TWENTY five Junior athletes from Bandon AC travelled to Leiria in Portugal to compete in the European Junior Club Track & Field Competition in September. The womens team consisted of Laura McSweeney (captain), Helena Murphy, Fiona Duggan, Aisling Everard, Emma Young, Sinead Caulfield, Erin Kingston, Ella Nicholson, Aisling Kelly and Fiona Everard. The mens team consisted of Colin Kingston (captain), Thomas McCarthy, Jake Inglis, Promise Okafor, Davide Mazzali, Scott Gibson, James
Phil Healy of Bandon A.C. ran a great anchor leg in the second semi-final of the women’s 4x100m relay in the European Championships to help the Irish team achieve 4th place in a time of 43.84 seconds in Zurich. This is a new national record, beating the old record of 43.93 which was set in the European Championships in 2010. Unfortunately the team just missed out on qualifying for
Bandon AC’s youngest athletes were in action again on Saturday 21st June when they headed to Tullamore for their final competition of the season, the U9-U11 All Ireland team competition. We had 9 pairs and 4 relay teams competing at this very high level.
Great day for Shannon and Katelyn Two athletes from West Muskerry A.C. competed in the Munster Track and Field Championships on Sunday last the 8th of June in Ennis in County Clare. Shannon Cotter and Katelyn Kelleher competed in the Girls U 12 600m. The thunder and lightning and rain did not put the girls off running their race. Both girls were placed in the same heat in the
EIGHT athletes from Bandon AC attended Athlone recently for the U12-U19 National Juvenile Indoor Championships having qualified from the Munster Championships in Nenagh three weeks earlier.
SAVE a date in your diary this May Bank Holiday for the Bandon half marathon, 10K and six mile walk. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to attract large numbers for the three individual events. It is again organised by two of Bandon’s premier sporting clubs, Bandon Rugby and Bandon Athletic Club for which it is a joint fundraiser.
The Mealagh Valley 10-Mile Race was held on 9th February near Bantry in West Cork and organised by Bantry AC. There were 77 finishers. This is a challenging 10-mile race and Tom Laffan, Bandon AC, ran well to finish 3rd in 1:03:05. Eddie Wilmot was 24th in 1:14:39 and Steve Young 51st in 1:27:19. The Cork Bhaa Jansen 4-Mile Road Race was also held on 9th February on the Little
CONGRATULATIONS to Rachael O`Shea of West Muskerry AC who won the Esther Enright Memorial Perpetual cup at a function in the Riverside Hotel, Macroom recently. She won the cup for her commitment to West Muskerry AC, to athletics and to training. She is a great role model for the athletes in the club.
1,600 athletes took to the start line for the very popular John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile race on 26.1.14. Heavy rain, high winds, sleet, snow and a 15-minute delay did not make the first half enjoyable. However, the sun came out for the second half. Attracting all the big names, including the current Dublin City marathon winner, it was always going to be a fast race, with the first two