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Jack and Greg hope to impress at the Paris Sevens this week-end

GARRYOWEN FC’s Jack Daly and Shannon’s Greg O’Shea have been named in the Ireland squad for the Paris Sevens this Saturday. Competing as the Invitational side, they will be trying to improve on their sixth place finish at the London 7s last week-end.
The game takes place at Stade Jean-Bouin, home of Stade Français.
With the Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifiers taking place on the 13th and 14th July, Director of Ireland Sevens, Anthony Eddy has made four changes to the squad that were involved in Twickenham as he looks to give players more experience against the world’s top teams in this HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event.
He includes two new caps in Old Belvedere’s Peter Maher and Old Wesley’s Cormac (Izzy) Izuchukwu, and they have joined up with the squad in Paris along with Shane Daly and Greg O’Shea.
Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy, Adam Leavy and Mark Roche all returned home after London.
Ireland are drawn in Pool A with Argentina, England and Fiji.
Ahead of the tournament, Eddy said;
“The players put in a good showing last weekend in London and it gives us a good idea of where we are at as a group. With the main focus at the moment being Olympic Qualification, this weekend in Paris is another good opportunity for the players to test themselves against the top nations in World Rugby.”
IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS Squad (HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – Paris 7s, Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd):
Jack Daly (Garryowen/Munster)
Shane Daly (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Billy Dardis (UCD) Captain
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne)
Cormac (Izzy) Izuchukwu (Old Wesley)*
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Hugo Lennox (Clontarf)
Harry McNulty (UCD)
Peter Maher (Old Belvedere)*
Mick McGrath (Clontarf)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College)
Greg O’Shea (Shannon)
Peter Sullivan (Lansdowne)
Denotes uncapped at this level*
IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS Fixtures:
Paris 7s – Pool A:
Saturday, June 1:
Ireland v Argentina – 12.28pm (local time) / 11.28am (Irish time)
Ireland v England – 3.54pm (local time) / 2.54pm (Irish time)
Ireland v Fiji, 7.42pm (local time) / 6.42pm (Irish time)
Sunday, June 2:
Play-Offs
The Paris 7s will be broadcast on Sky Sports Arena this weekend, while World Rugby will offer streaming in non geo-blocked locations: www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/where-can-i-watch

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