Finian Farrell – Co Westmeath

Finian Farrell is a two-time kidney transplant recipient, receiving his first in 1989 and his second in 2008. He resides in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, and is married with five lovely daughters and one granddaughter.

Finian will be competing at this year’s World Transplant Games in the 50-59 years age category in the following events:

  • Mixed Tennis Doubles
  • Petanque Singles
  • Petanque Doubles (partnering with Charlie Ryan)
  • Darts Singles
  • Darts Triples

Finian has previously participated in European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Dublin 2010, Finland 2016 and Italy 2018.

Finian is employed full time in Dept. of Social Protection, and in his spare time he enjoys tennis and football.

I am so delighted to be able to honour my donor’s memory.’

‘When I first travelled with the team in 2016 I was very wary of going away with people I didn’t know, but straight away I was made to feel welcome.  The team are like a second family now.  Also meeting other national competitors has been brilliant.’

‘I am looking forward to seeing the people I met at previous events again and making new friends.  Also if possible, coming home with a medal in honour of my donor.’

‘I would highly recommend this experience to anybody thinking of taking part.’