Michael Kiely – Cork


Michael Kiely – Cork

A new and welcome addition to Transplant Team Ireland is Micheal Kiely from Kilglass, Mitchelstown, Cork (on the Limerick border) who will be taking part in his first ever Games this year in the age catagory 50-59:


Michael’s events at the World Games:-

  • Golf singles
  • Golf Team
  • Petanque Singles
  • Swimming 100m Freestyle

Michael is happily married to Mary and he runs his own Haulier business. Michael and his sister Annette Betson underwent a living donor kidney transplant in 2012 at Beaumont Hospital. This life changing event followed him having to undergo three years of haemodialysis treatment at Cork University Hospital. Michael is an active member of the Cork branch of the Irish Kidney Association.


Michael explained, “I’m really looking forward to my first ever Transplant Games. It is an privilege and honour to be able to represent my country as part of Transplant Team Ireland and by participating I hope to play my small part in helping to increase awareness about the huge importance of organ donation and acknowledge the wonderful legacy of organ donors and their families from all over the world.”