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Newmarket Man Receives Second Kidney Transplant From His Brother

A NEWMARKET-on-Fergus man has described his life transformation as “amazing” following the receipt of a second kidney transplant. On November 23, Eoghan O’Neill (38) received a second kidney transplant from his brother, Hugh in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Receiving a transplant in the midst of a Covid-19 pandemic is a lot more difficult for dialysis patients. Eoghan explained Covid-19 delayed the transplant operation by three or four months, before it was finally completed. “Doctors want to get you out of the hospital as quickly as possible because of Covid-19. I stayed in Beaumont for just seven days, which is the main danger period after an operation.” Once he came home, Eoghan, who works in property management in Limerick, was strictly monitored and had blood tests in University Hospital Limerick twice a week. He admitted resuming dialysis for a second time wasn’t easy and is very grateful to his brother for giving him a new lease of life. “I received my transplant …

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Marie sinks a golden putt

There was more good news for Clare at the European Transplant & Dialysis Games in Krakow this Wednesday. In golf, Marie O’Connor from Lahinch was delighted to win a gold medal in the singles event and her teammate, Eoghan O’Neill from Newmarket-on-Fergus (now living in Limerick) also secured gold in the men’s singles (gross). Richard Costello from Limerick city won a bronze medal in the Golf (nett) event.

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Three Clare athletes make Transplant Team Ireland

THREE Clare athletes will travel to Krakow, Poland next month as part of Transplant Team Ireland in the eight European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships. Kidney transplant recipients Marie O’Connor from Moynore North, Lahinch and Eoghan O’Neill from Granaham, Newmarket on Fergus together with former international tennis table player of the 80s, Mary Sheehan from Ballykeelaun, Parteen are looking forward to participating in the games. Marie joined some other members of the 34 strong Irish team for a motivational talk with Dublin football manager Jim Gavin last weekend. Marie O’Connor will be competing in the 50-59 age category in field long jump, 100m and 200m race, 4 x 100m relay race, Petanque doubles and golf. Eoghan O’Neill will compete in the 30-39 age category in golf, swimming – freestyle 50m, freestyle relay 4 x 50m, swimming medley relay 4 x 50m, track and field in 200m race and 4 x 100m relay while Mary Sheehan, in the 50-59 years age …

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