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Rugby Column Number 93: The Kildare Nationalist – October 3 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 03 By Daire Walsh Leinster returned to winning ways at the RDS last Friday evening, as they secured a hard-earned 21-13 win over Edinburgh in their second Guinness PRO14 home encounter of the new campaign. The … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 92: The Kildare Nationalist – September 26 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 26 By Daire Walsh THERE was disappointment for Leinster at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein last Friday evening as, despite the best efforts of Barry Daly, they came out on the wrong side of the result … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 91: The Kildare Nationalist – September 19 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 19 By Daire Walsh At the end of a week where off-field issues dominated the headlines, Leinster continued their winning start to life in the Guinness PRO14 with a comfortable 31-10 triumph over the Southern Kings … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 90: The Kildare Nationalist – September 12 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – SEPTEMBER 12 By Daire Walsh Leinster continued their winning start to the new Guinness PRO14 against Cardiff Blues at the RDS last Friday evening, when they had 28 points to spare (37-9) over the Welsh outfit. The … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 89: The Kildare Nationalist – August 29 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – AUGUST 29 By Daire Walsh IT was another week to forget for the Ireland women’s rugby team, as their home World Cup ended with another brace of crushing defeats. A pool stage defeat to France on August … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 88: The Kildare Nationalist – August 22 2017

RUGBY Murphy and Ireland’s World Cup dreams ended at the hands of France By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a disappointing week for Jenny Murphy and the Ireland women’s rugby team, as their World Cup dreams were ended by … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 87: The Kildare Nationalist – August 15 2017

RUGBY Ireland unconvincing in early World Cup victories By Daire Walsh IT’S a case of a lot done, more to do for Ireland in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, after they secured narrow victories over Australia and Japan in Pool … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 86: The Kildare Nationalist – August 1 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – AUGUST 1 By Daire Walsh AUGUST is set to be a busy month for Kilcullen’s Jenny Murphy, after she was named in a 28-strong Ireland squad for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup. This will be the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 85: The Kildare Nationalist – July 18 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – JULY 18 By Daire Walsh IT was a memorable weekend for the Kildare triumvirate of Billy Dardis, Jimmy O’Brien and Fionn Carr, who were part of the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad that secured their place in next … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 84: The Kildare Nationalist – July 11 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – JULY 11 By Daire Walsh THERE were mixed emotions at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, as the British & Irish Lions encountered their first drawn series in the professional era. With one win each under their belts, … Continue reading

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