Health&Fitness

Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

January 16, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs your help this March. For the 18th annual Lollipop Day, the OCF is calling for volunteers in Kerry on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, […]

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Taking off  at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation walk on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Join the Garvey’s Fit Crew For Operation Transformation Walks Starting This Week

January 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

IT’S become a hugely popular way of getting healthy for the new year so it’s no surprise to see the Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation group walks/runs return for 2019. It all starts this Thursday at 6.30pm from the carpark at the Tralee store and will continued  every Thursday for an […]

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

PHOTOS: Fantastic Turnout For Operation Transformation Walk

January 13, 2019 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

THERE was a bit of misty rain, but that didn’t deter around 500 people from setting off from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning for the Operations Transformation Walk. The walk, coinciding with the official RTÉ start time of 11am, was organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership followed the […]

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Roger Harty: Control = Peace

Roger Harty: Control = Peace

January 13, 2019 at 11:43 am 0 comments

I SUPPOSE the best place to start here is with an example. One of the best areas to take an example from is a situation where our life is at risk as it makes its point pretty quickly and also at a deeper level. Why? I hear you ask. Because […]

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

On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle This Saturday

January 11, 2019 at 9:29 am 0 comments

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place this Saturday, at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually to […]

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The countdown is on for the Operation Transformation walk this Saturday, January 12th at 11am at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Pictured are some of the people who make the walk safe & successful, from left; Córa Carrigg, Co-ordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP), Mary O' Connor, Manager, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre,  Jimmy Deenihan, Chairman, KRSP, Nathan McDonnell, Ballyseede Café and Garda Danielle O' Connell, Tralee Garda Station. The event is organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry County Council. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Just Days To Go Until ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk

January 7, 2019 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S only days to go to this year’s Operations Transformation Walk and it’s shaping up nicely. The walk, organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership will follow the old tow path of the Tralee Ship Canal, a stunning walk just outside Tralee town, seeped in nature and scenery what more […]

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Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

Roger Harty: Ten Mighty Words

January 6, 2019 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the restroom (fancy name for toilet!) of a local hotel recently when someone asked me if I was enjoying my evening. I replied that I was having a ‘mighty’ night and he immediately retorted that I must be from Galway seen that I used the word ‘mighty’ […]

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Participants of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k run on Sunday morning. Photos by Lisa O'Mahony.

Local Man To Be Honoured At Kerins O’Rahillys Annual Race

January 5, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race returns again later this month and this time it will honour a local man who has served the club and local community over the past 40 years. After 41 years teaching in Holy Family school, Francie Quill retired from his role as Deputy […]

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Helping to launch the Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club Couch to 5k programme are Conor Cusack, Kirstie McTrusty, Maria Moynihan, Betty Brosnan, Rose Brosnan and Jack Moriarty. Photo Credit: Poshey Aherne

Time To Hit The Road With Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Programme

January 3, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

YOU’VE demolished the last of the USA biscuits, there’s barely a Bounty left in the box of Celebrations and you don’t want to see another turkey and ham dinner for 12 months. But despite the best of intentions to get back on the straight and narrow in January, it can […]

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Fitness And Nutrition Talk To Benefit Children’s Hospital

Fitness And Nutrition Talk To Benefit Children’s Hospital

January 3, 2019 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TALK will be held tonight (Thursday) on weight loss, fitness and nutrition, with all proceeds raised going towards Crumlin Children’s Hospital. ‘Fat Loss Made Easy’ at The Rose Hotel from 7.30pm will feature three speakers from the world of fitness and nutrition; Michael Dillon of Kinetic Health and Fitness, […]

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Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

AS a wise Kerryman once said ‘A good place to begin is at the start’ so I would like to start with a good question. The question is ‘What are we trying to achieve’? The title says New Years Resolutions which by its very nature would suggest that whatever we […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The New Year’s Eve 10k/5k Road Race

December 29, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

OVERDONE it with the turkey and a few drinks? Well there’s still time to redeem yourself and an event on New Year’s Eve will provide you with the chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 […]

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Some of participants at the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Great Day For A Run At Tralee RFC

December 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ST Stephen’s Day is always fun at Tralee Rugby Club, but the fine weather made it an even more enjoyable day at O’Dowd Park. The 5k/3k family fun run has become a tradition at this stage and they had a nice turnout with many kids joining their parents in the […]

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Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

December 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

I HAVE listened to many talks and speeches in my lifetime and I have a particular interest in how they are delivered. A key aspect of any speech is to inject a little bit of humour as it will engage the interest of your audience and may also help to […]

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

Mark The Date For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 23, 2018 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 12 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Setting off on the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark The Date For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk In January

December 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again, when Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership have teamed up with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland to bring the National Operation Transformation Walk to Kerry. Now in its ninth year, the walk will see people all over the county put on their walking shoes, embrace […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

End The Year With A Refreshing 5k/10k Run For Palliative Care Unit

December 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was such a success last year that it’s back again this New Year’s Eve providing runners with a chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 at 11am and proceeds raised will go to the Palliative […]

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Pat Sheehy received his Parkrun Hero award recently at the Town Park.

