History

Soccer in Bandon began at the turn of the 20th century. However, it was around 1950 that a team was entered into a league. They were entered into the AUL division 3. The Club, known as Bandon AFC lasted from 1950-1955. Between 1955 and 1970, soccer was non-existent in the town.

In 1970, there was a resurrection of Bandon AFC. This was organized by three men, Con Waugh, Donal Crowley and Tom Griffin. They organized a public meeting and a committee was put together which decided to enter a team in the Cork AUL and the club would be again known as Bandon AFC. Since then, the Club has run very successfully through to today.

Key Milestones

1970 – Bandon A.F.C is founded.

1997 – Ladies enter the Cork Ladies League

2010 – Work on the 3rd pitch starts.

2011 – 40th anniversary year with John Delaney FAI Chief Executive attending celebrations.

2011 – Feb 5th – Match against Waterford Utd in the Town Park in anniversary year.

2011 – Munster Senior League committee meeting held at the club house.

2012 – First competitve match played on the 3rd pitch on 8 September by the U13 Boys vs Avondale in CSL fixture. Bandon win 3-0.

2013 – Seniors make it to the 2nd round of the FAI Ford Cup for the first time and play Shelbourne Rovers away at Tolka Park.

2013 – Seniors win promotion to the Premier Division of the Munster Senior League for the first time.

2015 – Seniors win Division 1 of the Munster Senior League and promotion back to the Premier Division. This was the first Senior league win for the club.