Rathnure pupils welcome their Fittest Family heroes!
There was great excitement at Rathnure National School recently as the stars of this season of Ireland's Fittest Family, the O'Connors from Templeudigan, dropped in to say hello and meet with the children there who had been cheering them on every week up to the final.
The family really captured the hearts of everyone in the local community as they battled against the odds to reach the final race, which they lost by just a couple of seconds to the Beirne family from Leitrim.
Despite having narrowly missed out, the family received a heroes welcome in their local community and everyone at Rathnure NS was delighted to see them following their recent exploits. Chris, Ciarán, Mícheál and Róisín were greeted with rapturous applause as they entered the hall.
'It was emotional to welcome back these past pupils and their Dad,' said Principal Taragh Nolan.
'We were delighted to let them know exactly how proud we all are of them. They are winners in our eyes and we presented them with a Rathnure National School pen each and a photograph from the programme.'
The school also held a Christmas jumper fundraiser on the day which managed to raise €446 for Pieta House.