Billy Dardis



As Captain of the the Irish Rugby 7’s team, Billy is a well-established figure in Irish sport having captained to the team to its first Olympic Games in history when they competed in Tokyo. The Kildare man has amassed over 30 caps for the Irish 7’s team, having previously played for Leinster between 2013-2017. Billy attended Terenure College for his Leaving Certificate after going to Killashee for primary school. Throughout school, Billy played a variety of sports including athletics, tennis, swimming, and had a keen interest in Gaelic football with Naas GAA. In addition to sport, Billy works in a Private Equity firm and is a proud ambassador for ISPCC Childline and Rugby Player’s Ireland’s ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ initiative.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Day 3 - Rugby Sevens

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Naas, Ireland

Favourite food: Roast Lamb with Mint sauce

Favourite movie: 

Favourite music: Bruce Springsteen

Childhood hero: Brian O’Driscoll

Favourite athlete: Johnny Sexton


Most rewarding moment in sport: Qualifying for the Olympics after years of hard work

Talents other than sport: Cooking, being on time, and my memory!


  • Captained the first Irish Rugby team to the Olympics
  • Captained the Irish 7’s to the Rugby 7’s World Cup in San Francisco in 2018
  • Played for the Leinster Academy and Senior team
  • Captain of the Irish Rugby 7’s team that play on the World Rugby Sevens Series

Billy Dardis

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