James Nolan – Kildare









James is a Kidney transplant recipient (1987) from Kilcullen

and he will be competing in the following sports in the 40-49 years age category:

  • Track & Field – 4x100m Relay
  • Track & Field – 800m
  • Track & Field – 200m
  • Track & Field – 1500m
  • Track & Field – 400m
  • Golf

James Nolan, from Kilcullen is embracing life since his sister Catherine donated a kidney to him 29 years ago, James is a world champion in both Business and Transplant Sport. In May this year, he fourth generation butcher who runs Nolan’s in Kilcullen, secured five Gold Medals at the World Craft Butchers finals in Frankfurt, Germany where he also received the Outstanding Achievement Award. A veteran to Transplant Sport, James has also enjoyed great success in European and World Transplant Games’ events securing an impressive haul of medals down through the years. At the 2014 Games he won gold in a Golf event with his kidney transplant teammate Ron Grainger, an Urologist who James attended as a patient and is also on the current Irish Team.


James and his wife Emma are the proud parents of three years old Andrew James.

James is hoping for further success at the forthcoming European Championships when he competes in Track and Field events and Golf.


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