Category Archives: Rugby Interview

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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Billy Dardis Interview On 2020 Olympic Qualification & World Series: The Kildare Nationalist – August 20 2019

RUGBY: BILLY DARDIS INTERVIEW Dardis still eyeing 2020 Olympics By Daire Walsh AS one Irish rugby team finalises their preparations for a global tournament in Japan, Naas’ Billy Dardis is hoping 2020 will see another one embarking on their own … Continue reading

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Rugby Referee Interview: Andrew Brace – Irishrugby.ie – March 23 2019

Whistle While You Work: Referees In Focus – Andrew Brace In the five years since John Lacey urged him to take up the whistle, IRFU referee Andrew Brace has embarked on a journey that has taken him to all corners of the … Continue reading

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