The Irish camp were keeping their powder dry on the eve of the RBS 6 Nations decider against Wales at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow.
Warren Gatland raised a few eyebrows earlier in the week with comments suggesting the Welsh players disliked Ireland more than any other team but both Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll and coach Declan Kidney played a dead bat when quizzed on the Welsh coach's thoughts.
"I haven't picked up too many newspapers this week," he said. "I don't really have anything to say about it," said O'Driscoll as he hopes to guide his side to a first Grand Slam since 1948.
Kidney also preferred to look forward to tomorrow's clash. He said: "We were always going to play Wales last match but to have so much involved on it adds a little bit of spice. It's a huge privilege to be here. These are the occasions you are in sport for. You just want to enjoy it and that is what everyone must do.
"We have given ourselves a chance. We are away from home against the champions in their own backyard. It doesn't come any tougher than that. I am delighted for the players, they've worked really hard, and I know they are going to give their all tomorrow.
"I've been put in a situation now where I have a job to do, the lads have a job to do and we will go about our business."
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets