Bryan Cullen gears up for the GLS Triathlon Team in support of Triathlon Ireland. Pictures: Barry Cronin

Dublin footballing legend Bryan Cullen was on hand to launch parcel service provider GLS’s four-year sponsorship deal with Triathlon Ireland at Luttrellstown Golf Club this week.

And Cullen, who famously led the Dubs to a nail-biting victory over Kerry in 2011 to end a 16-year wait for Sam, revealed he intends to compete in the Dublin City Triathlon in the Phoenix Park next month.

The sporting all-rounder said this week: “The diversity of swimming, cycling, and running makes triathlon the ultimate personal challenge, and offers a tremendous health, fitness and social aspect too.”

 

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.

Ireland has the third highest per capita participation rate in triathlon of any country in the world and at 35%, triathlon has one of the highest female participation rates of any sport in the country.

Cullen, who has a Phd in Sports Science and now works with the Dublin football team, also paid tribute to GLS for helping to encourage more people to get active.

The Skerries Harps man added: “Leading businesses like GLS Ireland are to be congratulated for their foresight in backing the health of the nation with sponsorship associations like this.”

GLS Ireland, headquartered in Dublin, is a leading player in Irish parcel distribution, operating here from six locations.

They offer high-quality delivery services not only to large major dispatchers, but to private individuals and companies who only send parcels occasionally.

They can access its services via over 180 GLS Parcel Shops, which also serve as parcel pickup-points.