Kidney selects 33 players for training ahead of opening Six Nations game
Declan Kidney has named a 33-man squad to train for the opening Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff next Saturday.
The squad includes 11 of the players from the Wolfhounds side that were beaten by the English Saxons in Galway on Friday evening.
The Irish coach will make his final selection for the Wales game on Tuesday based on training sessions at Carton House in Kildare over the coming days.
The 33-man Ireland training squad: Michael Bent, Rory Best, Tom Court, Sean Cronin, Gordon D'Arcy, Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald, Declan Fitzpatrick, Craig Gilroy, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Iain Henderson, Chris Henry, Paddy Jackson, Rob Kearney, David Kilcoyne, Conor Murray, Mike McCarthy, Kevin McLaughlin, Fergus McFadden, Dave McSharry, Sean O’Brien, Donncha O'Callaghan, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Peter O'Mahony, Eoin Reddan, Mike Ross, Donnacha Ryan, Jonathan Sexton, Mike Sherry, Devin Toner, Simon Zebo