Six in a Row for Deirdre Faul

Deirdre Faul, a liver transplant recipient from Dalkey, Dublin secured the Gold in the Squash 40-49 years age category today. This is Deirdre’s sixth consecutive world games Gold in this event. Following this phenomenal achievement Deirdre spoke of those that have supported her during her training and preparation for the Squash event, “I am delighted …

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Day 3 Is Under Way!

(Day 3) – European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships Vantaa 2016 and we have Badminton Singles/Doubles and a busy day in the Swimming!   In Action today are: Badminton (Singles) Matthew McNeive Richard McEvoy   Badminton (Doubles) Richard McEvoy/Matthew McNeive   50m Freestyle Deirdre Faul Orla Hogan Peter Heffernan Noel Marsden Paul Prendergast   100m Freestyle Deirdre …

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Day 2 Swimming and more medals…

Keen to build on the success in the pool yesterday, Peter and Deirdre were again well  prepared and in the zone for competition. Deirdre was up first with the 400m freestyle, a gruelling event in any man's language. Her training in advance of the Games really shone through as she kept a consistent pace and …

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A GREAT day for the Irish…

WTG2015 is going very well for our team. Yesterday we had Deirdre and Peter competing in the pool. There was a great buzz in the venue as the traditional powerhouses of the swimming competition, (Great Britain, Hungary, South Africa and the Netherlands), were there in force. Our two were not intimidated and they prepared well …

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Day three of competition #WTG2015

Athletes are stirring all around the hotel this morning as they prepare for day three of competition. There are those who will be competing and there will also be those who are there to support their team mates and everyone at the Games. The camaraderie is fabulous with friendships forming across so many countries. Team …

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Deirdre Faul Builds on the Success she achieved at the British Games Last Week

18th August 2014By Sarah MayDeirdre Faul is a liver transplant recipient from Dublin and long-time member of Transplant Team Ireland. Deirdre joins team Ireland this week at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Games. Deirdre is no stranger to the Transplant Games as this is her fourth time competing at the European Games.Deirdre competed in …

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Team Ireland’s Outstanding Performance Continues on Day Two in Krakow

18th August 2014 By Sarah MayTeam Ireland continued their winning streak today at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships, securing a total of two silver medals and seven bronze medals. Spirits are high amongst the Team and everyone is thoroughly enjoying their Games experience in Krakow.Team Ireland is comprised of 34 athletes including 25 men …

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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                  17TH August, 2014 MESSAGES OF SUPPORT ROLL IN AS ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ TRANSPLANT & DIALYSIS ATHLETES DEPART FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KRAKOW   Messages of support have been pouring in from sporting personalities, diplomatic and political quarters as well as from members of the general public for the 34 inspirational men and women …

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