Health&Fitness

In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget The Kerins O’Rahillys Run On Sunday

January 25, 2020 at 9:46 am 0 comments

THERE’S still time to enter the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run which is set to take place tomorrow, Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. The run will once again take place from the […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne.

Join Poshey And Co. For Final Night Of 31 Day Challenge Fundraiser

January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ will, of course, come to an end next Friday and the organisers are inviting everyone — even those who haven’t been taking part in the challenge — to come together for the final 5k. Over €12,700 has already been raised […]

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Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

LAST week I wrote about change and the fact that accepting change as a constant is a great awareness for living. Change by its very nature is beyond our control and nobody can ultimately guarantee you what is going to happen be it in the next minute, hour, day, week, […]

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Alicia Buckley and Helen Costello at the Operation Transformation walk from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Annual Operation Transformation Walk From The Wetlands

January 19, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

A BEAUTIFUL, crisp Saturday morning at the Wetlands greeted walkers of all ages for the annual walk to coincide with the Operation Transformation TV show. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, joined up with RTE show once again for the National Walk Day with two […]

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Martina Culloty, Betty Culloty and Elaine Giltrap at the John Mitchels GAA Club 'Operation Transformation' Walk on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE’S out and about walking and running these days (between the storms and driving rain that is) and the folks at John Mitchels GAA Club are no exception. Like other clubs in town, they’ve joined up with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking to host a series of walks at […]

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Stephan and Conor O'Sullivan at the Kerry Sports Academy Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands See What Kerry Sports Academy Has To Offer At Open Day

January 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 2,000 people visited the Kerry Sports Academy on the grounds of the IT Tralee North Campus on Saturday and they could not help but be impressed by the range of facilities at the building. The Academy is open to the public for membership and ‘pay as you go’, so […]

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Roger Harty: Change

Roger Harty: Change

January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am 2 comments

IT was a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who lived around 500 BC who came up with the statement “The only constant is change”. It goes without saying that he didn’t say it in those exact words as he spoke in some sort of Greek/Turkish language but it had exactly the […]

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Participants set off at the Operation Transformation Walk at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Walk Day Event To Be Held At The Wetlands Next Week

January 9, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, has joined up with Operation Transformation for the National Walk Day on Saturday, January 18 with two walks in Kerry. The national event, now in its tenth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people […]

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Tracy and Leah Kelliher with 'Freddie' and Fiona McPolin with 'Daisy' on the first St Pats GAA Operation Transformation Walk from the club on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Local GAA Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL ‘Operation Transformation may be returning tonight on RTE ONE, but a local GAA group got a head start on them last night with their own initiative. St Pat’s in Blennerville, in conjunction with Operation Transformation & Get Ireland Walking, are hosting a series of community walks under lights over […]

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Participants and stewards at the final night of the Couch To 5k Run on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Returns Next Week

January 8, 2020 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

By Tom Dillon, PRO, Born to Run If you are looking for a way to put your best foot forward this New Year in terms of fitness, getting active and making new friends, then the Tralee Born to Run Couch-to-5k is just for you. The hugely popular training programme that […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin, Mayor Jim Finucane, Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Ogie Moran (Chairman of North Kerry Way), councillors, Tralee Municipal District staff welcoming plans for the extension of the walkway at Lohercannon to The Spa to connect with the new Tralee-Fenit Greenway. Photo: Pauline Dennigan Photography

New Walkway From Canal To Connect With Tralee-Fenit Greenway

January 7, 2020 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

AS work begins on the construction of the new 10km Tralee to Fenit Greenway, Kerry County Council has announced plans for the extension of an adjacent walking and cycling route along the coast of Tralee Bay which would connect with the greenway and provide a new leisure amenity for the […]

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Roger Harty: 2020

Roger Harty: 2020

January 5, 2020 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

I SUPPOSE as an optician, 2020 was always going to be an interesting year with the comments about 20/20 vision etc. As an interesting sidenote – Do you know where the term 20/20 comes from? Answer: It’s the size of a letter that suspends an angle of 5 degrees with […]

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Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

January 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TALK on health, nutrition, and more will take place next week in Tralee with all proceeds raised on the night going to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm, ‘Keeping Health Simple’ has the aim of educating people on […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get 2020 Off To A Healthy And Charitable Start With This Challenge

December 31, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season is nearly at an end so it’s time to get healthy and active again…and tomorrow is as good a time as any to start. The 31 day January Challenge for positive mental health is once again taking place and is being promoted by local people Colin ‘Poshey’ […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new year will bring a new start for many and if you have a bike then a cycle in early January is the perfect opportunity for exercise and fresh air. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 11th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne (right) with little Amber O'Connor and her dad Danny and Caroline Corkery (left) launching the fundraising Swimathon which takes place next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Man To Hold Swimathon At Complex To Help Amber

