This four-strong group to recommit follows George Skivington, Ian Humphreys, David
Paice, Jon Fisher and Topsy Ojo in extending their Irish contracts.
Local historian David Rowe, who will be lecturing as part of the Daniel Owen festival, at the great writer's statue with Josie Le Vay, Dave Humphreys, David
Graham, Joe Croft and Thomos Rolph
Dadorchuddio'r plac ar y trn yn 1987: Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Evie Lloyd, John Gruffydd Jones, Len Humphreys, David
And he is backing Humphreys, David
Pollock and Ed O'Donoghue to join their team-mates by earning international honours in the near future.
IRELAND'S SIX NATIONS SQUAD: Eddie O'Sullivan (Coach); Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley, Anthony Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll, David Humphreys, David
Quinlan, David Wallace, Donnacha O'Callaghan, Emmet Byrne, Eric Miller, Frank Sheahan, Gary Longwell, Geordan Murphy, Girvan Dempsey, Gordon D'Arcy, Guy Easterby, Jeremy Davidson, John Hayes, John Kelly, Jonathan Bell, Justin Bishop, Justin Fitzpatrick, Keith Gleeson, Kevin Maggs, Leo Cullen, Malcolm O'Kelly, Marcus Horan, Paddy Wallace, Paul Burke, Paul O'Connell, Paul Wallace, Peter Stringer, Reggie Corrigan, Rob Henderson, Ronan O'Gara, Shane Byrne, Shane Horgan, Simon Best, Simon Easterby, Victor Costello.
So we had a fistful of Lords (Geraint, Brooks, Jones, Richard, Merlyn-Rees, Griffiths and Roberts) a smattering of broadcasters, (Jamie Owen, Bob Humphreys, David
Parry Jones, Mal Pope and Hywel James) a trio of heroes (Sir Tasker Watkins VC, Simon Weston, Gerald Davies).
Girvan Dempsey, Denis Hickie, David Humphreys, David
Wallace and Malcolm O'Kelly are all ruled out.
Might the context not be extended beyond such familiar icons as Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty and Percy to include such other contemporary writers as Lee Abbott, Bobbie Ann Mason, Josephine Humphreys, David
Huddle and Padgett Powell?
Wales squad: Peter Swainson, Joseph Naughalty, Lewis Prosser, Andrew Cornick, Mark Whatling, Matthew Ruxton (c), Richard Gay, Huw Jones, Nicholas Rees, Liam Brignull, Rhys Gowman, Andrew Siemann, Michael Shaw, Rufus McNaught-Barrington, James Kyriakides, Lee Ible (gk), Alexander Humphreys, David
Reps: Jonathan Humphreys, David
Barnes, Geraint Lewis, Rob Fidler, Ramiro Pez, Nick Walshe, Pete Murchie.
HARD ACTS TO FOLLOW: Local sporting giants, Darren Clarke, David Humphreys, David
Healy and Peter Canavan (inset) are all household names, but where will their predecessors come from if funding ends; CANAVAN: Slams plans
David Humphreys, David
Wallace and Anthony Foley didn't take a full part in training, but we will probably wait until Friday to really finalise the team.