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Could a Clare family be Ireland’s fittest this year?

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*Ireland’s Fittest Family mentors Derval O’Rourke, Donncha O’Callaghan, Anna Geary and Davy Fitzgerald, with presenter Mairead Ronan

THE producers of TV show Ireland’s Fittest Family have put the call out for Clare families to get involved in this year’s series.

“Over the last seven years we’ve only seen two families from Clare take part in the competition. The McCarthys from Inagh were runners-up in Season four and three years ago, the Guilfoyles from Ennis made it to the quarter-finals stage. Is there Clare a family who can go all the way this year?,” said a spokesperson for the show.

Ireland’s Fittest Family is a competition reality show where families from all over the country compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000.

All of the families are mentored by a panel of respected coaches; Davy Fitzgerald, Derval O’Rourke, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan.

It’s back! Time to put your fitness to the test. ??

Have your family got what it takes to be #IrelandsFittestFamily 2020?

Posted by RTÉ One on Friday, 29 May 2020

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, the production will follow HSE guidelines to ensure that strict social distancing and health and safety is adhered to throughout the competition by all crew and families taking part.

The online application form can be found at

Any questions can be emailed to or call the production team on 085 837 5387.

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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