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Irish Athletes Success at Transplant Games

Irish Athletes returning from the World Transplant Games in Australia received a huge welcome at Dublin Airport following their great success at the games, winning a total of 22 medals.

Well done to all involved in this truly inspirational event and congratulations to Colin White, Manager of the Irish Team, on his election to the council of World Transplant Games Federation. 

"It has been a wonderful games for our team", said Colin. "Everybody competed with great enthusiasm and embodied the key message of these games - the value of organ donation.  They know the true meaning of the phrase the 'gift of life' and they live it every day".



 Over 2,000 athletes from 50 countries participated in the games, 19 of whom were Irish athletes, ranging in age from 22 - 64, winning an amazing tally of 22 medals.

Limerick man, John Loftus won the coveted 100m and 200m titles for men aged over 60


Leonard Ryan a Tallaght man added to Ireland's triumphs at the World Translant Games, winning a bronze medal, while another Dublin man, Philip Martin  from Swords has won gold and silver. 

 Wicklow athlete, Tony Gartland, who got Ireland off to a great start at the games winning a silver medal, also won a gold for the 5km walk on the final day of the games


Great succes for athlete, Deirdre Faul, who won four gold, two for badminton, one for squash and one for golf;  J.P. O'Neill won a sliver medal for squash, and Vienna White won gold for badminton.



              Mick Dwyer from Cabinteely, captain of the Irish team, won a gold medal for golf           


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