Category Archives: Rugby Interview

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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Rugby Referee Interview: Joy Neville – Irishrugby.ie – March 22 2019

Whistle While You Work: Referees In Focus – Joy Neville When Joy Neville made her refereeing bow in an Under-15 schools match between St. Munchin’s College and CBC Cork back in December 2013, she never could have anticipated the path it would … Continue reading

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Rugby Referee Interview: Sean Gallagher – Irishrugby.ie – March 21 2019

Whistle While You Work: Referees In Focus – Sean Gallagher It was a rather bizarre set of circumstances that led Sean Gallagher on the road to becoming the referee that he is today. At the tender age of 15, he … Continue reading

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Johne Murphy Interview Ahead Of 2018/19 Season: The Kildare Nationalist – October 2 2018

RUGBY: JOHNE MURPHY INTERVIEW Murphy looking for Naas to make quick start to league season By Daire Walsh Naas player-coach Johne Murphy is hoping that the high intensity of their pre-season can help them to hit the ground running against … Continue reading

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Peter Osborne (Naas RFC) Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – May 8 2018

NAAS RUGBY: PETER OSBORNE INTERVIEW Record breaker Osborne looking for Naas to kick on next season By Daire Walsh WHEN Naas retained their Ulster Bank League Division 1B status with a comprehensive triumph against Dolphin on 14 April, it proved … Continue reading

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Adam Byrne Interview Ahead Of Scarlets Home Game: The Kildare Nationalist – March 7 2017

RUGBY: ADAM BYRNE INTERVIEW Byrne focused on Leinster but hoping for international recognition By Daire Walsh AS he gears towards a congested end to the 2016/17 season, Kill’s Adam Byrne admits he would be thrilled to be involved in Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Feature Rugby Interview: Johne Murphy (Naas RFC) – The Kildare Nationalist (Final Whistle 2016) – December 27 2016

MURPHY READY FOR NAAS TO KICK ON FROM A SUCCESSFUL YEAR Having hit the ground running in AIL Division 1B following their promotion earlier in the year, Johne Murphy feels that 2017 could be a big year for Naas Rugby … Continue reading

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