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. 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.
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A number of club members made the trip to Athlone today for the All-Ireland u20/u23 Indoor Championships.
Phil Healy had a mixed day, in the u23 age group she false started in the 60m heats but won the 200m later in the day. She also contested an extra 60m race where she clocked 7.41 which was the fastest womens 60m of the day. Laura McSweeney was 2nd in u23 Shot Putt. Patrick McSweeney was 2nd in the u23 Weight for Distance and 3rd in the Shot Putt. Shane Howard won the u23 Long Jump and also contested the 60m but narrowly missed out on a place in the final. Thomas McCarthy was 10th in the u23 800m.
In the Junior age group, Joey Henchy and Scott Gibson contested the 60m and both qualifed for the final and ran new personal bests of 7.12 with Joey placed 6th and Scott 7th. Promise Okafor was 2nd in the triple jump and 4th in the Long Jump. Gavin Hicks had a new personal best of 11.60m and finished 6th in the Shot Putt early in the morning and later in the day he placed 2nd in the Weight for Distance.
Well done to all involved.
Some Photos from the day
Bandon athletes were well represented at the Cork County Athletics Board Awards night in the River Lee Hotel on Fri 23rd.
Among those receiving international awards in recognition of representing Ireland in 2014 at junior/senior level were; Phil Healy, Roisin Howard and Patrick McSweeney.
Mark O’Sullivan and Danny Allen received awards for their performances in Cork Graded Leagues in 2014.
The County Board also acknowledged some up and coming juvenile athletes and Bandon members who were included in this were Bobby Smith, Scott Gibson and Promise Okafor.
Well done to all who received an award.
Report and photos on Cork County Web Site
Best of luck to the athletes who will be in action on Sunday in the All-Ireland Junior & u23 Indoor Championships in Athlone.
Timetable, entry list and preview are on AAI site
Also, the event will be streamed live for anyone who wants to catch up with the action from home. Live Streaming
Well done to Mark O’Sullivan who competed today as part of the Irish U23 team in Dunboyne.
Mark finished 9th in the U23 race, and the Irish U23 team were 2nd behind Scotland.
Full results available on Precision Timing
Photo’s from Ronan Duggan
Bandon AC was ably represented by six athletes in the National Indoor Combined Events Championships held in Athlone International Arena on
Saturday, January 17th, 2015.
A big congratulations to Roisin Howard, who was a clear winner of the Women’s Senior category amassing a total of 3251 points. In claiming the National title, she broke her own 2014 Senior Women’s club record by 171 points. She also broke her own club records in the 60 hurdles, high jump and 800m.
Congratulations also to the five Bandon AC girls who competed well in the U15 and U16 girls categories breaking club records and enjoying PBs.
In the Girls U15 event, Aisling Cassidy finished just 40 points outside the medals in 4th (2587 points) and Ella Stack in 6th place (2381 points). Both girls had a good competition. Ella set a new PB in the hurdles, LJ and 800m.
Aisling set two new U15 club records in the hurdles and pentathlon and also set a new PB in the shot and 800m.
In the Girls U16 event, Ciara McKeon placed 5th (2789 points), Laura Nicholson 7th (2616 points) and Moira Barrett 8th (2495 points). Similarly, these three athletes had a good competition. Moira set a new U16 club record in the 800m and a PB in the shot. Laura set three new PBs in the hurdles, LJ and pentathlon. Ciara set new U16 club records in the high jump and pentathlon and equalled her club record in the hurdles.
Congratulations to all on a most promising start to 2015.
Report by Evelyn Murphy
Best of luck to the athletes heading to Nenagh on Sunday for the Munster Senior Indoor Championships.
Important info about timetables changes etc are on Munster site
While on Sat the GloHealth Combined Event Championships takes place in AIT International Arena and a number of club members will be in action there.
Preview of the event on Athletics Ireland site
In the interests of safely due to the expected storm, there will be no training tonight.
Unless your coach has made alternative arrangements with you.
Great credit to Frank Stam for updating the club indoor records, this is a huge amount of work but serves as interesting reading.
All indoor records and ranking are available on the Club Statistics page
Bandon Men’s team contested the 1st Round of the National Indoor League last weekend in Athlone.
Among the high lights were Joey Henchy finishing 2nd in the 60m and Promise Okafor finishing in 4th place in a very competitive long jump competition.
Ronan Duggan finished 8th in the 800m and also contested the Shot Putt.
There was no womens’ team, but Phil Healy did compete as a guest and ran in two 60m races, clocking times of 7.44 and 7.51 for good solid times at this early stage of the indoor season.
Report on AAI site