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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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Rugby Column Number 132: The Kildare Nationalist – November 20 2018

RUGBY Famous win places Ireland in good stead for build up to World Cup By Daire Walsh THE Ireland men’s side produced another extraordinary display at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening to defeat New Zealand for the just the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 131: The Kildare Nationalist – November 13 2018

RUGBY Unconvincing Ireland need to improve ahead of All-Blacks test By Daire Walsh AHEAD of a mouthwatering encounter with world champions New Zealand in the same venue, Ireland recorded a 28-17 victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 130: The Kildare Nationalist – November 6 2018

RUGBY Beirne makes dream first start for Ireland during facile win over Italy By Daire Walsh EADESTOWN’S Tadhg Beirne enjoyed a dream full debut for Ireland at Soldier’s Field, Chicago on Saturday, contributing a brace of tries in a facile … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 129: The Kildare Nationalist – October 30 2018

RUGBY LEINSTER IMPRESS IN ITALIAN OUTING By Daire Walsh KILL natives Adam Byrne and James Tracy were to the fore in Leinster’s comprehensive 31-3 triumph over Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday at Stadio Monigo. While there was … Continue reading

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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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