Patrick O’Sullivan – Cork

Pat O'Sullivan - Cork

Pat O’Sullivan – Cork

Pat O’Sullivan is from Mallow, Cork, he received a kidney transplant in August 2015 and will be competing for the 2nd time this summer in the 50-59 years age category in the following events:

  • Tennis Mixed Doubles (partnering Rachel Eagleton)
  • Track & Field – 100m
  • Track & Field – 200m
  • Track & Field – Long Jump
  • Track & Field – 4x100m Relay

Pat is 53 and married to Helen with two adult children Carol and Patrick. Pat received a kidney transplant in August 2015 will be forever grateful to my donor and their family.

‘Growing up I was always interested in sport but between work and my illness, I retired from any active sport when I was 24.  My transplant and the games have allowed me to get my competitive juices flowing again.  I have now also completed in Masters events.’

‘Looking forward to creating awareness here in my local town on organ donation and the benefits that transplantation brings. Really looking forward to being in a team environment and representing my country at the same time.’

‘The satisfaction of competing, getting my feet into the starting blocks and getting through the finish line in one piece without pulling every muscle in my body. Meeting fellow transplant patients from all over the country and the world.’

‘I would like to thank everyone who has helped me compete, Dr Plant, Mallow Athletics Glub, Mallow GAA; Mallow Credit Union form helping me with the costs and Heather O’Brien, my physio for putting up with all my injuries.’