Ireland captain Ciara Griffin says she was disappointed with the situation that led to the IRFU apologising to Connacht and Ulster players but is confident there'll be no repeat occurrence.

The organisation and Leinster Rugby issued an apology to the provinces in relation to the state of the changing facilities prior to the final round of the Women's Interprovincial series at Energia Park at the weekend.

The positioning of the temporary changing area was in a derelict area in the Dublin 4 venue, with video footage on social media showing waste bins and some claiming that rats were seen.

Asked for her reaction to the story, Griffin, speaking to reporters after Ireland's loss to Spain in a World Cup qualifier, said: "We were over in Italy so I wasn’t there at the time.

"The IRFU have released a statement, so that’s been released that I think they addressed it. It won’t be repeated again.

"Obviously, it is disappointing because you put everything into the jersey but the IRFU have put their hand up, you have to say that, too.

"They haven't hidden, they’ve put their hand up and said they were wrong, that it wasn’t up to standard and it won’t happen again.

"It wasn’t good enough what happened but it will be rectified and won’t be repeated."

Asked if, as Ireland captain, Griffin had spoken to any of the IRFU bosses to seek assurances about the matter, she said: "I was over here prepping for World Cup qualifiers. I wasn’t at home.

"I was in our bubble here... that committee, that’s their duty, that’s their job, not mine."