Peter O'Mahony has been named as Ireland captain for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.

The announcement came as head coach Andy Farrell named a 34-man squad for the tournament, which begins on 2 February against France in Marseille.

The 34-year-old Munster back row, who has 101 Ireland caps stepped down as Munster captain in November.

Missing through injury are Connacht’s Mack Hansen, Jimmy O'Brien, Dave Kilcoyne, Ross Byrne and Rob Herring.

Ireland Squad – Guinness Men's Six Nations 2024

 

Forwards (19):

 

Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University)(15)

Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers)(36)

Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne)(46)

Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere)(41)

Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College)(36)

Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf)(72)

Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf)(125)

Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy)(79)

Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne)(26)

Jeremy Loughman (Munster/Garryowen)(4)

Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin University)(5)

Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution)(101) (captain)

Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch)(12)

Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD)(59)

James Ryan (Leinster/UCD)(59)

Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne)(21)

Tom Stewart (Ulster/Ballynahinch)(2)

Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge)(3)

Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD)(57)

 

Backs (15):

 

Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians)(52)

Harry Byrne (Leinster/UCD)(2)

Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon)(13)

Jack Crowley (Munster/Cork Constitution)(9)

Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/UCD)(1)

Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster)(30)

Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers)

Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD)(36)

Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College)(30)

James Lowe (Leinster)(26)

Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor)(15)

Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen)(112)

Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster)(1)

Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD)(57)

Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan)(37)

 

Training Panellists:

 

Oli Jager (Munster)*

Thomas Ahern (Shannon/Munster)*

Sam Prendergast (Lansdowne/Leinster)*

 

*uncapped

 

2024 Six Nations fixtures

 

Round 1

 

Friday 2 February – France v Ireland, 8pm

Saturday 3 February – Italy v England, 2.15pm

Saturday 3 February – Wales v Scotland, 4.45pm

 

Round 2

 

Saturday 10 February – Scotland v France, 2.15pm

Saturday 10 February – England v Wales, 4.45pm

Sunday 11 February – Ireland v Italy, 3pm

 

Round 3

 

Saturday 24 February – Ireland v Wales, 2.15pm

Saturday 24 February – Scotland v England, 4.45pm

Sunday 25 February – France v Italy, 3pm

 

Round 4

 

Saturday 9 March – Italy v Scotland, 2.15pm

Saturday 9 March – England v Ireland, 4.45pm

Sunday 10 March – Wales v France, 3pm

 

Round 5

 

Saturday 16 March – Wales v Italy, 2.15pm

Saturday 16 March – Ireland v Scotland, 4.45pm

Saturday 16 March - France v England, 8pm

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