Michael Dwyer – Dublin

Michael Dwyer received a transplant in 2000. He resides in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin with his wife Bernie.

Michael will be competing at this year’s World Transplant Games in the 60-69 category in the following events:

  • Track & Field – Ball Throw
  • Golf Singles
  • Golf Team
  • Ten Pin Bowling Doubles (partnering with Garry Campbell)
  • Petanque Singles

Michael has previously participated in several World Transplant Games, such as France 2002, Canada 2005 and Australia 2009. He has also taken part in the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in countries including Hungary 2008, Dublin 2010 and Poland 2014.

I am very lucky to have my Transplant over 18 years now and to be able to work full time doing 4 twelve hour shifts. In my “spare” time, I enjoy playing golf, walking and a leisurely cycle to keep fit. My family – my wife Bernie, my 2 daughters, sons-in-law and my 5 beautiful grandchildren give me great joy and support and I am always very thankful to my donor for giving me this quality of life’.

‘Being part of Team Ireland means a lot to Mick. ‘It means being with people who have travelled a similar journey, and like me want to keep as fit as possible. Representing not only Ireland, but my donor too and hopefully showing others how important donation is.’

In Newcastle this year, keen golfer Michael is looking forward to seeing the world famous Gateshead set-up, where golfers like Brendan Foster, Steve Cram and Seb Coe have played. He is hoping to enjoy his chosen sport, and perhaps get a hole-in-one!