Irish strong for English test
WILLIAM PORTERFIELD'S 200th game for Ireland will see him lead an experienced Ireland squad for their Royal-London One-Day International against England at Malahide on Friday May 8 (10.45).
The 30-year old is one of 13 players who featured in Ireland's recent World Cup squad in Australia and New Zealand. Tim Murtagh returns after a foot injury which caused him to miss the tournament, while Peter Chase and Max Sorensen are the players left out.
IRELAND (Squad v England): William Porterfield (captain), (Warwickshire), Andrew Balbirnie (Middlesex), Alex Cusack (Clontarf), George Dockrell (Somerset), Ed Joyce (Sussex), Andrew McBrine (Donemana), John Mooney (North County), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Kevin O'Brien (Railway Union), Niall O'Brien (Leicestershire), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Stuart Thompson (Eglinton), Gary Wilson (Surrey), Craig Young (Bready).