Tipperary trio feature in Ireland Club XV squad ahead of rematch with Scotland

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Tipperary trio feature in Ireland Club XV squad ahead of rematch with Scotland

Cronan Gleeson pictured in action.

Tipperary trio Cronan Gleeson (Nenagh), Colm Skehan (Thurles) and James Kendrick (Cashel) have been named in Ireland Club XV squad to face Scotland at Netherdale in Galashiels on Friday night, March 16th (7.30pm).

The Ireland Club XV is managed by head coach Morgan Lennon and assistant coach Johne Murphy and won the opening game between the sides (26-23) at Dubarry Park three weeks ago.

Loose head Cronan Gleeson plays for Old Wesley while tight head Colm Skehan plays for Young Munster. Meanwhile Cashel RFC prop James Kendrick has been named the bench.

The Ireland Club XV squad reads as follows:

15. Eamonn Mills (Lansdowne)
14. Harry Brennan (Lansdowne)
13. Niall Kenneally (Cork Constitution)
12. Matt D'Arcy (Clontarf)
11. Daniel McEvoy (Lansdowne)
10. Jamie Gavin (Garryowen)
9. Neil Cronin (Garryowen) (capt)
1. Cronan Gleeson (Old Wesley)
2. Robbie Smyth (Terenure College)
3. Colm Skehan (Young Munster)
4. Ben Reilly (Clontarf)
5. Alex Thompson (Terenure College)
6. Michael Melia (Terenure College)
7. Jack Dwan (Lansdowne)
8. Michael Noone (Clontarf)

Replacements:

16. Paddy Finlay (Dublin University)
17. Tom O'Reilly (St Mary's College)
18. James Kendrick (Cashel)
19. Joe McSwiney (Cork Constitution)
20. Paulie Tolofua (Naas)
21. Angus Lloyd (Dublin University)
22. Mark O'Neill (Tenenure College)
23. Fionn Higgins (Naas)

The 2018 campaign represents the twelfth season of the club International series between Ireland and Scotland. The sides compete for the Dalriada Cup, which was first introduced in 2011, and the Scots have lifted it following the last two competitions - 2015 at Netherdale and 2016 at Temple Hill.

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