The Ireland Club team to play England Counties in the Ulster Bank Club International at Anglesea Road on Friday evening (KO: 5.30pm) has been named…

Cork Constitution’s Gerry Hurley will start at scrum half with Matt D’Arcy of St. Mary’s College named in the replacements.

Hurley will partner Dolphin’s Barry Keeshan in the half backs. Clontarf’s Evan Ryan partners Eric Moloney in the centres with John O’Brien, John Cleary and David Mongan again comprising an attacking back three.

Up front Coach David O’Mahony has retained the same pack that helped power the Club side to victory over the Scottish Clubs last weekend to win the Dalriada Cup.

The back row of Hugh Hogan, Barry O’Mahony and team captain Frank Cogan may again prove influential as Ireland face a strong England Counties side.

The game kicks off at 5.30 in Old Belvedere’s Anglesea Road ground and promises to be a cracking game of rugby.

IRELAND CLUB TEAM:

15: John O’Brien (Buccaneers)
14: John Cleary (Galwegians)
13: Eric Moloney (Dolphin)
12: Evan Ryan (Clontarf)
11: David Mongan (Old Belvedere)
10: Barry Keeshan (Dolphin)
9: Gerry Hurley (Cork Constitution)

1: John Ryan (UCC)
2: Richie Sweeney (St. Mary’s College)
3: Christy Condon (Dolphin)
4: Philip Donnellan (UCC)
5: Simon Crawford (Clontarf)
6: Hugh Hogan (St. Mary’s College)
7: Barry O’Mahony (Clontarf)
8: Frank Cogan (Cork Constitution) CAPTAIN

REPLACEMENTS:

16: Ciaran Kavanagh (Clontarf)
17: Ger Slattery (Young Munster)
18: Liam Og Murphy (Young Munster)
19: Damian Hall (St. Mary’s College)
20: Matt D’Arcy (St. Mary’s College)
21: Alan Kingsley (Young Munster)
22: Stuart Morrow (Ballynahinch)

Ireland Management Team:

David O’Mahony – Head Coach
Pat McHale – Team Manager
Andy Wood – Assistant Coach
Eugene McEntegart – Strength & Conditioning Coach
William Duggan – Doctor
Ailbe McCormack – Doctor
Pat Downey/Jim Barden – Bagmen