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 Events (Please check relevant web site for any updated info.)
Next club event is…

  • Fit4Life every Tues Kellehers @ 8pm See Fit4Life on Facebook
  • Sat May 3rd, Bandon Half Marathon and 10K Road Races, Registration info
  • 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.

    West Cork 2nd leg

    Best of luck all the athletes who will be competing in the 2nd leg of the West Cork Track & Field Championships in CIT on Sat.
    First races are scheduled for a 1pm start.
    Program and Order of events is available here

    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.

    Slightly further afield, a number of club members will be in action in the Irish Colleges Track & Field Championships in Waterford on Fri and Sat, so wishing them the best of luck also.

    Upcoming Book launch

    IRISH ATHLETES AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES, STOCKHOLM 1912 by Colm Murphy [ex Cork athletics 70s/80s]

    Saturday, May 3rd at Bandon Bookshop in Riverview Shopping Centre at 2pm [after the road race!].

    430 pages, softback, heavily illustrated. Much new information and data with previously unpublished pictures. Focus and emphasis is on Irish based athletes although American based – including the Whales – included. Cork athletes such as Bill Bennett, Bob Hales, Michael Dineen etc included.
    Cost of book is €15.

    The book is also available via post at €18 [cheques payable to ‘C Murphy’ at 92 Rochester Avenue, Rochester, KENT ME1 2DR, England].

    Leevale Senior Sports

    A productive day today for most of the Bandon athletes competing in the Leevale sports.
    Patrick McSweeney won the men’s hammer and shot putt. Phil Healy won the 100m and was 3rd in 200m. Laura McSweeney was 2nd in both the shot putt and hammer. Fintan OShaughnessy was 3rd in the long jump.
    Others who competed included Erin Kingston (5th Shot) Carla Hicks (4th Pole Vault) Joey Henchy (3rd in heat of 100m) Promise Okafor (5th in heat of 200m)