Training/Fixtures etc

Bandon A.C. is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete at all levels in Track&Field, Cross Country and road. Click here for Child Safeguarding Statement
Training: Mon and Wed night. 7pm-9pm. 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 (excluding Fit4Life) wishing to join please fill in this online form.
Fit4Life:Please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860
Next committee meeting: 9th April at 8:30pm in Munster Arms.

PRO Report 14th May

Several of our members represented their schools in the South Munster schools track and field championships recently. Many of them medaled and will progress on to the Munsters. Wishing them all the best in their endeavors on 18 th May in CIT.
Results from Day One of county championships (under 9 – Under 19).
Under 9;  Lily Clover bronze in 60m. Ewen Hourigan bronze in 60m and silver in turbo. Under 10;  Emma McElwaine bronze in 500m. Under 12;  Max Clover silver in high jump. Niall Egan bronze in high jump. Ruby Cummins Gold in long jump. Under 13;  Aoife Callan Gold in Shot Putt. Molly O’Donovan bronze in shot putt and silver in hurdles. Eoin O Callaghan Gold in Javelin and hurdles. Under 14;  Maia McCourt bronze in long jump. Coen Crowley bronze in Javelin. Under 16;   Jack Cullen Gold in Javelin and silver in long hurdles. Cian Walsh bronze in high jump. Eabha Crowley bronze in pole vault. Niamh O Donovan silver in shot putt and bronze in long jump. Under 17;  Ruairi Harrington silver in 1500m and Javelin. Rory Falvey Gold in 1500m. Nicola Tuthill Gold in 400m. Under 18;  Niamh Sugrue bronze in shot putt and long jump. Lauren McCourt  Gold in 100m. Stacey Komolafe silver in 100m and Gold in 400m. Erin de Burca bronze in 100m. Olivia Tuthill silver in 400m.
Dylan Roberts bronze in 100m. Diarmuid O Connor Gold in pole vault and silver in Javelin. Under 19; Gerard O Donovan bronze in 100m. Thomas Gale bronze in 400m.  Congratulations to everyone who competed and medaled.
On another note , news just in is that the European Youth Olympic Qualification status has been achieved by Bandon Athlete Diarmuid O Connor. He has exceeded the qualification standard in Antwerp at the Meerkamp Meet. To date Diarmuid is the only Irish Athlete to achieve this high standard. Congratulations to him and his Coach Frank Stam from all at the Club .
velyn PRO

PRO Report 30th April

Latest from Bandon Fit4Life is that members are progressing well in their preparation for the Cork City Marathon. Last weekend ten members competed in the Great Railway Run in Carrigaline, with distances ranging between 10k and 25k. Another member competed in the Rosscarbery 10k, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.  Keep up the good work!

Our Annual Summer Camp, open to Juvenile members and non members is taking place on 1st July to 4 th July in Bandon Grammar School. Further info and application forms are on Club website; and club phone 087 1135500. This fun filled camp is for children from Junior infants right up to sixth class. Early booking is advised.
The West Cork Track and Field Championships are done and dusted , with Bandon AC taking home the coveted ‘Catherine Duggan Perpetual Cup’ for best Overall Club. Ronan Duggan made the presentation to our chairman Patrick Mc Sweeney.

Coaches are the preparing athletes for the upcoming Cork County Track and Field Championship for under 9 to Under 19 age groups . This is based over two days, 5 th and 12 th May next in CIT.   Combined events along with Masters and Seniors take place on May 19 th. Juvenile Bs and Relays are scheduled for May 26th.
Best of luck to everyone competing in Counties.  Huge thank you to all the coaches who have mentored their charges so well.

Evelyn O Reilly

Cork County Juvenile Championships

Cork Country Juvenile Track & Field next month will see a large number of club members in action and for some it will be the first time competing at this level.

Wishing them all the best of luck.

Current version of entries is available here.  Please review and if there are mistakes / omissions please txt the club phone with details.

Boys and Girls u10 are now included in latest version *

West Cork T&F timetables

Next big event is the 1st leg of the West Cork Track and Field Championships which is on Sun 7th with an 11am start.

2nd leg is on the following Sat 13th with a a 12noon start.

This year there is a team aspect to the Senior Mens and Womens 3k race, so hoping a number of road runners might decide to give the track a go for a change. 3km race will be the 1st event on the Sun, so will have an 11am start. No need to pre-enter, just turn up on the day.

Also, this year the existing trophy for Best Overall Club is being replaced by the Catherine Duggan Memorial Cup. Bandon AC have won the Best Overall Club at these championships for the last number of years, so we really want to be the first name on this new award, so expect a big turnout of club members on both days in an effort to bring this trophy back home to Bandon!

