Click here for photos from the Irish squad’s training session at St. Gerard’s School in Bray, County Wicklow today.
Pictured above: Head coach Eddie O’Sullivan discusses tactics with forwards coach Niall O’Donovan in Bray. Sunday’s 6 Nations clash with Wales will be O’Sullivan’s 52nd match in charge of Ireland. His record since February 2002 reads 35 wins and 16 defeats.
O’Sullivan has a word with Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, who scored two tries when Wales last visited Lansdowne Road in 2004. O’Sullivan’s men defeated the Dragons 36-15 on the way to securing a famous Triple Crown.
Hooker Jerry Flannery who took a light part in the session after sustaining an ankle strain. Shane Byrne has been called up to the squad as a precaution.
Brian O’Driscoll flings a pass out at training.
Winger Tommy Bowe on the burst at St. Gerard’s. The Monaghan man turns 22 tomorrow and can expect the spotlight to be turned on him by his team mates!
The long and the short of it – Leinster and Ireland colleagues Malcolm O’Kelly and Gordon D’Arcy look on at St. Gerard’s. If selected, O’Kelly will be set for his 78th cap against Wales on Sunday. The Leinster lock has lined out against the Dragons on seven previous occasions.
The Irish squad get in some tackle bag practice ahead of Sunday’s cruncher against the 2005 6 Nations champions.
**All photos by Morgan Treacy of Inpho Photography**