Calvin Nash is among four uncapped players named in Andy Farrell’s World Cup training squad.
The Munster wing, who helped the team to the URC title at the weekend, joins up with the senior squad for the first time since the November internationals, while Leinster utility backs Ciarán Frawley and Jamie Osborne, and Ulster hooker Tom Stewart were involved in the Six Nations panels at various stages.
Farrell has named 42 players that will take part in training camps beginning in mid-June as the squad, who won the Six Nations last spring, prepare for warm-up matches against Italy, England and Samoa in August.
There is no place for Leinster’s Jordan Larmour, while despite recent good form, Munster’s Jean Kleyn and Jeremy Loughman have not been able to force their way in.
Likewise, Munster’s Joey Carbery has been omitted with Johnny Sexton, Ross Byrne and Jack Crowley the out-halves.
Farrell said: “It is exciting to announce our extended training squad for the first phase of Rugby World Cup preparations, and we’re looking forward to assembling in Dublin next month to hit the ground running as a group.
“It’s pleasing to see that selection has been as tough as ever, as real quality players have initially been unfortunate to have missed out. I’m sure that camp will be competitive enough as we grow minds and bodies and look to push on with our game from last season.
“In the meantime, it’s important that we freshen up for a busy and exciting summer ahead, so we’re ready to get to work on 18 June and build towards the Bank of Ireland Nations Series and to France beyond that.”
The Ireland squad will train at their Dublin base through June and July ahead of the Nations Series which will see Farrell’s side fine-tune their preparations for Rugby World Cup 2023 with home matches against Italy (Saturday, 5 August, 8pm) and England (Saturday, 19 August, 5.30pm) at Aviva Stadium and a fixture against Samoa at Stade Jean-Dauger in Bayonne (Saturday, 26 August, 8pm Irish time).
Ireland Training Squad
Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University)
Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers)
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne)
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere)
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster)
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf)
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf)
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy)
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne)
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians)
Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin University)
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD)
Cian Prendergast (Connacht/Corinthians)
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD)
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne)
Tom Stewart (Ulster/Ballynahinch)
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena)
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD)
Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians)
Caolin Blade (Connacht/Galwegians)
Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD)
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon)
Jack Crowley (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster)
Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/UCD)
Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster)
Mack Hansen (Connacht/Corinthians)
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers)
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD)
James Lowe (Leinster)
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor)
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen)
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster)
Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas)
Jamie Osborne (Leinster/Naas)
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD)
Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan)