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2016 Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race

Registration Now Open

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Sunshine And Smiles As
Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race Is Launched

Cathal Lynch, General Manager, Olivia O'Donnell, sales Manager and Brain Herlihy of Castlemartyr Resort pictured with Race Directors John Cashman and Sean Murphy at the launch of this year's Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race. Once again Castlemartyr Resort will generously sponsor the first prize of 1 Year's Free Membership of their magnificent Leisure Centre for both the first man and first lady across the line.

It was sunshine and smiles all the way as this year's Ballintotis '4 Mile Road Race was launched recently at a photocall in the picturesque surrounds adjacent to Loughaderra Lake. A number of race sponosrs joined members of the organising committee along with last year's race winner James McCarthy and ladies winner Anne Marie Holland.

This year's race will be held in just four weeks time on Thursday April 21st and once again will be the first major fixture on the hectic schedule of evening races in Cork. A year ago almost 1200 runners crossed the finish line making it one of the biggest events of it's kind in Ireland. Preparations are well advanced again for this year's race, which wil be the seventh occasion that the East Cork A.C event will take place in the picturesque Ballintotis countryside..

On line registration opened last week intending participants can enter online at until midnight on Monday April 18th. Thereafter participants may also enter in person on either Wednesday April 20th at Ballintotis Community Centre or at the same venue on race day from 1pm onwards. It is important to note that those who avail of on line option must also collect their race number in Ballintotis Community Centre on either Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21stApril at the aforementioned times. Entry fee is €10 (plus administration fee if availing of the convenient on line entry).

This year’s race will feature a very generous list of prizes with individual prizes going to the top 6 men and top 6 women across the line. There are also 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in all categories and a host of spot prizes to be won. Both Castlemartyr Resort and Trabolgan Holiday Centre will sponsor the top prizes with Castlemartyr Resort offering a fantastic 1 year free membership of their magnificent Leisure Centre for the race winner and 1st female finisher. Thanks to the sponsorship of McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers, Midleton each participant will also receive a free running buff.



More information on the Ballintotis '4' is available by calling 086-8778182.

See the 2016 Race Page Here


Mons. Ned Goold - Golden Jubilee
Marjorie Barry - Transfer

A social evening was held at Ballintotis Community Hall on Sunday 08/11/15
to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Mons. Ned Goold and also to mark the
transfer from Ballintotis National School of former principal, Marjorie Barry.

Click here to see all the photos from the night




John receiving the award from Patrick Shields, Manager, Midleton Park Hotel. Also pictured are Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Fergal Dennehy, along with Siobhan, Eoin and Darragh Cashman (courtesy Evening Echo)

See Report here

Martin Is World Champion

Martin Enright hit the headlines on the world stage, when winning the
Mr Universe Body Building Final in the United States.

The Ballinascartha man had put in some tremendous training for the event and got his just rewards when capturing the gold medal in the process defeating the competition favourite, who had 6 major ttiles to his credit.

A night of celebration took place at O’Neill’s Bar in Midleton to welcome Martin home .

Congrats Martin from all in Ballintotis!

Above left: Martin's mother Liz and sister Denise celebrate with the new Champion of the World.


Ballintotis Hall is for Hire

History is made in Wimbledon
and Andy Murray wins as well

CJ makes her winning leap

A Ballintotis family made history in Wimbledon last week when they became the first from the area to attend at the Wimbledon Mens' Singles Final as guests of the All England Club. The family dog, CJ, was instrumental in the story as it was her leap that made it all happen.

Enjoying the 2013 Championship on TV, Lisa Cooney decided to enter the on-line photographic competition, Wimbledon's 'Shot of the Day'.

As the theme for the day was 'Rackets', Lisa made a fence out of four tennis rackets and thought she might capture the family dog, CJ, jumping it. CJ duly obliged and Lisa expertly captured the shot on her phone just at the right moment. The photo was submitted and, not alone won the competition that day, but was adjudged the overall winner in the 'Shot of the Tournament' competition as well! And the prize - an all expenses paid trip for two to the Mens' Singles Final - wow!

Ok, so Lisa was definitely on the plane but who was going to take the second seat? Some felt that CJ deserved it but she felt herself that it might be a bit warm in Centre Court for her so she decided to stay at home and watch it on the telly with her paws up. Seeing as the rackets in the shot were Lisa's brother James's, the entitlement was his and off both went and had a fantastic time at Wimbledon. And what a year to be there with Andy Murray winning the final, beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, to become the first British winner of the title in 77years.

Well done Lisa and CJ (and Andy)!!

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