Hooker Matthew Crockett is also unavailable due to injury, so Kevin Corrigan will start with Damien Varley coming into the squad.
â00The loss of David and Matt is unfortunate, and disappointing particularly for the players themselves. "said coach Mick Galwey. " But we have two excellent replacements in Fank Cogan and Kevin Corrigan and I would have no worry about their ability to perform, as both came on during the last game and played very wellâ0.
Speaking of the 20-17 win over England Counties Galwey continued,â00We were delighted with the teamâ00s performance last time out. They gelled together very quickly and really put it up to a physically bigger England side. But this game is an even bigger challenge and we will have to repeat that sort of performance if we want to be in with a chance of beating the Scots on Friday.
â00Overall the experience has been fantastic for the management and the players, so we want to end the season on a high noteâ0.
(AIB Club International Select v Scotland on Friday, 9th March, Boroughmuir RFC, Meggetland. KO 7pm)
Richard McCarter (Dungannon); Niall Oâ00Brien (Clontarf), Kevin Hartigan (Garryowen), Glen Telford (Dungannon), Cronan Healy (Cork Constitution), Andrew Thompson (Shannon), Fiach Oâ00Loughlin (Clontarf); Dan Oâ00Connell (Galwegians), Kevin Corrigan (Lansdowne), Simon Shawe (Ballymena); Merle Oâ00Connell (Cork Constitution), Alan Maher (Lansdowne); Peter Malone (Garryowen) Captain, Conor Hartigan (Buccaneers), Frank Cogan (Cork Constitution)
Replacements: Damien Varley (Garryowen), Stephen Nolan (Terenure College), Simon Crawford (Clontarf), Oisin Hennessy (Dungannon), Mark Bruce (Buccaneers), Barry Keeshan (Dolphin), Andrew Finn (Shannon)
Ireland (Women) v Scotland, Saturday March 10, (11am), Meggetland, Edinburgh
Ireland: Sarahjane Belton (UL Bohemian) capt; Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemian), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond), Shannon Houston (Blackrock), Grace Davitt (Blackrock); Jo Oâ00Sullivan (Richmond), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemian); Fiona Coghlan, (UL Bohemian), Jess Limbert (Cooke), Marie Barrett (Highfield); Caroline Mahon (UL Bohemian), Germaine Healy (Rathdrum); Eimear Oâ00Sullivan (Clonakilty), Sinead Ryan (Navan), Orla Brennan (Blackrock).
Replacements: Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock), Laura Guest (Clonakilty), Debbie Clarke (Blackrock), Rachel Boyd (Cooke), Nicole Fitzgerald (UL Bohemian), Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemian), Amanda Greensmith (Shannon)