Jordan Conroy

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Jordan Conroy
Birth nameJordan Conroy
Date of birth (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 28)
Place of birthTullamore, Ireland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
UniversityAthlone Institute of Technology
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Connacht
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–2016
2016–
Tullamore
Buccaneers
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Connacht 0 (0)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2016– Ireland 7s 21

Jordan Conroy (born 10 March 1994) is an Irish rugby union player who plays for the Ireland national rugby sevens team, and plays his club rugby with the Buccaneers RFC as a wing.[1]

Club rugby[edit]

Conroy took up rugby relatively late, at the age of 18, after having dabbled in athletics and soccer.[2] Conroy played his club rugby for Tullamore in Division 2C of the All-Ireland League in the 2015-16 season, where he scored the fastest try in league history.[3]

Conroy played the 2016-17 season with Buccaneers RFC in Division 1-B of the All-Ireland League, scoring 18 tries during the season, and helping the club gain promotion to Division 1-A for the 2017-18 season.[1] Conroy was named the 2016-17 Connacht Club Player of the Year, and Division 1-B player of the year.[4][5] Conroy also played for the Connacht Eagles in the British and Irish Cup.

Ireland sevens team[edit]

Conroy appeared with the Ireland national rugby sevens team in 2016 at the Amsterdam 7s and Newcastle 7s tournaments.[6] Conroy played for Ireland during the Rugby Europe 2017 Sevens Grand Prix Series. He played in the 2017 Moscow Sevens tournament, where his contributions in both attack and defence were noted.[7] At the 2017 Lodz Sevens, Conroy was Ireland's leading try-scorer with six tries, scoring a try in each match.[8][9] At the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand Sevens, Conroy was noted for his outstanding performance, scoring in the semifinal against Spain and scoring twice in the 17-14 win against Russia in the final to win the tournament.[10] Conroy scored six tries at the 2017 Exeter Sevens and received the Player of the Tournament award, beating out Ireland teammate Harry McNulty.[2]

Conroy missed the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens, but returned for the 2018 Grand Prix Sevens. In the first Grand Prix tournament, the 2018 Moscow Sevens, Conroy scored eight tries during the tournament, including four in the semifinal against France. Conroy drew significant attention for his performance in the 2018 London Sevens, where he scored eight tries during the tournament. His three tries in Ireland’s 21—19 victory over England helped Ireland achieve a third place finish. He was selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament.[11]

At the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier for the 2019–20 season, Conroy led all try scorers with 10 tries in the tournament, earning the Player of the Tournament award. His try-scoring included a hat-trick in pool play against Russia, and two key tries in a tight 19–10 come-from-behind win in the semifinal against Germany. Conroy began the 2019-20 World Series at the 2019 Dubai Sevens where he led all players with seven tries (including five in one match) and made the tournament Dream Team.

In 2022, He competed for Ireland at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town.[12]

Media appearances[edit]

In 2021, Conroy appeared on the RTÉ Two dating show, Celebrity Pulling with My Parents.[13]

In 2022, Conroy appeared on the fifth series of the Irish version of Dancing With the Stars, alongside Georgian ballroom and Latin dancer Salome Chachua.[14] Conroy and Chachua reached the finals, finishing in second place behind Nina Carberry & Pasquale La Rocca, and alongside Ellen Keane & Stephen Vincent and Erica-Cody & Denys Samson.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Connacht club stand-out Conroy included in Ireland 7s training squad", 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Conroy: All The Hard Work Paid Off For Us", 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ "VIDEO: This Tullamore try just has to be the fastest in the history of the AIL", Sports Joe, 2015.
  4. ^ "Six Connacht-Based Players In Ireland 7s Squad", Connacht Rugby, 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Conroy named Player of the Year at Ulster Bank League Awards", Athlone Advertiser, 1 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Ireland men's sevens squad named for Amsterdam 7s", 27 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Cup Win Ensures Ireland Men Begin Sevens Series With A Bang", Irish Rugby, 4 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Ireland Men Claim Top Three Finish At Lodz 7s", 12 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Buccaneers players on international duty", Athlone Advertiser, 22 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Ireland can secure place at Rugby Sevens World Cup", Irish Times, John O'Sullivan, 3 July 2017.
  11. ^ "HSBC Dream Team: London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Ireland Squads Named For Rugby World Cup Sevens In Cape Town". Irish Rugby. 6 September 2022. Retrieved 17 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Delaney, Caroline (27 October 2021). "Wednesday TV Tips: When mum tackles your dating game — with Jordan Conroy". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Love Island and rugby star for Dancing with the Stars". 14 December 2021 – via www.rte.ie. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)