The producers behind the RTE series Ireland’s Fittest Family are hoping that participants from Laois will take part this year and go one further than the Mulhare family from Portlaoise who reached the final of the second series.
“In the previous four series of the show, only one family from Laois has appeared. The Mulhare family from Portlaoise, appeared in the second series of the competition. Coached by former Olympian Derval O’ Rourke, the international long distance runners made it as far as the final and were pipped at the finish line,” said series co-producer Pat Mahon.
“This year, the producers are hoping that there is another Laois family who can make it all the way!” he said.
The closing date for entries is May 19.
Sporting clubs across Laois have been contacted to to urge them to take part in the television competition.
Since first appearing on our screens in 2014, four families have been crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family.
The producers are challenging people to show if their family has what it takes to be this year’s winner and take home a prize €15,000?
“We are searching the country to find the fittest, fastest and strongest families Ireland has to offer,” the producers say.
Hosted by Mairead Ronan, Ireland’s Fittest Family is billed as TV’s most exciting and extreme fitness competition.
Since it’s creation, Ireland’s Fittest Family has seen four families take home the title; the O’Reillys from Co. Cavan, the Kingstons from Co. Cork, the O’Brien Devines from Co. Waterford and last years Cummins family from Co. Tipperary.