Stephen Byrne is a Kidney Transplant recipient from Tralee, Co Kerry, and he will be competing in the following sports, in the 50-59 age category:
- 10 Pin Bowling (Doubles)
- 10 Pin Bowling (Singles)
- Petanque (Doubles)
- Petanque (Singles)
- Mini Marathon 5km
Stephen is married with two children, Jennifer 20 & Ethan 16. 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 has attended 10 Grand Prix. Stephen started running a few months after commencing dialysis in 2013 and completed his first half marathon while on dialysis.
Stephen regularly takes part in his local parkrun with Transplant Team Ireland as his registered club.
“This is my second time being part of Transplant Team Ireland, as I participated in the games in Finland in 2016. I was only 1 year transplanted at the time and to see the camaraderie, the friendships and the energy that the games created was a very positive experience for me.”
“Attending the games is something I’m very much looking forward to.
But above all it’s a way of saying Thank You to my amazing donor and in the process, raising awareness of Organ Donation.”