Kidney transplant recipient Ned Crowe from Carrick-on-suir , he will be competing in the following sports in the 60-69 category:
- Track & Field – 100m
- Track & Field – 4x100m Relay
- Petanque (Singles)
- Petanque (Doubles)
- Darts (Singles)
- Badminton (Doubles)
In April 2008, Ned and his wife Deirdre made the headlines as they were the first couple in Ireland to undergo a spouse to spouse living donor kidney transplant. Following the transplant operation Deirdre went on to train as a nurse and she is now a dialysis nurse at the University Hospital in Waterford. She will accompany him to the Games in Finland. The couple have three sons – David, Niall and Sean. Ned’s three sisters are also kidney transplant recipients. He works at Abbott Vascular in Clonmel.
Ned enjoys jogging and is an honorary life member of Carrick road runners. He cycles and plays badminton in Waterford at The Pres Badminton Club.
Ned has represented Ireland at the biennial European Championships before when they were held in Hungary and in 2010 when Dublin was host city for the event.
At the forthcoming Games, Ned will take part in the 100 meters race and he will also compete in the doubles badminton event with teammate Harry Ward from Dublin as well as taking part in the Petanque singles event and doubles with teammate Michael Dwyer from Dublin.
Ned said his message is “please carry a donor card and talk to your family about organ donation.”