The Ireland management have named a 32 man squad as preparations reach their final stages for Ireland’s opening game of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations against Wales on Sunday, February 5th.
The majority of the squad that trained in the Limerick camp last week have been retained.
There are call ups for O2 Ireland Wolfhound players Denis Hurley, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry and Rhys Ruddock, all of whom have been capped previously for Ireland. David Kearney, Eoin O’Malley, Peter O’Mahony, Simon Zebo, and Brett Wilkinson are the uncapped players who make the step to join up with the senior Ireland squad this week.
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster), Chris Henry (Ballymena/Ulster), Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster), Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster), David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)*,Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), Sean O’Brien (Clontarf/Leinster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster), Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)*, Eoin O’Malley (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*, Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster), Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster), Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster), Brett Wilkinson (Galwegians/Connacht)*, Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
*Denotes uncapped player