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Captain Mike McCarthy ruled out of Emerging Ireland squad

Published 03/06/2014 | 19:16

Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy

A CALF injury has ruled Leinster’s Mike McCarthy out of the Emerging Ireland squad for the IRB Nations Cup next month.

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Munster's Billy Holland will replace McCarthy while Dominic Ryan has been named as replacement captain of the side.

Meanwhile, Ulster’s Richard Lutton and Stuart McCloskey have been called up to replace Rodney Ah You and Noel Reid, who were called into the Ireland senior squad.

Emerging Ireland face Russia in the the first game of the tournament on Friday 13 June.

Emerging Ireland Squad


Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*

Michael Bent (Dublin University/Leinster)

Callum Black (Malone/Ulster)*

Paddy Butler (Shannon/Munster)*

Bryan Byrne (Clontarf/Leinster)*

Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues)*

Sean Dougall (Dolphin/ Munster)*

David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)*

Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Ulster) *

Mick Kearney (Clontarf/Connacht)*

Richard Lutton (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*

Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)*C

John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*

James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*


BACKS (11)

Michael Allen (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*

Andrew Conway (Blackrock College/Munster)*

Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

Eoin Griffin (Galwegians/Connacht)*

JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians/Munster)*

Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster)

Brendan Macken (Blackrock College/Leinster)*

Paul Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)

Stuart McCloskey (Dungannon/Ulster)*

Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*

Johne Murphy (Young Munster/Munster)*


*denotes uncapped player


IRB Nations Cup 2014

Venue:   Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf, Romania

Match 1:

Emerging Ireland v Russia

Friday 13th June 2014

Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf 19:00


Match 2:

Emerging Ireland v Uruguay

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf 19:00


Match 3:

Romania v Emerging Ireland

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf 17:00

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