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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.
Results of above which took place on 26 th May last in CIT.
Under 9; John Feheney first in Turbo Javelin . Cara Casey third in 300m race.
Under 10; Leila Cummins first in long jump. Sean Murphy first in 500m race.
Under 11; Ciara Burrows third in 60m. Caoimhe O’Regan third in 600m. Emma Trunwit second in long jump.
Under 12; Dilly Twohig first in shot putt. Oisin Callan first in both shot putt and high jump. Fionn Lucey first in 60m sprint. Harry McCourt second in long jump.
Under 13; Adam Sexton second in 80m sprint and third in 600m race. Eanna Crowley third in 80m sprint. Richard Tarrant second in long jump. Daniel Dollard second in 600m race. Tzita Kingston first in high jump and second in 60m sprint. Sara Burton third in 60m sprint. Kayla Mulcahy third in shot putt. Natalia Dawidowicz second in shot putt and third in long jump.
Relays (4x 100m) were ran also with Bandon coming out with 9 County Team medals . Girls under 10 placed first, boys under 12 placed third; girls under 13 placed third; girls under 14 placed second; girls under 16 placed third; girls under 17 placed second; boys under 17 placed first; girls under 18 placed first; boys under 19 placed second.
Well done to everyone who competed and also Coaches for continued training and support.
Evelyn O Reilly PRO
Annual club summer camp will be held 1st – 4th July. Application form is below and completed forms can be returned at training to book a place.
At the County Juvenile Combined Events On 19 th May last, results show that Jack Cullen placed first for gold in boys under 16; Eoin O Callaghan placed first in boys under 13, Max Clover won the boys under 11 competition. Molly O Donovan placed second in the girls under 14 competition.
In the Masters Event, Dual coach and member Cosmos de Burca represented Bandon AC, winning gold in shot putt, weight for distance and Javelin.
Meanwhile in Templemore on the same day, the National League took place. The 4 x 100m relay team placed first. Jane Buckley placed second in the 1500m and fourth in 3000m. Laura McSweeney was secod in both shot putt and hammer throw competition. Amy Crowley placed fourth in long jump. Roisin Howard was 3rd in the 400m hurdles, discus and Javelin. Erin de Burca was a member of both relay teams.
Olivia Tuthill was 3rd in 400m race. Collette Tuthill was 2nd in the walk. Stacey Komolafe was 3rd in 100m hurdles and high jump. She placed fifth in long jump. Lauren McCourt was 2nd in both 100m and 200m.
As well as winning the women’s 4 x 100m, the 4 x 400m relay team placed 2nd. Well done to everyone involved, team now has a good chance of making the league final in August
Last weekend six members of Bandon Fit4Life competed in the Surf, Turn n Tar in Rosscarbery. Three members competed in the Bay Run in Bantry with Heather Collins placing as first female home. Congratulations everyone. Training for the upcoming marathon is continuing.
A reminder to all parents/ guardians that our annual summer camp is taking place in Bandon Grammar School on 1 st to 4 th July next, 10 to 3 each day. This fun filled camp to open to members and non members. Further info and application forms are on Club website – www.bandonac.org. Camp suitable for children from junior infants right up to sixth class inclusively.
Results from Day 2 of Juvenile Under 9 to Under 19 County Track and Field Championships which took place in CIT on May 13 th last.
Under 9; Shane Murphy bronze in 300. Under 10; Isobel Lane Gold in Turbo, Aisling Guinane silver in Turbo. Under 11; Chris Woodland Gold in long jump, Ronan Sheehy bronze in shot putt.
Under 12; Andrew Lane Gold in Turbo, Lewis Lenihan silver in Turbo and Gold in Shot Putt. Under 13; Leah Crean silver in Long Jump, Aoife Callan Gold in Javelin, Eoin O’Callaghan silver in shot putt and bronze In high jump, Glen de Burca bronze in shot putt. Under 14; Aoife Tuthill Gold in Javelin, Coen Crowley silver in shot putt.
Under 16; Jack Cullen Gold in long jump and silver in shot putt. Under 17; Nicola Tuthill silver in 800m, Rory Falvey Gold in 800m.
Under 18; Lauren McCourt Gold in 200m, Niamh Sugrue Gold in Javelin. Under 19; Gerald O’Donovan silver in 100m.
As you can see a substantial amount of medals were won on Day 2 – excellent performances were given by all the athletes. Thanks again to their dedicated coaches for their continued hard work and persistence.
The Committee would like to thank the parents who recently kindly bag packed to raise money for the Club in Super Valu, Riverview Shopping Centre In Bandon . Many thanks to the Caulfield Family for allowing us to do so. Community support is invaluable.
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 .
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 *
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 Day 2
West Cork T&F Championships 2019 Program
Click here for Championships info on West Cork web site
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..
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