Mark Roche

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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(...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

Ireland’s Jordan Conroy runs in a try against England in bronze medal game at the the HSBC London Sevens at Twickenham.  Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Jordan Conroy left an indelible mark on the London Sevens at Twickenham as part of an Ireland squad that produced a series of exceptional performances(...)

Terry Kennedy and Bryan Mollen during Ireland’s quarter-final win over Zimbabwe. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

Ireland’s pursuit of a place in next year’s World Rugby Sevens series came to an agonising end as they were beaten 12-7 by Japan in the semi-finals of(...)

Jimmy O’Brien (L) and Harry Kennedy in action against Uruguay. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

Ireland are through to the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Sevens Repechage tournament after a comprehensive 38-5 win over Zimbabwe in the last eight. A(...)

Tim Schmidt, pictured here playing a senior cup match  for Terenure College in 2014, has been named in the Ireland Sevens squad for this weekend’s  Silicon Valley Sevens tournament in San Jose, California. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Tim Schmidt has been included in the Ireland squad for the Silicon Valley Sevens tournament in San Jose, California this weekend. The Terenure scrumha(...)

Connacht’s record try scorer Fionn Carr is a key member of the Ireland sevens set-up. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s victory in the first leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix series in Moscow at the weekend has allowed them to take a significant step f(...)

Clontarf winger Michael Brown scored a try in each half in the Ulster bank league Division 1A  win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill. Photograph:  Gary Carr/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1 A round-up : Winger Michael Brown bagged a try in each half as Clontarf ran out deserved 18-12 winners over Cork Constit(...)

Lansdowne celebrate their 18-17 win over Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Clontarf 17 Lansdowne 18The topsy-turvy manner in which the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final panned out guaranteed a level of tension that was eve(...)

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