OCTOBER promises to be a special month in the annals of Bandon GAA history.
On Saturday last the club’s adult footballers ensured qualification to the county junior football final for the first time in four decades.
Another blistering start was the foundation for this victory and a fortuitous penalty in the second minute was neatly latched away by sharp-shooter Mark Sugrue.
Barry Collins and Darren Crowley kept the scoreboard operator busy throughout but the defence were the backbone of this victory and Peter Murphy, Eoghan O'Donovan and Brian Crowley were excellent throughout.
Brian and Alan Johnson were returning from long-term injuries and their contributions were immense on night. Bandon look forward to the final now versus Uibh Laoire on Saturday week.
Another final to saviour will be the minor B football final against Western Gaels on Saturday in Newcestown at 3.30pm. Wins over the latter club in the quarter-final and O’Donovan Rossa in the semi-final have brought Bandon this far.
The U16 hurlers contest the county league semi-final on Wednesday at home to Kiltha Óg. This team is coming off an eight-goal victory over Clonakilty in the West Cork League final last Wednesday week.
The U14 footballers have qualified for semi-final of the West Cork Cup after their 5-6 to 3-5 victory ovet O’Donovan Rossa last Sunday.
Finally, well done to the U11 footballers after their 10-10 to 3-3 victory over Kilmeen in the West Cork U12 B football final last Sunday week.