A super fit and strong 19 year-old Carrick-on-Suir man has bench pressed his way to an All-Ireland title.
Gerard Butler from Carrickbeg won the All-Ireland Junior Bench Press Championship in Galway earlier this month. He competed against 50 contestants from all over the country for the title.
He trains in Carrick-on-Suir Fitness Gym and is coached by former â€œIrelandâ€™s Strongest Manâ€ title holder Ray Oâ€™Dwyer, who said all members of the Gym are â€˜over the moonâ€™ with his achievements.
This is Gerardâ€™s first attempt and 1st win in a national competition. He will continue on with his power lifting career and has â€˜great potential and a bright futureâ€™ said Ray Oâ€™Dwyer.