Friday, April 13, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Friday 13th April

Friday 13th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am

•We heard reaction to the calorie counting on restaurant menus from Restaurant Association of Ireland CEO Adrian Cummins and we spoke to the manager of the first hotel who put calories on a dinner menu and we heard about free mobile phone lessons for adults from Fintan Mulligan, for more information contact fintan.mulligan@gmail.com

11- 12pm

•Science Blogger Sean Duke talked to us about superstitions and Friday 13th and we heard how and why people misuse the English language from Fergal Murphy, Linguistics Lecturer, UCD.





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Jenny's Final Questionnaire!

How are you feeling?

Absolutely great!



Are you planning on keeping up the good/hard work?

Oh yeah, definitely!



What are the main changes you've seen in yourself over the 8 weeks?

I have loads more energy and feel so much healthier.


Are you happy with your final weight/measurements?

Yeah, I am delighted, cant belive it!



What has been the highlight of the 8 weeks for you?

Everything!.. and seeing how much fitter I have become.



Are you ready for Bray Head on Saturday?

Eh.. hell no.. haha!


Have you any helpful tips for our listeners in week 8?

Keep with it as when the results start to show it encourages you to go on.



When we have our celebratory drink on Thursday, what will your karaoke
song be?

Simply the Best by good old Tina Turner :-)



Georgina's Final Questionnaire!

How are you feeling?

I am feeling great at the moment, a little sad that the 8 weeks are up so soon. The time flew in.



Are you planning on keeping up the good/hard work?

I surely am. It's a part of my daily routine now.

What are the main changes you've seen in yourself over the 8 weeks?

I have so much more energy and feel a lot better in myself. I've gotten smaller, wahoooo!


Are you happy with your final weight/measurements?

More than happy, it's actually exceeded my expectations of the challenge. I am down 2 dress sizes, 14.5lb and 24.5 inches and have not been like that in about 10 years :-)



What has been the highlight of the 8 weeks for you?

I thoroughly enjoyed the compulsory classes, great work out and great craic. I have met some lovely people.



Are you ready for Bray Head on Saturday?

NO NO NO and will never be ready, lol!



Have you any helpful tips for our listeners in week 8?

Stay focused, u can do it!


When we have our celebratory drink on Thursday, what will your karaoke song be?

Jump by the Pointer Sisters.. hehe! Rocky Mountain High by John Denver.. he he!



David's Final Questionnaire!

How are you feeling?

Fantastic, I've never felt or looked better!


Are you planning on keeping up the good/hard work?

100% this challenge is only the start for me.


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself over the 8 weeks?

My moobs are all but gone. Real confidence bust, sorry, boost ;-)



Are you happy with your final weight/measurements?

Can't believe the change in 8 weeks, unreal.



What has been the highlight of the 8 weeks for you?

Running from the gym to Shanganagh Park and doing 2 laps of the park. Can't get over it.



Are you ready for Bray Head on Saturday?

If I'm not Graham, my trainer, will kill me.



Have you any helpful tips for our listeners in week 8?

Get to the Raven Gym and get their expert advice. Remembering it all begins in the kitchen.



When we have our celebratory drink on Thursday, what will your karaoke song be?

LMFAO I'm sexy and I know it... lol



Niamh's Final Questionnaire!

How are you feeling?

I can't believe it's the last week, I have mixed feelings to be honest. I'm thrilled to have completed the challenge and in what I have succeeded to do but on the other hand I'm anxious about keeping it up and keeping it going even though I know I will :)


Are you planning on keeping up the good/hard work?

Yes definitely, this has been the best jump start ever, and I'm so glad I was given this opportunity. Thank you all very much, I am on a roll now and will keep doing my best.


What are the main changes you've seen in yourself over the 8 weeks?

The changes have been great, I notice I've gone down in my clothes sizes and I feel more positive, happy and healthy in myself. Its a great feeling!


Are you happy with your final weight/measurements?

