O’Mahony named as Ireland captain ahead of six nations

Ireland line-up. Photo/Irish Rugby

Ireland head coach Andy Farell has named his squad that will be taking part in the 2024 Guinness six nations.

After the retirement of long-serving fly half Jonathan Sexton following their elimination from the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France late last year, the role of captaincy now shifts to Peter O’Mahony.

O’Mahony who has been Sexton’s vice now will be teams leader. O’Mahony says it’s a dream come true for him to captain Ireland.

“Ever since I was a boy starting off in the game, I have always dreamed of captaining Ireland.

“I have been asked to lead Ireland on a number of occasions previously, and each of those 10 matches were special days. To be now asked to captain Ireland ahead of the Six Nations is without doubt one of the proudest moments of my life and I would like to thank Andy for this show of faith in me.

“We have a strong core of leaders who will all play a key role in driving the highest standards for the team over the coming weeks.

“Competition is red hot across the squad, and we’re all hugely motivated to work hard when we meet up next week ahead of the opening game in Marseille.”

They are set to defend their championship which they won last year and will kick start the campaign against France on the 24th of February.

Ireland Squad.


Tadgh Furlong, Finlay Bealham, Tom O’Todle, Ronnan Kelleher, Dan Sheehan, Tom Stewart, Andrew Porter, Jeremy Loughman, Cian Healey, Iain Henderson, Tadgh Beirne, Joe McCarthy, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony , Josh Van der Fleir, Caelan Doris, Jack Conan, Nick Timoney and Ryan Baird.


Jamison Gibson-Park, Craig Casey, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Harry Byrne, Ciaran Frowely, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Garry Ringrose, Stuart McCloskey, Hugo Keenan, Jacob Stockdale, James Lowe, Calvin Nash, Jordan Larmour.


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