Full listing of rugby fixtures for the coming weekend
FridayCeltic League: Llanelli Scarlets v Neath Swansea Ospreys, Stradey Park, 7.05Under-21 Interprovincial: Leinster v Munster, Donnybrook, 6.30SaturdayCeltic League: The Borders v Glasgow Rugby, The Greenyards, 3.0Ulster v Leinster, Ravenhill, 5.15Cardiff Blues v Newport Gwent Dragons, Arms Park, 5.30Munster v Connacht, Musgrave Park, 8.05Under-21 Interprovincial: Connacht v Ulster, Sportsground, 12.30Junior Interprovincial: Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, 3.0Leinster v Ulster, Railway Union, 3.0Munster Senior League: Garryowen v Dolphin, Dooradoyle, 3.0Shannon v UCC, Coonagh, 3.0Sunday's Well v Waterpark, 2.30Thomond v Highfield, Fitzgerald Park, 3.0UL Bohemian v Old Crescent, Annacotty, 3.0Young Munster v Bruff, Clifford Park, 3.0Leinster Senior Cup:Section A:
Bective v Greystones, Donnybrook, 3.0Blackrock Collage v Old Belvedere, Stradbrook, 3.0Section B: Co. Carlow v St. Mary's College, Oak Park, 3.0Wanderers v De La Salle Palmerston, Merrion Road, 3.0Section C: Barnhall v Old Wesley, Parsontown, 3.0Clontarf v Dublin University, Castle Avenue, 3.0Section D: Naas v UCD, Forenaughts, 3.0Skerries v Lansdowne, Holmpatrick, 3.0Terenure College v Monkstown, Lakelands, 3.0Leinster J1 League: Blackrock College v Old Belvedere, Stradbrook, 3.0Ulster Senior League: Ards v Belfast Harlequins, Hamilton Park, 2.30Ballymena v Banbridge, Eaton Park, 2.30Malone v Instonians, Gibson Park, 2.30Portadown v Dungannon, Chambers Park, 2.30Queen's University v City of Derry, The Dub, 2.30U-20 League South: Kanturk v Dolphin, Kanturk, 3.0Sunday Mansergh Cup: Clonmel v Clanwilliam, Clonmel, 1.30
Ireland will host the 'Women's Sevens Dublin' at UCD on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Tournament director Garrett Tubridy and Ireland stars Lucy Mulhall, Jenny Murphy and Louise Galvin speak about their excitement ahead of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series qualifier.
Coach Allen Clarke and stand-in captain Billy Holland answer questions from the media following Emerging Ireland's 45-12 victory over Georgia in the final round of their successful Tbilisi Cup campaign.
Emerging Ireland coach Allen Clarke speaks about his side's five-try 33-7 win over Uruguay in the Tbilisi Cup and the first half injury to captain Rhys Ruddock. They wrap up the tournament against hosts Georgia on Sunday.
Speaking about the floods that occurred following the Tbilisi Cup's first round, Emerging Ireland team manager Joey Miles said: "A natural event like that, a tragedy like that puts the game of rugby into perspective. We express our regrets to the Georgian people and the Georgian Union for the terrible tragedy that they had."
Leinster and Ireland prop Martin Moore gives his support to the IRFU Charitable Trust's Corporate Patron Scheme, and Mick Quinn explains the benefits for companies getting involved. For further information, please contact Linda Black of the Charitable Trust - telephone (01) 6473866 or email: email@example.com / http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/34728.php.
David O'Reilly from the IRFU Charitable Trust's Corporate Patrons Committee speaks about the new scheme which provides businesses with unique networking opportunities and provides a platform for companies to effectively activate their CSR programmes. For further information, please contact Linda Black of the Charitable Trust - telephone (01) 6473866 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/34728.php.
We spoke to Leinster and Ireland winger Dave Kearney after the Captain's Run at Thomond Park as he prepares to take on some familiar faces and some well-capped stars when the Ireland XV play the Barbarians.
Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is one of two uncapped players in the Ireland XV starting team to play the Barbarians. We caught up with the young prop at Thomond Park as he prepares to pull on the green jersey.
Jamie Heaslip will captain the Ireland XV against the Barbarians at Thomond Park on Thursday. He spoke to Irish Rugby TV about facing the star-studded visitors and the battle he is relishing with his Leinster colleague Shane Jennings, who captains the Baa Baas.
Ireland Under-20 head coach Nigel Carolan has likened the World Rugby Under-20 Championship to 'a mini Six Nations in three weeks'. His side take on Argentina in their tournament opener in Parma next Tuesday.
Ireland Under-20 backs Nick McCarthy and Garry Ringrose and Feargal O'Rourke from team sponsors PwC spoke to Irish Rugby TV as the squad prepare for the World Rugby U-20 Championship which starts next week in Italy.
We caught up with Sean O'Brien at the Canterbury Ireland training kit launch where he spoke about next week's Barbarians game, the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and 'moving forward' with Leinster next season.