Billy Dardis

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Béibhinn Parsons travels to Dubai with the Ireland Sevens team. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons headlines a 13-player panel for the opening round of the World Rugby Seven Series in Dubai. Alongside Parsons, Stacey Flood, Amee L(...)

Billy Dardis combines his Sevens rugby with work as a strategy consultant. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Tokyo Olympics whetted the appetite and even though captain Billy Dardis and his Ireland Sevens team-mates were unable to properly represent the t(...)

Mona McSharry enters the Tokyo Acquatics Centre for the final of the women’s  100m breaststroke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are at least 86 songs that contain the lyrics “three o’clock in the morning” or an abbreviated version of the time check, recorded by such music(...)

Billy Dardis is ready to lead Ireland out at the Tokyo Olympics: ‘You go into every game wanting to win.’ File photograph: Inpho

When Billy Dardis found himself presented with a live microphone in the immediate aftermath of Irish rugby history in Monaco last month he wasn’t just(...)

 Last season’s world series top try-scorer Jordan Conroy is on the 14-man Ireland Sevens squad. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Billy Dardis will once again captain Ireland when the World Rugby Sevens repechage kicks off at the Stade Louis II in Monaco next weekend, June 19th a(...)

Cormac Izuchukwu  crossed for five tries and was a standout player at the RugbyX tournament in the O2 Arena, London, in October 2019. File photograph: Stella Pictures

Orthodox is overrated, just ask Cormac Izuchukwu. A pathway from schools and clubs is commonplace for aspirants looking to gain a foothold in professi(...)

Argentina’s Franco Sabato runs away from  Ireland’s Jack Daly during  their match in the  HSBC Paris Sevens Series at the Stade Jean Bouin in Paris. Photograph:   Lucas Barioulet/AFP/Getty Images

The Ireland Men’s Sevens team will compete for the Challenge Trophy at the HSBC Paris Sevens on Sunday following an opening day which saw them defeat (...)

Ireland’s  Mick McGrath on the way to scoring a try during the quarter-final match against  Fiji  at the  HSBC London Sevens at Twickenham. Photograph: Luke Walker/Getty Images

Fiji 33 Ireland 24 Ireland showed that they will certainly add excitement to the World Series of the HSBC Sevens next season after losing out in a th(...)

Ireland’s  Jordan Conroy breaks through to score a try during the HSBC London Sevens game against Scotland at Twickenham. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

A Jordan Conroy hat-trick sent the Ireland Men’s Sevens team through to the Cup quarter-finals at the HSBC London Sevens tournament as they secured se(...)

Ireland’s Greg O’Shea  after scoring a try against Australia in 2018. ‘The fitness level required for Sevens is insane.’ Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Back in the summer of 2015, the then Munster academy player and current member of the upwardly mobile Ireland Men’s Sevens team, Greg O’Shea, borrowed(...)

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