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#7s

# 7s - Sunday 11 September, 2022

Ireland fall short after pushing New Zealand all the way in Sevens World Cup semi-final
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Ireland fall short after pushing New Zealand all the way in Sevens World Cup semi-final

Updated Sep 11th 2022, 5:20 PM 41,600 Views 10 Comments

Elsewhere, the Ireland women delivered an impressive performance against England to secure a seventh-place finish.

# 7s - Saturday 10 September, 2022

Superb Ireland stun hosts South Africa to secure Sevens World Cup semi-final spot
# Cape Town
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# Cape Town

Superb Ireland stun hosts South Africa to secure Sevens World Cup semi-final spot

Updated Sep 10th 2022, 9:53 PM 54,662 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s men’s 7s team reached a famous semi-final but there was disappointment for the women’s team.

# 7s - Friday 26 August, 2022

World Cup looms as Ireland look to finish Series on a high in LA
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World Cup looms as Ireland look to finish Series on a high in LA

Aug 26th 2022, 11:55 AM 5,104 Views 2 Comments

Terry Kennedy and co. have the potential to do something special at the big show.

# 7s - Monday 2 May, 2022

Murphy Crowe on fire again as Ireland 7s claim bronze in Canada
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

Murphy Crowe on fire again as Ireland 7s claim bronze in Canada

May 2nd 2022, 1:22 PM 7,208 Views 3 Comments

The Tipperary woman scored 12 tries as Aiden McNulty’s team finished third in Langford.

# 7s - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
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# Contracts

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs

Apr 26th 2022, 3:16 PM 3,798 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.

# 7s - Sunday 24 April, 2022

'There's not too many 7s players that were in a scrum or lineout'
# Proud
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# Proud

'There's not too many 7s players that were in a scrum or lineout'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:17 PM 10,331 Views 1 Comment

Ireland head coach Greg McWilliams was proud of his players in Leicester.

# 7s - Friday 4 March, 2022

IRFU to consider contracts for women's players but won't make 'knee-jerk reaction'
# Hybrid
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# Hybrid

IRFU to consider contracts for women's players but won't make 'knee-jerk reaction'

Mar 4th 2022, 4:13 PM 3,726 Views 6 Comments

CEO Kevin Potts said Ireland’s players were uncomfortable with this recommendation.

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report
# Review
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# Review

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report

Mar 4th 2022, 1:21 PM 7,614 Views 15 Comments

The independent report on Ireland Women’s failure to qualify for the World Cup will not be published in full.

# 7s - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'
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# Sevens

'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'

Feb 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 20,313 Views 2 Comments

Lucy Mulhall captained Ireland 7s to their first-ever silver medal on the World Series last weekend.

# 7s - Monday 31 January, 2022

'They've got this really good squad of athletic, skillful players now'
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'They've got this really good squad of athletic, skillful players now'

Updated Jan 31st 2022, 12:00 PM 16,502 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland Women’s 7s team had an excellent weekend on the World Series.

# 7s - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
# Top Dog
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# Top Dog

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'

Nov 16th 2021, 8:39 AM 8,893 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.

# 7s - Monday 20 September, 2021

Munster's Phillips shines as Ireland 7s finish fourth in Vancouver
# Potential
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# Potential

Munster's Phillips shines as Ireland 7s finish fourth in Vancouver

Sep 20th 2021, 9:47 AM 9,520 Views 1 Comment

Ireland came up short against Kenya and Great Britain after impressing en route to the semi-finals.

# 7s - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,486 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

# 7s - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short
# Finished
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# Finished

Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short

Jun 30th 2020, 9:45 AM 4,186 Views 5 Comments

Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.

# 7s - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'
# Porchy
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# Porchy

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'

Apr 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,738 Views 25 Comments

Connacht wing John Porch could have retired from rugby as an U20 player.

# 7s - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland
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IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland

Mar 4th 2020, 3:39 PM 9,226 Views 11 Comments

The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.

# 7s - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Slow start sees Ireland slip to defeat against Spain at Dubai 7s
# Dubai 7s
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# Dubai 7s

Slow start sees Ireland slip to defeat against Spain at Dubai 7s

Dec 7th 2019, 12:21 PM 6,899 Views 5 Comments

Jordan Conroy scored his seventh try of the tournament but will rue failing to take a late opportunity.

Extra-time defeat to England sees Ireland Women finish 10th at Dubai 7s
# Dubai 7s
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# Dubai 7s

Extra-time defeat to England sees Ireland Women finish 10th at Dubai 7s

Dec 7th 2019, 11:46 AM 2,764 Views 2 Comments

Two tries from Hannah Tyrrell and a late Louise Galvin try wasn’t enough for Stan McDowell’s side.

# 7s - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Ireland slip to narrow defeat in first game as a core team on the World 7s Series
# The Big Stage
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# The Big Stage

Ireland slip to narrow defeat in first game as a core team on the World 7s Series

Dec 5th 2019, 3:16 PM 9,208 Views 3 Comments

Tries from Terry Kennedy, Jack Kelly, and Aaron O’Sullivan weren’t enough against the US.

# 7s - Friday 29 November, 2019

Mulhall misses out on Dubai Sevens squad with injury
# Sidelined
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# Sidelined

Mulhall misses out on Dubai Sevens squad with injury

Nov 29th 2019, 3:36 PM 3,841 Views 0 Comments

Ireland head coach Stan McDowell has named his 13-player squad for the tournament.

