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Rugby Column Number 162: The Kildare Nationalist – August 20 2019

RUGBY Moloney makes Leinster debut among strong Kildare contingent By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a productive Saturday evening for Leinster’s Kildare contingent at Energia Park as they played their part in a commanding 47-17 pre-season friendly success over … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 161: The Kildare Nationalist – August 6 2019

RUGBY Preparations building for Rugby World Cup By Daire Walsh IRELAND’S preparations for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup are set to intensify this Saturday afternoon, when Joe Schmidt’s side welcome Six Nations rivals Italy to the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2pm). … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 160: The Kildare Nationalist – July 16 2019

RUGBY Dardis and Ireland still in Olympic contention By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a mixed weekend for the Irish men’s and women’s Sevens outfits in their quest for qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Whereas the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 159: The Kildare Nationalist – June 25 2019

RUGBY Irish U20s have to settle for eighth place By Daire Walsh FOLLOWING a comprehensive 40-17 defeat to New Zealand in Rosario on Saturday, Ireland recorded an eighth-place finish at the World Rugby U20 Championships in Argentina. Despite a promising … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 158: The Kildare Nationalist – June 18 2019

RUGBY Ireland U20s miss out on semi-final spot By Daire Walsh IRELAND finished off their World Rugby U20 Championship Pool B campaign with a comfortable win over Italy at Santa Fe, Argentina last Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to booked … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 157: The Kildare Nationalist – June 11 2019

RUGBY Mixed emotions for Irish U20s By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a week of mixed emotions for Ireland at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Santa Fe, Argentina. Following the high of an opening day victory against arch … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 156: The Kildare Nationalist – May 28 2019

RUGBY Leinster retain Pro14 title By Daire Walsh MAKING up for the heartbreak of their Champions Cup defeat to Saracens, Leinster delivered the goods at Celtic Park on Saturday evening to retain the Guinness Pro14 title at the expense of … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 155: The Kildare Nationalist – May 21 2019

RUGBY Leinster produced the perfect response to their Champions Cup final heartbreak at the RDS on Saturday afternoon By Daire Walsh FACING arch rivals Munster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final for the second year in succession, they delivered an impressive … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 154: The Kildare Nationalist – May 7 2019

RUGBY Leinster ready for another tilt at Europe’s top prize By Daire Walsh IT is destination St James’ Park for Leinster on Saturday evening as they look to preserve their perfect record in European finals against formidable English Premiership outfit … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 153: The Kildare Nationalist – April 30 2019

RUGBY COLUMN – APRIL 30 By Daire Walsh A LEINSTER side containing a sizeable Kildare contingent were on the receiving end of a narrow defeat to Ulster in the final round of the Guinness PRO14 regular season at Kingspan Stadium … Continue reading

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