Tokyo Olympic finalist Mona McSharry and the returning Shane Ryan are part of a 17-strong Irish team that will head to Rome for the 2022 LEN European Aquatics Championships.

Action in the Italian capital runs from this Thursday until the 21 August, with Swim Ireland confirming 14 competitors in the pool and three diving participants.

RTÉ2 will have nightly highlights across the meeting.

2021 World Championships medallist Mona McSharry will be without her fellow World-medal winning training partner Ellen Walshe in Rome, with Walshe withdrawing from the team on medical grounds.

The Ireland team has been blighted somewhat with a number of medical-related withdrawals including those of Jordan Sloan, Conor Ferguson and Molly Mayne, all now unable to travel on similar grounds. Jack McMillan has also withdrawn from the team, declaring that it is his intention to make himself available for selection for Great Britain from this point forward.

The Championships will see a return to international racing for Shane Ryan who has carefully managed his training over the last nine months following a shoulder operation to deal with the issue that forced him to withdraw from backstroke racing in Tokyo.

Ryan's progress since this time has been encouraging and his racing commitments in Rome will be considered on a day-to-day basis, with his ability to compete successfully in the Paris Olympic Games of paramount importance.

Olympians Danielle Hill, Darragh Greene, Finn McGeever, Brendan Hyland and Tanya Watson will all feature as part of the team in Rome, as will Victoria Catterson, Niamh Coyne, Robert Powell, Eoin Corby, Max McCusker, Clare Cryan and Ciara McGing.

Commonwealth medallist Daniel Wiffen has elected not to compete in this competition, having already featured in Birmingham and at the World Championships in Budapest this season.

Ellie McCartney, Grace Hodgins and Liam Custer are the youngest members of the team, earning their place on a senior Irish team in favour of an appearance at the World Junior Championships. McCartney was unable to compete in her primary event at the recent Europeans for medical reasons and will relish this additional opportunity provided to her on the back of that disappointment.