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In Pics: Ireland Club Squad Training

In Pics: Ireland Club Squad Training

Click here for photos from the Ireland Club squad’s training session at Monkstown RFC ahead of Friday’s historic AIB Club International against Scotland.

Pictured above: Ireland Club coach Geoff Moylan and manager Mick Galwey survey the scene at Monkstown RFC.

From left to right, fly half Gareth Steenson (Dungannon), winger Ciaran O’Boyle (Garryowen) and centre Stephen Grissing (UCD) go through their paces. Steenson and Grissing will start against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday (kick-off 7.35pm) – O’Boyle, who scored two tries in Garryowen’s 34-8 win over Shannon last Saturday, features on the replacements bench.

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Clontarf prop Robert Sweeney, who only turns 22 next month, gets in some stretching in wet conditions.

Garryowen’s nippy scrum half Gerry Hurley throws a pass during training. Hurley was named on the AIB League Division One Team of the Season for 2004/05.

Geoff Moylan discusses tactics with the Ireland Club team’s assistant coach Gerald McCarter.

Dungannon’s Gareth Steenson at training. The former Ireland Under-21 captain came to prominence during the Irish U-21s’ run through to the 2004 U-21 World Cup final in Scotland. He was the U-21 World Cup’s top scorer in both 2004 (64 points) and 2005 (76 points). Steenson, who turns 22 next month, has signed a contract to join English club Rotherham Earth Titans in the summer.

Ireland Club captain David Quinlan on the run at Monkstown RFC. Quinlan, a compact number 8, has proved a hit at Buccaneers since joining the Pirates from champions Shannon last summer.

Tickets for the game will be available for purchase at the gate and are priced at 15 (stand), 10 (terrace) and 5 for school children.

**All photos by Dan Sheridan of Inpho Photography**