Ireland Men 7s: Three Ulster players vie for Olympic chance.

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Wednesday 22nd August 2018. Day 2 of the Festival of Rugby at the University of Limerick. Ulster Schools record a 41 - 26 win against the Exiles side IQ Rugby.

Three Ulster players will be vying for selection for the Ireland 7s Olympic Repechage squad as they get a run out this weekend in the International 7s Tournament against Team GB 7s at the IRFU High Performance Centre.

Jude Postlethwaite and Aaron Sexton appear to be in the driving seat with selection in Ireland Team 1 but Ben Moxham can’t be too far off making the final cut after impressing, in limited game time, a fortnight ago in the Invitational International 7s at Burton Upon Trent. Moxham is in Team 2 as is former Ulster player Rory Scholes.

Ireland will play against two teams from Team GB as both squads look to get, much needed, game time under their belt following the extensive lockdown.

As I said, Ireland will be using it to fine tune their squad for the Olympic Repechage in Monaco in 19th June.

Having already qualified, Team GB, a selection of players from England, Scotland and Wales, will be looking to fine tune their selections ahead of the Olympics in July, where hopefully they will be joined by Ireland.

Ireland Men 7s Team 1

Jack Kelly (Dublin University)
Foster Horan (Lansdowne)
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne)
Jude Postlethwaite (Ulster)
Adam Leavy (Lansdowne)
Billy Dardis (Terenure College)
Sean Cribbin (Suttonians)
Hugo Lennox (Skerries)
Terry Kennedy (St Mary’s College)
Gavin Mullin (UCD)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers)
Aaron Sexton (Ulster)
Harry McNulty (LA Giltinis)

Ireland Men’s 7s Team 2

Ben Moxham (Ulster)
Aaron O’Sullivan (Leinster)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College)
Rory Scholes (Irish Sevens)
Liam Turner Leinster)
Conor Phillips (Munster)
Mark Roche (Lansdowne)
Greg O’Shea (Shannon)
Max O’Reilly (Leinster)
Duran Krummeck (Irish Sevens)
Ed Kelly (Dublin University)
Andrew Smith (Leinster)

There are not a lot of details out there about the tournament which is understandable. It has been hastily arranged due to the lack of competitive games over the last year.

Video highlights packages will be available across Irish Rugby digital channels each day, while there will be full coverage of the HPC International 7s on IrishRugby.ie. so keep an eye on the IRFU social channels.

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