Team Ireland is coming home from the 2024 European Champions with four medals - two gold and two silvers - which is the Irish team's best showing ever.

The medal haul grew on Wednesday evening after Sophie Becker, Rhasidat Adeleke, Phil Healy, and Sharlene Mawdsley claimed the silver medal in the Women's 4x400m Relay.

The team of Irish runners set a new Irish national record of 3:22.71 in the process, smashing the previous record by 1.7 seconds.

Despite the hugely impressive finishing time, Ireland's 4x400m Women's Relay team narrowly missed out on gold, finishing just .39 seconds behind the team from The Netherlands.

We're bawling again😭

A national record with the pressure of the whole country tuning in 🤩🙌

⏱️3:22.71⤵️
⚡Becker 52.00
⚡Adeleke 49.39
⚡Healy 51.51
⚡Mawdsley 49.84

What a champs🤯#Roma2024 #IrishAthletics pic.twitter.com/i0650yj5tm

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 12, 2024

Wednesday’s silver medal comes after the Irish mixed 4x400m relay team won gold last Friday, Ciara Mageean won gold in the 1500m on Sunday, and Rhasidat Adeleke claimed silver in the 400m on Monday.

Team Ireland also set three Irish national records (Mixed 4x400m Relay, Women's 4x400m Relay, Women's 400m), 12 season bests, and three personal bests throughout the European Championships this year.

This year was Team Ireland's best-ever showing at the European Championships, surpassing its three medals won Budapest in 1998.

Additionally, before this week in Rome, only one Irish athlete had ever won gold in the event’s 90-year history – Sonia O’Sullivan.

A record breaking championships for the Irish in Rome🙌🇮🇪

🥇2024 - Mixed 4x400 (Chris O'Donnell, Rhasidat Adeleke, Tom Barr, Sharlene Mawdsley)

🥇2024 - 1500m Ciara Mageean

🥈2024 - 400m Rhasidat Adeleke

🥈2024 - Women's 4x400 (Sophie Becker, Rhasidat Adeleke, Phil Healy,… pic.twitter.com/LlPSnR6hnZ

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 12, 2024

Elsewhere on Wednesday - the final day of the European Championships - Team Ireland had five competitors in the Men's 10,000m and one competitor in the Men's 1500m.

In the Men's 10,000m, Efrem Gidey finished in 12th, Brian Fay finished 20th, Barry Keane finished 21st, Peter Lynch finished 22nd, and Cormac Dalton finished 24th.

They left it all out there, with Efrem leading them home 🇮🇪

10,000m 'A'⤵️

⏱️12th Efrem Gidey 28:16.94
⏱️20th Brian Fay 28:40.53
⏱️21st Barry Keane 28:53.34
⏱️22nd Peter Lynch 29:02.00
⏱️24th Cormac Dalton 29:15.30

Full Result: https://t.co/Yvx8qm0lK6#Roma2024 @ask123ie pic.twitter.com/ghXvhSM5ab

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 12, 2024

In the Men's 1500m, Andrew Coscoran finished in 13th.

It's 13th in Europe for Andrew Coscoran who gave it a go from the gun👏

⏱️3:34.76

He rounds out a record-breaking championships for Team Ireland💚🇮🇪#Roma2024 #IrishAthletics @ask123ie pic.twitter.com/a5mCfEHhd4

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 12, 2024

Athletics Ireland said on Wednesday evening that the Irish team would be arriving back in Dublin from Thursday, with Sharlene Mawdsley due in first at Dublin Airprort at 9:45 am.

Sophie Becker will be on the second flight into Dublin which is due in at 5:40 pm on Thursday, while Phil Healy will be returning on the late flight, due in Dublin airport in the early hours of Friday morning.

Ciara Mageean, Rhasidat Adeleke, Thomas Barr, and Chris O’Donnell have/are all flying on to destinations outside of Ireland and will not be returning to Dublin Airport.