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Less is more for slimline Ursula

AN Ennis woman’s inspiring weight loss has led her to be selected as one of the 10 finalists of the UniSlimmer of the Year 2012 competition. Ursula Guilfoyle from Roslevan has lost over five stone, going from a size 20 down to a 12.“I am thrilled, I never expected to make it to the finals. There are plenty of people who have done just as good as I have, I’m just chuffed,” said Ursula.She recalled how her weight-loss journey began. “I had wanted to lose weight for a long time, I wanted to get my BMI down to be more healthy but you have to physically and mentally want to do it and I had made a few half-hearted attempts. Then my sister announced in October 2010 that she was getting married the following June.“I thought to myself ‘this is the time to lose the weight’ but I still didn’t do anything about it. Then at the end of January, …

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Running the long road from Ecuador

HE’S come all the way back from Ecuador, so a little bit of tonsillitis isn’t going to stop Fr John Molloy from taking part in this year’s Dublin City Marathon.The former Ennis priest spoke to The Clare Champion during his recent stay in the town. While here, he caught up with some friends before this Monday’s marathon to raise funds for the ongoing work in his parish in Ecuador. After the marathon, which he will run with Fr Colm Hogan, he will then heading back to South America. “I’m on target with the training and I’m disciplined, I’ve been doing quite a bit most days I do an hour or two. But I had to go to the doctor’s for what I call my annual NCT and everything was going well ’til he checked my throat and said I had tonsillitis. He said, ‘you should be resting’, and I told him I’m doing a marathon but it will be all …

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Ennis down pecking order as shopping destination

A number of opportunities exist in Ennis to further develop the town’s retail sector. That is according to Mayor of Ennis Peter Considine who, along with Ennis Chamber and Ennis Town Council, has expressed disappointment that a recent survey of the top 100 towns and cities in Ireland has shown that a significant number of people don’t see Ennis as their primary shopping destination.

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