Trans­plant games

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Ageing With Attitude -

AT 80 years-of-age, re­tired univer­sity lec­turer and kid­ney trans­plant re­cip­i­ent John McAleer from New­town­abbey, Antrim, pic­tured, is likely to be the old­est par­tic­i­pant over­all at the forth­com­ing 10th Euro­pean Trans­plant & Dial­y­sis Sports Cham­pi­onships — as he held that sta­tus at the pre­vi­ous two bi­en­nial games. Over 25 coun­tries and 470 par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in the games in Cagliari, Sar­dinia, from June 10 to June 24 and the cur­rent panel of Trans­plant Team Ire­land con­sists of 24 ath­letes, 10 women and 14 men. The Euro­pean Trans­plant & Dial­y­sis Sports Cham­pi­onships — which are or­gan­ised by char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion The Ir­ish Kid­ney As­so­ci­a­tion — are a cel­e­bra­tion of life and show­case the value of sport and reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity for peo­ple on dial­y­sis and trans­plant re­cip­i­ents.

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