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.
That is welcome news for Rob Penney and his coaches given that Sean Dougall (knee) and Barry O'Mahony (groin) will be absent for the immediate future.
Meanwhile, hooker Sean Henry (thigh muscle) also ended that 'A' interpro fixture early and is another player whose availability will be decided upon later in the week.