Leitrim family hoping to secure ‘Fittest Family’ title this weekend

A Leitrim family will be hoping for an early Christmas present this weekend if they can win a national title to prove they are the fittest and strongest in all of Ireland.

The Bernies, from Mohill, will compete against two other families this Sunday night to win the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family, having missed out on the prize in 2015 after being knocked out early in the series.

Michael Beirne, his daughter Dearbhaile, and his sons Jonathan and Keith are being coached by former Ireland International rugby player Donnacha O’Callaghan and will face a family from Kildare and a family from Wexford for the title.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show, Dearbhaile says the challenges have been tough: