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Much loved Portarlington man unveiled as latest Operation Transformation ad-break challenge hero

Terry Lawlor Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation mania continues to sweep Laois and attention will turn to Portarlington this week.

Every episode of the hit show features an ‘ad-break hero’ and the latest one is Terry Lawlor.

Mr Lawlor is renowned in Portarlington for his community work – being named Portarlington Person of the Year for his services to the town in 2015.

Mr Lawlor picks up litter and cleans the town every day voluntarily in his own time.

He often goes out in the early hours of the morning before businesses open to clean up after people the night before.

As Portarlington is the home of experts Dr. Eddie Murphy and Dr. Sumi Dunne, they will both be in attendance along with Karl Henry.

The latest ad-break challenge exercise event will take place outside Portarlington Leisure Centre this Friday.

An Operation Transformation spokesperson said: “We’re looking to fill the place with a massive crowd of Portarlington people!

“Banners, flags, school/club colours are heartily encouraged!

“The event is inclusive and and family-friendly – people with disabilities or mobility issues are more than welcome to take part in the exercises.”

Filming starts at 7pm though you’re advised to be there in good time.

Terry will be the fifth Laois person to have their story told on the Operation Transformation show.

Episode one featured Stradbally businesswoman Ann Simpson who explained her love of exercise.

Paddy McLoughin of Vicarstown was the hero in episode two, Treacy Percy from Portlaoise was in episode three.

Episode four featured Kilcavan’s Niamh McEvoy while Wednesday’s show showcased Park-Ratheniska’s James Deegan.

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