Tralee Man Named A Parkrun Hero

December 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has been named a VHI Parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for November. Pat Sheehy is a core member of the Tralee parkrun team and has volunteered 250+ times for both parkrun and junior parkruns that take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The monthly […]

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Roger Harty: Living In the Now

Roger Harty: Living In the Now

December 16, 2018 at 9:57 am 2 comments

AS I embark to write about this title, I cannot but ask myself how ridiculous the title is and how on earth am I going to get a full article out of it without boring people to death. The mind boggles and truly my mind is ‘boggling right now’, but […]

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Santa with Moyderwell pupils taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Jingle All The Way Round The Park In Fundraiser

December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

A FRESH morning in the Town Park provided ideal conditions for a healthy and enjoyable fundraiser involving Moyderwell Mercy Primary School pupils. The ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ saw excited pupils, with many donning Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, do a circuit of the Park. “The Jingle Bell Jog is a festive […]

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Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

December 9, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

GETTING straight to the kernel of the matter, sugar is addictive because it is connected with our very survival. In other words, if we don’t get what the body believes to be an adequate supply of sugar it thinks it is going to die. A very important point to make […]

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Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

December 2, 2018 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE chocolate – that is a fact, but the problem I have is the following; does chocolate love me? I have no doubt that the answer to this question is No, with a big Capital N, but that still doesn’t stop me eating it. In the world that we […]

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Aoife Roche.

Tralee Woman Aoife Wins Miss Bikini Titles At Championships In Belfast

November 28, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was a big winner in Belfast on Sunday in the National Irish Fitness Model Association World Championships. Aoife Roche (35) won the Miss Bikini over 30s,  Miss Beach Body and Overall Miss Bikini World Champion 2018 at the event. Aoife, the daughter of well known publican Damien and Bridie Roche of The […]

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Paola Kennedy teaching the Grow Happier programme at Listellick NS on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Listellick Pupils ‘Grow Happier’ With Yoga, Dance And Mindfulness

November 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL pupils in Listellick N.S. took part in the “Let’s Grow Happier” programme for 6 weeks this term. This programme, devised by Paola Kennedy, is all about empowering pupils to reach their full potential and to teach them how to be kind, respectful, more confident, calmer, happier and less anxious. […]

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Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

November 19, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A FREE event aimed at older people will take place at Tralee Library this week. “Eat Well, Age Well – Healthy Eating for Older People” is a talk by Niamh O’Connor, Dietician and Nutrition Consultant and takes place this Thursday morning at 11am. Topics will include : what does a […]

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Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

November 18, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT 14 years ago when I was troubled with issues of ‘the mind’, I set out on a quest to solve these issues. I came to the conclusion that if my mind could make me sick, then my mind could also make me better. As a result of this quest […]

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Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

November 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXT Saturday sees another milestone reached in the history of Parkrun in Tralee. It will be the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January 2015. Since then it has become a fantastic weekly 5k event with hundreds availing of the fantastic facility that is our […]

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Special guest Pamela Flood will join host Deirdre Walsh at the Talkabout Christmas Tea Party on Sunday November 18.

Radio Kerry Invites Ladies To The ‘Talkabout Tea Party’

November 8, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout Christmas Tea Party’ has been announced for Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, November 18 with special guest, TV star Pamela Flood. Hosted by presenter Deirdre Walsh, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Looking good as you age’ with the focus on women in their […]

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Roger Harty: A Cake Without Flour Is Not A Cake

Roger Harty: A Cake Without Flour Is Not A Cake

November 4, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

AS a general rule, the main ingredient of a cake is flour and without it you have no cake. Like any good rule there is always an exception and the one that comes to mind is Victoria Beckham who recently celebrated her birthday with a ‘Melon Cake’! A ‘Melon Cake’ […]

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Cheerleading fun at Presentation. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Loads Of Activities Give A Sense Of ‘Wellbeing’ At Presentation

October 31, 2018 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S been plenty of activity at Presentation Secondary School Tralee lately, as the junior cycle pupils get into the new subject of ‘Wellbeing’. In the first term of school, the PE Department has always organised outdoor trips for new groupings where well established community links are utilised. Pupils in 2nd, […]

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