Several Ireland internationals paid a surprise visit to their local clubs over the weekend, dropping in to meet the minis and inclusion teams before heading back to the Ireland camp in Maynooth yesterday.
Irish Rugby TV caught up with Josh van der Flier as he visited Wicklow RFC to meet the young players and their coaches.
Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong paid a visit to Clontarf on Sunday morning, while Coolmine were delighted to welcome Tom Farrell back for a visit.
— Bridgette (@BridgetteBkeane) January 27, 2019
James Ryan is set to feature for Ireland against England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, but he was a surprise visitor to the back pitch at the home of Irish Rugby when he visited the Lansdowne minis on Sunday morning.
— Lansdowne FC (@LansdowneFC) January 27, 2019
The Enniskillen minis were delighted to welcome Will Addison, while Jacob Stockdale proved a hit in Lurgan and Dave Kilcoyne got a great welcome at UL Bohemians.
Fantastic to have @UlsterRugby @IrishRugby @WillAddisonB3 at minis training this morning.
Best of luck for the @SixNationsRugby and thanks for getting stuck in with our kids in the rain! #ShoulderToShoulder #skins pic.twitter.com/vueJHPpvdI
— ERFC Minis (@EknRFCMinis) January 26, 2019