Linda underwent a double transplant, kidney and pancreas, in 2001. Linda will compete in the 50-59 year age category in the following events:
- Petanque Singles
- Petanque Doubles (Partnering Marie O’Connor)
- 10 Pin Bowling Singles
- 10 Pin Bowling Mixed Doubles (Partnering Harry Ward)
This will be Linda Waters 4th European Championships as she previously competed in the biennial games when they were held in Dublin in 2010, Poland in 2014 and Finland in 2016. She also competed in the World Transplant Games when they were held in Gold Coast Australia in 2009.
A native of Clondalkin in Dublin, Linda now resides in Roscommon Town. She underwent a combined kidney and pancreas transplant in 2001. Her kidney transplant failed over 5 years ago and she has since undergoing haemodialysis treatment since 2013 while her pancreas transplant is still functioning well.