19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Click here to view photos of the rugby players and boxers during the specially-arranged visit.
Commenting on the night, IRFU Communications & Media Manager Karl Richardson said: "Our team manager Mick Kearney knows Billy Walsh and contacted him about the possibility of bringing some of his high performance boxers to meet with the squad. Billy was very keen on the idea and yesterday the lads all met up.
"They had a (training) session and then some sparring with our guys out in Carton House. After that they had dinner together and then there was a questions and answers session with the boxers talking about how they prepared for the Olympic Games.
"It is nice that Irish athletes who perform and achieve at the highest level can come together to compare and contrast their work and training."
Some of the Ireland squad members tweeted afterwards about the get-together with the boxers, with Simon Zebo also releasing some footage of Sean 'Nugget' Cronin sparring with Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan!
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