Connacht prop Jamie Hagan has extended his contract at the Sportsground after an impressive first season with Michael Bradley's men.
Jamie Hagan, a former Ireland Youths, Under-18 and Under-20 international, said he is delighted with the way things have worked out for him since moving to Galway.
"It has been great and I'm looking forward to another season," said Hagan, who featured in the Ireland U-20 squad, coached by Eric Elwood and Dan McFarland, that won the Grand Slam back in 2007.
Connacht CEO Gerry Kelly said that in a week when hooker Sean Cronin is included in the Ireland squad to play England at Twickenham in the RBS 6 Nations, it is very encouraging to see young players prosper after moving to Connacht.
"Jamie is having a great season and has been a big addition to our squad on and off the field and it is great that he is committing to Connacht for another season," said Kelly.
Irish Rugby TV went behind the scenes at the launch of the RBS 6 Nations in the Hurlingham Club in London. It was a case of 'lights, camera, action' as Joe Schmidt and Paul O'Connell spoke to the assembled media to preview rugby's greatest Championship.
Ulster youngster Iain Henderson talks about his return from injury after seven months on the sidelines. He will play for Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday, as competition increases for Six Nations selection.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt speaks about player injuries ahead of the start of the RBS 6 Nations, his side's title defence, the challenge of facing Italy away first up and mentions some of the players who might feature for the Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.
Newly-appointed Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs chats to Russell Hargreaves at the launch of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. She talks about her captaincy role, the uncapped players who have come on board and the mood in camp ahead of next week's opener away to Italy.
Speaking at the 2015 RBS 6 Nations launch, Ireland captain Paul O'Connell comments on matters both provincial and national as he looks forward to leading his country for the defence of their Championship crown.
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.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
As the countdown continues to Ireland's GUINNESS Series showdown with Australia, number 8 Jamie Heaslip talks about the Georgia game and what it will be like to face an 'old friend' in Michael Cheika this Saturday.