Training/Fixtures etc

Bandon A.C. is affiliated to Athletics Ireland, members compete at all levels in Track&Field, Cross Country and road. Click here for Child Safeguarding Statement
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: 14th Aug at 9pm in Munster Arms

PRO Report

4 senior athletes, namely Phil Healy, Shane Howard, Joe Gibson and Fiona Everard,  competed in the
National Indoor Championships last weekend.
Phil Healy received Gold in the 400m race, attaining a time of 52.81 seconds in the Final.  Phil has also been selected to be on the Irish team that will compete in the European indoor championships in Glasgow, this March.
Shane Howard also placed first for Gold in the senior mens long jump, with an enviable jump of 7.44.
Joe Gibson and Fiona Everard performed well also, finishing outside the medals.
To come away with two Gold medals is excellent, and we would like to congratulate all four senior athletes and their respective coaches.
The results of the Munster Schools Cross Country , held  In  W.IT.  show that some of our members have progressed to the All Ireland schools finals next month.
Wishing them all the best in their endeavors.
On another celebratory note, we would like to wish Mr. Michael O’Reilly- Long  time member and loyal supporter of Bandon Athletic Club a very happy 90th Birthday.
Thank you

PRO Report

Recent results from Munster Senior,Junior and Masters Indoor Championship in Nenagh.

Senior Women; Roisin Howard placed second in 60m hurdles, Shot Putt and weight for distance. Roisin  won bronze in high jump and triple jump. Five medals in total. Congratulations.

Junior ; Erin de Burca placed sixth in 60m and seventh in 200m. Olivia Tuthill competed in the 400m and placed fifth.
Masters; Liz McCarthy Coomey (W45) had a fantastic day at the indoors.  Liz won Gold in four events; namely 60m hurdles, high jump, weight for distance and long jump.
Cosmos de Burca came away with two silver medals for shot putt and weight for distance. Cosmos placed sixth in 60m.
Excellent performances from these Bandon AC Members.

Last weekend, Phil Healy placed second in the Cheryl Toussaint Women’s 400m in a time of 53.72 seconds at the Millrose Games in America. Congratulations Phil.

Evelyn O’Reilly

PRO Report Feb 5

Amazing news from Vienna, from the International Indoor Meet, where Phil Healy won the 400m race in 52.31 seconds. This is the fastest time in the Europeans and the World Championships. Next on Phil’s agenda is the European Indoor Athletics Championship which is taking place in Glasgow in early March. Congratulations to Phil and her Coach from all at Club.

Shane Howard won the Senior Long Jump at the AAI games held in Dublin last weekend. Congratulations!

Bandon AC were recently presented with an award for being the best Juvenile B Cross Country Club in Munster. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches involved.

At the All Ireland under 23 Indoor Championships in Athlone, on January 27 th last, Joe Gibson received bronze in the 60m sprint, Fiona Everard also won bronze in the 1500m race. Excellent start to the year for them both.
Following on from this, Fiona placed sixth in the 3000m race last Saturday in the AAI Championship held in Dublin. Laura Nicholson also competed and placed third.

Finally, Grace Nyhan placed tenth in her race at the All Ireland B cross country which took place in Dundalk last weekend.


PRO Report Jan 21st

Congratulations to Phil Healy, Bandon AC member, Ireland’s Fastest Woman!
Phil was the overall winner of the 2018 West Cork Sportstar of the Year at the 21 st Annual Awards  ceremony in the Celtic Ross Hotel, in association with C103fm and The Southern Star.  An excellent night was had by all.

Diarmuid O’Connor and his Coach Frank Stan have to be commended  on achieving a new championship best at the Irish Life National Combined Events , which were held in Athlone last weekend.

Our girls under 18 Relay team placed third in the Munster Indoors Championship held in Nenagh last weekend also. Congratulations and well done to those that competed and placed.

Best of luck to our members who will be representing their respective Secondary schools in the West Cork Schools Cross Country In Dunmanway. Up for grabs is the EBS Perpetual Shield for the best boys / girls school.

Evelyn O Reilly

Munster B XC Results

Results from recent Munster B Cross Country Championships held in Riverstick.

Sean Murphy placed fifth in the boys under 9 race.

Ruby Cummins received a County medal for placing ninth. Our under 11 girls team placed sixth overall .

Grace Nyhan who was in fine form secured first place , along with Aoibhinn McKeogh who placed sixth. Both these girls received individual medals. Their team , including Ciara  McCarthy and Aoife Tuthill also secured team gold medals in the under 13 race.
The under 13 Boys team placed sixth.

In the girls under 15 race, Ella Collins placed third, Emma Barry placed tenth- earning them both individual county medals. Ella and Emma also won team gold with Eabha Crowley who placed fourteenth and Niamh Quinn who was seventeenth.

Boys under 15; Callum McCourt placed third for an individual county medal. Callum along with Dara McCarthy (fifteenth), Joseph Buttimer (seventeenth) and Cian Walsh (twenty first) won team gold.

