DECLAN KIDNEY HAS announced a 33-man squad for training this week, ahead of next weekend’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales.
The Ireland coach has named 11 players from the Ireland Wolfhounds side that narrowly lost to the England Saxons in Galway on Friday night.
Both Paddy Jackson and Dave McSharry are included, despite picking up minor knocks in that game, and they will meet the rest of the squad in Carton House on Sunday evening.
The Irish team to face Wales next Saturday will be named on Tuesday afternoon.
Ireland Training Squad:
Michael Bent, Rory Best, Tom Court, Sean Cronin, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald, Declan Fitzpatrick, Craig Gilroy, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Iain Henderson, Chris Henry, Paddy Jackson, Rob Kearney, David Kilcoyne, Conor Murray, Mike McCarthy, Kevin McLaughlin, Fergus McFadden, Dave McSharry, Sean O’Brien, Donncha O’Callaghan, Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara, Peter O’Mahony, Eoin Reddan, Mike Ross, Donnacha Ryan, Jonathan Sexton, Mike Sherry, Devin Toner, Simon Zebo.