Aer Lingus Bowls Club

Aer Lingus Bowls Club

Michael (Anthony) Kieran’s Story

Michael (Anthony) Kieran’s Story 

My father Hugh and mother Frances. 

Daddy was native of Tallanstown near Dundalk and mammy came from Castlecomer Co Kilkenny. 

Married at St Andrew’s Church in Westland Row in 1947 

I was born in Maternity Hospital in Holles St on 22Nd September 1948. I am 66 years old.  

I became deaf when I was two years old after suffered from meningitis. 

My family moved to Clogh, in Kilkenny in 1950. 

All my three brothers and two sisters were born in Kilkenny.  

I was 6 years old on this birthday, went to St Joseph’s school for the Deaf in Cabra. 

I enjoyed all my life in sports, soccer, gym, table tennis, billiards and athletics but I don’t like swimming. 

I left the primary school in 1964. 

I joined soccer club in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny in 1966. 

I moved in to live in Dublin in 1972. 

I joined deaf football club in 1973 and retired from football at 39. 

I made my first International Deaf Football for Ireland for 12th World Games for the Deaf Qualified against Great Britain in Liverpool on May 1972. 

I was selected for 2nd international cap against Belgium in Brugge on May 1974. 

I married to Kathleen Conway from Cabra in 1974. 

My children are Martin (40) and Anthea (37). 

I have 3 grandchildren, Dylan 9 Alannah 7 and Dean 3. 

I joined to Irish Deaf Sports Association and declared as table tennis director in 1987. 

I won my first International in deaf lawn bowling for Ireland in Cardiff in 1996.   

I joined St Vincent’s Deaf Indoor bowling for Eastern Indoor Bowling Association since 1994. 

I won my first International Deaf Lawn Bowls tournament (4 Nations) in Cardiff, Wales on Aug 1996.  

I started a new job with Aer Rianta in 1992. I retired from working at Dublin Airport Authority in 2012.  

 I joined Aer Lingus Bowling Club since 2010.