LIMERICK man John Loftus contributed to the success of the Irish team at the World Transplant Games in Australia with a bronze medal-winning performance.
The Clarina veteran secured a bronze medal in the ball throw but later had to declare himself out of the 100m race due to a calf injury.
John has had repeated success with Transplant Team Ireland at World, European, and British Transplant Games over the last 11 years.
Known for his work with Limerick GAA and Thomond Asset Management, Limerick Local Heroes, and Mid West Mentoring, his accumulated skillset and perseverance have made him outstanding in the field of professional training and coaching.
Ranging in age from 36 right up to 75, the Irish panel of ten men and four women that travelling to Perth for the World Transplant Games have all received organ transplants including two liver, two bone marrow, and ten kidney transplants.
Competition at the Games is by age category and Transplant Team Ireland had representatives in eleven sports, including cycling, darts, golf, lawn bowls, petanque, road race, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, and triathlon.
Each of the athletes funded their participation in the Games through fundraising on behalf of the Irish Kidney Association/Transplant Team Ireland, and using their own funds.