Ballintotis Bulletin 6/3/17

March 6, 2017



Ballintotis Tuesday Club Early Start

The Ballintotis Tuesday club will begin at the earlier time of 11.45am next Tuesday 14th March  to facilitate the visit of Maria Ham of Fleet Feet.  This is Maria’s annual visit to the club to help the members with sit down exercises in a fun way. Lunch will then be server in the Community Centre and we will be entertained afterwards by the Ballintotis School Choir.  The school choir will  have just performed in INAC Killarney on Friday in a concert so we are all looking forward to hearing them.


Ballintotis School News
World Book Day was celebrated in style on 2nd March this year. A Character Parade was held in school and the children dressed up as book characters for the event. We also held our own book swap in school.  A great opportunity for the children to acquire “some new old books”.


A reminder to all 2nd class parents that the “Do This in Memory” Mass is on  Sunday March 19th in St Colman’s Church Ballintotis at 10.00am. First Confession will take place in St. Colman’s Church at 7.00pm. on Tuesday 14th March for pupils of 2nd Class.


School Choir Off To Killarney This Friday
The school Choir will perform at the INEC in Killarney on  this Friday 10th March. Many thanks to Mrs Susan O’Brien who is conducting the choir in preparation for this event. 

Meantime all children will participate in Zumba classes in the Community Hall for four weeks beginning this week.


Sciath na Scol
After the great football win last Autumn,the Sciath na Scol hurling competition will begin on Thursday March 23rd V Killeagh in Midleton at 1.00pm  and this match will be followed on Wednesday 29th March with an away game against Castlelyons. Dates for matches against Inch and Conna are yet to be confirmed.


Confirmation 4th April
6th class Retreat to Cobh provisionally booked for Monday 20th March.


Swimming lessons
Swimming lessons 3rd - 6th class will begin in Aura Swimming Pool, Youghal in May.


Parents Association Fundraising

Cake Sale – March 19th after Mass in the Community Centre. Baking + Brown Bread greatly accepted from 9.15am on Sunday 19th.  


Cork City Marathon
Mick Hull, (Dad of Aaron 2nd Class) a regular marathon runner has kindly offered to run Cork City Marathon in a fundraising effort for Ballintotis N.S. (Whiteboards) We are most grateful to Mick and wish him all the best on 4th June.  All donations big or small can be made by following the link 


Ballycotton Bound
Away from School news, but still on a running theme, best of luck to all runners from the Ballintotis Fit4Life Club and to all other locals who are running this Sunday's Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race. As in recent years there is a huge gathering from the Ballintotis area taking part and whilst the majority of these will wear the Ballintotis blue singlet, there are some  from the locality who will be running in the colours of Midleton A.C, Youghal A.C and East Cork A.C.  A trip to watch the race is certainly on the agenda for many locals also with the half way mark at Ballymaloe a very popular viewing spoilt each year.

Ballintotis Race
Remember after Ballycotton all the focus will switch to our own 4 Mile Race in Ballintotis. On line entries open on Tuesday morning March 14th on the newly revamped
A number of meetings have already taken place and at present the committee are seeking either financial donations or sponsored prizes to assist the cause and offset costs. Please call 086-8778182. 


Incidentally the chip timing company "myrunresults" who will be providing the timing and results service in Ballycotton will also be  making a return visit to Ballintotis this year.  Check all the results on their web site immediately after Sunday's race.


Yoga Event In Community Centre
Another big day of Yoga is planned for Ballintotis Community Centre on this Saturday. Mary Kelly's classes have proved hugely popular mid week and a now a full day's programme has been organised for Saturday.


Community Games
It's great to see a renewed surge of interest in Community Games in Ballintotis, reflected in an attendance of excess of 30 at last week's table tennis sessions in the Community Centre. Well done to the committee on their great work.


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