CORK Constitution captain Niall Kenneally is to skipper the Ireland Club team to face their Scottish equivalent in two games soon.
The powerful centre has the honour of leading out the side in Edinburgh on Friday week before the return fixture in Dublin a week later.
Kenneally's appointment is high recognition of the impact he has made during his time with Con, including the last three seasons, when he's been club captain.
Kenneally celebrated his 28th birthday recently and hopes to help reclaim the Dalriada Cup, which goes to the team with the greater aggregate score from the two games.
Kenneally made his debut in the fixture last season and is looking forward to adding to his cap collection.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the internationals in 2018. You're playing against a lot of your rivals, but you'd have great respect for them at the same time.
“They'd be the toughest competitors you'd play against during the year, but it's great to park that rivalry for a couple of weeks and put on the green jersey, going into battle,” he said.
Meanwhile, AIL Division 2A leaders, Highfield, are again shortlisted for the Try of the Month for December in the All-Ireland League.
Luke Kingston won the November award and now Ben Martin's super score against Blackrock College at Musgrave Park is nominated.
It came from a multi-phased attack, which culminated in the centre kicking ahead from half-way and winning the race to touch down in a 66-31 victory.