The Stevenson Sharks, a Dungannon-based Tag rugby team for children with a learning disability/special needs, have welcomed Ulster and Ireland stars Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson on board as club patrons.
Previewing Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 final against Leinster with Cóilín Duffy, Ulster winger Andrew Trimble said: "We really motivated for this game. People are talking about us being the best Ulster side in a few years, we had that record of 13 wins in a row at the start of the year. We want to win trophies, and there's no point having those records unless we back them up."
Ulster hooker Rory Best spoke to IrishRugby.ie's Cóilín Duffy ahead of Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 final against Leinster at the RDS, discussing the match itself and how he is looking forward to captaining Ireland during next month's summer tour to North America.
Leinster players Leo Auva'a, Andrew Goodman, Darren Hudson and Jack McGrath received a schooling recently as they surprised St. Mary's CSSP, Rathmines with a flash training session to launch the Herald's Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.
Second row Paul O'Connell spoke to the assembled media on the Lions squad's first day at their training camp in Carton House. He cannot wait until the full squad is together and is hoping to be involved in the historic tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.
Irish Rugby TV brings you footage of the special reception at Farmleigh House which Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, hosted to honour the Grand Slam achievements of the Ireland Women's squad and management team.
The sun shone brightly at Farmleigh House on Friday as Leo Varadkar TD, the Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, hosted a special reception to honour the achievements of the Grand Slam-winning Ireland Women's squad and management team. Check out some photos from the day.
Check out our footage of the inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards which took place at Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin last week. Six club players from across the country were chosen for individual honours, with Lansdowne's Craig Ronaldson a double winner on the night.
The inaugural Ulster Bank League Awards took place in Dublin last Thursday as some of Ireland's finest and most talented club rugby stars were honoured for their achievements in the league this season. Check out our photo gallery from the night.
The British & Irish Lions are in Ireland this week for a training camp at Carton House as they build towards their opening match of the 2013 tour against the Barbarians. Head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton fielded questions from the media earlier today.
Samoan international James So'oialo will join the Connacht squad this summer. So'oialo, who played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was recently named in the Samoan squad for their upcoming tour to South Africa where they will face Scotland, Italy and the Golden Lions.
Following the epic Dublin 2013 finals which featured Heineken Cup success for Toulon and an Amlin Challenge Cup victory for Leinster, there was good news on the qualification front for Connacht and Perpignan who both secured places in the 2013/14 Heineken Cup.