"If there is silverware, we're definitely interested! It's still European rugby, there's some quality teams left in it and to have extra games at a European level is very important for us."
On the injury front there is good news with Marcus Horan taking part in his first full week of training after recovering from a broken bone in his wrist, and he is hopeful of getting some upcoming game time with his clubside Shannon.
Jerry Flannery who is two weeks into a six week calf injury was named in Ireland's Six Nations squad today and moves into the Irish camp at the start of next week where he will be monitored by their medical team.
Alan Quinlan is three weeks into his recovery from a dislocated elbow, and management are hopeful he will get some game time come the Magners League Treviso game in mid-February.
Barry Murphy, who retired early from the B&I Cup game against Nottingham with a foot injury, underwent a scan yesterday evening and is now waiting on the results of same.