Category Archives: Rugby Interview

Post-Match Reaction: Six Nations Championship – Ireland V France – The Kildare Nationalist – November 3 2020

RUGBY SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP – IRELAND V FRANCE POST-MATCH REACTION FROM KILDARE’S WILL CONNORS AND TADHG BEIRNE By Daire Walsh IT was a disappointing Saturday night in Paris for Kildare natives Will Connors and Tadhg Beirne, who were part of … Continue reading

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Six Nations Championship Interview (Post Italy Home): Will Connors – The Kildare Nationalist – October 27 2020

SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP INTERVIEW: WILL CONNORS INTERVIEW By Daire Walsh Donadea’s Will Connors continued his rapid rise through the ranks of professional rugby with a dream Ireland debut at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Thrown in at the deep end … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Fintan O’Sullivan (Highfield RFC) – The Evening Echo – June 16 2020

AIL Rugby: Highfield captain on why the club must move on from missing out on promotion Daire Walsh HIGHFIELD club captain Fintan O’Sullivan can vividly remember the moment he discovered the 2019/20 All-Ireland League season had been cancelled. When domestic … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution & Ireland U20s) – The Evening Echo – May 27 2020

Cork rugby’s hottest prospect can kick on with Munster when sport returns Daire Walsh ACADEMY prospect Jack Crowley believes that building on Munster’s ‘historic identity’ can act as the template for future success in the province. Since the summer of … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature: John Poland (New England Free Jacks) – The Evening Echo – May 11 2020

Former Irish U20 John Poland is keeping options open after US season cut short Daire Walsh AFTER his debut campaign in USA’s Major League Rugby was cut short with five rounds played, Ballinora native John Poland is uncertain of what … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Evan Mintern (Cork Constitution & Rugby United New York) – The Evening Echo – May 4 2020

Cork rugby: Mintern won’t let run of bad luck deter him from professional dream Daire Walsh SINCE he was just five years of age, Blackrock’s Evan Mintern had dreamed of becoming a professional rugby player. While a hamstring injury ensured … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Rory Parata (Cornish Pirates) – The Evening Echo – April 30 2020

Cork rugby pro Rory Parata adjusting to the ‘new normal’ with Cornish Pirates Daire Walsh HAVING made it his home over the past two years, Rory Parata was not going to be found wanting when the Coronavirus started to take … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Ben Mitchell (San Diego Legion) – The Evening Echo – April 27 2020

Cork rugby: Youghal’s Ben Mitchell isn’t giving up on his American dream Daire Walsh BECAUSE of the continued spread of the Coronavirus disease, Ben Mitchell could find himself in sporting limbo until January of next year. Following a two-year stint … Continue reading

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Jeremy Loughman (Munster) Rugby Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – November 26 2019

RUGBY: JEREMY LOUGHMAN INTERVIEW Loughman enjoying his time in the Munster spotlight He’s had to bide his time and work hard to earn his chance but Athy’s Jeremy Loughman showed with a recent man of the match performance against Ospreys … Continue reading

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Adam Byrne Interview At Start Of 2019/20 Season: The Kildare Nationalist – October 1 2019

Byrne out to stake his claims for a regular starting place By Daire Walsh IN the absence of the province’s front-line international stars, Kill’s Adam Byrne is hoping to stake his claim for a permanent spot in the Leinster side. … Continue reading

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