Ballyshannon man leads Donegal in Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation

Ballyshannon man Cathal Gallagher has been chosen as the Donegal leader for the new series of RTE’s Operation Transformation. The ambulance worker weighed in at 26 stone 10 pounds when the first show aired on Wednesday night this week (9th January 2019).

Cathal was nominated for the show by his wife and is officially the heaviest leader ever on the show.

The first of his events, as part of National Walks Day, takes place this Saturday 12th January at 11am at the Lakeside Centre in Ballyshannon and will be a 3km walk around Ballyshannon. Members of the public, young and old are invited to join Cathal on the start of his journey. Registration begins at 10:30am.

Operation Transformation airs on RTE One Television at 9.35pm on Wednesdays. Recipes and information from the show can be found on