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O’Mahony To Lead Way

27th May 2013 By Munster Rugby

O’Mahony To Lead Way

It was confirmed yesterday that Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will captain the Ireland squad for this year’s summer tour to North America.

It is the first time that the 23 year old will lead an Irish senior side having previously captained Munster, Munster A and under-age Irish squads. This time four years ago O'Mahony captained the Irish U20s Junior World Cup side that competed in Japan.

This is Peter's second Ireland summer tour, having played in Ireland's three games against New Zealand last June, and he has 14 Irish caps to his name since making his debut against Italy in February 2012.

Ireland Summer Tour Fixtures:
Sat. 8th June: USA v Ireland, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, ko 7.30pm (1.30am Irish)
Sat. 15th June: Canada v Ireland, Toronto BMO Stadium, Toronto, ko 8pm (1am Irish)

Ireland Squad:

Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster)
Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)
Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Jamie Hagan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)*
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)
David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht)*
Paul Marshall (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Kevin McLaughlin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
Stuart Olding (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) Capt.
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Mike Sherry (Garryowen/Munster)*
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

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