24 Apr 14
With the travel expeditions well underway for Munster's Red Army and over four thousand supporters expected to invade Marseille over the weekend, the Munster squad will depart for the South of France tomorrow.
Ireland team manager Paul McNaughton in announcing the squad kept it to 20 with a decision on the two remaining positions, hooker and back-row, dependent on what side Declan Kidney names tomorrow for the opening RBS Six Nations game against Italy on Saturday at Croke Park.
Rory Best, withdrawn from the Ireland A game on Sunday at half-time, must be very much in Kidney's consideration for Saturday as must Jerry Flannery. However, given the paucity of game time either has had, it could mean a first Ireland senior cap for John Fogarty ?
The return to fitness of Hurley and Murphy means Fionn Carr is left out despite an impressive showing against the Saxons last weekend.
Ireland Wolfhounds Squad (v Scotland 'A', Ravenhill, Sunday, February 5th kick-off 7.30pm):
Isaac Boss (Ballymena/Ulster)
Nigel Brady (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Tony Buckley (Shannon/Munster)
Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon/Ulster)
Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Ian Dowling (Shannon/Munster)
Chris Henry (Ballymena/Ulster)
Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster)
Ian Humphreys (Ballymena/Ulster)
Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Shane Jennings (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Ian Keatley (Galwegians/Connacht)
Keith Matthews (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Johne Murphy (Leicester Tigers)
Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Niall Ronan (Shannon/Munster)
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)