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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women Sevens Hamilton Wrap.

Ireland’s struggles in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series continued in Hamilton, New Zealand  with an 11th place finish. The women’s team failed to win a pool match but finished the tournament with a win against Brazil in the 11th Place Play off. We asked Ulster speedster Holly Brannigan to have a look at […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Hamilton

The HSBC World Rugby Women’s Seven Series is back in the spotlight this weekend with the New Zealand leg taking place in Hamilton. With the Australian Leg in Sydney the following weekend, Ireland have sent a squad of 14 to compete in the southern hemisphere with a final 12 to be selected for each competition […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Rugby Europe U18 7s Championships. 

Ever wondered what the family and friends of the players get up to when supporting Ireland players all over Europe? Sara Turkington, sister of Ireland U18 7s player Lucy Turkington lets us know what they got up to in their recent trip to Poland for the Rugby Europe U18 Women’s 7s Championships.  We landed in […]

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2019-20 Ireland Men Sevens Ireland Women Sevens

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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2019-20 Ireland Men Sevens Ireland Women Sevens Ulster

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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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Sevens season ends with a European Bronze

Ireland Women Sevens competed their season with a bronze medal finish in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix tournament following a 4th place finish in the second leg in Kharkiv, Ukraine.  The second leg of the Grand Prix was all a bit anticlimactic after the Olympic qualifiers last weekend and several of the Tier 1 sides, […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Kinghan to make senior sevens debut.

Monaghan’s Lucinda Kinghan is scheduled to make her Ireland Women’s Sevens senior debut this weekend at the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix 2nd Leg in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The matches take place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. TeamFRU’s Kinghan was recently active for, one of our feeder clubs, Railway Union at the recent […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Wrap

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: On target after Day 1

Ireland women have set up a quarter final meeting with England on Day 2 after recording two wins and a loss in Pool C on Day 1 in Kazan. After two regulation wins against pool minnows Romania and Czechia Ireland went into their final pool match against Spain knowing that a win would set them […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

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

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: 7s Squad for Olympic Qualifiers Named

Ireland Women’s 7s coach Stan McDowell has named 13 players to travel to Kazan for the Rugby Europe Olympic Qualification Tournament this weekend. The overall winner of the competition will earn a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while the teams finishing in 2nd and 3rd place will have the opportunity to qualify for the […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Alcorn and Turkington for Paris World Games.

Letterkenny’s Mya Alcorn and Dungannon’s Lucy Turkington have been selected as part of the Ireland Women U18 7s side that will be competing in the Paris World Games this weekend where they will face teams from France and Canada.  Alcorn and Turkington have been on the FRU’s radar for a couple of seasons after excellent […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Fourth place finish in European Sevens Grand Prix.

Ireland Women 7s  finished up as fourth seeds for the Rugby Europe Olympic qualifying tournament in Kazan, Russia, on 13 – 14 July after a win and two defeats on Day 2 of the Grand Prix tournament at Marcoussis, France.  Ireland kicked off Day 2 with a win against England (24 – 19) before losing […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Successful Day 1 in European Sevens Grand Prix.

Ireland Women enjoyed a successful Day 1 in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix in Marcoussis, France.  The Irish team finished top of Group after wins against Spain (15 – 0), Italy (41 – 5) and Scotland (22- 14) as Ireland scored 14 tries, conceding only three.  However with only four of their tries converted […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Squad announced for Rugby Europe Grand Prix

Ireland Women’s 7s Coach Stan McDowell has named the 13-player squad ahead of this weekend’s Rugby Europe 7s Grand Prix in Marcoussis, France. Anna McGann comes into the squad and Lucy Mulhall returns to captain the side in the first round of the Grand Prix Series, which serves as the seeding tournament for the European […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: No Day 2 bounce back in Biarritz.

There was no Day 2 bounce back for Ireland Women in this seasons final World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series held in Biarritz on Sunday.  Having failed to pick up a Pool win on Day 1, against Australia, Canada and Spain, Ireland dropped into the competition bottom four alongside England, Fiji and, invitational side, Scotland.  Ireland […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Dismal Day 1 for Ireland at Biarritz.

Ireland Women Sevens had a tough Day 1 at the Biarritz 7s, the final leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.  The girls in green failed to win any of their Pool B matches and have dropped into the Challenge Trophy competition for the second successive tournament.  Their first match on Day 2 will […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Squad Announced for Biarritz 7s

The Ireland Women’s 7s squad has been announced for the France leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday .  Why is this important? Ireland Women have all but secured a top eight finish in the World Rugby Sevens Series and they have an outside chance […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: World Rugby Sevens Series Update

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Hogan and Boles make Sevens Squad for Langford.

Ulster’s Brittany Hogan and Claire Boles have both made the Ireland Sevens Squad for the penultimate round of  the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which takes place in Langford, Canada this weekend. (11- 12th May 2019). Twenty year old Hogan, who captained Team FRU Sevens last season, has made 16 appearances (12 this season) for […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Japan Sevens Day 2

It was another mixed day for Ireland Women on Day Two of the Japanese leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series at Kitakyushu. Having returned one win from three in Day One they delivered the same return in Day Two. However, their win against Russia was a significant one as both teams will be competing […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Japan Sevens Day 1

Ireland Women Sevens had a mixed opening day in the Japanese leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series at Kitakyushu. Ireland were placed in a competitive Pool C alongside the USA, England and Fiji with the Pool matches taking place in the early hours of this morning. Ireland 31 Fiji 10 Ireland opened their campaign […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women Sevens: Sydney Day 1 and 2 Review

Ireland women made history as they qualified for their first ever HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series semi-final. We take a look at their performances in Day 1 and Day 2. Ireland topped group B as they went undefeated in Day 1 in Spotless Stadium, Sydney. In their group was Russia, Canada and Fiji, two […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Kinghan in Ireland Development Squad.

It’s double delight at FRU Headquarters as Team FRU player Lucinda Kinghan joins the Ireland Women 7’s Development Squad that will be competing in the Dubai 7s International Invitational Tournament which runs in parallel to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series  in Dubai. The Invitational Sevens tournament gives the development squad a chance to […]