Connacht out-half Jack Carty has been recalled to the Ireland rugby squad ahead of the final two rounds of the delayed Guinness Six Nations Championship against Italy and France.
The Barrymore native, who has ten senior caps, hasn’t featured for his country since the World Cup in Japan this time last year but head coach Andy Farrell has included the South Roscommon out-half in his 35-man squad alongside captain Johnny Sexton and Ross Byrne — players who will also have designs on the number 10 green jersey.
Five other Connacht players have made the squad – Bundee Aki, Kieran Marmion, Quinn Roux, Finlay Bealham and Dave Heffernan.
Ireland currently sit fourth on the Six Nations table one point behind Scotland and four points behind England and France who have all played an extra game. Back in February, Ireland recorded wins over Scotland (19-12) and Wales (24-12) before losing to England (12-24) at Twickenham.
Ireland play Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, October 24th, before facing France in Paris on Saturday, October 31st.