Mark Roche





Position: Half-back

Personal Best

Caps: 20

Date Of Birth

January 25, 1993




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 Bosnia 2015 when he made that tournament’s ‘Dream Team’.


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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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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In another historic moment for Irish Rugby, the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad, sponsored by TritonLake, have today realised their Olympic dream by securing the fourth and final automatic qualification berth through the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The team captained by Lucy Mulhall defeated Fiji 10-5 at the France Sevens in Toulouse on Sunday morning to ensure they will …


Race To Paris 2024: Ireland Women Ready For World Series Finale

HSBC Rugby Sevens Series, Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 2/4/2023 Ireland Women vs France Women Ireland’s Lucy Mulhall takes to the field Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Martin Seras Lima It all comes down to the final Round in Toulouse. After a long season, the race to secure automatic qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games reaches a thrilling …

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Ireland Squads Set For Big Weekend Of World Series Action In Hong Kong

The race for Olympic qualification hots up this weekend as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series rolls into Hong Kong for a historic double header event. For the first time in the Hong Kong Sevens’ 46-year history, the top 12 Women’s nations, including invitational team Hong Kong China, will join the Men’s Series for a thrilling three-day competition in …

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Olympic Focus on High-Performance Coaches

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, and Gender Equality Month, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has today announced a series of profiles of some of Ireland’s high-performance female coaches, who have been blazing a trail in Irish Olympic sport. The series kicks off today with interviews with two well-known names in Irish sport, Lisa Jacob …

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Big Weekend Ahead For Ireland Squads At Canada Sevens In Vancouver

Ireland Women return to World Series action this weekend. The Ireland Sevens squads, sponsored by TritonLake, are facing into a crucial weekend of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, as the race to qualify for the 2024 Olympics hots up. The World Series rolls into BC Place this Friday for a blockbuster double-header tournament, with both …

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Lucy Mulhall | Dreaming Big

  THEIR best ever season on the HSBC International Sevens Tour means Ireland’s women have given themselves a fantastic opportunity to gain automatic qualification for Paris 2024, more than a year in advance. The top four from the global rugby Sevens series automatically qualify OR top five if that includes the host nation (who get …

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