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Cobh’s Charlie Ryan to  REPRESENT IRELAND



Charlie Ryan – who will represent Ireland along with 11 other athletes at the upcoming European Transplant & Dialysis Games in Oxford 2022.

Charlie Ryan from Cobh is one of three Cork athletes along with 11 others from Dublin, Kildare, Clare, Tipperary, Galway, Clare,  Limerick and Roscommon will participate in The European Transplant and Dialysis Games to be held in Oxford UK from Sunday August 21st to 28th . The  week – long multi-sports competition is amongst Heart, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas & Bone Marrow transplant recipients and kidney dialysis patients from over 25 countries.  The Irish team of 11 men and three women consist of 9 Kidney recipients, 2 Liver recipients, 1 Double Lung recipient, 1 Bone Marrow recipient and one on currently Dialysis. Cork will be represented by Charlie Ryan, Mike Keohane and & Amanda Coyne O Neill.   

Charlie Ryan from Cobh received a Liver transplant in 2007, and joined team Ireland in 2008 going to his first Games in Germany. He has since attended the Games all over the world and enjoys the camaraderie and fun. But like all those in Team Ireland, Charlie honours his donor at each and every Games. Charlie is known as King of the Darts having won the European and World medal in darts for many years. He also plays and has medalled in Petanque and 10 Pin Bowling.  Charlie says “The Transplant Games keep me active and motivated. I enjoy being part of the extended family that is Transplant Team Ireland and I have made lots of friends whom I have met from around the world. I wouldn’t be here today were it not for my donor and their family and taking part in Transplant Sport is my way of honouring and expressing my gratitude to them.”

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