Ireland 7s coach Stan McDowell has named a 12-man squad for the Dubai International Invitational tournament which takes place in the Emirate on Friday and Saturday.
The Irish side will be captained by Billy Dardis, and includes a number of Ireland 7s regulars, with Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy, Adam Leavy, Harry McNulty, Bryan Mollen, John O’Donnell and Greg O’Shea all included.
Jack Daly, who was involved with the Ireland U20s during the U20 World Championships this summer is named in the side, as is Iwan Hughes, who has progressed through the IQ Rugby programme and featured for the Ireland U19s last season, with Hugo Lennox and Peter Maher completing the Ireland squad.
Ireland 7s will play Russia, ASC Dukla from the Czech Republic and the France 7s Development side in Pool A, with other sides involved including England 7s Academy, the German national side and the South Africa Academy.
Ireland Men’s 7s – Dubai 7s Invitational, Sevens Stadium, Dubai
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Jack Daly (Garryowen RFC/Munster)
Billy Dardis (Terenure RFC)
Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
Terry Kennedy (St.Mary’s College RFC)
Adam Leavy (Lansdowne FC)
Hugo Lennox (Clontarf FC)
Peter Maher (Old Belvedere RFC)
Harry McNulty (UCD RFC)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College RFC)
John O’Donnell (Lansdowne FC)
Greg O’Shea (Shannon RFC)
Ireland Men’s 7s Pool A Fixtures – Friday 30th November
Ireland v Russia, 10.40 Irish time
Ireland v ASC Dukla 13.40 Irish time
Ireland v France Development, 15.28 Irish time
Saturday 1st December