Team Ireland - Transplant & Dialysis Sports

Oxford 2022 - Day 2 (Golf, Bowling, Running, Tennis & Swimming)

Oxford 2022 - Day 2 (Golf, Bowling, Running, Tennis & Swimming)

After a very successful Day 1 for Team Ireland, the competition didn’t slacken up in Day 2 as we had 11 athletes taking part, action again began @ 9am and this time in action for Team Ireland were Gordon Ryan (Debut) in the Tennis Singles, Charlie Ryan and Harry Ward (c) in 10pin Bowling pairs, Gold medal winning Pair of Mike Dwyer & Maire O'Connor turned their attention to singles event in Golf this time round with fellow competitors James Nolan, Amanda O'Neill Coyne and Ron Grainger, Trevor Lynch took part in the 5k Road Race and last but by no means least Peter Heffernan and Sheila Gregan began their weeks competition in the Swimming Pool.

As with the Darts in Day 1, leading from the front the pairing of Charlie and Harry (Capt.) brought home the first medal of the day – Bronze in the 10pin Bowling Pair.

Harry and Charlie give their thoughts below:

Debutant Gordan Ryan played superb in what was a very competitive group, in his singles tennis competition. Gordon will be back and for sure has settled in very well as one of the Transplant Team Ireland family.

Listen to Gordan thoughts on the Tennis and the experience of the Games

Next the attention turning to pool side where Peter and Sheila were in action, and again these seasoned pros took 4 bronze medals. 3 for Peter (50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke & 400m Freestyle) and 1 for Sheila (100m Breaststroke).

Sheila & Peter discuss the Swimming and Organ Donation

Trevor ran very well in tough conditions and came home in a superb 4th position in a time of just over 23mins.

Finally, more great news from the golf course, and the Gold medals kept on coming, the ladies did the Double, with both Marie and Amanda coming home with Gold. There was also medal success with Gold for Ron Grainger, Silver for Mick Dwyer and a Bronze for James Nolan. Another very successful games at on the golf course it has to be said.

Ron giving his thoughts on today events:

But let us say…. Transplant Team Ireland is not all about medal success - it is a celebration of life through sport. Medals are great and hard earned, but the real success is each and every athlete who takes part in these Games. Whilst their stories are unique, each share a common bond of facing adversity. Team Ireland applauds all 14 athletes here in Oxford… some will be lucky to win medals but they are all heroes and an inspiration to us all! #respect!

Medal Count: Gold 5 Silver 2 Bronze 8 Total 15

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