December 29, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is hosting a 24 Hour Swimathon to help out a little girl who is battling cancer. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has organised the event to take place on Saturday, January 18 at 3pm in Tralee Sports Complex for 24 hours with roughly 48 swimmers swimming a half a […]

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Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

December 22, 2019 at 9:20 am 2 comments

I WROTE an article last week about the beauty of a compass and how it is a great instrument to give us security of direction. In the middle of writing that article it dawned on me that ‘compass’ is an integral part of the word compassion. I said to myself […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Active For The New Year And Help Great Causes With The 31 Day Challenge

December 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm Comments are Disabled

OK, so we still have Christmas and all that food and fun to look forward to, but it’s worth looking a little further ahead to when we’re all partied out. January is a time for a new start and this is a perfect way to get active and healthy for […]

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Molly Coffey and Dan McCarthy at the Santa 5k Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off From The Wetlands On Santa 5k Fun Run

December 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm 1 comment

IT was a cold morning but spirits were high yet again for the eighth Santa 5k Run on Sunday where hundreds of people set off from the Wetlands. This year the charity to benefit was the Jack and Jill Foundation and it was clear that thousands of euro would be […]

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Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

December 12, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs people in Kerry to help with their 19th annual Lollipop Day. On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, the national charity will host its fundraising and awareness day in Kerry to help raise funds for Oesophageal Cancer across the country. Lollipop Day involves thousands […]

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Mairead Fernane, Jim Naughton, Jan Rice of the Samaritans, Tim Guiheen, Anne Marie Healy, Niall Shanahan and Mairead Moriarty of the Samaritans at the new sign at Austin Stacks GAA grounds in Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Sign At Austin Stacks Promotes Mental Health Services

December 11, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW sign has been erected at Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park promoting local mental health services. The sign gives the contact details of Pieta House and Samaritans and encourages anyone feeling worried or upset to get in touch with them. “I feel clubs need to help their […]

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Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

December 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

I CAN remember it as though it was yesterday when my son, who is now 22, was about four years old and he was standing in the sitting room with a compass in his hand. In walked his uncle who asked him what was that in his hand? The child […]

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Launching the Santa 5k Fun Run at Tralee Bay Wetlands were, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore, Maura Sullivan, Aoife Moynihan, Paige Quillinan, Jamie Quillinan and Deirdre Moore. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Medal, Same Great Fun As Santa 5k Run Returns This Month

December 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Sants 5k Fun Run is back this month! It’s an event which sees the Wetlands turn red and white every December and offers a chance for families to get together in festive costumes on a Sunday morning for some healthy fun. This will be the seventh year of the […]

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A group taking part in the Pickleball coaching day at John Mitchels GAA Complex on Monday.

Coaching Day At Mitchels For Sport Designed To Get Older People More Active

December 3, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, in recognition of the success of Age and Opportunity’s ‘Go For Life Games’ programme, hosted a specific ‘Coach the Coaches’ pickleball coaching day on Monday at John Mitchel’s GAA Club in Tralee. Pickleball is an exercise which makes for a great social outlet for older […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

December 1, 2019 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Launching the Dementia Friendly Tralee initiative at The Imperial Hotel on Friday morning were Derek Carroll of The Imperial, Dolores McElligott, Garda Mary Gardiner, Michael Fitzgerald HSE, Eibhlís  Cahalane HSE, Aidan Kelly and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Initiative To Make Tralee More Dementia-Friendly

November 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

A NEW dementia information card which will move Tralee towards becoming more dementia friendly was launched today (Friday) at The Imperial Hotel. The Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Information card is an initiative by the Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Forum, an inter-agency group which involves the HSE, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, […]

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Roger Harty: Right Is Right

Roger Harty: Right Is Right

November 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IT could be fair to say that we all have a body and a brain and that we should all just get on with life and that’s it. Life in its fullest simplicity! Yes, all of the above is true, but I will add that if we do not become […]

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The new John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy.

Community Encouraged To Use New Walkway At John Mitchels GAA Grounds

November 23, 2019 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT was opened just a few months ago, but it’s still largely a hidden gem which walkers and runners should know about. Minister Brendan Griffin performed the official opening of the John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track back in August and its proving a hit among club members. […]

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Research Shows The Physical And Mental Health Benefits Of Parkruns

Research Shows The Physical And Mental Health Benefits Of Parkruns

November 23, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people take part in the Tralee one every week and now new research has revealed participating in parkruns has significant physical and mental health benefits. Parkrun in partnership with Vhi has unveiled major study into the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in free, weekly, timed, 5k events. […]

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Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

November 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IF our mind was to be called after a County, what County would it be called after? Answer:  Cork Why? Because Cork is known as The Rebel County and have no doubt that our mind by its very nature is a rebel. Do you know that over 80% of our […]

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