Sheila Gregan – Tipperary

Sheila Gregan - Tipperary

Sheila Gregan – Tipperary

Sheila had a kidney transplant in 2006 and is from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.  She will be competing for the 7th time this summer in the 40-49 year age category in:

  • 5k Mini-Marathon
  • Swimming 50m Free Style
  • Swimming 50m Brest stroke
  • Swimming 400m Freestyle
  • Cycling Road Race 20k

‘I have always been a fan of all sports.  In 2010 I completed my first European Transplant and Dialysis Games and have been hooked ever since.  I feel very privileged to be able to swim, ride a bike and run in the discipline of Triathlon, something I would not be doing if it wasn’t for the selfless decision of my donor family which has given me the gift of life.  With the help of Nenagh Tri Club and more recently Nenagh Masters swimming, they have helped, coached and encouraged me all the way.  My family and friends have always been supportive of my endeavours through good times and bad.  Roll on Sardinia 2018!’

‘You could not meet a nicer group of like-minded people whom I like to call my transplant family.  I use words like – great craic, enthusiastic, caring, supportive (when the chips are down) inclusive, mindful and a little bit mad!  What’s not to love about them all!

‘I wish to participate to the best of my ability as it is the only way I can honour my donor.  I know it will be a wonderful experience.  A bit of sunshine might be nice too!’

‘As in previous games, I am really looking forward to the upcoming games, meeting up with old friends and make new ones!’

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