Youngest member of Transplant Team Ireland wins second Silver and bronze medal in Krakow

20th August 2014
 

News just in ….. Clonmel teenager Andrew Duncan, the youngest member of Transplant Team Ireland, has fought hard today to win two more medals, a silver and bronze in tennis, at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Poland. The 16 year old who received a kidney transplant from his donor father Malcolm two years ago has enjoyed great success in Krakow bagging a total of 4 medals in total including 2 bronze and 2 silver.

 
Just today the Rockwell College student  won a Silver medal in the Tennis singles event and a Bronze in the mixed doubles Tennis event with his teammate Madeleine Donaghy from Limerick. Madeline also won a Bronze medal today in the Women’s singles tennis event.  
 
Earlier in the week Andrew won a Silver medal in the Badminton event competing against athletes in the older age category 18 -29 years and he also won a Bronze medal in the Badminton Doubles event with his teammate Harry Ward, the Team Captain from Baldoyle, Dublin.

Speaking from the tennis venue in Krakow today, Andrew’s  father Malcolm said. “Andrew is delighted with his success and we are very proud of him. He fought exceptionally well against a very fine Italian player in the singles final and Madeline and himself put in a great performance against the first and second placed Hungarians in the tennis mixed doubles,”. 
 
Today marked the fourth day of competition at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships held in Krakow, Poland and along with Tennis, results from Golf and Bowling have yet to come in later today and track and field events will take place on Thursday and Friday. 
 

 Transplant Team Ireland, which includes 34 transplant and dialysis athletes from all over Ireland, are taking part in the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Krakow involve over 500 athletes from 24 European countries. 

Throughout the Championships which continue until this Saturday, athletes will compete in badminton, tennis, cycling, darts, golf, petanque, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, volleyball, mini-marathon, track and field and for the first time this year a biathlon event. 

The Irish Kidney Association is responsible for the coordination and organisation of Transplant Team Ireland’s participation in the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships.

For more information on the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships and the Irish athletes visit www.transplantteamireland.ie or the Games website www.etdsc2014krakow.pl

For an organ donor card Freetext the word DONOR to 50050 or visit website www.ika.ie  It is also possible to download an organ donor card on smartphones  by searching for ‘Donor ECard’  at the iphone store or android market place. Your wishes to be an organ donor can also be included on the new format driving licence which is represented by Code 115. 

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For further information contact:-
 
Gwen O’Donoghue, on behalf of the Irish Kidney Association
mob.086 8241447
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