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
Looking forward to the three-Test series against South Africa, Ireland's new defence coach Andy Farrell said: "We fly on Sunday and we need to make sure that we create this bond and belief that we're going to go to South Africa and be very determined to create history over there."
Head coach Nigel Carolan talks about the squad selection for next month's World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, while captain James Ryan is looking forward to leading the side against pool rivals Wales, New Zealand and Georgia.
Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs spoke about her excitement for the Women's Rugby World Cup as the official tournament logo was unveiled in UCD today. She is also looking forward to facing England, Canada and New Zealand in November this year as part of the build-up to #WRWC2017.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall is in Langford this week for the Canada leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Following Ireland's Bowl win in Atlanta, Lucy previews our prospects this weekend.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall speaks about the build-up to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The girls in green begin the pool stages against France at 12.52pm local time/5.52pm Irish time today.
IRFU High Performance Manager Colin McEntee reflects on the Easter matches played by the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 teams, which ended last weekend with wins over the England Counties U-18s and France U-19s.
Watch highlights of the Ireland Under-18s' seven-try 43-0 victory over Scotland during the inaugural U-18 Five Nations Festival in Caerphilly, Wales. Number 8 and captain Caelan Doris scored a hat-trick of tries and winger Daniel Hurley bagged a brace.
Railway Union's Kim Flood made her debut at full-back for the Ireland Women in last weekend's 14-3 Six Nations win over Italy. She is looking forward to experiencing the partisan crowd at Donnybrook again this Sunday when Scotland are the visitors. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek spoke to Irish Rugby TV on the eve of the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. He is happy that the team are focused but warns that it will be a tough encounter with Scotland tomorrow.
Looking forward to the lineout battle with Scotland, Ireland lock Devin Toner said: "We went well again Italy, I think our set piece went well. If we can just build on that and build on the positives then I think we'll be okay."