Intercontinental Cup May 11, 2006

Ireland name Intercontinental squad

Cricinfo staff

Ireland have named a squad of 12 for their first match of their ICC InterContinental Cup campaign as they set about defending their title. The four-day match against Namibia starts next week at Clontarf, in Dublin.

Gary Wilson and Gary Kidd have earned senior call-ups following their impressive displays in both the Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in February, and the more recent EurAsia Series in Abu Dhabi.

Three players were unavailable for selection - John Mooney has study commitments, while Andrew White is playing for Northants and Niall O' Brien is on duty for Kent.

Squad Trent Johnston (capt), Andre Botha, Jeremy Bray, Peter Gillespie, Dominick Joyce, Gary Kidd, Dave Langford-Smith, Kyle McCallan, Paul Mooney, Eoin Morgan, William Porterfield, Gary Wilson