn Harrington placed third for bronze in their race.
Well done everyone, including the Coaches, Parents and Athletes themselves on their outstanding performances .

Bandon 5 mile race 1st Jan 2018

The 1st Jan 2018 will once again see the running of Bandon 5 mile race, this will be the 20th running of this event by Bandon A.C (having also previously been run by BandonBridge A.C under NACAI banner) This race is commonly known as the Donough Coughlan Memorial, which technically is the name of the cup presented to the winner of the men’s race.
This year, the course will remain the same and the prizes will be presented in the Bandon GAA pavilion afterward along with refreshments as usual, but there is one thing different, this year we are hoping to raise money for the Marymount Hospice.
We are hoping for a big turnout, so that we can raise a lot of money for this very worthy charity.

Entry fee for the race is €15 euro’s for runners (Juniors, minimum age is 15 – €10). There is also a non-competitive walk with €10 entry. All walkers will be entered into a draw for spot prizes afterwards,
From the race entry fee.
€10 per registered walker will be donated to Marymount Hospice.
€5  per registered runner will be donated to Marymount Hospice.

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Prizes info below, prizes will be presented in the Bandon GAA pavilion after the race refreshments.

                                          Prizes for Men and Women

First 6 individuals                                             

First 3 in Over 40’s                                                                                   

First 3 in Over 45’s                                                                                 

First 3 in Over 50’s

First in Over 55’s     

First in Over 60’s     

First in Over 65’s  

First in Over 70’s     

First 3 Juniors (U20)                                            

First Wheelchair Athlete

1st men’s Team (4 to score)                              

1st ladies Team (3 to score)

€150 for a new women’s course record – current record is set at 27.07

€150 for a new men’s course record      – current record is set at 23.41      

Individual category prizes for those finishing outside top 3 places.

Race details including route details on Cork County web site

Preview of the course including photos is on the Munster Routes web site

 

New Years Day Road Race

Don’t forget the annual 5mile road race for the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup is on Monday 1st Jan at 1pm.
Registrations on the morning of the race in the Bandon GAA pavilions and presentation of prizes and refreshments in the GAA pavilion after the race.
Race starts on the ByPass by the entrance to Belfry Heights and finishes by the Bandon Mart, around the corner from the Old Still bar.

Preview of the course including photos is on the Munster Routes web site

Munster even age XC Championships, Clarecastle, Co. Clare. Sun Oct 22nd.

