Clean Up On Monday Next April 10th - Calling All Residents
Tim Troy the P.R.O of Ballintotis Area Community Council tells us that the Annual Spring Clean Up will take place on Monday next April 10th - The meeting point is the Church Car Park at 7pm. Please lend a hand and help your local area look it's best this springtime.
Ballintotis Tuesday Club, next meeting is on Tuesday 11th April 2.30pm. Tony Harpur will give a talk on the life of Nellie Cashman, who left Midleton in 1867 for Boston and in later years traveled on to the wild west and became involved in the Gold Rush in Arozona, Nevada, Alaska, Canada and Mexico. The Monument to Nellie in Midleton will mean a lot more to us hopefully after the information Tony will have for us.
Sciath Na Scol
Well done to Ballintotis National School who started their new Sciath Na Scol hurling campaign on a really positive note with a fine win over Castlelyons. Colin Murphy, Lily Hayes Nally, Cathal Murphy and second half substitute Euan Cashman were amongst the impressive Ballintotis performers. The locals next match is against Killeagh on this Thursday April 6th in Midleton.
Ballintotis Health & Fitness Support Ballintotis 5 Mile Road Race (main pic)
Trish Daly, proprietor Ballintotis Health & Fitness presents sponsorship prizes to Sean Murphy, Balintotis Race Committee. Included are Harry, Patrick and Gemma Louise Daly and Cathal Murphy. Ballintotis Health & Fitness will sponsor prizes for the leading and placed runners from Ballintotis Fit4Life Club in this year's race.
Two Weeks To Go!
There are just over two weeks to go this year's Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race on April 20th. Plans are now advancing at pace with plenty of help required before, during and after the race. The days beforehand can be fairly hectic so we urge as many people as possible to lend a hand during the Tuesday and Wednesday of race week, Also of course on the day itself there are a host of jobs which cannot be done until the final hours beforehand and afterwards as the wind down begins we need as much help as possible on Friday and Saturday. Every hour helps in a great way, so please don't be shy if you or somebody you know can assist in any way with jobs around the course, inside the Community Centre, during the race or indeed afterwards please call John on 086-8778182.
We will have as always have a special meeting of all stewards a few days prior to the race. Stewards who have yet to contact us regarding their availability should call 086-8778182.
Thanks to all those who have donated race prizes or made cash donations so far ahead of this year's big event. We are still shy in both departments - the aforementioned number is the point of contact if you can help in either area.
The race committee are coming together on numerous occasions in the run up to April 20th- next meeting is Monday next April 10th at 9pm in the Community Centre.
Walk at 6.30pm
As usual the Walk will take place ahead of the big race at 6.30pm on Thursday April 20th. The entry fee is 10 euro which includes a neck buff, bottle of water and refreshments afterwards, so please spread the word.
Trial Run Around The Course
Don't forget the traditional Trail Run around the Ballintotis '4' Course will go ahead on Tuesday April 11th. Please assemble inside the Community Centre at 7pm. Light refreshments served afterwards. All local club runners welcome to attend.
Fit4Life Club Revert To Tuesdays
As and from this week, the Ballintotis Fit4Life Club have relocated back home to Ballintotis for the summer months. Training each Tuesday at 7pm from the Community Centre. All club members are urged to support the Emer Casey 5K Road Race in Youghal which takes place at 8pm on this Thursday April 6th. The HQ is the Youghal Community Centre.