Operation Transformation has hit the TV screens again and this Saturday, January 9th there will be a free 5km walk in Tymon Park for the whole community as part of the nationwide series of walks on that day. The walk will take place from the all-weather pitch beside Templeogue United and St. Jude’s GAA Clubhouses at 10am, with registration taking place in St. Jude’s from 9.30am. To preregister please contact South Dublin County Sports Partnership at info@sdcsp.ie or by text with your name to 086 0441071

A number of local clubs and community groups will be holding community walking programmes during the period of Operation Transformation. These include;

An Cosán in Tallaght, Kiltipper Ramblers, Greenhills College, Round Towers GAA, Ballyboden St. Endas GAA, Lucan Sarsfields GAA, Lucan Community Group and St Bernadettes JNS, Quarryvale.

South Dublin County Sports Partnership and South Dublin County Council supports the development of these community walks and is also supporting a series of indoor walk sessions in Perrystown Manor Community Centre (Wednesdays 10-11am) and Knockmitten Community Centre (Thursdays 10-11am). The indoor walk programme is especially suited for those seeking to become active/regain fitness and allows participants the opportunity to do so in a weather friendly environment. To book a place please email your name and centre of choice to info@sdcsp.ie or text 086 0441071 or contact the community centres directly.

The other element of the Operation Transformation programme with a strong focus is nutrition. Again, through the support of the South Dublin County Sports Partnership, a free nutrition course is being offered locally. Healthy Food Made Easy is a 6 week course with a strong practical element and will run from Wednesday, 13th January to Wednesday, 17th February, 8.00pm – 10.30pm in the Rossecourt Centre, Balgaddy, Lucan. To book a place on the course please contact Liz Griffin, liz.griffin@sdcpartnership.ie

South Dublin County Sports Partnership also welcomes expressions of interest from other groups interested in having this course.