Keiran Murray has had two kidney transplants, and received his most recent in 2013. He resides in Ramelton, Co. Donegal with his wife and three daughters.
Kieran will be competing in this year’s World Transplant Games in the 40-49 years age category in the following events:
- 5k Mini-marathon
- Golf Singles
- Golf Team
- Track & Field – 1500m
- Track & Field – 4x100m Relay
- Track & Field – 800m
Kieran previously participated in the World Transplant Games in Argentina 2015, and Spain 2017. He also took part in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Poland 2014, Finland 2016 and Italy 2018.
He says, “After my most recent transplant, I took up running in which I love every minute of it. I also play golf, enjoy meeting up with friends and socialising.
‘Transplant Team Ireland improves you physically and mentally. You meet new friends and challenge yourself to try new things and to do things you never thought possible. Being part of Transplant Team Ireland is like inheriting a new family.’
‘This summer I am looking forward to ‘meeting old friends, making new friends, and raising awareness of the importance of organ donation.”
Kieran would like to thank anyone who has helped him fundraise in any way and allowed him this opportunity.