International | Tyrone McCarthy named in Ireland train-on squad

International | Tyrone McCarthy named in Ireland train-on squad

by | Oct 15, 2018

Salford Red Devils forward Tyrone McCarthy has been named in the 30-man train-on squad for Ireland for the forthcoming European Championships, which doubles as qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.
The top two nations will earn spots in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup while the bottom two will compete in a further qualification group in 2019 which will include Italy, either Norway or Greece and the top two nations in European B, which will be decided this weekend.
McCarthy was a staple in the Red Devils side throughout the 2017 scoring four tries. McCarthy featured for Ireland in last year’s Rugby League World Cup where defeat to Papua New Guinea prevented them a spot in the quarter-finals.
Ireland’s 35-man train-on squad is as follows:
Sean O’Sullivan, Connor Smyth (Athy Sharks), Michael Ward (Batley Bulldogs) Chris Hall, Connor Phillips (Belfast Stags), Joe Keyes, Gregg McNally, Ethan Ryan (Bradford Bulls RL), Peter Ryan (Coventry Bears RL/ Galway tribesmen), Aaron Ryan (Dublin City Exiles) Ryan Guilfoyle, Ed O’Keefe, Roy Stanley (Galway Tribesmen), Ronan Michael (Huddersfield Giants RL /Longhorns RL), Lewis Bienek (Hull FC), Api Pewhairangi (London Broncos RL), Andrew Coade, Matt Connelly, Gareth Gill, Richie McHugh, James Mulvany, Kevin Varga  (Longhorns RL), Tyrone McCarthy (Salford Red Devils), James Bentley (St Helens), Will Hope (Swinton Lions), Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Luke Hooley (Wakefield Trinity), George King, Pat Moran (Warrington Wolves), Alan McMahon (Waterford Vikings), Callum Mulkeen (West Wales Raiders), Callum O’Neill (Widnes Vikings)  Liam Byrne, Declan O’Donnell (Wigan Warriors).
The full European Championship fixtures are as follows:
ROUND 1 – 
Saturday 27 October
Ireland v Scotland – Morton Stadium, Santry (kick off 2pm)
France v Wales – Stade Albert Domec, Carcassone (kick off 6pm)
ROUND 2 – 
Friday 2 November
Scotland v Wales – Gala RFC, Galashiels, (kick off 7.30pm)
Saturday 3 November
Ireland v France – Morton Stadium, Santry (kick off 2pm)
ROUND 3 –
Saturday 10 November
France v Scotland – Stade Albert Domec, Carcassone (kick off 6pm)
Sunday 11 November
Wales v Ireland – Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (kick off 3pm)
 
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