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Final Operation Transformation ad-break challenge hero revealed as attention turns to Timahoe

Dom Dunne Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation will come to an end on Wednesday week after a six week spell where Laois has been to the forefront.

The RTE TV cameras have crossed the county to tell stories from all over about various different people.

The final ad break challenge of the series will be recorded on Friday in Timahoe.

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

Mr Dunne is well known across Laois and runs a tyre business, Dublin Road Tyres, based at Des Hughes Motors in Portlaoise.

Originally from The Swan, where he was heavily involved in the very active Youth Club alongside Cllr Padraig Fleming, he has been living in Portlaoise for more than the last 20 years.

In 2019, he contested for a Local Election seat in Portlaoise for Renua where he just lost out to Thomasina Connell for the final seat after 14 counts.

SVT Activity and Wellness Hub, who were instrumental in bringing the show to Laois, urged people to turn out on Friday.

They said: “It’s last chance saloon this Friday night in Timahoe for anyone who wants to be part of the very last of Operation Transformation 2023 seasons Ad Break Challenge.

“We have had fantastic numbers and great fun so far in Stradbally, Vicarstown, Kilcavan ,Portlaoise , Ratheniska and Portarlington. Let’s make this one the biggest and the best!

“Calling on all the school kids, footballers, soccer players, singers, Irish Dancers, Athletes, Mammys, Daddy’s, Grannies and Grandads and of course all the supporters and friends of Dom Dunne who is this weeks Ad Break hero.

“See you under the Tower at 6.45 pm to get warmed up.”

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 episode five showcased Park-Ratheniska’s James Deegan.

The sixth episode, which airs this Wednesday, will bring the story of legendary Portarlington man Terry Lawlor.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.