In other news, we would like to congratulate Phil Healy on her recent award for “Inspirational Performance on Irish Soil”, presented by Irish Life Health National Athletics Board.

Another inspirational athlete is member Laura Nicholson. Laura has been selected along with thirty eight other athletes to represent Ireland in the European Cross Country Championships. This takes place in Tilburg in the Netherlands on ninth of December next.

Wishing our members the best of luck in the upcoming Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k race next weekend.

Best of luck to our juvenile members representing their respective schools in Riverstick, which will take place in early 2019.


Munster XC Results

Results of Munster Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships, held in Two Mile Borris, County Tipperary on 11 th November last.
Several individual and county medals were won by members in what could be described as a tough and competitive Course.
Under 9; Aisling Guinane and Emma McElwaine both won individual and Gold County Team medals. The club team placed second overall. Boys under 9 placed seventh overall.
Under 11; Clodagh Barry received an individual medal, the club team placed seventh overall. Cillian O’Flynn won an individual and silver county medal. Club team placed thirteenth overall.
Under 13; Amy Mc Carthy won both individual and Gold county medals.   Club team placed fifth. Oisin Mc Carthy won both individual and Gold county medals. Club team placed fifth overall.
Under 17; Jane Buckley received an individual and Gold county medal. Fionn Harrington and Gavin Kenny received an individual medal and Gold county medal each.
In the Senior Women race, Fiona Everard placed, winning an individual medal and a Silver county medal.
Some of our athletes were marginally outside the medals, having also put in  fine performances.  Everyone is to be congratulated along with their respective Coaches.

  • Evelyn O’Reilly PRO

Upcoming AGM

**Dates for your diary**

Bandon Athletic club will hold it’s Annual General meeting on Thu Nov 22nd at 8pm in the Munster Arms hotel. All registered members 18 years and older are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Registration for CURRENT members only will take place Mon 26th & Wed 28th Nov @ 7-8.45pm.

Bandon AC.

Cross Country Results

It has been a busy few weeks for Bandon AC and Fit4Life members. Fit4Life members , aside from running Marathons in Dublin and Venice, competing in the Cork Airport 5k run,  have been busy organizing and filling Shoe Boxes for Team Hope. Thank you to all who generously contributed.

On 29 th October last in Conna, our under 11 Boys placed fourth in the Juvenile B Cross Country Championships. Well done to Eoin Sexton, Ben Flynn, Shane Barrett and Eanna Burke. Under 15 Girls ; Emma Barry, Niamh Quinn and Eabha Crowley placed first.

In the Juvenile Relays Cross Country Championships, held in Castlelyons on November 4th last. This was organized and hosted by St. Nicholas Athletic Club. We were well represented in each age group with all eight teams placing. Under 10 Girls placed fourth; Under 10 Boys placed third. Under 12 Girls and Boys placed second. Under 14 Girls placed second with the Under 14 Boys in fourth place. Under 16 Girls placed second , Under 16 Boys placed first.
Amazing performances were put in by each athlete. Huge thanks to Coaches whose hard work at training has definitely paid off.

Evelyn O Reilly PRO

West Cork XC – Sun 30th Sept * Rescheduled to 30th**

West Cork Cross Country in Bandon on Sunday 30th

Same venue as last year

Non pre entry required, all athletes and spectators pay at the gate.
€3 each with €10 per family.

First race will be girls u9 at 11:30am followed by boys u9, then girls u10 etc.
Adult races will be held after the Juvenile races are over so they will start at approx 12:30pm.

Medals for top 3 in each race, prizes for top 3 teams in each race with 4 scorers per team. If there isn’t teams of 4 then we will look at teams for 3.
Presentation of team medals will start as soon as possible once all the Juvenile races are over.

Directions to course.
Pass the Bandon Mart, out the Ballinadee road with the Old Still pub on your left. After about 2k you pass Baldwins Bridge then take right at sign for Christy Coal and 2k from here is XC course.
Plenty space for parking in field directly across from course.


U9 700m
U10 1000m
U12 1500m
U14 2000m
U16 3000m
U20 girls 3000m
U20 boys 4000m

Ladies 3000m
Men 6000m.
Individual medals for each of senior/novice and masters categories for men/ women but all categories combined for team prize
There won’t be separate races for novice/senior/master, so all the women for example will run together, and declare their category before the start.
Medals awarded to the top 3 in each category at the finish.
Overall team prize also, 4 athletes to score, so team could for example be 2 senior, 1 novice and 1 masters, or 4 novices.
and it would be possible to win more than 1 team prize if enough athletes from one club team took part.

Best Overall Club.
This year will see a perpetual trophy being awards for the Best Overall Club at the Cross Country Championships, so hoping to see lots of Bandon individual and teams among the medals. It would be nice to have Bandon name as first name on this.