Category Archives: European Rugby

Rugby Feature Interview: Cian Prendergast (Connacht Rugby) – The Kildare Nationalist – April 6 2021

RUGBY: THE CIAN PRENDERGAST INTERVIEW Suncroft’s Cian Prendergast Not Resting On His Laurels By Daire Walsh SINCE joining the western province in June of last year, Suncroft’s Cian Prendergast has enjoyed a steady rise up the ranks of Connacht rugby. … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup Round Of 16 – Munster V Toulouse – Press Association – April 3 2021

Munster boss laments missed chance against Toulouse Munster head coach Johann van Graan lamented a missed second-half opportunity as having a major bearing on their 40-33 Champions Cup last-16 defeat to Toulouse. After the French giants levelled at 23-23, Munster … Continue reading

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Fergus McFadden Feature Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – March 23 2021

RUGBY: FERGUS MCFADDEN FEATURE INTERVIEW The Wearer Of Suncroft, Clongowes, Cill Dara, Leinster And Ireland Shirts By Daire Walsh IN the six months since he officially brought his career to a close, Suncroft’s Fergus McFadden has come to terms with … Continue reading

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Jordan Duggan (Connacht) Feature Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – February 23 2021

RUGBY Jordan Duggan Keeping The West Awake By Daire Walsh CONNACHT’S PRO14 clash against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on 23 August of last year was an historic one for the western province. For the first time since the advent … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup – Leinster V Northampton Saints – Press Association – December 19 2020

Leinster unsettled by pre-match withdrawals – Leo Cullen Leintster head coach Leo Cullen admitted his side’s 35-19 Heineken Champions Cup victory over Northampton was nervier than expect after losing two players before kick-off. While Leinster touched down through Josh Murphy, Cian Healy, … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: Heineken Champions Cup Pool Two – Munster V Harlequins – Press Association – December 14 2020

‘Indiscipline, poor execution cost us’ – Paul Gustard Harlequins head of rugby Paul Gustard felt indiscipline and a lack of execution led to his side’s downfall in a 21-7 Heineken Champions Cup Pool B defeat to Munster at Thomond Park. In addition … Continue reading

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Conor McKeon Interview (Ballyboden St Enda’s & Connacht): The Tallaght Echo – November 26 2020

McKeon looking to cement his place in Boden team By Daire Walsh WITH a full year of competitive hurling now under his belt, Ballyboden St Enda’s star Conor McKeon is hoping to scale greater heights in 2021. After announcing his retirement … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Leinster V Cardiff Blues – The42.ie – November 22 2020

Penny at the double to cap Leinster’s comprehensive win against Cardiff Blues Leo Cullen’s four-in-a-row-chasing side remain the team to beat in the Guinness Pro14. Leinster 40 Cardiff Blues 5 Daire Walsh reports from the RDS LEINSTER MOVED SEVEN points … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Benetton V Leinster – The Irish Examiner (Print) – October 12 2020

Leo Cullen turns to youth after Ireland stars see Leinster keep 100% record Thanks to converted tries by James Tracy and James Lowe, Leinster held a 20-13 interval cushion DAIRE WALSH PRO14: Benetton 25 Leinster 37 With several of those who … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Benetton V Leinster – The Irish Examiner (Online) – October 10 2020

Ross Molony seals Leinster bonus point on first trip abroad since February James Tracy and James Lowe also scored tries for Leo Cullen’s side DAIRE WALSH Benetton 25 Leinster 37  In front of 1,000 spectators at Stadio Monigo, Leinster held … Continue reading

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