Meet our vibrant and committed committee

Every team needs its leaders and TriLakes is no different, we have been lucky in securing the very best committee members from our first idea all the way through to today.

Meet the current committee below and don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any queries.

Caroline Heffernan

Caroline Heffernan

Chairperson

Caroline is our new Chairperson for 2019/2020 and we are delighted she stepped up to the challenge. Caroline who has Cystic Fibrosis inspired us all when she completed Ironman Barcelona in October 2018 proving the Ironman motto ‘Anything is Possible’

Bríanóg Mcnamara

Training Coordinator
Adrian McWalter

Adrian McWalter

Committee Member

Adrian has been around Trí Lakes since 2011. In that time he has enjoyed the whole Tri Lakes experience from taking part in events from sprints to IM distance to simply supporting other club members.

JohnJoe Higgins

JohnJoe Higgins

Honorary President

John Joe is a legend in many sports and famous in the Tuam area, an Ironman and qualifier and competitor in the Word Championships in Kona.
John Joe has all the attributes of a great club man getting stuck in with humour and encouragement.

Paul Corcoran

Paul Corcoran

Committee Member

I’m relatively new to Triathlons, having completed 3 of them in 2019. And I’m even newer to the club; only joining in early 2020. The welcome and encouragement I’ve received to date has been amazing and I feel very fortunate to be part of such a great club. Happy to chat with any recent or potential club joiners and address any questions they may have.

Lukasz Kazmierski

Lukasz Kazmierski

PRO

Lukasz joined the club in 2018 and burst on to the scene very quickly. He has gone on from strength to strength and completed his first half Ironman in Italy in September 2019. He is an excellent photographer and we are thrilled to have him on the committee. Lukasz is a very popular member of the club

Orla Heneghan

Orla Heneghan

Treasurer

n 2010, I joined Trilakes after encouragement from member Celia Davin to join Tuam Masters Swimming. The overlap of very friendly and supportive members in both clubs meant a very natural progression the following summer to Triathlons and Trilakes! I enjoy the variety of the 3 disciplines and when not competing there’s plenty of fun to be had supporting fellow members.

The best part of Trilakes is it‘s members and I’m happy to be Treasurer of such a great club.

Mary Corless

Female Club Captain
Mer Lulling

Mer Lulling

Junior squad leader

A member of Trilakes since the club was formed, I’ve been triathlon training for nearly 10 years and coaching for the last 5.
I love open water swimming in particular but really enjoy the challenge and variety of the three disciplines in Tri.

Suzie McWalter

Suzie McWalter

Gear Coordinator

Suzie has been in the club for many years, travelling throughout the country and Europe competing and supporting members in their endeavours. A keen open water swimmer Suzie has swum Galway bay and travelled far and wide seeking new swims and races to compete in around our coast.

Petrina Mitchell

Petrina Mitchell

Club Designate Liaison Person & Child Protection Officer

Petrina started swimming with Tuam Masters and then joined Tri Lakes in 2016 after being talked into participating in a pool triathlon in Limerick. Since then, she has completed many triathlons, runs and sportifs and is loving the variety of all three disciplines. Her children are also members of Tri Lakes Juniors and this year, Petrina will taking on the dual role of Child Protection Officer & Club Designate Liaison Person.

Anne-Marie Reidy

Anne-Marie Reidy

Covid Officer

Hi, I’m Anne Marie, I’ve been involved with Tri Lakes since 2014. I love our club. I’ve just taken up the role of Covid Officer. We are going through unprecedented times but I know it won’t last forever. I look forward to getting back to triathlon events with my club mates whenever it’s safe to do so.

Bernard Geraghty

Bernard Geraghty

Secretary

One of the Founding members of Tri Lakes . Did my first triathlon in 2008. Been involved in the club in many ways down though the years and delighted to be club secretary for 2021 . I know the year ahead will be challenging in many ways , but we as a club are here to help and support our members in any way we can . Yours in sport , Bernard

Mark Halliwell

Mark Halliwell

Male Captain

My name is Mark Halliwell. I joined Tri Lakes Triathlon Club in 2015. My role of Male Captain involves introducing new members to the club, making them feel welcome, as well as answering any queries they, or current members may have with regards to the club, triathlons,training, and equipment or introduce them to club members who may have more experience in these areas. I will also assist other committee members with various duties (eg) Time Trials etc. I will try to serve you and the club to the best of my ability.

 Bairbre Cunningham

Bairbre Cunningham

Social Officer

I got roped into doing my first sprint triathlon by our now new treasurer and Ironman, Orla Heneghan, in 2011. Joey Hannon in my home town Limerick.
When she mooted doing one, ‘before she was 50’ I thought it would be a good idea but also thought we had years of preparing, not realising it was within a year!
We had great fun preparing ,between swimming in The Masters on a Sunday and fitting in some basic running and cycling.
The cycling was nothing like what I was used to. Special gear, fancy looking bikes, helmets,clits not to mind creams! And of course Celia telling us that we shouldn’t have any energy to talk when we were running .
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and many after. I do complain about the effort it takes sometimes, hence not going as far as Orla in distances, but it’s a great sport. Variety is the key and the friendships that are built through the training sessions and social celebrations in this club are so important. The sharing of information and the support is second to none.
It’s time to give a little and hopefully I will be able to keep that social aspect of the club alive this year as the new Social Officer. (with help)
Always open for suggestions.

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