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PHOTOS: More From The Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital (Part 2)

July 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

IT was certainly a bright morning at Tralee Bay Wetlands as participants took to the road for the Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Around 300 people took part and they were covered in paint dust by the finish of the 5k course. We brought you some images earlier (click […]

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PHOTOS: Explosions Of Colour At Fundraising Fun Run (Part 1)

July 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

THERE’LL be washing machines working overtime today after around 300 people got pasted with coloured paint at a wonderful fundraiser this morning from Tralee Bay Wetlands. This was the second Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. He said he was delighted with […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

July 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Liam Horan, Tom Foley and Marilyn O'Shea of the Born To Run Club with the shield and medals from the 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Prepares For 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am 0 comments

THE Born To Run Marathon Club in Tralee is gearing up for a major event at the end of the month with their 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. This is the fourth year of the event where runners of all levels can mix, in a fun filled welcoming atmosphere and the good […]

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Participants make it home at the Spin SouthWest Sandstorm event at Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Sandstorm’ Rolls Into Ballyheigue Again This Weekend

July 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

IT’S proved massively popular over the past few years and now it returns to Ballyheigue beach this Saturday. Spin Southwest’s ‘Sandstorm’, sponsored by Fanta, will see hundreds of people take on the 5k race starting from 12 noon. The run is full of challenging obstacles including a tyre mound, the net crawl and […]

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Lay it on me!..Runners during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital At The Wetlands This Sunday

July 12, 2018 at 11:12 am 0 comments

LAST year’s event was a fantastic success and Sunday is set to be no different as the Crumlin Colour Dash returns. Around 350 took part in last year’s September’s event in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. The run this Sunday starts […]

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‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

July 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

A CELEBRATION of vegan, vegetarian and dairy-friendly products produced locally will take place this Saturday in town. There’ll be food, music, entertainment and much more at ‘Vegtopia’ to encourage people into a more healthy diet and to show how delicious vegetables are. It kicks off  with a Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathing […]

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Members of the Born To Run Club's 'Couch To 5k' programme at the Aquadome on Tuesday. Front from left; Karen Lawlor and Anna Suchatys. Back from left; Ailish Hughes with Ivy Rose, Marcella Moriarty, Fiona Griffin, Kate Caffrey, Margaret Wharton, Helen Egan and Tom Dillon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Recruits Make The Grade

July 11, 2018 at 9:49 am 1 comment

By Maria Moynihan HAVING laced up their running shoes for the first time in May, the latest recruits to Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club earned their first race medals on Tuesday evening, having completed a special event to mark the culmination of their “Couch To 5k” training programme. Over […]

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ALL SET FOR THE SADDLE! Pictured are Donie McCannon and Joan O' Regan both from Tralee at the official launch of Rediscover Cycling in Tralee today, 9th July 2018. Rediscover Cycling is a unique older adult bike hire programme created by Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership aimed at older adults residing or visiting Co. Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. NO FEE FOR REPRO. For further info: Córa Carrigg, KRSP, 066 718 4766 or 087 204 3631, cora.carrigg@kerrycoco.ie

New Bike Hire Programme To Get Young At Heart Cycling In Tralee

July 10, 2018 at 11:22 am 0 comments

AN older adult bike hire programme, called Rediscover Cycling, was officially launched by Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Mr. Jimmy Deenihan on Monday at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Rediscover Cycling for the Young at Heart, is an affordable priced bike hire scheme aimed at older adults residing in […]

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Powerhouse Cillian Tierney, emerges first out of the water and go on to win the Hardman Sprint Triathlon on Valentia Island, Co Kerry in a phenomenal time of 56 mins and 56 seconds. The Hardman Sprint Triathlon included, boarding Valentia Island Ferry to Renard Pier to complete a 750 m swim to the Island, leaving the transition area and cycle a 10 km expanse of the Island before running 5 km back to the finish line a the Royal Valentia Hotel. Hardman Events is organised by Race Director Alan Ryan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: Tralee Man Wins Hardman Triathlon Event In Valentia

June 27, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Hardman Sprint Triathlon took place on Valentia Island on Saturday and it was a Tralee man who won the coveted race. Having won the Hardman Olympic Distance Triathlon in Dingle a few weeks ago, 20-year-old Cillian Tierney came home in a blistering time of 56 minutes and 56 seconds. […]

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Roger Harty: We Are In Control

Roger Harty: We Are In Control

June 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm 2 comments

WE cannot control what happens in our world but we can always control how we react to what happens in our world. Let me repeat that please – we always have the ability to control how we react. The problem is… • We have this ability but we do not […]

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Participants take off at the Summer Solstice 10k Race from the Town Park on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Summer Solstice With A 10k Run

June 22, 2018 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone for the large number of runners taking part in the Tralee Summer Solstice 10K Run which started in the Town Park on Thursday night. It was a glorious evening for the event which was started back in 2005 by Jim McNeice. Just under 150 runners finished the race […]

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Hundreds Expected For Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Annual 5K / 10K Run And Walk

Hundreds Expected For Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Annual 5K / 10K Run And Walk

June 16, 2018 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

KILMOYLEY Tidy Towns is set to host its annual 5K / 10K road race this Sunday, June 24 at 11am. Now in its sixth year, the event has gone from strength to strength and regularly attracts over 200 participants. The run will follow a 5k course starting at Kilmoyley Community […]

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Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

June 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

I SIMPLY love the old sayings. It’s not just a simple love it’s often that they encapsulate within them an enormous amount of wisdom that can bring – if applied – great benefit to our lives. Very often all we need to do is to take the time to give […]

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The 'Half On The Head' is certainly a popular choice with runners.

