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.
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)!!