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Rugby Column Number 108: The Kildare Nationalist – February 20 2018

RUGBY Byrne returns as Leinster move to the top of PRO14 table By Daire Walsh COURTESY of a 20-13 win against the Welsh outfit at the RDS on Saturday afternoon, Leinster moved to the summit of the Guinness PRO14 Conference … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 107: The Kildare Nationalist – February 13 2018

RUGBY Carbery returns as Ireland cruise to victory By Daire Walsh ATHY’S Joey Carbery made his belated Six Nations bow on Saturday afternoon at the Aviva Stadium, where Ireland maintained their push for a Grand Slam title in a comfortable … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 106: The Kildare Nationalist – February 6 2018

RUGBY Sexton delivers magical moment in Paris By Daire Walsh JONATHAN Sexton produced a moment of sheer magic at Stade de France on Saturday to keep Ireland’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive heading into round two. Joe Schmidt’s side … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 105: The Kildare Nationalist – January 23 2018

RUGBY Carbery returns as Leinster complete clean sweep of victories By Daire Walsh IT was another profitable weekend in the European Rugby Champions Cup for Leinster, whose 23-14 success over Montpellier helped them to finish with a perfect winning record … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 104: The Kildare Nationalist – January 16 2018

RUGBY Leinster look every inch European contenders after demolition of Glasgow Warriors By Daire Walsh LEINSTER produced another serious statement of intent against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Sunday afternoon, and also became the first team to book a … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 103: The Kildare Nationalist – January 9 2018

RUGBY COLUMN Blues dominant over disappointing Ulster By Daire Walsh Two tries from Suncroft’s Fergus McFadden helped Leinster to continue their memorable start to 2018 at the RDS on Saturday evening, when they had 31 points to spare (38-7) over … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 102: The Kildare Nationalist – January 3 2018

RUGBY Profitable festive period for Leinster By Daire Walsh THE festive period proved to be a fruitful for Leinster, who tightened their grip on the play-off spots in the Guinness PRO14 with interprovincial victories over Munster and Connacht. With 10 … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 101: The Kildare Nationalist – December 19 2017

RUGBY Leinster grind out hard fought win over Exeter Chiefs By Daire Walsh THEY didn’t have it all their own way at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but Leinster eventually saw off the challenge of Exeter Chiefs to leave … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 100: The Kildare Nationalist – December 5 2017

RUGBY COLUMN – DECEMBER 5 2017 By Daire Walsh James Lowe enjoyed a debut to remember on Saturday afternoon last, when Leinster secured a comprehensive bonus-point victory over Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO14. With 25 tries from 52 appearances … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 99: The Kildare Nationalist – November 21 2017

RUGBY Carbery’s injury mars Irish win By Daire Walsh IRELAND survived a scare at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening, when a 73rd-minute Ian Keatley penalty helped them to record a narrow 23-20 success over Fiji in the Guinness Series. … Continue reading

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