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Incredibly proud Greg O’Shea shares emotional post following Ireland Rugby Sevens defeat in the Olympics

Taking to Instagram this morning, the Limerick native posted a photo of himself sitting on a sculpture of the iconic Olympic rings in Tokyo while wearing his Ireland kit

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Greg's Instagram post

Greg's Instagram post

Greg's Instagram post

Greg O’Shea has shared an emotional Instagram post following the Ireland Rugby Sevens team’s defeat in the Olympics yesterday.

The squad fell were knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday morning when they failed to rack up the points difference required to advance to the knockout stages during their match against Kenya.

But even though he is packing his bags to return home, former Love Islander winner Greg O’Shea (26) is still “incredibly proud” to have represented Ireland at the Games.

Taking to Instagram this morning, the Limerick native posted a photo of himself sitting on a sculpture of the iconic Olympic rings in Tokyo while wearing his Ireland kit.

He also shared a photo with his teammates in front of the same sculpture as they each posed with their Ireland jerseys.

He captioned the post: “It’s impossible to put into words everything that I’m feeling today after playing in the Olympics.

“This journey has been years in the making and although we didn’t put in the performance we wanted, I am so incredibly proud to have represented my country with my mates at the top sporting level.

“All I really want to say here is thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way, I hope we did you proud,” he added.

Several of Greg’s 1 million followers flocked to the comments to congratulate him and the team, with one writing: “You did brilliant, the whole of Ireland are proud! Well done!”

Another said: “Congratulations on doing all ye could have.. Putting in all the years of hard work and and sacrificing so much to wear the Irish jerseys. Ye should be so proud.”

“It’s not all about medals. You make us proud the way you represent Ireland in fair play, respect, attitude and your behaviour off the field too. Well done guys and to all our Olympians,” a different comment read.

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