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Kidney names 32-man squad

THE Ireland management have named a 32-man squad as preparations reach their final stages for Ireland’s opening game of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations against Wales on Sunday.

The majority of the squad that trained in the Limerick camp last week have been retained.

There are call-ups for O2 Ireland Wolfhound players Denis Hurley, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry and Rhys Ruddock, all of whom have been capped previously for Ireland.

Uncapped players David Kearney, Eoin O’Malley, Simon Zebo, and Brett Wilkinson also make the step up from the Wolfhounds squad to join up with the senior Ireland squad in Kildare.

Ireland Squad (32)

Rory Best (Ulster), Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Tom Court (Ulster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Gordon D’Arcy (Leinster), Keith Earls (Munster), Stephen Ferris (Ulster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), Chris Henry (Ulster), Denis Hurley (Munster), Shane Jennings (Leinster), Rob Kearney (Leinster), David Kearney (Leinster)*, Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Sean O’Brien (Leinster), Donncha O’Callaghan (Munster), Paul O’Connell (Munster), Ronan O’Gara (Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Munster)*, Eoin O’Malley (Leinster)*, Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Munster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Dan Tuohy (Ulster), Paddy Wallace (Ulster), Brett Wilkinson (Connacht)*, Simon Zebo (Munster)*

*Denotes uncapped player