Joanna Mills has yet to decide over possible GB switch

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Joanna Mills has yet to decide on her future international allegiance following her omission from Ireland's Olympic relay squad.

Joanna Mills has still to decide whether she will switch international allegiance to Britain following her exclusion from Ireland's Olympic 4x400m relay squad.

Mills was controversially left out of the Irish Olympic squad last month following a protracted appeals process.

"I have my last competition of the season in Bedford this weekend," said the Ballynure athlete.

"After that I will probably sit down and work out my plans for next season."

Mills added:"I will talk to my coach Ian (Neilly) and we will look at competitions I will aim for and how my season is looking.

"We'll have a look at international opportunities and where they fall."

Mills missed out on a place at the London Games after Kilkenny athlete Catriona Cuddihy won her appeal to the Olympic Council of Ireland against her de-selection.

The Northern Ireland woman acknowledged that the experience had been "draining" but insisted that there were "no hard feelings" with Cuddihy or other members of the Irish relay squad that travelled to London.

"It's nothing personal. I saw a couple of the girls at a competition in Amsterdam just before the Olympics and everybody was fine.

"It's nothing that any of us have done but the way the whole thing has been handled by management.

"We all know that and know if we're going to be on teams together in the future, we need to get on so there's no point in making it awkward now."

Mills revealed that she received more than 500 messages of support, including "many from down south".

"Every single comment was read and getting so much support from down south was a surprise in a way.

"It meant a lot to be getting such a lot of support from a variety of people."

The Irish quartet of Joanne Cuddihy, Marian Heffernan, Jessie Barr and Michelle Carey finished 13th overall in 3:30.55 which was over three seconds outside the national record but Mills praised the team's efforts.

"It was good to see everyone running well and it going smoothly.

"I would only have been going as a reserve so I probably wouldn't have got to run anyway but being in the competition environment and at the warm-up track and really experience such a high level of competition would have been really invaluable."

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