Chris Farrell, Jordan Larmour and Peter O’Mahony released from Ireland squad

Andy Farrell retains 35-man squad to face USA this weekend

Ireland centre Chris Farrell went off with a head injury during the win over Japan on Saturday. Photo: Donall Farmer/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland centre Chris Farrell went off with a head injury during the win over Japan on Saturday. Photo: Donall Farmer/AFP via Getty Images

 

Chris Farrell (HIA) and Jordan Larmour (groin) have been released from the Irish squad ahead of next Saturday’s test against the USA Eagles in the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.15pm, live on RTÉ2 and C4 NI).

Both players are being managed by their respective provincial medical teams while, after his valuable contribution in last Saturday’s 39-31 win over Japan, Peter O’Mahony has also been released to commence his off season. No players have been called up, with the squad now trimmed to 35 players.

The USA squad, minus the injured AJ MacGinty, landed in Dublin today after Sunday’s 43-29 defeat by an experimental England side at Twickenham after which head coach Gary Gold could feel understandably pleased with a second-half effort which saw his side outscore their hosts by 26-17.

“I’m very encouraged because of the circumstances and the adversity we went through,” said Gold. “Things could have gone belly-up at half-time. Other teams may have given up the fight.”

This will be the third meeting between the two sides in the past four years, with another to come in Las Vegas in the autumn. Ireland beat the Eagles by 55-19 in New Jersey in 2017 and by 57-14 in the Aviva Stadium in 2018.

Ireland squad to face USA

Backs (16)

Will Addison (Ulster/Enniskillen) 4 caps

Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Enniskillen) uncapped

Caolin Blade (Connacht/Galwegians) uncapped

Billy Burns (Ulster) 7 caps

Harry Byrne (Leinster/Lansdowne) uncapped

Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 23 caps

Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 2 caps

Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 24 caps

Shane Daly (Munster/Cork Constitution) 2 caps

Tom Daly (Connacht/Lansdowne) uncapped

Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 10 caps

James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) uncapped

Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 12 caps

Michael Lowry (Ulster/Banbridge) uncapped

Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 5 caps

Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan) 35 caps

Forwards (19)

Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 4 caps

Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 15 caps

Paul Boyle (Connacht/Buccaneers) uncapped

Ed Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 5 caps

Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 1 cap

Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 19 caps

Peter Dooley (Leinster/Lansdowne) uncapped

Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 8 caps

Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 5 caps

Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 22 caps

Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 12 caps

Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 44 caps

Ross Molony (Leinster/UCD) uncapped

Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) uncapped

James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 36 caps

John Ryan (Munster/Cork Constitution) 24 caps

Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) uncapped

Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 32 caps

Fineen Wycherley (Munster/Young Munster) uncapped

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