Training/Fixtures etc

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. 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. Preference will be given to athletes willing to compete for the club in upcoming track and field competitions. Additional info available on request.
Click for list of Upcoming Competitions/Events (Please check relevant web site for any updated info.)
Upcoming club events are ……

  • Fit4Life every Tues Kellehers @ 8pm See Fit4Life on Facebook
  • Sat May 3rd, Bandon Half Marathon and 10K Road Races, Registration info
  • Mon 7th July – 10th July, Bandon AC Summer Camp, Bandon Grammar School Info & Application Form
  • Easter Egg Appeal

    One of our young athletes, Ciara, spent some time in hospital in London recently. While there, she and another patient Liam, decided to organise an Easter Egg Appeal for patients in hospital at this time. She asked Bandon Athletic Club and other clubs and organisations to help her with this appeal. In total, Ciara and Liam collected 2,300 Easter Eggs for patients in Temple Street Hospital, Crumlin Hospital, St. Patrick’s Upton, St. Vincent de Paul Bandon, The Cope Foundation, and The Shine Centre in Carrigaline.
    Bandon AC would like to thank everyone who donated Easter eggs to this deserving cause.

    Various 2014

    Intervarsity Athletics

    There was a number of Bandon members in action for their colleges at the Irish Universities Track and Field Championships in Waterford on Friday and Saturday.
    Phil Healy (UCC) won the 100m sprint and placed 2nd in the 200m. Laura McSweeney (UCC) won the Weight throw for Distance and was 3rd in the Hammer (setting a new UCC record). Patrick McSweeney (UCC) was 2nd in the Shot Putt, 3rd in the Weight for Distance and also placed 5th in the Hammer. He also stepped in for an injured team mate and ran the final leg in the relay final anchoring the team to 7th place.
    Roisin Howard (UL) was a very busy athlete over the two days. On Friday she took part in the penthalon where she placed 2nd. She also placed 4th in the Hurdles, 6th in the Weight Throw, 11th in the Discus, 10th in the Hammer, 6th High Jump, 5th Long Jump, 5th Shot Putt.
    Mark OSullivan (CIT) was 4th in the SteepleChase. Shane Howard (UL) was 4th in the Weight For Distance.
    Well done to all.

    Opinion Awards

    Well done to Phil Healy who won the Overall Sportstar Of the Year award at the Opinion Awards in the Munster Arms Hotel Bandon tonight.
    Also in recognition of the clubs 50th anniversary the club received a special commemorative award which was collected by Billy Good.

    Europe here we come!

    Based on the results achieved in the All-Ireland Junior Championships in 2013, Bandon Ac have qualified 1 Boys team & 1 Girls team to compete in the Junior European Champion Clubs Cup T&F which will take place on 20th September 2014 in Leiria, Portugal.
    This is a fantastic achievement for the club and will be the first time the club has undertaken such an challenge.
    The pool of eligible athletes is this years u17-u20 athletes who are currently registered members of the club.

    Information will be soon be going out to these athletes outlining the criteria for selection etc.