Ciarán Frawley, Jimmy O’Brien and Joe McCarthy are among the five uncapped players named in the 40-player Ireland squad for July’s New Zealand tour.

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named Johnny Sexton as squad captain once again for what will be Ireland’s first tour since the 2018 series win over Australia.

Ireland will play three Test matches against New Zealand in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington as well as two fixtures against the Maori All Blacks in Hamilton ahead of the first Test and in Wellington following the second Test.

Ireland have not toured New Zealand since 2012 and have never recorded a victory over the All Blacks in Aotearoa. Five of the current squad – Cian Healy, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls – were involved in that 2012 tour.

Along with Frawley, O’Brien and McCarthy, there is room for the also uncapped duo of Jeremy Loughman (Munster) and Cian Prendergast (Connacht).

Robert Baloucoune, Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell and Rónan Kelleher have been ruled out of the tour through injury.

Ireland 2022 Summer Tour Squad

Backs (18)
Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 37 caps
Harry Byrne (Leinster/Lansdowne) 2 caps
Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 32 caps
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 5 caps
Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 96 caps
Ciarán Frawley (Leinster/Skerries) uncapped
Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster) 17 caps
Mack Hansen (Connacht) 4 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 57 caps
James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) 3 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 20 caps
Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 30 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 12 caps
Michael Lowry (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 96 caps
Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas) uncapped
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 42 caps
Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 105 caps CAPTAIN

Forwards (22)
Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 8 caps

Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 23 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 30 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 27 caps
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 17 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 57 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 116 caps
Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 6 caps
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 68 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 26 caps
Jeremy Loughman (Munster/Garryowen) uncapped
Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin University) uncapped
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 84 caps
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 2 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps
Cian Prendergast (Connacht) uncapped
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 7 caps
Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 2 caps
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 5 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 40 caps

Ireland 2022 Summer Tour fixtures

Māori All Blacks v Ireland
FMG Stadium, Hamilton, Wednesday, 29 June (KO 8.05am)

New Zealand v Ireland
Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday, 2 July (KO 8.05am)

New Zealand v Ireland
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday, 9 July (KO 8.05am)

Māori All Blacks v Ireland
SKY Stadium, Wellington, Tuesday, 12 July (KO 8.05am)

New Zealand v Ireland
SKY Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 16 July (KO 8.05am)