'It is all up to us now to perform' - Dardis
# Backing It Up
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# Backing It Up

'It is all up to us now to perform' - Dardis

Nov 29th 2019, 8:00 AM 3,141 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland Sevens captain says the team need to produce displays worthy of their new world class facilities.

# 7s - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Squad announced as Ireland 7s prepare for World Series in Dubai
# On The Plane
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# On The Plane

Squad announced as Ireland 7s prepare for World Series in Dubai

Nov 28th 2019, 11:31 AM 8,937 Views 9 Comments

The 13-man squad will make their debut as a core team on the HSBC World Rugby Men’s Sevens Series.

# 7s - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Kildare man O'Brien benefits from stint in 7s as he pushes on with Leinster
# Flyer
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# Flyer

Kildare man O'Brien benefits from stint in 7s as he pushes on with Leinster

Nov 27th 2019, 10:03 AM 7,128 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old has shone at outside centre and fullback early on this season.

# 7s - Monday 4 November, 2019

Ulster flyer Sexton in men's squad as Ireland 7s sides head for Spain
# Elche
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# Elche

Ulster flyer Sexton in men's squad as Ireland 7s sides head for Spain

Nov 4th 2019, 3:39 PM 10,104 Views 8 Comments

The countdown to the men’s debut season in the World Series is gathering pace.

# 7s - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short
# One Last Chance
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# One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,442 Views 7 Comments

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# 7s - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier
# World Class
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# World Class

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier

May 21st 2019, 11:49 AM 4,211 Views 4 Comments

Uncapped Lansdowne flyer Peter Sullivan and Kerry man Jack Daly will hope to win their first international Sevens caps in Twickenham.

# 7s - Friday 26 April, 2019

'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'
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'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'

Apr 26th 2019, 3:23 PM 48,749 Views 3 Comments

Greg O’Shea has overcome injury and disappointment with Munster to become an Ireland 7s star.

# 7s - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'
# Craic Agus Ceol
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# Craic Agus Ceol

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Apr 25th 2019, 8:00 PM 8,292 Views 0 Comments

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.

# 7s - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'
# Grow The Game
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# Grow The Game

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

Apr 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,235 Views 1 Comment

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

# 7s - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books
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# New Face

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books

Feb 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,451 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old back row made her debut in the Six Nations two weekends ago.

# 7s - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s
# Survive And Advance
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# Survive And Advance

Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s

Nov 29th 2018, 4:26 PM 5,962 Views 3 Comments

The Black Ferns were clinical, scoring two tries either side of half-time to swing the pool decider away from Ireland.

# 7s - Monday 17 September, 2018

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
# 2020 Vision
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# 2020 Vision

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls

Sep 17th 2018, 2:18 PM 5,041 Views 0 Comments

A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

# 7s - Monday 3 September, 2018

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress
# Work Rate
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# Work Rate

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 12,204 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Cork Con back prevented what looked like a certain Cheetahs try at Thomond Park.

# 7s - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay
# Success
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# Success

Excellent season for Ireland shows that 7s is very much here to stay

Jul 24th 2018, 12:44 PM 6,736 Views 4 Comments

Last weekend’s World Cup in San Fran saw the men’s and women’s teams deliver fine performances.

# 7s - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Champions New Zealand book Sevens World Cup final with England
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Champions New Zealand book Sevens World Cup final with England

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:49 PM 6,595 Views 1 Comment

The Kiwis beat Olympic champions Fiji in their semi-final, while England overcame South Africa.

Conroy rips Kenya to shreds with hat-trick as Ireland book Wales semi-final at RWC Sevens
# Speed Merchant
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# Speed Merchant

Conroy rips Kenya to shreds with hat-trick as Ireland book Wales semi-final at RWC Sevens

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:07 AM 17,160 Views 7 Comments

Buccaneers flyer Jordan Conroy completed his hat-trick of tries in just seven minutes.

# 7s - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dominant South Africa rout Ireland at RWC Sevens
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# Rwc 7s

Dominant South Africa rout Ireland at RWC Sevens

Jul 21st 2018, 9:47 AM 10,871 Views 23 Comments

The men’s side were overpowered in the last-16 tie.

# 7s - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise
# Big Impact
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# Big Impact

Ireland's achievements at London 7s are the latest step in a laudable rise

Jun 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 37,436 Views 34 Comments

The journey began back in 2015 but has now moved onto a new level.

# 7s - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

World Cup a primary focus for Ireland men's 7s after Hong Kong heartbreak
# San Fran
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# San Fran

World Cup a primary focus for Ireland men's 7s after Hong Kong heartbreak

Apr 10th 2018, 5:08 PM 8,239 Views 13 Comments

The Irish side will have to wait until next season for another shot at qualifying for the World Series.

# 7s - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Impressive Ireland now two wins away from qualifying for elite World Sevens circuit
# Sevens Heaven
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# Sevens Heaven

Impressive Ireland now two wins away from qualifying for elite World Sevens circuit

Apr 7th 2018, 1:05 PM 13,178 Views 13 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side blitzed Zimbabwe in this afternoon’s quarter-final in Hong Kong.

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