Well final weight/measurements are tomorrow evening (thurs) but I am delighted at how I've got on every week and it's great to see and hear people giving me positive feedback to how I'm doing, as it really spurs you on and gives you motivation to keep going.


What has been the highlight of the 8 weeks for you?

There have been lots of highlights for me, I had a great trainer in Katherine, she really helped me so much. All the trainers were really helpful and supportive. I enjoyed all the classes and proved to myself every week that I was able to do the different classes and workouts and I made some lovely and supportive friends with the other challengers who I will be definitely keeping in touch with :)


Are you ready for Bray Head on Saturday?

I'm nervous about Bray Head even though I went up it twice over the Easter weekend. I will be happy when it's over but it's the anticipation of it and the idea of lots of people doing it and my mum is doing it too... lol


Have you any helpful tips for our listeners in week 8?

I just want to say it has been tough going from time to time but I feel great now that I've done it and completed the challenge. Just give yourself little goals for the months ahead and take it one week at a time :)


When we have our celebratory drink on Thursday, what will your karaoke song be?

I wont be singing any songs lol as I cant sing for love nor money but I will be cheering everyone else on!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Thursday 12th April

Thursday 12th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan


10- 11am
•We heard reaction to cuts to local buses 45 and 84 from Sinn Fein Councillor John Brady and Ostia Solutions, CEO John Power told us about 40 new jobs for the County. We were also joined in studio by brother and sister team Ailish and Eoghain Ryan from Mocks.ie who told us about their free new mobile phone app to aid studying and we discussed the future of small businesses and their finance with ISME CEO Mark Fielding.

11- 12pm
•We were joined in studio by violinist Vladimir who performed live and Vet Pete Wedderburn dropped in to give advice on dealing with sick animals you stumble across and greyhounds. We also heard about this weekend Tinnaheely Walking Festival from committee member Jonathan Mullen





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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Wednesday 11th April

Wednesday 11th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



10- 11am
•We heard why you could be paying over up to €30 to cover uninsured motorists on the road from AA spokesperson Conor Faughnan and 100 years on from it’s maiden voyage, Rory Golden told us what the titanic is like as he was the first Irish diver to see it from a Russian submersible. We also heard reaction to the IMF report recommendation on mortgage debt relief from Money Watchdog John Diskin.

11- 12pm
•We discussed pensions with McCann Financial Consultant Donal Mc Cann and Easy Health and Food editors Emma Parkin and Dee Laffin shared some tips on what to do with left-over easter eggs.



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Laura from Freshly Squeezed gives an update on her fitness.

Rob G from Freshly Squeezed gives an update on his fitness.

Irene updates on her fitness programme with The Raven Gym

Niamh updates on her fitness programme with The Raven Gym

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Morning Show with Declan Meehan, Tuesday 10th April

Tuesday 10th April
The Morning Show with Declan Meehan



10- 11am

•We heard who might be exempt from next years property tax from Money Doctor, John Lowe and we got an upodate on Priory Hall from former resident Niall O’ Reilly. We also got tips on avoiding bank holiday injuries from East Coast Physio Avril Barrett and Former Rugby International Shane Byrne chatted about the weekends sport and taking part in Celebrity Come Dine With Me Ireland.


11- 12pm

•We caught up with Wicklow singing hopeful Kim Hayden following her fantastic performance and deserved survival in Sunday nights The Voice of Ireland Show and we were joined in studio by husband and wife writing duo Melissa and Kevin Hill, who write crime fiction under the name Casey Hill and dropped in to chat about their latest book “Torn.



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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,
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Morning Show

Join us for the Get Fit Bray Head Challenge!

It's the last week of the 'Get Fit Challenge' folks and that means just one thing, yup... the time has come for all the Team Leaders to complete their last challenge to run or jog (OK, most probably walk) up to the top of Bray Head!


If you would like to take part, or just come along to cheer them all on, you can meet everyone at...


Star Leisure Car Park on The Seafront in Bray this Saturday the 14th at 9am!

So come on, we'd love you to join us!