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The Montenotte Hotel Cork City Marathon

Today's announcement of The Montenotte Hotel as title sponsor for the Cork City Marathon puts the event well and truly on course to provide an exciting June Bank Holiday Monday in the city.

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Pictured at the announcement of The Montenotte Hotel as title sponsors for the 2007 Cork City Marathon were L to R., Brian Fahy, General Manager, Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Ahern, John Gately, MD and Gina Johnson, Event Manager. Picture, Tony O'Connell Photography.

John Gately and Frankie Whelehan, co-owners of The Montenotte Hotel, have a reputation for being proactive in the hotel industry and this is firmly reflected in their innovative sponsorship of the first marathon in Cork since 1986. Gately, a fitness fanatic himself, will be one of the first to register for the 4th of June Marathon. 'There's a growing sense of excitement and anticipation about this wonderful sporting occasion', said Gately, adding that 'it can only be positive for Cork city and, in turn, for Cork businesses and hotels'.

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John Gately, MD of Montenotte Hotel, with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael Ahern, and staff of the Montenotte Leisure Club at the announcement of The Montenotte Hotel Cork City Marathon. Photo: Tony O'Connell Photography

At a reception in the recently refurbished hotel, formerly the Country Club, Lord Mayor Cllr. Michael Ahern welcomed The Montenotte Hotel on board the marathon team as title sponsors. He reminded the guests that while there are only 20 weeks left to train for the marathon, there is still plenty of time to start training for the Team Relay Event. No doubt, The Montenotte Hotel's superb Leisure Club (with 20-metre pool and full gym facilities) will provide marathon aspirants with the ideal training venue over the next four months.

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The Montenotte Hotel, the Title Sponsors of the Cork City Marathon 2007, on the Bank Holiday 4th June next. At the Hotel for the announcement Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Ahern kitting out John Gately MD. A reminder for all participants to gear up and enter this great event. Picture, Tony O'Connell Photography

Registration for the Marathon opens this month and details of the course will be announced shortly.

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