Latest guidance from Athletics Ireland..

Latest guidance from Athletics Ireland..
Tuesday 24th March 6-30pm
Following the latest announcement from our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Athletics Ireland wishes to note that from midnight tonight All organised indoor and outdoor events of any size are not to take place.
The effect of this government decision means that no Athletics Ireland Provinces, County Boards, Clubs or affiliates can operate in any capacity. As such no insurance covers of Athletics Ireland for Provinces, County Boards, Clubs and individuals are operational during this period.
We stress the importance of all our members following this expert advice and hope you all stay safe in these difficult times.
**Clarification re: individual insureance
The AAI personal accident covers any registered member who is injured as a result of an accident at an official club event or during official club training. This policy does not cover individuals training at their own discretion.
The government directive has now shut down all club activity hence the withdrawal of our club personal accident cover

Club Statement re: Covid-19

Bandon AC have been monitoring developments with Covid-19 with our priority being safety of our members and coaches. In light of recent guidelines we have taken the decision to cancel training for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the situation and make a decision on resuming training when appropriate and communicate via Facebook and club phone. Encourage all members to act sensibly in these difficult times. Stay healthy.

Club Statement March 12th

Bandon AC have been monitoring closely developments with Covid-19 with our priority being safety of our members and coaches. In light of recent developments we have taken the decision to cancel training on Mon 16th and Wed 18th for all groups. We will continue to monitor the situation and make a decision on training for the following week on or around the 19th and communicate via Facebook and / or club phone.
The west cork road race on March 22nd has been CANCELLED

PRO Report 25th Feb

Results of Munster Juvenile, Senior and Masters Championships which were held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on 15th and 16 th February last.
Juvenile results were; Leila Cummins (u11) silver in shot putt and sixth in long jump. Ruby Cummins (u13) second in walk. Oisin Callan (u13) first in walk. Eoin O’Callaghan (u14) first in walk. Kara Casey and Lily Clover competed very well, placing outside medals.
Senior/Master results;  Roisin Howard received gold in weight for distance and silver in shot putt. Lauren Mc Court placed first for gold in both 60m and 200m.  Dylan Roberts won gold in 60m and silver in 200m.  Ciara Lynch competed in 200m finishing outside medals.  Senior Women’s 4 x 200m relay team placed second.  Liz Coomey (master) placed first in long jump, high jump, shot putt and weight for distance.
Well done to everyone who competed.

PRO Report 7th Jan

Congratulations to Diarmuid O’Connor and Roisin Howard on their recent Munster Star Awards. Diarmuid received an Achievement Award and Roisin an Award for Senior women’s track and field.
Our Juvenile Members  were in action in Nenagh last weekend – 5 th January.  Ruby Cummins placed first in the Pentathlon Championships in girls under 13.  Aoife Callan (under 14),  Natalia Dawidowicz (under 14) and Eoin O’Callaghan placed outside the medals.
In the Master Junior and Under 23 Indoor Championships in the same venue in Nenagh our Juniors were competing too.
Diarmuid O’Connor placed first in the  Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump. He placed second in Shot Putt 6kg and Pole Vault. Amazing results.  Congratulations to him and his Coach.
Tristan Chambers placed fourth in Pole Vault and High Jump. Dylan Chambers placed fifth in Hurdles and High Jump. Ciara Lynch placed fourth in her 200m race and ninth overall. Well done to everyone who travelled and competed.
Anyone interested in joining Bandon Fit4life should contact Linda Hodnett 087 434 0860 for further information. Beginners Group in place for those that have no previous experience or wishing to return.
We look forward to seeing our Juveniles back at training on Monday 13 th January next. Wishing all of our Members and their Families, Coaches, Assistants, Committee and loyal supporters a very Happy New Year.
Evelyn O Reilly PRO

