The Ireland women sevens team have qualified for the Olympics following a 10-5 victory over Fiji in the World Rugby Seven Series.

Ireland bowed out at the quarter-final stage of the tournament, losing 17-7 defeat to Australia, however, they remained in the automatic qualification spot and had to beat Fiji in the fifth-place semi-final.

Allan Temple-Jones' side can now start preparing for the Olympics Games in France next summer joining Australia, New Zealand, USA and hosts France, who have already qualified.

The Olympic Rugby Sevens competition runs from 24-30 July, 2024 at the Stade de France in Paris.

IRFU Chief Executive Kevin Potts said: "A huge amount of hard work has gone on behind the scenes for the last number of years to reach this historic milestone and it is testament to the dedication, talent and resilience of the players that they have qualified for the Olympics."