The young superstar of the Ireland sevens was recently named ‘Sevens Player of the Year’ by the Guinness Rugby Writers Awards.
The Buccaneers speedster was the top try scorer in the HSBC World Series with 30 tries in just 28 games in the truncated 2020 World Series, he finished eight ahead of
Carlin Isles of the USA. He was also named as part of the World Series Dream Team along with the biggest names in Sevens rugby.
“To be named as the top try scorer and on the World Series Dream Team is an honour but again it is down to the hard work of everyone in the Ireland Sevens programme to enable us as players to go out and perform to the best of our ability.
The 26 year old winger’s overall World Series try-scoring record is now at an outstanding 45 tries in 43 games. Conroy’s Extraordinary season is also the second year an Ireland sevens player finished top of the try scoring charts and be part of the HSBC Dream Team. Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe of the women’s side led the try scoring charts in 2019 HSBC with 35 attempts.
For the women’s side, Beibhinn Parsons from club Ballinasloe was given the Womens’ Player of the Year award. The teenage winger scored three tries in the last season of the Women’s Six Nations tournament despite the delays due to the pandemic.
Exciting times for Ireland rugby as Anthony Eddy’s Ireland will contest the Men’s tournament alongside Brazil, Chile, China, France, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Mexico, Samoa, Tonga, Uganda and Zimbabwe. In the Tokyo Olympics final qualifiers to be held in Monaco this coming June 19-20, 2021.