IT Carlow Director Ruaidhri Neavyn (left) with Des Kavanagh of the Leinster Branch, Phil Orr, David Ross (Provincial Domestic Game Manager, Leinster Rugby), IRFU President Der Healy and Paddy Browne (Chairman, Governing Body, IT Carlow)
IrishRugby.ie caught up with Dr. Ruaidhri Neavyn, the IT Carlow Director, at this week's launch of a new and innovative three-year degree course - the BA Sport & Exercise (Rugby) - which IT Carlow have developed in association with Leinster Rugby and the Irish Rugby Football Union.
Journalist Coilin Duffy interviewed Ruaidhri Neavyn on behalf of IrishRugby.ie to find out more about the new course at IT Carlow. Click on the link below to listen.
Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby chats about sharing the defence coaching duties, Sean O'Brien (tight hamstring) sitting out Wednesday's training session and also talks about the strength of the Welsh back row.
Andrew Trimble talks about coming back from injury to make Ireland's RBS 6 Nations squad and dealing with the excitement and nervousness ahead of a big game like Sunday's Championship opener against Wales.
We hear from returning front rowers Adam McBurney and Conan O'Donnell, captain James Ryan and fellow newcomer Paul Kiernan as the Ireland Under-20s look forward to opening the U-20 RBS 6 Nations on Friday night against Wales at their new home of Donnybrook.
Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong spoke about the excitement of facing his first RBS 6 Nations campaign, the challenge of scrummaging against Wales and his earliest memories of the Championship - which include apple pie!
We caught up with Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs at the RBS 6 Nations media launch in London. 'Briggsy' is looking forward to the Championship and welcoming some new faces into the Ireland squad.
Joe Schmidt has named five uncapped players in the Ireland squad - Ultan Dillane, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Stuart McCloskey and Finlay Bealham. We spoke to them on their first day in Ireland camp.
Ireland's U-18 School and U-18 Club players were part of a three day camp over the Christmas period and received specialist training and advice workshops as they continue their development path. We spoke to Team Manager John McKinney, Caoches Noel McNamara and Mark Butler and IRFU High Performance Manager Colin McEntee about the structure of the three days and the season ahead for the players.
In an in-depth interview IRFU Performance Director speaks about Ireland's Rugby World Cup review and the key learnings, the structure of the professional game, player contracts and movement and the challenges and opportunities for Irish Rugby.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall, IRFU Director of Women's Rugby and Sevens, Anthony Eddy, and IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora speak about the World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage tournament which will be hosted at the UCD Bowl next June.
The IRFU High Performance Unit, under Colin McEntee, and Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek brought together coaches from all four provinces and Ireland representative teams to share ideas and look at recent trends in scrummaging. We spoke to Colin and Greg on the day.
The Ireland Men's and Women's Sevens teams are in action in Dubai this weekend. We spoke to coaches Anthony Eddy and Stan McDowell and team captains Lucy Mulhall and Tom Daly about expectations in camp and their preparations.
The Ireland Women's team played their first ever November Test match at the Twickenham Stoop last Saturday. We take a look back at the journey as Ireland capped nine new players in a rain-swept London.