Ireland International Rules manager, Joe Kernan, has finalised his 23-man squad for the upcoming tour to Australia by drafting in Cork’s Sean Powter and Armagh’s Niall Grimley.
The duo made the cut after impressing in last night’s final trial match in Croke Park.
Powter caught the eye this year for Cork as an attacking half-back, while Grimley confirmed his status as one of the best young midfielders in the game with a string of excellent performances for Armagh.
The finalised 23-man squad now reads as follows.
Ireland 2017 International Rules Squad
Niall Morgan (Edendork, Tyrone)
Chris Barrett (Belmullet, Mayo)
Gary Brennan (Clondegad, Clare)
Eoin Cadogan (Douglas, Cork)
Killian Clarke (Shercock, Cavan)
Peter Crowley (Laune Rangers, Kerry)
Kevin Feely (Athy, Kildare)
Niall Grimley (Madden Raparees, Armagh)
Paul Geaney (Dingle, Kerry)
Pearce Hanley (Gold Coast/Ballaghadereen, Mayo)
Brendan Harrison (Aghamore, Mayo)
Conor Mc Manus (Clontibret, Monaghan)
Michael Murphy (Glenswilly, Donegal)
Niall Murphy (Coolera/Strandhill, Sligo)
Paul Murphy (Rathmore, Kerry)
Karl O’Connell (Tyholland, Monaghan)
Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, Mayo)
Niall Sludden (Dromore, Tyrone)
Enda Smith (Boyle, Roscommon)
Conor Sweeney (Ballyporeen, Tipperary)
Zach Tuohy (Geelong/Portlaoise, Laois)
Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin/Clonberne, Galway)
Sean Powter (Douglas, Cork)