Ireland men’s Sevens side secure Olympic Games qualification in Monaco

Jordan Conroy’s quickfire double turns final around against France and puts side on road to Tokyo

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea, Hugo Lennox, Jack Kelly and Jordan Conroy celebrate qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after their victory over France in Monaco. Photograph: Manuel Blondeau/Inpho

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea, Hugo Lennox, Jack Kelly and Jordan Conroy celebrate qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after their victory over France in Monaco. Photograph: Manuel Blondeau/Inpho

 

France 19 Ireland 28

The Ireland men’s Sevens team have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after a brilliant 28-19 over France in Monaco in Sunday in the final of the Olympic Repechage.

Two quick tries from speedster Jordan Conroy, his 10th and 11th tries of the tournament, helped Anthony Eddy’s side come from behind against the French after Terry Kennedy had given the men in green an early lead.

Harry McNulty grabbed a fourth try, with Billy Dardis completing a perfect kicking display, before France scored a late consolation try.

Ireland are the 12th team to qualify for the Olympics along with New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, USA, Japan, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Britain, Kenya and South Korea.

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