Taoiseach Enda Kenny has joined a host of political, sporting and broadcasting legends to send a message of support to the Irish Women's Rugby Squad ahead of the forthcoming Women's Rugby World Cup, which begins in Paris on Friday.
The video includes 'good luck' messages from Eamon Dunphy, John Giles, Liam Brady, Olympians Ronnie Delany, John Treacy, Rob Heffernan and Derval O'Rourke, the Dublin Women's GAA team, Northern Ireland Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín, Tánaiste Joan Burton, broadcasters, Ireland players, club rugby teams and schoolgirl rugby players.
The video also contains a letter of support from President Michael D Higgins.
Fans can keep up-to-date with the girls during their World Cup challenge, with behind the scenes access and player interviews and videos on the Irish Rugby website, Facebook and Twitter platforms during the tournament and can send their message of support to the team using #shouldertoshoulder.
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.