December 3, 2019

Get To Know The Irish Rugby 7s Players

As Official Title Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Sevens mens and womens teams, everyone at Intersport Elverys is delighted that both teams will be competing in the World Rugby Sevens Series for the first time. This is a huge boost to the sport in Ireland, with both team competing on the world stage against the best teams on a consistent basis. Over the next few months, we’ll be doing a Get To Know The Players series of blogs, to give you the supporter a more in-depth at the players. This week we will be starting with Greg O’Shea, Eve Higgins and Billy Dardis. Check it out below:

Greg O’Shea

Your Position?

Outhalf.

Your Club?

Shannon RFC.

Favourite pre-match meal?

Chicken and Pasta.

Three things you always have in your fridge?

Milk, cheese and ketchup.

Who was your favourite player growing up?

Jason Robinson.

What’s the best away ground you’ve played at?

AT&T Park, San Fran.

What is your favourite rugby memory?

Winning the Hong Kong 7s qualifiers.

What’s your favourite past-time outside of rugby?

Outdoor swimming.

Who’s the best player you’ve played against and why?

Gael Fickou (France).

Who’s the dressing room joker and why?

Jordan Conroy (Awful dancer).

What’s your favourite music?

Westlife – super-fan.

What’s your favourite TV Programme?

Peaky Blinders.

Would you prefer a night in or night out?

Night in – pizza and cuddles 🙂

What’s the best sporting advice you’ve ever got?

Sport is supposed to be enjoyable, so make sure you have fun.

Control the controllable.

Eve Higgins

Your Position?

Back.

Your Club?

Railway Union.

Favourite pre-match meal?

Eggs and toast.

Three things you always have in your fridge?

Milk, veg and meat.

Who was your favourite player growing up?

Peter Stringer and BOD.

What’s the best away ground you’ve played at?

San Francisco, AT&T Park.

What is your favourite rugby memory?

Sydney 2019 World Series.

What’s your favourite past-time outside of rugby?

Movies.

Who’s the best player you’ve played against and why?

Kelly Brazier, great step.

What’s your favourite TV Programme?

Game Of Thrones.

Would you prefer a night in or night out?

Both.

What’s the best sporting advice you’ve ever got?

Do everything at 100%.

Billy Dardis

Your Position?

Half back.

Your Club?

Terenure RFC.

Favourite pre-match meal?

Pancakes.

Three things you always have in your fridge?

Dark chocolate, chicken and yogurt.

Who was your favourite player growing up?

Brian O’Driscoll.

What’s the best away ground you’ve played at?

AT&T Park, San Fran.

What is your favourite rugby memory?

Winning Hong Kong or playing in the 7’s World Cup.

What’s your favourite past-time outside of rugby?

Chilling out, going out for lunch.

Who’s the best player you’ve played against and why?

Jerry Tuwai, so fast, smart and jinky.

Who’s the dressing room joker and why?

Mark Roche – terrible singer.

What’s your favourite music?

Rock – Bruce Springsteen

What’s your favourite TV Programme?

Suits.

Would you prefer a night in or night out?

Night out.

What’s the best sporting advice you’ve ever got?

Make excellence a habit, not an art.

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