Joe Schmidt's side start their campaign away to Scotland on February 4
Ireland's rugby captain says he sees the upcoming Six Nations Championship as a clean slate.
Rory Best has been involved in recent Ulster defeats, with the province having been knocked out of the Champions Cup.
Eight Ulster players have been named in Joe Schmidt's squad for the first two games of the competition away to Scotland and Italy.
Best says it's time to put provincial performances behind them.
Disappointing way to finish the cup, apologies to the fans who turned out & supported as always. The players r gutted & will work harder.— Rory Best (@RoryBest2) January 21, 2017
He went on to praise the emphasis on focus in Joe Schmidt's squad.
In November the skipper became the first to lead Ireland to a win over the All Blacks.
Best says there's no time for resting on their laurels.
Ireland 6 Nations fixtures (Times in GMT):
Scotland v Ireland Murrayfield February 4th 14:25
Italy v Ireland Stadio Olimpico February 11th 14:25
Ireland v France Aviva Stadium February 25th 16:50
Wales v Ireland Principality Stadium March 10th 20:00
Ireland v England Aviva Stadium March 18th 17:00
Ireland women's rugby captain Niamh Briggs says it's easy to lose focus on the games ahead.
Her side kicks off their 2017 Six Nations campaign away to Scotland on the third of February.
With a home world cup coming later in the year, Briggs says the immediate task in hand is what they're focused on right now.
Ireland Women 6 Nations fixtures (Times in GMT):
Scotland Women v Ireland Women Broadwood Stadium February 3rd 18:35
Italy Women v Ireland Women Stadio Tommaso Fattori February 12th 13:00
Ireland Women v France Women Donnybrook, Dublin February 26th 12:45
Wales Women v Ireland Women Cardiff Arms Park March 11th 11:30
Ireland Women v England Women Donnybrook, Dublin March 17th 20:00