Joe Schmidt hands Garry Ringrose Ireland squad call-up

The Leinster man received high praise after his performance against Munster last weekend

In the aftermath of his barnstorming performance against provincial rivals Munster last week, Garry Ringrose has caught the eye of many.

None, it would seem, more so than Irish rugby royalty Brian O'Driscoll who tipped the 20-year-old Leinster man to become a part of the Ireland squad ahead of the Six Nations campaign next month.

Ringrose has become a key member of Leo Cullen's Leinster squad and will again feature in Friday night's clash with Connacht they look to make it consecutive wins in the PRO12  and maintain their best ever start to a campaign.

Joe Schmidt has moved quickly to ensure his participation with the squad is immediate and has included in him in the one-day meeting this weekend.

The one-day camp on Sunday is just over five weeks out from their Six Nation's opener against Wales, where the Kiwi coach will be hoping to mastermind a hat-trick of northern hemisphere titles.

Joe Schmidt will have a selection headache before Ireland's Six Nation's opener against Wales. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan 

While no firm selections have been made for the central berth in the current Ireland squad, with  Marshall, McCloskey, Payne, Cave and Olding all staking a claim to be included, all eyes will be firmly set on Ringrose to see whether or not he can make enough of an impression in the coming weeks.

He receives the call-up alongside fellow Leinster rookie Josh van der Flier.