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Jordan Conroy aims to lead Ireland 7's to Olympics

Jun 11, 2021 11:06 By Dave Hooper
Jordan Conroy aims to lead Ireland 7's to Olympics Jordan Conroy aims to lead Ireland 7's to Olympics
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Ireland 7's rugby in last attempt to make Olympic Games

Buccaneers Jordan Conroy has been named in the Ireland squad for their bid to qualify for next month’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

Anthony Eddy has named a 14-player Ireland Men's Sevens squad, sponsored by TritonLake, for next week's World Rugby Sevens Repechage in Monaco and the last place at the Olympics.

Billy Dardis will once again captain Ireland, who are one of 10 Men's teams vying to secure the last place at this summer's Games,

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Eddy has selected an experienced group to travel to Monaco, with 12 players having featured on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series previously for Ireland, while uncapped duo Gavin Mullin and Ulster winger Aaron Sexton complete the panel.

Harry McNulty, who has played 48 World Series matches, has returned to the squad and features alongside last season's World Series top try-scorer Jordan Conroy, with the likes of Foster Horan, Ian Fitzpatrick, Terry Kennedy and Daris bringing a wealth of experience to the group.

"I am really happy with the squad, and I must admit there were some really tough decisions as the competition within the squad has been at an all-time high in recent weeks” said Eddy.

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"A number of players have been preparing for this tournament and opportunity for a number of years and they all know exactly what is at stake”.

“I know they will be determined to be at their best and put in a performance over the weekend that they can be proud of. All the teams participating are chasing the same outcome so we must be at our best and we are looking forward to it."

Ireland Men's Sevens Squad:

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Jack Kelly (Dublin University)

Harry McNulty (LA Giltinis)

Foster Horan (Lansdowne)

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Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne)

Adam Leavy (Lansdowne)

Billy Dardis (Terenure College)

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Sean Cribbin (Suttonians)

Hugo Lennox (Skerries)

Gavin Mullin (UCD)

Terry Kennedy (St Mary's College)

Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers)

Aaron Sexton (Malone/Ulster)

Mark Roche (Lansdowne)

Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College).

Ireland Sevens Schedule, World Rugby Sevens Repechage:

Saturday, 19 June:

  • Ireland v Zimbabwe, 9.50am local time/8.50am Irish time
  • Ireland v Mexico, 12.12pm local time/11.12am Irish time
  • Ireland v Tonga, 3.24pm local time/2.24pm Irish time

Sunday, 20 June:

  • Ireland v Samoa, 1.17pm local time/12.17pm Irish time.

World Rugby Sevens Repechage

Stade Louis II from 19-20 June.

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