In the end they were up against the best in the world.
Tir Chonail AC athlete Kelly McGrory from Laghey ran the race of her life as Ireland finished seventh in the Women’s 4×400 Relay at the World Championships in Hungary tonight.
Ireland qualified for the final as a fastest loser in the heats.
In the end the competition was just a little too fast for Ireland as we faded throughout the race.
The Netherlands managed to pip Jamaica on the line for the gold medal while Great Britain finished third.