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RTÉ OT Podcast

Andrew Burke Hannon and Niamh Buffini

Season 1, Ep. 4

This week Katie chats to 2021 leader Andrew Burke Hannon all about working the food plan into his daily lifestyle as well as representing Ireland in Baton Twirling. PLUS - Katie chats to Niamh Buffini who has joined the show as Marie's own personal fitness expert.


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