Conroy Gets the Balance Right Between Study and Sport in Athlone IT

August 9, 2017  |  News, Rugby  |  Share
Jordan Conroy, AIT Student and rugby player.

Jordan Conroy, AIT Student and rugby player.

AIT Rugby Scholarship student Jordan Conroy was instrumental in helping the Irish Men’s Rugby 7’s reach the Semi-Final of the 2017 Exeter 7’s competition. A quarter final win over England gave the Irish team enough qualification points to earn a place in next year’s World 7’s Tournament. Conroy, a Social Studies student at Athlone IT, had scored eleven tries from the previous three rounds of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series and added an impressive six more tries in Exeter. The team narrowly lost in the semi-final against Wales but Conroy managed to score a try in every game of the series, in matches against Portugal, Belgium, France (2), England and Wales.

Jordan plays his club rugby with Buccaneers RFC in the fifteen a side game and was a major part of the club’s promotion to Division 1A for 2017-18, scoring eighteen tries last season. Jordan’s exploits with Buccaneers saw him rewarded by being named 2016-17 AIL Division 1B player of the year and Connacht Club Player of the Year. Jordan was also a member of the Connacht Eagles squads for the British and Irish Cup.

Jordan also represented his college Athlone IT with pride during the 2016-17 season lining out for the senior side in Division 1 of the league and also in the Brendan Johnston Cup.


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