Stephen Byrne is a kidney transplant recipient from Tralee, Co Kerry, and he will be competing in the following sports in the 40-49 category:
- 10 Pin Bowling (Mixed Doubles)
- 10 Pin Bowling (Singles)
- Track & Field – 200m
- Petanque (Doubles)
- Mini Marathon 5km
Stephen is married with two teenage children, Jennifer 18 & Ethan 14. He lives in Tralee and works in Dept. of Justice in Killarney where he is very involved with the Social Club & Golf Society. He enjoys Formula 1 and have attended 10 Grand Prix. Stephen started running in the last 2 years and completed my first half marathon while on dialysis.
‘Being part of Transplant Team Ireland will give me a chance to meet and mix with people who’ve been through what I’ve been through and have fun at the same time! I’ve read so much about other Games and I can’t wait to be part of this great ‘family’, plus, you get to promote Organ Donation and you get to represent your Country’.
‘I hope to meet some great people with great stories and experiences. Above all I hope that other dialysis/transplanted people will look at these games and think “I could do that” and be encouraged to get active’.