Lucy, born in September 1993, grew up on a farm in Wicklow and wanted to be either a footballer or a vet when she was little. She was first a gaelic football star; topscorer and Player of the Match for Wicklow when they won the 2011 All-Ireland Junior football final. Three years later, while studying science in Trinity College, she got an email inviting her to try out for the national Sevens rugby team and hasn’t looked back since. Her switch to rugby coincided with Rugby Sevens becoming an Olympic sport in 2016. As team captain she has led Ireland’s battle for Olympic qualification for nine whole years. They missed out narrowly in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 yet never gave up their dream. They finally made history by becoming the first Irish women’s team to qualify by finishing fifth overall in the World Series tournament in Toulouse in May 2023. “We just always want to get better and better and put Sevens rugby on the map,” Lucy says.
Hometown: Tinahely, Co Wicklow
Primary School: Crossbridge NS
Current Club: Ireland Sevens Team.
Fun Fact: Lucy’s guilty pleasure is watching the ‘Great British Bake-Off’ on TV. She is also a bit obsessed with porridge.
Lucy MulhallRugby 7's
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