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James Nolan, Michael Fennelly

                                                                         Michael Fennelly,
                                                                         Orla Hogan Ryan,
                                                                         Sheila Gregan


          Michael Fennelly, Michael Dwyer, Deirdre Faul, Lenny Ryan
                                The ship, built in 1927, was docked in Dublin
                             and is the third largest tall ship in the world.
                                With messages of support coming in from so
                             many people and organisations, our team is
                             really looking forward to heading for Malaga
                             on June 24th. Our competitors have been
                             preparing for this opportunity for a long time.
                             Every person has their personal goals but they
                             are all united in the desire to promote a positive
                             message about the success of organ donation
                             for transplantation.
                                For some, it will be their first time to
                             compete on the world transplant sport stage
                             whilst others will be renewing old
                             acquaintances. All of our athletes are shining
         Rachel Eagleton, Brian Dobson  examples of the benefits of keeping active.
                                                     Team member, Ron
                                                   Grainger will not only
                                                   be travelling to Malaga
                                                   to compete, he will
                                                   also be there as one of
                                                   the first World
                                                   Transplant Games      John McAleer, Rachel Eagleton  Michael Fennelly, Kieran Murray
                                                   Federation world                                      Tony Gartland
                                                   ambassadors for their                               Michael Fennelly,
                                                   Fit for Life! initiative.                            Garry Campbell
                                                   The programme is
                                                   aimed at empowering
                                                   transplant recipients to
                                                   become role models
                                                   for others who have
                                                   perhaps not yet
                                                   considered the
                                                   benefits of regular
                                                   physical activity in their
         Michael Fennelly, Ron Grainger            daily lives.

                You can follow the team’s progress through our team website, www.transplantteamireland.ie
                   on our team’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/transplantteamireland) and also via
                                   our Twitter account (www.twitter.com/TeamIreland1).

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