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Monday, April 20, 2015

East Cork Sports Award for John Cashman...

Many of you will know that John Cashman of Midleton AC is one of the main people behind the success of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race which attracted a field of nearly 1200 runners recently. He is also probably better known as a radio presenter for the C103 Sports programme covering everything from athletics to GAA. He was recently awarded the East Cork & District Sports Award in recognition of his work.

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
The following report is from John Walshe....

EAST CORK & DISTRICT SPORTS AWARDS FOR JOHN CASHMAN

Well known sports commentator, journalist, fanatical Liverpool supporter, athlete and the man primarily responsible for the promotion of last Thursday’s mammoth Ballintotis road race, John Cashman, has been named as the East Cork & District Sports Award winner for the month of February.

What was no doubt a hectic week culminated in fitting fashion on Friday afternoon last when the Midleton AC member was honoured at the Midleton Park Hotel, the sponsors of the monthly awards.

John received the accolade along with the Midleton Rugby Club who were the January winners and speaking at the function, Mr Sean O’Sullivan, the co-ordinator of the event, said that he was “an outstanding commentator, administrator, athlete and sports fanatic who has been involved in commentating for 96FM & C103 for years now, regular covering everything from local GAA to Munster and All-Ireland finals.

“Living in the beautiful setting of Lougaderra with his wife Siobhan and children, John is also very much involved in athletics including the Ballycotton ‘10’, the Cork City Marathon and especially his own pet project, the Ballintotis road race which had over a thousand competitors last evening. He is indeed a worthy recipient of this award for the month of February.”

In reply, John said he very much appreciated the award, although he had kept the news of it quiet during the past week in view of all the other activities taking place in the lead up to the race. Saying he could “eat and drink sport”, he acknowledged the benefits gained in enjoyment and the contacts established over the years made it all worthwhile.

Going on to thank a number of people, John concluded by saying he was dedicating the award to his wife Siobhan, sons Eoin and Darragh, along with his mother at home, “all for putting up with Liverpool, athletics, hurling teams and all of that through the corridors of time.”

Congratulations, John!

6 comments:

John Dunphy said...

Congrats John Cashman well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Could not happen to a nicer fella. Fair play John.

Anonymous said...

Well done John. Legend.

Aine Wimpenny said...

You kept that one quiet!!!!! Congratulations and very well deserved!!

Anonymous said...

Well deserved. A great man

Anonymous said...

Absolutely deserved.Fair Play