Press independent.ie Fergal Maddock

Skerries native and former Dublin All-Ireland winning captain Bryan Cullen is about to hop in the saddle to take on a new challenge.

The GAA star is gearing up to compete with the GLS Triathlon team in August. GLS has just announced a four-year sponsorship deal with Triathlon Ireland.

The sporting legend who held the Sam Maguire aloft in 2011, attended the GLS sponsorship announcement.

The athlete, who has a Phd in Sports Science and works with the Dublin The athlete, who has a Phd in Sports Science and works with the Dublin football team, intends to compete in the Dublin City Triathlon in the Phoenix Park..

‘The diversity of swimming, cycling, and running makes triathlon the ultimate personal challenge, and offers a tremendous health, fitness and social aspect too. Leading businesses like GLS Ireland are to be congratulated for their foresight in backing the health of the nation with sponsorship associations like this,’ he said.

Andreas Rickert, Managing Director GLS Ireland, said the widespread appeal of triathlon for a new generation of health and fitness enthusiasts, and its unique accessibility, determined the backing of the leading logistics business.

Over the past decade, Triathlon Ireland has more than doubled its membership to more than 17,500. At the heart of this are Ireland’s 92 triathlon clubs and the more than 200 multi sport events sanctioned and supported by Triathlon Ireland in locations right around the country.

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