Robin Dawson will spearhead the attack today as Ireland seek victory in the European Amateur Team Championship at the Faldo Course at Bad Saarow, Germany.
Tramore star Dawson, who was part of last year’s squad that finished seventh, will hope to continue with the recent form that saw him finish as runner-up in both the Amateur Championship and European Amateur Championship.
Flogas Irish Amateur Open champion Dawson, 22, is joined in the team by 2016 participant Alex Gleeson (Castle) and St Andrews Links Trophy winner John Murphy (Kinsale), who helped the boys earn promotion to the top flight two years ago.
Men’s Home Internationals winners Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) are also involved while Naas man Jonathan Yates receives his first Ireland call-up.
Ireland, who will be captained by John Carroll (Bandon), have won the competition six times with their most recent successes coming in 2007 and 2008.