Neil McGee and Patrick McBrearty confirmed to join Murphy on Irish panel

Neil McGee and Patrick McBrearty confirmed to join Murphy on Irish panel
Neil McGee, Gaoth Dobhair and Patrick McBrearty, Kilcar, have been selected along with Michael Murphy for the Irish international team to play Australia.

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

respectively.

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