Carlow man Tom Daly captains the Irish Rugby 7’s team for the Olympic Repechage tournament in Monaco this weekend.
The overall winners will claim the final Men’s Sevens spot at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Ireland have been drawn in Pool A which is one of the most challenging groups featuring top seeds Samoa, who won the Paris leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series last month, as well as Tonga and Zimbabwe.
The team go into the tournament on the back of a successful weekend at the Rugby Europe Trophy competition in Malmo. They beat hosts Sweden 57-0 in the final to claim top spot in the first leg of the Trophy series.
Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster)
Tom Daly (Lansdowne/Leinster) (capt)
Barry Daly (UCD)
Billy Dardis (UCD/Leinster)
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Dan Goggin (Young Munster/Munster)
Shane Layden (Buccaneers)
Mick McGrath (Clontarf)
Harry McNulty (UCD)
Josh Rowland (Ireland Sevens)
Steve Toal-Lennon (St. Mary’s College)
Alex Wootton (Garryowen/Munster)
IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS – POOLS & MATCH SCHEDULE:
Pool A – Samoa, Zimbabwe, Tonga, IRELAND
Pool B – Canada, Germany, Uruguay, Sri Lanka
Pool C – Russia, Chile, Morocco, Tunisia
Pool D – Hong Kong, Spain, Mexico, South Korea
Saturday, June 18 –
Zimbabwe v Ireland, Stade Louis II, 11.22am local time/10.22am Irish time
Samoa v Ireland, Stade Louis II, 2.15pm local time/1.15pm Irish time
Tonga v Ireland, Stade Louis II, 5.30pm local time/4.30pm Irish time
Sunday, June 19 –