Newmarket-on-Fergus native Gearoid McMahon, a member of Shannon Athletic Club, has had a very successful Race Walking season. Gearoid is the current Munster and All-Ireland U15 Indoor and Outdoor Champion and has broken both the Munster Indoor and Outdoor records in 2014 as well as setting a new National Indoor record in Athlone. Attending St Caimins community school Shannon, Gearoid won the North Munster, Munster and All-Ireland schools titles for which he was rewarded by representing his school in the Tailteann Games. The season was finished off by winning the England 3A’s Championships where Gearoid travelled as part of an eight strong Irish Race Walking Team. Gearoid is very fortunate to have benefited from the expertise of World Champion Rob Heffernan at his Race Walking Academy in Cork during the year and is very grateful for his guidance.
Gearoids ambition is to qualify for the European Youths Championships in 2017.