Greg O’Shea and Ireland finish 10th at maiden Olympic Games

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Ireland had a disappointing finish to their 7s campaign at the Olympics.

Anthony Eddy‘s side slipped to a 22-0 defeat to Kenya in Wednesday’s ninth place play-off at Tokyo Stadium.

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It was a historic week for Irish Rugby as the Billy Dardis-led side became the first Irish Rugby team to compete at the Games and although the players themselves will be the first to say they didn’t hit their usual performance standards, there is still a lot to be proud of at the end of a remarkable journey.

Limerick and Shannon’s Greg O’Shea was a part of the Mens 7s team.

Ireland agonisingly missed out on a place in the quarter-finals on points difference having suffered Pool defeats to South Africa and USA on Day 1. Eddy’s side recorded their maiden Olympics victory against Kenya on Tuesday and followed it up with a big win over Korea in the first classification match.

Eddy’s side were unable to finish on a high this morning, as Kenya exacted revenge for their Pool defeat to Ireland.

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