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Ireland Men 7s Hamilton Wrap

Ireland Men completed their third tournament in their first season in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton. Ireland were in Pool C alongside Canada, Spain and France and they recorded one win, against Spain, in the pool stages to qualify for the 11th place play off where they lost out to Scotland. With […]

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World Rugby Men’s Seven’s Series Hamilton.

Ireland Men Sevens team will also be competing in Hamilton this weekend in their HSBC World Rugby Seven Series. The men’s competition has ten legs, as opposed the the women’s eight and the Hamilton 7’s are the start of a fairly hectic few months for the men. The men’s competition has only completed two legs […]

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Ireland 7s: U18 Tournament Reviews

Ireland U18 Men and Womens side were competing this weekend with seven Ulster players representing.  Charlie Worth (Letterkenny) captained the Ireland Men’s U18 7s squad that won the Rugby Europe Under-18 Men’s 7s Championship in Gdansk, Poland. Worth was joined in the squad by Ben Moxham (Ballymena),  Conor McKee (Sullivan Upper) and  Jude Postlethwaite (RBAI). […]

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Sevens: Ulster hit seven for 7s!

Seven Ulster players have been named in the Ireland Men’s U18 and Ireland Women’s U18 7s Squads that will be competing this weekend. Virginia’s Amanda McQuade, Letterkenny’s Mya Alcorn and Dungannon’s Lucy Turkington have been named in the Ireland Women’s U18 Sevens squad that will be competing in the U18 Women’s Home Nations 7s Tournament […]

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Ireland Men: 2020 Olympic Qualifier Wrap

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2019-20 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Undefeated in Day 1.

Ireland men progressed to the Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifiers quarter finals undefeated after two wins and a draw in their Pool B matches in Day 1 at Colomiers France. Ireland recorded wins against Ukraine and Russia before drawing with Spain in their final pool match. However, Spain progreed as pool leaders thanks to a marginally […]

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2019-20 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: All you need to know ahead of the European Olympic Qualifiers.

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Mission accomplished in Moscow!

Ireland Men battled their way to the Final of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix in Moscow, pretty much ticking all the boxes ahead of their participation in the Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifier in Colomiers on July 13-14. As top seeds in this competition Ireland kicked off the tournament on Saturday with a comfortable 29 […]

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Squad announced for Rugby Europe Grand Prix.

The Ireland Men’s 7s Squad was announced yesterday for the first leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix which takes place this weekend in Moscow.  Why is this important? It’s all about the Olympics this summer for Ireland’s Men and Women’s Sevens Squads with the European Olympic Qualifying tournaments for both teams being held […]

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Paris 7s Day 2 Review

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Paris 7s Day 1 Review

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

Ireland Men: Team for Paris 7s Announced

The Ireland Sevens side to take part in the final World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Paris this weekend has been announced.  This is Ireland Men’s second consecutive World Series appearance, the team being invited to take part after qualifying for next season’s series after qualifying as a core team at the Hong Kong qualifying […]

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Ireland Men: Team for London 7s announced.

The Irish Men Sevens extended squad to compete in the World Rugby Sevens Series London leg was announced yesterday afternoon.  Ireland Men will play in this tournament and in the Paris Sevens in June having won promotion to the 2020 World Rugby Sevens Series, as a core team, after winning the Hong Kong Sevens Series […]

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RWC Sevens 2018: Ireland Men finish Ninth.

Ireland Men enjoyed a successful Rugby World Sevens Championship, improving on their 16th place seeding to finish the tournament in ninth place after a positional play off win against No. 6 seeds Australia in the early hours of this morning. The Ireland men’s team attracted positive comments throughout their five match campaign where their only […]

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RWC Sevens 2018: Men’s Day 1

We’ll bring you up to date with progress in the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Men’s championship while we wait for Ireland Women to continue their journey. The Men’s Championship features 24 teams, as opposed to 16 in the Women, which necessitated a preliminary round to get down to the last 16. This prelim round […]

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Double delight for Enniskillen RFC as Robert Baloucoune makes Sevens Squad

Enniskillen will be represented in the  Sevens World Cup by Claire Boles in the Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad and Robert Baloucoune in the Ireland Men’s Sevens Squad. The Ireland Men’s 7s squad to compete at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco has been confirmed by IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby Anthony Eddy. The […]

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Ireland Men at the Paris Sevens

With the Women’s and the Men’s Competition overlapping on Day 2 of the Paris Sevens we had the opportunity to catch up with the Ireland Men’s Sevens side as they competed as an invited team in their second HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament. The arrival of the men of Day 2 certainly brought in […]

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Ireland Men Sevens European Grand Prix

They have been operating somewhat under our radar, but Ireland Men Sevens side take part in the final leg of the 2017 Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series this weekend in Exeter. With three legs already completed the series has been an outstanding success for Ireland men who won the competitions in Moscow and Clermont-Ferrand and […]

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Sevens: Irish Disappoint in Dubai.

Whatever way you look at it the results from Dubai in both the Women’s and the Men’s Sevens competitions must be seen as a disappointment, particularly in the case of Ireland Women. I was looking for a 9th place finish for the Women and a top two finish for the Men but, despite a win against […]

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Sevens: Ireland Squads named for Dubai

The Ireland Women’s and Men’s Sevens squads were named last week for next weekend’s Dubai Rugby Sevens which runs from 3rd to 5th December. With both sides failing to trouble the main contenders earlier this month in Spain a big improvement is needed if their dreams of Olympic Qualification via the Repêchage are to remain […]

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Sevens: Squads begin preparations for Olympic Repêchage.

Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens Squads have been named for II Toreno Internacional Rugby 7s tournament in Elche, Spain this weekend. It marks the start of their preparations for the Olympic Qualification Repêchage which takes place next summer. The men’s side features two Ulster based players, Aaron Cairns (Ballynahinch) and Nick Timoney (Queen’s University), Cairns being a regular […]

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Ireland Sevens: Olympic Dream Lives On.

The Olympic dream lives on for Ireland Men and Ireland Women Sevens sides with both qualifying for the 2016 World Rugby Global Olympic Repêchage next June. Ireland Women qualified in second place having progressed to the final via a 40 – 0 win against Germany in the quarter-final and a 28 – 5 win against Portugal in […]

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Ireland Sevens: Men and Women Progress in Lisbon.

Ireland Men and Women remain unbeaten after day one of the European Olympic Repêchage in Lisbon, leaving both well on track for participation in the World Olympic Repêchage in June 2016. Ireland Women, featuring Ulster’s Ashleigh Baxter, have taken the tournament by storm, qualifying for the knock out rounds as top seeds after victories against […]

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Ireland Sevens: Men and Women Have it all to Play for in Portugal!

In my day 7’s rugby was something you did before a barbecue, too many pints and a disco in a marquee at some club or other. It was a rare chance for us forwards to show our silky ball handling skills and our blistering speed, but, all in all, it was really just a way of killing time before […]