Here are Ireland's fixtures for next year's Six Nations Championship
Ireland will kick off next year's Six Nations campaign with a trip to Paris to face France.
The fixtures for the 2018 and 2019 Six Nations Championships were released today with Jose Schmidt's men handed a tough opener next February while Wales and Scotland kick-start proceedings in Cardiff.
Ireland meet the French in the Stade de France on February 3 at4.45 before a home date against the Italians a week later.
Wales in Dublin is on February 24 with Scotland at home on March 10 and a trip to Twickenham against England the final match of the 2018 Championship on St Patrick's Day.
IRELAND'S 2018 SIX NATIONS FIXTURES
- France v Ireland, February 3 (4.45)
- Ireland v Italy, February 10 (2.15)
- Ireland v Wales, February 24 (2.15)
- Ireland v Scotland, March 10 (2.15)
- England v Ireland, March 17 (2.45)
IRELAND'S 2019 SIX NATIONS FIXTURES
- Ireland v England, February 2, 2019 (4.45)
- Scotland v Ireland, February 9, 2019 (2.15)
- Italy v Ireland, February 24, 2019 (2.0)
- Ireland v France, March 10, 2019 (3.0)
- Wales v Ireland, March 16, 2019 (2.45)