Ireland handed Kenya Sevens a 24-14 defeat in the challenge trophy quarterfinal of the 2018 Sevens World Cup on Sunday July 22 at San Francisco.
Kenya drops to challenge 13/16 placing match where they will play Samoa at 8.28pm on Sunday as Ireland awaits Wales for challenge trophy semis.
This was another heartbreak for the Kenyan boys whose dream of reaching cup quarters was cut short by Scotland (31-26 defeat) in the early morning of Sunday in the round of 16.
Ireland is a non-core team at the HSBC World Sevens Series and qualified for the World Cup through regional qualifiers. They lost 45-0 to South Africa in the round of 16 to book Kenya in this game.
Jordon Conroy started this game without any Rugby World Cup Sevens tries and he finished it with three to his name. The final score saw him take on Nelson Oyoo and leave the Kenyan clutching at thin air.
Hugo Keenan opened Ireland's account early before Harry McNulty plucked out some playmaking skills from the top drawer for their second. McNulty's little pump of the ball and his pass gave Jordon Conroy the opportunity to score his first try at Rugby World Cup Sevens.
But, Kenya had the say in final of the first half after a foot race that Willy Ambaka won to score Kenya's first try.