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 €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:Tues 13th June 9pm in Munster Arms

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  • County Results

    County Senior and Master Track and Field Championships saw a small number of club members in action but with a large amount of success.
    Patrick McSweeney won the Senior Shot Put, Weight for Distance, Discus as well as placing second in the Hammer. Laura McSweeney won the Senior Shot Put and Hammer as well as placing second in Discus.
    Roisin Howard won the Senior triple jump, was 2nd in Shot Put, long jump and Javelin.
    In the master events, Liz Coomey won the masters o45 Shot Put, Hammer, Discus, javelin, sprint, long jump and high jump. Frank Stam won the o55 Shot Put, Discus, javelin, high jump, weight for distance and hammer.
    Well done everyone.

    In the County Juvenile Combined Events in the CIT there was some impressive results for club members. In the girls u11 Natalia Dawidowicz was 3rd. In the Boys u14 Jack Cullen had a comprehensive win and Tristan Chambers won the u16 age group. In the boys u11 Cormac OFlynn and Eoin OCallaghan competed well but finished outside the medals in a tough competition.
    Well done everyone

    Well done to everyone who took part in the first day of the Cork County Juvenile Track and Field Championships.
    Number of impressive performances on the day with a number of medals won.
    Medalist included
    Sean Heverin, Ciara Burrows, Harry McCourt, Sarah Burrows, Aoife Callan, Eoin O’Callaghan, Mai McCourt, Caroline Wesol, Eabha Crowley, Niamh O’Donovan, Jack Cullen, Callum McCourt, Jane Buckley, Nicole Tuthil, Ciaran McCarthy, Max Halliahan, Ruairi Harrington, Stacey Komolafe, Lauren McCourt, Olivia Tuthill, Diarmuid O’Connor, Liam Crowley, Gavin Kenny, Dylan Chambers, Fionn Harrington, James Kirkby, Tristan Chambers, Ella Stack, Amy Crowley, Aoibhinn O’Connor, Thomas Beare

    Club Awards Night

    Hope everyone who attended last nights awards night had a good time, thanks to everyone who helped out on the night and well done to everyone who received an award.

    Award winners on the night included:
    Track and field U9 Kate Collins
    Cross Country U9 Cillian O’Flynn
    Track and field U11 Miah McCourt
    Cross Country U11 Amy McCarthy
    Track and field U13 Jack Cullen
    Cross Country U13 Callum McCourt
    Track and field U15 Diarmuid O’Connor
    Cross Country U15 Jane Buckley
    Track and field U17 Ella Stack
    Cross Country U17 Laura Nicholson
    Track and field U19 Travis Coomey
    Cross Country U19 John Muckian
    BEST OVER ALL T&F Phil Healy
    BEST OVER ALL XC Fiona Everard
    Hall Of Fame Tim Lucey
    Best Master Liz Coomey
    President Award Erin DeBurca
    Club Person oF the year Susan McCourt

    Thanks to Trevor Collins for the photos

    West Corks

    West Cork Track & Field Sun 9th and Sun 30th.
    This is a great introduction to outdoor season and a great competition for the new athlete.

    Only clubs from West Cork attend this event and most kids find it a worthwhile experience as this competition gives them an opportunity to put into practice what they are doing at training.

    There is no need to register for this, just turn up on the day and pay the entry on the door (everyone pays, athletes and non-athletes, €3 per person, €10 per family of upto 2adults + 3 child)

    Athletes have to compete in the correct age group.
    For example on Sun 9th, an athlete who is u11 can not do the u13 shot put. An athlete who is u10 in 2017 (born 2008) can compete in the u11 age group.
    If in doubt, ask an official.

    Just make sure you listen to the public address to hear the events being called.
    Also, make sure you are familiar with the running order of the events, but note this can change to facility the smooth running of the event on the day.

    The last track events on the day is usually the relays which are always a great event, so even if you are finished and thinking of heading homeward, it might be worthwhile waiting for the relays. The club’s can enter more than 1 team per race.

    For the field events, its expected that athletes will have practiced the events at training, so while the West Corks is a lower level than County/Munster it is still a competition and not a training day, so if an athlete has never done the event beforehand, then competing in that event is West Corks is not fair on the other children or the officials.

    There will be a small shop at the back of the stand on the day selling tea/coffee and a selection of sandwiches and snacks.

    First event on Sun is the adults 3,000m followed by the sprints, so all athletes taking part in the sprints should be at the track by 11:30 to allow time for warm up etc.

    Please note…
    All athletes are advised to wear spikes for Long Jump, TurboJavelin and High Jump events. In the event of wet conditions participation may be refused on the interests of safety if spikes are not used.
    Club singlets or t-shirts must be worn

    Please remember that that most of the officials are parents, just like yourself who volunteer their time in order that the events run as smoothly as possible. If you are willing to help out then please make yourself known to the officials.

    All efforts must be encouraged and all efforts must be applauded. The athletic community are known for cheering on everyone from first to last, regardless of what club they represent.

    The child standing beside your child, could be the child they will be competing with in their adult life. Please encourage your child to be pleasant and make friends, a competitive spirit is encouraged, but good manners must be observed at all times

    Encourage the children to enjoy victory but remember to be gracious in defeat.

    Upcoming West Cork Events

    Couple of upcoming events organised by West Cork Athletics.

    Next West Cork Athletics event is the West Cork Road Races on Sun 2nd April in Dunmanway at 12 noon.

    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
    Singlets or club t-shirts 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.

    West Cork Track & Field Program is now available here
    Dates are 9th & 30th April so hoping for a good turnout as these are ideal preparation of County Championships in May.

    Running order of events should be available on West Cork site in a few days.

    Recent All-Ireland results

    The National Senior Indoor Championships was held for the first time in the new Abbotstown Indoor Arena. On the Saturday first club athletes in action were Laura McSweeney and Roisin Howard in the Shot Put. Laura who was in a medal position for most of the competition eventually finished just outside the medals in 4th with Roisin in 6th place. In the 400m heats Phil Healy won her heats and qualified for the final on Sun. Ronan Duggan contested the 800m heats but didn’t progress past the first round. On Sun Joan Healy qualified for the 60m final where she won Silver in a close race. The 400m final was also a close affair with Phil Healy winning Gold and in a time inside the required standard for the European Indoors.

    Well done to Liz Coomey who was the club’s only representative in the All-ireland Master’s Indoor Championships in Athlone. She certainly had a busy day as she contested a number of events, results included
    3rd in High Jump, 3rd in 60mHurdles, 4th Shot Put, 4th Long Jump and 6th in 60m sprint.

    Well done to everyone