IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY ***Finale***

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Ireland's Fittest Family The DAVERN Family from Tullamore Image Name: Ireland's Fittest Family The DAVERN Family from Tullamore
Ireland's Fittest Family Nikki Symmons Image Name: Ireland's Fittest Family Nikki Symmons Description: Ireland's Fittest Family RTÉ One Nikki Symmons
Ireland's Fittest Family The four coaches - Eddie O'Sullivan, Davy Fitzgerald, Kenneth Egan, Nikki Symmons Image Name: Ireland's Fittest Family The four coaches - Eddie O'Sullivan, Davy Fitzgerald, Kenneth Egan, Nikki Symmons Description: Ireland's Fittest Family RTÉ One Sunday September 22nd The four coaches - Eddie O' Sullivan, Davy Fitzgerald, Kenneth Egan and Nikki Symmons

Episode 6 – The Finale

Four families, the Donegans, the O’Reillys, the McNallys and the Daverns, go head-to-head to see which family will walk away with €15,000 and be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family

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.

 

The Final Four Families:

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.

 

 

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.