7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Perpignan stunning semi-final victory at Lansdowne Road set up an all-French final in Dublin and meant that Corrigan and his players were left to dream of what might have been.
"It was a bitter blow to us all when we lost in the semi-final. We all knew there was a massive prize at stake, especially with the final being at Lansdowne Road," said Corrigan.
"But we're over that now, and if anything, that semi-final defeat is only going to make us more determined this season.
"At the start of every tournament you have to go out with the attitude that you are going to win it and that will certainly be our goal.
Corrigan's Lions will kick off their campaign with a replay of last season's quarter-final when they once again host Biarritz Olympique at Lansdowne road on Saturday, 6 December.
Corrigan was joined at the Irish launch of this season's Heinken Cup by Denis Hickie, Ulster's Paddy Wallace and Munster forwards Dennis Leamy and David Pusey.