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.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

PRO Report – 14th Oct

Results from Cork Athletics Senior, Junior and Juvenile Uneven ages Cross Country Championships. Hosted by West Muskerry in Carrigadrohid, Macroom on Sunday 13 th October last.

Girls under 9 placed first for Gold. Team comprised of Lily Clover, Saoirse O’Donovan, Kara Casey and Ava Bamford.
Boys under 9 also placed first (tied with Blarney AC but winners on best placed 4th scorer). Shane Murphy, Sam Molumphy, Ciaran Guinane and John Feheney made up the team. Shane won an individual medal for placing second.
Under 11 girls placed ninth overall. Maeve Dollard, Caoimhe O’Regan, Emma Trunwit and Doireann O’Donovan made up the team.
Under 11 Boys placed ninth. Team comprised of Cathal Murphy, Max Clover, Dara Duggan and Eanna Burke.
Under 13 Girls placed seventh. Aoife Callan, Lily Murphy, Emma Kingston and Natalia Dawidowicz.
Under 13 Boys placed first to receive  Team Gold. Daniel Dollard and Adam Sexton placed first and second for individual medals. Eoin O’Callaghan and Daniel Dollard placed twelfth and twenty first respectively.
Under 15 Girls placed fifth overall. Well done to Ella Collins, Sinead Crowley, Emma Barry and Lucy O’Flynn.
Under 17 Boys results, Ruairi Harrington placed third and Ruairi Falvey placed fifth to win individual medals.

Senior women were in action too, with Fiona Everard placing sixth, Ann Bamford placed twelfth and Sheila Trunwit placed sixteenth.
Well done to everyone on what were fantastic results given the conditions were so wet and mucky.
-Evelyn O Reilly

AGM – 15th Nov

Notice is being given that the Bandon Athletic Club Annual General Meeting is being held on Friday 15th of November in the Munster Arms Hotel Bandon at 8pm.
All current adult (over 18) members and parent/guardians’ of juvenile members are invited to attend.
The AGM is an important event in the calendar so it would be great to see a a good turnout on the night.
A motions or nominations for the night should be with the secretary by Fri 8th Nov

PRO Report 7th Oct

Preparations are underway for our Annual Donough Coughlan 5k Roadrace on 27 th October next. Headquarters will be Bandon GAA pavilion where registration can take place, also prize giving and the serving of refreshments . Race will be chip timed. On line registration is also available. Please check our Facebook page for further details.
Carmel Crowley was the first female over the line at the recent Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k road race which was in aid of Cancer Research. Well done to her.
Our cross country athletes were in competition at the Novice Junior Under 23 and Even Age Competition last weekend . Hosted by Liscarrol AC and Churchtown Road Runners AC in Liscarrol.
Results were; Under 10 Girls- silver team medal presented to Aisling Guinane, Ava Nyhan, Amy Holland and Olivia Broderick.
Under 10 Boys placed 9 th overall with Sean Murphy receiving an individual medal for placing fifth . Rest of team included Conor Walsh, Dylan Cronin and Colm Sexton.
Under 12 Girls placed seventh.  Team was Ruby Cummins, Dilly Barry Twohig, Mia McGrath and Caoimhe O’Sullivan.
Under 12 Boys placed sixth overall with an Individual medal going to Cillian O’Flynn for placing fourth. Rest of team included Harry McCourt, Eoin Sexton and Cian Cronin.
Amy McCarthy and Aoibheann O’Sullivan ran well in the under 14 race where Amy won an individual medal for placing fourth with Aoibheann 32nd in a very competitive race.
Junior and under 18 Men race saw Fionn Harrington place fourth; Gavin Kenny placed fifth, Naoise O’Flaitheartaigh placed sixth and Ruairi Falvey place fifteenth. Under 18 Boys received Team Gold. Team comprised of Fionn Harrington, Gavin Kenny, Ruairi Harrington and Ruairi Falvey.

Congratulations to everyone who competed on the day.

Primary Schools XC Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the Primary Schools XC earlier today.

Thanks to everyone who helped out and to Bandon Golf Club and Bandon Show Society for their help and cooperation in making this event possible.

Thanks to Evelyn O’Reilly for the results

Afternoon Session results
Under 9 Girls 2011
1. Lily Clover – Knockavilla NS
2. Michaela Caholan – Ballinspittle NS
3. Ann Marin Holland – Innishannon NS

Under 10 Girls 2010
1. Aisling Guinane – Innishannon NS
2. Amy Holland – Innishannon NS
3. Bella Twohig – Innishannon NS

Under 11 Girls 2009
1. Orla O’Connell – Ballinadea NS
2. Kate Harrington – Ballinspittle NS
3. Cliodhna Harte -Timoleague NS

Under 12 Girls 2008
1. Ruby Cummins – Innishannon NS
2. Karen O’Sullivan – Newcestown NS
3. Hannah Duncan – Ballinspittle NS

Under 13 Girls 2007
1. Anna Lombard- Clogagh NS
2. Caoimhe J O’Donovan – Newcestown NS
3. Kate Mc Entee – Innishannon NS

Under 9 Boys 2011
1. Eoin Downing – Ballinspittle NS
2. Tom Hourington – Ballinspittle NS
3. San Molumphey – Knockavilla NS

