O'Cuinneagain out of A Team.
Dion O'Cuinneagain has been forced to withdraw from the Ireland A team to play France on Saturday.
O'Cuinneagain had picked up a groin injury playing for Ballymena in last Saturday's AIB All Ireland League win over Young Munster but the injury was originally thought to have eased. However the problem flared again in training on Wednesday and he was forced to pull out of Saturday's game.
His place on the team is taken by Tony McWhirter of Dungannon while Declan O'Brien of De La Salle Palmerston is called up to the bench for the first time.