The Irish Kidney Association is delighted to be hosting the 11th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Dublin from August 2nd-9th ( With 25 countries and 13 different events it promises to be a true celebration of the gift of life that is organ donation.


A key sporting goal in hosting the event is to grow our national transplant and dialysis sports programme that operates under the banner Transplant Team Ireland ( We are looking for new recruits in the sports listed below. If you are, or you know, a person who has received an organ transplant and enjoy sport contact for more details on how to join our team for next year’s Championships. Competition is based on age categories starting with 18-29 years all the way to 80+ years.


The sports are:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Golf
  • Petanque
  • 5km Road Run
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Volleyball