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Ireland win Amsterdam 7s

Ireland's Development team won the Amsterdam 7s - an impressive performance with the main side away in Clermont for the World Series

Ireland's Development squad for Amsterdam contained a number of players with World Sevens Series experience. Shannon Houston, Katie Fitzhenry and Claire Keohane (captain), all played in the Canada leg of the World Series last month, and Eimear Considine, Elaine Ryan and Nicole Cronin had all represented their country at World Series competitions. In addition Jeamie Deacon and Liz Burke had both made their test debuts for the Ireland in the Six Nations and they were joined in the squad by their 15s captain Niamh Briggs, who recently joined up with the Sevens Programme.

The Irish swept through they openign day pool, which included Switzerland from the second level of European 7s, making the semi-final final without conceding a point. There they met Scotland, who had seen off Switzerland and Norway (both sides they will meet in the Euros) on the way - but the Irish were too good for the Scots, winning 21-5.

The home side - "Windmills" - were a near full strength Dutch team, who had a similarly impressive route to the final, including a tight semi against Fire Phoenix - the Chinese national team. In the final the Dutch scored first, but tries either side of halftime saw the Irish win an impressive victory



Pool 1; Switzerland 26-7 AAC Amsterdam; Ireland Devp 70-0 Team Tangoed; Switzerland 49-5 Team Tangoed; Ireland Devp 40-5 AAC Amsterdam; Ireland Devp 49-0 Switzerland; AAC Amsterdam 36-0 Team Tangoed;

Pool 2; Czech Republic 0-40 Paarse Rebellion; China (Fire Phoenix) 70-0 Team Orangutan; Czech Republic 35-0 Team Orangutan; China (Fire Phoenix) 47-7 Paarse Rebellion; China (Fire Phoenix) 46-0 Czech Republic; Paarse Rebellion 57-0 Team Orangutan;

Pool 3; Poland 12-14 Sussies Saloon; Mo Sisters 42-0 OA Saints; Poland 68-0 OA Saints; Mo Sisters 5-12 Sussies Saloon; Mo Sisters 10-21 Poland; Sussies Saloon 56-0 OA Saints;

Pool 4; Finland 7-21 West Coast Vikings; Windmills (Netherlands) 57-0 OA Peacocks; Finland 41-0 OA Peacocks; Windmills (Netherlands) 24-0 West Coast Vikings; Windmills (Netherlands) 27-7 Finland; West Coast Vikings 52-0 OA Peacocks

Pool 5; Norway 10-7 Dukkies; Scotland 57-0 ROCCE; Norway 38-0 ROCCE; Scotland 50-0 Dukkies; Scotland 12-7 Norway; Dukkies 52-5 ROCCE;

Pool 6; Dambusters 22-7 AAC Amsterdam Amazonas; Germany 12-10 Tabusoro Angels; Dambusters 10-36 Tabusoro Angels; Germany 33-7 AAC Amsterdam Amazonas; Germany 14-19 Dambusters; AAC Amsterdam Amazonas 0-56 Tabusoro Angels;


Pool 1; China (Fire Phoenix) 33-5 Germany; Poland 7–10 Germany; China (Fire Phoenix) 12-0 Poland;

Pool 2; Ireland 36-0 West Coast Vikings; Paarese Rebellion 22-19 West Coast Vikings; Ireland 47-0 Paarese Rebellion;

Pool 3; Scotland 26-7 Switzerland; Tabusoro Angels 7–7 Switzerland; Scotland 14-0 Tabusoro Angels;

Pool 4; Windmills 36-0 Norway; Susies Saloon 22-5 Norway; Windmills 27-0 Susies Saloon;

Semi-finals: China (Fire Phoenix) 7-12 Netherlands (Windmills); Ireland Devp 21-5 Scotland

Final: Netherlands (Windmills) 5-12 Ireland Devlopment.