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In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York

Joe Schmidt’s side face USA Eagles tomorrow night.

THE IRELAND SQUAD have been able to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York over the last couple of days but with the first Test match of the summer tour just 24 hours away, preparations intensified yesterday.

Joe Schmidt’s face USA Eagles at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey tomorrow evening and with temperatures hitting 30 degrees, the heat is being turned up on the players.

The squad are training at the Stevens Institute a short trip from their hotel and after a brief gym session, they were put through their paces on the paddock ahead of a tenth international meeting with USA.

Niall Scannell and Jack O'Donoghue try their hand at hurling Niall Scannell and Jack O'Donoghue warmed up with some hurling. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Tiernan O’Halloran Tiernan O'Halloran starts at fullback on Saturday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ronan O'Gara Ronan O'Gara is among the Irish coaching staff on the tour. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Joe Schmidt Schmidt talks to his backs. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Josh van der Flier Josh van der Flier hits the tackle bags. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Joey Carbery Joey Carbery gets his chance at number 10 this weekend. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jacob Stockdale Jacob Stockdale will make his debut on Saturday night. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ireland team huddle The Ireland huddle. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

John Ryan John Ryan feeling the heat. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Tiernan O'Halloran and John Ryan So there's only one solution. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Tiernan O'Halloran and John Ryan O'Halloran was less keen. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Rhys Ruddock and Andrew Porter What's all the fuss about, asks Rhys Ruddock and Andrew Porter. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Garry Ringrose with his cousin Charlie McMahon Garry Ringrose with his cousin Charlie McMahon. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

A view of the Gym Session And then it was time for the gym. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

James Tracy James Tracy: a picture of concentration. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Andrew Porter Andrew Porter puts in maximum effort. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Andrew Conway Andrew Conway chilling in the gym. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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