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Sports personalities & dlr urge public to stretch their legs!

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In a series of special commissioned videos by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Sports Partnership team – local personalities from every area of sports are coming together to urge people to get out and about, within government guidelines, and get some fresh air and exercise as the lockdown unwinds and reopening rolls out.

It can be a challenge to continue your physical activity during these unprecedented times, but Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership and the County Council are here to help. We are lucky to live in an active County and our local parks, seafront and mountains are perfect for people of all abilities to get out for a walk, cycle or play sports.


Exercising in your local area also has unique advantages; you don’t have to build in travel, you can involve others in your household and of course it’s free!


So keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for the videos featuring David Gillick (athletics), Stephanie Roche (soccer), Cian O’Callaghan and Paul Mannion (GAA), Chloe Watkins (hockey), Adam Griggs (rugby), David Nason (blind tennis) as they urge you to follow their lead and take to the outdoors to be active now that we can. 


Speaking about the initiative newly elected Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power said “Getting out, at your own pace, into our wonderful parks is a fantastic way to bring yourself back out into the world and get much needed exercise. Personally, I’ve just started running again for the first time in years and it feels great, even if I am very slow. Do yourself a favour; get your body going again this summer, watch your distancing and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of fresh air and movement”


dlr Sports Partnership co-ordinator Shane McArdle commented “Keeping active has never been more important for physical, mental and emotional health and the aim of this campaign will be to highlight this message to all abilities and ages, encouraging everyone to make this positive choice.”


For more information and ideas on how to be active in your County, see the dlr Sports Partnership website or call 01-2719502.


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