12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
If you are not lucky enough to be travelling Down Under or to America next month, you can still catch live coverage of Ireland's summer tour and the Ireland 'A' team's Churchill Cup run on Sky Sports.
IRELAND/IRELAND 'A' MATCHES LIVE ON SKY SPORTS:
Saturday, June 3 - Churchill Cup - USA v Ireland 'A', Santa Clara, California, 9.00pm Irish time (kick-off 10.00pm) - Sky Sports 3
Saturday, June 10 - Summer Tour - New Zealand v Ireland, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 8.00am Irish time (kick-off 8.35am) - Sky Sports 2 (Highlights - 4.00pm - Sky Sports 1)
Saturday, June 10 - Churchill Cup - New Zealand Maori v Ireland 'A', Santa Clara, California, 9.00pm (kick-off 10.00pm) - Sky Sports 3
Saturday, June 17 - Summer Tour - New Zealand v Ireland, Eden Park, Auckland, 8.00am (kick-off 8.35am) - Sky Sports 2 (Highlights - tbc)
Saturday, June 24 - Summer Tour - Australia v Ireland, Subiaco Oval, Perth, 10.30am Irish time (kick-off 11.00am) - Sky Sports 2 (Highlights - tbc)