THERE are three Cork players in the Irish squad for the delayed Six Nations Championship, including newcomer Shane Daly.
The Bishopstown native joins Peter O'Mahony and John Ryan in the panel, while Skibbereen's Fineen Wycherley is also training with the group this week.
Daly played Schools Cup rugby with Pres and impressed with Cork Constitution before nailing down a squad berth with Munster. Dynamic and capable of playing in a number of positions in the backs, the 23-year-old has scored some impressive tries in the Pro14 last season.
Ireland coach Andy Farrell explained: “There has been a huge effort right across Irish Rugby to ensure that the professional game could return safely and that work is greatly appreciated by the national management.
"We have protocols in place to safeguard the welfare of the players and staff and are looking forward to completing the Six Nations Championships.
"We have two competitions to play in over the coming months but will focus first on a strong finish to the 6 Nations Championships."
Ireland face Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, October 24 before facing France in Paris the following Saturday.
Ireland are fourth in the table, one behind Scotland and four points behind England and France who have all played an extra game.
Before lockdown, Ireland beat Scotland and Wales before losing to England at Twickenham.
Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 26 caps
Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 6 caps
Jack Carty (Connacht/Buccaneers) 10 caps
Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 21 caps
Shane Daly (Munster/Cork Con) uncapped
Chris Farrell (Munster/Young Munster) 9 caps
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) uncapped
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 43 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) uncapped
Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 24 caps
Kieran Marmion (Connacht/Corinthians) 27 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 3 caps
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 81 caps
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 29 caps
Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 91 caps
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan) 28 caps
Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) uncapped
Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Corinthians) 9 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 13 caps
Ed Byrne (Leinster/UCD) uncapped
Will Connors (Leinster/UCD) uncapped
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 17 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster/UCD) 2 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 98 caps
Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 1 cap
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 55 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 11 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 3 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 67 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 26 caps
Quinn Roux (Connacht/Galwegians) 12 caps
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 26 caps
John Ryan (Munster/Cork Constitution) 21 caps
CJ Stander (Munster/Shannon) 41 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 26 caps
Harry Byrne (Leinster/Lansdowne) uncapped
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) uncapped
James Lowe (Leinster) uncapped James Tracy (Leinster/UCD) 6 caps
Fineen Wycherley (Munster/Young Munster) uncapped