Sport & Fitness

Breakout year for teenage ace Darragh McElhinney

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Glengarriff athlete Darragh McElhinney enjoyed a breakout year during 2016. The West Cork sports star broke a series of personal bests and even enjoyed a training camp in Rio during the Olympic Games with modern pentathlete Arthur Lanigan O’Keefe. John...

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In the swing of things

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

So, how are you? How is your New Year resolution doing 31-plus days after?  If you are amongst those who hold the course steady towards your goal, I commend and applaud you. Changes are not easy, so if you made...

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Remarkable achievement on world stage for late starter

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

Marathon runner Alex O’Shea, who resides in Ballineen, achieved his lifelong dream when he represented Ireland at the 100km World Championships, which were held in Los Alcazares, Spain recently. John Bohane caught up with the Cork athlete who spoke of...

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Calories are king

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

If you eat an excessive amount of calories then you will gain weight and if you eat less calories than your body uses, you will lose weight. Note the word used is ‘weight’ and not ‘fat’. Even if you eat...

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Gurus, goals and grimaces

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

It’s just a few days into January and the word ‘Goals’ is ringing around my head. I can’t go online or walk down the street without somehow hearing about goal setting for the millionth time. Everyone has an opinion about...

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A New Year offers 365 new chances

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Sport & Fitness

A New Year – 365 new chances. A Facebook friend put that on her status as a New Year greeting. I decided to borrow it for my column because the saying made it so obviously clear that each day is...

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Gym Habits: Can coffee really give you a workout boost?

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Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

Millions of people worldwide sip coffee every morning to kick start their day, but can we also use it to help us charge through those gym doors and knock out an excellent workout? It’s not so much the coffee that...

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Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association annual awards

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Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Sport & Fitness

It was the turn of the Cork / Kerry branch of the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association to host the 2016 IDHBA Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, which was held in the Celtic Ross Hotel in the picturesque surroundings of...

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