Two changes to Ireland panel ahead of second Test

Updated: Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 20:51 | Comments

John Doyle has been drafted in to the Ireland squad
John Doyle has been drafted in to the Ireland squad

Ireland manager Paul Earley has been forced to make two changes to his international rules panel ahead of Saturday’s second Test against Australia’s indigenous side.

A hamstring tear has ruled Galway defender Finian Hanley out of the Croke Park encounter, with his place going to former vice-captain Ciarán McKeever.

John Doyle also returns to the match day panel and takes the place of Aidan O'Shea, who is involved in the Mayo Senior Football Championship final with Breaffy this weekend.

Vice captain Aidan Walsh will be available after initial fears that he would miss the game with a knee injury were allayed.

Ireland panel:

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), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin), Paddy McBrearty (Donegal), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Neil McGee (Donegal), Chrissy McKaigue (Derry), Ciarán McKeever (Armagh), Kevin McLoughlin (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan), Ross Munnelly (Laois), Ciarán Sheehan (Cork), Michael Shields (Cork), Zach Tuohy (Carlton & Laois).

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