Physiotherapist Jenny Brannigan has advice on how to prepare for the upcoming Dublin Marathon, three listeners take part in Mooney's Tuesday Quiz, we find out why Irish teenagers are sounding more and more like their American cousins, and we'll reveal the latest winner of our Fuel Your Schools competition!
For all those runners preparing for the Dublin Marathon – and there are 11,000 of you out there - D day is fast approaching! You have now less than 3 weeks to go to your October 28th deadline... So we have decided to enlist some expert help today to help you out in your final preparations!
Jenny Branigan is a physio from Total Physio, and she joins us in studio to tell us more...
If you have your own queries you would like to put to Jenny, text us your queries on 51551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Tuesday, it’s Mooney, so what does that mean?
Well, "Mooney’s Tuesday Quiz" of course!!!
And, we have a terrific prize up for grabs today…
It’s a two-night weekend break for two people sharing a lakeside room in the beautiful Lusty Beg Island resort on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.
Your prize also includes breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice.
‘Lusty Beg’ is quite unique. A small passenger ferry takes you and your car on the one minute crossing onto the island which has a selection of accommodation… cabins, chalets and a ‘private gate lodge’ for a romantic getaway!
And, while there, you can avail of the facilities of the Hotel’s newly opened Island Spa, walk around its 75 acres of nature trails, go kayaking, clay-pigeon shooting, off-road driving – the options are endless..
if you are a fan of Little Britain, you will of course be familiar with the schoolgirl character Vicky Pollard! Actor Matt Lucas takes his cues by parodying phrases current in Britain today, including Vicky’s famous catch-phrases that includes “yeah but no but yeah” and “shut up!” and “oh My God, I soo don’t believe you said that”!
And before you think that the young people of Ireland are immune from influence, remember Jedward being accused of having faux-American accents by Simon Cowell!
Is there a trend among many younger people in Ireland to sound more American? If so, will we all sound American before long?
For more, we are joined in studio today by Professor Jeffrey Kallen, Head of Linguistics and Phonetics in Trinity College Dublin...
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