DoB1991-10-09 BirthplaceCanberra Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionProp
DoB1982-08-15 BirthplaceCraigavon Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionHooker
BEST emerged from RWC2011 with an enhanced reputation, he initially muscled his way into the Irish starting XV for the 2006 wins over South Africa and Australia.
The Poyntzpass man shared the No.2 jersey with Jerry Flannery during the 2009 Grand Slam run, coming up with some big plays in all five games.
Captained Ireland in 2012 RBS Six Nations against Scotland and England.
DoB1995-11-01 BirthplaceAuckland Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionFly Half
DoB1986-05-06 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb) PositionHooker
CRONIN made his name with the Ireland underage and ‘A’ squads before making his senior bow in November 2009.
Went on to make his first start in the 2010 Summer Test against the All Blacks.
Joined Leinster from Connacht at beginning of the 2011/12 season and has featured regularly for both province and country throughout the past three seasons.
DoB1993-11-09 BirthplaceParis Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb) PositionLock
DoB1987-10-02 BirthplaceMoyross Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionUniversal Back
A VERSATILE back with bags of pace, Earls was a member of Ireland’s Grand Slam-winning U20 team in 2007.
Son of Young Munster legend Ger, Keith made his senior Ireland debut in 2008 at Thomond Park, marking the occasion with a try.
Toured in 2009 with the B&I Lions and was Ireland’s top try-scorer at RWC2011 with five.
DoB1992-11-14 BirthplaceWexford Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight119 kg (18 st 10 lb) PositionProp
DoB1991-03-11 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb) PositionWing
GILROY first played for Ireland in a non-cap international against the Barbarians in May 2012, scoring two tries.
Followed this up by starring for Ireland XV – again in an uncapped match – against Fiji in November 2012, where he scored three tries before again touching down on his full Test debut a week later.
Ulster Young Player of the Year for season 2011/12, Gilroy scored the first ever try at the Aviva Stadium in July 2010.
DoB1987-10-07 BirthplaceClontarf Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionProp
HEALY further enhanced his reputation at the RWC2011, having initially shot to prominence in his second full season with Leinster in 2009.
A member of the Ireland U20s Grand Slam-winning side, the Dubliner is a powerful and pacy presence on the pitch and a real competitor.
Ireland’s first choice No.1 since 2011, he was also selected to tour with the 2013 B&I Lions.
DoB1983-12-15 BirthplaceTiberias Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb) PositionNo. 8
SON of former Shannon player Richard Heaslip, a Colonel in the Irish Army, Jamie made the senior Ireland number 8 jersey his own during the 2008 6 Nations.
Enjoyed a great year in 2009, winning his first Heineken Cup with Leinster, while starring for Ireland in their Grand Slam run and being nominated for the 2009 IRB World Player of the Year.
Succeeded Brian O’Driscoll as Ireland captain for the 2012/2013 season.
DoB1992-02-21 BirthplaceCraigavon Height1.96 m (6' 5") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionLock
A TALENTED forward who can play in both the second and back rows, Henderson made his senior debut for Ulster in April 2012.
A member of the Ulster Academy, the Queens player has previously represented Ulster and Ireland at U19 and U20 level.
Made his first appearance for Ireland in the 2012 Guinness Series and has added a further five caps since.
DoB1993-06-12 BirthplaceAthlone Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionCentre / Full Back
DoB1985-08-03 BirthplaceCork Height1.93 m (6' 4") Weight110 kg (17 st 4 lb) PositionBack Row / Lock
DoB1992-01-05 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionFly Half
JACKSON was included in the Ireland Junior World Championship squad in 2011 and also went on to captain the U20s in their 2012 Six Nations campaign.
Made the starting line up for Ulster in their 2012 Heineken Cup semi-final and final before starting for Ireland XV against Fiji in November 2012, where he contributed 13 points from out-half.
Earned his full cap in 2013 6 Nations against Scotland.
DoB1986-03-26 BirthplaceDublin Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionFull Back / Wing
KEARNEY has firmly established himself in the Ireland team since his debut in 2007.
His coolness under a high ball, counter attacking ability and seige-gun boot have also seen him pick up a Grand Slam and Heineken Cup winners medals with Leinster.
Toured with the Lions in 2009 and 2013. Missed 2011 Six Nations through injury but returned for 2011RWC.
European Player of the Year for 2012.
DoB1992-02-11 BirthplaceBarking Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) PositionScrum Half
DoB1991-03-03 BirthplaceBallymena Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionCentre
SPENT the early stages of his career primarily playing at outhalf but has since grown into a playmaker role at inside centre.
