EIGHT Munster players, including back-row Peter O’Mahony who is not expected to play for the province again this season due to injury, have been included in the Ireland squad for a 24-hour training camp.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley yesterday said he did not think O’Mahony would feature for the province again this season as he is recovering from a serious knee injury.
However, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt’s included O’Mahony in the extended 45-man squad for the one day national camp at Johnstown House on Sunday and Monday as thoughts turn to the summer tour to South Africa.
Backs Keith Earls, Simon Zebo and Conor Murray will be joined in the Ireland squad this wekeend by forwards Dave Kilcoyne, Tommy O’Donnell, Donnacha Ryan, O’Mahony and CJ Stander.
Ireland squad: Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Sean Cronin (St Marys/Leinster), Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster), Craig Gilroy (Ulster), Matt Healy (Lansdowne/Connacht), Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht), Rob Herring (Ulster), Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster), David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster), Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster), David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster), Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht), Luke Marshall (Ulster), Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster), Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster), Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster), Stuart Olding (Ulster), Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), Jared Payne (Ulster), Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster), Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht), Rhys Ruddock (St Marys/Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster), CJ Stander (Munster), Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster), Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster), Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)