James Ryan and his team-mates will be aiming to be at their clinical best when they tackle table-topping France tonight, seeking only the Ireland Under-20s' second ever Six Nations victory on French soil.
Our two previous Plans, covering the last eight years, were instrumental in driving Irish rugby to the current levels
across all strands of the game.
At the time of printing (November 2013) there remains a lot of debate about the future of one of our premier competitions the Heineken Cup. However, while the negotiations on the future of this great competition are on-going it is incumbent on us to proceed with our plans for the future of our game.
The outcome of the on-going discussions may result in an amendment to this plan, but the overarching ambition, goals and targets for the development of Irish rugby must remain.
As the Governing Body for rugby across the island of Ireland and following almost two years of research and consultation with stakeholders, it is our collective resolve that this next stage in our vision for Irish rugby should be titled:
Pat Fitzgerald, IRFU President Finbarr Crowley, Chairman
The Strategic Plan This document is a concise summary of the strategic goals for Irish Rugby over the next 4 years. Further information
providing more background on all aspects of this plan can be found in the below documents and links: