Health&Fitness

Tommy Horan, captain of last year's winning relay team in the Born to Run 40 Miler, handing back the shield to Mazza O'Shea and Liam Horan.

School To Benefit As Born To Run Club Looks Forward To Ultra Marathon

July 17, 2019 at 9:33 am 0 comments

TRALEE Born to Run Marathon Club will host it fifth 40 mile ultra marathon event on Saturday July 27 and they are looking for help with sponsors. The event has gone from strength to strength over the past number of years attracting local runners and top class athletes from all […]

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Brothers in Arms…Terrence, John and Denis Culloty from Tralee, taking a break at Coomakista, cycling  the 36th annual RIng of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday along with 6000 Cyclists. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

PHOTO GALLERY: More From The Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle (Part 2)

July 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you some of the great photos from Valerie O’Sullivan who was capturing the atmosphere at the 36th annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (click here if you missed it). Over 6,000 cyclists took on the 175km route which started and finished in Killarney. Here’s some more of […]

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First Ring of Kerry…and a medal to prove for 15 month old Ailbe Carroll with his parents Conor Carroll and Aileen O’Loughlin, after completing  the 175km Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

PHOTO GALLERY: The Magic Of The Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle (Part 1)

July 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 36th annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle took place yesterday with around 6,000 cyclists taking on the the 175km challenge. Many took to the road as early as 4:15, but the official start — performed by 100-year-old John Coffey, along with Killarney MD Cathaoirleach councillor Michael Gleeson — took place […]

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Rachel O'Connor with coach Diarmuid Brennan at the Dynamic Strength and Conditioning centre in High Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Table Quiz To Help Rachel Power Her Way To World Championships In Canada

July 4, 2019 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SHE may have only started the sport just over a year ago, but a Tralee woman is already ranked in the Top 5 internationally and off to the World Powerlifting Championships in Canada later this year. Rachel O’Connor from Knockmoyle decided she wanted to get fitter last year and went […]

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Runner s in last year's race.

A Special Challenge For Runners At Beautiful Brandon Bay

July 4, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE 6th annual Brandon Bay half marathon and 10k event will take place on Saturday, July 20 on the beach around, of course, Brandon Bay. Set entirely on the Wild Atlantic Way and surrounded by the beauty of the Slieve Mish mountains and Mt Brandon itself, the event, participants never […]

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Roger Harty:  Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

June 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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New courses at Cappanalea are due to start soon.

Thinking Of A Career In Adventure Tourism? Kerry ETB Has The Answer

June 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AH the outdoors! With this weather it’s tempting to look at a career where you spend your time out in the fresh air. Well Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) are now recruiting for their highly rated Level 5 and Level 6 (Advanced) programmes which start in mid/late July. […]

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The 12 participants after completing the event in Killarney on Saturday.

Twelve Runners Raise Thousands For Kerry Hospice With Marathon Effort

June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TWELVE charity runners made the most of the longest day of the year by running a mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and they’re raised over €9,000 with this year’s event. Starting in Mitchelstown, on Friday last, the charity […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey

Sponsored: Tralee Clinic To Co-Host Fertility Information Event In Dublin

June 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Scotia Clinic, Tralee and the Embryo Clinic, Greece will co-host an open free event on Sunday the 30th of June, in the Aishling Hotel Dublin, named “Fertility Treatment Abroad – the Ireland / Greek Solution”. The keynote speakers on the day will be Dr. Mary Mc Caffrey, FRCOG, the Scotia Clinic […]

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Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

June 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

IS it a fair statement to say that the way we think may bring us to conclusions that may not necessarily be true? I’m going to answer this question with a couple of examples that should really explain the above statement. For instance many thousands of years ago, man noticed […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group Launches Service To Limerick

June 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cancer Support Group Health Link Transport has announced the launch of their new ‘Limerick Route’. The Limerick route which has been piloted for the past year is now ready to put on the road and the group have a brand new bus to dedicate to the service. The route […]

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The runners taking part in the Marathon fundraiser this month in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Fundraiser To See Participants Run 26 Miles In 26 Counties In 26 Hours

June 4, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THIRTEEN charity runners plan to make the most of the longest day of the year by running a mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Starting in Mitchelstown, Co Cork on Friday, June 21, the charity runners will cover 26 […]

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Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

