Health&Fitness

Erika Quill, Evan O'Connor and Kelly Ann Roantree and Daire Quirke at the Kerins O'Rahillys 5k/10k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Kerins O’Rahillys 5k/10k Run

January 28, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were around 300 entrants in the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race yesterday from the club. A cold wind blew as runners warmed up in the club grounds before the 10k runners set off at around 11am, while the 5k runners left 15 minutes later. The race this year honoured […]

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Roger Harty: Impossible?

Roger Harty: Impossible?

January 27, 2019 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE the old sayings, especially those that have withstood the test of time. One of my favourite such sayings is ‘be careful what you tell yourself’ and I would like to examine this more closely. So to further elaborate, I am also going to explore the following sentence. They […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

January 20, 2019 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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Pictured at the launch of the Swim for a Mile programme beginning February 4th at Tralee, Ballybunion and Killarney Sports & Leisure Complexes are from left; John Edwards, Swim Coach, Finbar Griffin, Manager, Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, Kieran Kennelly, Swim Coach, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Córa Carrigg, Coordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) and Martina Lawless, Programme Facilitator, Swim for a Mile. See www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie to sign up. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Initiative To Get People To ‘Swim For A Mile’ At The Complex

January 19, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE ever-popular Swim for a Mile programme is back for 2019 and registrations are now open. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland and three public swimming pools in Kerry — including at the complex in Tralee — are offering a unique coaching programme for […]

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Kieran Donaghy with participants at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation Walk on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Garvey’s Supervalu Operation Transformation Walk

January 18, 2019 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a very impressive turnout for the first Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation group walk of the year on Thursday evening. People of all ages turned up for the walk from the carpark to trek up towards Lohercannan, back down the canal walkway and to Garvey’s again where refreshments awaited them. […]

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KCFE Nursing, Emergency Services and Carers Studies students with, seated, Nursing Course Co-ordinator Caroline Cashell, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education, Mary Lucey and Nursing with Maternity Course Co-ordinator, Catherine Browne, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Bon Secours on Thursday at their Denny Street Campus. Photo by Dermot Crean

KCFE And Bon Secours Tralee To Partner Up As They Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

January 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB’s Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) and the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Kerry College’s new town centre Campus on Denny Street. This MOU means that (KCFE) and the Bon Secours will partner in the promotion and provision of education and training in Health […]

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Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

January 16, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 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 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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