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Head Coach Declan Kidney during a press conference and media day at Jury's Hotel, Cork. Photo by: PA Archive/PA Photos

Irish rugby coach Declan Kidney names 37 man squad for training camp in Limerick

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Head Coach Declan Kidney during a press conference and media day at Jury's Hotel, Cork. Photo by: PA Archive/PA Photos

Declan Kidney has called a 37 man squad for a training camp to be held  in Limerick from August 16-19.

This will be the Kidney’s second camp of the summer, following the one held in Belfast at the end of July. However, the Limerick camp will see the return of all the Irish Lions and some English-based players.

"The Belfast camp was productive in that we were able to continue to work with the players and pick up where we left off from the summer tour and the Churchill Cup,” said Kidney.

"A lot of players are being given an opportunity and from that point of view as well, we were happy with the spread of players we were in contact with in Belfast.

"The next camp will be slightly different as the players involved with the Lions tour come back into the fold, so it allows us to set some foundations for the coming season."

37-man squad called up for Irish Training camp

Neil Best (Northampton Saints) , Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)
Tony Buckley (Shannon/Munster), Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Sean Cronin (Buccaneers/Connacht), Leo Cullen (Blackrock College/Leinster), Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Ian Dowling (Shannon/Munster), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College/Leinster) Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster), John Hayes (Bruff/Munster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster), Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster), Shane Horgan (Boyne/Leinster), Shane Jennings (St. Mary's College/Leinster), Robert Kearney (UCD/Leinster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster), Fergus McFadden (UCD/Leinster), Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers), Brian O'Driscoll (UCD/Leinster), Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster), Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster), Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Tomas O'Leary (Dolphin/Munster), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster), Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster), David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster), Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster), Brett Wilkinson (Galwegians/Connacht)

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