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Pat Sheehan Health and Fitness




WANT to take the first step towards a healthier, happier you? Pat Sheehan Health and Fitness offers a comprehensive 12-week programme in lifestyle management and weight-loss.

Contact Pat on 087-6856930 and book your consultation either at Club Vitae, Hotel Killarney, or in his fitness studio The Loft Fitness Studio in Millstreet, Co Cork or see the Facebook pagesPat Sheehan Health and Fitness Killarney or Loft Millstreet-Fitness Studio.

Killarney native Pat has helped hundreds of people change their lives for the better through weight-losses of up to 10 stone.

Pat has wealth of expertise in this area and has worked in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry for almost a decade.

Following a thorough consultation, Pat will devise a plan tailored to your precise requirements.

You will receive a fully illustrated book that Pat has penned himself based on his years of experience. This publication makes it super-easy and enjoyable to follow the 12-week programme.

This book offers a food diary as well as wonderful recipe and menus, all featuring everyday food and ingredients.

The beauty of the plan is all consultations are one-to-one and personalised to each individual client. You will meet Pat once a week for your weigh-in, motivation and nutrition advice.

He has a truly enviable track record when it comes to helping men and women achieve their weight-loss goals as well as optimum health and fitness levels. “Weight loss is my area of expertise,” he said. “I explain everything in detail and spend up to an hour and a half on the initial consultation. A key point is understanding why you eat, and how often. You have a better chance of keeping weight off and maintaining a healthy weight when you understand the process fully.”

Motivation is also a key aspect of shedding pounds and maintaining a healthy weight. “Being accountable to someone every week and getting the right advice and being able to eat normal, everyday foods is what sets this plan apart, whether you want to lose a few pounds or several stone,” said Pat.
“Everyone needs a bit of encouragement.”

It is €140 for the 12-week course. This includes the hour-long consultation before you commence the 12-week weight-loss programme.



Muckross Rowing Club members on Irish teams for two major regattas

  Six members of Muckross Rowing Club will compete for Ireland in two upcoming international events. Rowing Ireland this week announced the Irish squads for the Coupe de la Jeunesse […]





Six members of Muckross Rowing Club will compete for Ireland in two upcoming international events.

Rowing Ireland this week announced the Irish squads for the Coupe de la Jeunesse Regatta.

Daniel Fleming and Ian Coffey have both been selected for the Under 19 Irish squad to race at the Coupe de la Jeunesse Regatta for European junior rowers. The Coupe de la Jeunesse Regatta, involving 16 European countries, will be held over from over three days, August 9-11 in Racice, Czechia.

Four Under 23 university rowers from the Muckross club have also been selected as part of the Senior Irish squad for the Home International Regatta this month.

Niamh Coffey (University of Limerick), Patrick Buckley (University of Limerick), Finn O’Sullivan (University of Limerick) and Ethan O’Neill (University College Cork Rowing Club) will take on the ‘Triple Crown’ event of rowing, competing for Ireland against crews from England, Scotland and Wales.

The Home International Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 27 in Strathclyde, Scotland.

All six Muckross rowers have earned their green jerseys following a lengthy and testing trial series on land and water which began in Autumn 2023 and culminated in final water trials at the end of June.

“Muckross Rowing Club sends its best wishes to the very talented Muckross oarsmen and women and all their crewmates as they fly the flag for Ireland this summer. The talented group build on a successful record in the sport,” said club PRO Tim O’Shea.

Niamh Coffey is a multiple Irish and University Championship winner and has previously represented Ireland in the Under 23 European Championships.

In 2022, O’Neill rowed at Junior level at the Home International event and won a gold medal as part of the Irish quadruple scull crew in the 500m sprint event.

Both Buckley and O’Sullivan continue to compete at the highest level nationally with the University of Limerick Rowing Club,  and join the Irish squad for the first time this year.

The international selections come at an exciting time before the Olympic Regatta in Paris, where Zoe Hyde (Tralee Rowing Club) will be among the largest Irish rowing contingent of 16 rowers to contest an Olympic Games.

Killorglin native Zoe has previously rowed for both Killorglin and Muckross rowing clubs and will race the Women’s Double event for Ireland with Alison Bergin (Fermoy Rowing Club) in Paris.


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Valuable role of Kerry cancer support charity recognised nationally



Cancer support charity Recovery Haven Kerry has been recognised for its vital role in supporting cancer patients and their families at a national ceremony in Dublin.

The renowned cancer support house was one of 16 such centres across Ireland that were presented with plaques to acknowledge their full membership of the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Alliance – a group made up of voluntary and charity organisations delivering support services directly to cancer patients and their families. An additional 10 associate member charities were also honoured, including Kerry Cancer Support Group.

The Alliance advocates for, and supports, the development of integrated pathways between the cancer centres, acute hospitals, community cancer support services and primary care services. All members’ development is in line with the values of Sláintecare, seeking to provide assurance to healthcare professionals that these organisations are working to an agreed standard as set out in Best Practice Guidance published by the NCCP. 

Speaking after the ceremony, which was held at Dublin’s Farmleigh Estate, Recovery Haven Kerry Chairman, Tim McSwiney, explained that being compliant with the Best Practice Guidance for Community Cancer Support Centres is a true mark of quality. 

“It offers us a yardstick to measure what we are doing against the standards required. As a result, healthcare professionals have more confidence in referring people to our services. We are very proud to be a member of the Alliance,” he said.

Recovery Haven Kerry was represented at the event by centre manager, Gemma Fort and Client Services Co-Ordinator, Siobhan MacSweeney and were presented with their plaque by NCCP Lead for Cancer Survivorship, Louise Mullen, Clinical Lead for Psycho-Oncology Dr Helen Greally, and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Colm Burke. 

The event was also used as an opportunity to announce funding of €3m for the NCCP’s Alliance of Community Cancer Support Centres and Services through Budget 2024. The NCCP is currently in the process of distributing these funds which will directly and positively impact the delivery of services for patients and families nationally.

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