Brandon Arrey helped Ireland to the quarter-final of the European Games in Minsk as the athletics programme got underway.
Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) made its debut on Day three in Minsk with Ireland competing against Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania across 8 events and the final decider of the match ‘The Hunt’.
Arrey, Sinead Denny, Catherine McManus and Andrew Mellon combined for the mixed 4x400m Relay where Ireland claimed fourth place in 3:24.37
The match concluded with a new finale race ‘The Hunt’, a Mixed Medley Relay of 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m with the winner progressing straight to the DNA Semi-Final.
Ireland’s quartet of Conall Kirk, Amy O’Donoghue, Paul White and Victoria Harris finished in fifth place in 4:46.43 with Czech Republic earning the semi-final spot.
Ireland are back in action on Tuesday with Brandon Arrey one of two team captains with Sarah Lavin.
4x400m Mixed Relay: Brandon Arrey, Sinead Denny, Catherine McManus and Andrew Mellon finish in 4th place in 3:24.37 and add another 6 points! Super exciting race! Ireland now tied for 4th with Lithuania.#TeamIreland #Minsk2019 pic.twitter.com/JVNXx72ZpA
— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) June 23, 2019