Calvin Nash one of nine Munster players selected in Ireland’s Summer Training Squad

Winger Nash is one of four uncapped players named in the side, a reward for his outstanding performances in red this season.

Munster have had a total of nine players selected in Andy Farrell’s Ireland summer training squad. The Red Army have four representatives in the forwards in the form of Tadhg Beirne, Gavin Coombes, Dave Kilcoyne and Peter O’Mahony, while Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Conor Murray and Calvin Nash round out Ireland’s Munster contingent in the backs.

Winger Nash is one of four uncapped players named in the side, a reward for his outstanding performances in red this season as he dotted down with Munster claiming a first piece of silverware since 2011 after beating the Stormers in the URC Grand Final on Saturday.

Leinster dominate the 42-man squad with half of the players selected coming from the Champions Cup runners up. Ulster have seven in the squad while Connacht provide five.

The squad will train during June and July in Dublin, as Farrell attempts to put the finishing touches on his side ahead of the Bank of Ireland Nations Series, where Ireland will play three games.

They face Italy on August 5 at 8pm, England on August 19 at 5:30pm and Samoa on August 26 at 8pm. Tickets for the Italy and England games at the Aviva Stadium are available for purchase now via Ticketmaster.

Farrell will be hoping to use the series to make any final tweaks necessary to his squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The coach mentioned how it is important for his side to “freshen up” following the announcement of the squad.

“In the meantime, it’s important that we freshen up for a busy and exciting summer ahead, so we’re ready to get to work on June 18 and build towards the Bank of Ireland Nations Series and to France beyond that.”

Ireland will travel to Portugal in August for a warm-weather training camp, before Farrell announces his final 33 man squad for the World Cup at the end of August. A number of players will be hoping to impress over the summer and earn a spot on the plane.

Farrell’s side kick off their 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign against Romania in Bordeaux on September 9.

Ireland Training Squad

Forwards (22)

Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University)
Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers)
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne)
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere)
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster)
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf)
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf)
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy)
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne)
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians)
Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin University)
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD)
Cian Prendergast (Connacht/Corinthians)
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD)
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne)
Tom Stewart (Ulster/Ballynahinch)*
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena)
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD)

Backs (20)

Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians)
Caolin Blade (Connacht/Galwegians)
Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD)
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon)
Jack Crowley (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster)

Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/UCD)*
Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster)
Mack Hansen (Connacht/Corinthians)
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers)
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD)
James Lowe (Leinster)
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor)
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen)
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster)*

Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas)
Jamie Osborne (Leinster/Naas)*
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD)
Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan)

*denotes uncapped player

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