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Rugby Column Number 128: The Kildare Nationalist – October 16 2018

RUGBY Wasps stung by Leinster demolition By Daire Walsh LEINSTER sent out a warning to all and sundry at the RDS on Friday evening – registering a stunning 52-3 triumph over Wasps in their opening game of the new Heineken … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 127: The Kildare Nationalist – October 9 2018

RUGBY COLUMN – OCTOBER 9 Leinster prove unbeatable at Aviva again By Daire Walsh IN front of a crowd of 50,120 at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, Leinster moved five points clear at the summit of the Guinness PRO14 … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 126: The Kildare Nationalist – October 2 2018

RUGBY Classy Carbery leads the way in Munster romp By Daire Walsh ATHY native Joey Carbery marked his first Thomond Park start in considerable style on Saturday evening – earning the man-of-the-match award in Munster’s 64-7 demolition of Ulster in … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 125: The Kildare Nationalist – September 25 2018

RUGBY McFadden sets Leinster on the way to victory By Daire Walsh Suncroft’s Fergus McFadden grabbed his second try of the 2018/19 season on Saturday evening at the RDS, where Leinster recorded a comprehensive 31-7 victory against Edinburgh in the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 124: The Kildare Nationalist – September 18 2018

RUGBY Carbery wasting no time in making his mark at Munster By Daire Walsh ATHY’S Joey Carbery enjoyed a dream first start for Munster at Irish Independent Park (formerly Musgrave Park) last Friday evening, as he contributed 15 points in … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 123: The Kildare Nationalist – September 11 2018

Reversal of fortunes for Kildare’s rugby stars By Daire Walsh THERE was a reversal of fortunes for Kildare’s contingent in the Guinness PRO14 Championship as the second round of the competition took place this weekend. After tasting defeat to Glasgow … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 122: The Kildare Nationalist – 4 September 2018

Contrasting fortunes for Kildare players on provincial duty RUGBY By Daire Walsh IT was a winning start to the new Guinness PRO14 season for Leinster on Friday night as they emerged from a high-encountered against Cardiff Blues with one point … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 121: The Kildare Nationalist – August 14 2018

RUGBY – LEINSTER PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY Big season ahead for Lilywhite quartet By Daire Walsh Kill’s James Tracy was amongst the try-scorers in France on Friday night as Leinster kick-started their 2018/19 pre-season campaign with a narrow 18-17 victory over Pro … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 120: The Kildare Nationalist – July 24 2018

RUGBY Kildare duo play key roles in successful Irish team By Daire Walsh A frantic weekend at the Sevens World Cup in AT & T Park, San Francisco ended on a high for Ireland in the form of a magnificent … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 119: The Kildare Nationalist – July 17 2018

RUGBY COLUMN – JULY 17 By Daire Walsh IT promises to be a hectic weekend for Kildare duo Billy Dardis and Jimmy O’Brien – who have been selected in the Ireland men’s squad for the Rugby World Cup sevens at … Continue reading

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