24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Lansdowne and Leinster flanker Niall Ronan was crucially sin-binned in the second half against the Canadians as the Irish led 19-7.
And a series of defensive errors allowed Canada's Marco Di Girolamo, Ryan Smith and Justin Mensah-Coker get in for late tries.
Earlier, 23-year-old Ronan, Ballymena back row Michael McComish and Dolphin scrum-half Tomas O'Leary - notching his fifth try in five games at the Durban tournament - all touched down to cancel out a Dave Moonlight effort for Canada, but it proved not enough.
Belfast Harlequins fly-half Ian Humphreys also kicked two conversions, to end the tournament on 28 points. Ryan Constable's young side ran in fives tries - including a brace from O'Leary earlier - when edging the European number ones, Portugal.
In Pool action on Friday, Australia had to rely on a late Anthony Sauer try to edge out the young Irish 26-22.
O'Leary was in devastating form, bagging two tries with Humphreys and Niall O'Brien of Clontarf - a replacement for Connacht's Chris Keane - also on target.
Last year's champions England continued their strong form from Dubai, scoring five tries, including a brace from Newcastle Falcons' teenager Matthew Tait, to Ireland's three in their 31-19 win. Humphreys, who ended the day on 20 points, and Leinster pairing James Norton and Dave Hewitt exposed the English rearguard for Ireland's scores.
23-year-old Norton grabbed his second against Kenya, but the Africans claimed their second win in the space of a week against the Irish - winning 21-14, with the lively McComish tagging on a late, second try for Constable's side.
Results: IRB South Africa Sevens, George - Bowl Semi-final:
IRELAND 19 Canada 24 Scorers: Ireland: Niall Ronan, Michael McComish, Tomas O'Leary try each; Ian Humphreys 2 cons
Bowl Quarter final:
Portugal 17 IRELAND 29 Scorers: Ireland: Tomas O'Leary 2 tries, Martin McPhail, James Norton, Mark Bruce try each; Ian Humphreys 2 cons
Australia 26 IRELAND 22 Scorers: Ireland: Tomas O'Leary 2 tries, Ian Humphreys try, con; Niall O'Brien try
England 31 IRELAND 19 Scorers: Ireland: Ian Humphreys try, 2 cons; Dave Hewitt, James Norton try each
IRELAND 14 Kenya 21 Scorers: Ireland: James Norton, Michael McComish try each; Ian Humphreys 2 cons