Ireland Under-20 head coach Nigel Carolan looks forward to the 2015 campaign and discusses the objectives for his squad this season. There is a strong emphasis on player development at this level which Carolan believes is important in bringing young talent through to the professional game.
As the redevelopment of Irish Independent Park draws closer to completion, do not miss your chance to experience the upgraded facility for the first time as the Cork venue plays host to Ireland Wolfhounds v England Saxons on Friday, January 30 (kick-off 7.45pm).
We take a look back at some of the big moments for Irish Rugby in 2014, a year which included Six Nations and Nations Cup success, fourth place World Cup finishes for the Ireland Women and Under-20s and a memorable send-off for the great Brian O'Driscoll.
@IrishRugby has over quarter of a million followers on Twitter and Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and TV child star Melissa Joan Hart of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' fame are among the verified celebrity followers keeping tabs on Irish rugby.
Irish rugby was celebrating on the double last night as Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was selected as the RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year, while recently retired centre Brian O'Driscoll was inducted into the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council Hall of Fame.