A Run In A Beautiful Part Of North Kerry

June 8, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE running events keep on coming this summer and there’s a very enticing one on the horizon. There is just over a week left until the 2018 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon and 10k run) which takes place on Saturday, June 16. There are very limited places left […]

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Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

June 3, 2018 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

AT the risk of being accused of repeating myself ad nauseam, I’m going to say it one more time. To find solutions to the deeper aspects of life it is far better to ask the right questions rather than looking for the right answers. To this end Shakespeare was spot […]

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Jimmy Deenihan at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Two Great Events To Get Families On Their Bikes In Tralee

May 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation & Sports Partnership, in collaboration with local cycling clubs, are inviting families of all ages to participate in the ‘Pedal in The Park’ and ‘Any Bike Will Do’ events in Tralee, part of a series of forthcoming events for National Bike Week. These events are aimed at getting […]

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Breda OMahoney, Kerry Rose 2017 and Daithi O'Se at the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10Km with Tralee Harriers AC on Saturday. Photo by Will Nolan

Breda And Daithí Help Launch The Rose Of Tralee 10k

May 30, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee 10km was launched on Saturday by Rose of Tralee Host Daithi O’Se and last year’s Kerry Rose, Breda O’Mahony on Saturday last at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee. Also in attendance were Oliver Hurley, Festival of Kerry, Una O’Mahoney Radar Retail and Martin Fitzgerald Chair of […]

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Ciarán Duffin with Helen and Ronan Falvey at the Optimal Fitness Corporate Challenge 10k/5k from Aspen Grove on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glorious Weather For The Optimal Fitness Corporate Challenge

May 26, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone for the Optimal Fitness Tralee’s 5k and 10k Corporate Challenge from Aspen Grove on Friday with around 22o registering for the event. There were companies from all over Kerry taking part and there was a great atmosphere before the runners set off on the route at 7pm. As […]

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Michell Greaney, Optimal Fitness, with runners from Aspen Grove. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time For Teams And Individuals To Take Part In 5k/10k Corporate Challenge

May 23, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather is supposed to be great for Friday evening, so conditions will be perfect for the Optimal Fitness Tralee’s Corporate Challenge event. This 5k and 10k event takes place from Aspen Grove on the Castlemaine Road at 7pm and teams and individuals still have time to enter. “It is […]

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Mary O’Donnell To Help Launch Skincare Range At Horan’s Healthstore

May 22, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

HORAN’S Healthstores will hold their official Ría Organics Skin Care launch this Friday evening at 7pm at Horan’s The Square Tralee with special guest Mary O’Donnell Beauty.   Tickets are €5 and are redeemable on the night. They are available from Horan’s The Square. There’s refreshments and nibbles on arrival, goodie […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

May 20, 2018 at 10:45 am 1 comment

ONE of the great advantages of writing my own article is that I have the opportunity to ask myself my own questions and in turn give my own answers. With this in mind I am going to ask myself perhaps the deepest question that there is to ask. ‘Roger, what […]

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Special Yoga And Music Event Planned For The Ashe Hotel This Sunday

Special Yoga And Music Event Planned For The Ashe Hotel This Sunday

May 16, 2018 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

THIS looks like a healthy and relaxing way to spend some of your Sunday. Tralee’s first Yoga and Live Viola Brunch takes place this Sunday, May 20 at The Ashe Hotel from 11am. This consists of a peaceful one and a half hour Yin Yoga practice led by Maeve Ferris […]

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Roger Harty: Emotion (Energy in motion) Put To The Test

Roger Harty: Emotion (Energy in motion) Put To The Test

May 13, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

WELL I have decided to avail of the wonderful delights that Kerry Airport offers and I have availed of the chance to travel to Berlin. Berlin has so many sights to explore and it is great to have the opportunity to do so. I use the word opportunity instead of […]

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WATCH: ‘Frankie Balboa’ Will Get You Motivated To ‘Run For The Rock’

WATCH: ‘Frankie Balboa’ Will Get You Motivated To ‘Run For The Rock’

May 4, 2018 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST look at those calf muscles! If you’re looking for motivation to take part in the ‘Run For The Rock this Monday, then look no further than this video starring Frankie Murphy (of the Celsius videos fame). Created by video blogger extraordinaire, Tadhg Fleming, Frankie channels his inner Rocky and […]

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Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh and Principal Peter Linehan launching the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Looks Forward To The Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

May 4, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S.  as the 2018 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched on Thursday. This will be the fifth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amazing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Niall Lucey with children Seamus, Tadhg, Hannah Mai and Ellen at the launch of the Paul Lucey Memorial Run on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paul Lucey Memorial Run To Take Place On Monday

May 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 5k/10k event will take place this bank holiday Monday to remember a great servant to the Austin Stacks Club. The ‘Run for the Rock — Paul Lucey 10km / 5km Memorial Runwill honour the memory of  a proud Austin Stacks man who played with the club and won an […]

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Just four of the Born To Run members who completed last year's Couch To 5k programme: Noreen Quirke, Catherine O'Connor, Rita Ryan and Anthony O'Connor.

How Born To Run Club Can Get You Off The Couch And Running That 5k

May 2, 2018 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you ever wished that you could jog or run a 5k, but don’t know where to start? Well, on Tuesday May 8, Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club will launch its annual “Couch to 5k” programme, which is free to join, friendly and most of all, fun. Over a […]

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Taking off on the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For A Great Cause Next Weekend

April 29, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year and it’s another great way to warm up for the Ring Of Kerry Cycle and raise funds for a great cause. The event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

April 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE word Religion has got a lot of bad press of recent years and many would say ‘quite rightly so’, but I would like to say that we have to be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. To begin with, no one holds ownership over the word […]

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