Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar TD and Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip today launched the GUINNESS Mid-Strength Irish Rugby Gathering which is set to attract hundreds of teams to a one day festival of Sevens, Tag and Touch rugby in Dublin on Saturday, August 17.
Irish Rugby TV spoke to IRUPA CEO Omar Hassanein at the IRUPA awards ceremony in Dublin earlier this week, discussing what is 'a very exciting night' for the rugby community which offers 'a chance to acknowledge players who have excelled amongst their peers'.
Former Leinster and Ireland winger Denis Hickie was inducted into the IRUPA Hall of Fame this week. Irish Rugby TV spoke to the Dubliner about his award, his transition into the 'real world' and how he sees Irish rugby now.
Joe Schmidt gave his first interview as Ireland head coach to Irish Rugby TV. From the Ireland dressing room in the Aviva Stadium, Schmidt spoke about his pride in being appointed and how he would love to see Brian O'Driscoll stay on for another season.
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said that it was very clear that Joe Schmidt was 'the outstanding candidate for the Ireland head coach position', following the Union's search to find a successor to Declan Kidney.
The Ireland Under-19s played their French counterparts in Montargis recently. Despite converted tries from David Johnston and Ross Molony, the Irish youngsters fell to a 20-14 defeat. Check out the match highlights.
Jeannette 'Jetty' Feighery spoke to Irish Rugby TV this week about the success of the Grand Slam and the positive impact it can have for the Women's Sevens squad as they prepare for the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend.
Ireland Women's team manager Gemma Crowley chatted to Irish Rugby TV at the Grand Slam homecoming in Dublin Airport on Monday. Gemma spoke about the campaign being 'a dream come true' and how she hopes it will encourage more young girls to take up rugby.
Ireland's Grand Slam-winning captain Fiona Coghlan brought her squad and their trophy home to a heroes' welcome on Bank Holiday Monday. Irish Rugby TV spoke to Fiona about the Italy match and their clean sweep of Six Nations wins.
Beating France was like a 'video game', but the Grand Slam win over Italy was 'more like chess' said Ireland's pocket rocket Lynne Cantwell on her return to Dublin with the victorious Ireland Women's squad.
Highlights of the Ireland Women's historic Grand Slam-clinching win over Italy in difficult conditions in Parabiago, Milan. The girls in green completed a clean sweep of Championship victories as Niamh Briggs kicked them to a 6-3 success.