Tallaght crowd walk their way to Operation Transformation 2016

There was a fantastic turnout for the annual Operation Transformation walk organised by South Dublin County Sports Partnership (SDCSP) last weekend.

A crowd of around 450 people of all ages and abilities took part in the walk last Saturday, January 9th, in Tymon Park. Unfortunately the route had to be shortened due to parts of the walk being flooded but the dry weather on the day meant the occasion was enjoyed by all.  

St. Judes GAA were on hand to assist with car park and hall facilities and Kiltipper Ramblers walking club provided volunteers too.

As part of the events of Operation Transformation, a large number of local organisations – sports clubs, schools and community groups – are organising weekly walks, these walks are open to all members of the community, not just to organisation members.

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Some of the local organisations organising walks include: 

  • Lucan Sarsfields GAA
  • Ballyboden St. Endas GAA
  • Round Towers GAA
  • Kiltipper Ramblers
  • An Cosán
  • Lucan Community Group
  • Quarryvale Family Resource Centre                                                                                                                                                  
  • Greenhills College
  • Deansrath Community School
  • St. Bernadettes JNS
  • Clonburris NS
  • Nano Nagle NS
  • Talbot NS
  • St. Ronans NS
  • St. Peter Apostle NS
  • Bawnogue NS

South Dublin County Sports Partnership is also offering indoor walking classes in Perrystown Community Centre (Wednesdays, 10-11am) and Knockmitten Community Centre (Thursdays, 10-11am), starting this week for 5 weeks. For further information on these classes please contact the community centres directly or email info@sdcsp.ie

The Operation Transformation programme will end on Saturday, February 20th 2016 with a 5k fun run in the Phoenix Park – interest in this event has been very high and in previous years this event has sold out very quickly.

SDCSP are advising people that they can register for free and attend one of the three 5k Parkrun events that take place weekly in Griffeen Valley Park, Tymon Park and Waterstown Park. Parkrun is a free, weekly, chip timed, non-competitive event that is supported by SDCSP and South Dublin County Council and takes place every Saturday at 9.30am. For more information click here

About Genna Patterson

Genna Patterson
Genna was the editor at InTallaght magazine and loves a positive news story, cat videos and a hyped-up blockbuster movie.

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