Is your House Hiding Ireland’s Fittest Family?

By Claire O’Donoghue

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A nationwide call has gone out to find contestants for Ireland’s Fittest Family. The RTE show is now in its 6th series and has been hugely popular with viewers around the country. The search is on the for fittest, fastest and strongest families to participate in the competition and see if they have the courage, determination and communication skills to win the €15,000 cash prize and title of Ireland’s Fittest Family 2018. Families will compete through the series in various physical challenges and are pitted against other teams until the winning team is left standing. Filming will take place from July to September. The coaches this year hail from four challenging sporting backgrounds; Hurling, -Davy Fitzgerald; Athletics - Derval O’Rourke; Camogie - Anna Geary and, from the Rugby world - Donnacha O’Callaghan. So, instead of shouting from the couch this year, why not get the family involved and see if you’ve got what it takes to swipe the title from last year’s winning family, The Beirnes from Leitrim. See whether or not your family has the ties to hold it all together and compete as one. Application forms can be found on the webpage www.rte.ie/irealndsfittestfamily
Rules are that contestants must be over 14 in July 2018 and each team must consist of 4 immediate family members, such as grandparents, siblings, parents, children, step children. Both genders must make up a team in any ratio.

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