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O’Donoghue Called Into Ireland Squad

7th March 2016 By Munster Rugby

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Rounds 5 & 6 of the RBS 6 Nations and includes back-rower Jack O’Donoghue as one of eight Munster representatives in his 35 man squad.

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Rounds 5 & 6 of the RBS 6 Nations and includes back-rower Jack O’Donoghue as one of eight Munster representatives in his 35 man squad.

Having graduated from the Greencore Munster Academy last summer, in this his first season with the senior squad, O’Donoghue has already made 20 appearances including every European game.

After previously representing Ireland U18 Clubs, Ireland U19s and captaining Ireland U20s at the 2014 Junior World Cup in New Zealand, the Waterford native has now been included in his first Ireland senior squad at 22 years of age.

Joining O’Donoghue in the Ireland training squad are Dave Foley, Tommy O’Donnell, Donnacha Ryan, CJ Stander, Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Simon Zebo.

Forwards (19)
Finlay Bealham (Corinthians/Connacht)*
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c
Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc
Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster)
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*

Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)

Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)
Nathan White (Connacht)

Backs (16)
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Patrick Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
Jonathan Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

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