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Porterfield returns for Ireland

William Porterfield
William Porterfield returns to the Ireland captaincy

William Porterfield returns to captain the Ireland side for the forthcoming European Championship games to be held in the Dublin area from 25-31 July.

Niall O'Brien and Eoin Morgan are also back in the squad for the full one-day internationals against The Netherlands and Scotland, both at Clontarf.

They replace Gary Wilson and Andrew Poynter, who are named in the squad to face Denmark, Norway and Italy.

O'Brien and Morgan will not feature in those three matches.

Ireland squad: William Porterfield (captain), Andre Botha (North County), Peter Connell (North Down), Alex Cusack (Clontarf), Phil Eaglestone (Strabane), Thinus Fourie (Railway Union), Gary Kidd (Waringstown), Kyle McCallan (Waringstown), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Kevin O'Brien (Railway Union), Niall O'Brien (Northamptonshire), Paul Stirling (Cliftonville), Reinhardt Strydom (North County), Andrew White (Instonians).

Ireland European Championship fixtures
July 25: Ireland v Norway, The Hills
July 26: Ireland v Denmark, Leinster
July 28: Ireland v Netherlands, Clontarf
July 29: Ireland v Italy, Malahide
July 31: Ireland v Scotland, Clontarf

see also
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