IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY

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Episode 4

Tonight, of the remaining six families, three families go head to head in Killruddery Co Wicklow with places in the final up for grabs. This week’s families are the McNallys, the Kellys and the Donegans.

 

Series Overview: 

Series Overview:

From the makers of Celebrity Bainisteoir comes Ireland’s Fittest Family, a new primetime RTÉ One television entertainment show that will search the country for the fittest, fastest, strongest families! After physical and scientific testing, twelve families will qualify to enter the most extreme fitness competition ever.

Over six weeks these elite families will compete against each other on the toughest endurance courses in the country. After each event the weakest family will be eliminated, until there’s just one family standing.

The winning family will walk away with a €15k cash prize and the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family 2013.

Overseeing the whole process will be four mentors, well known faces from the world of Irish sport. They will mentor the families, working with them each week on fitness, dietary plans and coaching them to elite levels! Already signed up are international rugby coach Eddie O’Sullivan and legendary Clare GAA bainisteoir Davy Fitzgerald.

 

Week 4 Families: 

THE KELLY FAMILY

MENTOR: KENNETH EGAN

TEAM COLOUR: PURPLE

FITNESS SCORE: 1522.16

LOCATION: CLONDALKIN

 

JOANNA

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

38           63KG     5’4”        Manages the community centre part time and coaches underage football

Speed & Agility

Joanna is the mother of Darren, Trevor and Ashley and has coached all of their teams at some stage. She jogs daily and has played soccer, camogie, badminton and volleyball when she was younger. She has a badge for Youth FAI Soccer. She is a single mum and ex smoker. Her and Ashley go jogging together.

 

DARREN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

15           70KG     5’6”        About to start 5th year

Speed & Agility, Stength

Darren plays soccer for Shells U19 team and was part of Ireland’s emerging talent squad. He goes to the gym daily.

 

ASHLEY

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

17           57KG     5’4”        Just finished 6th year

Speed & Agility

Ashley is the eldest child in the family and has just completed her Leaving Cert. She goes jogging regularly with her mum Joanna. Before her Leaving Cert she played soccer to a high level and was part of Ireland’s emerging talent squad but she took a step back to focus on her exams. She hopes to go back to playing competitively now that she is finished.

 

TREVOR

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

15           53KG     5’6”        In 3rd year of school

Speed & Agility

Trevor plays soccer for St. Kevin’s. He is awaiting trials for Ireland’s U16 team. He was also a guest player for Sunderland.

 

THE DONEGAN FAMILY

 

MENTOR: NIKKI SYMMONS

TEAM COLOUR: JADE GREEN

FITNESS SCORE: 1603.11

LOCATION: TULLAMORE

 

JASON

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

19           62KG     5’9”        Just finished 6th year

Endurance

Jason is a member of the Tullamore Harriers AC and has won medals in many cross country races. He has also won road races in junior and senior categories.

 

MARK

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

20           60KG     5’9”        Civil Engineering Student

Endurance

Mark competes on the Tullamore Harriers first team at senior level and pb’s in every race.

 

JOHN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

50           71KG     5’9”        Synergy Health Warehouse

Endurance

John has been a member of Tullamore Harriers for 30 years and has won medals at club, county and All Ireland levels in track and cross country events.

 

NADINE

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

15           54KG     5’4”        Starting 6th year in school

Speed & Agility

Nadine is also a member of Tullamore Harriers and has won medals at club, county, Leinster and All Ireland team events. She plays junior GAA for Tullamore and plays on the midlands soccer team and has been picked to play in the Gaynor Cup.

 

THE MC NALLY FAMILY

MENTOR: DAVY FITZGERALD

TEAM COLOUR: SKY BLUE

FITNESS SCORE: 2127.11

LOCATION: MONAGHAN

 

RONAN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

26           78KG     5’9”        He works in sales

Endurance

Ronan is a GAA player and won an All Ireland College B medal. He is the twin brother of Grainne. He works on the family farm as well as in sales with the shop Upstairs Downstairs.

 

THERESE

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

28           50KG     5’4”        Creche Leader

Endurance

Therese plays GAA with Monaghan’s Ladies Panel. She was named an All Star in 2011. She is a coeliac.

 

OWEN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

55           73KG     5’6”        Dairy farmer

Endurance

Owen is the dad in the family and runs a farm at their home in Monaghan. They farm dry stock and have 35 cows. He has hearing difficulties. He ran the Dublin City Marathon in 1999. His fitness mainly comes from farming. Owen coached the Junior Ladies team when they won the All-Ireland and his wife and 5 daughters were all on the team.

 

GRAINNE

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

26           49KG     5’3”        Nurse

Speed & Agility

Grainne is a GAA player and is Ronan’s twin sister. She was a part of the All Ireland Junior Team that Owen coached to victory.