Emma O’Sullivan – Limerick

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.’

 

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