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
The Ireland squad paid a visit to Monaghan last week and held an open training session in Monaghan RFC. We spoke to Andrew Trimble after the session which was attended by over 2,000 cheering supporters.
Keith Earls notched up two tries against Italy on Saturday - he has now scored five in his last four matches for Ireland. We spoke to him pitchside immediately after Ireland's 63-10 RBS 6 Nations victory.
Winger Eimear Considine, who won her first cap, and number 8 and captain Paula Fitzpatrick look forward to the second round of the Women's Six Nations and Ireland's clash with Italy in L'Aquila on Sunday (kick-off 1pm local time/12pm Irish time).
The Ireland Women and Under-20s scored dramatic late wins over their Scottish counterparts as part of a double header at Broadwood Stadium. Go behind the scenes on a rain-swept night in Cumbernauld with Irish Rugby TV.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praised the squad's 'immense character' following the 27-24 GUINNESS Series success against Australia. Meanwhile, captain Rory Best reflects on 'an emotional day' as he made his 100th appearance for his country.
Irish Rugby TV brings you a behind the scenes look at Ireland's final GUINNESS Series game against Australia. Joe Schmidt's men marked captain Rory Best's 100th cap with a superb 27-24 victory over the Wallabies.
Saturday's GUINNESS Series clash with Australia marks Michael Kearney's last game as Ireland team manager. We spoke to him about five memorable years in the role. Watch out for a couple of special cameos!
Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board, and Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll speak about their excitement at officially launching Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. #Ireland2023
We're ready to create something legendary. A showcase for rugby nations old and new. A tournament that will grow the game globally, promote the values, spirit and ethos of rugby and will capture the world's imagination. #Ireland2023 - Liam Neeson gives voice to Ireland's bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.