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35 Player Squad Named For Wales Game.

35 Player Squad Named For Wales Game.

A 35 strong Ireland Squad has been announced to attend a two-day assembly on Wednesday and Thursday next, March 12th and 13th.

Ireland Squad

Props:Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins), Emmet Byrne (Leinster/St.
Mary’s College) Justin Fitzpatrick (Ulster/Dungannon), John Hayes (Munster/Shannon), Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon).

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Hookers:Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork

Locks:Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Gary Longwell
(Ulster/Ballymena). Donnacha O’Callaghan (Munster/Cork Constitution), Paul O’Connell (Munster/Young Munster), Malcolm O’Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary’s College).

Back row:Victor Costello, (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Simon
Easterby (Llanelli), Anthony Foley (Munster/Shannon), Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon).

Scrumhalf:Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon).

No 10: Paul Burke (Harlequins), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon), Ronan O’Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution).

Centres: Rob Henderson (Munster/Young Munster), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Brian O’Driscoll (Leinster/Blackrock College), Jeremy Staunton

Wings: Gordon D’ Arcy (Leinster/Lansdowne), Justin Bishop (London Irish),
Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary’s College), Shane Horgan
(Leinster/Lansdowne), Tyrone Howe (Ulster/Dungannon), John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution).

Fullback:Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College), Geordan Murphy (Leicester).

Players not considered due to injury: Jonathan Bell (Ulster/Dungannon) {Shoulder},
Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones) {Wrist}, David Wallace
(Munster/Garryowen) {Shoulder}, Paul Wallace Lenister/Blackrock College) {Shoulder}, Keith Wood (Harlequins) {Shoulder}.

A squad of 22 from which the team to play Wales in the RBS
Six Nations Championship
at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday, March 22 will be announced on Friday next.