A first ever win over the Springboks in South Africa, four new caps, and all 32 players getting game-time. From Cape Town to Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, it was a tour to remember for Joe Schmidt's men, despite a frustrating finish and a 2-1 series loss.
The Ireland Under-20 squad can look back on their campaign in Manchester with huge pride, having achieved a best ever finish of second at a World Rugby U-20 Championship and become the first Irish national men's team to beat a New Zealand side. Number 8 Max Deegan was also crowned the Player of the Tournament and four forwards - Andrew Porter, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Deegan - were picked for the Championship's Dream Team.
The Ireland Women went from the disappointment of missing out on Olympic qualification to the joy of securing their World Series status for next season, as the World Rugby Olympic Sevens Repechage came to a thrilling close at UCD.
Who will secure the final qualifying spot for Rio? A crucial final day lies ahead for the Ireland Women's Sevens team and the other Olympic hopefuls competing at the UCD Bowl. You can watch all the knockout matches live below.
It was a case of 'job well done' for the Ireland Women's Sevens team after they topped their pool on the opening day of the Olympic Repechage at UCD. Anthony Eddy's side defeated Trinidad & Tobago (51-0), Portugal (24-12) and China (12-0).
We did everything but score says Andrfew Trimble of the third and final test match in South Africa. The Ireland wing was disappointed with the result but felt that Ireland showed character throughout the tour.
Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's third Test match against South Africa at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium today (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time), as they look to clinch an historic 2-1 series win.
The stage is set for a memorable weekend of international Women's Sevens action at UCD where 16 teams are gunning for the one final qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. You can watch every game on the live stream, beginning from 10am local time.
The Ireland Under-20s (sponsored by PwC) are 80 minutes away from lifting World Championship silverware - they meet England in a mouth-watering final at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday night (kick-off 7pm).
Three Ireland international rugby teams go in search of history this weekend - Joe Schmidt's men in Port Elizabeth, the U-20s in Manchester and the Women's Sevens side in Dublin. Rory Best speaks to us about a big couple of days for Irish Rugby.