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: May 10th 9pm in Munster Arms
Summer Camp Will be held 11th-14th July. 087-1135500 to book a place

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  • County Masters T&F

    Well done to everyone who competed yesterday in the Cork County Masters T&F Championships in CIT.

    Results below and some photos from the day are here

    Cork County Masters T&F Championships, CIT 22nd May

    Men35Shot Put3rdCosmus Burke
    Men35Discus3rdCosmus Burke
    Men35Weight for Distance3rdCosmus Burke
    Men35Javelin1stCosmus Burke
    Men35Long Jump2ndCosmus Burke
    Men40Javelin4thDarren Crowley
    Men40100m1stDarren Crowley
    Men40Long Jump1stDarren Crowley
    Men45Javelin2ndPatrick McSweeney
    Men45Shot Putt2ndPatrick McSweeney
    Men45Weight for Distance1stPatrick McSweeney
    Men45Discus2ndPatrick McSweeney
    Men50High Jump2ndJohn O'Donovan
    Men50Shot Putt2ndJohn O'Donovan
    Men50Javelin2ndJohn O'Donovan
    Men50Weight for Distance2ndJohn O'Donovan
    Men503,000m2ndEmmet Callan
    Men50Discus4thJohn O'Donovan
    Men50Hammer2ndJohn O'Donovan
    Men55Javelin2ndFrank Stam
    Men55Shot Putt1stFrank Stam
    Men55Discus1stFrank Stam
    Men55Weight for Distance1stFrank Stam
    Men55High Jump1stFrank Stam
    Women4x100m Relay1stBandon
    Women35800m1stPauline Calnan
    Women35100m1stNiamh Lucey
    Women35100m1stPauline Calnan
    Women35High Jump1stNiamh Lucey
    Women35Long Jump1stNiamh Lucey
    Women35200m1stNiamh Lucey
    Women40400m1stPauline Calnan
    Women40Javelin1stSharon Nevin
    Women40Shot Putt1stSharon Nevin
    Women40Javelin3rdBrenda Scannell
    Women40Long Jump1stSharon Nevin
    Women45Discus1stLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women45100m2ndLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women45High Jump1stLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women45Javelin1stLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women45Shot Putt1stLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women45Hammer1stLiz McCarthy Coomey
    Women55Long Jump1stAnne Kelly Crowley
    Women55Javelin1stCatherine Duggan
    Women55Hammer2ndCatherine Duggan
    Women55100m1stAnne Kelly Crowley
    Women55Shot Put1stCatherine Duggan

    Upcoming events

    A large number of club members have qualified to represent their schools in the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships on Sat in Waterford so wishing them all the best of luck.
    On Sun afternoon, the Cork County Juvenile B Championships is taking place in CIT, this is for athletes who didn’t win an individual medal in the A Championships and can be important stepping stone for younger athletes so wishing them all the best of luck.
    Also on Sun, Phil and Joan Healy will be in action at an international Track meeting in Mannheim in Germany, so wishing them the best of luck.

    Cork Airport had its share of press photographers during the week with the arrival of the Star Wars crew for filming in West Cork but the real media storm will be this Sun as the world press descends on Cork. The Cork County Masters Track & Field Championships is being contested on Sun in the CIT and about a dozen of Bandon A.C. highly training and focused masters athletes will be in action. These are athletes at the peak of their physical powers with a steely determination to be successful as can be evidenced at training during the week. Comments such as “Ah, you’ll be grand” and “Will there be an ambulance on site?” were being used just to distract any spies in the camp as last minute fine tuning was being done.
    Events get underway at 10am with the Hammer with the 200m and Long Jump starting at 10.30.
    But all participating athletes are expected to be there much earlier to enable them complete their warmups!

    Wishing everyone in action the best of luck.

    Fit4Life Report


    April was a good Month for FIT4LIFE with Members taking part in various Races.
    Two Members of FIT4LIFE took part in the Half Marathon in Madrid. Both Leonie Weir and Gloria Helen achieved excellent times.
    We are only counting down the Days to the Half Marathon in Cork City. A number of our Members are competing at this level and for a lot of them it is their first time doing a Half Marathon. They have been training with me on Sundays and fierce mileage is being put down. From the 16th May, we will have to start tapering back the Mileage.
    Saturday the 7th May saw a number of our FIT4LIFE Members take part in the Pieta House (Darkness into Light) 5K Run. This is an event that is always well supported by FIT4LIFE Members.
    I am just wondering could Bandon AC do anything for us in the way of a 4 Mile Road Race Series which we did some time ago. For registered Members only – just to keep the interest and loyalty to FIT4LIFE up. Even if we were shown the Long Jump etc., I could take it on myself to ask permission from the Soccer Club for the use of the Town Park, as they have been accommodating to me in recent times.

