01/05/02.Munster No 8 Anthony Foley faces a race against time in his effort to be fit for Munster's Heineken Cup final clash with Leicester in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on May 25th
Foley injured a shoulder AC joint in the semi-final clash with Castres and believes it will take up to three weeks at least to heal. That means he will miss the Interprovincial clash with Ulster on May 10th and although coach Declan Kidney refuses to rule the Shannon player out of the Cardiff game at this stage, the chances of him making the final starting line up are slim.The positive news is that Ronan O'Gara continues to make a good recovery from the knee gash that required 13 stitches while Jim Williams also continues to make good progress in his recovery from a damaged calf tear. Neither player will obviously be involved in this weekend's AIB League final but would be targetting the Ulster game on May 10th as a possible return match.
Irish Rugby TV brings you a behind-the-scenes look at the Ireland v Wales GUINNESS Summer Series game at the Aviva Stadium. Paul O'Connell, who was playing his last ever home international, took to the pitch with his son Paddy after the 16-10 defeat.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt names the team to play Wales in the GUINNESS Summer Series and answers questions on the selection, while scrum half Conor Murray talks about 'feeling fresh' ahead of his return to the side.
Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss updates the media on the progress of Andrew Trimble and Cian Healy, and says captain Paul O'Connell deserves 'a good send-off' in his final home international this weekend.
12 countries, 2 days, 7s heaven. The team captains were at the iconic Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin today to promote the Women's Sevens Dublin tournament in UCD this weekend. Check out www.irishrugby.ie/womens7sdublin for full details.
Ireland Women's internationals Nora Stapleton and Niamh Briggs talk to Irish Rugby TV about the IRFU's new Long Term Player Development Model for Women's rugby. For more on Women's LTPD, please visit www.irishrugby.ie/womensltpd.
The launch of the IRFU Long Term Player Development programme for Women's rugby is an important milestone in the game. Michael McGeehin of Coaching Ireland and Louis Magee, former IRFU President, speak about the programme.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announces the team to play Scotland in the GUINNESS Summer Series. He also answers questions about the selection and Chris Henry speaks about the players 'stepping up' and causing some headaches for the coaches.
Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy gives an update on the current shape of the squad ahead of the Scotland game, while Jared Payne talks about putting his best foot forward in the battle for centre spots.