Bandon A.C. is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete 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.
Click here for Bandon A.C. Child Safeguarding Statement
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: 10th April at 9pm in Munster Arms
Next event is the West Cork Road races on Sunday 25th at 12noon.
Start is near Showgrounds in Dunmanway.
The Track & Field Championships will be held in CIT on Sunday 15th and Sunday 29th April with an 11am start both days.
Program of events is available here.. Preliminary timetable should be able later this week
Bandon A.C. recently presented Anne O’Mahony representing Marymount Hospice with a cheque for €1500.00. This was the proceeds from our Annual New Years Day 5 mile walk/race.
Pictured left to right- Denise Harrington, Ann Kelly, Carmel Lucey, Patrick Mc Sweeney, Anne O’Mahony (Marymount), John O’Donovan, Fiona Mangan .
Well done to everyone who turned out last and hope a good time was had by everyone.
Thanks to everyone who helped out on the night to make the night a success.
Club Awards were presented to the following athletes
Ben O’Flynn – u9 XC
Christopher Woodland – u9 T&F
Daniel Dolland – u11 XC
Aoife Callan – u11 T&F
Amy McCarthy – u13 XC
Coen Crowley – u13 T&F
Callum McCourt – U15 XC
Jack Cullen – u15 T&F
Gavin Kenny – U17 XC
Tristan Chambers – U17 T&F
Naoise O’Flaitheartaigh – u19 XC
Dave McInerney – u19 T&F
Roisin Howard – Senior Award
Phil Healy – International Award
Laura Nicholson – Overall XC Award
Laura McSweeney – Overall T&F Award
Amy Allen – Presidents Award
Liz Coomey – Masters Athlete
Darren Crowley – Club Person of the Year
Reminder :Club Social Night
Sat 17th Feb at 7:30pm in GAA Pavilion
All members and past members invited to attend as well as parent of juvenile athletes.
At the IFAM meet in Ghent, Belgium – Bandon AC athlete Joan Healy ran a 7.33 personal best in heat 2 of the womens 60m, placing fifth in the final.
Meanwhile, in Clarinbridge, Galway at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile B Cross Country Relays and Intermediate cross country relays there were some fine performances from our athletes.
In the Girls under 12 relays, Bandon placed third. Team comprised of Aoibhinn McKeogh, Grace Nyhan,Maia Mc Court, Amy Mc Carthy and Alexandra Good.
In boys under 12 relays, where they placed first for gold, team comprised of Des Kenneally, Charlie Twomey, Dara Walsh, Adam Barry and Jack Cullinane.
In the girls under 15 Relay, team comprised of ; Ella Collins, Emma Barry, Eabha Crowley, Ellen Murphy and Niamh Quinn. They finished fifth overall.
In the under 13 boys race Oisín McCarthy placed 8 th individually and was on the Cork team for gold.
Jack Cullinane placed 16 th overall and was also on the Cork team which received Gold.
Conor Galvin and Dara McCarthy were on the Cork Team that placed third.
Under 15 boys were successful too, Rory Falvey 8th, Rory Harrington 17th, Callum Mc Court 27th , Max Hallihan 33rd, all receiving county Gold Medals.
Congrats to all who medalled and competed to represent their Club and County. Thanks also to Coaches and parents .
Evelyn O’Reilly PRO
The All Ireland Junior/under 23 Indoor Championships took place last weekend in Athlone.
Three Members from the club competed; Joey Henchy placed 4th in the 60m final, along with Scott Gibson who placed 6 th. Scott also placed 4 th in the 200m final. Fiona Everard placed 4 th in the 1500m final.
In Vienna , Phil Healy placed first in her race with a pb of 52.08 seconds.
Since receiving the Youth Award last week in Celtic Ross Hotel, Laura Nicholson has won the Senior Girls race in the South Munster School cross country. Well done to everyone.
The club wishes to congratulate member James French who has been selected for the Irish under 20 Rugby Squad for the 2018 Six Nations.
Pro Report by Evelyn O’Reilly
Well done to everyone who took part today either as runner or walker.
A large amount of money was raised for Marymount Hospice, full details on that later in week.
Apologies for the delay in results due to computer issues, results have now been uploaded and available here BandonAC_RoadRaceResults_1Jan2018 (all reported errors / omissions have been resolved )
Any issues or errors, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org and results will be rechecked tomorrow.
*There are still 3 uncollected prizes where we don’t have contact info, if you are one of them please email email@example.com and we will arrange to get the prizes to you. Any uncollected prizes where we do not get contact details by Tues 9th will be donated to Marymount Hospice*
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the stewarding and catering today, Bandon guards who assisted with traffic flow and also the Red Cross and the Bandon GAA pavilion.
Pictured below is Laura Nicholson who was recently honoured with a West Cork sports star award in the Celtic Ross Hotel AND Cork City sports athlete of the month for October 2017 in the River Lee Hotel.
Laura was crowned Champion at lasts weeks National Junior (under 20) Cross Country Championships in the National Sports Campus, Dublin with a time of 14.21; Fiona Everard placed fifth with a time of 14.42. Both ladies are to be commended on their dedication and performances.
Both Laura and Fiona have been chosen to represent Ireland in the European Cross Country Championships which will be held in Slovakia next month . Both athletes will compete in the under 20 women race. Best wishes to them both.
Several Bandon AC members were selected to represent Cork in the upcoming Uneven age Championships to be held in Waterford on December 17th next.
Chosen were Daniel Dollard and Cillian O’Flynn; boys under 11. Amy McCarthy and Ella Collins; girls under 13. Jane Buckley and Nicola Tuthill; girls under 15. Callum McCourt; boys under 15. Naoise O’Flaitheartaigh; boys under 19. Wishing them well in their respective races.
Renewal of membership for current members will take place over 2 nights, Mon 27th and Wed 29th in the McCutcheon Hall in Bandon Grammar School from 7-9pm.
Please ensure forms are downloaded and returned completed with exact fee’s on either of these nights.
Forms are available HERE!
Please note, athletes must sign the code of conduct.