The 31 strong Ireland squad begin a three day training camp today at the end of which the squad will be culled to 22 from which the side to play Scotland will be selected.
Ireland Training Squad.
Forwards:Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins), Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones), Victor Costello, (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock/College), Jeremy Davidson (Ulster/Dungannon), Simon Easterby (Llanelli),
Justin Fitzpatrick (Ulster/Dungannon), Anthony Foley
(Munster/Shannon), Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), John Hayes (Munster/Shannon), Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon), Gary Longwell (Ulster/Ballymena), Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College), Malcolm O’Kelly
(Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon), Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork Constitution).
Backs: Gordon Darcy (Leinster/Lansdowne), Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure
College), Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Rob Henderson (Munster/Young Munster), Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Shane Horgan (Leinster/Lansdowne), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon), John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Geordan Murphy
(Leicester), Ronan O’Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution), Brian
O’Driscoll (Leinster/Blackrock College) capt, David Quinlan (Leinster/Blackrock College), Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon).
The following players were not considered due to injury: Jonathan Bell (Ulster/Dungannon) Justin Bishop (London Irish), Emmet Byrne (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Tyrone Howe (Ulster/Dungannon), Paul O’Connell (Munster/Young Munster), David Wallace (Munster/Garryowen), Paul Wallace (Lenister/Blackrock College), Keith Wood (Harlequins).