Eating the right food is only one part of nutrition for young players. Hydration is a key element. How much? How often? Check out our #Eat2Compete guide to hydration and download the factsheets from www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete.
Following an extensive consultation with clubs on the future development of the All-Ireland League - the existing four divisions will be remodelled into five divisions of 10 clubs each at the end of the 2014/15 Ulster Bank League season.
The Ireland Under-18 Girls squad came away from last weekend's inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Sevens Championship as Plate winners (fifth place overall). They won four of their six games in Enkoping, Sweden.
Ireland ran in 11 tries in all on Sunday as they overcame Italy and Portugal on the way to winning the Plate title at the inaugural FIRA/AER Under-18 European Girls Sevens Championship in Enkoping, Sweden.
This Friday Leinster will travel to the Sportsground to face Connacht in the first interprovincial derby of the GUINNESS PRO12 season. And for Leinster's new scrum coach, Marco Caputo, this will not be first time he has faced the men from the west.
Simple tips for young players to keep healthy throughout the season - 'Eat Well, Stay Well, Play Well' - it will benefit you on and off the field. For more check out #Eat2Compete or www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete
The try-fest continued in round 2 of the GUINNESS PRO12, the aggregate number of tries scored (57) now being the best total for the first two rounds since the home and away format was introduced in the 2003/04 season.
Two games down. Eight points gained. You would think that the Ulster players would be largely pleased with their start to the season. However, having drawn with the Scarlets and made a few errors in the convincing win over Zebre, the squad feel that there is room for improvement.
'The Battle of Dublin 6W' commences this Saturday as local rivals St. Mary's College and Terenure College lock horns in the top tier of Irish club rugby - Ulster Bank League Division 1A - for the first time in over five years.
While spirits were high in training at the sunny Sportsground yesterday following two consecutive GUINNESS PRO12 wins for Connacht, there was widespread disappointment for two of their senior players who were absent due to injury.
Lansdowne sit top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A after the opening weekend's action. Mike Ruddock's men recorded an emphatic 37-6 bonus point win over Dolphin on the main pitch at the Aviva Stadium.
Munster won a defensive chess match against Leinster to make it two wins out of two in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship, while seven-try Connacht dazzled Ulster in Galway. Kate Rowan reviews the round 2 games.