West Cork T&F Championships 2019 Info

Timetable Day1

Timetable Day 2

West Cork T&F Championships 2019 Program

Click here for Championships info on West Cork web site

PRO Report 26th March

Bandon Fit4Life group is indeed strengthening up and preparing for the Cork Marathon. Beginner and intermediate groups will be taking part in the relay section of the Cork Marathon. Several members will also compete in the Dublin City Marathon later in the year.  Bandon is well represented by Fit4Life who compete in different events every weekend. No doubt that there Are great things in the horizon for them in the future.



Well done to Juvenile members who took part in the recent West Cork road races in Dunmanway last weekend. Some great performances and close finishes! Medalists were- girls Under 9 Jennifer Bamford bronze; Under 9 Boys Patrick Feeney silver. Girls under 11 Maeve Dollard bronze. Boys under 13 Adam Sexton silver, Daniel Dollard bronze.
Thank you to all the coaches and Juvenile members who took part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Bandon. Huge thanks to Gerard Healy for the use of his bus on the day. Thanks also to the Committee members and coaches for organising  it. Next big day out is the West Cork Track and Field  Championship on 7th and 13 th April next in C.I.T..
Please submit to the Bandon Notes Sectio

West Cork Road Races

Next West Cork Athletics event is the West Cork Road Races on Sunday 24th March,
Droumleena Lawn (Show grounds) Dunmanway, 12 noon.

This is open to all registered members of West Cork Athletic clubs
Under 9: 500m
Under 11: 1000m
Under 13: Girls 1200m, Boys 1500m
Under 15: Girls 1500m, Boys 2000m
Under 17: Girls 2000m, Boys 3000m
Junior/u20 : 3,000m

1st race of the day will be girls u9 then boys u9, then u11 etc

All athletes have to be registered with clubs in West Cork Division.
Singlets or club t-shirts with club name and colour is required.

Cost to compete: €2, Pay on the day, no need to pre register.

Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race
Medals for all finishers.

The races will start and finish near the entrance to Droumleena Lawn which can be used for parking.

PRO Report 4th March

Our annual awards/social night is on next Saturday 9th March at 8.00 pm in Bandon G.A.A. Pavilion. As well as overall awards for track and field/cross country, each coach will present individual awards to athletes that he/she mentors. It’s always a great night, we would ask that all members and their families attend. Music and refreshments will be provided.

Program for West Cork Track and Field has been decided. It’s over two days; Sunday 7 th April @ 11.00 and Saturday 13 th April at 12.00. We would encourage all members to come and compete and gain experience in CIT.

Congratulations to Phil Healy for placing third in her 400m semi final in Glasgow last weekend. Unfortunately due to been clipped in a collision she did not progress to final.

Carmel Crowley – Masters athlete recently received an award  for her International achievements in Cross Country for 2018. Other recipients of ‘Aspiring Young Athletes Awards’ were Gavin Kenny, Diarmuid O’Connor, Lauren McCourt, Niamh Sugrue, Tristan Chambers and Fionn Harrington.  Congratulations to you all.
Bandon Fit4Life is going from strength to strength. Beginners are now at three miles. The marathon training is underway, currently reaching ten miles. Aiming for the Cork to Carrigaline (15.5 miles) run in six weeks time. Linda Hodnetts group are training for Dublin marathon. The advanced group are preparing for Cork City half/full marathon. They are currently running thirteen miles at training. Keep up the good work.
Recent Juvenile medallists at the Munster Indoors are;  Lewis Lenihan Under 13 , was third in shot putt. Molly O’Donovan Under 13, was second in shot putt.  Eoin O’Callaghan Under 13, was first in walk and second in shot putt. Congratulations to all who competed and attained their personal bests in this season.
Thank you

PRO Report

4 senior athletes, namely Phil Healy, Shane Howard, Joe Gibson and Fiona Everard,  competed in the
National Indoor Championships last weekend.
Phil Healy received Gold in the 400m race, attaining a time of 52.81 seconds in the Final.  Phil has also been selected to be on the Irish team that will compete in the European indoor championships in Glasgow, this March.
Shane Howard also placed first for Gold in the senior mens long jump, with an enviable jump of 7.44.
Joe Gibson and Fiona Everard performed well also, finishing outside the medals.
To come away with two Gold medals is excellent, and we would like to congratulate all four senior athletes and their respective coaches.
The results of the Munster Schools Cross Country , held  In  W.IT.  show that some of our members have progressed to the All Ireland schools finals next month.
Wishing them all the best in their endeavors.
On another celebratory note, we would like to wish Mr. Michael O’Reilly- Long  time member and loyal supporter of Bandon Athletic Club a very happy 90th Birthday.
Thank you