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Kilcullen Man Representing Ireland At World Transplant Games Which Begin Today.

: 08/18/2019 - 10:55


The World Transplant Games are underway in Newcastle in England today.

Thirty-eight members of Transplant Team Ireland will take part in the week-long event joining two thousand other participants from over sixty countries.

The Irish team range in age from sixteen to eighty-one and have all undergone transplants including heart, lung, liver and kidneys.

Kilcullen man, James Nolan is part of the Irish team. 

He received a living donor kidney transplant from his sister Catherine in 1987. 

This year will be his 15th time to compete in the games and he will be in the 50-59 years age category in the following events:

Golf Singles
Golf Team
Track & Field – 400m
Track & Field – 4 x 400m Relay
Track & Field – 800m
Track & Field – 200m

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