PRO Report 11th Nov

The Juvenile Cross Country Relays took place in Castlelyons on 3 November last. Results as follows; girls under 10 placed third for bronze, boys under 10 placed seventh. Girls under 12 placed fourth and the boys under 12 received gold. Girls under 14 received Gold, boys under 14 placed third for bronze. The girls under 16 placed first for gold. Well done everyone. Special thanks to St. Nicholas AC for hosting this event.
Next event that took place on Sunday 10 th November,  was the Munster Juvenile Uneven  Cross Country Championship in Conna. Hosted by St Catherine’s AC and Munster Athletics. Our under 9 girls placed fourth narrowly missing out on medals. Team comprised of Lily Clover, Kara Casey, Ava Deasy and Saoirse O’Donovan. Boys under 9 came second for silver team medal . Team comprised of Shane Murphy who received an individual medal, Sam Molumphy, John Feheney and Ciaran Guinane. The under 11 girls placed seventeenth. Girls under 13 made up of Ruby Cummins, Aoife Callan and Nathalia Dawidowicz ran a fantastic race too. In the boys under 13 Daniel Dollard received an individual medal for placing tenth overall and along with his teammates, Adam Sexton, Cillian O’Flynn and Eoin O’Callaghan claimed bronze. Amy McCarthy won an individual medal in the Girls under 15 race. Amy along with Ella Collins, Lucy O’Flynn, Sinead Crowley and Aoibhinn O’Sullivan placed seventh overall. Special thanks to Aoibhinn for competing on the day. Dara McCarthy ran extremely well in the boys under 15 race.
Boys under 17; Ruairi Harrington won a County team silver medal placing thirteenth overall. Jane Buckley placed thirteenth also in her race, girls under 17. Jane won a County team gold medal.
Well done to everyone who competed , parents/guardians and the Coaches who give their time willingly.
Evelyn O Reilly PRO

PRO Report 28 Oct

The Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup was presented by Ms Nora Coughlan to Naoise O’Flaitheartaigh from Bandon AC who was first across the line in a nail biting finish at the entrance of the GAA club. Naoise was closely followed by Leevale AC’s Eric Curran and Sean McGrath from East Cork AC. Leevale AC athlete Michelle Finn was first female over the line. Bandon AC athlete Carmel Crowley placed second and Linda O’Connor from Carrigaline AC placed third. Full results are on our website page.  Well done and thank you to everyone who turned up to compete.
Huge thanks to Bandon GAA for the use of their facilities;  Premier Timing Systems and the Irish Red Cross. Special mention and gratitude has to be given to the Committee (who spent hours organising this event) and the members and volunteers who willingly gave their time on the day to ensure its smooth running.
Whilst the 5k road race was taking place, our juvenile members were in Dromtarriffe competing in the B Cross Country championships.  In the girls under 9 Ava Deasy placed sixth for an individual medal. Jennifer Bamford placed ninth and Ellen Dollard twelfth.
Jack Keohane placed fifth for an individual medal in boys Under 9. Followed by Darragh Trunwit in 23rd and Jack O’Regan In 24 th.
The girls under 11 placed fifth overall. Caoimhe O’Regan placed second for an individual medal. Emma Trunwit, Holly O’Keeffe, Grace Tarrant and Maeve Dollard all competed and had great races.
Boys under 11;  Max Clover and Cathal Murphy placed fourth and sixth for individual medals each. They along with Conor Walsh and Dara Duggan received Team Silver for second. Jack Holland, Dylan Cronin and Colm Sexton all ran superbly.
The Girls Under 13 secured team Gold. Team comprised of Ruby Cummins who placed second  and Aoife Callan who placed third, both getting individual medals; Lily Murphy 13th and Natalia Dawidowicz 16th . Dilly Barry Twohig placed seventeenth.
In the boys under 13, Eoin Sexton, Cian Cronin and Richard Tarrant competed very well.
Individual medals presented to Ella Collins who was first and Sinead Crowley who was third in the girls under 15 race. Lucy O’Flynn placed seventh just missing out on medal.
Many thanks to the parents and coaches who accompanied Juvenile members and gave their full support. Thanks also to Duhallow AC for hosting this event.

Tadhg Twomey RIP

Bandon A.C would like to extend its sympathies to the Twomey and extended family on the passing of Tadhg Twomey. Tadhg was a member of Knocknacurra Ac and Bandon Ac for many years. He won many County, Munster and National medals throughout the 60s to 80s in a number of field events including long Jump, high jump and weight throws. He has held national senior records in the over bar weight and also the 56lb for Distance. Tadhg was presented with the Hall of Fame trophy at the club awards in 2011 for his outstanding success in the athletic field events. Tadhg has been named in the most prolific Irish Athletes of all times with  34 national Senior titles.

He will be a great loss to his family, friends and wider community.

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