Alex Wright





20km Walk

Personal Best

1:20:50 (June 2019)

Date Of Birth

December 19, 1990


Mallow, Co Cork


London-born Alex, whose grandfather is from Tyrone, booked his place early for Tokyo with his 1:20:50 PB in La Coruna, Spain in 2019. He was 10th in the 2018 Europeans Championships and his sixth place led Ireland to a European team bronze in 2017. He was 46th on his Olympic debut in Rio 2016 in 1:25:25.


Jack Kelly

Jack KellyRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Jack, who captained Ireland in the 2017 U20 Six Nations, came through the Leinster academy and played one Pro14 game, against Ospreys, in 2018. He made his international Sevens debut in London 2019 and He 2019- 2020 was his breakout season. He studies law at Trinity College and is fluent in …

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Gavin Mullin

Gavin MullinRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY The team’s newest addition. Gavin came through the Leinster academy. made two Pro14 appearances and played for Ireland U20s in 2017. First Sevens games versus GB and USA in May 2021 but still technically ‘uncapped’. He was due to debut in the Olympic qualifier in Monaco but got injured beforehand. He …

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Hugo Lennox

Hugo LennoxRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Hugo starred for Skerries Community School when they got the Leinster School’s Cup semi-finals in 2016 and has played AIL with Clontarf and his home club but also played briefly for Barnhall while studying at Maynooth University. Debut was London 2019 and has blossomed since. His brother Conor also stars for …

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Ian Fitzpatrick

Ian FitzpatrickRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Another of Ireland Seven’s five ‘Originals’ Ian came through the Leinster academy at the same time as team captain Billy Dardis and played U20 for Ireland in 2014. He made his Sevens debut in Zagreb in 2015 and has been fulltime since 2018 but had a bad run of injuries. He …

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Bryan Mollen

Bryan MollenRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Born in Nairobi, to a Dutch father and Dublin mother, Brian has lived all around the world (Kenya, Holland, France, Australia and Belgium) due to his dad’s job as a diplomat. His rugby breakthrough came in Blackrock College where he was on a winning Leinster Schools squad that included Joey Carbery …

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Greg O’Shea

Greg O’SheaRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Greg was a talented sprinter and represented Ireland in the 2011 Youth Olympics in Turkey before coming through the Munster academy. Made his Sevens debut in Lodz 2017. Originally not picked for the final Olympic qualifier but when Gavin Mullen was ruled out with injury he got called up and played …

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Jordan Conroy

Jordan ConroyRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY The Offaly flier is a superstar on the world stage. He started out as a very promising runner and soccer player before concentrating on rugby, initially with Buccaneers in the All-Ireland league, with whom Irish coach Anthony Eddy first saw him playing on the back pitch at the Aviva stadium. Jordan’s …

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Terry Kennedy

Terry KennedyRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Another ‘original’. One was the Irish U20 team (with Hugo Keegan, Jack Stockdale and James Ryan) who reached the ‘junior’ World Cup final in 2016 and has played AIL for St Mary’s. He made his Sevens debut in Zagreb 2015 and is another flier who links brilliantly with Jordan Conroy for …

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Harry McNulty

Harry McNultyRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Harry was born in Bahrain and lived in London too before settling in Dublin. He won a Munster schools Cup with Rockwell and is another of the team’s five ‘originals’, making his Irish debut in Bosnia 2015. In the early stages of COVID he went to USA to play for LA …

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Mark Roche

Mark RocheRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Another of the five ‘originals’ who played for Blackrock in the AIL and for Ireland’s U20 in 2013 before joining Ireland Sevens’ inaugural squad in 2015. He was part of the side that impressed at the London Sevens invitational in 2018, beating England to claim third place. His Irish debut was …

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Adam Leavy

ADAM LEAVYRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY A product of the Connacht Academy and played for Lansdowne before joining the Irish Sevens programme in 2017, making his debut in Exeter that year. Took a six-month break from rugby during Covid-lockdown last year to study and graduated with a Masters in finance from UCD the week before the Olympic …

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Billy Dardis

Billy DardisRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY A member of the Leinster academy for three years and played for Ireland U20s in 2014-15. Switched to Sevens fulltime in 2017-2018 season after making his debut in Malmo 2016. Succeeded Tom Daly as Ireland captain in 2017 and captain ever since. Billy has a degree in health and performance science …

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Foster Horan

Foster HoranRUGBY SEVENS BIOGRAPHY Foster is one the team’s five so-called ‘originals’ who have been involved since Ireland’s first Sevens squad was inaugurated in 2015. Started out with Gorey RFC and played U20 for Ireland (2012) before switching to Sevens. Had injury problems pre-Covid but now back to top form. OTHER RUGBY SEVENS ATHLETES{{ vc_btn: …

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Performance Round Up – September

European Showjumping Championships The Irish Show Jumping team delivered an excellent performance to claim the silver medal in the team final of the FEI Jumping European Championship in Milano, Italy. Reflecting on his team's performance, Horse Sport Ireland Show Jumping High Performance Director Blake said: “It’s a brilliant result, we’ve been so consistent all season – but I’m getting …

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Performance Round Up – August

World Cycling Championships It was a successful World Championships for Cycling Ireland – with the combined championships seeing Ireland represented in ten different events. During the second day of competition, the women’s team pursuit finished in 9th place. The team maintain a positive trajectory for Paris 2024 qualification with the top 10 ranked nations qualifying …

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Team Ireland Set For World Athletics Championships | Full Schedule

TEAM IRELAND SET FOR WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BUDAPEST Ireland’s top athletics stars will join over 2,000 athletes from 200 countries at the World Athletics Championships which take place in the Hungarian capital of Budapest from 19-27 August. Irish record holders Andrew Coscoran (1500m) and Brian Fay (5000m) will be targeting World final appearances, while …

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European Youth Olympic Festival: Friday Results

On the penultimate day of competition at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Maribor, Davey Davitt came agonisingly close to a medal in the Boy’s 400m Hurdles, finishing fourth with 53.12, within 0.1 seconds of the podium. There was plenty of Irish support in the Poljane Athletics Stadium tonight, with Oisin McGloin competing in …

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European Youth Olympic Festival: Thursday Results

Personal best performances and top-class racing were the order of the day for Team Ireland across athletics, swimming and cycling at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Maribor today. Both Permanent TSB Flagbearers for the Games made their debut at today’s event with Aliyah Rafferty finishing 13th in the Cycling Road Race, and Cian Crampton …

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Sarah Lavin Finally Receives European Games Medal

Permanent TSB and Team Ireland Celebrate European Games Success and marks 365 Days Until Paris 2024 Olympic Games Permanent TSB Ambassador Sarah Lavin Finally Receives European Games Bronze Medal The countdown is now on to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with just 365 days until the opening ceremony. Permanent TSB, proud title sponsor of Team …

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