4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
...Connacht's John Hearty has been named on the right wing, in place of the injured Ian Dowling, for Ireland 'A'...
Due to injury, Munster winger Ian Dowling has been ruled out of the Ireland 'A' team to play France 'A' in Limoges tomorrow.
Dowling failed a fitness test this morning, having strained his hip flexor muscle in training yesterday morning. It was hoped that he would recover in time for tomorrow's game, however, the injury has not progressed over the last 24 hours and the decision to pull him out of the team was made this morning.
Ulster full-back Bryn Cunningham, who joined the squad as cover for Dowling, will now move onto the replacements bench, with Connacht's John Hearty moving to the right wing in place of Dowling.
The revised Ireland 'A' team to play France 'A' in Limoges on Friday, February 10 at 6.30pm is as follows:
15 - Gavin Duffy Harlequins
14 - John Hearty Galwegians/Connacht
13 - Barry Murphy UL Bohemians/Munster
12 - Kieran Lewis St. Mary's College/Leinster
11 - Conor McPhillips St. Mary's College/Connacht
10 - Jeremy Staunton Wasps
9 - Tomas O'Leary Dolphin/Munster
1 - Ray Hogan Galwegians/Connacht
2 - John Fogarty Buccaneers/Connacht
3 - Bryan Young Ballymena/Ulster
4 - Mick O'Driscoll (Captain) Cork Constitution/Munster
5 - Matt McCullough Ballymena/Ulster
6 - Neil Best Belfast Harlequins/Ulster
7 - Shane Jennings Leicester
8 - Jamie Heaslip Clontarf/Leinster
16 - Brian Blaney Terenure College/Leinster
17 - Ronan McCormack UCD/Leinster
18 - Leo Cullen Leicester
19 - Roger Wilson Belfast Harlequins/Ulster
20 - Chris Keane Buccaneers/Connacht
21 - Paddy Wallace Ballymena/Ulster
22 - Bryn Cunningham Dungannon/Ulster
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