29 Sept 2022

Leitrim duo all set for Ireland's call in DNA event in Glasgow on Saturday

Fans will be able to watch innovative new event from Glasgow live on YouTube, Twitter, Tik Tok and Facebook Live

Leitrim duo all set for Ireland's call in DNA event in Glasgow on Saturday

Carrick AC's Eanna Madden and Gerard O'Donnell pictured at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Friday ahead of the DNA event on Saturday

Leitrim athletes Gerard O'Donnell and Eanna Madden will be among the final Irish competitors in action on Saturday at the exciting new DNA Glasgow event in The Emirates Arena as Ireland take on five international teams.

Ireland will face teams from Scotland, England, Wales, Spain and Portugal across 11 track and field events to gather points to decide their position going into the decider event “The Hunt”. The Hunt will see the team with the most points start first with the other teams chasing them down with the first team across the line considered the winner of the event.

The Carrick-on-Shannon AC duo will be among the last Irish competitors in action with O'Donnell racing in the 60m Hurdles at 2.41 while Madden will be the last Irish competitor in action, taking the final 200m leg in "The Hunt" which comprises of athletes racing 800m, 600m, 400m & 200m.

The event will be livestreamed on Saturday on social media channels and can be watched at the following links:

New Irish Women's 60m record holder Molly Scott from Carlow will be in action as will GCH's Olympian duo Cillin Greene, who has relatives from the Glenfarne area, and Robert McDonnell. 

In his first outing of the season, O'Donnell will be up against Cameron Fillery of England with a season's best of 7.84, Enrique Llopis of Spain who looks the class of the field with an incredible fast personal best of 7.59; Joao Vitor De Oliveira of Portugal (season's best 7.82), Scott Connal of Scorland (season's best of 8.47) and Thomas Wilcock of Wales (season's best of 7.90).

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