Both the Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens Olympic squads have been confirmed

Both the Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens Olympic squads have been confirmed

Both the Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads have been confirmed today for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris.

Head Coaches James Topping and Allan Temple-Jones have named their 12-player squads for the 2024 Games. The Rugby Sevens tournament will be held at the Stade de France from July 24–30.

The Ireland Men’s Sevens squad includes notable players such as Leinster's Hugo Keenan and Connacht's Andrew Smith. The men’s tournament will take place on July 24, 25, and 27.

On the women's side, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Stacey Flood, Emily Lane, Béibhinn Parsons, Erin King, Vicky Elmes Kinlan, Eve Higgins, and Megan Burns are all included. Former Meath footballer Vicki Wall does not make the panel. The women’s tournament will be held on July 28, 29, and 30.

Ireland Sevens Performance Director, David Nucifora, said, “It is a landmark and proud day for us to confirm our men’s and women’s sevens squads to represent Team Ireland at Paris 2024.

“A huge amount of work has gone on behind the scenes for the last number of years for us to reach this milestone, and it is testament to the dedication, talent, and resilience of the players and staff in the Ireland Sevens programme—past and present—that we now have the privileged opportunity to be part of Team Ireland for Paris.

“The selected players have worked extremely hard to earn this opportunity, and while it is a proud and hugely exciting moment for them and their families, we must also acknowledge the members of the wider Ireland Sevens squads who have missed out on selection through injury or today received disappointing news. They will continue to play an integral role in our preparation for Paris in the weeks ahead.

“The squads will be determined to perform well and represent their country with pride and distinction at the biggest sporting event in the world, and we hope the achievements of our players will help inspire the nation and continue to put the Ireland Sevens programme on the map.”

The Ireland Sevens squads will continue their preparations for Paris at the IRFU High Performance Centre. In July, they will head to Tours, the same base city used by Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad during last year’s Rugby World Cup, for a 10-day training camp.

The pool draws for the Rugby Sevens tournaments are scheduled for June 23.

Ireland Men’s Sevens Squad – Paris 2024:

Niall Comerford (UCD RFC)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Hugo Keenan (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University FC)
Terry Kennedy (St Mary’s College RFC)
Hugo Lennox (Skerries RFC)
Harry McNulty (UCD RFC) (captain)
Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC)
Chay Mullins (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht/IQ Rugby)
Mark Roche (Lansdowne FC)
Andrew Smith (Clontarf FC/Connacht)
Zac Ward (Ballynahinch RFC)

Travelling Reserves:

Sean Cribbin (Suttonians RFC)
Bryan Mollen (UCD RFC)

Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad, Paris 2024: 

Kathy Baker (Blackrock College RFC)
Megan Burns (Blackrock College RFC)
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (Railway Union RFC)
Alanna Fitzpatrick (Portarlington RFC/Blackrock College RFC)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union RFC)
Eve Higgins (Railway Union RFC)
Erin King (Old Belvedere RFC)
Vicky Elmes Kinlan (Wicklow RFC)
Emily Lane (Blackrock College RFC)
Ashleigh Orchard (Cooke RFC)
Béibhinn Parsons (Blackrock College RFC)
Lucy Rock (Wicklow RFC) (captain)

Travelling Reserves:

Claire Boles (Railway Union RFC)
Amy Larn (Athy RFC).