Emma is a 2-time kidney transplant recipient (February 1988 at the age of 9 and February 2001) from Glin, Co Limerick. This will be Emma’s 6th time to compete and this summer she will be competing in the following sports in the 40-49 years age category:
- 5k Mini-Marathon
- Track & Field 100m
- Track & Field 200m
- Track & Field 4x100m Relay
- Track & Field Ball Throw
- Track & Field Shot Put
‘I joined the team in 2004 till 2007, then competed again in 2010 in Dublin. I decided to get back into training last August when I took part in the couch to 5k since then I have competed in a few 5k and I have more coming up this year. I attend the gym between 4 and 5 days a week.
I am originally from Kilkenny by moved to Glin, Co Limerick in 2015 with my husband John and my son Ewan (4). I work fulltime in Listowel.
I am the youngest in my family, I have 2 sisters who still live in Kilkenny and a brother who lives in A@msterdam. I would like to thank my sponsors who have helped me get to games this year: WIS, SWLO Listowel, Atlantic Oils and Anghnish.’
‘I am looking forward to getting away and meeting new friends. (The Team) is like a second family.’
‘I would just like to thank my donor family if it was not for their generosity I would not be here today.’