As expected their is no sign of Paul O'Connell, David Wallace or Anthony Horgan who are all on the long-term injured list and also omitted is Martin Cahill who is out for 3/4 weeks. Those players involved with the international squad will be available for the opening round game But will then miss rounds 2/3/4/5 There is a provision in the rules of the competition to bring in players at a later stage on a permit basis.
James Blayney, John Fogarty, Anthony Foley, Mick Galwey, Eddie Halvey, John Hayes, Trevor Hogan, Marcus Horan, Simon Kerr, Denis Leamy, Colm McMahon, Donnacah O Callaghan, Mick O Driscoll, Warren O Kelly, Alan Quinlan, Frank Sheahan, Jim Williams (capt.)
Dominic Crotty, Rob Henderson, Jason Holland, Clinton Huppert, Killian Keane, John Kelly, Mossy Lawlor, Conor Mahony, Dominic Malone, Mike Mullins, Ronan O Gara, John O Neill, Mike Prendergast, Jeremy Staunton, Peter Stringer.
Injured, not considered
Martin Cahill, Paul O Connell, David Wallace, Anthony Horgan.