Ireland Women’s Rugby 7s squad host a World Rugby event [August 22 and 23] at the UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin 4, involving teams from Brazil, South Africa, Samoa, Hong Kong, Mexico, Wales, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands and China.
With an Olympic repechage spot already secured by Ireland, the top two teams this weekend qualify for the full World Rugby 7s Series.
“He had been drinking, excessively, prior to arriving at the apartment. [Hanahoe] suffers from blackouts after excessive drinking and does not remember anything that occurred when he got home,” his lawyer wrote in court papers last year.
The lawyer added that Hanahoe suffered six concussions when he played rugby in Ireland, which would be a part of his “intoxication blackout defence.”
Hanahoe faced 25 years behind bars, but he pleaded guilty last month to the lesser charge of criminal sex act.
The last round in this Years Six nations comes to a head. Ireland, England & Wales are drawn so far but can Ireland pull it out of the bag to retain the Six Nations championship??? Find out this Saturday 21st March from 2.30pm in The George Bar.. Oh! and there’s Free Pizza.
Ireland faced Scotland off the back of a whipping from her old master.
Ballerina-footed Ollie Campbell and the greased ferret like elusiveness of Colin Patterson lead the charge, backed by southern musclemen, Donal Spring and first-time in green try scorer Moss Keane.
Niall Kiely wrote in the following Monday’s Irish Times:
Our resident Scotsman in a busy restaurant came from Troon, and named, inevitably one-felt, Brown. He had found problems to transcend the day’s woes, one of which led him to beseech every woman present for a needle and thread – a terrace scrimmage had seen him split his only pair of trousers – yet further tragedy stalked in that he had belatedly discovered that Galway , where he wanted to visit an old flame, was not a suburb of Dublin.