Get fit to develop new Drumlish pitch

Get fit to develop new Drumlish pitch

Drumlish Gaels United are inviting everyone to take part in a new Operation Transformation programme to raise funds towards the development of a football pitch in the village.

Kicking off on September 12, the ten-week programme will allow participants to partake in weekly weigh ins, diet plans and exercise events.

With expert guides to assist with food plans and fitness, the idea is to not only help people transform how they look but how they feel as well.

Nutritionists Marie Smith and Siobhan Brier from Slimming World will assist with food plans while various fitness classes will be given by Gabriel Higgins, Brendan Doyle, Ian Maher, Darren Fitzgerald and David Crowe.

PRO of Gaels United Caroline Maher said; “It's open to everyone, not just Drumlish-based people. A soccer pitch is something which will benefit everyone.”

She welcomed everyone to attend the information evening, where they will learn about what's involved in the programme.

“Everyone who signs up on the night will get a food diary and information about the various classes.” 

Ms Maher added; “There's classes running five nights a week over the ten weeks. People are under no obligation, but are encouraged to attend two sessions per week and the weigh in.”

There's no charge to take part, with each member receiving a sponsorship card, but the fitness classes will incur a cost.

Caroline wants to assure people their weight will be kept confidential, with each member receiving their own personal weigh in card.

At the end of the ten weeks there will be a fashion show, which people are invited to but not required to take part in.

She said: “The main focus of this programme is to get people off the couch and involved, whether they need to lose weight or just become more active.”

The information evening will take place tonight, August 30 between 7 and 9pm in Drumlish Community Centre.