19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
The Irish Under-20s are being coached this season by Allen Clarke, the IRFU's High Performance Manager, with Nigel Carolan (assistant coach) and Phil Orr (manager) completing the management team.
This is the fourth successive year that Dubarry Park has been the venue for these Six Nations matches which are hugely anticipated near and far when fans can come to the fine midlands venue to see the rugby stars of the future in action.
France are first up on Friday, February 6. England will also return to Dubarry Park on Friday, February 27 and anyone who witnessed the splendid game between Ireland and the 'auld enemy' two years ago will not want to miss this one.
Tickets are now on sale for both games at The Bounty (contact Geraldine 086-1732711), Music World, Golden Island (090-6474372) or Keenan Sports, Athlone (090-6472030).
Tickets can also be purchased at Hartens, Moate and Mannion Sports, Ballinasloe.
Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are priced at €30. Early purchase of Stand tickets, which are on sale only at Buccaneers RFC's Bounty outlet, is advised.