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:
Track & Field – 400m
Track & Field – 4 x 400m Relay
Track & Field – 800m
Track & Field – 200m