FOUR Limerick-based players have been selected in the Ireland Club international squad to face France and Scotland in two upcoming fixtures.
The Young Munster duo of Diarmuid McCarthy and Sean Duggan are joined in the squad by the Garryowen pair of Neil Cronin and James McInerney.
The Ireland squad contains players from 16 different clubs across Divisions 1A and 1B of the Ulster Bank Leagues, with a number of players selected in the squad that were involved in last year's fixtures against their Scottish and French counterparts.
Former Garryowen coach Paul Cunningham is head coach to the team while Garryowen’s Seamus McDermott is team manager.
The Ireland Club side’s first fixture is against the French Federale selection at the Stade Jules, Ladoumegue on Friday, February 12. The Ireland Club side will then take on the Scottish Clubs on Friday March 18 at Temple Hill in Cork at 7.30pm.