Category Archives: European Rugby

Post-Match Reaction: European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final – Leinster V Saracens – Leinster Captain Isa Nacewa – Irishrugby.ie – April 3 2018

Nacewa: The Hunger Is Huge After Last Year Leinster captain Isa Nacewa believes the pain of last season’s semi-final defeat to Clermont Auvergne can drive his side onto greater heights in the Champions Cup. Following their 30-19 last-eight win over … Continue reading

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Post-Match Reaction: European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final – Leinster V Saracens – Leo Cullen – Irishrugby.ie – April 2 2018

Cullen: Getting Our Noses In Front Was Crucial Leinster head coach Leo Cullen believes a strong start was the key to their impressive 30-19 Champions Cup quarter-final success against defending champions Saracens at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. A momentum-building third-minute … Continue reading

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Jamie Heaslip Retirement Piece: The Kildare Nationalist – February 27 2018

JAMIE HEASLIP RETIREMENT PIECE By Daire Walsh After spending close to a year on the sideline because of injury, Naas’ Jamie Heaslip officially announced his retirement from professional rugby yesterday morning. The 34-year-old brings the curtain down on a glittering … Continue reading

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Pre-Match Press Conference: Leinster V Southern Kings – The42.ie – February 22 2018

‘When a guy comes out of the Academy for his first game, he’s got to get to 50 caps somehow’ Ciaran Frawley is set for his first Leinster start following an impressive appearance off the bench last weekend. WITH INJURIES … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Edinburgh V Leinster – Leinsterrugby.ie – February 9 2018

EDINBURGH 29 LEINSTER 24 There was late drama at Myreside tonight as Leinster saw their three-month unbeaten run ended by resilient hosts Edinburgh in the GUINNESS PRO14. Four tries from Max Deegan, Scott Fardy and Barry Daly (2) in a … Continue reading

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Injury Update Piece On Joey Carbery And Adam Byrne: The Kildare Nationalist – January 9 2018

RUGBY Light at the end of the tunnel for Carbery and Byrne By Daire Walsh Following a frustrating end to 2017, Kildare duo Joey Carbery and Adam Byrne are beginning to make steady progress from their respective wrist and knee … Continue reading

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Guinness PRO14: Leinster V Connacht – January 1 2018

GUINNESS PRO14 LEINSTER 21 CONNACHT 18 By Daire Walsh Leinster survived a late fightback from Connacht at the RDS to record a narrow New Year’s Day triumph over Connacht in the Guinness PRO14. Tries in either half from Max Deegan … Continue reading

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Bank Of Ireland Leinster Schools Cup Draws: Stuart Lancaster – The Irish Examiner – December 12 2017

Let’s keep expectations in check, warns Stuart Lancaster Daire Walsh The past weekend was a golden one for the Irish provinces against their English counterparts, but Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster isn’t getting carried away with talk of a power … Continue reading

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Pre-Match Press Conference: European Rugby Champions Cup – Leinster v Exeter – Irish Daily Mirror – December 9 2017

EXETER v LEINSTER TOM 5.30PM LEO HAS NO FEAR ABOUT RING RUST By DAIRE WALSH LEINSTER head coach Leo Cullen is confident that Ireland centre Garry Ringrose will be ready to take on Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Sunday … Continue reading

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TV3 Six Nations Launch: Ronan O’Gara – The Irish Examiner – December 9 2017

O’Gara vouches for value of being a ’one-club man’ By Daire Walsh Ronan O’Gara hopes that Ireland’s top players can see the value in ending their careers as a ‘one-club man’. Following in the footsteps of Donnacha Ryan (who recently … Continue reading

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