Neil McGee, Gaoth Dobhair and Patrick McBrearty, Kilcar, have been selected along with Michael Murphy for the Irish international team to play Australia.
The GAA and Irish International Rules team manager Paul Earley confirmed Michael Murphy as team captain last week for the upcoming series tests against Australia in association with the Irish Daily Mail.
Now Earley has confirmed his provisional panel for the upcoming International Rules series with Australia to be played in Cavan and Dublin on October 19 and 26
In total 15 counties are represented on a panel of 29 that is expected to be cut back next week
ahead of the opening test at Kingspan Breffni Park.
Michael Murphy will captain the team and Cork’s Aidan Walsh has been confirmed as the vice-captain for the 2013 series.
Mayo have the largest single representation on the panel with four followed by Cork, Donegal, Laois
and All-Ireland champions Dublin who all have three each.
Galway, Tyrone and Monaghan have two each selected while Kildare, Derry, Westmeath, Armagh, Louth, Meath and Wexford are also represented.
Zach Tuohy (Carlton / Laois) is the only AFL-based player in the panel.
Team manager Paul Earley said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm our training panel for the
upcoming series and training has really stepped up in recent weeks with the inclusion of players
from both of the All-Ireland finalists.
“We have a great response from players both in coming to join the panel and in training and we are
pleased with the progress made to date.
“Injury has prevented a number of players from making this panel but we are very pleased with the
group of players we are working with and very much looking forward to the two games.”
The Irish manager confirmed that Kevin McKernan will not be involved despite featuring prominently
in the training panel. The Irish medical team advised that bruising to his knee was likely to be exacerbated by training for both his club and the Irish team.
The Irish Panel is as follows;
Michael Murphy, Donegal – CAPTAIN
Aidan Walsh, Cork – VICE CAPTAIN
Paddy O’ Rourke, Meath
Colm Begley, Laois
Colm Boyle, Mayo
Ciaran Byrne, Louth
Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone
Paul Conroy, Galway
John Doyle, Kildare
Paul Flynn, Dublin
Finian Hanley, Galway
John Heslin, Westmeath
Darren Hughes, Monaghan
Lee Keegan, Mayo
Ciaran Kilkenny, Dublin
Paddy McBrearty, Donegal
Jack McCaffrey, Dublin
Niall Morgan, Tyrone
Neil McGee, Donegal
Chrissy McKaigue, Derry
Ciaran McKeever, Armagh
Kevin McLoughlin, Mayo
Conor McManus, Monaghan
Ross Munnelly, Laois
Aidan Ó Se, Mayo
Ciaran Sheehan, Cork
Michael Sheilds, Cork
Zach Tuohy, Carlton & Laois
Daithi Waters, Wexford