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."
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.