Wall misses out on Olympic dream

June 19, 2024

Meath's Vikki Wall

There was disappointment for Vikki Wall after she missed out on selection for the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad for this summer’s Olympic Games.

The two-time Meath All-Ireland senior ladies football winner signed a contract with the IRFU last September in a bid to make it to Paris and was included in several Sevens squads since then. However, Wall – who has also tried her hand at Aussie Rules – didn’t do enough to get into Allan Temple-Jones’ squad which will be captained by Lucy Rock.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the Ireland Sevens programme as two teams prepare to compete in Paris,” Rock said after the squad announcement.

"For the Women's squad, it has been three cycles of hard work, determination and sacrifice to reach this point, and while we are the lucky 12 who get to pull on the Team Ireland jersey this summer, we are representing so much more than ourselves, but the wider squad, our friends, families, former team-mates, backroom staff and everyone who has supported us on the journey.

“To lead this team out at the Olympics will be an extremely proud moment."

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