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 9th 9pm in Munster Arms
The All-Ireland Schools track & Field Championships in Tullamre on Sat is the highlight of the calendar this weekend, its one of the best days of athletics in Ireland so wishing all the club members who have qualified the best of luck on the day.
Timetable is available here
For those curious about other regions. results from Connacht are here (Craughwell AC club site)
Leinster day 2 and Leinster Day 2 & also the Ulster results from the Finn Valley AC site
Closer to home, the Cork County ‘B’ Championships is on in CIT on Sun and a number of athletes from the club will be in action, so wishing them all the best of luck.
Bank Holiday Monday, so no training in Bandon Grammar School on Monday, unless by prior agreement with your coach.
In the first round of the National League in Templemore last Sun Bandon were represented by a womens team in the Premier Division and in the men’s first division Bandon joined forces with Abbey Striders to form a combined team.
Both teams had a very youthful look and a number of athletes making their first appearance in this competition.
For the womens team some of the individual results were;
Laura McSweeney 1st in the Shot Putt and 2nd in the Hammer, Rachel Roche 1st in the Javelin
Kate Bernard 1st in the 200m, Carla Hicks 1st in the Pole Vault and 3rd in the Triple Jump, both relay team’s were 2nd, Fiona Everard 2nd in both the 1,500m and 800m, Fiona Duggan 2nd in the Discus, Eva Stack 3rd in the Long Jump and 3rd in the 100m.
When the points were added up, it leaves Bandon currently in 9th place and needing a good 2nd round if they are to make the final as only the top8 team will progress to the final.
For the mens team some of the individual results were;
Promise Okafor was 1st in the Triple Jump, 1st in the Long Jump and 6th in the 200m, Patrick McSweeney won the Hammer and the Shot Putt, Bobby Smith won the Javelin, Thomas McCarthy was 2nd in the 800m, Ronan Duggan was and 2nd in the SteepleChase and 3rd in the 1500m, Daniel Hathaway was 5th in the 100m. Conor MacAllan was 2nd in the Weight for Distance and 4th in the Discus.
The 4x400m team was 1st and the 4x100m 2nd
Diarmuid Clancy from Abbey Striders was 2nd in the 400m Hurdles, the High Jump and the 400m and also part of the relay teams.
These performances leave Bandon/Abbey Striders in 3rd place at the end of the 1st round and another similar performance should see the team progress to the final.
Well done to everyone involved.
Busy weekend for a number of Bandon athletes.
Munster u9-u19 relays in Ennis on Sat.
Courceys A.C are holding an Open Sports in Ballinaspittle, GAA Grounds on Sun and a number of club members and coaches will be heading to that.
In Templemore on Sat and Sun there is National Combined Events and Roisin Howard will be one of the favourites for the Senior Women’s title.
Also in Templemore on Sun is the 1st round of the National League. Bandon have a women’s team which will be competing in the Premier Division and Bandon have combined team with Abbey Striders which will be competing in the First Division.
Info on National League draw is on AAI site
Wishing all those in action over the weekend the best of luck.
Entries below for the upcoming Cork County B Track & Field Championships and the Munster u9-u19 Track & Field Championships.
Please check and if there are any mistakes please text the club phone as soon as possible. Names in red have not confirmed attendance/entries.
Any changes have to be texted before 9.30 tomorrow morning.
Munster U9-19 Entries
County B Entries
At the AAI Games in Morton Stadium on Sun 17th Ronan Duggan was the sole Bandon AC member and he placed 8th in a time of 2:03.05
Well done to all the Bandon AC athletes who competed over the last 3 Sundays, there were some great photo finishes and great PB’s. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this years Championships.
Full results are on County Board site
Well done to all the athletes who competed for their schools in the Munster Schools T&F Championships in CIT on Sat.
A large number of club members have now qualifed for the All-Ireland Schools in Tullamore at the end of the month, so wishing them the best of luck in their preparations for that.
Results for club members are here
Best of luck to all the club members who will be in action for their schools in the Munster Schools T&F Championships in CIT tomorrow.
Timetable is on Munster Schools site
Courceys AC are holding their annual open sports on Sunday 24th May at 1 o’clock at the GAA Pitch in Ballinspittle.
This is usually a great event and well supported by Bandon A.C. down through the years, so hoping for a good turnout from club members once again.
Order of events on their web site