Under 10 Boys 2010
1. Sean Murphy – Ballinadea NS
2. Tiernan White – Ballinspittle NS
3. Conor Walsh – Newcestown NS

Under 11 Boys 2009
1. Cathay Murphy- Innishannon NS
2. Luke Dollary – Newcestown NS
3. Ben Flynn – Innishannon NS

Under 12 Boys 2008
1. Fionnan Smith – Ballinspittle NS
2. High Fleming – Newcestown NS
3. Harry Mc Court – Innishannon NS

Under 13 Boys 2007
1. Dean Cosgrave – Ballinspittle NS
2. Donnacha Flynn – Timoleague NS
3. Sean Hales- Ballinadea NS

Under 14 Boys 2006
1. Scott Johnson Collins – Innishannon NS

Morning session results
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Under 9 Girls 2011
1. Adora Nhiemeka – Presentation NS
2. Rhea Burns – Presentation NS
3.  Neasa Shannon – Crossmahon NS

Under 10 Girls 2010
1. Ava Nyhan – Presentation NS
2. Ann O’Leary – Crossmahon NS
3. Lucy O’Donovan – Lauragh NS

Under 11 Girls – 2009
1. Caoimhe O’Regan – Crossmahon NS
2. Shauna Synott – Dunderrow NS
3. Ava Mulcahy – Lauragh NS

Under 12 Girls – 2008
1. Clodagh Barry – Castlelack NS
2. Roisin Shannon – Crossmahon NS
3. Emma O’Connell – Crossmahon NS

Under 13 Girls- 2007
1. Maeve de Bren – Gaelscoil Bandon
2. Molly O’Donovan – Crossmahon NS
3. Clodagh Long – Dunderrow  NS

Under 9 Boys 2011
1. John Feeny – Gaelscoil Bandon
2. Shane Murphy – Gaelscoil Bandon
3. Conor Boyle – Dunderrow NS

Under 10 Boys 2010
1. Adam McCarthy – Dunderrow NS
2. Donnacha O’Connor –  Gaelscoil Bandon
3. Noah Megan – Dunderrow NS

Under 11 Boys 2009
1. Liam O’Driscoll – Dunderrow NS
2. Matthew McCarthy – Dunderrow NS
3. Aidan O’Driscoll – Crossmahon NS

Under 12 Boys 2008
1. Oliver Buckley- Dunderrow NS
2. Fionn Walsh- Gaelscoil Bandon
3. Cathal O’Riordan – Lauragh NS

Under 13 Boys 2007
1. Eoin O’Callaghan – Lauragh NS
2. Ryan McCarthy – Lauragh NS
3. Niall Corrigan – Dunderrow NS

Under 14 Boys 2006
1. Piotr Celej –

PRO Report 10th Sept

Several members competed in the first cross country session which was held in Riverstick at the end of August. It gave them a taste of what’s ahead ! Well done to everyone who competed and attended. West Cork Cross Country Championship will be hosted by Bandon AC on Sunday, 29th September next. Venue is the same as last year. Full directions are available on website. We aspire to retain the Perpetual Trophy for best overall Club. Therefore all Cross Country athletes are asked to attend and compete, to give us the best chance of retaining Title.
Our Annual Primary schools Cross Country event will be taking place in the Bandon Showgrounds on Friday 20 th September . We look forward to hosting this event every year and it’s also a fun filled memorable day for the schools taking part.  We would like to thank Bandon Golf Club and Bandon Show Society Committee in advance, for the use of their amenities and for their valuable support.
Lastly, we have a date for our Annual Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k Road Race. It’s taking place on 27 th October next. Race hq will be Bandon GAA Club pavilion. Race starts at 11.30 sharp. Pre entry details will be announced soon as well as course details . Prize giving ceremony and refreshments will be in the GAA pavilion. Race will be chip timed.
Evelyn O Reilly PRO

5k Road Race 27th Oct *PreEntry now available

Bandon AC are please to announce that we will be hosting a 5k Road race on Sunday 27th Oct at 11:30am.
As well as individual and age category prizes, the winner will be presented with the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup.
Course will cover similar ground to the previously held 5mile road race, but will run the other direction, so starting near the Bandon Mart and finishing at the Bandon GAA Pavilion.
This leads to a nice fast downhill finish so expect fast times!
Prize giving and refreshments in the GAA Pavilion afterwards, GAA pavilion will be race HQ for the day, so numbers to be collected there also.

Race will be chip timed and pre-entry  is now available here, online registration ends 10/25/2019 9:30pm.

It will also be possible to register on the day, entry fee on the day will be €12.

Minimum age to take part is 15. (Have to have had 15th birthday)

Route map on MapMyRun is available here and some additional info also on Cork County Site here



Prize Categories

1st 3 Men

1st Man O40, 1st Man O45, 1st Man O50, 1st Man O55, 1st Man 60, 1st Man 65, 1st Man 70

1st 3 Women

1st Woman O35, 1st Woman O40, 1st Woman O45, 1st Woman O50, 1st Woman O55, 1st Woman 60, 1st Woman O65

1st Wheelchair athlete