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 talks about the team selection for the final warm-up game against England which, he says, is 'a massive challenge' for his side ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Government Ministers from both North and South attended a meeting of Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board at the Aviva Stadium. Irish Rugby TV spoke to Minister Jonathan Bell MLA, Oversight Board Chairman Dick Spring, Ireland RWC 2023 Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll and Minister Paschal Donohoe TD afterwards.
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.