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Re: Sevens

Postby mildlyinterested » July 25th, 2018, 10:00 am

Kennedy has been released by Leinster.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Dave Cahill » July 25th, 2018, 10:17 am

mildlyinterested wrote:Kennedy has been released by Leinster.



yes, I know. And so has Dardis. We're discussing whether there may be a path back for them.
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Re: Sevens

Postby rooster » August 14th, 2018, 11:25 am

Dave Cahill wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Kennedy has been released by Leinster.



yes, I know. And so has Dardis. We're discussing whether there may be a path back for them.
What are their positions in 15 a side ?
Just thinking there might be a short term injury cover place in any of the provinces as a way of coaches seeing what they are like, 7's players generally have pretty good skills.
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Re: Sevens

Postby mildlyinterested » August 14th, 2018, 11:26 am

rooster wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Kennedy has been released by Leinster.



yes, I know. And so has Dardis. We're discussing whether there may be a path back for them.
What are their positions in 15 a side ?
Just thinking there might be a short term injury cover place in any of the provinces as a way of coaches seeing what they are like, 7's players generally have pretty good skills.


Dardis was a fullback at 15's.
Kennedy a wing.
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » September 9th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Ireland win in Poland and clinch the Rugby Europe Sevens Series title.

http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/42487.php#.W5VYB-hKjIU
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Re: Sevens

Postby paddyor » September 10th, 2018, 8:00 pm

cormac wrote:Ireland win in Poland and clinch the Rugby Europe Sevens Series title.

http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/42487.php#.W5VYB-hKjIU

Does that help with Olympic qualifcation or auto qualification for the circuit?
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » September 10th, 2018, 8:35 pm

paddyor wrote:
cormac wrote:Ireland win in Poland and clinch the Rugby Europe Sevens Series title.

http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/42487.php#.W5VYB-hKjIU

Does that help with Olympic qualifcation or auto qualification for the circuit?


Don't know about the Olympics but it gets them back to Hong Kong to try and qualify for the main sevens circuit.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 6th, 2019, 9:11 am

Came through against Russia to Q/F in Hong Kong this morning by 33-7 and now face them again in quarter-final. Looks like winner wil play best of Germany or Uruguay. Chile, Tonga and Philipines in other half. Conroy scored a pin-up try with blinding pace and was clocked as topping 36 kph!
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Re: Sevens

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » April 6th, 2019, 11:40 am

Harry McNulty is some athlete!
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Re: Sevens

Postby Dave Cahill » April 6th, 2019, 11:48 am

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Harry McNulty is some athlete!


And he isn't Samson
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Re: Sevens

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » April 6th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Maybe we can do the same with Tomane so?
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Re: Sevens

Postby blockhead » April 6th, 2019, 12:17 pm

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Re: Sevens

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » April 6th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Thanks for that, great interview.

I think anyone who saw him when he was younger would have said the same thing but that's so frustrating that it was actually a conscious decision not to back himself with ball in hand. He had amazingly quick feet, great hands, and a brilliant boot (don't quite agree with him about his kicking game, he was a lovely spiral kicker) and always reminded me of Willie Le Roux but just let too many games pass him by.

That said I thought defence was his biggest issue. Had that not been the case then he'd have been seen as being a more reliable option and could have developed everything else on the back of it.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 7th, 2019, 9:28 am

Ireland beat Germany 17-10 in Semi-final.playing Hong Kong in final at 9.30 a.m. to qualify for HSBC World Series.
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Re: Sevens

Postby OTT » April 7th, 2019, 9:49 am

BOOM! Well done to all the lads, coaches and management.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 7th, 2019, 11:17 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Ireland beat Germany 17-10 in Semi-final.playing Hong Kong in final at 9.30 a.m. to qualify for HSBC World Series.


And then went and won the final by 28-7 to qualify as a full member of World Series for next Season.

Like him or not, that's another defined target of the Nucifora era achieved the hard way:

1. Grand Slam
2. 3 6N Championships in 5 year
3. 6N U.20 Grand Slam
4. 7's World Series Qualification secured
5. Reduced average age of Senior Irish first caps
6. Mobility of Irish players across Provinces

Only two defined targets I recall which have not been acheived to dat:
1. Irish Womens 7's to Olympics;,
2. 2nd Irish Province to make European Final
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Re: Sevens

Postby blockhead » April 7th, 2019, 1:24 pm

The only one of those he had any influence on was 6.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » April 7th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Wohoo.

Well done to all involved. Be good to see more green on the circuit.
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Re: Sevens

Postby leinsterforever » April 7th, 2019, 5:11 pm

It'll be interesting to see what happens now. Will it become more specialised and of less use as a development tool for academy players?
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Re: Sevens

Postby Oldschool » April 7th, 2019, 5:24 pm

The interview with Dardis is very honest.
Maybe even a little too self critical or self doubting.
Potential echoes for Larmour.
Larmour sometimes needs to go for it instead of dancing into contact.
His thing is his footwork but at times it's also necessary to put the head down, break the gain line and give his forwards a target.
Dardis possibly didn't look for enough advice from others.
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