Thursday, October 10 2013 @ 08:00 am ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
Ireland have named a 29 man squad ahead of the upcoming International Rules Series Tests against Australia in Ireland. This squad is expected to be shortened to 23 closer to the first Test.
Among the named squad Australian football followers will recognise Carlton’s Zach Tuohy and former Brisbane/St Kilda player Colm Begley. Chrissy McKaigue played with the Sydney Swans reserves, and Michael Shields lasted half a season with the Carlton Football Club before deciding to go back to Ireland.
Others that had short stints in Australia are John Heslin at Richmond (he also played in the winning Irish team at IC11) and Ciaran Kilkenny who left Hawthorn before the season started this year.
Ciaran Byrne has signed with Carlton to be on the club’s list as an International Rookie in 2014.
The squad is as follows