Anthony Eddy has named a 13-man squad for a crucial Olympic qualifying tournament in France this weekend.

The overall winner of the competition in Colomiers will earn a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, while the teams finishing in 2nd and 3rd place will have a final opportunity to qualify for the games via the World Repechage which will take place in 2020.

Billy Dardis will captain the side while experienced Irish 7s internationals Ian Fitzpatrick, Terry Kennedy, Harry McNulty and Mark Roche have also been included in the squad.

Foster Horan and Leinster's Hugo Keenan have both returned from injury to earn inclusion for their first tournament since Hong Kong, where Ireland claimed a place as a core side on next season's World Series.

"The season so far has had a lot of positives for this group," said Director of Ireland 7s Eddy, "with success in Hong Kong and additional learning opportunities in London and Paris on the World Series but one of the key targets for this season is Olympic Qualification."

Ireland are second seeds in this tournament after finishing in second place at the Rugby Europe Grand Prix in Moscow last month. They head up Pool B and have been drawn alongside Spain, Russia and Ukraine.

Director of Ireland 7s Anthony Eddy

Ireland men's 7s Squad 

Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers)
Shane Daly (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Billy Dardis (Terenure College)
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary's College)
Foster Horan (Lansdowne)
Adam Leavy (Lansdowne)
Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster)
Harry McNulty (UCD)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College)
Greg O'Shea (Shannon)
Mark Roche (Blackrock College)

Ireland Men's 7s Fixtures, Pool B - Saturday 13 July  
reland v Ukraine - 11.44am (Irish time)
Ireland v Russia - 2.29pm (Irish time)
Ireland v Spain - 5.36pm (Irish time)

Sunday 14 July