Matthew McNeive – Mayo


Matthew is a kidney transplant recipient from Co Mayo and he will be competing in the 18-29 years age category in

the following events:

  • Track & Field – 100m
  • Track & Field – 4x100m Relay
  • Badminton Singles
  • Table Tennis (Singles)
  • Table Tennis (Doubles)
  • 10 Pin Bowling (Singles)


He recently turned 18 and lives at home in knock with is his 3 siblings. Matthew will be going into leaving cert this September and hopes to do a course in either dentistry or health informatics,- preferably in a college in Dublin. He is an outgoing and self-confident, he does not allow his illness to define him. He has a part time job at the Shrine Office in his local parish, Knock. Matthews hobbies include table tennis which he has won several county and Connaught medals and even two All-Ireland medals at! He also plays a bit of gaelic football with his local club.


‘This will be my first time competing in the games and I am really looking forward to this opportunity’


‘I am looking forward to competing at the games and I am excited to see the standard of the competition. I also am really looking forward to visiting Finland. A gold medal would be nice also …’