    The Order for T-Shirts and Singlets has gone in for FIT4LIFE Members and there is a 2 week time frame left on these. All Monies have been collected and lodged to the relevant Account.

    That concludes the Report on FIT4LIFE
    Linda Hodnett
    10th May 2016

    Leevale results

    Some impressive performances today at the Leevale Sports in CIT despite the heavy rain which was a feature for most of the day.
    Joan Healy had a comprehensive win in the 100m in an excellent time of 11.71 in the conditions.
    Phil Healy after her recent exploits in the 400m relay lined up for the 400m in her competitive debut at the distance and took control of the race from the gun and stormed to victory in 54.96m. Phil later placed 2nd in the 200m.
    Laura McSweeney was 2nd in the Shot Putt, 3rd in the Discus and 3rd in the Hammer.
    Rosin Howard had a very busy day she placed 3rd in the High Jump, 2nd in the Long Jump, 4th in the Shot Putt, 4th in the Discus and 6th in the Javelin.

    In the men’s 100m Bandon had 3 athletes in the final with Joe Gibson placing 2nd in 10.99, Joey Henchy was 3rd with Shane Howard in 4th. Shane won the Long Jump and placed 3rd in the High Jump.
    Patrick McSweeney won the Shot Putt and placed 3rd in the Hammer. Daniel Hathaway placed 7th in 200m.
    In the relays, Bandon Men’s team of Joey Henchy, Joe Gibson, Daniel Hathaway and Mathew Draper had a good win in the 4x100m.
    Bobby Smith placed 3rd in the Javelin.

    FIT4LIFE Report April 2016

    Firstly, I would like to thank Bandon AC for nominating me for Club Person of the Year. This was totally unexpected and it was great to be recognised among such great Talent on the night.
    St. Patrick’s Day saw Bandon FIT4LIFE join Bandon AC in the Parade this year – we had a good turn out and looked well in our Club Gear representing our Club.
    April 2016 will see a number of Road Races coming up for our Members.
    The Carmel Lucy 10K Road Race was held on Sunday the 3rd April and was well represented by the Club
    The 17th April will see a number of Road Races and we really have a good choice here in what to participate in.
    Pink Ribbon 10K Charity Walk – a lot of our Members run this route as it is a nice course. This is not timed
    Rosscarbery will hold its annual 10K Road Race in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. This Race is a timed 10K – the course would be a little bit more challenging. However, I have been told that some of our Members will partake in this.
    Carrigaline Road Runners will host their 5K, 10K and 25K Road Race.
    Half Marathon Training is ongoing on a Sunday in preparation for the Cork City Half Marathon which a lot of our Members will take part in this year.
    The next thing on my report takes me to Club Gear. I have been asked by Members to place another order of T-Shirts and Singlets.
    Linda Hodnett
    Bandon FIT4LIFE

    Sad News

    Bandon A.C would like to extend its sympathy to the family of club member Declan O’Halloran who passed away recently.
    Declan was the former chairman of Bandon A.C. and was a regular on cross-country teams of the Eighties. He was also for a time the treasurer of the West Cork Athletics Division.
    Declan was an accomplished runner who featured in the prestigious BallyCotton ’10’ as recently as 2013.

    Bandon A.C. members will be performing a guard of honour at the funeral mass.

    May he rest in peace.

    Funeral Arrangement

    Reception on Friday morning at 11am at St. Martin’s Church, Farnivane followed by Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to Neurology Trust at C. U. H.

    Rotterdam Marathon

    Rotterdam Marathon On Sunday April 10, 2016

    A large number of Irish athletes took part in this year Rotterdam marathon. Mark Hanrahan from Cork just missed out in the Olympic marathon qualifying time by 50 seconds when he ran 2.19.50 finishing 34th out of 12814 runners. Bandon A.C. David Craig continued his great form running a big PB of 2:50:12 finishing in 298th place, with a faster second half by 20 seconds.

    Report by Kevin Wilmot