# Sevens

Last month
November 2023
France captain Dupont to make 'sacrifices' for Olympics bid
The 27-year-old is set to join France’s sevens squad in January.
This year
World Rugby launches new SVNS competition in bid to build 7s rugby
There’s a new format that features men’s and women’s teams earning equal participation fees.
Ireland 7s team reach European Games semi-finals as Olympics bid remains on track
Ireland powered to a 26-12 win in their quarter-final meeting with Belgium in Krakow.
Clancy one win away from medal and Olympics as Ireland Sevens also closing in on Paris
It was another action-packed day for Team Ireland at the European Games.
Mixed results for Ireland Sevens teams in Toulouse
One win and one defeat each on opening day.
Last year
'It was very hard to see where I'd make it professionally in the 15s game'
Mark Roche has gone from Bosnia in 2015 to a bronze medal at last weekend’s World Cup 7s.
Ireland win opening leg of Rugby Europe Trophy series in Zagreb
James Topping’s side scored 43 tries and conceded just two across their six games in Croatia.
Both Ireland Sevens teams advance to semi-finals in Toulouse
What a day at the France 7s.
'There's not too many 7s players that were in a scrum or lineout'
Ireland head coach Greg McWilliams was proud of his players in Leicester.
'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'
Lucy Mulhall captained Ireland 7s to their first-ever silver medal on the World Series last weekend.
All time
'I'm so glad I took that opportunity... I really haven't looked back'
Megan Burns and the Ireland Women’s 7s return to World Series action in Dubai this weekend.
'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.
Dejection for Ireland in Tokyo but IRFU has big plans for the future in 7s
The union has launched a ’7s Legacy Strategy’ as it targets further Olympic qualification.
Ireland Sevens captain one of four uncapped players in Griggs' 39-strong training squad
Lucy Mulhall, Kathryn Buggy, Mary Healy and Sam Monaghan are the new faces on board.
History-making Ireland Sevens squad named for Tokyo Olympics
The 13-man squad has been selected for this summer’s Games.
History-making Ireland Sevens learn Olympic fate after pool draw
Anthony Eddy’s side have been drawn in Pool C alongside South Africa, USA and Kenya.
Eddy plays down disruptions as Ireland Sevens prepare for crucial Olympic qualifier event
The Ireland men’s Sevens team have their final shot at Olympic qualification in next weekend.
'When it didn't work out in Leinster, I wasn't sure if it was me being a journeyman'
Gavin Mullin is now part of the Ireland 7s set-up who are targeting Olympics qualification.
Remainder of Ireland's 7s Series cancelled as World Rugby cut circuit short
Both Irish teams finished 10th, while Jordan Conroy was top try-scorer on the men’s Series.
Sevens speedster Kennedy waiting patiently for another tilt at Tokyo
Under very different circumstances, this weekend would have been the central focus of Ireland’s Sevens season.
World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.
Tullamore flyer Conroy the star as Ireland finish 13th at Canada Sevens
A dramatic finish, but Anthony Eddy’s men left Vancouver on a winning note.
IRFU opts against hosting Olympic 7s qualifying competition in Ireland
The union had concerns over the costs of bringing the crucial repechage onto home soil.
Sevens events postponed by World Rugby due to coronavirus fears
The Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens will now be played in October,
Ulster speedster Sexton included as Eddy names exciting Ireland squads for Dubai Invitational
The development sides leave Dublin this morning to link up with those already in Dubai for the World Series.
Squad announced as Ireland 7s prepare for World Series in Dubai
The 13-man squad will make their debut as a core team on the HSBC World Rugby Men’s Sevens Series.
Ulster flyer Sexton in men's squad as Ireland 7s sides head for Spain
The countdown to the men’s debut season in the World Series is gathering pace.
'I realised that he never really treated me like a girl or a boy... he completely let me be who I wanted to be'
Ireland star Louise Galvin delves into the positive influence sport – and role models like her late father – have had on her life.
Ireland advance to quarter-finals on opening weekend of World Sevens Series
Victory over Brazil assured Stan McDowell’s side of a place in the last eight at the Glendale 7s.
'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'
Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.
Leinster 19-year-old set for first Sevens World Series trip as Ireland name squad for Colorado
Stan McDowell has confirmed his 13-strong squad for the opening leg of the 2020 World Series.
Ireland's Murphy Crowe named in World Rugby Sevens dream team
The 24-year-old also becomes the first northern hemisphere player to win the top try-scorer award.
Conroy untouchable as Ireland beat Scotland to set up quarter-final clash with Fiji
The Tullamore flyer scored a hat-trick to tip the balance after an even first half.
Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier
Uncapped Lansdowne flyer Peter Sullivan and Kerry man Jack Daly will hope to win their first international Sevens caps in Twickenham.
'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'
Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.
'It gives Irish 7s a real boost' - Victorious Ireland react to historic rugby success
After last year’s late heartbreak, Ireland’s victory at today’s Hong Kong 7s qualifier secured promotion to the sport’s elite.
Ireland left with work to do after Uruguay produce late comeback at Hong Kong 7s
Anthony Eddy’s side need to beat Russia tomorrow to advance to the quarter-finals.
'I'm not your normal front row in terms of size': Nic a Bhaird punching above her weight on return to 15s
The Cork woman has represented Ireland on the Sevens stage these past two years, but is enjoying a debut run in the Six Nations.
Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s
The Black Ferns were clinical, scoring two tries either side of half-time to swing the pool decider away from Ireland.
Galvin back from injury as Ireland name squad for Sevens World Series in Dubai
Ireland have been drawn in Pool A alongside Russia, Kenya and New Zealand.