Fun and Exercise at Dun Laoghaire Operation Transformation Walk
Last Saturday, the 7th January, saw 280 people take part in the Operation Transformation walk around the Dun Laoghaire coast. Organised by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership this event was part of a National initiative to promote the message that walking is a fun way for people to get active as part of a healthier lifestyle.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan T.D., announced today that €30m is being made available under the Sports Capital Programme to develop sports infrastructure around the country.
In this regard, online applications will be accepted from the 23rd January to the 24th February, 2017.
Clubs not previously registered on the Department’s online application system need to do so in advance of this date and the Ministers encouraged clubs to register now. The guide to making an application was also published on the Department’s Sports Capital Programme website today ( www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie ).
Primary schools all across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown are set to participate in a new health initiative “The Daily Mile” which will improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of all children – regardless of age or personal circumstances. In 2012 Elaine Wyllie, Headteacher of a large Scottish primary school, realised that her pupils, like many others, were unfit. She introduced the concept of every class doing 15 minutes of a walk, jog or run daily and found the results hugely beneficial. The Daily mile initiative was born and now has become so popular that hundreds of schools in the UK participate in the programme and is also in countries such as Belgium, Holland, the US and now Ireland.