Roscommon midfielder, Enda Smith, has been called up to the Irish team for the International Rules series, which takes place in Adelaide and Perth next month.
Former Armagh manager Joe Kernan will take charge of Ireland and said he chose Smith due to his “athleticism and ability as a footballer.”
Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea will captain the 21-man Irish squad attempting to retain the Cormac McAnallan Cup that Ireland won following a five-point win over Australia in 2015.
The International Rules series will be shown live on RTÉ Television with the first test set to take place at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, November 12th at 5 am Irish time. The deciding test will take place the following Saturday at the Domain Stadium in Perth at 8.45 am Irish time.
Reacting to yesterday’s announcement, Roscommon GAA Chairman, Seamus Sweeney, said it was a great day for Enda and everyone involved.
“It’s a great day for Enda, for the Smith family, his club Boyle and Roscommon GAA. His effort over the past few years has been recognised and this along with his Connacht medal and All Star nomination will make 2017 a memorable year for Enda.”