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As Chairperson of Ballintotis Community Council, may I extend a warm welcome to you as you visit our web site.

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Is mise le meas,

Paul Kelly

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Click for News from SECAD ¦ Ballintotis 4-Mile Race


Click HERE to enter online
On Line Entry Open From March 9th

First Evening ‘4’ Mile Fixture of 2015

Thursday 16th April at 8pm
Walkers Start at 6.30pm

Held in association with EAST CORK AC with the kind assistance of BALLYCOTTON RUNNING PROMOTIONS

Prize for 1st Male & 1st Female
1 Year Leisure Centre Membership at Castlemartyr Resort

Prize for 2nd Male & 2nd Female
Weekend Stay in Trabolgan Holiday Centre (T&Cs Apply)

Individual Prizes for Top 6 Males & Top 6 Females
Prizes in All Categories

Chip Timing at Start & Finish

Entry Fee €10 for Runners & Walkers

Free Running Buff for all finishers
sponsored by McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers

Race HQ – Ballintotis Community Centre just off Main N25 between Midleton and Castlemartyr

CALL 086-8778182 for more details

ONLINE ENTRY OPENS
AT 9AM ON MONDAY MARCH 9TH
UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY APRIL 13TH

 

Click HERE to enter online
On Line Entry Open From March 9th

or

visit the Race HQ

on the evening prior to the Race from 5pm to 7pm

or from 1pm on Race Day

 

Click the links below and see how the Ballintotis 4 has grown since 2010

 

All Proceeds go to Ballintotis Community Centre

Main Sponsors - Click the images below for more

 

The countdown is underway to the 2015 Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race which takes place on Thursday April 16th at 8pm. After last year’s very successful event which attracted 996 runners and was won for the fifth year in a row by James McCarthy of East Cork AC, another big entry is expected this time around.

Chip timing at the start and the finish will be introduced this year and with it comes the opportunity to pre register. Online entry will be open from 9am on Monday March 9th until 12 midnight on Monday April 13th. After that there will still be the opportunity to register at Race HQ in Ballintotis Community Centre. Registration will be available from 5pm to 7pm on the evening prior to the race and again from 1pm onwards on race day Thursday April 16th. Entry fee is €10 (plus administration fee if availing of the convenient on line entry). By clicking on the link above from March 9th and following this link, participants will be able to pre register and also find out the latest pre race news.

This year’s race will again feature a very generous list of prizes with individual prizes 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 have again confirmed that they will sponsor the top prizes. Castlemartyr Resort is offering 1 year free membership of their magnificent Leisure Centre for the race winner and 1st female. Trabolgan is providing an extended weekend break for both runners up. Thanks to the generosity of McCarthy & McGrath Auctioneers, Midleton all participants will also receive a souvenir running buff.

The Ballintotis 4 Mile Race is of course held in association with East Cork AC and with the assistance of Ballycotton Running Promotions.

All enquiries to Sean Murphy or John Cashman on 086-8778182



Sponsorship Required – Can You Help In Any Way?

Last year a massive number of 996 runners participated in our fifth annual 4 Mile Road Race in mid April, a figure that set a new all time record for a mid week 4 mile race in Cork.

The occasion was a huge sporting and social event in our area and coupled with a 4 mile walk over the same course prior to the race, raised a considerable amount of money for the upkeep and development of Ballintotis Community Centre.

However, as we look forward to hosting another large gathering for this year’s race in mid April we are again on a fund raising mission to help enhance our facility and at the same time cover our annual running costs. The race is the central part of our drive and thus we are actively seeking sponsorship to cover the costs on the night, which includes a very extensive prize list.

Our major outlay includes over 3,000 euro approx on prize costs and in the region of 4,500 euro on misc items such as, chip timing, rental of portable toilets, purchase of road signs, lights, race numbers, internet advertising and other related items.

We hope that you may consider one of the options-
1 - Coming on board as sponsor/part sponsor.
2 - Making a financial contribution towards the prize fund
3 - Donating a prize.
(please note for tax purposes - Ballintotis Area Community Council charitable status number is CHY6865)

We can assure our main sponsors of publicity on local media, including Midleton & District News, Evening Echo 96FM and C103 with an opportunity of photo shoots in advance and on race night. There is also the option of major publicity at race venue on the night. Furthermore our web site will also offer you the opportunity to promote your business.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on designated race line 086-8778182

* see link Ballintotis Road Race 2014 race video on www.ballintotis.com

Best Regards,

Seanie Murphy
John Cashman
Race Directors Ballintotis ‘4’ 2015 - 086-8778182

 

Next Race Committee Meeting
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The next meeting of this year’s Ballintotis Road Race Committee will take place at the Community Centre on THURSDAY MARCH 12TH. This meeting will follow Fit4Life Club Night and will begin at 8.30pm. Over the last few years there has been a very dedicated committee in position to undertake all aspects of the race organisation. Again we appeal to all who wish to become involved to attend on Thursday March 5th.

 



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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