Chaos Media & Print Ltd  is completing an original TV documentary  following four novice Irish Ironman entrants as they prepared for their first ever Ironman race in 2005 in Austria.


For the first time possibly anywhere in the world STONEMAD takes the audience through the use of an 'on board camera' right into the middle of an Ironman swim start.  The result is spectacular. 

We are currently seeking a co-production partner or sponsor to facilitate progressing STONEMAD from its current rough cut status to completion. A 20 minute sample is available to download below.

Download a collection of sample clips. Here>>>

(This is a 50Mb windows media file and is suitable only for broadband connections.)

A two hour rough cut DVD with narration is available on request to interested parties.

October 2007

The Final Chapter in the Stonemad Story IM Hawaii 2007 & the Wedding!

November 2006: Now this is getting silly!

After filming and competing at Ironman Austria last year, Alan suprised himself by actually enjoying the race.  He returned to Austria this summer and enjoyed it even more. In doing so he recorded one of the fastest times ever by an Irishman for an Ironman race and became the first Irish person ever to go under five hours for the bike section (once again using a borrowed bike from Fergus).  He now holds the Irish record of 4:57:34 for the bike and has ambitions at the age of 40 to qualify for the World Championships in Hawaii.  

The pressure is on, Eimear has booked their wedding on the beach in Hawaii for after the race - whether he qualifies or not!

Read Alan's abridged 2006 Race Report (300k) >>>here



July 2005 Ironman/Shaun Gilbride article makes the paper !  Click Here>>>


June 2005 Ironman Wetsuits-Swim for Tri Open Water Coaching Weekend 

Stonemad 'Cast' receive Ironman Stealth wetsuits from Brian Martin of Ironman Wetsuits. No excuses now!

Photo: Fergus Ryan Chaos/3Dtri, Alan Ryan Chaos, John Power 3Dtri, Brian Martin Ironman Wetsuits, Dan Bullock Swim for Tri, Shaun Gilbride 3Dtri

A most successful and beneficial training weekend was recently held in Gormanston College and Skerries beach.  Many thanks to Brian Martin of Ironman Wetsuits for sponsoring the event and to Dan Bullock of Swim for Tri who gave a master class in triathlon swimming.

(Just a reminder to all Saturday attendees that Chaos will send out a DVD of the underwater footage that Dan took for his technique session as soon as possible)

Alan Ryan was recently interviewed by The Sunday Show on RTE Radio 1 who are keen to follow our progress. The project has been given the Jimmy McGee ‘seal of approval’ on air. Jimmy an Irish broadcasting legend, had commentated on some of the original Ironman events in Hawaii for RTE. He is delighted the event is to be revisited; especially now with the considerable Irish interest.

March 2005


Dates For Your Diary:

Ironman Wetsuits / Swim for Tri Open Water Coaching Weekend June 2005

As part of our training, Ironman Wetsuits Europe have arranged for Dan Bullock of Swim for tri UK to give an open water swim coaching weekend.  The course, to be held in Gormanstown College pool and on the beach at Skerries, will be conducted over the weekend of 11th - 12th June.

There will be a small fee of approximately 20 euros and it is open to all Triathlon Ireland members. To reserve your place on this course, email chaospress@eircom.net

This coaching weekend is to be recorded as part of the STONEMAD documentary. 

Click Here for Provisional Course Outline

Jan 2005 STONEMAD filming begins. 

Mad cows and Ironmen  go out in the winter snow!

Follow the training exploits of some of our team on the 3D-tri (Ironman Diaries) website.



Different Sponsorship Opportunities are available, enquiries can be directed to Alan at the numbers below.

View STONEMAD details. (PDF 300k) >>>here

We are delighted to announce Birds Eye as a major sponsor of  STONEMAD.



Chaos Media & Print Ltd chaospress@eircom.net
Kona, Ballybrennan, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Phone/Fax +353 53 9247440

mobile +353 876403559

Send mail with questions or comments to chaospress@eircom.net
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