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Killarney to hold its first ever Drive-In-Bingo tomorrow (Sunday)

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BINGO TIME: Looking forward to the Drive-In-Bingo in the new Liebherr car park at Lackabane, Fossa, Killarney tomorrow (Sunday) are from left: Dermot Cronin (Scotts Lakers officer), Keelin Houlihan (Scotts Lakers), Niall 'Botty' O'Callaghan (MC), Mark O'Shea (Scotts Lakers) and Paul Sheehan (St Paul's Basketball Club Chairman).

 

Killarney will hold its first ever Drive-In-Bingo in the new Liebherr car park at Lackabane, Fossa, tomorrow (Sunday) at 7pm.

St Paul's Basketball Club is hosting the Drive-in Bingo, which is an exciting alternative to a regular bingo night session, whilst adhering strictly to Government regulations and public health guidelines on social distancing.

Top cash prizes up to €3,500 will be available to win while great fun is guaranteed as you stay safe and comfortable inside your car with your family or friends.

Interested bingo players can turn up on the night, drive in to the car park, turn off their engines and buy a single or double bingo book and follow the game instructions and the calling of the numbers.

Well-known Killarney personality Cllr Niall 'Botty' O'Callaghan will be the official bingo number caller on the night and will keep
everyone entertained and amused calling out the bingo nicknames such as 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Jump and Jive', 'Knock at the Door' and 'Clickety Click'.

Game total is a total of 10 games with line across and full house.
Jackpot is after game eight. Winners can beep their horns or put on hazard lights to identify their car and a steward will then check the numbers before handing out a cash prize.

Stewards and volunteers will be available to assist with any queries and give out winning cash prizes. Car parking will be also be assisted by club stewards and COVID-19 regulations will be in place while toilet facilities and hand sanitiser will also be available.

Cars will be allowed enter the car park from 5pm and the bingo will commence at 7pm.

All proceeds raised from this novel event will go to St Paul's Basketball Club, Killarney.

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Can you talk your way to fitness?

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness Recently, our team at Activate was talking about the regular check-ins we do with our clients. We try to sit down with each client in person at least once every six months, if not once a quarter, and see how they are doing. If we can’t get them to […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

Recently, our team at Activate was talking about the regular check-ins we do with our clients. We try to sit down with each client in person at least once every six months, if not once a quarter, and see how they are doing.

If we can’t get them to sit down with us, we’ll at least touch base via Zoom or phone. Text messages aren’t adequate to really understand how someone is doing and progressing as we help them towards their health goals, so we don’t count those.

What’s interesting is how difficult it can be sometimes to track down and set up a time to catch up with clients. In passing, it’s simple, but those conversations aren’t as focused and usually don’t allow us to get into why someone is or is not seeing the progress they need. So many times it’s something we all know we need to do, but to sit down and have a real conversation with someone about how they are doing can be tough, or even intimidating depending on the situation.

People start with us knowing we want to provide accountability, guidance, education, and motivation to help them accomplish their goals. But, when it comes down to the accountability portion, it can be difficult to want to talk about things that may not be going as planned.

However, when we look back at our most successful clients – those who have accomplished or are accomplishing what they set out to do when they started with us – they are the ones who actually seek us out to sit down and get help. When we ask them about their goals or if they have time, they are excited to catch up and see what they can improve. Or, they are asking us to help even before we reach out to them.

Those clients have not always had it easy either. Post lockdowns there were a lot of people re-orienting their schedule and lives and trying to make sense of what their goals needed to be. I personally had quite a few heavier conversations with people as we stepped through a plan to “reset” and get into a habit that fit their adjusted goals and schedules. Without those conversations, we may not have been able to help people as much as we are able to (thankfully).

ACCOUNTABILITY

For every area of your life; family, marriage, friendships, work; having accountability, a source of quality guidance, and motivation is as absolute must if you want to improve or progress. We can do some things alone, but we can do most of those things far better with others who have been there before or who can walk with us as we step through our journey towards our goals.

If you are looking to improve at anything in life, be it professionally, or with your health and fitness, the first step is to acknowledge where you are and then seek out a trusted source of information to help you clarify and align the moving parts to ensure you can get to where you want in the timeframe you want.

It’s why we start every member at Activate with a free consultation and why we continue to talk to our members. If we don’t know where you want to go, how can we help you get there? “Going to a gym” is fantastic and will be of huge benefit to your health, going to a gym that is invested in your journey multiplies this power exponentially.

So, no, you can’t “talk your way to fitness”, it takes many hours of work and consistency, but starting your journey with a good honest talk and someone in “your corner” will ensure you start – and continue – in the right direction.

To have a chat about your health and fitness goals, visit www.activate.ie and find out more.

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Former footballer to launch new book

By Sean Moriarty Former Senior Kerry footballer and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Aidan O’Mahony will be in Eason on Saturday to sign copies of his new book. The Rathmore man enjoyed a distinguished career in the green and gold jersey, making 70 championship and 85 league appearances for Kerry between 2003 and 2017. In January 2017, […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Former Senior Kerry footballer and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Aidan O’Mahony will be in Eason on Saturday to sign copies of his new book.

The Rathmore man enjoyed a distinguished career in the green and gold jersey, making 70 championship and 85 league appearances for Kerry between 2003 and 2017.

In January 2017, O’Mahony won the RTÉ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ series with professional dancer, Estonian Valeria Milova.

His new book ‘Unbroken’ is an account of the discipline it takes to be part of one of the country’s most successful Gaelic football teams. It is also a story of managing external and internal expectations and pressure, and of the importance of knowing when to ask for help.

“I am really looking forward to meeting everyone next Saturday, great to finally release my book and I hope people enjoy it,” he told Killarney Advertiser.

O’Mahony’s Killarney book signing will be the first of many around the country in the run up to Christmas.

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