IRELAND HAS named a 32-man squad ahead of its opening Six Nations match against Wales in Dublin this Sunday.
The majority of the players that attended the Limerick training camp last week have been retained.
There are also call-ups for Ireland Wolfhounds members Denis Hurley, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry and Rhys Ruddock. All have previously played for Ireland.
The uncapped players are David Kearney, Eoin O’Malley, Peter O’Mahony, Simon Zebo and Brett Wilkinson.
Ireland lost to Wales 10-22 in last year’s Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
Ireland: Rory Best, Tommy Bowe, Tom Court, Sean Cronin, Gordon D'Arcy, Keith Earls, Stephen Ferris, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Chris Henry, Denis Hurley, Shane Jennings, Rob Kearney, David Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Conor Murray, Sean O'Brien, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell, Ronan O'Gara, Peter O'Mahony, Eoin O'Malley, Eoin Reddan, Mike Ross, Donnacha Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Trimble, Dan Tuohy, Paddy Wallace, Brett Wilkinson, Simon Zebo« Back to Archives
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