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Ireland Sevens Squads Named For HSBC SVNS Series Opener In Dubai

Ireland Sevens Squads Named For HSBC SVNS Series Opener In Dubai

Ireland Sevens Squads Named For HSBC SVNS Series Opener In Dubai

Harry McNulty will captain the Ireland Men's Sevens team in Dubai this weekend ©INPHO/Martin Seras Lima

The Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads, sponsored by TritonLake, have been named for this weekend’s opening HSBC SVNS Series leg in Dubai.

The 2024 season kicks off with the traditional curtain-raising tournament at The Dubai Sevens Stadium, as the Ireland squads get their Olympic year underway in the desert heat.

Harry McNulty captains the Ireland Men, with head coach James Topping selecting an experienced 14-player squad for the first of eight tournaments across the 2024 Series.

Terry Kennedy, the 2022 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, is in line for his return to Series action in green, as Ireland go head-to-head with Argentina, Australia and Spain in Pool B.

Lucy Mulhall celebrates 13/5/2023

The Ireland Women, meanwhile, begin their countdown to Paris 2024 in Pool B alongside Australia, Japan and Brazil.

Head coach Allan Temple-Jones has picked a strong 13-player panel to choose from ahead of Saturday’s campaign opener against Japan, with Wicklow native Lucy Mulhall again set to lead the side.

You can watch all of the HSBC SVNS Series action for free on RugbyPass TV, while there will be coverage of Ireland’s progress in Dubai across the new @Ireland7s social media channels.

Ireland Men’s Sevens Squad (HSBC SVNS Series – Dubai Leg):

Niall Comerford (UCD RFC)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Sean Cribbin (Suttonians RFC)
Billy Dardis (Terenure College RFC)
Shane Jennings (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University FC)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary’s College RFC)
Hugo Lennox (Skerries RFC)
Harry McNulty (UCD RFC) (capt)
Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC)
Chay Mullins (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht/IQ Rugby)
Mark Roche (Lansdowne FC)
Zac Ward (Ballynahinch RFC)

Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad (HSBC SVNS Series – Dubai Leg):

Natasja Behan (Blackrock College RFC)
Megan Burns (Blackrock College RFC)
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (Railway Union RFC)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union RFC)
Katie Heffernan (Railway Union RFC)
Eve Higgins (Railway Union RFC)
Erin King (Old Belvedere RFC)
Vicky Elmes Kinlan (Wicklow RFC)
Emily Lane (Blackrock College RFC)
Kate Farrell McCabe (Suttonians RFC)
Lucy Mulhall (Wicklow RFC) (capt)
Béibhinn Parsons (Blackrock College RFC)
Aoibheann Reilly (Blackrock College RFC)

Ireland Fixtures – HSBC SVNS Series, Dubai Leg: 

Saturday, December 2:

  • Ireland Women v Japan, 9.22am local time/5.22am Irish time
  • Ireland Men v Australia, 10.28am local time/6.28am Irish time
  • Ireland Women v Brazil, 11.59am local time/7.59am Irish time
  • Ireland Men v Spain, 2.14pm local time/10.14am Irish time
  • Ireland Women v Australia, 4.51pm local time/12.51pm Irish time
  • Ireland Men v Argentina, 8.22pm local time/4.22pm Irish time

Sunday, December 3:

  • Play-off matches