IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY

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Episode 5 

Tonight, of the remaining six families, the second set of three families go head to head in Killruddery Co Wicklow with places in the final up for grabs. This week’s families are the O’Reilly’s, Daverns and Ronaynes.

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 5 Families: 

 

THE RONAYNE FAMILY

MENTOR: DAVY FITZGERALD

TEAM COLOUR: DARK BLUE

FITNESS SCORE: 1664.937

LOCATION: MAYO

 

ANNE

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

48           55KG     5’2”        Sports Development Officer

Endurance

Anne is the mother of the family. She runs everyday and takes part in Gaelforce. She plays GAA for her local team. She has run 14 marathons to date and has taken part in duathlons and adventure races. She captained the Mayo Ladies Team in 1990 and while captaining Hollymount GAA they won many medals.

SEAMUS

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

51           83KG     5’9”        Farmer

Endurance

Seamus is the dad of the family and runs their farm. He does a lot of cycling and climbing and has taken part in over 10 duathlons and many 10km runs. He played GAA and soccer with Ballyhaunis.

 

JOSH

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

20           82KG     6’1”        Student Teacher

Endurance

Josh is a keen football player and has played with many teams – Davitts, St. Colmans College, St. Pats Drumcondra and Mayo. He has many county and club medals and All Ireland runner up medals. He goes to the gym regularly and runs and cycles.

 

JACK

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

14           56KG     5’2”        In school

Endurance

Jack is a skilled rugby, soccer and GAA player. He plays for the Connaught underage team.

 

THE DAVERN FAMILY

MENTOR: KENNETH EGAN

TEAM COLOUR: ORANGE

FITNESS SCORE: 2422*

LOCATION:

KILCORMAC, CO. OFFALY

 

KIERAN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

27           87KG     5’            MMA and Gym

Speed & Agility

Kieran runs his own gym in Tullamore and he is an MMA fighter. He has a black belt in kickboxing and a purple belt in jiu jitsu. His fights have been shown on Sky Sports and Setanta Ireland before.

 

MICHAEL JNR.

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

24           86KG     6’            Sennheiser Factory

Strength & Power

Michael was the 2012 MMA League Champion and has a blue belt in jiu jitsu. He has completed a weight lifting challenge to lift 50,000kg in 1 hour.

 

NICOLE

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

14           70KG     5’            In school

Speed & Agility

Nicole plays camogie for her local GAA in Kilcormac and is also involved in athletics. The rest of the family members are protective of her but say she is tough.

 

MICHAEL SNR.

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

48           110KG   6’            Firefighter

Strength & Power

Michael is a firefighter and runs daily. He is a British Shotaken silver medalist. He did his fitness tests remotely and Joe O’Connor verified them via video. He used to be a kickboxer and was known as One Punch Mick.

 

 

THE O’REILLY FAMILY

MENTOR: NIKKI SYMMONS

TEAM COLOUR: LILAC

FITNESS SCORE: 2291.3

LOCATION: CAVAN

 

FIONAN    AGE    WEIGHT   HEIGHT     OCCUPATION      FITNESS    STRENGTH

24         85KG        5’10”             Engineer                 Speed & Agility

 

Fionan came 8th in the Hell and Back challenge in 2012 and enjoys running, cycling, swimming, football and hurling.  He was not at our fitness testing day but Joe O’Connor verified his video test footage remotely.

 

AODHAGAN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

23           82KG                           6’2”               Student                 Endurance

Aodhagan is very into running and has competed with Annalee AC and UCD AC. He enjoys swimming, cycling, hiking and is generally sporty. When he was 2 years old he was in a farming accident and has only a thumb on his right hand and is missing a finger on his left hand.

 

EVELYN

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

51           66KG                           5’5”       Housewife                                    Endurance

Evelyn enjoys athletics and walking and has participated in road races and masters track and field competitions. She has played basketball, tennis and canoed in the past.

 

CLODAGH

AGE       WEIGHT               HEIGHT OCCUPATION    FITNESS STRENGTH

16           67KG                                  5’5”        In school  Endurance

Clodagh is the current U17 cross country champion in Ireland. She has 10 other national gold medals. She also swims and plays basketball and last year her school’s basketball team reached the national play-offs.