So how did your boys (or girls) do? Full listing of the weekend's senior results.
Celtic League:Leinster 35 (S. Byrne, D. Hickie 2, McCullen tries. Holwell 3 cons, 3 pens) Edinburgh 13 (Jacobsen, Lawson tries. Patterson pen) Ulster Senior League:Ballymena 47 (S. Young 3, J. McGruggan, A. Kennedy, A. Larkin 2 tries. Larkin 6 cons) Instonians 3 (S. Flynn drop goal) Ards 9 (A. Derwin 3 pens) Malone 14 (D. Cobain try, G. Fry 3 pens) Ballynahinch 6 (J. Gillespie 2 pens) Dungannon 22 (S. Mallon, A. Subherwal, G. Steenson try each. G. Steenson pen, 2 cons) Banbridge 41 (P. Stronge 2, M. Waugh 2, J. Dodds, M. Eadie tries. C. Lawson 3 cons) City of Derry 19 (R. Campbell, D. Houston, R. McCarter tries. R. McCarter 2 cons) Queen's University 29 (T. Smith 2, S. Glass, D. Hall tries. R. Drysdale 2 cons) Portadown 22 (D. Whitten, D. Black, J. Cubbitt tries. B. Gribben pen, 2 cons) Munster Senior League:Old Crescent 85 (N. O'Brien 3, L. Burke 2, E. Dalton 2, B. Leahy 2, A. McMahon, J. Cullinane, D. McDonagh, P. Ryan tries. R. McDonald 10 cons) Sunday's Well 5 (D. Power try) Cork Constitution 15 (R. Kenneally, C. Healy tries. P. McCarthy pen, con) UL Bohemian 16 (C. O'Boyle, C. Loughney tries. D. Fitzgerald 2 pens) Dolphin 30 (T. O'Leary 2, D. Murphy, S. O'Halloran tries. J. O'Mahony 2 pens, 2 cons) Thomond 19 (F. Daly 2, H. O'Neill tries. J. Cronin 2 cons) Highfield 12 (B. Roche, A. O'Neill tries. C. Quaid con) Clonakilty 19 P. Dillon 3 tries. G. Gribb 2 cons) UCC 43 (M. Kingsbeer 2, D. Hurley, P. Murphy, D. Fitzgerald, R. Noonan tries. M. Kingsbeer con, J. Manning 4 cons, pen) Young Munster 15 (D. Corcoran 2 tries. M. Connolly pen, con) Leinster Senior League:Section B:
DLSP 16 (F. Cooney try. P. de Barra 2 pens, con, S. Broughton pen) Carlow 13 (M. Logue try. R. Murphy 2 pens, con) Section C:Dublin University 71 (J. Heaslip 4, B. Canavan 2, M. Hogan, E. Molloy, F. Keane, B. Hastings, M. Garvey tries. S. Mitchell 8 cons) Seapoint 3 (A. Temple pen) Section D:Lansdowne 19 (J. Lyne, N. Ronan tries. A. Tallon 3 pens) Monkstown 0Naas 24 (S. Pringle, J. Toland tries. J. Moran 3 pens, dr.gl, con) Terenure 19 (M. Mahony, A. Dunlop tries. R. Governey 3 pens) Skerries 6 (D. O'Neill 2 pens) UCD 29 (J. Norton, P. Bredin, C. Davis, L. Bourke, M. Hastings tries. E. Hickey 2 cons) Connacht Senior League:Ballina 5 (I. Thornton try) Connemara 28 (D. Keogh 2, O. Delappe, G. Burke tries. M. Roodman 4 cons) Buccaneers 9 (N. O'Hara 3 pens) Galwegians 24 (D. Rogers 2, S. Meagher tries. P. Noble pen, 3 cons) WomenUnder-21 Interprovincial:Leinster 12Munster 5Senior Interprovincial:Leinster 20Munster 20Connacht 12Ulster 10
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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.
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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!
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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.
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