News just in ….. Clonmel teenager Andrew Duncan, the youngest member of Transplant Team Ireland, has fought hard today to win two more medals, a silver and bronze in tennis, at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Poland. The 16 year old who received a kidney transplant from his donor father Malcolm two years ago has enjoyed great success in Krakow bagging a total of 4 medals in total including 2 bronze and 2 silver.
Transplant Team Ireland, which includes 34 transplant and dialysis athletes from all over Ireland, are taking part in the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Krakow involve over 500 athletes from 24 European countries.
Throughout the Championships which continue until this Saturday, athletes will compete in badminton, tennis, cycling, darts, golf, petanque, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, volleyball, mini-marathon, track and field and for the first time this year a biathlon event.
The Irish Kidney Association is responsible for the coordination and organisation of Transplant Team Ireland’s participation in the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships.
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