By Richard Cowley, Date: 5/10/12

Ireland have named a 30 man squad for their upcoming internationals against Scotland and England Knights in the 2012 Alitalia European Cup. The squad is missing some big name players like Pat Richards who featured in Ireland’s 2008 Rugby League World Cup campaign in Australia.

 

Ireland will take on Scotland in Edinburgh on the 14th of October. They will then return home to take on the England Knights 5 days later in Belfast on the 19th of October. 

Irelands involvement in the European Cup continues their buildup to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Ireland will take on the might of Australia at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick on the 9th of November 2013. 

Ireland Squad

M Hadden (Antrim Eels)
S Deevy (Athboy Longhorns)
W Kerr (Country Cowboys)
E Cosgrove (Dewsbury)
T McKeown (Dublin City Exiles)
J Taylor (Dublin City Exiles)
L Finn (Featherstone) Captain
L Ambler (Halifax)
C Casey (Halifax)
P Handforth (Halifax)
S Hesketh (Halifax)
C Roache (Leeds)
T Goulden (Leigh)
S Littler (Leigh)
G McNally (Leigh)
J Toole (Mounties)
J Mulhern (Oldham)
T Bergin (Sheffield Eagles)
P Smith (Sheffield Eagles)
B Guilfoyle (Treaty City)
A McCloskey (Treaty City)
K Haggerty (Widnes)
J Hinchcliffe
S Wellens
D Bridge (Warrington)
J Mendeika (Warrington)
T McCarthy (Warrington)
M Haggerty (Whitehaven)
C Sice (Whitehaven)
J O’Donnell (Wigan)

ALITALIA EUROPEAN CUP SCHEDULE

Round 1: 14 October: SCOTLAND v IRELAND, Meggetland, Edinburgh 1400 hrs
Round 2: 19 October IRELAND v ENGLAND KNIGHTS, Belfast Harlequins, Belfast 1930 hrs
Round 3: 28 October: SCOTLAND v ENGLAND KNIGHTS, Meggetland, Edinburgh 1400 hrs