Yesterday, saw our juvenile XC teams head to Clarecastle for what was a very mucky affair! Although the course was quite flat, it being over GAA pitches, it was very narrow
and the muck was ankle high for 60% of the course. Nevertheless, this did not deter these young athletes, 2 of which, Hannah Twomey u10 and Des Kenneally u12 had falls
but got straight back up and finished the race, neither wanting to let their teams down. Well done to you both!
The girls u10 were all in flying form and the team of Clodagh Barry, Ruby Cummins, Hannah Twomey, Emma O Connell, Ella McCarthy & Caoimhe O Sullivan took Club team
Gold and Clodagh came home in 6th place, earning an individual medal and also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team medal.
Although the boys u10 team of Cillian O Flynn, Cathal O Riordan, Harry McCourt, Eoin Sexton, Cian Cronin, Mikey Foley & Oisin Callan, all ran very well, they finished outside
the medals. Cillian came home in 12th place, earning an individual medal and also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team medal.
Next up, the u12 girls. They were also in flying form and the team of Amy McCarthy, Grace Nyhan, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Aoife Callan, Aoife Tuthill, Aoibheann O Sullivan, Caoimhe Foley & Caoimhe Walsh took the club team gold. Amy was 2nd home and Grace 8th, so they earned individual medals and both scored with the Cork team and got gold county team medals also.
The boys u12 team of Charlie Twomey, Adam Barry, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Walsh, Des Kenneally, Jack Cullinane & Conor Galvin didn’t have the best day at the office. Charlie
woke up with the vomiting bug, so couldn’t compete and Des took a fall at the start, so they were on the back foot from the get go. As the course was so narrow, it was difficult
to navigate past people but the boys kept working away and never gave up. They will be a force to be reckoned with in the Munster Bs!!
Ellen Murphy was our sole competitor in the girls u14 race. She ran a great race despite not having a team, running strongly right up to the end, finishing in 42nd place. Well done
Ellen!
In the u14 boys, we had Callum McCourt & Cian Walsh. Unfortunately, Fionn Merritt who had travelled, wasn’t able to compete as he was also sick. Callum & Cian both ran very
well, in now what was a complete mud bath, with Callum coming home in 7th place, picking off 2 people in the last 50m, showing you can still make up places, even at this late stage in the race. He also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team
medal.
We had 3 runners in the u16 girls, Jane Buckley, Nicola Tuthill & Katie Murphy and 2 in the u16 boys, Gavin Kenny & Peter Ronan. Again, these athletes didn’t disappoint putting in
strong performances, with Jane finishing in 13th, just outside an individual medal, Nicola in 16th, Katie in 37th, Gavin in 8th and Peter in 21st position. Jane, Nicola & Gavin did
score with the Cork team, earning themselves a gold county team medal and Gavin a silver county team medal.
Naoise O Flaitheartaigh competed in the boys u18. He ran very strongly, particularly in the 2nd loop and had a very strong sprint finish, battling the last 30m with another athlete and
coming out on top to take 5th place. He also earned a silver Cork county team medal.
And last but not least to compete on the day was Ronnie Barry. She competed in the Ladies Novice & u23 race. Ronnie ran a great race and like Naoise, had a very strong
second loop and picked people off right throughout the race, finishing in a very well earned and deserving 6th place, the first Cork woman home. Super run Ronnie! Well done
to all athletes yesterday and of course to all the parents. Again, lots of team work off the course, erecting and taking down the tent and supporting all Bandon AC athletes
Report by Susan McCourt

County Juvenile XC report

Although the rain held off on Sun and it was quite warm, the conditions underfoot, along with the wind & hilly course, made for a very challenging day for all our athletes. They all rose to the challenge with 5 teams competing on the day and all finishing in the top 4.
U10 girls team of Clodagh Barry, Ruby Cummins, Hannah Twomey, Emma O Connell, Roisin Shannon, Ella McCarthy & Caoimhe O Sullivan took Gold.
u10 boys team of Cillian O Flynn, Cathal O Riordan, Harry McCourt, Eoin Sexton, Mikey Foley, Cian Cronin, Oisin Callan, Conor Quinn, Oran Coughlan & Finn Nyhan placed 4th and Cillian got an individual 4th place medal.
u12 girls team of Amy McCarthy, Grace Nyhan, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Aoife Callan, Aoife Tuthill, Aoibheann O Sullivan, Caoimhe Foley & Caoimhe Walsh took silver and Amy got 3rd overall.
u12 boys team of Charlie Twomey, Adam Barry, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Walsh, Conor Galvin, Jack Cullinane, Sam O Brien & Des Kenneally took gold and Charlie & Adam got individual medals placing 3rd & 6th respectively.
u14 boys team of Callum McCourt, Cian Walsh, Joseph Buttimer & Fionn Merritt took bronze with Callum earning an individual medal placing 6th.
Ellen Murphy u14 and sister Katie u16 put in steady performances in their respective races, finishing 16th & 8th. Gavin Kenny & Peter Ronan u16 ran superbly finishing 4th & 5th, earning individual medals.
Laura Nicholson took the gold & County title in the u18 race, as she comfortably ran a very measured race, in full control at all stages of the race. Naoise O’Flaitheartaigh took 3rd place in the u18 race and again ran very well throughout. Well done to all who took part.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the teams, taking the scores at the finish line, erecting the gazebo and returning it to the car and for cheering on & supporting all the athletes.
Report by Susan McCourt