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 Ireland Squad of 26 is as follows:
Backs: Peter Phelan (Exiles), Robert Pollock (Monaghan), Shane Geraghty (Exiles), Barry O'Sullivan (Corinthians), David Lombard (Clonakilty), Rory Sloan (Exiles), Dale Black (Portadown), Cian O'Sullivan (Greystones), David Batt (Exiles), Simon Tottle (Exiles), Ian Hanley (Kilfeacle), Michael O'Hea (Clonakilty).
Forwards: Nicholas Goodger (Exile), Michael Diffley (Creggs), Conor Muldoon (Monivea), Sean O'Donnell (Exiles), Leonard Slattery (Thomond), Stephen McKinstry (Rainey OB), Bernard Smyth (Navan), Stephen Ferris (Portadown), Kyle Patton (Banbridge), Tadgh Linnane (Gort), Adrian Lightowler (Exiles), David McGowan (Sligo), Eamon Bracken (Tullamore), John Hook (Banbridge).
Match Dates and Venues. Saturday 19th April, Ireland v Scotland, 2pm Stirling: England v Wales, 4pm. Dalziel
Tuesday 22nd April, Wales v Ireland, 5pm, Kelso: Scotland v England, 7pm Gala.
Friday 25th April, England v Ireland, 3pm, Melleny Park, Currie: Scotland v Wales, 5pm, Melleny Park, Currie