Roger Harty: The Fool Might Be Right

June 2, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IN towns and villages all over the world there is often some unfortunate individual whether we like it or not, who is regarded as the local fool or idiot. They are often an outlet for much derision and fun by some and perhaps an outlet for love and kindness by […]

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Joe Costello, Johnny Enright, Mary Wallace, Jim Moriarty, Jimmy Mulligan, Derek O'Sullivan, Marie Fitzgibbon and Conor Culloo of the organising committee of the St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge looking forward to the event this weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pats Club All Set For Dingle Way Challenge

May 29, 2019 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge could turn out to be one of the biggest yet as organisers say registrations for the event are up on the same time last year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes […]

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The launch of the 8th annual Stephanie O'Sullivan Memorial Cycle.

Cycle In Stephanie’s Memory To Take Place This Weekend

May 28, 2019 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you looking to head out for a spin this weekend, the 8th annual Stephanie O’Sullivan’s Memorial Cycle in aid of Suicide Prevention is a great way of spending a Sunday morning. The cycle starts and finishes at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown beginning at 9am. Cyclists can register Saturday night […]

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St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

May 23, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S proved a popular event over the past number of years so it makes sense that the terrific St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge would return again this year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

THERE is something about the month of May that I love. It’s exciting in many ways in the sense that it’s really all about renewal and rebirth. It’s so consistent — the trees have new leaves, the birds are nesting, baby lambs are born, the sound of the cuckoo can […]

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Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel’s Balance Fitness & Wellness Suite is a state of the art fully equipped gym with specialised cardiovascular and resistance training equipment by BLK BOX who are leaders in gym installations. It steers away from the cardio-based hotel gyms that are slowly evolving to the style of […]

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Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

May 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is a concept that I came across many years ago and it can be very helpful advice if one knows when and where to use it. Initial examination of this could suggest that it is being rude, but that is not meant to be the case so if I’m […]

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Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

May 5, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

I DISCOVERED this by accident a few years ago when I came across a sheet of paper with the formula written on it. The funny thing about it is that the formula was never explained to me and that fact I now believe is part of its beauty. It explains […]

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Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will commence the highly-regarded CLIMB programme on Wednesday next, May 8, to support children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult. Facilitated by award-winning play therapist, Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

April 28, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment. The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which […]

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Pupils, staff and parents launch the Ardfert NS Cycle which takes place on Sunday, April 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Set For Annual Ardfert Cycle This Sunday

April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are in place for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle this Sunday at 10am in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing for the Ring of Beara / Ring of Kerry / Ring of Clare / Wild Atlantic Mizen  events later […]

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Mike Brosnan congratulating his wife Rose Brosnan at the finish of the Tralee Marathon on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: True Grit Sees Competitors Home At Tralee Marathon

April 22, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH light winds and dry conditions, the competitors couldn’t complain too much about the conditions for the Tralee Marathon on Saturday. Around 150 runners took off from outside the Aquadome at 9am and made their way on a route which saw them take in Barrow, Fenit and Ardfert before finishing […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, Kieran Donaghy, Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Keeffe, Aidan O'Mahony and David Wallace at the Unsung Hero Cycle from Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off On Unsung Hero Cycle From Ballyseedy Garden Centre

April 21, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were ideal for the second annual Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry at Ballyseedy Home & Garden on Saturday. The sun had yet to come out, but it was dry as hundreds of cyclists took to the road. There were some sporting legends to […]

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Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

April 21, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

IF your trying to deliver a message perhaps the most important thing aside from the message is to keep it simple and to the point. Thus the acronym KISS Keep It Simple Stupid  (Sweetheart if you’re sensitive!) To this end nothing I believe could be simpler, more direct and to […]

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Noreen Quirke, Caroline Somers, Caoimhe Somers, Ita Somers and William Somers at the Ted Moynihan Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice from the Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Walk In The Sunshine For Kerry Hospice

April 20, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THEY got some weather for the Good Friday walks around Kerry yesterday! The annual walk was the brainchild of the late Ted Moynihan who set up the Tralee walk over 23 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength over the years, spreading all around the county. There […]

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Bluebird Care To Host Free Talks On Dementia At Brandon Hotel

April 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

BLUEBIRD Care Ireland has launched a nationwide roadshow, in support of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and it takes place in Tralee at the end of the month. The leading homecare provider, Bluebird Care, launched the Understand, Respect and Respond with Care campaign to raise awareness of dementia in […]

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