Category Archives: Rugby Column

Rugby Column Number 145: The Kildare Nationalist – February 12 2019

RUGBY Perfect weekend for Irish rugby By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a perfect weekend for Irish teams at home and abroad, with all four representative outfits securing victories over Scottish counterparts. Whereas the senior men and women sides … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 144: The Kildare Nationalist – February 5 2019

RUGBY Moloney plays his part in thrilling U20 win but it’s disappointment at the Aviva for Schmidt’s seniors By Daire Walsh IRELAND were brought down to earth at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after they fell to a 32-20 … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 143: The Kildare Nationalist – January 29 2019

RUGBY Leinster pulling clear of all the rest in Pro14 table By Daire Walsh Leinster moved an astonishing 21 points clear at the summit of the Guinness PRO14 Conference B table with a nail-biting win over Scarlets at the RDS … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 142: The Kildare Nationalist – January 22 2019

RUGBY Leinster set up home quarter-final tie with Ulster By Daire Walsh IT proved to be another ground-breaking weekend for Irish rugby, with all four provinces reaching the knockout rounds of European rugby for the time in the same season. … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 141: The Kildare Nationalist – January 15 2019

RUGBY Carbery’s masterclass the standout on good weekend for Kildare’s rugby stars By Daire Walsh JOEY Carbery stole the show once again for Munster at the Kingsholm Stadium on Friday evening by amassing an astounding personal haul of 26 points … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 140: The Kildare Nationalist – January 8 2019

RUGBY CARBERY SHINES IN MUNSTER TRIUMPH By Daire Walsh A PLAYER of the match performance by Athy’s Joey Carbery helped Munster to overcome the challenge of Connacht in a pulsating Guinness PRO14 clash at the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 136: The Kildare Nationalist – December 18 2018

RUGBY After a frustrating 12 months, Byrne is finishing 2018 with a flourish By Daire Walsh KILL’S Adam Byrne was amongst the tries on Saturday evening at the Aviva Stadium for Leinster’s ruthless 42-15 demolition of Bath in Pool One … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 135: The Kildare Nationalist – December 11 2018

RUGBY Leinster grind out win over Bath ahead of return clash at the Aviva By Daire Walsh KILL’S James Tracy made a second-half appearance off the bench at the Recreation Ground last Saturday afternoon to help Leinster towards a gritty … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 134: The Kildare Nationalist – December 4 2018

RUGBY O’Brien steals the show on first Leinster start By Daire Walsh EADESTOWN’S Jimmy O’Brien marked his full Leinster debut in style at Rodney Parade on Saturday – grabbing a brace of tries in the Blues’ 59-10 victory against the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 133: The Kildare Nationalist – November 27 2018

RUGBY Strong Kildare presence as Irish finish off the year with big win By Daire Walsh KILDARE natives Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne played starring roles at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday evening as Ireland rounded off 2018 in fine … Continue reading

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