PRO Report 30 Jan 2017

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

New Years Day Results

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 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 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.

PRO Report 28th Nov

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.


PRO Report: Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays

Bandon Athletes excelled the the Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Cross Country Relays held in Silveroe, Riverstick on Sunday 19th November last.
Girls under 10 placed second to receive silver. Team comprised of Clodagh Barry, Hannah Twomey, Ruby Cummins, Emma O’Connell and Ella McCarthy.
Boys under 10 placed third to receive bronze. Cillian O’Flynn, Harry McCourt, Cathal O’Riordan, Eoin Sexton and Cian Cronin.
Receiving gold in girls under 12 race were, Amy McCarthy, Grace Nyhan, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Maia McCourt, Alex Good.
Boys under 12 placed second for silver . Team comprised of Adam Barry, Dara Walsh, Charlie Twomey, Desmond Kenneally and Jack Cullinane.
Girls under 14 received silver in their race; Ellen Murphy, Emma Barry, Eabha Crowley, Ella Collins and Niamh Quinn.
Boys under 14; Callum McCourt, Fionn Merritt, Cian Walsh, Dara McCarthy and Jack Cullen placed fourth.
Girls under 16 ; Lauren McCourt, Katie Murphy, Jane Buckley, Nicola Tuthill and Olivia Tuthill secured gold in their relay.
Boys under 16; namely Rory Falvey, Gavin Kenny, Peter Ronan and Fionn Harrington placed third for bronze in their race.
Well done everyone, including the Coaches, Parents and Athletes themselves on their outstanding performances .

Bandon 5 mile race 1st Jan 2018

The 1st Jan 2018 will once again see the running of Bandon 5 mile race, this will be the 20th running of this event by Bandon A.C (having also previously been run by BandonBridge A.C under NACAI banner) This race is commonly known as the Donough Coughlan Memorial, which technically is the name of the cup presented to the winner of the men’s race.
This year, the course will remain the same and the prizes will be presented in the Bandon GAA pavilion afterward along with refreshments as usual, but there is one thing different, this year we are hoping to raise money for the Marymount Hospice.
We are hoping for a big turnout, so that we can raise a lot of money for this very worthy charity.

Entry fee for the race is €15 euro’s for runners (Juniors, minimum age is 15 – €10). There is also a non-competitive walk with €10 entry. All walkers will be entered into a draw for spot prizes afterwards,
From the race entry fee.
€10 per registered walker will be donated to Marymount Hospice.
€5  per registered runner will be donated to Marymount Hospice.


Prizes info below, prizes will be presented in the Bandon GAA pavilion after the race refreshments.

                                          Prizes for Men and Women

First 6 individuals                                             

First 3 in Over 40’s                                                                                   

First 3 in Over 45’s                                                                                 

First 3 in Over 50’s

First in Over 55’s     

First in Over 60’s     

First in Over 65’s  

First in Over 70’s     

First 3 Juniors (U20)                                            

First Wheelchair Athlete

1st men’s Team (4 to score)                              

1st ladies Team (3 to score)

€150 for a new women’s course record – current record is set at 27.07

€150 for a new men’s course record      – current record is set at 23.41      

Individual category prizes for those finishing outside top 3 places.

Race details including route details on Cork County web site

Preview of the course including photos is on the Munster Routes web site


New Years Day Road Race

Don’t forget the annual 5mile road race for the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup is on Monday 1st Jan at 1pm.
Registrations on the morning of the race in the Bandon GAA pavilions and presentation of prizes and refreshments in the GAA pavilion after the race.
Race starts on the ByPass by the entrance to Belfry Heights and finishes by the Bandon Mart, around the corner from the Old Still bar.

Preview of the course including photos is on the Munster Routes web site

Munster even age XC Championships, Clarecastle, Co. Clare. Sun Oct 22nd.

Yesterday, saw our juvenile XC teams head to Clarecastle for what was a very mucky affair! Although the course was quite flat, it being over GAA pitches, it was very narrow
and the muck was ankle high for 60% of the course. Nevertheless, this did not deter these young athletes, 2 of which, Hannah Twomey u10 and Des Kenneally u12 had falls
but got straight back up and finished the race, neither wanting to let their teams down. Well done to you both!
The girls u10 were all in flying form and the team of Clodagh Barry, Ruby Cummins, Hannah Twomey, Emma O Connell, Ella McCarthy & Caoimhe O Sullivan took Club team
Gold and Clodagh came home in 6th place, earning an individual medal and also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team medal.
Although the boys u10 team of Cillian O Flynn, Cathal O Riordan, Harry McCourt, Eoin Sexton, Cian Cronin, Mikey Foley & Oisin Callan, all ran very well, they finished outside
the medals. Cillian came home in 12th place, earning an individual medal and also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team medal.
Next up, the u12 girls. They were also in flying form and the team of Amy McCarthy, Grace Nyhan, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Aoife Callan, Aoife Tuthill, Aoibheann O Sullivan, Caoimhe Foley & Caoimhe Walsh took the club team gold. Amy was 2nd home and Grace 8th, so they earned individual medals and both scored with the Cork team and got gold county team medals also.
The boys u12 team of Charlie Twomey, Adam Barry, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Walsh, Des Kenneally, Jack Cullinane & Conor Galvin didn’t have the best day at the office. Charlie
woke up with the vomiting bug, so couldn’t compete and Des took a fall at the start, so they were on the back foot from the get go. As the course was so narrow, it was difficult
to navigate past people but the boys kept working away and never gave up. They will be a force to be reckoned with in the Munster Bs!!
Ellen Murphy was our sole competitor in the girls u14 race. She ran a great race despite not having a team, running strongly right up to the end, finishing in 42nd place. Well done
In the u14 boys, we had Callum McCourt & Cian Walsh. Unfortunately, Fionn Merritt who had travelled, wasn’t able to compete as he was also sick. Callum & Cian both ran very
well, in now what was a complete mud bath, with Callum coming home in 7th place, picking off 2 people in the last 50m, showing you can still make up places, even at this late stage in the race. He also scored with the Cork team, earning a gold county team
We had 3 runners in the u16 girls, Jane Buckley, Nicola Tuthill & Katie Murphy and 2 in the u16 boys, Gavin Kenny & Peter Ronan. Again, these athletes didn’t disappoint putting in
strong performances, with Jane finishing in 13th, just outside an individual medal, Nicola in 16th, Katie in 37th, Gavin in 8th and Peter in 21st position. Jane, Nicola & Gavin did
score with the Cork team, earning themselves a gold county team medal and Gavin a silver county team medal.
Naoise O Flaitheartaigh competed in the boys u18. He ran very strongly, particularly in the 2nd loop and had a very strong sprint finish, battling the last 30m with another athlete and
coming out on top to take 5th place. He also earned a silver Cork county team medal.
And last but not least to compete on the day was Ronnie Barry. She competed in the Ladies Novice & u23 race. Ronnie ran a great race and like Naoise, had a very strong
second loop and picked people off right throughout the race, finishing in a very well earned and deserving 6th place, the first Cork woman home. Super run Ronnie! Well done
to all athletes yesterday and of course to all the parents. Again, lots of team work off the course, erecting and taking down the tent and supporting all Bandon AC athletes
Report by Susan McCourt