Cuddys finish fourth in ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’

The Cuddy family’s Ireland’s Fittest Family adventure came to an end last Sunday as they finished a very impressive fourth overall in RTÉ’s hit TV series.

  The Kinsella family from Wexford claimed this year’s Fittest Family title, but for the Cuddys it was an experience that will live long in the memory.

  Speaking to the Roscommon People this week, Lisa Cuddy said her mum Bernie, brother James and sister Emma were overwhelmed by the support they have received from the people of Roscommon throughout the series.

  “Watching the final last weekend was a bit emotional for us but it was super too. We’re sad that’s gone now because it’s just been such a lovely experience – the buzz was so nice and we’ll miss it,” Lisa said.

  “We finished fourth overall which was amazing. There was really nothing between third and fourth or second and first; it was really close between ourselves and three amazing families.

  “We got to know those other families so well and we became quite close…there’s a bit of a reunion planned in the New Year”.

  The Cuddys’ popularity also extended off-screen.

  “We had the best time doing it and we got to know all the crew members, the coaches and all the other families over the few weeks,” Lisa added.

  “It also brought us closer, for sure. We worked really well together and really enjoyed the training…it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done!”

  Encouraging other active Roscommon families to apply for next year’s show, Lisa said: “I’d definitely recommend it…it was something else, an unbelievable experience that’s hard to put into words. We didn’t get much choice thanks to James! But those considering it next year should go for it. It’s a very cool thing to do with your family as well”.

  On behalf of the Cuddys, Lisa once again thanked local businesses who assisted the family in preparing for Ireland’s Fittest Families.

  “Again, we’d just like to say a big thank you to the Mullally brothers at Roscommon Tyre Centre, Vincent Collins, Cathal Dineen in Fullbody Workhouse, George at Baysports and Joan Moore’s Therapy Rooms. We also really appreciate the huge support we have received from people across Roscommon and further afield,” she concluded.