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Ireland Men’s 7s Progress To Hong Kong 7s Semi-Final

Ireland Men’s 7s Progress To Hong Kong 7s Semi-Final

The Ireland Men’s 7s are through to the Semi-Finals of the World Rugby 7s Qualification Tournament in Hong Kong, having defeated Russia 47-0 in today’s Quarter-Final. 

They will meet Germany tomorrow at 5.32am (Irish time).

Anthony’s Eddys side came up against European rivals Russia twice on Day 2 at a lively Hong Kong Stadium.

The first meeting came in the final fixture of Pool F early in the day.

In sweltering conditions, Ireland came away with a 33-7 victory, thanks to a hat-trick of tries from Tullamore man Jordan Conroy, with Greg O’Shea and Adam Leavy also crossing the whitewash. 

Captain Billy Dardis added three conversions, with Mark Roche tacking on one at the end to send Ireland into the Quarter-Finals as 3rd place seeds.

The Quarter-Final draw would mean that Ireland would again face the same opposition later in the evening, albeit in cooler temperatures.

Ireland came out of the blocks strongly, with Terry Kennedy touching down within 60 seconds. 

Conroy was next to cross for his first of two tries in the game.


Harry McNulty scored his first try of the tournament with a strong run to send Ireland into half-time with a 28-0 lead.

Ireland picked up where they left off in the second-half, with Kennedy scoring his second, while Greg O’Shea also dotted down twice.

Dardis kicked six out of seven conversions to give his side a convincing 47-0 win.

Ireland come up against a German side who were pushed all the way in their own Quarter-Final against Uruguay.

It took a try on the hooter to send the German side through with a 12-7 win.

Chile will face hosts Hong Kong in the other Semi-Final, with the overall winner of the Qualification Tournament earning a place as a core team on next season’s World Rugby World Series.

Day 1
Pool F
Ireland 26 Jamaica 0, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Foster Horan 2, Jordan Conroy, John O’Donnell; Cons: Mark Roche 3
Team: John O’Donnell, Harry McNulty, Foster Horan, Jordan Conroy, Hugo Keenan, Terry Kennedy, Mark Roche.
Subs used: Adam Leavy, Ian Fitzpatrick, Greg O’Shea, Bryan Mollen. Not Used: Billy Dardis (Capt).
 
Ireland 26 Uruguay 26, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Terry Kennedy 3; Jordan Conroy Cons: Mark Roche 3
Team: John O’Donnell, Harry McNulty, Foster Horan, Jordan Conroy, Hugo Keenan, Terry Kennedy, Mark Roche.
Subs used: Adam Leavy, Ian Fitzpatrick, Greg O’Shea, Bryan Mollen. Not Used: Billy Dardis (Capt).
 
Day 2
Pool F
Ireland 33 Russia 7, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Jordan Conroy 3; Adam Leavy, Greg O’Shea; Cons: Billy Dardis 3, Mark Roche
Team: Harry McNulty, Foster Horan, Ian Fitzpatrick, Billy Dardis (Capt), Jordan Conroy, Hugo Keenan, Terry Kennedy.
Subs used: Adam Leavy, Mark Roche, Greg O’Shea. Not Used: John O’Donnell, Bryan Mollen.
 
Quarter-Final
 
Ireland 47 Russia 0, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Jordan Conroy 2; Terry Kennedy 2, Greg O’Shea 2, Harry McNulty; Cons: Billy Dardis 6.
Team: Harry McNulty, Foster Horan, Ian Fitzpatrick, Billy Dardis (Capt), Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy, Greg O’Shea.
Subs used: Adam Leavy, Mark Roche, , Bryan Mollen. Not Used: John O’Donnell, Hugo Keenan.
 
 
Ireland Men’s 7s Squad – World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier – Hong Kong 7s – 5/6/7 April
Billy Dardis (Terenure RFC) Captain
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne FC)
Foster Horan (Lansdowne FC)
Hugo Keenan (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary’s College RFC)
Adam Leavy (Lansdowne FC)
Mick McGrath (Clontarf FC)
Harry McNulty (UCD RFC)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College RFC)
John O’Donnell (Lansdowne FC)
Greg O’Shea (Shannon RFC)
Mark Roche (Blackrock College RFC)
 
Ireland Men’s 7s – World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier – Hong Kong 7s – Fixtures and Results
 
Friday 5th April 2019
Ireland 26 – 0 Jamaica
Ireland 26 – 26 Uruguay
 
Saturday 6th April 2019
Ireland 33 – 7 Russia
 
Quarter-Finals
Ireland 47 – 0 Russia
 
Sunday 7th April 2019
Semi-Final
Ireland v Germany – 5.32am (Irish time) / 12.32pm (local)

​Final
9.30am (Irish time) / 4.30pm (local)

Follow all the action live via World Rugby: world.rugby/sevens-series/stage/1930/match