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
The Ireland Women's team played their first ever November Test match at the Twickenham Stoop last Saturday. We take a look back at the journey as Ireland capped nine new players in a rain-swept London.
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney said that despite an 8-3 loss to England in their autumn international, the team put in an 'outstanding' effort and to get nine new caps on the pitch is 'a massive boost'.
Head coach Tom Tierney spoke to Irish Rugby TV about the Ireland Women's historic November international clash with England on Saturday. Ireland have eleven new caps in the squad as they build towards the Six Nations.
Ireland Women's second row Sophie Spence talks to Irish Rugby TV about being nominated for the World Rugby Women's Player of the Year honour. The winner will be announced at the World Rugby Awards at Battersea Evolution in London on Sunday.
There are three enforced changes to the Ireland team to play Argentina, with Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy and Chris Henry all coming in up front. Watch as head coach Joe Schmidt announces the side for the quarter-final and flanker Henry talks about his inclusion.
Previewing Ireland's quarter-final clash with Argentina, hooker Rory Best said: "We've trained well and prepared well. It's a massive game. For us, it's going to need another step up from where we were last week against France. I think that's exciting. As a player, you want to be pushed to the end of your ability and there's no doubt Argentina will do that."
Ireland Women's head coach Tom Tierney, scrum coach Derek Dowling and captain Niamh Briggs talk about their open training session at Kingspan Stadium and preparations for next month's clash with England and the 2016 Women's Six Nations.
'It's a quiet presence that takes up a lot of space' - Joe Schmidt spoke today about the impact of losing Paul O'Connell and his inspirational role in the Ireland squad. The head coach also commented on the incredible contribution of Jared Payne and Peter O'Mahony.
Robbie Henshaw, who starred in the centre against France, talks about Paul O'Connell's influence on him, calling the Limerick man a 'true inspirational leader' and 'a massive loss' to the Ireland squad following his tournament-ending hamstring injury.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney issues an update on the injuries suffered by Peter O'Mahony, Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton, while full-back Rob Kearney reflects on the 24-9 pool win over France.