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.
Champions France are the next visitors to Lansdowne Road on Saturday, March 12 - and among the players joining an extended 33-man squad, is 2004 Player of the tournament Gordon D'Arcy.
D'Arcy has been making good progress since injurying his hamstring in Ireland's opening 28-17 defeat of Italy last month. The 25-year-old has also been recalled to the Leinster squad for Sunday's Celtic League clash with leaders the Ospreys in Donnybrook (kick-off 4.45pm).
With the Ireland team to play France announced next Tuesday, March 8, the following are the eleven players rejoining the squad:
Simon Best (Ulster - Belfast Harlequins), Bernard Jackman (Connacht - Clontarf), Alan Quinlan (Munster - Shannon), David Wallace (Munster - Garryowen), Matt McCullough (Ulster - Ballymena).
Tommy Bowe (Ulster - Belfast Harlequins), Kieran Campbell (Ulster - Dungannon), Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster - Lansdowne), Gavin Duffy (NEC Harlequins), Anthony Horgan (Munster - Cork Constitution), Shaun Payne (Munster - Dolphin).
22-man Ireland Squad (19-13 v England):
Geordan Murphy (Leicester); Girvan Dempsey (Leinster - Terenure College), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster - Blackrock College) (Captain), Shane Horgan (Leinster - Lansdowne), Denis Hickie (Leinster - St. Mary's College); Ronan O'Gara (Munster - Cork Constitution), Peter Stringer (Munster - Shannon); Reggie Corrigan (Leinster - Greystones), Shane Byrne (Leinster - Blackrock College), John Hayes (Munster - Bruff), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster - St. Mary's College), Paul O'Connell (Munster - Young Munster), Simon Easterby (Llanelli), Johnny O'Connor (Wasps), Anthony Foley (Munster - Shannon).
Frankie Sheahan (Munster - Cork Constitution), Marcus Horan (Munster - Shannon), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster - Cork Constitution), Eric Miller (Leinster - Terenure College), Guy Easterby (Leinster - Blackrock College), David Humphreys (Ulster - Dungannon), Kevin Maggs (Ulster - Belfast Harlequins).