Louise Shanahan Selected For Ireland DNA Team

Louise Shanahan has been  Selected For The Ireland DNA Team. DNA stands for Dynamic New Athletics which  is an innovative, team-based competition concept for athletics created by European Athletics to complement the classic athletics format which will be held at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow on February 5th, 2022. 

Team Ireland will be taking on teams from Scotland, England, Wales, Spain and Turkey across 11 track and fields to gather points to decide their position going into the decider event “The Hunt”.

For details and tickets to this event please see here: DNA 2022

Louise an 800m Olympian, debuts the 2022 season for Team Ireland at DNA. After a busy year in 2021 placing within the top 5 across indoor competitions such as the Bryggen Sports Invitational in Manchester’s to the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Spain before her strong performance at the Outdoor 800m Tokyo Olympic Games in July placing 7th within heat 3.


Event Athlete Club Coach
Women 60m Molly Scott Slot AC Deirdre Scott
Men 60m Israel Olatunde UCD AC Daniel Kilgallon
Women 60m Hurdles Kate Doherty  DSD AC Daniel Kilgallon
Men 60m Hurdles Gerard O’Donnell Carrick On Shannon AC Jeremy Lyons & Aideen Sinnott
Women 1800m Louise Shanahan Leevale AC Phil O’Dell
Women Long Jump Ruby Millet St Abbans AC Michael Kelly & Eoin Kelly
Men High Jump  Ciaran Connolly Le Cheile AC Lisa Dixon
Men Shot Put James Kelly Finn Valley AC John Kelly Snr
Mixed 4x400m Catherine McManus Dublin City Harriers AC Brian McManus
Mixed 4x400m Rachel McCann North Down AC Michael Roberts
Mixed 4x400m Cillin Greene Galway City Harriers Jeremy Lyons & Gerard O’Donnell
Mixed 4x400m Robert McDonnell Galway City Harriers Brendan Glynn
Hunt Relay (800m) Alanna Lally UCD AC James Nolan
Hunt Relay (600m) Jack Raftery Donore Harriers Jeremy Lyons, Gerard O’Donnell & Aideen Sinnott
Hunt Relay (400m) Roisin Harrison Emerald AC Eoghan McNamara 
Hunt Relay (200m) Eanna Madden Carrick on Shannon AC Jeremy Lyons & Gerard O’Donnell
Mixed 2x2x200m Sarah McCarthy Mid Sutton AC Sandra Daly
Mixed 2x2x200m Mark Smyth Raheny Shamrocks AC Kay Bannon