A group of people from Ballymore Eustace lost 75 stone between them during this year’s Operation Transformation health kick by the village.
RTE’s Operation Transformation leader Monica Percy, who lives in Carlow but has roots in Ballymore Eustace, presented the prizes in Paddy Murphy’s on Saturday, March 9.
The overall winner was Robbie McGee, who lost 17 percent of his bodyweight or 3.1 stone in total.
Biddy Meade came second, Rita Garvey Third and Esther Marsh fourth.
Robbie won a weekend away to the Plaza Hotel in Killarney, sponsored by Paddy Murphy.
The Ballymore Eustace bulge battlers had appeared on RTE during the show’s run as Monica came back to town to give the dieters an encouragement boost.
88 people weighted in at Paddy Murphy’s on January 8, and 78 made it to the final.
In the nine weeks in between, the group went hill walking, line dancing, boxersizing, and zumba dancing, and were weighed in every week by Ber Barrett.
The weekly award winners were:
Week 1 Winner: Pat Fitzpatrick
Week 2 Winner: Suzie McGee
Week 3 Winner: Frank Murphy
Week 4 Winner: EstherMarsh
Week 5 Winner: Biddy Meade
Week 6 Winner: Rita Garvey
Week 7 Winner: Jarlath Gilroy
Week 8 Winner: Martin Fisher
Senior Walker: Pat Fitzpatrick
Junior Jogger: Sean Kelly
Best Trekker: Steve Deegan
Greatest Speed Walker: Liz Deegan
Tai Chi Kid: Trish Gilroy
Super Zumba Dancer: Henry Murphy
Toughest Trier: Dermot O’Neill.
The winning team was Tubs2Go, headed up by Esther Marsh.
In addition, the group raised E1,200, which was donated to Ballymore Eustace GAA.