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Roger Harty: Pull The Other One!

Roger Harty: Pull The Other One!

August 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

THE above phrase is often used in terms of humour – it refers to someone telling you a tall story that they are asking you to believe and you reply that instead of ‘pulling my leg’, why not ‘pull the other one’. It also gives recognition to the fact that […]

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David Griffin with Alan Kennedy signing a Liverpool shirt for Nick Lacey with Timmy O'Dowd at the Robert O'Dowd Memorial  5k/10k Run/Walk from the Aquadome on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Incredible Turnout For Walk/Run To Remember Robert O’Dowd

August 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on the walkers and runners at an event to remember a much-loved John Mitchels stalwart on Friday evening. The Robert O’Dowd Memorial Walk/Run drew a crowd of 650 people, the most for an event of its type for quite some time in Tralee, as they took […]

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Some of the trophies up for grabs in the 10k and 5k events in aid of Enable Ireland Kerry in Lyrecrompane on Sunday.

Runners Can Choose Between Two Road Races This Sunday

August 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

RUNNERS will be spoilt for choice this Sunday, as two runs are taking place north-west and north-east of Tralee and with a good weather forecast there should be a great turnout at both. The Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane is on this weekend and as part of it, they […]

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Kathy Jordan, Randall Wharton, Rita Ryan and Rose Pitman Brosnan Photo by James Loveridge

PHOTOS: Born To Run Tralee 40 Mile Ultra Marathon A Sell Out Success

July 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

By Maria Moynihan EVEN the occasional downpour did not dampen the spirits of up to 100 runners who took part in the fourth annual Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club 40 mile ultra marathon and relay event on Saturday. The ultra marathon – which last year was voted one of […]

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Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

July 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

THREE simple letters, yet they have so much influence on our lives and certainly on our happiness. There is an old, but wise saying that goes as follows – ‘Be careful what you tell yourself’. A good question here is to ask why do we have to be so careful? The […]

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Looking forward to the Robert O'Dowd Memorial Walk were, front from left; Mary O'Dowd, Fiona O'Dowd, Sandra O'Dowd, Ciara O'Dowd, Mary O'Shea and Mary Shanahan. Back from left; Aileen Foley, Jordan O'Shea, Jean Connors, Joe Hennebery, Trevor O'Shea, Tommy O'Dowd, Timmy O'Dowd, Andrea O'Donoghue and Bláthnaid Buckley. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liverpool FC Legend To Walk In Memory Of Late John Mitchels Stalwart

July 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIVERPOOL FC legend won’t be walking alone when he joins friends and family of the late Robert O’Dowd at a special event during the August Bank Holiday weekend Alan Kennedy, who scored the goal to win the 1981 European Cup final for Liverpool against Real Madrid, will fly over […]

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Roger Harty: Tomato / Tomatoe

Roger Harty: Tomato / Tomatoe

July 22, 2018 at 11:55 am 1 comment

I USE the title above to describe a situation where two words basically mean the same thing. I suppose I want to also highlight how we can involve ourselves in getting too caught up in the pedantics of something as trivial as pronounciation. What a waste of energy.  My mother […]

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Ciara Hurley, Colin McCarthy, Holly O'Byrne, Samantha Murphy, Cilla Beer and Katie O'Keeffe at the start of 'Sandstorm' on Ballyheigue beach on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tackling The ‘Sandstorm’ In Ballyheigue

July 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather played ball on Saturday as many fit participants took the Spin Southwest ‘Sandstorm’ challenge. It was pretty windy and the sun didn’t appear that much, but the participants had great fun at the Fanta-sponsored event on Ballyheigue beach. The 5k course was full of challenging obstacles including a […]

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

July 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 1 comment

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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