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17 Munster Players in Ireland Squad

22nd October 2008 By Munster Rugby

17 Munster Players in Ireland Squad

Ireland coach Declan Kidney has named 17 Munster players in his 41 strong squad for the November internationals and has also confirmed Brian O’Driscoll as captain for the series.

As was expected Keith Earls is among the 17 players as is Barry Murphy, Ian Dowling, Tomas O’Leary, Tony Buckley and Donncha Ryan as well as Denis Leamy who is on the cusp of a return to action and the usual suspects, Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes, Marcus Horan, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Mick O’Driscoll, Alan Quinlan and the Man of the Match from the Sale Sharks game, David Wallace.

Backs: Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Ian Dowling (Shannon – Munster), Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College – Leinster), Gavin Duffy (Galwegians – Connacht), Keith Earls (Young Munster – Munster), Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College – Leinster), Shane Horgan (Boyne – Leinster), Robert Kearney (UCD – Leinster), Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Barry Murphy (UL Bohemians – Munster), Brian O’Driscoll (UCD – Leinster) Captain, Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution – Munster), Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin – Munster), Eoin Reddan (Wasps), Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College – Leinster), Peter Stringer (Shannon – Munster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena – Ulster), Paddy Wallace (Ballymena – Ulster).

Forwards: Rory Best (Banbridge – Ulster), Tony Buckley (Shannon – Munster), Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon – Ulster), Bob Casey (London Irish), Tom Court (Malone – Ulster), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon – Ulster), Jerry Flannery (Shannon – Munster), John Hayes (Shannon – Munster), Cian Healy (Clontarf – Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas – Leinster), Marcus Horan (Shannon – Munster), Bernard Jackman (Clontarf – Leinster), Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College – Leinster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution – Munster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution – Munster), Paul O’Connell (Young Munster – Munster), Malcolm O’Kelly (St. Mary’s College – Leinster), Mick O’Driscoll (Cork Constitution – Munster), Alan Quinlan (Shannon – Munster), Michael Ross (Harlequins), Donncha Ryan (Shannon – Munster), David Wallace (Garryowen – Munster), Roger Wilson (Northampton)


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