Limerick representatives in 7s World Cup action tonight

Limerick representatives in 7s World Cup action.

The Rugby 7’s World Cup in San Francisco gets underway tonight with both the Irish men’s and women’s sides in action.

The squads jetted out to San Fran last Sunday as preparations got underway for the tournament which takes place at AT&T Park.

Shannon RFC’s Greg O’Shea is included in the 13-strong men’s side. The Limerick man struggled with injury in the early stages of the season but has been in top form as of late in the European Grand Prix.

While O’Shea’s club mate and fellow Limerick native Aoife Doyle is joined in the women’s squad by UL Bohemian’s duo  Louise Galvin and Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird .

There are no pools in the 7’s World Cup so the men’s and women’s sides face into must win games against Chile and England respectively.

The men’s clash with Chile is a pre-round of 16 tie while the women’s game is in the round of 16 proper as there are 24 men’s and 16 women’s sides entered in the tournament.

The games will be live on eir Sport 1 with live streaming on in certain countries and highlights on ITV 4.

As a result of a strong showing on the European circuit Ireland’s men’s team have recently won their place in this years World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong where they will again attempt to win their spot as a core Rugby 7’s side while the women’s team already compete on the World Series and are currently ranked 10th.


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