Friday, March 9, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan Friday 9th March

Friday 9th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•FG Deputy Billy Timmins gave his reaction to a busy week for his party and we chatted to Wicklow singing hopeful Kim Hayden ahead of battling for her place in this weekends’ “The Voice of Ireland”

11- 12pm

•We were joined in studio by best selling author Sarah Webb who chatted about this weekends “Monster March Book Bash” in County Hall in Dun Laoghaire and we heard about purse friendly weekend wines from Daniel Stewart of O’ Briens Wine.



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Niamh's Week 3 Questionnaire

Yes I feel I'm adjusting to the gym and diet plan well now, the more the weeks go by it feels like the norm to have a workout in the gym every evening and to have a set breakfast lunch and evening meal everyday, its not so alien anymore!


How did you get on this week?

I got on well this week, Im enjoying the classes with the group and getting to experience all the different classes, also getting to use all the machines in the gym like the abs machines and the rowing machines, which I did for the first time on Tuesday evening.

Are you enjoying it? How do you feel?

I feel good this week, I'm enjoying it more as the weeks go by and feel more comfortable within the group as we are all getting on great and chatting about how its going for each other which is a great support to me and I'm sure everyone involved.


Are you sore and if so where?

No I cant say I'm sore anymore to be honest, I feel my legs are getting a great work out as they feel good after the gym sessions and it makes me feel good in myself as you feel you've worked hard.


What food do you miss most if any?

Not missing any food in particular but the other night all I wanted was a toasted cheese sandwich with some relish!! I went to bed after that craving lol!


Have you broken any/many rules?!

No I haven't broken any rules, I'm allowed have a treat once a week so if I want some chocolate I have a big cuppa and maltesers that night.


What has been the highlight of the week for you?

I've started jogging a little on the treadmill now and that’s big for me, now it’s a little jog not a massive sprint but every time I go to the gym I'm achieving something new whether its big or small!


Have you been motivated enough?

Yes I sure have, I got my new routine on sat that im working on now and the change is good, and meeting the group twice a week motivates me too.


Any other information you think might be helpful to share with the listeners?

A tip would be to make sure you have stuff to snack on in between meals in case your peckish as if your hungry and you have nothing in that’s when ya start to freak out lol, also if your feeling really tired to even try get out for a little exercise, some days after work I really can be tired and last thing I want to do is go to the gym but afterwards im delighted that I went.

David's Week 3 Questionnaire

Now you're in week 3, has it gotten any easier?

You would think…!!! But no Graham my trainer has now stepped up the intensity. The diet is getting easier to understand and obey.


How did you get on this week?

Really well yet again I surprised myself by attending a booth camp on Wednesday at 6.30am.


Are you enjoying it? How do you feel?

I have to say a grueling as it is it can be quiet fun.


Are you sore and if so where?

My shoulders and upper arms are a little bit stiff this morning.


What food do you miss most if any?

Chocolate Bon Bons my Fav….!!!! And to make things even harder there free for me…


Have you broken any/many rules?!

No…Working hard.


What has been the highlight of the week for you?

I am now down a notch on my belt.


Have you been motivated enough?

Graham my trainer mixes my work outs every session so nothing is the same. So I look forward to whatever punishment he has for me.


Any other information you think might be helpful to share with the listeners?

Be careful of what cereals you have for breakfast. Some cereals you think are good for you are loaded with carbs…eg. Weetabix.


Georgina's Week 3 Questionnaire

Now you're in week 3, has it gotten any easier?

Yes I think it has become easier, dont get me wrong its still hard and some of the classes are cruel.

How Did you get on this week?

I feel I got on well this week.


Are you enjoying it? How do you feel?

Im still really enjoying the classes . I feel im not as sluggish as last week and have definitely more energy.


Are you sore and if so where?

This week I am not sore. I was sore big time on sat after doing classes with Alan Friday morn, he is tough hehe!


What food do you miss most if any?

Still missing nothing at the moment im not even thinking of food.


Have you broken any/many rules?!

Nope im such a good pupil :-) (I had a sneaky drink saturday night but ssshhhh dont tell).


What has been the highlight of the week for you?

I had a meeting Tuesday with my Team Leader Martha.


Have you been motivated enough?

Yes I have great motivation from my family & friends . Im also getting great support also on Facebook. Thank you.


Any other information you think might be helpful to share with the listeners?

I still hate Spinning class although it is getting a LITTLE easier....

