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 category, will compete in darts triples and singles table tennis.