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speechless Love Island's Greg O’Shea 'so proud of the boys' after Ireland Rugby 7s team qualify for Olympics

He will be part of the first-ever Irish rugby squad to compete at the Games after beating France 28-19 in yesterday’s final in Monaco

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Love Island winner Greg O’Shea is heading for Tokyo this summer after his Ireland Rugby 7s team made history and qualified for the Olympics.

He will be part of the first-ever Irish rugby squad to compete at the Games after beating France 28-19 in yesterday’s final in Monaco.

Ireland soared through the pool stages, winning all four games against Zimbabwe, Mexico, Tonga, and Samoa, before advancing to the semi-finals where they took down Hong Kong 28-5.

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Speaking about the historic feat after the match, Limerick native Greg said: “We just qualified for the Olympics. I’m honestly speechless.

“This is the thing of dreams like honestly, the pinnacle of sport and we did it. I am so proud of the boys.

“I’m not even supposed to be here! I wasn’t initially picked and now I’m here standing on the pitch. I love it – come on Ireland!”

The 26-year-old later described qualifying for the Games as a “dream come true.”

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Sharing his delight on his Instagram account, he wrote: “So much was sacrificed by this team to make the Olympic dream come true.

“I am so proud to be part of it. Thank you to everyone who supported us over the last few years. Tokyo here we come.”

Greg was one half of the winning couple on Love Island in the summer of 2019, splitting the £50,000 prize with Amber Gill.

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The pair dated for a while after the show, with Greg even moving over to London, but ultimately called it quits after five weeks.

Since his Love Island days, the Irishman chose to his celebrity lifestyle for life on the pitch with the Rugby 7s squad, who are now preparing to compete for an Olympic title this summer.

The 7s competition will take place from 26th – 28th July at Tokyo Stadium, which hosted the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019.
 

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