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Rugby Column Number 151: The Kildare Nationalist – April 16 2019

RUGBY Leinster slip to third successive Pro14 game without a win By Daire Walsh ON a weekend when all four Irish teams confirmed their places in the Guinness PRO14 knockout rounds, Leinster fell to a comprehensive 39-24 home defeat at … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 150: The Kildare Nationalist – April 9 2019

RUGBY Leinster held at home by Benetton By Daire Walsh ILIESA Ratuva Tavuyara grabbed a stoppage-time try for Benetton at the RDS on Saturday evening to deny Leinster victory in a pulsating Guinness PRO14 encounter. Already assured of a home … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 149: The Kildare Nationalist – April 2 2019

RUGBY COLUMN – APRIL 2 By Daire Walsh KILL’S Adam Byrne grabbed a second-half try at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday to help Leinster survive a huge test from Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-final. Moments after Jacob Stockdale failed … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 148: The Kildare Nationalist – March 19 2019

RUGBY COLUMN – MARCH 19 By Daire Walsh ON a mixed weekend for Irish rugby overall, Athy RFC were provided with a reason to be cheerful at Colwyn Park on Friday evening. Local boy Martin Moloney had been a mainstay … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 147: The Kildare Nationalist – March 12 2019

RUGBY COLUMN – MARCH 12 By Daire Walsh Ireland kept their Six Nations Championship hopes on track with a bonus-point victory over France at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Following patchy displays in back-to-back successes against Scotland and Italy … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 146: The Kildare Nationalist – March 5 2019

RUGBY COLUMN – MARCH 5 Byrne among the tries again By Daire Walsh KILL’S Adam Byrne was amongst the try-scorers in Leinster’s 19-7 Guinness PRO14 victory over the Toyota Cheetahs at the RDS on Friday night. This latest triumph – … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 145: The Kildare Nationalist – February 12 2019

RUGBY Perfect weekend for Irish rugby By Daire Walsh IT proved to be a perfect weekend for Irish teams at home and abroad, with all four representative outfits securing victories over Scottish counterparts. Whereas the senior men and women sides … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 144: The Kildare Nationalist – February 5 2019

RUGBY Moloney plays his part in thrilling U20 win but it’s disappointment at the Aviva for Schmidt’s seniors By Daire Walsh IRELAND were brought down to earth at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after they fell to a 32-20 … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 143: The Kildare Nationalist – January 29 2019

RUGBY Leinster pulling clear of all the rest in Pro14 table By Daire Walsh Leinster moved an astonishing 21 points clear at the summit of the Guinness PRO14 Conference B table with a nail-biting win over Scarlets at the RDS … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 142: The Kildare Nationalist – January 22 2019

RUGBY Leinster set up home quarter-final tie with Ulster By Daire Walsh IT proved to be another ground-breaking weekend for Irish rugby, with all four provinces reaching the knockout rounds of European rugby for the time in the same season. … Continue reading

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