Malachy Sheridan originally was an Irish pole vaulter and decathlete who won five pole vault titles at the Irish Schools Athletics Championships. He was educated at Crossabeg National School in County Wexford (1970-78) and Rockwell College in County Tipperary (1978-83). In 1985 he won the British AAA junior decathlon title at Birmingham. Never quite at the level needed to compete in Olympic athletics, he turned to bobsledding and competed for Ireland in Albertville at the 1992 Winter Olympics. He worked in marketing and business, at one time heading marketing for the Irish-owned, Saudi-based agribusiness, Mastock. In 1998 he and a brother set up a media company, Pop Media, in Dublin. Malachy Sheridan died very young, while on holiday in Thailand. In 2009, Menapians Athletic Club in Wexford set up the Malachy Sheridan Scholarship which is presented to three athletes each year.
Personal Bests: PV – 4.35 (unknown); Dec – 6818 (unknown).