A Donegal rugby player has been included in the Ireland Club extended 32-man squad for next month’s two international club fixtures.
Kieran O’Gorman is a native of Letterkenny and is a son of locally-based solicitor Kieran and his wife Maria.
Thirty-year-old O’Gorman is a flanker with Old Belvedere in the Ulster Bank League. He is a former student of Sligo Grammar and Athlone Institute of Technology.
The Ireland Club XV will play their Scottish counterparts at Old Anniesland in Glasgow on Friday, February 6.
Then, the following weekend, Ireland will play France at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 14, which is O’Gorman’s birthday.
The fixture will be part of a unique double header against the French alongside the RBS 6 Nations senior international.
The Ulster Bank Club International Coaching Team of Paul Cunningham and Killian Keane named an extended training squad of 32 players clubs in advance of the two fixtures.
The extended squad assembled at Naas Rugby Club over the weekend for a one-day camp.
The squad will be reduced for further training camps in the weeks ahead before the match day squads of 22 will be announced.