All the senior rugby results from the weekend 1-3 October.
Results from Weekend 1-3rd October Celtic League:Connacht 29 (Tries: O'Loughlin, O'Brien, Farley. Cons: Elwood. Pens: Elwood 4) The Borders 27 (Tries: Brown, Thomson, Hore 2. Cons: Hore 2. Pens: Hore) Edinburgh 35 (Tries: Lee, Pyke. Cons: Paterson 2. Pens: Paterson 7) Cardiff Blues 16 (Tries: Penalty try. Cons: McLeod. Pens: McLeod 3) Neath-Swansea Ospreys 40 (Tries: Tandy, Parker, Millward, R. Jones, Mustoe, Bishop. Cons: Henson 2. Pens: Henson 2) Glasgow Rugby 17 (Tries: Mather, MacFadyen. Cons: Parks, Howarth. Pens: Parks) Munster Senior League:Thomond 14 (Tries: M. Daly, F. Long. Pens: J. Cusack) Garryowen 18 (Tries: R. Niland, G. Hurley. Cons: G. Hurley. Pens: G. Hurley) Young Munster 19 (Tries: 2 penalty tries, K. Horan. Cons: M. Connolly 2) Midleton 6 (Pens: E. Ronan 2) Bruff 15 (Tries: D. Bead, M. Lynch. Cons: M. Lynch. Pens: M. Lynch) UCC 22 (Tries: F. Murphy, A. Laffan, R. Lane. Cons: J. Manning 2. Pens: J. Manning) Clonakilty 20 (Tries: D.Dillon, P. Dillon. Cons: G. Gribb 2. Pens: G. Gribb 2) Dolphin 16 (Tries: T. O'Leary. Cons: J. O'Mahony. Pens: J. O'Mahony 3) Sunday's Well 14 (Tries: C. Duane. Pens: J. Lynch 3) Cork Constitution 28 (Tries: D. Fogarty, C. Healy, M. Lyons, K. Coughlan. Cons: B. Keeshan. Pens: P. McCarthy 2) Waterpark 17 (Tries: G. Conway 2. Cons: A. Buso 2. Pens: A. Buso) Old Crescent 22 (Tries: D.McDonagh, M.Ryan, E. Dalton. Cons: R. McDonald 2. Pens: R.McDonald) Youths Interprovincials:Munster 17 Leinster 20Ulster 13 (P. Glass try. C. Woods 2 pens, con) Connacht 6 (A. Wynne 2 pens) Leinster Senior Cup:Section A:Suttonians 7 (J. Finucane try, J. O'Neill con) Blackrock 24 (R. Molloy, A. O'Neill, R. Rogers try each. C. Kilroy 3 cons, pen) Bective Rangers 28 (S. O'Connor, M. Henly try each. Penalty try. K. Becker try, 3 cons. F. Campion con) Old Belvedere 3 (E. Fitzgerald pen) Section C:Seapoint 17 (S. Bozman 2 tries, P. Bolger try, B. Keegan con)
Old Wesley 13 (K. Southern try, C. McDowell 2 pens, con) Section D:Lansdowne 24 (J. Smith, B. Doherty, A. Maher, B. O'Mahony try each. B. O'Shea 2 cons) Naas 10 (D. Lenihan try, pen, con) Monkstown 27 (D. Morris, M. Knofflock, D. Casey try each. D. Kilbride 2 pens, 3 cons) Skerries 3 (J. Dempsey pen) UCD 27 (E. Hickey 2 tries, 3 pens, 3 cons. R. McCarron try) Terenure College 9 (C. Gildea 3 pens) Ulster Senior League:Dungannon 26 (A. Subherwall, T. Barker, A. Hughes try each. G. Steenson 3 pens, con) Ballymena 12 H. Head, O. Edwards try each. M. Gray con) Belfast Harlequins 59 (C. McCarey 3 tries, I. Humphries 2 tries, 2 cons, L. Stevenson, L. McGowan, M. Kettle, P. McKenzie try each. M. Sweetman 5 cons) Banbridge 0City of Derry 23 (D. Brown 2 tries, J. Moore try. R. McCarter 2 pens, con) Ballynahinch 22 (N. Briar try. J. Callaghan 5 pens, con) Instonians 18 (S. Gardiner, M. Hill try each. S. Flynn 2 pens, con) Ards 30 (A. Derwin, G. Garrett, R. Fisher, C. Agnew try each. S. Paul con, M. Banford 2 pens, con) Malone 25 (C. Henry, G. Burgess try each. G. Fry try, 2 pens, 2 cons) Queens 8 (R. Drysdale try, pen) Connacht Senior League:Galwegians 26 (D. Rogers, S. Meagher try each, P. Noble 4 pens, 2 cons) Connemara 20 (A. Keogh, K. Ward, F. Wood try each. M. Roodman pen, G. Conroy con) Women's RugbyAIL Division 1:Highfield 0Cooke 18Blackrock 25Clanwilliam 0Shannon 12Galwegians 8UL Bohemians 41Boyne 0
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.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.