Marhsall was called into his first senior Ireland squad a bright opening to the 2012/13 season with Ulster and scored a try in the non-capped game against Fiji before appearing three further times in the 2013 6 Nations.
DoB1989-10-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight120 kg (18 st 12 lb) PositionProp
DUBLIN prop McGrath is a graduate of the Leinster Academy having made a name for himself as a teenager playing Schools Cup with St Mary’s College.
A regular in the front row for the Ireland U20s in recent seasons, this is McGrath’s first call up to the senior squad.
DoB1993-02-03 BirthplaceOntario Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionScrum Half
DoB1991-04-22 BirthplaceBarcelona Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb) PositionFlanker
DoB1989-04-20 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionScrum Half
A STRONG finish to the 2010-11 season with Munster saw the scrum-half called into the Ireland squad for the RWC2011, and he went on to play four times at the tournament in New Zealand.
Tall, quick and strong and hailing from Patrickswell, Limerick, Murray has enjoyed a meteoric rise since making his competitive debut for Munster in April 2010.
A very succesful Lions tourist to Australia in 2013.
DoB1987-02-14 BirthplaceDublin Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionBack Row
ONE OF the most effective back rowers around, Sean O’Brien was part of the impressive Ireland Under 20 side that achieved a Grand Slam in 2007.
The Tullow Tank is a strong-running back row whose line-breaking and ballcarrying ability have been a real feature of Ireland’s and Leinster’s play in recent years.
ERC Player of the Year in 2011 and a B&I Lions Test Starter in 2013.
DoB1989-09-17 BirthplaceCork Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb) PositionBack Row
A FORMER Ireland U20 captain O’Mahony had the honour of captaining the senior team on the 2013 Summer Tour to USA and Canada, making him the youngest Irish captain, at 23, since Brian O’Driscoll.
Made his full debut against Italy in February 2012 and has filled in across all three back row positions since then.
O'Mahony was named Munster captain for 2013/14
DoB1985-10-13 BirthplaceTauranga Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb) PositionFull Back
DoB1995-01-26 BirthplaceBlackrock Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionCentre
DoB1983-12-11 BirthplaceLimerick Height2.01 m (6' 7") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionLock / Flanker
EQUALLY effective in the second and back rows, Ryan began his career with Nenagh Ormond before earning a spot in the Munster Academy.
A Heineken Cup winner, Ryan won his first Ireland cap in 2008, having previously won caps at Youth, Under 21 and ‘A’ level.
Featured three times during the RWC2011 in New Zealand and continues to grow in stature having cemented a starting spot in the second row in recent seasons.
DoB1988-08-02 BirthplaceCork Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight117 kg (18 st 5 lb) PositionProp
DoB1985-07-11 BirthplaceDublin Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight92 kg (14 st 6 lb) PositionFly Half
DUBLINER Sexton really came of age during Leinster’s successful Heineken Cup run in 2009, starring in the final win over Leicester.
Later that year he scored all 15 points in Ireland’s win over South Africa. Joined French side Racing Metro at start of 2013/14 season after hugely successful spell with Leinster.
First choice out-half for the Lions on their successful tour of Australia in 2013.
DoB1990-04-05 BirthplaceGeorge Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionBack Row
DoB1986-06-29 BirthplaceMoynalvey,Co Meath Height2.11 m (6' 11") Weight120 kg (18 st 12 lb) PositionLock
ONE of the tallest rugby players around the former Castleknock College player has established himself with Leinster in recent seasons and made his senior Ireland bow in November 2010 against Samoa.
Made his first 6 Nations appearances in 2013 against Scotland Italy and followed this up with further appearances on the Summer Tour to USA and Canada.
DoB1991-04-02 Birthplace Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight107 kg (16 st 11 lb) PositionHooker
DoB1984-10-20 BirthplaceColeraine Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb) PositionWing
CAPPED initially at Ireland Schools and Under 21s levels, Trimble is comfortable on the wing or at centre.
Part of Ireland’s RWC2007 squad but had not featured in the Six Nations for two years before starting the opening match of the 2010 campaign against Italy.
Featured five times at RWC2011 and started each of Ireland’s games in the 2012 Six Nations.
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Josh van der Flier
DoB1993-04-25 BirthplaceDublin Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionFlanker
DoB1990-03-16 BirthplaceCork Height1.88 m (6' 2") Weight94 kg (14 st 11 lb) PositionWing / Full Back
A LIONS tourist in 2013, Zebo was first called up to the Irish Wolfhounds in 2012 after a spectacular hat-trick for Munster in the Heineken Cup.
Made his Ireland debut in June 2012, before impressing in November 2012, where he scored his first try against Argentina.
Injury curtailed his involvement in the 2013 6 Nations but returned to fitness to join up with the Lions Down Under.