A 38-man squad for the first AIB Club International between Ireland and Scotland in Donnybrook on Friday, March 10 has been announced.
The game is part of the IRFU Community Rugby Programme and gives non-contracted club players the opportunity to win representative honours..
The initial squad has been selected after club coaches put forward names of opposition players that have impressed them. In addition, a team of advisors, including Stephen Rooney, Philip Danaher, Finbar Dennehy, Ciaran Smith, and Hugh McCaughey, have been monitoring games.
These recommendations were then narrowed down by the Ireland management team of Coach Geoff Moylan, Manager Mick Galwey, Assistant Coach Gerald McCarter, Assistant Manager Donal Brennan and former Ireland & prop Phil Orr, chairman of the selection Committee.
Forwards (22): N Carson (Clontarf), F Cogan (Cork Constitution), N Conlon (Dublin University), K Corrigan (Lansdowne), J Coughlan (Dolphin), M Crockett (Dublin University), K Croke (UCD), C Hartigan (Buccaneers), C Henry (Malone), L Hogan (Shannon), A Kavanagh (Garryowen), A Maher (Lansdowne), P Malone (Garryowen), R McGrath (Dolphin), M Melbourne (Garryowen), C O’Byrne (St.Mary’s College), D Quinlan (Buccaneers), D Ryan (Shannon), T Ryan (Cork Constitution), S Shawe (Ballymena), R Sweeney (Clontarf), M Warburton (Dublin University).
Backs (16): E Burke (Barnhall), D Delaney (Shannon), S Grissing (UCD), C Healy (Cork Con), D Hurley (UCC), G Hurley (Garryowen), D Keane (Clontarf), R McCarter (City of Derry), J McGrugan (Ballymena), D McKechnie (Greystones), N O’Brien (Clontarf), C O’Boyle (Garryowen), B O’Donnell (Clontarf), F O’Loughlin (Clontarf), Gareth Steenson (Dungannon), GTelford (Dungannon).