Irene's Week 3 Questionnaire

Now you're in week 3, has it gotten any easier?

It has gotten much easier this week. I found that when I walked up the stairs to the gym I wasn't out of breath for the first time since this challenge started!


How did you get on this week?

I got on well, I am actually quite pleased with my progress. My trainer has told me that I am doing well so I am happy with myself!


Are you enjoying it? How do you feel?

I am still enjoying it, and I feel that I am becoming more and more fit and healthy as the weeks go on. My energy levels are higher than they have been for years.


Are you sore and if so where?

My thighs are still quite sore.


What food do you miss most, if any?

I am slowly getting used to my diet, so while I am still craving junk food, it is not as bad as it was in week one.


Have you broken any rules?

No I am being very good and not braking any rules.


What has been the highlight of the week so far?

Being told not to carry on with spin or abs classes! I broke my coccyx bone years ago and found that it was becoming very painful during these classes. For this reason, one of the trainers told me it is not a good idea to continue with these classes, as it might do more damage to the area.
I have other exercises to do during these times, but I'm secretly glad that I don't have to go through the torture that is spinning!


Have you been motivated enough?

Yes, and I put that down to my trainer, Amira, who has been really supportive and pushes me when I need it.


Any helpful information for our listeners?

I would like to tell people just to get up and give exercise a try. The hardest part really is the initial boost needed to start, it gets much easier once you have started, I promise!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 8th March

Thursday 8th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



10- 11am

•We talked to now former Dame Street Occupier Steven Bennett about last nights raid of the protest area and we found why sitting down too much is bad for your health from Professor Alan Donnelly - Professor of exercise physiology in the Dept of Physical Education and sport sciences at University of Limerick. We also heard about the landslide in Bray yesterday from Counicllor John Brady.

11- 12pm

•We heard why being rich can make you mean and you’re partner could be delighted you’re crying from Science Journalist Sean Duke and Larry Broderick from Irish Bank Officials Association gave us his views on AIB announcement of job cuts.



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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 7th March

Wednesday 7th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•We talked to Irish Independent security editor Tom Brady about the multiple shooting in Kilcock last night and we found out if any Wicklow Councillors are travelling for St Patricks day on taxpayers money. We also discussed why the English speak Irish and spoke about Seachtain Na Gaeilge with UCD Linguistics lecturer Feargal Murphy.


11- 12pm

•Following a report this week that claims many parents are dumping expensive after-school activities due to financial worries we heard ideas of free alternatives from Easy Health Magazine Editor Emma Parkin and we discussed the Super Tuesday Results with Political Analyst Susan Philips and American born Local Councillor Kathleen Kelleher. We also talked to former rugby international Shane Byrne about hanging out with Alan Hughes on Family Fortunes, winning cash for Wicklow Hospice and the demanding charity challenge his embarking on this weekend, for more details see www.firstnationhome.com / ww.firstnationhome.ie



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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 6th March

Tuesday 6th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•We talked to Money Doctor John Lowe about the many people in their fifties and older that are looking for financial help due to overstretching themselves to help children on to the property ladder according to a recent CSO study and we spoke to a listener who was in A&E with her ill teenage daughter for the last 12 hours and was still waiting.


11- 12pm

•We heard about expected motor tax hikes from Bob Flavin from thenextgear.com and Mildred Fox from Foxes Farmhouse icecream gave her views on a recent study that claimed ice cream may be as addictive as some illegal drugs.



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Monday, March 5, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Monday 5th March

Monday 5th March
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•We discussed the potential links between anti-depressants and suicide with local GP Dr Ernan Gallagher, we heard reaction to comments made by the IMF about the elderly from Age Action Ireland spokesperson Eamonn Timmins and we got comment on Wicklow weekend football from East Coast Sports Correspondent, Michael Sargent. Comedian Abie Philbin Bowman also gave us his thoughts on the National Anthem and being pictured with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.


11- 12pm

•We were joined in studio by The Dublin Gospel Choir for a live performance ahead of their gig in the Pavillion in Dun Laoighre on March 30th and parenting coach Marian Byrne dropped in to talk about over sensitive children. We also heard about new traffic free Tuesday in St Josephs Girl National School in Rathnew.




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Lo-Call us on 1890 303 103 or email us at morningshow@radiocentre.ie

Listen to the Best of the Morning Show every Saturday from 9am

Claire Darmody,
Producer,
Morning Show