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Rugby Column Number 167: The Kildare Nationalist – October 8 2019

RUGBY Questions over Ireland while Leinster maintain winning start By Daire Walsh IRELAND got their Rugby World Cup campaign back on track to some degree at Kobe’s Misaki Park Stadium last Saturday, but questions still remain as the quarter-finals of … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 166: The Kildare Nationalist – October 1 2019

RUGBY Carbery’s World Cup debut is one to forget as Ireland fall to shock defeat By Daire Walsh IRELAND’S Rugby World Cup campaign hit the skids at Shizuoka Stadium in Fukuroi on Saturday as they fell to a shock Pool … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 165: The Kildare Nationalist – September 24 2019

RUGBY Beirne plays a part as Ireland win big in Japan By Daire Walsh EADESTOWN’S Tadhg Beirne appeared off the bench at the International Stadium in Yokohama on Sunday as Ireland began their World Cup campaign in flying fashion. Long … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 164: The Kildare Nationalist – September 10 2019

RUGBY Ireland wrap up World Cup preparations as Schmidt and Best say goodbye to Aviva By Daire Walsh JOE Schmidt and Rory Best received fitting Aviva Stadium send-offs on Saturday afternoon as Ireland defeated Wales for a second consecutive weekend … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 163: The Kildare Nationalist – September 3 2019

RUGBY Beirne cements World Cup place as Ireland return to winning ways – while Jenny Murphy returns from horror injury By Daire Walsh FOLLOWING the ignominy of a 57-15 drubbing at the hands in England in Twickenham Stadium on the … Continue reading

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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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